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Viridiana E. Herrera, Ph.D.

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
University of Pennsylvania


2011 B.S. Biochemistry – University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 

2019 Ph.D. Biochemistry – University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 

2019-Present PennPORT fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 

Research Mentor: Ben E. Black, Ph.D. 

Research Topic: Understanding the interactions between Aurora B, components of the chromosome passenger complex, and centromeric chromatin.  

Teaching Interests: chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biochemical methods 


Rybenkov, VV, Herrera VE, Petrushenko ZM, Zhao H.  MukBEF a Chromosomal Organizer.” Journal of Molecular Microbiology. 24(5-6):1381-9. 2014 


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