Education:
  • Ashland High School, Ashland, OH - Valedictorian, Class of 2015 (rank 1 out of 244)
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry (Specialization in Biochemistry), University of Virginia - in progress, expected graduation in 2019
Research Interest:
  • Serum albumin (SA) as a protein carrier and its interactions with drugs across various model organisms
  • Protein structure determination and refinement
Projects:
  • My research is focused on investigating the interactions between commercially available non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and serum albumins from cow, rabbit, mouse, and horse. Our final goal is to compare the modes of drug interactions between HSA and the other albumins. In this area, I am also pursuing a Distinguished Majors Thesis in Chemistry, with a presentation of my work to the public in April 2019.
CV:
  • Co-recipient (with Ethan Steen), Harrison Undergraduate Research Award (2017-18)
  • Recipient of the Best Undergraduate Poster Award at the 5th Annual Symposium on Structural Biology, Oklahoma COBRE in Structural Biology, University of Oklahoma (2017)

Publication with the Minor Lab

  1. Czub MP, Venkataramany BS, Majorek KA, Handing KB, Porebski PJ, Beeram SR, Suh K, Woolfork AG, Hage DS, Shabalin IG, Minor W (2019)
    Testosterone meets albumin - the molecular mechanism of sex hormone transport by serum albumins.
    Chem. Sci. 10: 1607-1618 [Pub Med ID: 30842823] [Pub Med Central ID: PMC6371759]

Structures with the Minor Lab