People

Leadership and Staff

The Jenkins Biophysics Program is taught by our outstanding biophysics faculty, but some of our faculty and staff specifically support the Jenkins Program.

Doug Barrick

Doug Barrick

Thomas C. Jenkins Professor in Biophysics and Chair

Greg Bowman

Gregory Bowman

Professor and Director of the Jenkins Graduate Program

Nicole Goode

Nicole Goode

Graduate Program Coordinator

Jessica Appel

Jessica Appel

Administrative Manager

Training Faculty

Students

Indy Badvaram

Indy Badvaram

Year: 5

Lab: Camley Lab

Research Interests: Using models of fluctuating membranes to investigate the physical properties that influence a protein’s ability to sense membrane curvatures


Yuan Lou

Yuan Lou

Year: 5

Lab: Woodson Lab

Research Interests: Characterization of gene regulation by ribozyme during transcription


Ting-Wei Liao

Ting-Wei Liao

Year: 5

Lab: Ha Lab

Research Interests:


Anson Dang

Anson Dang

Year: 4

Lab: Fleming Lab

Research Interests: Characterization of membrane and periplasmic proteins


Tom Zhang

Tom Zhang

Year: 4

Lab: Garcia-Moreno Lab

Research Interests: Characterizing the conformational and thermodynamic consequences of buried acidic residues and buried ion-pairs in proteins


Wilson Sun

Wilson Sun

Year: 4

Lab: Woodson Lab

Research Interests: Identifying factors that determine the efficiency of co-transcriptional assembly of ribosome


Yingda Ge

Yingda Ge

Year: 4

Lab: Myong Lab

Research Interests: Using smFRET to characterize the interactions between RNA and RNA binding proteins during the process of liquid-liquid phase separation


Lucas Shen

Lucas Shen

Year: 4

Lab: Fleming Lab

Research Interests: Chaperone function and membrane protein folding


Adip Jhaveri

Adip Jhaveri

Year: 3

Lab: Johnson Lab

Research Interests: Quantifying protein-protein interactions using MD simulations


Soumya Behera

Soumya Prakash Behera

Year: 3

Lab: Barrick Lab

Research Interests: Characterizing structure and dynamics in Notch transcription factor (CSL) and repeat proteins using NMR spectroscopy


Sushil Pangeni

Sushil Pangeni

Year: 3

Lab: Ha Lab

Research Interests: Understanding the interaction of Replication proteins with DNA using single molecule fluorescence


Meera Joshi

Meera Joshi

Year: 3

Lab: Myong Lab

Research Interests: How G-Quadruplexes, a nucleic acid secondary structure, can affect translation processes


Mankun Sang

Mankun Sang

Year: 3

Lab: Johnson Lab

Research Interests: Building a one-dimensional reaction-diffusion simulation tool


Qilan Wei

Qilan Wei

Year: 3

Lab: Woodson Lab

Research Interests: The impact of nucleoside modifications on ribosome assembly


Iryna Chelepis

Iryna Chelepis

Year: 2

Lab: Bowman Lab

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of chromatin remodelers


Jingzhou Hao

Jingzhou Hao

Year: 2

Lab: Ha Lab

Research Interests: Reconstituting nucleosomes with an in-vivo DNA sequence and evaluating dynamics of nucleosome wrapped in the in-vivo sequence 


Jimin Kang

Jimin Kang

Year: 2

Lab: Ha Lab

Research Interests: Developing sequencing techniques and analyzing sequencing data


Tiantian Shang

Tiantian Shang

Year: 2

Lab: Ha Lab

Research Interests: Engineering an optically controllable helicase through high through-put methods


Sunghyun Cho

Sunghyun Cho

Year: 1

Lab: Currently completing coursework & rotations

Research Interests:


Gabriel

Gabriel Jiménez Avalos

Year: 1

Lab: Currently completing coursework & rotations

Research Interests:


Richard Yang

Richard Yang

Year: 1

Lab: Currently completing coursework & rotations

Research Interests: