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Group Members


Michael Stone, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

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I am from California. I completed my B.S. degree in Biochemistry from University of California at Davis. I then completed the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from University of California at Irvine. After postdoctoral study at the University of Rochester, I joined the Chemistry Department at Vanderbilt University in 1984.


Markus Voehler, Ph.D
Research Professor

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Before moving to Nashville, I worked in the NMR laboratory at the University of Zuerich, Switzerland. My occupation here at Vanderbilt is twofold. On one side, I am the Director of Operations for the Biomolecular NMR Facility, on the other hand my research connects me to this group, where I study the structure of a repair protein by NMR.


Stephanie Bamberger

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I am originally from Florida and graduated with my B.A. in Chemistry from New College of Florida in 2014. Later that year I entered Vanderbilt’s Graduate Chemistry program and I joined the Stone lab in 2015. My research interests include the utilization of NMR spectroscopy and x-ray crystallography to determine how carcinogens alter normal duplex structure of DNA and how the damaged DNA interacts with proteins such as DNA polymerases.


Drew Kellum

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I am originally from Tupelo, Mississippi . I attended college at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, where I completed by B. A. in Chemistry with ACS Certification. I came to Vanderbilt University in 2012 through the Department and joined the Stone Lab in the Spring of 2013. I am interested in deducing the structural effects and chemistry of DNA damage through NMR Spectroscopy.



 
 
 

Dustin Politica

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I joined the graduate program in Chemistry at Vanderbilt in 2012 after completing an undergraduate degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver. My interests in chemical biology and NMR led me to join the Stone group the following spring. Since joining the Stone group I have become interested in utilizing structural biology and biochemistry to investigate how chemical pollutants may lead to DNA damage and mutations. My current research focuses on DNA damage resulting from pollutants found in diesel exhaust.


Hope Pan

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I am originally from Gainesville, FL. I am now an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University, studying Chemistry and Applied Mathematics. I joined the Stone lab in the spring of 2016, where I study the structure of modified DNA using NMR spectroscopy and other techniques. I am a 2016-2017 Beckman Scholar.


Hanfei Wang

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I am from Duluth, Georgia. I came to Vanderbilt University in the fall of 2013, and will be graduating in the spring of 2017 with a B.A. in chemistry and economics. I joined the Stone lab in the fall of 2015, and will be completing an honors thesis. My area of research is in determining the structural effects of DNA damage through NMR spectroscopy.