Taylor Laboratory Alums

Graduate Alums

  • Colleen Castro (B.A. 2020, M.A. 2021) – Computationally and Experimentally Determining Inhibitors of Heptosyltransferase I
  • Cody Hecht (B.A. 2018, M.A. 2019) – Quenchers and Excimers: Distance Mapping of Heptosyltransferase I Protein Dynamics
  • Joy Cote (Ph.D. May 2018) – Characterization of HeptosyltransferaseI structure and dynamics
  • Mackenzie Schlosser  (B.A. 2016, M.A. 2017)  – Synthesis of Lignin Depolymerization Probes
  • Kevin Barry (Ph.D. May 2015) – Two stops on the pathway towards lignin utilization: A story of synthesis and enzymology
  • Daniel Czyzyk (Ph.D. Oct 2014) – Escherichia coli Heptosyltransferease I: Exploration of Kinetics and Dynamics of a GT-B enzyme
  • Noreen Nkosana (B.A. 2011, M.A. 2013) – Synthesis of Simplified Lipid-A Analogues as Hypothetical Substrates of Heptosyltransferase I
  • Ann-Marie Illsley (B.A. 2010, M.A. 2013) – For the Love of Lignin: Six Catabolic Enzymes from S. paucimobilis SYK-6
  • Ling Xie (M.A. 2013) – Cloning and Characterization of New Protocatechuate Dioxygenase (PCAD) superfamily members

Senior Thesis Honors Recipients

  • Hanna Morales Hernández (B.A. ’17) – Syntheses of Fluorinated Trehalose Derivatives to Test Their Impact on Protein Stability
  • Stacy Ndidi Uchendu (B.A. ’17) – Characterizing Protocatechuate Dioxygenase Superfamily Members: DesB Inhibition and Allosterism
  • Zarek Siegel (B.A. ’16) – In silico screening and analysis of small molecule ligands binding to Heptosyltransferase I and the histone acetyltransferase domain of E1A binding protein p300
  • Hanseol Song (B.A. ’15)– Synthesis of 6,6′-dideoxy-6,6′-difluorotrehalose
  • Erin Cohn (B.A. ’15) – Exploring Lignin Degradation: An Investigation of Three Extradiol Dioxygenase Enzymes
  • Cassie Liu (B.A. ’13) – Optimizing the Methods for the Generation of Heptosyltransferase I Substrates
  • Abraham Ngu (B.A. ’13) – Mutant Chronicles: Mutagenesis and Protein Optimization of LigAB Mutants
  • Micheal LeVine (B.A. ’11) – A Conserved Motif in EL4b of NSS Transporters May Control Antidepressant Binding
  • Colleen Carpenter (B.A. ’10) – Characterizing the Lipopolysaccharide of V. cholerae to develop novel drug treatments
  • Agnes Koczo (B.A. ’09) – Vibrio cholerae Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis: Characterization of the WaaF Glycosyltransferase Involved in the Inner Core Construction

Other Mentored Undergraduate Research Students

  • Maya Vaishnaw (B.A. ’21)
  • Kate Luo (B.A.’21)
  • Alvin Wang (B.A.’22)
  • Amy Liu (B.A. ’20)
  • Kate Sundberg (B.A.’20)
  • Mukshud Ahamed (B.A. ’19)
  • Frank Tuchi (B.A. ’19)
  • Shemaiah Clarke (B.A. ’18)
  • Dylan Schick (B.A. ’18)
  • Maya Marshall (B.A. ’18)
  • Luke Davoren (B.A. ’18)
  • Aaron Stone (B.A. ’18)
  • Collin Hitter (B.A. ’18)
  • David Lopez-Wade (B.A. ’18)
  • Levi Huang (B.A. ’18)
  • Keonmin Hwang (B.A. ’16)
  • Trevon Gordon (B.A. ’16)
  • Haley Friedler (B.A. ’15)
  • James Carter (B.A. ’14)
  • Taylor Goodstein (B.A. ’14)
  • Lucas Hansen (B.A. ’14)
  • Julie Hsia (B.A. ’14)
  • Matt Long (B.A. ’14)
  • Manuel Rivera (B.A. ’14)
  • Bennett Sluis (B.A. ’14, co-mentored with Rich Olson)
  • Shu Wang (B.A. ’13, co-mentored with Rich Olson)
  • Alejandra Olvera (B.A. ’12)
  • Molly Deutsch-Feldman (B.A. ’12)
  • Bomani Brown (B.A. ’11)
  • Elisa Shapiro (B.A. ’11, co-mentored with Rich Olson)
  • Eric Walton (B.A. ’11)
  • Jordan Brown (B.A. ’10)
  • Jeffrey Polanco (B.A. ’10)
  • Rebecca Lee (B.A. ’10)
  • Yurie Sekigami (B.A. ’10)
  • Samuel Berman (B.A. ’10)
  • Julie Huang (B.A. ’10)
  • Adam Eldahan (B.A. ’09)
  • Rachel Stemerman (B.A. ’09)