Iryna Chelepis

Iryna Chelepis

Research: Self-Regulatory Mechanisms of the Chd1 Remodeler on the Nucleosome

Hello there! My name is Iryna and I’m from Ukraine. I did my undergrad in Biotechnology and Chemistry at Utah Valley University. After undergrad, I worked for National Jewish Health in Denver for a couple of years, studying alveolar regeneration in humans and mice. Since I was first introduced to biology in middle school, I have been captivated by the subject. The intricate and delicate interactions between the molecules that maintain the metastable balance of life are truly fascinating to me. My inquisitive nature led me to pursue a Ph.D. in Biophysics, and I am currently a fourth-year student in Dr. Greg Bowman’s lab. Here, I am investigating the self-regulatory mechanisms of the Chd1 remodeler on the nucleosome using single-molecule tools, such as TIRF (Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence) microscopy. When I am not immersed in scientific research, I enjoy reading classic fantasy novels, camping, and playing with my dog, Gibbs, who has a lot of free energy!