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Jessica Ackerman
Jessica Ackerman
Research Interest:
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of scar-mediated tendon healing
Andrea Amitrano
Andrea Amitrano, M.S.
Research Interest:
T cell metabolism in the tumor microenvironment
John Bachman
John Bachman, M.S.
Research Interest:
Role of muscle stem cells in juvenile growth and targeted radiotherapy
Uday Baliga
Uday Baliga
Research Interest:
Development of gene delivery techniques to the lung using electroporation and modified nucleic acids
Jonathan Bartko
Jonathan Bartko, M.S.
Research Interest:
Defining hypoxia-induced ER stress signaling networks in the CNS
Katherine Best
Katherine Best, M.S.
Research Interest:
Investigation of inflammatory pathways activated during tendon healing.
Sara Blick-Nitko
Sara Blick-Nitko
Research Interest:
Role of CD47 in macrophage clearance of pyrenocytes
Kimberly Burgos Villar
Kimberly Burgos Villar
Research Interest:
Scar formation and inflammatory signaling after a myocardial infarction
Chunmo (Mary) Chen
Chunmo (Mary) Chen
Second Year
Kiana Chen
Kiana Chen
Second Year
Fu Ju Chou
Fu Ju Chou, M.S.
Research Interest:
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.
Carol Deaton
Carol Deaton
Research Interest:
Presenilin 1-dependent regulation of lysosome function and tau clearance
Madison Doolittle
Madison Doolittle, M.S.
Research Interest:
Identification and Characterization of Novel Genetic Determinants of Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
Anthony Emanuel
Anthony Emanuel
Research Interest:
Investigating the immunomodulatory effect of engineered nanoparticles on skin
Katherine Escalera-Rivera
Katherine Escalera-Rivera
Second Year
Felicia Gilels
Felicia Gilels
Research Interest:
Examining the role of Notch receptors during inner ear development
Jimin Han
Jimin Han
Research Interest:
Vision loss in CLN3 disease using a patient-derived hiPSC model
Robert Hoff
Robert Hoff, M.S.
Research Interest:
Obesity, diabetes, and aging
Mark James
Mark James
Research Interest:
The molecular mechanisms leading to the onset and progression of osteoarthritis in aging and after injury and development of therapeutic treatments for articular cartilage protection and regeneration
Courtney Kellogg
Courtney Kellogg
Research Interest:
Role of Jag1 during Inner Ear development
Howard "Mark" Kenney
Howard "Mark" Kenney
Research Interest:
Lymphatic dysfunction, inflammatory arthritis
Jinbo Li
Jinbo Li, M.S.
Research Interest:
The role of TRAF3 in age-related osteoporosis and sarcopenia
Xi Lin
Xi Lin, M.S.
Research Interest:
OA pathogenesis: how macrophages contribute to localized inflammation through their effect on the lymphatic system.
Jiatong (Scarlett)  Liu
Jiatong (Scarlett)  Liu
Research Interest:
The role of senescent cells in fracture healing
Vania  Lopez-Ruiz
Second Year
Olivia Marola
Olivia Marola, M.S.
Research Interest:
Endothelin signaling and inflammatory mechanisms of glaucomatous neurodegeneration
Meghan O'Neil
Meghan O'Neil
Second Year
Carlos Ortiz-Bonilla
Carlos Ortiz-Bonilla, M.S.
Research Interest:
Elucidating a potential mechanism of action of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
Cooper Sailer
Cooper Sailer
Research Interest:
Using optogenetics to explore chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell effector function in solid tumors
Jerry Saunders
Jerry Saunders, Ph.D.
Research Interest:
A novel combination therapy enhances recovery following radiation exposure
Brianna Shares
Brianna Shares, M.S.
Research Interest:
Determining the role of mitochondria in bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell osteogenic function
Celia Soto
Celia Soto
Second Year
Ronghao Wang
Ronghao Wang, M.S.
Research Interest:
Cancer Biology
Emily Whitt
Emily Whitt
Second Year
Chao Xue
Chao Xue, M.S.
Research Interest:
Cardiovascular development, Notch signalling in Angiogenesis
Chen Yu
Chen Yu
Second Year