Bonn Belingon

Bonn Belingon earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she earned a full scholarship. She was first introduced to basic research when she interned as a QC Chemist at Novus International. She was awarded the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) during her senior year which motivated her to pursue postbaccalaureate research at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Institute for Cell Engineering.

After two years, Bellingon transitioned to a role as a Research Associate with a biotechnology startup in San Diego. This further solidified her decision to pursue a PhD. She ultimately chose the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences PhD program, where she hopes to grow as a scientist.

Hometown: Marion, Arkansas 

Hinkle, J. T., Patel, J., Panicker, N., Karuppagounder, S. S., Biswas, D., Belingon, B., Chen, R., Brahmachari, S., Pletnikova, O., Troncoso, J. C., Dawson, V. L., & Dawson, T. M. (2022). STING mediates neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation in nigrostriatal α-synucleinopathy. Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,
119(15), e2118819119.

Geng, J., Xia X., Teng L., Wang L., Chen L., Guo X., Belingon B., Li J., Feng X., Li X., Shang W., Wan Y., Wang H. (2022) Emerging landscape of cell-penetrating peptide-mediated nucleic acid delivery and their utility in imaging, gene-editing, and RNA-sequencing. Journal of Controlled Release, 341, 166-183.