Lab Members

Group Photo, October 2015

(From left to right): Caroline Reiss, Sunitha Nallur, Dave Hiller, Katie Launer-Felty, Scott Strobel, Chad Torgerson, Tanya Berbasova, and Michelle Hutchings. Not pictured: Paula Maher-Rivera.

Current Lab Members
  Professor Scott A. Strobel
Yale University
Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
600 West Campus Drive, Molecular Innovations Center, Room 214A
West Haven, CT 06516
Office Phone: 203-432-9772; Office Fax: 203-432-5767
Email: scott.strobel@yale.edu
 
Paula Maher-Rivera   Paula Maher-Rivera
Administrative Assistant
Email: paula.maher@yale.edu
     
Dave Hiller   Dave Hiller
Associate Research Scientist
Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, 2005
Ph.D. Advisor: Professor John Perona
Project: Eukaryotic Translational Regulation
Room 212B, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-8949
Email: david.hiller@yale.edu
 
Sunitha Nallur   Sunitha Nallur
Lab Manager
Project: TBD
Room 212C, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-5069
Email: sunitha.nallur@yale.edu
 
  Lori Tausta
Research Scientist, 2016
Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Ph.D. Advisor: Professor Lawrence Klobutcher
Project: Fluoride tolerance and management in plants
Room 212C, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-9206
Email: susan.tausta@yale.edu
 
Katie Launer-Felty   Katie Launer-Felty
Postdoctoral Associate, 2014
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2014
Ph.D. Advisor: Professor James Cole
Project: Investigating the role of the c-di-GMP riboswitch in vivo
Room 212C, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-9206
Email: katherine.launer-felty@yale.edu
 
Tanya Berbasova   Tanya Berbasova
Postdoctoral Associate, 2014
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2014
Ph.D. Advisor: Professor Babak Borhan
Project: Understanding fluoride resistance in eukaryotes
Room 212D, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-0656
Email: tetyana.berbasova@yale.edu
 
Martin Peverelli   Martin Peverelli
Postdoctoral Associate, 2016
Ph.D., University of Melbourne, 2015
Ph.D. Advisor: Associate Professor Matthew Perugini
Project: Unraveling the mechanism of yeast fluoride ion transport
Room 214D, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-5069
Email: martin.peverelli@yale.edu
 
Andrew Knappenberger   Andrew Knappenberger
Postdoctoral Associate, 2017
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2017
Ph.D. Advisor: Associate Professor Michael Harris
Project:
Room 212D, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-0656
Email: andrew.knappenberger@yale.edu
 
Caroline Reiss   Caroline Reiss
Ph.D. Student
Yale University
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Project: Structure and biochemical characterization of riboswitches
Room 212D, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-0656
Email: caroline.reiss@yale.edu
 
Chad Torgerson   Chad Torgerson
Ph.D. Student
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
Project: In vitro characterization of the glycine riboswitch
Room 212C, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-9206
Email: chad.torgerson@yale.edu
 
 

Nichole Johnston
Ph.D. Student
Yale University
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Project: In vivo mechanisms of fluoride toxicity and cellular resistance
Room 214D, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-5069
Email: nichole.johnston@yale.edu

 
 

Taylor Sells
Ph.D. Student
Yale University
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Project: Understanding FEX-mediated fluoride tolerance in Ciona intestinalis
Room 212D, MIC, Lab Phone: 203-432-0656
Email: taylor.sells@yale.edu