Dr. Alex Davies earned his Ph.D. from the BMB graduate program at UC Davis. Alex is currently a vetinary student/post-doctoral fellow. Alex is broadly interested in the early changes that drive cancer progression. Specifically, Alex is addressing the mechanisms by which Hsp90-Sgt1 governs the assembly of large multi-protein complexes like the kinetochore and in understanding how cell stress affects the fidelity of kinetochore function. He is currently asking how Hsp90-Sgt1 chaperones are coupled to SCF ubiquitin ligase complexes. Alex is also examining how dominant mutations in APC contribute to cell stress and changes in cellular programming. 

and former post-docs

Dr. Mike Catlett earned his Ph.D. with Dr. Susan Forsberg at UCSD. His work in the Kaplan lab reconstituted the yeast Hsp90-Sgt1 complex and demonstrating that Sgt1 acts as an adapter co-chaperone, linking Hsp90 to Skp1 (Catlett and Kaplan, JBC 2006). Mike is currently at Novozymes, Inc. 

Others with no photos:

Dr. Lori J Wilmeth

Dr. Linda Lingelbach © K.B. Kaplan 2012