Tania E. Velez

Tania E. "T-Money" Velez

Undergraduate Student
(May 2011-June 2013)

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2013

Email: velez.taniae@gmail.com

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Brief Biography

Tania Velez was an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Biochemistry. She performed undergraduate research with Prof. Scott K. Silverman. After graduation, she entered the Graduate Program in Life Sciences at Northwestern University.

Research Interests

My research in the Silverman Lab examined the importance of random region length on DNA catalysis. I also sought deoxyribozymes that catalyze reactions at lysine side chains.

  • "DNA-Catalyzed Lysine Side Chain Modification", B. M. Brandsen, T. E. Velez, A. Sachdeva, N. A. Ibrahim, and S. K. Silverman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9045-9050. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry]

  • "Systematic Evaluation of the Dependence of Deoxyribozyme Catalysis on Random Region Length", T. E. Velez, J. Singh, Y. Xiao, E. C. Allen, O. Y. Wong, M. Chandra, S. C. Kwon, and S. K. Silverman, ACS Comb. Sci. 2012, 14, 680-687. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry]