Graduate student, GMB curriculum

Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, School of Medicine

2019 May –

Funding in the lab

2023 – 2025. NIH – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI-NIH), F31 predoctoral fellowship

2023 -2024. Partial funding from Dissertation Completion Fellowship, The Graduate School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2020 – 2023. National Science Foundation (NSF) predoctoral fellowship (NSF-GRFP)

2019 – 2020. MiBio (Mechanistic, interdisciplinary studies of biological systems) T32 training program (NIH-NIGMS)

Contact information

6330 Medical Biomolecular Research Building

111 Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: 919-962-6290



B.Sc., Microbiology. University of Pittsburgh 2014-2018


  • Gentile GM#, Gamarra J#, Engels N#, Blue RE#, Hoerr I, Wiedner HJ, Hinkle ER, Cote JL, Leverence E, Mills A, Herring L, Tan X, Giudice J. (2022). The synaptosome-associated protein 23 (SNAP23) is necessary for proper myogenesis. FASEB Journal. 36 (8): e22441. doi: 10.1096/fj.202101627RR. # co-first authors.
  • Carper MB, Goel S, Zhang AM, Damrauer JS, Cohen S, Zimmerman MP, Gentile GM, Parag-Sharma K, Murphy RM, Sato K, Nickel KP, Kimple RJ, Yarbrough WG, Amelio AL. (2022). Activation of the CREB Coactivator CRTC2 by aberrant mitogen signaling promotes oncogenic functions in HPV16 positive head and neck cancer. Neoplasia, 100799. doi: 10.1016/j.neo.2022.100799.
  • Hinkle ER#, Wiedner HJ#, Torres E, Jackson M, Black AJ, Blue RE, Harris SE, Guzman BB, Gentile GM, Lee EY, Tsai Y-H , Parker J, Dominguez D, Giudice J. (2022). Alternative splicing regulation of membrane trafficking genes during myogenesis. RNA, 28 (4): 523-540. # co-first authors.
  • Hinkle ER#, Essader TO#, Gentile GM, Giudice J. (2021). ViaFuse: Fiji macros to calculate skeletal muscle cell viability and fusion index. Skeletal Muscle, 11 (1): 28. doi: 10.1186/s13395-021-00284-3. # co-first authors.
  • Gentile GM, Wetzel KS, Dedrick RM, Montgomery MT, Garlena RA, Jacobs-Sera D, Hatfull GF. (2019) More evidence of collusion: a new prophage-mediated viral defense system encoded by mycobacteriophage Sbash. MBio, 10 (2). pii: e00196-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00196-19.
  • Armstrong RL, Penke TJR, Chao SK, Gentile GM, Strahl BD, Matera AG, McKay DJ, Duronio RJ. (2019) H3K9 promotes under-replication of pericentromeric heterochromatin in Drosophila salivary gland Polytene Chromosomes. Genes (Basel), 10 (2). pii: E93. doi: 10.3390/genes10020093.
  • Pope WH, Carbonara ME, Cioffi HM, Cruz T, Dang BQ, Doyle AN, Fan OH, Gallagher M, Gentile GM, German BA, Farrell ME, Gerwig M, Hunter KL, Lefever VE, Marfisi NA, McDonnell JE, Monga JK, Quiroz KG, Pong AC, Rimple PA, Situ M, Sohnen PC, Stockinger AN, Thompson PK, Torchio NM, Toner CL, Ulbrich MC, Vohra NI, Zakir A, Adkins NL, Brown BR, Churilla BM, Kramer ZJ, Lapin JS, Montgomery MT, Prout AK, Grubb SR, Warner MH, Bowman CA, Russell DA, Hatfull GF. (2015) Genome sequences of mycobacteriophages AlanGrant, Baee, Corofin, OrangeOswald, and Vincenzo, new members of Cluster B. Genome Announc, 3 (3). pii: e00586-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00586-15.

Magazine Article

  • Gentile GM, Wiedner HJ, Hinkle ER, Giudice J. (2020) Alternative splicing provides a broad menu of proteins for cells. The Scientist, 34 (10): 38-43.

Honors and awards

  • NIH – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI-NIH), F31 predoctoral fellowship, 2023 – 2025
  • The Graduate School, UNC-Chapel Hill, Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2023 – 2024
  • RNA Society Annual Meeting 2022, abstract selected for a platform oral presentation, 6/2022
  • RNA Society Annual Meeting 2022, travel award, 6/2022
  • Genetics Society of America (GSA). GENETICS Peer Review Training Program, 2022
  • CSHL meeting “Eukaryotic mRNA processing”, abstract selected for a platform oral presentation, 8/2021
  • Experimental Biology Annual Meeting 2021. Travel award, 4/2021
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), predoctoral fellowship (NSF-GRFP), 2020 – 2023
  • MiBio (Mechanistic, interdisciplinary studies of biological systems) T32 training program (NIH-NIGMS), 2019 – 2020
  • University of Pittsburgh, Biological Sciences Departmental Honors, 2018
  • University of Pittsburgh, Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, 2018
  • University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Norman H. Horowitz Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2017-2018
  • University of Pittsburgh, OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2017
  • University of Pittsburgh, Mentor/Mentee Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2016
  • University of Pittsburgh, Academic Merit Scholarship, 2014-2018

Research experience

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Graham Hatfull’s laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 01/2016-06/2018

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