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Song-Tao, Wenbin, Chris, Ejaz, Mike, Serena, Ritu

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Current Members
Who is who
Name/Position Starting In the lab
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Song-Tao Liu
Song-Tao Liu
 Principal Investigator
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Wuhan University, BS
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Postdoc




2007
 -No pain, No gain.
- Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.
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Chance prefers the prepared mind.
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学而不思则罔,思而不学则殆
He who learns without thinking eventually gets confused; he who thinks without learning eventually runs out of ideas.
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A watched pot never boils.                                     


Wenbin Ji  Wenbin Ji
Ph.D. Student
Jilin University, BS
1st, 2nd, 3rd Department Research Symposium Poster Presentation winner
2011 1. *Ji, W., *Arnst, C.A., *Tipton, A.R.,Bekier, M.E. 2nd, Taylor, W. R., Yen, T.J. and Liu, S.T.(2016) OTSSP167 abrogates mitotic checkpoint through inhibiting multiple mitotic kinases.PLOS ONE. PMID: 27082996. [link
2.  *Tipton, A.R., *Ji, W., Sturt-Gillespie, B., Bekier, M. E. 2nd, *Wang, K., Taylor, W. R. and Liu, S.T. (2013) Monopolar Spindle 1 (MPS1) kinase promotes production of closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) and assembly of the Mitotic Checkpoint Complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry. In press. PMID: 24151075. [e-publication]
Christopher Arnst Christopher Arnst
Ph.D. student
Ohio State University, BS
3rd-2015 Department Research Symposium Poster Presentation winner
2014
 1. *Ji, W., *Arnst, C.A., *Tipton, A.R.,Bekier, M.E. 2nd, Taylor, W. R., Yen, T.J. and Liu, S.T.(2016) OTSSP167 abrogates mitotic checkpoint through inhibiting multiple mitotic kinases.PLOS ONE. PMID: 27082996. [link
 Michael MoenkMichael Moenk
postdoc researcher
Northern Illinois University, Ph.D.
Funded by “Research Supplement to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers” (PA-15-321)
2015
 
Ejaz Ahmad Ejaz Ahmad
postdoc researcher
Aligarh Muslim University, Ph.D.

2015
 
  Ritu Verma Ritu Verma
MSc student
BS, Sri Venkateshwara College, New Delhi (Delhi University)
MSc, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, India
 2015 
 Simran MarwahSimran Marwah
Undergraduate Researcher
2015 Fall
 
 Yibo LuoYibo Luo
postdoc researcher
Northeastern China Agricultural University, Ph.D.
2015 Fall
 
 Julia MendiolaJulia Mendiola
undergraduate researcher
2016 summer 
 Sreemita Majumdar
Sreemita Majumdar

 PhD program 

BS in Microbiology, University of Pune

MS in Industrial Microbiology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalay (University of Indore)

 starting in 2016 fall 
 Jenna Labelle
 Jenna Labelle
      MSc Program 
BS, University of Michigan Flint
 starting in 2016 fall 
    
    
    
    

Alumni: We would be happy to hear from you. 

 Name  Position In the lab
 Leaving For

Dr. Aaron Tipton
Ph.D. Student

2009 ASCB Annual Meeting Travel Award
2007-2012

1. *Ji, W., *Arnst, C.A., *Tipton, A.R.,Bekier, M.E. 2nd, Taylor, W. R., Yen, T.J. and Liu, S.T.(2016) OTSSP167 abrogates mitotic checkpoint through inhibiting multiple mitotic kinases.PLOS ONE. PMID: 27082996. [link

2. Ma, J. , Zhang, L., *Tipton, A.R, Wu, J., Messmer-Blust, A., Philbrick, M., Qi, Y., Liu, S.T., Liu, H., Li, J. and Guo, S. (2013)      Structural and Functional Analysis of the Related Transcriptional Enhancer Factor-1 (RTEF-1) and Nuclear Factor Kappa B (NF-κB) Interaction.     American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2013 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24213609

3.  *Tipton, A.R., *Ji, W., Sturt-Gillespie, B., Bekier, M. E. 2nd, *Wang, K., Taylor, W. R. and Liu, S.T. (2013) Monopolar Spindle 1 (MPS1) kinase promotes production of closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) and assembly of the Mitotic Checkpoint Complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry. In press. PMID: 24151075. [e-publication]

4. *Tipton, A.R., *Wang, K., **Oladimeji, P., **Sufi, S., Gu, Z. and Liu, S. T. (2012) Identification of novel mitosis regulators through data-mining with human centromere/kinetochore proteins as group queries. BMC Cell Biology. 2012, 13:15. [link]

5.      *Tipton, A.R., **Tipton, M., Yen, T. J. and Liu, S.T. (2011) Closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) is selectively incorporated into the mitotic checkpoint complex (MCC). Cell Cycle. 10(21): 3740-50. PMID: 22037211. [link]

6.      *Tipton, A.R., *Wang, K., **Link, L., Bellizzi, J.J., Huang, H. Yen, T. J. and Liu, S.T. (2011) BUBR1 and closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) interact directly to assemble a functional Mitotic Checkpoint Complex (MCC). Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286(24):21173-9. PMID: 21525009; PMCID: PMC3122179. [link]

Dr. Gary Gorbsky's lab at

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation


  Hang Zhang M. Sc. Student  2011-2014 University of Florida
Biostatistics graduate program
  Dr. Kexi Wang Ph.D. Student 2009-2014

1. Eytan, E., *Wang, K., Miniowitz-Shemtov, S., Sitry-Shevah, D., Kaisari, S., Yen, T.J., Liu, S.T. and Hershko, A. (2014) Disassembly of mitotic checkpoint complexes by the joint action of the AAA ATPase TRIP13 and p31comet. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA. PMID: 25092294. [link]

2.   *Wang, K., Sturt-Gillespie, B., Hittle, J.C., Macdonald, D., Chan, G.K., Yen, T. J. and Liu, S.T. (2014) Thyroid Hormone Receptor Interacting Protein 13 (TRIP13) AAA-ATPase is a Novel Mitotic Checkpoint Silencing Protein.     Journal of Biological Chemistry. 288(49):35149-58. PMID: 24151075. [link]

3. *Tipton, A.R., *Ji, W., Sturt-Gillespie, B., Bekier, M. E. 2nd, *Wang, K., Taylor, W. R. and Liu, S.T. (2013) Monopolar Spindle 1 (MPS1) kinase promotes production of closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) and assembly of the Mitotic Checkpoint Complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry. In press. PMID: 24151075. [e-publication]

4.  *Tipton, A.R., *Wang, K., **Oladimeji, P., **Sufi, S., Gu, Z. and Liu, S. T. (2012) Identification of novel mitosis regulators through data-mining with human centromere/kinetochore proteins as group queries. BMC Cell Biology. 2012, 13:15. [link]

5.      *Tipton, A.R., *Wang, K., **Link, L., Bellizzi, J.J., Huang, H. Yen, T. J. and Liu, S.T. (2011) BUBR1 and closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) interact directly to assemble a functional Mitotic Checkpoint Complex (MCC). Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286(24):21173-9. PMID: 21525009; PMCID: PMC3122179. [link]

  UC Berkeley Law School
    
 Zhidong GuVisiting Scientist 2008 Fall

*Tipton, A.R., *Wang, K., **Oladimeji, P., **Sufi, S., Gu, Z. and Liu, S. T. (2012) Identification of novel mitosis regulators through data-mining with human centromere/kinetochore proteins as group queries. BMC Cell Biology. 2012, 13:15. [link]
Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai

   
 Brianne Sturt Lab Manager/Technician  2011-2013
1. *Tipton, A.R., *Ji, W., Sturt-Gillespie, B., Bekier, M. E. 2nd, *Wang, K., Taylor, W. R. and Liu, S.T. (2013) Monopolar Spindle 1 (MPS1) kinase promotes production of closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) and assembly of the Mitotic Checkpoint Complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry. In press. PMID: 24151075. [e-publication]
2.
*Wang, K., Sturt-Gillespie, B., Hittle, J.C., Macdonald, D., Chan, G.K., Yen, T. J. and Liu, S.T. (2014) Thyroid Hormone Receptor Interacting Protein 13 (TRIP13) AAA-ATPase is a Novel Mitotic Checkpoint Silencing Protein.     Journal of Biological Chemistry. 288(49):35149-58. PMID: 24151075. [link]
 UT Biol Sci Department Lab Coordinator

       
 Sarah Ma
Undergraduate Researcher
2008 Spring
 
Umar Riza
Undergraduate Researcher 
 2008 Summer
UT MBA program
 Lindy Lutz
 Undergraduate Researcher 2008 Fall-2009 Spring
UT Biol Sci graduate student, Leisner lab
 Randy Pierce
 Undergraduate Researcher 2008 Fall-2009 Spring 
UT COM graduate student
Richard Nguyen
 Undergraduate Researcher 2009 Fall
 
 Peter Oladimeji
 Undergraduate Researcher 2009 Summer-2010 Spring

*Tipton, A.R., *Wang, K., **Oladimeji, P., **Sufi, S., Gu, Z. and Liu, S. T. (2012) Identification of novel mitosis regulators through data-mining with human centromere/kinetochore proteins as group queries. BMC Cell Biology. 2012, 13:15. [link]
UT Biol Sci graduate student, Diakonova lab
 
Laura Link
 Undergraduate Researcher 2009 Fall-2010 Spring

*Tipton, A.R., *Wang, K., **Link, L., Bellizzi, J.J., Huang, H. Yen, T. J. and Liu, S.T. (2011) BUBR1 and closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) interact directly to assemble a functional Mitotic Checkpoint Complex (MCC). Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286(24):21173-9. PMID: 21525009; PMCID: PMC3122179. [link]
Kent State University graduate student

Yinhan Zhou
 Undergraduate Researcher 2010 Summer-2011 Spring
Pacific University graduate student

 Michael Tipton

 Undergraduate Researcher 2010 Fall-2011 Spring
*Tipton, A.R., **Tipton, M., Yen, T. J. and Liu, S.T. (2011) Closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) is selectively incorporated into the mitotic checkpoint complex (MCC). Cell Cycle. 10(21): 3740-50. PMID: 22037211. [link]
UT 

Ashley Grenier

 Undergraduate Researcher  2011 Summer-2011 Fall
 
Shermeen Sufi
Honors undergraduate researcher
2010 UT First Year Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2010 summer-2012 spring
   *Tipton, A.R., *Wang, K., **Oladimeji, P., **Sufi, S., Gu, Z. and Liu, S. T. (2012) Identification of novel mitosis regulators through data-mining with human centromere/kinetochore proteins as group queries. BMC Cell Biology. 2012, 13:15. [link]

  Sally ItawiHonors undergraduate researcher2011 summer-2012 summer
 
  Lu Zhang
 undergraduate researcher 2012 fall 
 Sama Issa  undergraduate researcher 2013 spring 
 Sara Federman Honors undergraduate researcher 2012 summer-2013 spring 
  Ali Eltatawy
 Honors undergraduate researcher 2012 summer-2014 spring UT medical school
 Sharin Afifi undergraduate researcher
  2013 spring-2014 spring
 
         Laleh Fathnezhad
 undergraduate researcher 2013 Fall
 UT/BG public health MSc program
 Quinn Sampath
 undergraduate volunteer 2013 Fall 
  Tyler Snyder Undergraduate Researcher 2014 Summer-2015 Spring
 UT MedStar program
 Tayler L. Grabowsky Honors Undergraduate Researcher 2014 Fall-2015 Spring
 UT PA program
 Zachary Douglas  Undergraduate Researcher 2015 Spring 
   Francesa Leonardi

 Undergraduate Researcher
The Undergraduate Summer Research and Creative Activity Program
   2015 summer 
Ofek Avidor-Reiss
 Undergraduate Researcher  2015 Spring 
  Serena Cai
  Undergraduate Researcher 2015 Spring-2016 Summer 
 Charmaine Apale Undergraduate Researcher 2016 Spring 
 Jenna McGowan  Undergraduate Researcher 2016 Spring 
       
 Alison Yang

High School Student Researcher
5th place in 2010 Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium,
the Cell Biology Award in the 2010 Ohio Academy of Science District Science Day
2009 Fall
Columbia University
 Starr Jiang
 High School Student Researcher  2013 Fall, 2014 Summer
 
  Sanjay Jinka

 High School student  2015 summer 
  Richard Jin

 High School student 2015 summer