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ZACHARY LEE
Predoctoral Researcher
RESEARCH SUMMARY
Cell division in eukaryotes requires the precise management of a number of complex events. For metazoans, whose cells must undergo division in such a way as to preserve tissue integrity, even more control is needed. Phosphorylation provides cells with sufficient agility to coordinate all of these events and enables division to proceed faithfully (from the perspectives of both chromosome segregation and tissue homeostasis/morphogenesis). Combining my previous proteomics experience with the power of fly genetics will allow me to work in vivo to uncover novel, tissue specific, phosphorylation events that promote the unique mitotic events characteristic of cells dividing in their tissue.

EDUCATION
BS Biochemistry, Rockhurst University (2014)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
TNIP2 is a Hub Protein in the NF-KB Network with Both Protein and RNA Mediated Interactions.
Banks, C.A., Boanca, G., Lee, Z.T., Eubanks C.G., Hattem, G.L., Peak, A., Weems, L.E., Florens, L., Washburn, M.P. Molecular and Cell Proteomics. 2016. 15(11): 3435-49.
PubMed 

Proteins interacting with cloning scars: a source of false positive protein-protein interactions.
Banks, C.A., Boanca, G., Lee, Z.T., Florens, L., Washburn, M.P.
Scientific Reports. 2015. 5: 8530
PubMed

Controlling for gene expression changes in transcription factor protein networks.
Banks, C.A., Lee, Z.T., Boanca, G., Lakshminarasimhan, M., Groppe, B.D., Wen, Z., Hattem, G.L., Seidel, C.W., Florens, L., Washburn, M.P. Molecular and Cell Proteomics. 2014. 13(6): 1510-22.
PubMed