Research Interests:

Research interests: The Van Houten lab uses a single molecule approach to study DNA repair proteins. I will use a combination of biochemistry, single molecule fluorescence microscopy, atomic force microscopy, STED, and single particle tracking. I will study UV-DDB, glycosylases and their interactions with other repair proteins at 3 different levels: purified proteins, nuclear extracts and whole cells.









B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Physics, Ursinus College, 2019

PhD Advisor:  Ben Van Houten

Lab Address:

Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion Lab 2.1
5117 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213



  • Schwarz, Casey; Kang, Myungkoo; Altemose, Quentin; Raichle, Katrina; Schnable, Brittani; Grabill, Christopher; Rice, Jarrett; Truman, Mia; Pantano, Carlo; Mingareev, Ilya; Sisken, Laura; Baleine, Clara; Richardson, Kathleen; Kuebler, Stephen. (2019). Processing and properties of novel ZnO–Bi2O3–B2O3 glass-ceramic nanocomposites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 820. 153173. 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153173.

  • Altemose, Quentin; Raichle, Katrina; Schnable, Brittani; Schwarz, Casey; Kang, Myungkoo; Pantano, Carlo; Richardson, Kathleen; Baleine, Clara. (2018). In Situ X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Crystallization Growth Behavior in ZnO-Bi2O3-B2O3 Glass as a Route to Functional Optical Devices. MRS Advances. 3. 1-5. 10.1557/adv.2017.640.