Rebecca J. Wehrmann

Rebecca J. Wehrmann

Undergraduate Student
(July 2010-May 2012)

B.S. Chemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology (double major), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2012


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Brief Biography

Rebecca Wehrmann was an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, double majoring in both Chemistry and in Molecular & Cellular Biology. Her undergraduate research was in the lab of Prof. Scott K. Silverman. After graduation, she joined Teach for America to teach high school science in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Research Interests

In my research project, I used in vitro selection to identify new deoxyribozymes for the site-specific hydrolysis of DNA, specifically considering the pH dependence of the catalytic activity.

  • "Establishing Broad Generality of DNA Catalysts for Site-Specific Hydrolysis of Single-Stranded DNA", Y. Xiao, R. J. Wehrmann, N. A. Ibrahim, and S. K. Silverman, Nucleic Acids Res. 2012, 40, 1778-1786. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry]