Lloyd-McCullough Group Members
Dr. Irina Minko, Staff Scientist
Irina attended the Moscow State University and the Institute of Biochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1999, she joined the Lloyd lab at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and continued her research when the lab transitioned to OHSU, Portland. Irina's work has been developed in the following directions: (i) The biochemical and cellular processing of DNA-protein cross-links; (ii) The role of specialized DNA polymerases in the bypass of DNA lesions; and (iii) The mutagenic consequences of cellular processing of damaged DNA. Currently, the main focus of Irina's research is on repair of DNA-DNA cross-links.
Sydney Cammann, Research Assistant
Sydney attended Oregon State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in BioHealth Sciences with an option in Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science. Her primary focus in Lloyd-McCullough lab is on acute myeloid leukemia research. Outside of the lab, Sydney's hobbies include cooking, baking, and photography.
Dr. Vladimir Vartanian, Research Technician
Vladimir received a PhD degree in Linguistics from the Institute of Linguistics at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. His interests focused on the psychological and social aspects of language. He became interested in biological research and joined the lab in 2003. He currently studies the role of oxidative stress and was first to observe the metabolic syndrome in NEIL1 deficient mice. In his free time, Vladimir enjoys creating art with an emphasis on drawing and painting. Selections of his work are available for purchase through Forever Art.