Current Early Stage Investigators


James Checco

Catherine Eichhorn

Kurt Piepenbrink

Alex Vecchio

Rebecca Wachs

Targeted mass spectrometry approaches to understand CART processing and receptor interactions

Led by Dr. James Checco.

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Investigating the structural basis for regulatory RNP assembly and function

by Dr. Catherine Eichhorn. 

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Molecular Mechanisms of Acinetobacter Motility and Adhesion

Led by Dr. Kurt Piepenbrink. 

The overall goal for our research program is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria interact with their surroundings, including host cells, other bacteria, abiotic surfaces and extracellular structures. Our current focus is on type IV filaments, a class of extracellular appendages common to a wide range of bacteria, which we study through a combination of integrated structural biology, biochemical characterization of their protein subunits and manipulation of bacterial genetics.

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Intercellular Communication Between Epithelial Tissues Through Tight Junctions

Led by Dr. Alex Vecchio. 

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Identification and Biomaterial Targeting of Causative Biochemical Factors in Low Back Pain

Led by Dr. Rebecca Wachs. 

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