Nora A. Ibrahim

Nora A. Ibrahim

Undergraduate Student
(January 2010-May 2013)

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2013


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Brief Biography

Nora Ibrahim was an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pursuing a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Latin. Her undergraduate research was under the direction of Prof. Scott K. Silverman. Outside of lab, she was an assistant news editor and opinions editor ar at the university's student newspaper, The Daily Illini. After her undergraduate studies, she moved on to medical school at Saint Louis University.

Research Interests

In my research in the Silverman Lab, I sought deoxyribozymes that catalyze reactions at lysine side chains. I also identified DNA-hydrolyzing deoxyribozymes that use triplex binding to interact with double-stranded DNA.

  • "DNA-Catalyzed Lysine Side Chain Modification", B. M. Brandsen, T. E. Velez, A. Sachdeva, N. A. Ibrahim, and S. K. Silverman, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9045-9050. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry]

  • "Establishing Broad Generality of DNA Catalysts for Site-Specific Hydrolysis of Single-Stranded DNA", Y. Xiao, R. J. Wehrmann, N. A. Ibrahim, and S. K. Silverman, Nucleic Acids Res. 2012, 40, 1778-1786. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry]