Kasuen received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Barrett Honors
College at Arizona State University. He joined Marco Mangone’s laboratory to
perform his Ph.D. research studying tissue-specific alternative splicing and
microRNA-mediated silencing. His postdoctoral research is examining the
function and regulation of the mir-51 family
of microRNAs as well as the functions of conserved RNA binding proteins.
Karl received a B.S. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill
University in Montreal. He then studied with Hugh Clarke at McGill, conducting
his Ph.D. thesis research on mechanisms of post-transcriptional regulation in
oogenesis. Karl is currently investigating the regulation of maternal
transcripts in C. elegans and developing
novel imaging-based methods to characterize dynamics of microRNA-mediated repression
Bing received her Ph.D. in Biology from Syracuse University where she worked with Eleanor Maine studying the interplay between H3K9 dimethylation, DNA repair and small RNAs in C. elegans. Prior to her graduate work, Bing received her undergraduate degree from Wuhan University in Hubei, China. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Bing is working on defining the microRNA binding sites that are essential for development in C. elegans, taking innovative CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approaches.
Wanjiru is finishing her associate’s degree at Montgomery College before transferring to a four-year college this fall. She is supporting lab operations by preparing nematode growth medium.
Graciela joined the lab through the Colgate University-NIH Study Group in the summer through fall semester of 2022. She worked on generating reagents to understand the function of terminal nucleotidyl transferases in the germline. After graduating from Colgate, she returned to NIH for a post-baccalaureate fellowship in Marc Ghany’s lab.
Bridget was a Ph.D. student through the NIH-Johns Hopkins Graduate Partnership Program in the lab from 2017 to 2022. Previously, she earned her Biochemistry degree from Allegheny College and a Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins. Her Ph.D. project focused on the understanding the how the mir-35 family of microRNAs is regulated. After graduating, she moved on to a position at Glaxo Smith Kline.
Lars graduated from University of Tampa with a degree in Molecular Biology and was a post-baccalaureate research fellow in the lab from 2017-2019. He is currently a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University.