James Janetka’s lab is working on medicinal chemistry, combinatorial and parallel synthesis and chemical biology.


Sarem Hailemariam – Recipient of a NSF Predoctoral Fellowship

Sarem Hailemariam

Congratulations to Sarem Hailemariam. Sarem has been awarded a three-year predoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation, for her proposed studies of cell cycle checkpoint regulation in response to DNA double-stranded breaks. Sarem is a student in Peter Burgers’ lab.

Wei Cheng – 2014 Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Fellow

Wei Cheng

Congratulations to Wei Cheng. Wei has been selected as the 2014 Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Fellowship award recipient. The one year fellowship award is from the National Hemophilia Foundation for his research entitled “Understanding the interplay between electron transfer and VKOR supported blood coagulation”. He is in the laboratory of Weikai Li.


Research Awards

Weikai Li has received a new five year grant award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for his research entitled "Structural and Functional Basis of the Vitamin K Cycle".

Featured Publications

Makarova, A., McElhinny, S.A., Watts, B.E., Kunkel, T.A. and Burgers, P.M. Ribonucleotide Incorporation by Yeast DNA Polymerases zeta. DNA Repair 18:63-67 (2014).