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2020 First Years

Current First-year Students


Nada Ahmed Selim
Nada Ahmed Selim
Wojtovich Lab
Lily Cisco
Lily Cisco, M.S.
Lueck Lab

Research Interest:

Pathomechanism of skeletal muscle weakness and degeneration in Myotonic Dystrophy

Tyler Couch
Tyler Couch, M.S.
MacLean Lab

Research Interest: Intracellular dynamics and protein interactors of human acid-sensing ion channels
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

Rhodalyn Essien
Rhodalyn Essien
Second Year
Wenqi Fu
Wenqi Fu
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
Jarreau Harrison
Jarreau Harrison, M.S.
Gail Johnson Lab

Research Interest:

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

Miao He
Miao He
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

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

Xiaoxuan Lin
Xiaoxuan Lin
First Year
Xiaoyi Liu
Xiaoyi Liu
Small Lab

Research Interest:

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

Alexander Milliken
Alexander Milliken, M.S.
Brookes Lab

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

Research Interest: Regulation of neutrophil adhesion and function by KRIT1.
Matthew Rook
Matthew Rook, M.S.
MacLean Lab

Research Interest: Structural and Stoichiometric Elucidation of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel Gating Mechanisms
Michal Shaposhnikov
Michal Shaposhnikov
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

Ei Tun
Ei Tun
Third Year
Amanda Wahl
Amanda Wahl, M.S.
Yule Lab

Research Interest:

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

Anya Wang
Anya Wang
Third Year
Bryce West
Bryce West
Third Year
Nan Zhao
Nan Zhao, M.S.
Dirksen Lab

Research Interest:

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