Ariana Kupai

About Ariana Kupai

  • Ariana Kupai

    Undergraduate university: University of Washington (B.S. in biochemistry)
  • Thesis: Defining molecular determinants of methyllysine-driven interactions
  • Mentor: Scott Rothbart, Ph.D.
  • Experience: Ariana has several years of experience studying developmental biology in the labs of Dr. Merrill Hille and Dr. David Beier. She also has additional experience as an REU scholar at UC-Berkeley researching bacterial pathogen-host interactions.
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Hobbies: Running, teaching and cooking

Vaughan RM, Kupai A, Foley CA, Sagum CA, Tibben BM, Eden HE, Tiedemann RL, Berryhill CA, Patel V, Shaw KM, Krajewski K, Strahl BD, Bedford MT, Frye SV, Dickson BM,Rothbart SB. 2020. The histone and non-histone methyllysine reader activities of the UHRF1 tandem Tudor domain are dispensable for the propagation of aberrant DNA methylation patterning in cancer cells. Epigenetics Chromatin 13(1):44. 

Kupai A, Vaughan RM, Dickson BM, Rothbart SB. 2020. A degenerate peptide library approach to reveal sequence determinants of methyllysine-driven protein interactions. Front Cell Dev Biol.