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B.A.: Kalamazoo College
Ph.D.: Princeton University
Postdoctoral: (NIH-NRSA) UTSW Med Center @Dallas
Los Alamos National Lab
Getting to know the Krueger Research team
We are a dynamic group of graduate and undergraduate (and sometimes high school) students, each of whom harbor a passion for scientific research. We all want to learn how to properly prepare samples and buffers, collect and analyze data, and effectively communicate our results, trials and questions with one another and the larger scientific community. I hope that you find this website useful in your quest to find out about the research conducted in the Krueger Research group. Students who have the commitment and passion to join our team are invited and encouraged to stop by the laboratory to introduce yourself and/or to attend a scheduled group meeting or two. Email Dr. Krueger if you would like to join us for an upcoming meeting or to schedule a personal interview.
Ph.D. Nanoscale Science
(Lewis) Alex Rolband
Alex graduated from UNC Charlotte with a BS in Chemistry in the summer of 2019. While an undergraduate, he served in the NC Army National Guard as an artillery observer and a Bradley Fighting Vehicle commander. He also joined our research lab in Spring 2018 and gained a passion for learning Light Scattering techniques. He was accepted into the Nanoscale Science PhD program and plans to collaborate with Dr. Kirill Afonin’s group using SAXS and SANS to study Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles.
Caroline is a post-baccalaureate UG researcher who recently joined our lab and will be working directly with Alex while she takes courses and prepares to apply to medical schools. Her baby is due in February. Congratulations Caroline!!
Former Master’s Students
Jon Trullinger *12
Jon is currently an Operations Specialist for IQVIA. Since leaving the lab he has been actively employed in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina including BASF, TensTech, Inc. and Syngeta
Ryan received his Ph.D. at the University of Virgina in the Spring of 2014. He post-docHe recently accepted a Research Scientist position at Novo Nordisk in the Copenhagen Area, Denmark where he lives along with Heather Sullivan (*10) who is passionate about cleaning up plastic rafts in our oceans and received her Ph.D in environmental science at UVA.
Christopher Boone *09
Chris received his Ph.D from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2014. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he met his current wife, Ashley White. Together, they have a son, Abraham. After a second post-doc at Texas A&M University, Chris has accepted a position as a Research Scientist at Xtal BioStructures, Inc. in Natick, MA.
Matthew Paine *06
Shape restoration modeling of SAXS data on Ca2+ titration of gelsolin
Matt earned his M.D. at the Brody School of Medicine of East Carolina University and is currently an Attending Physician at Bon Secours Richmond Health System after completing his residency at VIDANT Medical Center near Greenville, NC. He lives in Midlothian, VA with his wife, Olga Paine, whom he met while at UNC Charlotte, and their two children.
Malgorzata Tracka *06
Following the secondary structure rearrangements with gelsolin and actin upon complex formation using Circular Dichroism and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Gosia has been working as a Research Scientist in local industries since leaving UNC Charlotte. Most recently, she accepted a position at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Greenville, NC. She has also worked for Polpharma Biologics in Poland, MedImmune in Cambridge, UK and Actavis (now Allergan) in Lincolnton, NC.
Jonathan Osborne *06
Allosteric regulation of phosphodiesterase-5 by divalent cations, cGMP and Viagra; domain structure rearrangements as observed by small-angle X-ray scattering
Jon is currently a Research Associate II at Genentech in South San Franscisco. His former positions include working at Pfizer in San Franscisco and SillaJen in Korea. Immediately after leaving UNC Charlotte, He worked as a Research Technician at John Hopkins and in a muscle protein research group at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.
Nidhi Modi *05
Investigation into the deuteration level of proteins using electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy and NMR
Nidhi began working on a PhD in Kentucky, before leaving science to raise a family.
Paul Perryman *01
Small-angle x-ray scattering reveals Ca2+-induced activation of the actin-binding protein gelsolin
For several years after graduating from UNCC, Paul was a Science teacher at Jordan HS and then Durham school of the Arts. In 2007, he left the teaching profession to purse an Nursing degree specializing in Anesthesia at Chapel Hill. He currently works as an RN for the North Carolina Health Care System.