Patrick Nugent

Molecular Biophysics Graduate Student Trainee

I am a graduate student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at the University of Washington. In the Subramaniam Lab at Fred Hutch, I am studying regulation of translation in mammalian cells.

I grew up in Washington, DC and received my bachelor's degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. While at WUSTL, I studied regulation of the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway (NMD) with Dr. Zhongsheng You. I then worked as a technician in Dr. Houra Merrikh's lab at the University of Washington where I studied how replication-transcription conflicts are resolved in bacteria and the evolutionary consequences of these conflicts. When not in lab, I can often be found swimming, reading the New Yorker, or tending to my houseplants.