Double B.S. from East Carolina University in Biochemistry and Biology
Research Focus: Regulation of Striated and Smooth Muscle Contraction (Dr. Chalovich's Lab)
Born and raised in Kinston, NC.
Received a BS in Biology from East Carolina University.
Research Focus: (Dr. Schwalbe's Lab)
Born and raised in Goldsboro, NC
B.S. Biology and a minor in Chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill
Works: Dr. Shaikh's Lab
Future Plans: Dental School in the next year or two
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)
Born and raised in Elizabeth City, NC
M.S. in Cell Biology from East Carolina University (2004)
B.S. in Biology from East Carolina University (1999)
Research Focus: Regulation of growth hormone expression and GH receptor signal transduction and the effects of growth hormone on tumorigensis (Dr. Shewchuk's Lab)
Born and raised in Western NC
M.S. in Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry, East Carolina University (2010) & B.S. in Biology, Wake Forest University (2007)
Research Focus: Gene regulation and fat metabolism (Dr. Phillip Pekala's Lab)
Born Columbia, SC
B.S. in English with a minor in Biology from East Carolina University
Research Focus: Examining the Catalytic Mechanisms of Proteins Related to Type II Diabetes
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)
Message from the Chair:
Phillip Pekala, PhD “In recent years we have seen exciting changes in our understanding of teaching methods that both stimulate and motivate the researcher. Our PhD program is designed to support our students as they progress toward a career in science.”
Please use our website to learn more about our program. Feel free to contact Dr. Phillip Pekala or Dr. Brett Keiper, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Committee Chairman to see if you have what it takes to shape the future in a positive manner.