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2023 First Years

First-Year Graduate Students and CMPP Program Directors


Nada Ahmed Selim
Nada Ahmed Selim
Wojtovich Lab
Rana Alabdali
Rana Alabdali
Orlandi Lab

Research Interest:

Molecular mechanisms regulating G protein signaling bias

Fatemeh Alimohammadi
Fatemeh Alimohammadi, M.S.
Harris Lab
Halima Aweis
Halima Aweis, M.S.
Haber Lab
Wang Lab

Research Interest:

Rodent and primate cross-species investigation of myelin maturation patterns during postnatal development. Investigating the effects induced by early exposure to amphetamine.

Kathryn Bernier
Kathryn Bernier
First Year
Lily Cisco
Lily Cisco, M.S.
Lueck Lab

Research Interest:

Pathomechanism of skeletal muscle weakness and degeneration in Myotonic Dystrophy

David Delemos
David Delemos, M.S.
Dean Lab

Research Interest:

Exploring the use of electroporation for gene delivery to the lung to treat cystic fibrosis

Wenqi Fu
Wenqi Fu, M.S.
Orlandi Lab

Research Interest:

The physiological function of orphan G protein-coupled receptors

Esraa Furati
Esraa Furati, M.S.
Chakkalakal Lab

Research Interest: Cell-specific genetic and pharmacological targeting of C-C chemokine receptor type 2 (Ccr2) to promote aged and denervated skeletal muscle regeneration following injury
Martin Garcia
Martin Garcia
Anderson Lab
Jarreau Harrison
Jarreau Harrison, M.S.
No Affiliation

Research Interest:

The role of HspB8 and BAG3 in mediating autophagy and tau clearance

Miao He
Miao He, M.S.
Dirksen Lab

Research Interest:

Pathophysiology and treatment of malignant hyperthermia and environmental heat stroke

Kai-Ting Huang
Kai-Ting Huang, M.S.
Yule Lab

Research Interest:

Alteration of cytosolic Ca2+ machinery, mitochondrial Ca2+ handling, and mitochondrial metabolism contributing to the progression of Sjogren's syndrome

Hamid Javanshir
Hamid Javanshir
First Year
Xingyu Jing
Xingyu Jing
First Year
Wooree Ko
Wooree Ko, M.S.
Lueck Lab

Research Interest:

Exploring the use of suppressor tRNAs for suppression of nonsense mutations in the CFTR gene as a potential treatment for cystic fibrosis

Chen Li
Chen Li, M.S.
Morrell Lab

Research Interest:

The role of platelets in immune system

Xiaoyi Liu
Xiaoyi Liu, M.S.
Small Lab

Research Interest:

The role of small proline-rich protein 2b (Sprr2b) in the regulation of protein stability, fibroblast plasticity and cardiac fibrosis.

Michael Malloy
Michael Malloy
First Year
Alireza Mousaei
Alireza Mousaei
MacLean Lab

Research Interest:

Mechanisms of ASIC desensitization

Nidhi Shah
Nidhi Shah
First Year
Michal Shaposhnikov
Michal Shaposhnikov, M.S.
Berk Lab

Research Interest:

Signaling transduction mechanisms in the vascular system

Matthew Sipple
Matthew Sipple, M.S.
Lueck Lab
Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D., Ph.D.)

Research Interest:

Characterizing the molecular underpinnings of muscle excitability in Myotonic Dystrophy and the development of potential therapeutics

Oni Tiwalade
Oni Tiwalade
First Year
Ei Tun
Ei Tun
Bidlack Lab

Research Interest:

The positive allosteric modulation of BMS-986187 on the efficacy and potency of orthosteric agonists signaling through
delta opioid receptors and their bias at different Gα protein subunits

Amanda Wahl
Amanda Wahl, M.S.
Yule Lab

Research Interest:

Elucidating the Mechanisms of Salivary Gland Dysfunction Following γ-Irradiation Using 3DMultiscale Modeling

Nan Zhao
Nan Zhao, M.S.
Dirksen Lab

Research Interest:

Pathophysiological mechanisms of Tubular Aggregate Myopathy (TAM) in Orai1 G100S mice