Third Year (Ph.D. Program in Pathology)

Haiqing Bai

Research interests: CNa+/K+-ATPase in acute lung injury (ALI) and gene therapy using electroporation

Hometown: Bazhong, Sichuan Province, China
B.S., Biological Science, University of Science & Technology of China

Mentor: David A. Dean


Christopher Farnsworth

Research interests: Metabolic dysregulation and the corresponding effects on immunity and infection

Hometown: Spencerport, NY
B.S., Biology, Roberts Wesleyan College

Mentor: Robert Mooney


Christopher Farnsworth

Robert Hoff

Research interests: Obesity, diabetes, and aging.

Hometown: Rocky Point, NY
B.S., Biology, SUNY Stony Brook


Mentor: Dirk Bohmann

Robert Hoff

Chi-Wen Roger Lo

Research interests: Type I diabetes

Hometown: Yilan, Taiwan
M.S., Microbiology & Immunology, Cheng Kung University,

Tainan, Taiwan

Mentor: Jan Czyzyk


Chi-Wen Roger Lo

Benjamin Plog

Research interests: Pathophysiologic contribution of glymphatic failure in various brain injury states including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and neurodegenerative disease.

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
B.A., Biology, University of Rochester

Mentors: Maiken Nedergaard and G. Edward Vates

MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program

Benjamin Plog
Andrew Soroka

Research interests: Progenitor cells of the salivary gland.

Hometown: Oak Harbor, WA
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University


Mentor: Joe Chakalakkal

MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program

Andrew Soroka

Massiel Chavez Stolla

Massiel is a student in the laboratory of James Palis in the Department of Pediatrics. Massiel was selected for the HHMI Med-into-Grad Fellowship 2013-2014 offered through the CVRI.

Research interests: Pediatric platelet biology

Hometown: Hayward, CA
Bioorganic Chemistry, Haverford College

Mentor: James Palis