Graduate Student: Cell Biology and Physiology (2017-present)

Contact: ntanke22 [at]

Education: Gettysburg College- Gettysburg, PA- B.S. in Biology, 2017

Research: I am interested in studying how the cell cycle impacts vascular heterogeneity. My work in the Bautch lab focuses on using PIP-FUCCI cell cycle reporters, developed in Jean Cook’s lab, to precisely study how cell cycle phase impacts response to angiogenic stimuli, such as BMP and VEGF, in both 2D and 3D.





Tanke, N. T.; Parfitt, G.; Umazume, T.; Segura, P.; Kalajzic, I.; Jester, J. V.; Dartt, D.; Makarenkova, H, P. “Unraveling lacrimal gland stem cell dynamics by lineage tracing.” 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface, Montpellier, France, September 7-10, 2016. Abstract 74.

Delesalle, V.A., Tanke, N.T., Vill, A.C., and Krukonis, G.P. (2016). Testing hypotheses for the presence of tRNA genes in mycobacteriophage genomes. Bacteriophage 6, e1219441.

Pope, W.H., Bowman, C.A., Russell, D.A., Jacobs-Sera, D., Asai, D.J., Cresawn, S.G., Jr, W.R.J., Hendrix, R.W., Lawrence, J.G., Hatfull, G.F., et al. (2015). Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity. eLife 4, e06416.