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Graduate Students

Keenan Taylor

Email: kctaylor@wisc.edu

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I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA, and received my bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis in 2006. I worked as technician in Dr. Lagarias's lab before joining the Rayment lab in 2009. My work focuses on the structure and organization of the yeast spindle pole body and the myosin bipolar filament. When I am not in lab, I enjoy cycling and camping.

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Becky Phillips

Email: rphillips2@wisc.edu

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I am originally from Sammamish, WA, and received my bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Reed College in 2010. I joined the Rayment lab in December of 2010. My work primarily focuses on kinesin structure and function. I am also involved in Project CRYSTAL with Hazel Holden's laboratory. When I'm not in lab, I enjoy running with my dog, cycling and have recently begun to delve into triathlons.

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Michael Andreas

Email: mandreas@wisc.edu

I am from Kokomo, Indiana and received bachelor degrees in Biotechnology and Chemistry from Indiana University Bloomington in 2013. My current research involves studying the assembly of myosin and the structure of yeast spindle pole body proteins. Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing guitar and being active outdoors.

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Karl Wetterhorn

Email: wetterhorn@wisc.edu

I grew up in Spofford, NH, and received my bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Middlebury College in 2013. I joined the Rayment Lab in December of 2013. My work is focused around creating improved enzymes that will be capable of detoxifying trichothecene mycotoxins, which are released by the fungus Fusarium, and are known to devastate cereal crops. Apart from research, I enjoy skiing, hiking, kayaking, and fishing.

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Undergraduate Students

Jackie Gellings

Email: jgellings@wisc.edu

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I grew up in Raymond, WI, which is about twenty minutes south of Milwaukee. I am completing my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with hopes of attending medical school in the future. My project in the lab is currently working on deducing protein structure from work with crystallography. When I am not in the lab, I enjoy playing soccer for the UW Women's Soccer Team, and other outdoor activities including snowboarding and sailing.

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Logan Peter

Email: lgpeter@wisc.edu

My name is Logan Peter. I am an undergraduate at UW-Madison studying Biochemistry. I plan to graduate in the spring of 2016 and then continue my education studying medicine. My work involves determining the structure of the Kinesin–5/Eg5 motor protein. Outside of research and class, I am a house fellow in Dejope Hall. I also enjoy biking, running, playing piano and singing, and spending time outside in nature.

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