We aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive lab environment for all members to thrive and succeed.
Current lab members
B.Sc. at Peking University
Ph.D. at UW-Madison (Lab of John Denu)
PostDoc at University of Virginia/UAB (Lab of Anindya Dutta)
(NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Awardee)
Personal interests: photography and travel, cute animals, food and baking
Email: zsu at uab.edu
Evaluated manuscripts on Faculty Opinions
Researcher III (Lab manager)
B.Sc. in Chemistry at UAB
M.Sc. in Multidiciplinary Biomedical Science at UAB
Email: abij1 at uab.edu
PhD student @ UAB
Nhi is in the GBS program, BSB (biochemistry and structural biology) theme.
Email: nnguyen3 at uab.edu
Monima (Momo) Anam
MD/PhD student @UAB
Monima is a UAB MSTP graduate trainee in the GBS neuroscience theme with an interest in computational biology and transcriptomics as they relate to central nervous system disease and pathologic behavior. She received her bachelor’s in Psychology from UAB in 2019, and now hopes to pursue a career as a physician-scientist. When not being a lab rat herself, Monima loves taking care of her many pet rodents and honing her creative skills through making art, music, and programming.
Email: monima25 at uab.edu
Undergraduate Researcher @ UAB
Jayden is a Undergraduate Genetics and Genomics Sciences Major, Chemistry Minor, Biology Minor, as well as an ABM MBS student with a concentration in Genetics and Genomic Sciences.
Email: jarhodes at uab.edu
(Visiting PhD Student)
Felicia visited us from Oslo University, Norway to learn more about small RNA-seq and RNA modifications.
Afsane Esmaeili (esmaeili at uab.edu)
(PhD student @ UAB)
"I consider myself very lucky to have joined my current lab one year before Dr. Su leaving the lab, and even more fortunate to have had her sit at the bench behind me. I will always appreciate her guidance and kindness."
Briana Wilson, Ph.D. completed in 2022
(MD/PhD student @ UVA)
Bri completed her graduate work studying tRNA fragments stability, regulation and function. She was closely mentored by Dr. Su who trained her in critical RNA biology skills, including small RNA sequencing and Northern blotting.
(undergrad @UVA class of 2024)
Laine is an undergrad researcher interested in computational biology. She was mentored by Dr. Su on computational analysis of enriched pathways by tRF targets, which she co-authored in the tRForest manuscript.
Chicken food quality inspector
She uses litter box!