Auguste Dutcher


Genetics Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor: Audrey Gasch


Auguste Dutcher’s research focuses on identifying Ssd1-medicated processes via a comprehensive screen of genetic interactions. Ssd1, a pleiotropic RNA binding protein, has been found by the lab to enable wild yeast to tolerate extra chromsomes.

Namita Khajanchi

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor: Krishana Saha


Namita Khajanchi’s research is focused on controlling nuclease degradation to reduce off-target activity of CRISPR/Cas editors.

Jaime Cordova

Genetics Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor: Nicole Perna


Jaime Cordova’s research uses a large-scale multi-omic approach to advance the understanding of metabolic and regulatory networks involved with the response to oxygen availability beyond the current knowledge from E. coli K- 12. Additionally, this will allow us to further understand the evolution of the response to oxygen.

Luis Haddock-Soto

Cellular & Molecular Biology Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor: Thomas Friedrich


Luis Haddock-Soto’s research uses cellular and genomic approaches to analyze how pre-existing dengue virus specific antibody repertoires affect the development of responses to Zika virus.