Current Group Members

Jim Havranek

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Principal Investigator
Ph.D. 2003, Stanford University









Chi Zhang

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Graduate Student
Computational and Systems Biology

I'm interested in redesigning protein-protein interface of Cre recombinase. I'm also working on changing the specificity of Cre's DNA recognition.






Adam Joyce

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Graduate Student
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

I am interested in methods to characterize transcription factor (TF)-DNA interactions, both in vitro and in vivo. I am currently examining how sequence-specificity is partitioned among paralogous TFs in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems and what role this may have in structuring overlapping networks of regulatory targets.





Ben Borgo

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Graduate Student
Computational and Systems Biology

I am researching the development of new algorithms for structure-based biomolecular design and engineering proteins for specific, high-affinity binding to peptide targets.







Hollie Beck


Research Technician







Contact: havranek [at] genetics [dot] wustl [dot] edu