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Current Students

Working on an individual thesis under the guidance of a distinguished faculty mentor Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS) students are bright, inquisitive, creative and independent learners with a passion for biomedical research.

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Thesis: Hypermutation in recurrent medulloblastoma

Thesis: The role of CD82 in osteoclast differentiation

Thesis: Therapeutically targeting SWI/SNF mutant cancers

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Thesis: Genetic modifiers of LRRK2-induced cellular toxicity

Thesis: Structural mechanisms of Wnt-mediated Frizzled activation

Thesis: Integrative approaches to structural biology

Thesis: Function study of MHC I in central neuronal system

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Thesis: A mechanistic approach to optimize mithramycin administration for the treatment of Ewing sarcoma

Thesis: Predicting response to kinase inhibitors in NF1-related malignancies based on tumor genomics

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Thesis: Investigating RAS and RTK signaling in MPNST progression and drug resistance

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Thesis: Targeting autophagy, the Achilles heel of KRAS-driven NSCLC

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Thesis: The role of polycomb target gene DNA methylation in intestinal tumorigenesis

Thesis: Epigenetic regulation through histone ubiquitination

Thesis: Exploring the pathogenic mechanisms of TMEM230 mutations in Parkinson’s disease

Thesis: The molecular mechanisms of VPS35-linked Parkinson’s disease

Thesis: Identifying intramolecular and intermolecular interactions regulating LRRK2 activity and neurotoxicity