Lab Personnel

Personnel – Amherst

Dr. Elizabeth Vierling  – Principal Investigator  – Rm 1021J

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca Fricke – Rm 1021H

Lab Technician

Stephanie Craig – Rm 1003

Postdoctoral Researchers

Damian Guerra - PhD University of California, Davis, CA.  The role of Glutathione-S-Nitroso Reductase in plant biology.

Dr. Fionn McLoughlin –  PhD The role of Heat shock protein 101 in the acquired thermotolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr. Indu Santhanagoplan  – PhD Indian Institute of Science, India. Interaction of sHSPs with substrates in vivo and in vitro using crosslinking approaches.

Graduate Students

Keith Ballard – Delaware State University, Dover, DE. MCB program

Yichen Zhang -  Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University, Guangzhou, China.  MCB graduate program


Umaru Barrie – sHSP structure and function

Nathen Bopp – Synechocystis Suppressor Screening and HSP100 Localization Studies

Olena Gross – S-nitrosoglutathione reductase function

Ariel Toledo – sHSP structure and function

Daniel Bereznyakov
Shellyhan Gordon

High School

Elizabeth Ortiz