Lab Members

Henrik Dohlman Henrik Gunnar Dohlman, PhD
Henrik is Vice Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and also Professor of Pharmacology.  Henrik attended Wesleyan University, received his PhD with Bob Lefkowitz at a nearby rival university and posdoc training with Jeremy Thorner at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC he was Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Yale University.

Justin English

Justin English
Justin is a graduate student in the Pharmacology Department, working to investigate ultrasensitivity and signal fidelity in MAPK signaling.

Rachael Baker

Rachael Baker, PhD
Rachael was a graduate student in Biochemistry and Biophysics, working on a collaborative project with Sharon Campbell's lab to investigate structure determinants and the functional consequences of G protein ubiquitination. She is currently doing a brief postdoc before starting a faculty position at her alma mater.

Gauri Dixit

Gauri Dixit
Gauri is a graduate student in Biochemistry and Biophysics and is working on a joint project with Tim Elston's lab investigating the role of noise in MAPK signaling. Originally from India, Gauri is truly one in a billion.

Josh Kelley

Joshua B. Kelley, PhD
Josh is a joint post-doc with Tim Elston's group. Josh received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Virginia, where he studied regulation of the RanGTPase and nuclear transport in the context of stress signaling. He now turns his attention to the regulation of chemotropic growth and gradient sensing.

James Shellhammer

James Shellhammer
James is a graduate student in Pharmacology and is working on the metabolic changes that underlie G protein phosphorylation.

Brian Petersen

Brian Petersen
Brian is a former sailer, electrical engineer, and now a grad student in the UNC Neurobiology curriculum. His mission is to rewire the cellular circuitry in the HOG pathway.

Anay Reddy

Anay Reddy
Anay is a recent graduate from UNC with a degree in Chemistry. He will be conducting research in the lab before heading on to even greaterness as a medical student.

Patrick McCarter
Patrick is a graduate of NC A&T, a physicist and a joint graduate with Tim Elston's group, earning his PhD in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and in the Molecular and Cellular Biophysics training programs.

Claire Gordy

Claire Gordy, PhD
Claire was a graduate student with You-Wen He at Duke University, and is now a SPIRE postdoctoral fellow, dividing her time between the lab and commuting to her teaching position at UNC Pembroke. Claire is working on dynamic regulation of yeast autophagy.

Elizabeth Crenshaw

Laruen Askew

Vishwajith Sridharan

Elizabeth Crenshaw (top)
Josh Sheetz,
Lauren Askew (middle)
Trevor Henley,
Vishwajith (Vish) Sridharan (bottom)

...are current undergraduate researchers. So far they have remained uninjured and enthusiastic lab mates. Stay tuned for great discoveries.

Assistant Professor(s)

Dan Isom

Daniel G. Isom, PhD
Dan received his PhD in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University where he studied protein electrostatics with Bertrand Garcia-Moreno. After a brief postdoc in the lab he is now Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics investigating how protein dynamics are regulated by cellular stress. Dan
remains a neighbor as he transitions to independence.

Dohlman Lab Alumni

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