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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).

 

 

 

 

Education: 

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}pitt.edu


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