School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

2014 Graduates

Yuanyuan Jiang, Ph.D.
Thesis title: Structural Basis of Epigenetic Regulation and Protein Scaffolding in Development and
Diseases
Advisor: Dr. Zhe Yang
Current Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit

Andria Rodrigues, Ph.D.
Thesis title: Characterization of Initial Iron Binding Location and the Structure/Iron Binding Site on S.
Cerevisiae ISU and on D. Melanogaster Frataxin
Advisor: Dr. Tim Stemmler
Current position: Postdoctoral associate, Department of Biochemistry (Redox biology center), the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: arodrigues2@unl.edu

Shuo Wang, Ph.D.
Thesis title: CXCR2 macromolecular complex in pancreatic cancer: a potential therapeutic target in
inhibiting tumor growth
Advisor: Dr. Chunying Li
Current Position: Medical Physics Resident, Medical Physics Residency Program, Department of
Radiation Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Email: shuo0220@gmail.com

Nicholas Spellmon, M.S.
Thesis Title: Expression and Purification of Drosophila Melanogaster NFS1- ISD11
Advisor: Dr. Tim Stemmler
Current Position: BMB Ph.D. student, SOM, Wayne State University
E-mail: nicholas.spellmon@wayne.edu

Ashwathy Varughese, M.S.
Thesis Title: Characterization and post translational modification of Kidney Cytochrome c
Advisor: Dr. Maik Hutteman