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Student Success Coordinator and Inclusive Excellence Director
Year Started at JMU: 2023
Contact Info
Pronouns: She/Her

Director Duties
  • College governance: Diversity Council
  • Admissions liaison (with Dean)
  • CSM’s Shared Equity representative
  • Springboard and transfer orientation
  • Student success initiatives (new and existing)
  • IE action plan leadership
Statement of Purpose

Driven by continual education and collaborative immersion of skills to overcome a challenge. Seeks to share inclusive experiences and continue to mature as a leader by supporting students and developing inclusive excellence initiatives.

  • NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Fellowship, 2012-2014, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • NIH Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program, 2011-2012, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates, 2008 and 2009, James Madison University
  • Centennial Scholar, 2006-2010, James Madison University
  • PhD in Chemical Biology, 2018, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BS in Chemistry, 2010, James Madison University
Select Publications
  • Braxton, C.; Quartner, E.; Pawloski, W.; Fushman, D.; Cropp, T. A. “Ubiquitin chains bearing genetically encoded photo-crosslinkers enable efficient covalent capture of (poly)ubiquitin-binding domains.” Biochemistry (2019). 10.1021/acs.biochem.8b01089
  •  Pagare, P. P., Ghatge, M. S., Musayev, F. N., Deshpande, T. M., Chen, Q., Braxton, C., Kim, S., Ventiz, J., Zhang, Y., Abdulmalik, O., Safo, M. K., “Rational design of pyridyl derivatives of vanillin for the treatment of sickle cell disease.” Bioorganic Med. Chem. (2018).

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