Graduate Students

Jordan Krebs
Jordan is a senior at Penn State majoring in Biology within the Schreyer Honors College. Jordan has been working in the Pugh lab since the spring of his freshman year. His work is focused on using ChIP-exo technologies to analyze the changes in the Escherichia coli genome during heat shock. He plans to attend medical school after graduation.CV
Haining Chen
Haining Chen
Haining is a PhD student form Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) Graduate Program at Pennsylvania State University. She received her Bachelor degree in microbiology from Shandong University(Supervisor: Dr. Yulong Shen). She enrolled in Penn State University and joined in Pugh lab in 2018, and currently she is working on Optimizing ChIP-exo technology for mammalian epigenome research.CV

Prospective graduate students must first apply and be accepted to one of our graduate programs in BMMB, MCIBS, or BG. Upon matriculation, you will undergo short laboratory rotations of your choosing, and from there select a lab to conduct your PhD thesis. Critical considerations during laboratory rotations include demonstrating a commitment to excellence and learning. We help you succeed to the extent that you are committed to success; a career in science can be a competitive endeavor.


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Application Page

The major goal of the doctoral program is to provide a challenging and rewarding academic environment in which students can develop research and teaching skills to the fullest

Molecular Cellular and Integrative Bio-Sciences Application Page

An interdisciplinary graduate program encompassing: cell and developmental biology, immunology and infectious disease, molecular and evolutionary genetics, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neurobiology

Bioinformatics and Genomics Application Page

An interdisciplinary program providing educational and research training in broad areas of computational, evolutionary, and functional genomics