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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Office Staff

Ethel White

Business Services Coordinator
(252) 744-2678

Brenda Smith

Administrative Support Specialist
(252) 744-2675

Professional Research Staff

Kristen Register Carraway
  • Grew up in Kinston, NC but moved to Winterville from Swansboro, NC.
  • Campbell University for Biology and ECU for Teaching
  • Research Focus: (Dr. Mansfield's Lab)
Jianming Chen
  • Research Focus: (Dr. Bridges' Lab)
Amanda Fisher
  • Born Potsdam, NY and raised in San Antonio, TX
  • B.S. from The University of Texas at Austin in Neurobiology
  • Research Focus: Regulation of Striated and Smooth Muscle Contraction (Dr. Chalovich's Lab)
Kristen Hall
  • Born and raised in Kinston, NC.
  • Received a BS in Biology from East Carolina University.
  • Research Focus: (Dr. Schwalbe's Lab)
Jenna Hoffman
  • Raised in NJ
  • B.S. in Biochemistry from Loyola University Maryland
  • Research Focus: mRNA Translational Control (Dr. Keiper's Lab)
Patti Shaver
  • Born Columbia, SC
  • B.S. in English with a minor in Biology from East Carolina University
  • Research Focus: Research Focus: Regulation of growth hormone expression and GH receptor signal transduction and the effects of growth hormone on tumorigensis¬†(Dr. Shewchuk's Lab)
Mark Strausbauch
  • Born and raised in Greenville, NC
  • B.S. in Marine Biology from UNC at Wilmington (2000) & NC Teaching Certificate for 9th-12th grade science from UNC at Wilmington (2002)
  • Research Focus: Mechanisms of Intiation and elongation/translocation & Molecular Mechanism for the Fidelity of Transcription as Catalyzed by E. coli RNA polymerase (Dr. Johnson's Lab)
Evan Wells
  • Born and raised in Eastern NC
  • B.S. Biochemistry/B.A. Chemistry, East Carolina University (2013)
  • Research Focus: Enzyme kinetics and biochemistry of plaque forming neurodegenerative diseases. (Dr. Tonya Zeczycki's Lab)
Rasagna Kosaraju, Traci Davis, Matthew Macdougall
  • (Drs. Shaikh and Cabot Labs)
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Science is always evolving, so, too is the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. A variety of laboratories and diverse faculty allow collaboration and networking of the best kind.

Understanding the microscopic universe is at the forefront of science, resulting in scientific breakthroughs.

Earning your Ph.D. or M.S. with us allows you the opportunity to conduct your own research... establishing your presence in the scientific field.

Examine our website or contact us directly to learn more.

Dr. Brett Keiper, Associate Professor Graduate Program Committee Chairman

Do you have what it takes to shape the future in a positive manner?


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