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Team


Back row: Chelius, Doan, Ogungbesan, Moorman, Beckman, Gracey, Huso, Marten. Middle row: Garant, Vonderhorst, Cavin, Welch, Maygers, Marten. Front row: Huber, Hasan, Galen, Lawson, Chang, Purohit.

Current Team Members

Dr. Mark R. Marten, Principal Investigator
Dr. Mike Garant, Assistant Research Scientist

Cindy Chelius, PhD Student
Walker Huso, PhD Student
Alexandar Doan, BS/MS Student
Kelsi Lawson, BS/MS Student

Bradley Beckman, Undergraduate student
Olivia Fowler, Undergraduate student
Emily Galen , Undergraduate student
Ward Gracey, Undergraduate student
Asmaa Hasan, Undergraduate student
Samantha Maygers, Undergraduate student
Raj Purohit, Undergraduate student
Courtney Cavin, Undergraduate student
Chris Chang, Undergraduate student
Erin Huber, Undergraduate student
Kathryn Moormann, Undergraduate student
Olu Ogungbesan, Undergraduate student
Ryland Spence, Undergraduate student
Ellie Vonderhorst, Undergraduate student
Halle Welch, Undergraduate student

Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Liliane Ribeiro
Dr. Bill Moss
Dr. Haoyu Si
Dr. Nazrul Islam
Dr. M.P. Nandakumar

Graduate Students

Karthik Boppidi, PhD 2018
“Insights Into The Protein Secretory Pathway In Filamentous Fungi Using Both Random And Gene-Specific Mutational Approaches”

Nikhil Ramsubramaniam, PhD 2014
“Novel proteomic tools to understand fungal cell wall development and repair”

Bill Moss, PhD 2013
“Proteomic Analysis of Aspergillus Nidulans During Autophagy and the Role of Autophagy Genes Anatg13 and Anatg8.”

Marten, Bill Moss & his new daughter (2017)

Usha Srepathineni, MS 2011
Effect of autophagy related genes on fungal cell-wall material properties

John Kim, PhD 2008
Use of proteomic analysis to study autophagy in filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans.

L to R: Jin-Ho Seo advised Mark Marten who advised John Kim. At the Nov 2017 AIChE National Meeting

Limng Zhao, PhD 2008
Surface Structures and Mechanical Properties of Model Fungus Aspergillus nidulans”

Judith Pollack, PhD 2008
“Study of the morphology and physiology of filamentous fungi during nutrient starvation using the parallel plate flow chamber.”

Zebulon Jones, MS May 2008
Effect of rapamycin on A. nidulans resistance to fragmentation”

Babu Raman, PhD 2005
“Proteome Analysis to Evaluate Physiological Changes in Escherichia coli under Conditions Relevant in Large-Scale Bioprocesses”

Vignesh Muthuvijayan, MS 2004
“Functional Genomic Analysis of Nutrient Signal Transduction and Response Mechanisms in Micro-organisms”

Swapnil Bhargava, PhD 2003
Effect of Pulse addition of Limiting Carbon Source on Fed-Batch Fermentation of Aspergillus Oryzae: Morphology, Rheology and Productivity.”

Jie Shen, MS Aug. 2002
Proteome Analysis of Heat-Shock Induced Proteins in the Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus oryzae

Zheng Jian (ZJ) Li, PhD 2000
Fungal Morphology and Fragmentation in Production Scale Fermentations

Teri Shanklin, MS, 1999
Application of Process Simulation Software to an Industrial Biotechnology Process

Undergraduate Students

Alexis Ramsey, Characterization of Nrc2,  2015-2018
Jessica Ramsey, Characterization of Nrc2,  2015-2018
Avvim Funtanilla, Morphological development in A. nidulans, 2016-2018
Dorra Benmohamed, Morphological development in A. nidulans, 2016-2018
Ethan Ericta, Morphological development in A. nidulans, 2016-2018
Donnel Thomas, Morphological development in A. nidulans, 2015-2018
Simin Hossain, A. nidulans expression of antimicrobial proteins, 2016-2017
Sidney Nelson, A. nidulans morphology, 2016-2017
John Ruth Screening A. nidulans mutants & fermentation, 9/13-2015
Pranesh Navarathna Screening A. nidulans mutants & fermentation, 2013-2015
Nisha Naik Molecular biology of Aspergillus species, 11/13-2015
Derrick (Cody) Grove Molecular biology of Aspergillus species, 01/15-2015
Sara Arussy Improved image analysis methods for assessing fungal morphology, 2012-2015.
Elise Adamson Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants 9/13–12/13.
Skylar Dewees Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants, 9/13 -9/14.
Michael Zhan (HS) Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants, 9/13-06/14.
Heather Frank Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants, 9/13-5/14.
Erin Boyle (HS) Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants, 9/13-9/14.
Emily Krause Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants, 9/13-5/14.
Samuel Keating Assessing morphology of A. nidulans morphological mutants; 9/13-9/14.
Sean Kshimetski Developing fermentation protocols for A. nidulans, 9/13-5/14.
Kevin Diep Assessing morphology of A. nidulans morphological mutants, 9/13-5/14.
Anthony Nguyen Assessing morphology of A. nidulans morphological mutants, 9/13-5/15.
Victoria Taylor Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants, 2013-5/15.
Nicholas Rogers Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants, 2013-2014.
Raissa Dantas Screening morphological and secretory A. nidulans mutants, 2013-present.
Ken Foo Assessing morphology of A. nidulans morphological mutants, 2013-2014.
Jim Dittmar Assessing the impact of phosphatase deletions on sensitivity to cell wall interfering compounds in A. nidulans, Summer 2012.
Cheyenne Falat Assessing viability of A. nidulans hyphae, Summer 2011.
LaTonya Simon Sensitivity of A. nidulans deletion mutants to cell wall interfering compounds, Summer 2011.
Pedro Gaifem Portuguese Exchange Student; Study of autophagy induced changes in fungal mycelia, 2011
Mariana Silva Portuguese Exchange Student; Impact of Rapamycin on chronological life span of filamentous fungi, 2011.
Jimmy Kirsch Assessing morphology of autophagy deficient Aspergillus nidulans strains, 2011-2012.
Neveen Faris Assessing morphology of autophagy deficient Aspergillus nidulans strains, Spring 2011
Chris Yankaskas Assessing morphology of autophagy deficient Aspergillus nidulans strains, 2010 to 2013.
Josh Yeboa Increasing Aspergillus nidulans Chronological Lifespan through induced autophagy, Summer 2009
Colleen Courtney Developing an Assay for Screening Mutant of Aspergillus nidulans, 2009-2012.
Amanda Karp Morphology of GFP-atg8 A. nidulans strain, Spring 2009.
Tim Courtney Production of video operating manuals, Protein assays for proteomics, 2007-2009.
Ajay Alkondon Isolation of fungal vacuoles; Protein assay for 2DE, Summers 2006 & 2007.
Agnes Cheung Proteomics of E. coli, 2001-2003.
Karla Santora Protease zymograms, Summer 2003.
Seth Miller Serum protein biomarkers for breast cancer via 2DE, Summer 2003.
Rich Boyer Proteomic analysis of oxidative stress in fungi, Summers 2002 & 2003.
Cindy Lee Proteomic analysis of Staphylococcus aureus, Summer 2000.
Osigwe Esue Rheology of fungal broth, 2000-2001.
Allen Bosley Isolation of fungal cell walls, Summer 2000.
James Moshi Isolation of fungal cell walls, Summer 2000.