Click in each member’s name to know more about him/her

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Jimena Giudice, Ph.D.

2016 March –


 LAB MANAGER
Eric Blue, M.Sc.

2016 May –


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Adam J. Black, Ph.D.

2018 January –


 GRADUATE STUDENTS
Emma R. Hinkle, B.Sc., B.A.

GMB curriculum

2018 February –

Hannah J. Wiedner, B.Sc.

GMB curriculum

2018 May –

Gabrielle M. Gentile, B.Sc.

GMB curriculum

2019 May –


 POSTBAC – PREP SCHOLAR
Nicole River-Espinal, B.Sc.

2019 July  –


 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Tasneem Essader

Taking BMME 295

2019 May –

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Hannah E. Cafaro

Taking BIOL 395 and honors thesis

2018 August –


PREVIOUS LAB MEMBERS
Postbac scholars

Jennifer Gamarra.  7/2018 – 5/2019. Current position: Graduate student Columbia University

Publications:

  1. Black AJ, Gamarra JR, Giudice J. (2019). More than a messenger: alternative splicing as a therapeutic target. BBA – Gene Regulatory Mechanisms, 1862 (11-12): 194395. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2019.06.006.

Honors and awards while in the lab:

  1. Experimental Biology Meeting, abstract selected for a platform presentation, Orlando, 4/2019
  2. Women in Sciences Symposium, poster award, Chapel Hill, 4/2019
  3. ABRCMS 2018, outstanding poster award, Indianapolis, 11/2018

Ennessa Curry. 7/2017 – 5/2018. Current position: Graduate student UNC Chapel Hill

Publications:

  1. Blue RE, Curry EG#, Engels NM#, Lee EY, Giudice J. (2018). How alternative splicing affects membrane trafficking. Journal of Cell Science 131 (10): pii: jcs216465. [#equal contribution]
  2. Smith JA#, Curry EG#, Blue RE#, Roden C, Dundon SER, Rodriguez-Vargas A, Jordan DC, Chen X, Lyons SM, Crutchley J, Anderson P, Horb M, Gladfelter AS*, Giudice J*. (2020). FXR1 splicing is important for muscle development and biomolecular condensates in muscle cells. Journal of Cell Biology, 219 (4): e201911129. Link
Undergraduate students

Elise King. 9/2019 – 4/2020.

Micaela Jackson.  5/2018 – 6/2019.

Eddie Torres.  5/2018 – 6/2019. Present position: Ph.D. student at University of Georgia.

Isabel Hoerr.  1/2017 – 5/2019. Present position: Marketing Coordinator North America at VOCO America Inc.

Xiaomin (Becky) Chen. 9/2016 – 5/2019. Present position: Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital

Publications:

  1. Smith JA#, Curry EG#, Blue RE#, Roden C, Dundon SER, Rodriguez-Vargas A, Jordan DC, Chen X, Lyons SM, Crutchley J, Anderson P, Horb M, Gladfelter AS*, Giudice J*. (2020). FXR1 splicing is important for muscle development and biomolecular condensates in muscle cells. Journal of Cell Biology, 219 (4): e201911129. Link

Jacquelyn N. Davi. 8/2017 – 5/2019.

Jessica Harrison. 8/2017 – 5/2018. Present position: Graduate student at Washington University at St. Louis

Marvin Meza Jarquin. 8/2017 – 5/2018. Present position: Research Assistant in Dr. Lori O’Brien’s lab at UNC-Chapel Hill

James Alex Lothspeich. 8/2016 – 5/2017. Next position: undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill

Susan Ngo. 10/2016 – 8/2017. Present position: graduate student at the School of Pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill

Mazin Nohur Ahmed. 1/2017 – 5/2017.

Research technicians

Nichlas Engels. 1/2017 – 6/2019. Present position: Ph.D. Student at University of Arizona

Publications:

  1. Blue RE, Curry EG#, Engels NM#, Lee EY, Giudice J. (2018). How alternative splicing affects membrane trafficking. Journal of Cell Science 131 (10): pii: jcs216465. [#equal contribution]
  2. Blue RE, Koushik A, Engels NM, Wiedner HJ, Cooper TA, Giudice J. (2018). Modulation of alternative splicing of trafficking genes by genome editing reveals functional consequences in muscle biology. International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology  pii: S1357-2725(18)30227-9. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2018.10.004.

Eunice Y. Lee. 8/2016 – 6/2018. Present position: Student at Duke’s Accelerated Bachelors in Nursing Program.

Publications:

  1. Blue RE, Curry EG#, Engels NM#, Lee EY, Giudice J. (2018). How alternative splicing affects membrane trafficking. Journal of Cell Science 131 (10): pii: jcs216465. [#equal contribution]
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