Graduate Students

Kristen M. Ramsey


Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

MS Chemistry, UC San Diego 2015
BS Biochemistry, Florida State University, 2012


Project: Biophysical characterization of IκBε and its role in NFκB regulation

Ryan Lumpkin


Hometown: Lakewood, CO

MS Chemistry, UC San Diego 2016
BS Chemistry, University of Denver, 2014


Project: Structure and Dynamics of ASB-containing E3 Ligases

Riley Peacock


Hometown: Boulder, CO

BS Biochemistry, Gonzaga University, 2015


Project: Thrombin-Thrombomodulin


Wei Chen


Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan

BS Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 2014


Project: Dynamics of the NFκB-IκB interaction


Post-Doctoral Scholars

Dominic Narang


Hometown: Jalandhar, India

PhD Biophysics:
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (2016)


Project: Studies on the interaction of NF-κB with nucleosomes.

Tobias Kromann-Tofting

Hometown: Lemvig, Denmark

PhD in Biochemistry and X-ray Crystallography: Aarhus University, Denmark (2015)


Project: The study of dynamic allostery in serine protease using hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry, nucelar magnetic resonance and X-ray crystallography.


Undergraduate Students

Jessie Davis


Hometown: San Diego

BS in Biochemistry/Chemistry: UC San Diego (2017) (in progress)


Project: Investigating dynamic allostery in human thrombin.


Alla S Ahmad

Hometown: San Diego

BS in Biochemistry: UC Irvine (2018) (in progress)


Identifying Sumoylation Sites in the Human Proteome and characterizing the
Ubiquitin-activation cascade and its association with E3 Ubiquitin Ligases


Melinda Chan


Hometown: Beijing

(in progress)BS in Biochemistry: UC San Diego (2019)


Characterizing the Biophysical Interactions between the components of ASB-containing E3 Ubiquitin Ligases


Yi Chen



(in progress)BS in Biochemistry: UC San Diego (2019)


Project: IkB and NFkB