Undergraduate education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS, 2004

Years in MSTP



Biophysics, 2011


Ron Raines, PhD

Thesis title

Electrostatic interactions of biological processes: cellular internalization of pancreatic-type ribonucleases and salt-bridge formation in a DNA-wrapping protein


Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, 2014-2018

Current position

Dermatologist, Forefront Dermatology, Philadelphia, PA

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PhD publications

Sundlass NK, Raines RT. Arginine residues are more effective than lysine residues in eliciting the cellular uptake of onconase. Biochemistry. 2011 Nov 29;50(47):10293-9. PMID: 21980976; PMCID: PMC3234306.

Ma L, Sundlass NK, Raines RT, Cui Q. Disruption and Formation of Surface Salt Bridges Are Coupled to DNA Binding by the Integration Host Factor: A Computational Analysis. Biochemistry. 2010 Dec 15. PMID: 21121696; PMCID: PMC3064960.

Sundlass NK, Eller CH, Cui Q, Raines RT. Contribution of Electrostatics to the Binding of Pancreatic-Type Ribonucleases to Membranes. Biochemistry. 2013 Sep 17;52(37):6304-12. PMID: 23947917; PMCID: PMC3839965.