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400 Dowman Dr.
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Room: N246
Phone: 404-727-4930
Email: lfinzi@emory.edu
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Professor

Senior Scientist

Laura FinziLaura Finzi (homepage) (cv)
Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, 1990

Department of Physics, Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate program - faculty
Chemistry Department - affiliated faculty

David DunlapDavid Dunlap
Ph.D.
University of Oregon, 1993

Biophysics of DNA, DNA supercoiling, single-molecule approaches (atomic force microscopy, tethered particle microscopy, magnetic tweezers), mechanical properties of DNA, DNA-based motors, transcriptional regulation.

Postdocs

Daniel Kovari Daniel Kovari
Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

Advanced Optical Microscopy Methods, Mechanics of DNA

Yan Yan Yan Yan
Ph.D.
Emory University, 2018

Protein-mediated DNA looping and DNA supercoiling, transcription, Tethered Particle microscopy and Magnetic tweezers

Graduate Students

Wenxuan Xu Wenxuan Xu
3rd year graduate student
Emory University

Transcription, Magnetic tweezers, Tethered Particle Motion

Visiting Scholars

Zsuzsanna Voros Zsuzsanna Voros
Ph.D. student
Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Single-Molecule Imaging and Manipulation with Atomic Force Microscopy, Nanomechanics of Polymers, Capsid proteins and Cells

email: zsuzsanna.voros@emory.edu

Undergraduate Students

Current Students:

Gustavo Borjas, Fall 2017 - present

Alexander Zhang, Spring 2017 – present

Joe Piccolo, Summer 2017 – present

Stefano Martin, Fall 2017 – present

Zixing Zheng, Fall 2017 – present

 

Former Students:

Allison Rolle (University of Victoria, Summer 2018)

Dimitris Ntaras (Princeton University, OURSIP fellow, Summer 2018)

Crissy Hendrickson, Spring 2017 - Spring 2018

Geethika Malla, Summer 2017 - Spring 2018

Max Brown, Spring 2017 - Fall 2017

Greg Bright, Spring 2016 – Spring 2017

Hayes Burdette-Sapp, Summer 2016

Gülnigar Nurhikim, Spring-Summer 2016

James J. Boyle, Summer 2013

Benito J. Thompson, Spring 2013

Hamin Jeon, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2012-2013

Yiming Zhang, Fall 2012-spring 2013

Yoojin Lee, SURE Program Summer 2011-2012

Chandler H. Fountain, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2010-2012

John Mack, 2011-2012, SURE program Summer 2011

Simon Johannes, Summer Collaborator from Vanderbilt

Kerry McGill, SURE program Summer 2011

Charles Andrew Robinson, 2009-2010

Il Kyu Oh, SURE Program 2010

Nathan Cho, Summer 2009

Paul Liebesny, Honor Thesis 2009

William Dunn, 2008-2009

Aalap Shah, Summer 2008

Rabeea Kahn, SIRE program Fall 2007- Summer 2008

Rebecca Reeds, INSPIRE program 2007 - 2008

Zhara Pirani, SIRE program 2006

Ian Dahlke Jr., 2006

Kavita Salomon, 2006

Manu Lakshmanan, SURE program summer 2006


Alumni

Roberto Ortiz
Rotation Student 2015-2016
Sandip Kumar
Postdoc Fellow 2014
Now postdoc at University of Sheffield, UK
Yue Ding
Graduate Student 2008-2014
Now at Pacific Biosciences,CA
Suleyman Ucuncuoglu
Graduate Student 2009-2014
Now postdoc at Columbia University, NY
Emrah Simsek
Graduate Student
Fall Rotation 2013
Diane Wiener
Postdoc Fellow 2012-2013
Now postdoc at University of California, Berkeley
Mónica Fernández Sierra
Postdoc Fellow 2011-2013
Now scientific writer at Articulate Science
Shengming Zhang
Rotation Student 2012-2013
Now at Dept. of Physics, University of Georgia
Ning Gao
Postdoc Fellow 2011-2012
Now postdoc at Dept. of Surgery, Emory University
Haowei Wang
Graduate Student 2005-2011, Postdoc Fellow 2011-2012
Now Associate Professor at Dept. of Optics,
University of Science and Technology of China
Sachin Goyal
Postdoc Fellow 2010-2011
Now Assistant Professor at Dept. of Mechanical Eng.,
University of California at Merced
Qing Shao
Graduate Student 2005-2011 and PRISM fellow 2009-2011
Now Associate Professor at Georgia Gwinnett College
Neslihan Ucuncuoglu
Graduate Student
Summer Rotation 2010
Chiara Zurla
undergrad, graduate student and postdoc
2001-2008
Now at GATech, Department of Biomed Eng.
Carlo Manzo
postdoc
2006-2008
Now Associate Professor at Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya,Spain
Fiorella Guerra
Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow
2003-2006
Lab Manager, King's College, London
Zhiyong Dong
Graduate Student
Spring Rotation 2006
Doriano Brogioli
Post-Doctoral Fellow
2003/05
Giuseppe Lia
Master Student
2002/04
Now at CNRS -CGM - Dépt. Dynamique et Stabilit?des Génome
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Alessandra Favalli
Master Student
2002/05
Roberto Ziano
Master Student
2003/05
Laura Imperadori
Master Student
2003/05
Elena Consoli
Master Student
2003/05
Walter Colnaghi
Master Student
2003/05
Alberto Franzini
Undergraduate Student
2004/05
Giorgio Galli
Undergraduate Student
2004/05
Lab head Investigator II, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), Basel
Alessandro Rozza
Undergraduate Student
2004/05