Current Lab Members
Karen Zima-Boulware, B.S.
Research Investigator, Laboratory Manager
Matthew Yousefzadeh, B.S., M.S.
Junya Tomida, B.S., Ph.D.
Kei-ichi Takata, B.S., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Shelley Reh, B.S., M.S.
Senior Research Assistant
Mandira Manandhar, B.S., M.S.
Megan Lowery, B.S.
Research Laboratory Coordinator
Sarita Bhetawal, B.S., M.S.
Research Assistant II
Former Trainees and Lab Members
Predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees listed below were supported by competitive grants to come to our laboratory from NIH Training Grants, the Human Frontiers Science Program, EMBO, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, the University of Pittsburgh Competitive Medical Research Fund, and NRSA Ruth Kirschstein funding from the NIH.
|ICRF, B.S.||Interactions and function of nucleotide excision repair complexes||Assistant Professor, Institut de Recerca Biomedica (IRB) Barcelona, Spain|
|ICRF, B.S.||The XPC-RAD23B complex and nucleotide excision repair of DNA||Medical Writer, Bioscript Stirling Ltd, Macclesfield, UK|
|ICRF, B.S., M.S.||DNA repair defects in ERCC1, ERCC4, and XPF mutants||Senior Research Officer, Cancer Research UK|
|ICRF, B.S.||Proteins involved in human DNA excision repair||Reader (Associate Professor), Department of Biology, University of York, UK|
|University of Pittsburgh, B.S.||Function of Rev3L||M.D./Ph.D. Medical Resident, University of Colorado, Denver|
|ICRF, B.S.||Incision mechanism during human nucleotide excision repair||Global Head of Molecular Toxicology, Novartis, Pharma, Basel, CH|
|Anne O’Donovan Jones|
|ICRF, B.S.||The xeroderma pigmentosum group G DNA repair protein||Vice President and General Manager, Agilent Chemistries Division, New York|
|ICRF, B.S.||Nucleotide excision repair of DNA: Dissection and Reconstitution in vitro||Group Research Manager, Hutchison/MRC Research Center, Cambridge, UK|
|Abdelilah Aboussekhra1992-1996||ICRF, Ph.D.||Reconstitution of human NER with purified proteins||Professor, University of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|ICRF, Ph.D.||Cloning of the human XPF gene||Professor, University of Córdoba, Spain|
|ICRF, Ph.D.||The swi10-rad16 nuclease||Analytical Biotechnologist, Sumika Chemical Analysis Service, Osaka, Japan|
|ICRF, Ph.D.||The pre-incision opening reaction during human NER||Project Manager, SAP AG (Enterprise Software)|
|ICRF, Ph.D.||The ERCC1-XPF nuclease||Group Leader, CNRS, Marseille, France|
|ICRF, Ph.D.||DNA repair functions of XPG protein||Clinical Research Associate, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Switzerland|
|ICRF, M.D.||Human XPA protein||Staff Oncologist, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden|
|ICRF, Ph.D.||Nucleotide excision repair of DNA: Dissection and Reconstitution in vitro||Medical Writer, Pharmawrite LLC, Princeton, NJ|
|ICRF & University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.||A novel human DNA polymerase||Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|ICRF & University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.||Cisplatin sensitivity and nucleotide excision repair||Institute of Applied Biosciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany|
|ICRF, Ph.D.||Repair of DNA crosslinks and cyclopurine adducts||Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan|
|Sabine Lange 2009-2014||B.S., Ph.D.||The Impact of DNA damage responses on energy metabolism and proteostasis||Toxicologist, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Austin, TX|
|ICRF & University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.||New DNA polymerase and helicases for crosslink repair||Research Group Leader, University of Milan, Italy|
|ICRF & University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.||Function of DNA polymerase Q||Assistant Professor, Osaka University, Japan|
|ICRF, Ph.D.||Repair of single, specific DNA lesions||Senior Director, Biotherapeutics, Xencor, Monrovia CA|
|University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.||Recognition and repair of DNA lesions in chromatin||Department Manager, Human Health & Nutrition Analytics, Chr. Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|ICRF & University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.||Function of the mouse Rev3L gene||Novo Nordisk Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|K. Leslie Powell 2012-2014||B.S.||Retired|
- Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis Ph.D. Program