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2022

Jessica AckermanJessica E. Ackerman, M.S.

"Lineage Tracing and Spatial Transcriptomics Illustrate the Role of Myofibroblasts During Fibrotic Tendon Healing"

Advisor: Alayna Loiselle, Ph.D.

John BachmanJohn Bachman, M.S.

“The Contribution of Skeletal Muscle Stemcells to Prepubertal Skeletal Muscle Maturation and the Implications for Pediatric Cancer Radiotherapy”

Advisor: Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.

Olivia MarolaOlivia Marola, M.S.

“Mechanisms of Glaucoma-Relevant Retinal Ganglion Cell Death”

Advisor: Richard Libby, Ph.D.

Chia-Hao WuChia-Hao Wu, M.S.

“Roles of Extracellular Vesicle-Borne Protein Disulfide Isomerase in Bladder Cancer Recurrence”

Advisor: Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D.

2021

Andrea AmitranoAndrea Amitrano, PhD

Optical Control of CD8+ T Cell Mitochondrial Metabolism

Advisor: Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

Ronghao WangRonghao Wang, Ph.D.

The roles of AR variants in Enzalutamide resistant prostate cancer

Advisor: Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D.

Now: Professor, Southwest Medical University School of Basic Sciences, Dept. Biochem and Molecular Bio. at Luzhou Sichuan, China

2020

Jonathan BartkoJonathan Bartko, M.D., Ph.D.

Characterizing Context-Specific Roles for CHOP in ER Stress Signaling and Neurodevelopment

Advisor: Marc Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.

Katherine BestKatherine Best, Ph.D.

Defining Tendon Cell Localization, Functions, and Fate During Acute Flexor Tendon Injury and Repair

Advisor: Alayna Loiselle, Ph.D.

Now: Regulatory scientist / medical writer at RQM+

Fu Ju ChouFu Ju Chou, Ph.D.

The New Therapeutic Strategies for Improving the Efficacy and Reducing the Adverse Effects of Radiotherapy for Early Stage of Prostate Cancer

Advisor: Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Researcher at National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Madison DoolittleMadison Doolittle, Ph.D.

Investigating the Role of ZBTB40 in the Regulation of Osteoblast Function and Bone Mass

Advisor: Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D.

Now: Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Robert HoffRobert Hoff, Ph.D.

Signal-dependent Activation of CncC, the Drosophila Homolog of Mammalian Nrf1 and Nrf2, is Repressed by Age and Neurodegenerative Factors

Advisor: Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Associate at Richard Cripps, San Diego State Univ., San Diego,CA

Jinbo LiJinbo Li, Ph.D.

TGFβ-induced degradation of TRAF3 in mesenchymal progenitor cells causes age-related osteoporosis

Advisor: Brendan Boyce, M.B.Ch.B.

Xi LinXi Lin, Ph.D.

The Effects of Macrophage on the Synovial Lymphatic System in Mice with Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis

Advisor: Lianping Xing, B.Med., Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Associate at University of Rochester, Dept. Pathology

Jerry SaundersJerry Saunders, Ph.D.

16, 16-Dimethyl prostaglandin E2 (dmPGE2) and lisinopril cooperatively improve survival and mitigate injury in hematopoietic-acute radiation syndrome (H-ARS)

Advisor: James Palis, M.D.

Now: Returned to Medical School at University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Chao XueChao Xue, Ph.D.

Cyclophilin A is a Novel Mediator of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Advisor: Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.

Now: : Postdoc Assoc., Endowed Frederick Huetwell Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Michigan

2019

Richard BellRichard D. Bell, Ph.D.

Elucidating the Role of the Synovial Lymphatic Systems in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Advisor: Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Fellow at Ivashkiv Lab, David Z. Rosensweig Genomic Research Ct., Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, NY

Brianna KalicharanBrianna Harley (Shares) Kalicharan, Ph.D.

The Role of Mitochondria in BMSC Osteogenic Function

Advisor: Roman Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.

Now: Co-Director at UofR Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility, Team-BMTD MS Program Dir.

Allison LiAllison Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Assessing the Role of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)-Induced Bone Marrow Microenvironment Remodeling in MDS Progression

Advisor: Laura Calvi, M.D.

Now: Medical Student at University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY

Robert MaynardRobert Maynard, Ph.D.

Establishing the Functional Role of Cped1 in the Genetic Regulation of the Osteoblast

Now: Instructor of Orthopedics at Univ. Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus