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Research Interests: 

Our lab studies the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway in DNA repair. My thesis project is currently focused on mechanism of DNA damage recognition by yeast NER protein Rad4-Rad23, using single-molecule techniques such as our DNA tightrope assay with quantum dot labeled proteins, as well as atomic force microscopy (AFM).






B.A. Physics, Knox College 2008

M.S. Physics, CMU 2010

PhD Advisor: Dr. Bennet Van Houten

Lab Address:

Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion Lab 2.1
5117 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232


Email: muwenkon{AT}