Lab Members

Graduate Students

Ernest Canty, MS, PhD student

Ernest works on two projects that involve: 1. studying the molecular interactions of KSHV replication protein: processivity factor (ORF59) and 2. characterizing the impact of ethanol and acetate on KSHV reactivation.

Cynthia Obilor, MS, MS student (soon to be PhD student)

Cynthia works on two projects that involve: 1. studying the molecular interactions of KSHV replication protein: helicase (ORF44) and 2. characterizing the impact of ethanol and acetate on KSHV reactivation.

Lab Manger/Technician

Kari Linderman

Kari joined the lab in March 2020, just in time for COVID-19 shutdown. Kari works on a variety of projects and promotes an organized, well-functioning lab environment.

Past members

Graduates

Jayla Calhoun, MS

Jayla’s project studied the molecular interactions of KSHV ORF50/RTA protein with relevant KSHV DNA sequences.

Jayla successfully defended fall 2020 and continues to work in lab to complete her first publication.

Elizabeth Goins, MS

Lizzie’s project investigated the impact of ethanol and acetate on KSHV reactivation.

Lizzie successfully defended summer 2020 and has accepted a Research Scientist position with Fisher Scientific in Austin, TX.

Undergraduates

Jack W. Leland, is a rising senior at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During summer 2019, Jack was a PARTNERS program summer undergraduate conducting research at NCCU.

Jordyn Montague, BS, is enrolled in a post-bac program at Meredith College. During fall 2019, Jordyn was an NCCU undergraduate conducting research.

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