Sixth Year (Ph.D. Program in Pathology) - Students - Pathology - PhD Programs - Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs - Education - University of Rochester Medical Center

Fifth Year (Ph.D. Program in Pathology)

Jonathan Cherry

My current interests are studying the effects and pathways of radiation or peripheral injuries on neuroinflammation.

Hometown: Rochester, NY
B.S., Biology, Ursinus College

 

Mentors: Kerry O'Banion and John Olschowka

 

Jonathan Cherry

Amali Epa

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic progressive disease with very few effective treatments. Tissue transglutaminase (TG2) is a multi functional protein, known to promote Fibrosis in kidney and liver. Our lab has previously shown TG2 is involved in pulmonary fibrosis in a mouse model and in IPF patients and is important in normal fibroblast function. I'm interested in looking at the role of epithelial TG2 in the development of pulmonary fibrosis.

Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka
B.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mentor: Patricia Sime

Amali Epa

Jenna Frame

I am currently investigating the specification of the first hematopoietic progenitor cells in the mammalian embryo. Understanding the differences between these progenitors and adult-repopulating hematopoietic stem cells that arise later in development will uncoverr molecular mechanisms important for long-term maintenance of the hematopoietic system.

 

Hometown: Rome, NY
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Rochester

 

Mentor: James Palis

 

Jenna Fram 2012-13

Rialnat Lawal

My research interest is studying the bone marrow microenvironment  to determine the role of the niche in hematopoietic stem cell regulation.

Hometown: Houston, TX
B.A., Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

Mentor: Laura Calvi

MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program

Rialnat Lawal

Allison Light

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age and is a major cause of infertility. Despite its prevalence, treatments are very limited. My research focus is to develop new therapies for PCOS that are aimed at controlling the abnormal ovarian steroid production seen in these women. 

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ
B.A., Biology, University of Vermont

Mentor: Stephen Hammes

 

Allison Light

Tristan Nicholson

My scientific interests are in benign and malignant diseases of the genitourinary tract. I am interested in translating basic science into improved prevention and novel therapeutics.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
B.A., Anthropology, University of Washington

Mentor: William Ricke

 

MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program

Tristan Nicholson

Min Tian

I am interested in the pathology of cancer and metabolism disorder syndromes, such as obesity and diabetes.

Hometown: Hefei, Anhui Province, China
M.S., Cell Biology, Xiamen University, China

 

Mentor: Dirk Bohmann

Min Tian

Cuicui Wang

I am currently interested in the mechanisms by which Notch signaling maintains and expands hMSCs ex vivo, and also methods of promoting bone fracture healing .

Hometown: Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Degree: M.S., Molecular Genetics, Nanjing University

 

Mentor: Matthew J. Hilton

cuicui wang

Michael Wilson

My research interest is in the molecular mechanisms of EVI1-induced leukemias and potential therapeutic targets.

Hometown: Erie, PA
Degree: B.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Penn State University

 

Mentor: Archibald Perkins

Michael Wilson