Program fellows

The program was formed and is led by Jay Hesselberth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Currently the program has four fellows:

  1. Kent Riemondy, Ph.D. did thesis work at the University of Colorado Boulder with Rui Yi studying the role of miRNA biogenesis and targeting in skin. Kent has been in the program for 2.75 years.

  2. Austin Gillen, Ph.D. did thesis work at Northwestern University with Ann Harris studying miRNA regulation of CFTR. Austin has been in the program for 2.12 years.

  3. Rui Fu, Ph.D. did thesis work at the University of California San Diego with Jens Lykke-Andersen studying the mechanism of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. Rui has been in the program for 1.36 years.

  4. Ryan Sheridan, Ph.D. did thesis work at the University of Colorado Anschtuz Medical Campus with David Bentley studying the role of backtracking in RNA Polymerase II proofreading. Ryan joins the program on March 1 2019.