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2017

Christopher Farnsworth

Christopher Farnsworth

Increased Orthopaedic Infection Severity in Obesity/type 2 Diabetes is Associated with Impaired Humoral Immunity and S. Aureus Adaptation to the Host

Advisor: Robert A. Mooney, Ph.D.

Bradley Mills

Bradley Mills, Ph.D.

Intratumoral Induction of Dual Specificity Phosphatase 1 Regulates the Growth and Survival of the Glioblastoma Tumor Progenitor Population

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

Salvador Peña

Salvador Peña, Ph.D.

Hypoxia and the Mitochondrial Unfolded Protein Response

Advisor: Keith Webster Nehrke, Ph.D.

Benjamin Plog

Benjamin Plog, Ph.D.

Novel Insight into Regulation of Glymphatic Flow with Implications for Traumatic Brain Injury

Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

2016

Jonathan Cherry

Jonathan Cherry

Neuroinflammation and the Glial Response Contribute to Both Beneficial and Pathological Outcomes in Multiple Disease Models

Advisor: M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

Amali Epa

Amali Epa

Role of Cellular Cross-talk in Regulating Human Lung Fibroblast to Myofibroblast Differentiation

Advisor: Patricia Sime, M.D.

Jenna  Frame

Jenna Frame

Emergence and Regulation of Hemogenic Endothelium in the Mammalian Yolk Sac

Advisor: James Palis, M.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Associate at Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ayse Kizyler

Ayse Kizyler

The Role of Neurotrophin Signaling in Megakaryocyte Differentiation and Platelet Production

Advisor: Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Rialnat Lawal

Rialnat "Bisi" Lawal, M.D., Ph.D.

Osteolineage Notch Ligand Jagged1 Regulates Bon Homeostasis and Parathyroid Hormone-dependent Long Term Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function

Advisor: Laura M. Calvi, M.D.

Allison Light

Allison Light

The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in LH-induced Ovarian Steroidogenesis

Advisor: Stephen R. Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Rochester

Massiel Stolla

Massiel Chavez Stolla

Developmental Regulation of Platelet Function

Advisor: James Palis, M.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

The Role of MECOM Expression in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Regulation and Myeloid Lineage Commitment

Advisor: Archibald S. Perkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Rochester Medical Center

Haobin Ye

Haobin Ye

Unique Physiological and Metabolic Properties of Blast Crisis Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Advisor: Craig T. Jordan, Ph.D.

2015

HsiMin (Jim) Hsiao

HsiMin (Jim) Hsiao

Pro-Resolving Lipid Mediators in the Resolution of Lung Inflammation

Advisor: Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

Michael Moses

Michael Moses

Epigallocatechin gallate Elicits Stage-Specific Sensitivity and Affects Heat Shock Protein 90 in a Novel Human Prostate Cancer Progression Model

Advisor: Thomas A. Gasiewicz, Ph.D.

Tristan Nicholson

Tristan Nicholson, M.D., Ph.D.

Estrogen receptor-alpha is a key mediator and therapeutic target in benign prostatic hyperplasia

Advisor: William Ricke, Ph.D.

Now: Intern at Preliminary Surgery; Residency in Urology, Research afterwards, University of Washington, Seattle

Shanshan Shi

Shanshan Shi

Deletion of Tak1 in Fibroblast-Specific 1 Positive Cells Reduces Tendon Adhesion Formation Via Reduced Myofibroblast Activation

Advisor: Regis O'Keefe, M.D., Ph.D.

Julianne Smith

Julianne Smith

Osteoblastic VEGF Coordinates Remodeling of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche

Advisor: Laura M. Calvi, M.D.

Cuicui Wang

Cuicui Wang

Investigating the Role of NOTCH Signaling in Fracture Repair

Advisor: Matthew J. Hilton, Ph.D.

2014

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell

Disruption of ATM Function and Divergent Phenotypes in Two Murine Models of Ataxia-telandiectasia

Advisor: Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.

Now: Molecular Genetic Specialist at University of Rochester Medical Center

Tulin Dadali

Tulin Dadali, B.S.

The Role of CD38 in Regulating NAD Metabolism, Oxidative Stress Responses, and Activity of NAD-Consuming Enzymes

Advisor: Frances E. Lund, Ph.D.

Now: Scientist II at Berg, LLC

Nikesha Haynes

Nikesha Haynes

Conserved Roles of Nonclassical MHC Class lb Genes in Cancer Immunity and Modification of the Tumor Microenvironment in the Amphibian Xenopus Model

Advisor: Jacques Robert, Ph.D.

Tzu-Chieh Ho

Tzu-Chieh (Kate) Ho

Evolution of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Stem Cell Properties Following Treatment and Progression

Advisor: Michael Becker, M.D.

Laura Nguyen

Laura Nguyen

Factors that Affect HIV-1 Recombination Events and Viral Replication Kinetics during Reverse Transcription

Advisor: ,

Now: Postdoc at Yale University

Lisa Niswander

Lisa Niswander, M.D., Ph.D.

Microenvironmental Regulation of Megakaryopoiesis and Thrombopoiesis by SDF-1

Advisor: James Palis, M.D.

Now: MD/PhD Candidate at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Joanne Soong

Joanne Soong

The Role of Plexin B1 and Shp2 in MET Driven Melanocyte and Melanoma Biology

Advisor: Glynis A. Scott, M.D.

John Varrone

John J. Varrone, M.S.

Evaluation of Anti-Glucosaminidase Monoclonal Antibodies as a Passive Vaccination for Implant-Associated Staphylococccus aureus Osteomylitis

Advisor: Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.

Now: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Research Scientist at University of Rochester Medical Center

2013

Angela Aggrey

Angela Aggrey

A Novel Protective Role for Platelet-Mediated Immune Responses in Murine Experimental Cerebral Malaria

Advisor: ,

Now: Senior Clinical Scientist at Merck

Iawen Hsu

Iawen Hsu

The Roles of Estrogen Receptors in the Bladder Cancer Development

Advisor: Shuyuan Yeh, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship at NIH

Yawen Ju

Yawen Ju, B.S.

Elucidating the Role of Lymphatics in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Inflammatory-Erosive Arthritis

Advisor: Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.

Now: Scientist at CureMeta LLC, Boston Mass.

I-Hsin (Fiona) Kuo

I-Hsin (Fiona) Kuo

Activation of Epidermal Toll-like Receptor 2 Enhances Tight Junction Function: Implications for Atopic Dermatitis and Skin Barrier Repair

Advisor: Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D.

Now: Clinical Res Assoc at Akebia Therapeutics

Jeffrey Malik

Jeffrey Malik

Erythropoietin Regulates Terminal Maturation of Mouse and Human Primitive Erythroid Cells

Advisor: James Palis, M.D.

Now: Postdoc at University of Rochester

Sara Montgomery

Sara Montgomery

Cell and Stage-specific Impact of TNF-alpha Receptor Signaling in Alzheimer's Disease

Advisor: M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

Now: Postdoc at University of Rochester Medical Center

Chung-Hsuan Shih

Chung-Hsuan Richard Shih, Ph.D.

Astrocyte-based Approaches to Spinal Cord Injury Therapies

Advisor: Mark Noble, Ph.D.

Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical