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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Students

Elizabeth Abshire, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Abshire Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Maquat Lab

Marian Ackun-Farmmer, M.S.
Marian Ackun-Farmmer M.S.
Graduate Student
Benoit Lab

Bone targeted micelle drug delivery

Andrew Allbee,
Andrew Allbee
Graduate Student
Biteau Lab

Role of a LIM-homeobox transcription factor in the establishment and maintenance of adult stem cell-niche units

Andrea Amitrano, M.S.
Andrea Amitrano M.S.
Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

T cell metabolism in the tumor microenvironment

Edward Ayoub, M.S.
Edward Ayoub M.S.
Graduate Student
Perkins / Zhang Lab

Focuses on investigating molecular mechanisms in acute myeloid leukemia using the mouse as a model system.

John Bachman, M.S.
John Bachman M.S.
Graduate Student
Chakkalakal Lab

Role of muscle stem cells in juvenile growth and targeted radiotherapy

Nicholas Battaglia, M.S.
Nicholas Battaglia M.S.
Graduate Student
Lord Lab

Romeo Blanc, Ph.D.
Romeo Blanc Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Chakkalakal Lab

James Brodell,
James Brodell
Graduate Student
Schwarz Lab

Hana Cho, Ph.D.
Hana Cho Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

Fu Chou, M.S.
Fu Chou M.S.
Graduate Student
Chang Lab

Investigate the role of AR in radiation therapy and its mediation of DNA damage in the repair pathway. Develop new radiation sensitizer in the treatment of Prostate cancer.

Jessica Ciesla,
Jessica Ciesla
Graduate Student
Munger Lab

Elucidating the Role of UL26 in Human Cytomegalovirus Infection and Proliferation

Amelia Clark, M.S.
Amelia Clark M.S.
Graduate Student
Altman Lab

Modulation of the cell-autonomous molecular clock by metabolic stress, and its role in the anti-tumor immune response.

Derek Crowe,
Derek Crowe
Graduate Student
Land Lab

Danielle Desa,
Danielle Desa
Graduate Student
Brown Lab

Diana Dunn, Ph.D.
Diana Dunn Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Munger Lab

Tiffany Duong,
Tiffany Duong
Graduate Student
Biteau Lab

Using Drosophila as a model to study the role of Sox transcription factors in regulating development of the ovary

Ninoshka Fernandes,

Mechanosensing by CD4+ T cells during Inflammation.

David Fraser, DDS
David Fraser DDS
Graduate Student
Benoit Lab

Synthetic hydrogels for periodontal tissue engineering

Esraa Furati, M.S.
Esraa Furati M.S.
Graduate Student
Chakkalakal Lab

Justin Galardi,
Justin Galardi
Graduate Student
Kielkopf Lab

Erin Gibbons,
Erin Gibbons
Graduate Student
Hammes Lab

Christopher Goodwin, M.S.
Christopher Goodwin M.S.
Graduate Student
Munger Lab

HCMV and NFκB Signaling: Viral Modulation of Host Cell Inflammatory Signaling During Infection

Songfeng Han,
Songfeng Han
Graduate Student
Choe Lab

Robert Hoff, M.S.
Robert Hoff M.S.
Graduate Student
Bohmann Lab

Obesity, diabetes, and aging

Matthew Ingalls,
Matthew Ingalls
Graduate Student
Ovitt Lab

Characterization of salivary gland acinar cell dynamics and regeneration.

Jacob Kallenbach,
Jacob Kallenbach
Graduate Student
Chakkalakal Lab

Howard "Mark" Kenney,
Howard "Mark" Kenney
Graduate Student
Schwarz Lab

Pathology, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, disease mechanisms, human translational

Ma Rie Kim,
Ma Rie Kim
Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

Irina Lerman,
Irina Lerman
Graduate Student
Hammes Lab

Molecular mechanisms of prostate carcinogenesis

Yiming Li, Ph.D.
Yiming Li Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Benoit Lab

Engineered Periosteum and Targeted Drug Delivery

Allison Li, M.S.
Allison Li M.S.
Graduate Student
Calvi Lab

Regulation of hematopoiesis in the bone marrow microenvironment

Vania
 Lopez-Ruiz
,
Vania  Lopez-Ruiz
Graduate Student
Lord Lab

Nicholas Macoretta,
Nicholas Macoretta
Graduate Student
Gorbunova Lab

The Role of Histone Variants and Modifications in Aging

Debanjana Maji,
Debanjana Maji
Graduate Student
Kielkopf Lab

Structure and Function of Cancer-Relevant Pre-mRNA Splicing Factors

Elysia Masters,
Elysia Masters
Graduate Student
Schwarz Lab

Jared Merness, Ph.D.
Jared Merness Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Benoit Lab

Briaunna Minor,
Briaunna Minor
Graduate Student
Hammes Lab

I have a deep interest in the Human Immunodeficiency Virus; I also have interest in the cancer immunologyas well as the intersections of virology and cancer biosciences

Adrian Moises Molina Vargas,
Adrian Moises Molina Vargas
Graduate Student
Mello Lab

Morgan Monaghan, Ph.D.
Morgan Monaghan Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Munger Lab

Isreal Moreno, M.S.
Isreal Moreno M.S.
Graduate Student
Munger Lab

The Role of Enolase 2 during HCMV Infection

Yugo Morita, M.D., Ph.D.
Yugo Morita M.D., Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Schwarz Lab

Rina Nagao, Ph.D.
Rina Nagao Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

Karli Norville, M.S.
Karli Norville M.S.
Graduate Student
Frelinger Lab

Jayme Olsen,
Jayme Olsen
Graduate Student
Palis Lab

The molecular underpinnings of cancers of the bladder, kidney and prostate

Carlos Ortiz-Bonilla, M.S.
Carlos Ortiz-Bonilla M.S.
Graduate Student
Yi-Fen Lee Lab

Elucidating a potential mechanism of action of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Clyde Overby,
Clyde Overby
Graduate Student
Benoit Lab

Yunpeng Pang,
Yunpeng Pang
Graduate Student
Noble Lab

The role of the redox/Fyn/c-Cbl pathway as a master regulator of glial progenitor cell division, differentiation and survival

Nicole Paris, Ph.D.
Nicole Paris Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Chakkalakal Lab

Sreejith Perinthottathil, Ph.D.
Sreejith Perinthottathil Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Biteau Lab

Hen Prizant, Ph.D.
Hen Prizant Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Interaction between pathogen and effector T cells in infected tissue

Emily Quarato,
Emily Quarato
Graduate Student
Calvi Lab

Xavier Rambout, Ph.D.
Xavier Rambout Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

Matthew Raymonda,
Matthew Raymonda
Graduate Student
Munger Lab

Identifying the Mechanisms of UL38 Mediated Metabolic Activation and their Contribution to Human Cytomegalovirus Infection

Jingxuan Ren,
Jingxuan Ren
Graduate Student
Choe Lab

Irene Rodriguez-Sanchez, M.S.
Irene Rodriguez-Sanchez M.S.
Graduate Student
Munger Lab

Sebastian Rojas Villa,
Sebastian Rojas Villa
Graduate Student
Biteau Lab

Cooper Sailer,
Cooper Sailer
Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

Jerry Saunders, M.S.
Jerry Saunders M.S.
Graduate Student
Palis Lab

Effect of ionizing radiation on the hematopoietic system.

Kevin Schilling,
Kevin Schilling
Graduate Student
Brown Lab

Neal Shah,
Neal Shah
Graduate Student
Noble Lab

Overcoming c-Cbl inhibition as a new therapeutic strategy for treatment of glioblastoma

Kenneth Sims, M.S.
Kenneth Sims M.S.
Graduate Student
Benoit Lab

Use of pH-sensitive nanoparticle carriers in controlled release of anti-biofilm agents.

Yuanhui Song, Ph.D.
Yuanhui Song Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Benoit Lab

Engineered Salivary Gland Tissue Chips

Alexandra Strohm,
Alexandra Strohm
Graduate Student
Noble Lab

Manisha Taya, M.S.
Manisha Taya M.S.
Graduate Student
Hammes Lab

My research highlights the importance of infiltrating neutrophils and neutrophil elastase in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) progression, and identifies novel molecular mediators of LAM tumor growth and invasion

Alissa Trzeciak, Ph.D.
Alissa Trzeciak Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Minsoo Kim Lab

The study of mechanisms that regulate neutrophil recruitment and resolution during sepsis.

Jennifer Twardowski,
Jennifer Twardowski
Graduate Student
Mello Lab

Hitoshi Uchida, Ph.D.
Hitoshi Uchida Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ovitt Lab

Kevin-Kien Vo,
Kevin-Kien Vo
Graduate Student
Minsoo Kim Lab

Ronghao Wang, M.S.
Ronghao Wang M.S.
Graduate Student
Chang Lab

Cancer Biology

Chandani Warnasooriya, Ph.D.
Chandani Warnasooriya Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Kielkopf Lab

Chia-Hao Wu, M.S.
Chia-Hao Wu M.S.
Graduate Student
Yi-Fen Lee Lab

Zhiguang Xiao, Ph.D.
Zhiguang Xiao Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Hammes Lab

Rui Zhang,
Rui Zhang
Graduate Student
Mello Lab

Shen Zhou, M.S.
Shen Zhou M.S.
Graduate Student
Noble Lab

Mechanisms of c-Cbl inhibition in basal-like breast cancer