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Undergraduate Research Alumni

ZOE PETROS

  • December 2015 - May 2017, supervised by Lisa Della Ripa
  • B.S. Biochemistry in 2017
  • Graduate Student at University of Illinois - Chicago, 2017

  • ALEXANDRA LAMTYUGINA

  • May 2015 - December 2016, supervised by Manali Ghosh
  • Chemistry major

  • RYAN RUSSELL

  • May 2013-May 2015, supervised by Marcus Tuttle and Kristin Nuzzio
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2015
  • Graduate student at University of Delaware, 2015.

  • QING YE

  • May 2013-May 2014, supervised by Joseph Courtney

  • DANIEL CONROY

  • May 2012-May 2013, supervised by Kristin Nuzzio and Marcus Tuttle
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2013
  • Graduate student at Ohio State University, 2013.

  • JAE KIM

  • Jan. 2010-May 2012, supervised by Deborah Berthold
  • B.S. Biochemistry in 2012
  • Jae is working as an R&D technician at BISCO Inc., a dental supplies company. He tests composites and adhesives, as well as looking at anti-microbial properties. He is applying to medical school.

  • ARANEE SIVANANTHAN

  • Jan. 2010-May 2012, supervised by Deborah Berthold
  • William T. and Lynn Jackson Scholar Award for her biochemistry-related research thesis project
  • B.S. Molecular and Cell Biology in 2012
  • Aranee is currently finishing up her Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Mount Sinai in New York City. Her project involved testing the effects of a ketogenic diet on tumor progression in a wild type and diabetic mouse model in Dr. Charles Mobbs lab. She is applying to medical school.

  • SHIN LEE

  • Aug. 2009-May 2011, supervised by Deborah Berthold
  • John C. Bailar Award for best senior undergraduate thesis in Chemistry
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2011
  • Medical Student at New York University, 2012

  • LARS RIKARDSEN

  • Aug. 2009-May 2011, supervised by Deborah Berthold
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2011 (R.C. Fusion Award for highest GPA)
  • Robert H. Doremus Scholarship to support his research at the Rienstra group
  • Medical Student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

  • ELLIOTT BREA

  • Aug. 2006-May 2010, supervised by Deborah Berthold
  • B.S. Biochemistry in 2010 with Highest Distinction
  • M.D./Ph.D. Student at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2010

  • GAUTAM SHAH
  • Aug. 2005-May 2009, supervised by Lindsay J. Sperling and Heather L. Frericks Schmidt
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2009
  • Medical Student at University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009

  • BENJAMIN LAHOOD
  • June 2008-May 2009, supervised by John M. Boettcher
  • B.S. Biochemistry in 2009
  • Medical Student at Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011

  • THOMAS CARBERRY
  • Aug. 2008-May 2009, supervised by Lindsay J. Sperling
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2009
  • Teach For America, Jacksonville, FL, 2009

  • REIKA EBISU
  • Jan. 2007-May 2008, supervised by Kathryn D. Kloepper
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2008
  • Pharm.D. student at Minnesota, 2008
  • Pharmacy Resident at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

  • DANIEL LADROR
  • Jan. 2005-May 2008, supervised by Kathryn D. Kloepper
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2008
  • Ph.D. student in Chemistry at University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2008

  • KEVIN HARTMAN
  • Jan. 2005-August 2007, supervised by Kathryn D. Kloepper
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2007
  • Ph.D. student in Chemistry at University of California at Berkeley, 2007

  • VICTORIA JEISY-SCOTT
  • Jan. 2006-Aug. 2006, supervised by Deborah A. Berthold
  • B.S. Biochemistry in 2006
  • Graduate student in Immunology at Emory University , 2006
  • Research Fellow at Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

  • REBECCA MAYRHOFER
  • May 2005-Jul. 2006, supervised by W. Trent Franks and Benjamin J. Wylie
  • B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2006
  • Ph.D. student in Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
  • Researcher, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium

  • KEM A. SOCHACKI (WINTER)
  • Jun. 2004-Aug. 2005, supervised by Kathryn D. Kloepper
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2005
  • Ph.D. student in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2005
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

  • MERIDETH BURKHART
  • Jun. 2004-Jun. 2005, supervised by Heather L. Frericks Schmidt
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2005
  • Ph.D. student in Biochemistry at Northwestern University, 2005
  • Water Quality Chemist at StormTrap LLC, Morris, IL

  • DANIEL T. GRAESSER
  • Jan. 2003-Jul. 2004
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2004
  • C.S. Marvel Award for best undergraduate thesis and research potential
  • Medical student at Washington University, 2004
  • M.D. in Internal Medicine, Kirkland, WA

  • BRIAN G. MONEY
  • Nov. 2002-Jul. 2004
  • B.S. Chemistry in 2004
  • Medical student at Midwestern University, 2004
  • D.O. in Pediatrics, Park Ridge, IL

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    Rienstra Group URA Publications

     

     

    "Structured Regions of alpha-Synuclein Fibrils Include the Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease Mutation Sites", Comellas, G.; Lemkau L.R.; Nieuwkoop A. J.; Kloepper K.D.; Ladror D.T.; Ebisu, R.; Woods, W.; Lipton, A.S.; George, J. M.; Rienstra, C.M. J. Mol. Biol., 2011, 411, 881-895.
    "Backbone 1H, 13C and 15N Resonance Assignments of the Extracellular Domain of Tissue Factor", Boettcher, J. M.; Clay, M. C.; Lahood, B. J.; Morrissey, J. H.; Rienstra, C. M. Biomol. NMR Assign., 2010, 4(2), 183-185.
    "NMR Determination of Protein pKa Values in the Solid State", Frericks Schmidt, H. L.; Shah, G. J.; Sperling, L. J.; Rienstra, C. M. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2010, 1, 1623-1628.
    "Atomic Resolution Protein Structure Determination by Three-Dimensional Transferred Echo Double Resonance Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy", Nieuwkoop, A. J.; Wylie, B. J.; Franks, W. T.; Shah, G. J.; Rienstra C. M. J. Chem. Phys., 2009, 131(9), 095101.
    "Proton-Detected Solid-state NMR of Natural Abundance Peptide and Protein Pharmaceuticals", Zhou, D. H.; Shah, G. J.; Mullen, C.; Sandoz, D.; Rienstra, C. M. Angew. Chem. 2009, 48(7), 1253-1256.
    "Membrane-Induced Folding of the cAMP-Regulated Phosphoprotein Endosulfine-α", Boettcher, J. M.; Hartman, K. L.; Ladror, D. T.; Qi, Z.; Woods, W. S.; George, J. M.; Rienstra, C. M. Biochemistry 2008, 47, 13257-12364.
    "Dipole tensor-based refinement for atomic-resolution structure determination of a nanocrystalline protein by solid-state NMR spectroscopy", Franks, W. T.; Wylie, B. J.; Frericks Schmidt, H. L; Nieuwkoop, A. J.; Mayrhofer, R. M.; Shah, G. J.; Graesser, D. T.; Rienstra, C. M. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2008, 105, 4621-4626.
    "Long-range 19F-15N distance measurements in highly-13C,15N-enriched solid proteins with 19F-dephased REDOR shift (FRESH) spectroscopy", Graesser, D. T.; Wylie, B. J.; Nieuwkoop, A. J.; Franks, W. T.; Rienstra, C. M. Magn. Reson. Chem. 2007, 45, S129-S134.
    "1H, 13C and 15N resonance assignment of the cAMP-regulated phosphoprotein endosulfine-alpha in free and micelle-bound states", Boettcher, J. M.; Hartman, K. L.; Ladror, D. T.; Qi Z.; Woods, W. S.; George, J. M.; Rienstra, C. M., Biomol. NMR Assign. 2007, 1, 167-169.
    "Solid-state NMR spectroscopy reveals that water is nonessential to the core structure of alpha-synuclein fibrils", Kloepper, K. D.; Hartman, K. L.; Ladror, D. T.; Rienstra, C. M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2007, 111, 13353-13356.
    "Conformation-specific binding of alpha-synuclein to novel protein partners detected by phage display and NMR spectroscopy", Woods, W. S.; Boettcher, J. M.; Zhou, D. H.; Kloepper, K. D.; Hartman, K. L.; Ladror, D. T.; Qi, Z.; Rienstra, C. M.; George, J. M. J. Biol. Chem. 2007, 282, 34555-34567.
    "Temperature-dependent sensitivity enhancement of solid-state NMR spectra of alpha-synuclein fibrils", Kloepper, K. D.; Zhou, D. H.; Li, Y.; Winter, K. A.; George, J. M.; Rienstra, C. M., J. Biomol. NMR 2007, 39, 197-211.
    "Proton-detected solid-state NMR spectroscopy of fully protonated proteins at 40 kHz magic-angle spinning", Zhou, D. H.; Shah, G.; Cormos, M.; Mullen, C.; Sandoz, D.; Rienstra, C. M., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 11791-11801.
    "Chemical-shift anisotropy measurements of amide and carbonyl resonances in a microcrystalline protein with slow magic-angle spinning NMR spectroscopy", Wylie, B. J.; Sperling, L. J.; Frericks, H. L.; Shah, G. J.; Franks, W. T.; Rienstra, C. M., J. Am. Chem. Soc. (Communication) 2007, 129, 5318-5319.
    "Preparation of alpha-synuclein fibrils for solid-state NMR: Expression, purification and incubation of wild type and mutant forms", Kloepper, K. D.; Woods, W. S.; Winter, K. A.; George, J. M.; Rienstra, C. M., Protein Expr. Purif. 2006, 48, 112-117.
    "Band-selective 13C homonuclear 3D spectroscopy for solid proteins at high field with rotor-synchronized soft pulses", Zhou, D. H.; Kloepper, K. D.; Winter, K. A.; Rienstra, C. M., J. Biomol. NMR 2006, 34, 245-257.
    "Sensitivity and resolution in proton solid-state NMR at intermediate deuteration levels: Quantitative line width analysis and applications to correlation spectroscopy", Zhou, D. H.; Graesser, D. T.; Franks, W. T.; Rienstra, C. M., J. Magn. Reson. 2006, 178, 297-307.
    "Magic-angle spinning solid-state NMR spectroscopy of the β1-immunoglobulin binding domain of protein G (Gβ1): 15N and 13C chemical shift assignments and conformational analysis", Franks, W. T.; Zhou, D. H.; Wylie, B. J.; Money, B. G.; Graesser, D. T.; Frericks, H. L.; Sahota, G.; Rienstra, C. M., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005 127, 12291-12305.
    "Site-specific 13C chemical shift anisotropy measurements in a uniformly-15N,13C-labeled microcrystalline protein by 3D magic-angle spinning NMR spectroscopy", Wylie, B. J.; Franks, W. T.; Graesser, D. T.; Rienstra, C. M., J. Am. Chem. Soc. (Communication) 2005, 127, 11946-11947.