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Current Students

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
Jonathan Bartko

Jonathan Bartko, M.S.

Research Interest:
Defining hypoxia-induced ER stress signaling networks in the CNS
Richard Bell

Richard Bell, M.S.

Research Interest:
Contribution of lymphatic system to the disease progression of rheumatoid arthritis and investigation of therapeutics to modulate disease progression.
Katherine Best

Katherine Best, M.S.

Research Interest:
Investigation of inflammatory pathways activated during tendon healing.
Sara Blick

Sara Blick

Research Interest:
Role of CD47 in macrophage clearance of pyrenocytes
Sarah Catheline

Sarah Catheline, M.S.

Research Interest:
Role of Runx2 and Sox 9 dysregulation in the development of Osteoarthritis (OA)
Fu Chou

Fu 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:
Studying the Role of Heat Shock Factor 1 in Neuronal Autophagy
Madison Doolittle

Madison Doolittle, M.S.

Research Interest:
Identification and Characterization of Novel Genetic Determinants of Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
Tiffany Duong

Tiffany Duong

Research Interest:
Using Drosophila as a model to study the role of Sox transcription factors in regulating development of the ovary
Anthony Emanuel

Anthony Emanuel

Felicia Gilels

Felicia Gilels

Research Interest:
Examining the role of Notch receptors during inner ear development
Melissa Glasner

Melissa Glasner

Research Interest:
Identification and characterization of solitary chemosensory cells in the salivary gland.
Robert Hoff

Robert Hoff, M.S.

Research Interest:
Obesity, diabetes, and aging
Courtney Kellogg

Courtney Kellogg

Research Interest:
Role of Jag1 during Inner Ear development
Allison Li

Allison Li, M.S.

Research Interest:
Regulation of hematopoiesis in the bone marrow microenvironment
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

Xiaoting Ma

Xiaoting Ma, M.S.

Research Interest:
Signal Transduction in cancer research
Olivia Marola

Olivia Marola, M.S.

Research Interest:
Endothelin signaling and inflammatory mechanisms of glaucomatous neurodegeneration
Robert Maynard

Robert Maynard, M.S.

Research Interest:
Characterization of Cped1 and determination of its role in bone metabolism and disease.
Kimberly Michielsen

Kimberly Michielsen

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
Rachel Piselli

Rachel Piselli

David Richardson

David Richardson

Research Interest:
Neurophysiology and Movement
Jerry Saunders

Jerry Saunders, M.S.

Research Interest:
Effect of ionizing radiation on the hematopoietic system.
Brianna Shares

Brianna Shares, M.S.

Research Interest:
Determining the role of mitochondria in bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell osteogenic function
Ronghao Wang

Ronghao Wang, M.S.

Research Interest:
Cancer Biology
Chia-Hao Wu

Chia-Hao Wu, M.S.

Chao Xue

Chao Xue, M.S.

Research Interest:
Cardiovascular development, Notch signalling in Angiogenesis