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2018 First Years
2018 First Years


Miriam Barnett
Miriam Barnett, M.S.

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Bidlack Lab

Pharmacological properties of opioids and the signaling mechanisms at the kappa opioid receptor.
Brandon Berry
Brandon Berry, M.S.

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Wojtovich Lab

Mitochondrial physiology by using optogenetics to control bioenergetics
Chen Braun
Chen Braun, M.S.

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Lopes Lab

Isoform specific PKC regulation of cardiac potassium channel IKs: Implications for Long QT Syndrome
Si Chen
Si Chen, M.S.

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Yan Lab

Focuses on the role of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) in regulating cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction.
Tyler Couch
Tyler Couch, M.S.

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MacLean Lab

Intracellular dynamics and protein interactors of human acid-sensing ion channels
David  Delemos

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First Year

Louben Dorval
Louben Dorval, M.S.

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Bidlack Lab

Investigating the effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) on opioid preference and the development of analgesic opioid tolerance and dependence
Isaac Fisher
Isaac Fisher, M.S.

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First Year

Esraa Furati
Esraa Furati, M.S.

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Chakkalakal Lab

Jarreau Harrison
Jarreau Harrison

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Gail Johnson Lab

The BAG3-HspB8 mediated degradation of tau in neurons
Jing Liu
Jing Liu, M.S.

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Dean Lab

To study the effect of beta 1 subunit of the Na,K- ATPase in regulating tight junction and barrier function in acute lung injury in vivo.
Tyler McCullock
Tyler McCullock, M.S.

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Kammermeier Lab

Molecular and cellular regulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor dimerization
Alexander Milliken
Alexander Milliken, M.S.

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Brookes Lab

Studies the underlying molecular mechanisms of cardiac ischemia reperfusion injury to design novel therapeutic approaches
Nicholas  Nobiletti
Nicholas  Nobiletti, M.S.

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Glading Lab

Elucidate KRIT1's regulatory effects on neutrophil adhesion/migration
Matthew Rook
Matthew Rook, M.S.

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MacLean Lab

Structural and Stoichiometric Elucidation of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel Gating Mechanisms
Harsha Swamy
Harsha Swamy, M.S.

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Glading Lab

Endothelial cell behavior in the context of the blood-brain barrier, particularly with regard to small GTPase signaling and cell-cell junctions.
Manisha Taya
Manisha Taya, M.S.

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Hammes Lab

My research highlights the importance of infiltrating neutrophils and neutrophil elastase in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) progression, and identifies novel molecular mediators of LAM tumor growth and invasion
Lara Terry
Lara Terry, M.S.

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Yule Lab

Studies the structural and functional effects of mutations in the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor
Amanda Wahl
Amanda Wahl

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Yule Lab

Cellular Mechanisms Mediating the Cardiovascular Effects of Alcohol Consumption
Chongyang Zhang
Chongyang Zhang, M.S.

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Yan Lab

Focuses on the role of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1C in smooth muscle cell remodeling in human vessel diseases.