Sixth Year (Ph.D. Program in Pathology)

Ayse Kizyler

My current research focuses on the mechanism of inflammation caused by HIV-1 infection and substance abuse.

Hometown: Gaziantep, Turkey
M.S., Medical Biology, Gaziantep University, Turkey

Mentor: Sanjay Maggirwar

Ayse Kizilyer

Hsi-Min Hsiao (Jim)

I am interested in at looking at the effects of anti-Inflammatory and pro-resolving lipid mediator resolvin D1 on cigarette smoke-induced lung inflammation In vitro and In vivo.

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
M.S., Biochemistry, National Cheng Kung University

Mentors: Patricia Sime and Richard Phipps

Hsi-Min (Jim) Hsiao

Michael Moses

Prostate cancer is the most common non-cutaneous cancer of the American male population, therefore, identifying new small molecules and therapeutic targets are active areas of research. Using a unique human prostate cancer progression model, I am examining the stage-specific sensitivity and mechanism of action of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the most abundant catechin in green tea.

Hometown: Geneva, NY
B.S., Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University

Mentor: Thomas Gasiewicz

Michael Moses

Shanshan Shi

My research interest is the role of TGFb1 on tendon healing.

Hometown: Beijing, China
B.A., Genetics, Ohio Weslyan University

Mentor: Regis O'Keefe

Shanshan Shi

Julianne Smith

My research interests lie in stem cell and regenerative medicine. I am interested in microenvironmental effects on stem cells and/or cancer cells. Specifically, I enjoy studying hematopoiesis and other components of the bone marrow. I hope my work will be applicable to disease understanding and treatment.

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
B.S., Microbiology & Immunology, University of Rochester

Mentor: Laura Calvi

Julianne Smith