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Former Research Associates

Name & Training Research Current Position
Jonathan Sczepanski
John Hopkins University, 2010
Nov 2010 - June 2015
synthetic genetic systems Assistant Professor,
Texas A&M University website
Dave Pai
University of Michigan, 2012
May 2013 - June 2015

cross-replicating RNA enzymes

Scientist, BioNano Genomics, website
Antonio Ferretti
PhD, Imperial College London, 2009 
Nov 09 – Jan 13 
kinetic analysis of self-replicating RNA Scientist, Celgene website
Bianca Lam
PhD, UC Irvine, 2005
Aug 05 – Jun 10
ligand-dependent replication of RNA Scientific Technical Leader
The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Foundation website
Brian Paegel
PhD, UC Berkeley, 2003
Jan 04 – Nov 08
microfluidic-based evolution Assistant Professor,
Scripps Florida website
Greg Springsteen
PhD, North Carolina State, 2001
Aug 02 – Apr 06
prebiotic synthesis of ribose Associate Professor, Furman
University website
Glenn Johns
PhD, Univ. of Georgia, 1998
Jan 04 – Jun 05
continuous in vitro evolution Director, Global Health Diagnostics R&D, Alere, Inc. website
Hamid Kalhor
PhD, UCLA, 2003
Sept 03 – Apr 06
DNA-catalyzed RNA cleavage unknown
Michael Oberhuber
PhD, UCLA, 2003
Sept 03 – Apr 06
DNA-templated aldol reactions Director, Laimburg Research Centre website
Cheng-Yu Lai
PhD, Iowa State, 2004
Jan 05 – Mar 05
DNA-catalyzed DNA ligation Associate Professor, Delaware State University website
Natasha Paul
PhD, Purdue, 2000
Jun 00 – Aug 04
self-replicating RNA enzymes Senior Scientist, Chemistry, Synthetic Genomics, website
William Shih
PhD, Stanford, 2000
Jan 01 – Jun 04
DNA nanotechnology Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, website
Dong-Eun Kim
PhD, Ohio State, 2002
Jun 02 – Jan 03
cross-replicating RNA enzymes Professor, Konkuk University, South Korea, website
John Reader
PhD, Cambridge, 1998
Jun 98 – Jan 02 
evolution of RNA ligase ribozymes Assistant Professor, UNC
Chapel Hill website
Scott Kuhns
PhD, Mayo Clinic, 1999
Jan 00 – Oct 01
complementary nucleic acid enzymes Staff Scientist, Amgen, website
Phil Ordoukhanian
PhD, Washington Univ., 1997
Oct 97 – Jun 01
molecular evolution of resistance Director, Center for Protein and Nucleic Acid Research, TSRI, website
Henriette Küne
PhD, Yale, 1999
Mar 00 – Jul 01
extremozymes Scientist, Magellan Laboratories
Kerstin Broo
PhD, Uppsala Univ., 1998
Jun 98 – Aug 00
peptidyl transferase ribozymes Associate Professor, Linkoping University, Sweden
Jeff Rogers
PhD, Univ. British Columbia, 1997
Jan 97 – Jul 00
evolution of RNA ligase ribozymes Director of RNA Biology
The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Foundation 
website
Jacek Nowakowski
PhD, UC Berkeley, 1997
Jan 97 – Jul 99
Holliday junction structure unknown
Terry Sheppard
PhD, Columbia, 1995
Nov 95 – Jul 98
DNA-catalyzed DNA deglycosylation Editor-In-Chief, Nature Chemical Biology website
Martin Wright
PhD, Oxford, 1993
Nov 93 – Sept. 97
continuous in vitro evolution Bristol-Myers Squibb
Sun-Ai Raillard
PhD, ETH-Zürich, 1993
Jun 93 – Aug. 96
RNA-catalyzed DNA cleavage unknown
Ronald Breaker
PhD, Purdue, 1992
Jul 92 – Nov. 95
catalytic DNA Professor, Yale University, website
Luc Jaeger
PhD, Univ. Louis Pasteur, 1993
Jul 93 – Nov 95
evolution of RNA ligase ribozymes Associate Professor, UC Santa Barbara website
Niles Lehman
PhD, UCLA, 1990
Oct 90 – Apr 93
in vitro evolution of RNA enzymes Professor, Portland State University website
Debra Robertson
PhD, UCLA, 1989
Jun 89 – Jul 92
RNA-catalyzed DNA cleavage Director of Science Strategy, Cook and Schmid website

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