Postdoctoral Associates

Chandrakala Basavannacharya

Chandrakala Basavannacharya, Ph.D.

Email: cbasavannacharya@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Melike Caglayan
Research Focus: Structural and functional characterization of proteins involved in base excision repair pathway. Utilization of these novel therapeutic targets in cancer therapy


Kanchan Gupta

Kanchan Gupta, Ph.D.

Email: gupta.k@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Jianrong Lu
Research Focus:  Characterization of epigenetic regulators of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in tumor progression and therapeutic resistance​


Chongyang Huang

Chongyang Huang, Ph.D.

Email: huang.c@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Joanna Long
Research Focus: NMR based metabolomics and developing dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (dDNP) techniques to broaden the application dDNP as a tool for measuring metabolic flux in vivo.


Lu Li

Lu Li, Ph.D.

Email: luli1@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Mingyi Xie
Research Focus: Function analysis of endogenous human Dicer in microRNA biogenesis.


Rohit Mahar

Rohit Mahar, Ph.D.

Email: rmahar@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Matthew Merritt
Research Focus: Measuring metabolic flux study in the living systems using the advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic techiniques. Using 2H and 1H NMR to measure de novo lipogenesis (DNL) of fatty acids in the liver, applying standard 1H NMR metabolomics methods to study overall metabolic homeostasis in these models.



Faith Scott

 Faith Scott, Ph.D.

Email: faithscott@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Joanna Long
Research Focus: Probe development for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)- enhanced magic angle spinning NMR.  Optimization of DNP enhancement via stable electron radical development and new DNP methods in order to study biomolecular structures.​


Peike Sheng, Ph.D.

Email: peike.sheng@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Mingyi Xie
Research Focus: Explore the mechanisms of alternative miRNA biogenesis pathways and optimize shRNA construct for m7G-capped pre-miRNAs.


Qun Tang

Qun Tang, Ph.D.

Email: tangqun@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Melike Caglayan
Research Focus: Structure-function characterization and elucidation of protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions involved in base excision repair.


Yuzhi Wang

Yuzhi Wang, Ph.D.

Email: wangyuzhi@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Mingyi Xie
Research Focus: Studying the transcription factors-mediated breast cancer tumorigenesis, as well as studying the microRNA processing and the related tumorigenesis.


Zhou

Mingqi Zhou, Ph.D.

Email: mqzhou@ufl.edu
Mentor: Dr. Michael Kladde
Research Focus: Determining the molecular basis of epigenetic changes in DNA methylation and chromatin structure in response to low-dose irradiation in Arabidopsis and Brassica species.