Lab Members

Principal Investigator

lyle simmonsLyle Simmons

lasimm@umich.edu

Research: DNA repair and replication

Education: B.S. Alma College,

Ph.D Michigan State University,

Postdoc Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Publications: View Lyle Simmons’ publications

Interests: Outside of the lab I enjoy spending time with my wife Kristi, son Owen and daughter Mia. I enjoy Red Sox baseball, U of M and MSU athletics. I also enjoy outdoor activities including: running and fly fishing.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Lindsay MatthewsLindsay Matthews, Ph.D. (2014-current)

 

lindsmat@umich.edu
Education: Ph.D. McMaster University

Research: Lindsay studies the pathway that allows for replication forks to maintain integrity when blocked.

 

Li,Y., Chen, Z., Matthews, L.A., Simmons, L.A.and J.S. Biteen(2019)Two essential replicative DNA polymerases exchange dynamically during DNA replication and after replication fork arrest. (‡co-corresponding authors) Biophysical Journal. In press

Matthews, L.A., and L.A Simmons‡ (2019) Cryptic protein interactions regulate DNA replication initiation. Molecular Microbiology Jan;111(1):118-130. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14142

Lieke van Gijtenbeek, Ph.D. (2018-current) lavg@umich.edu

Education: Ph.D. University of Groningen, Netherlands

Research: Lieke studies the effects of DNA methylation on gene expression in bacteria.

 

 

 

Ph.D. Students

Taylor-Nye-sizedTaylor Nye  (2016-current)

tnye@umich.edu

Education: Taylor completed her B.S. in Microbiology at the University of Michigan.

NSF Predoctoral Fellow

Research: Taylor studies the role of DNA methylation on bacterial gene expression.

Randall, J.R., Nye, T.M., Wozniak, K.J. and L.A. Simmons(2019) Okazaki fragment maturation in Bacillus subtilis. In revision Journal of Bacteriology. pii: JB.00686-18. doi: 10.1128/JB.00686-18.

Katie Wozniak (2017-current)

Education: B.S. Microbiology Michigan State University

NSF Predoctoral Fellow

Research: Katie studies the connection between the bacterial cell wall  and the DNA damage checkpoint.

Randall, J.R., Nye, T.M., Wozniak, K.J. and L.A. Simmons(2019) Okazaki fragment maturation in Bacillus subtilis. In revision Journal of Bacteriology. pii: JB.00686-18. doi: 10.1128/JB.00686-18

Undergraduates

Honorary Lab Members

Owen and Mia Simmons. Owen and Mia enjoy playing soccer for the Michigan Tigers and fishing. Mia also enjoys dance and both enjoy lab parties!