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2018 First Years
2019 First Years


Miriam Barnett
Miriam Barnett, M.S.

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Bidlack Lab

Research Interest: 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

Research Interest: Mitochondrial physiology by using optogenetics to control bioenergetics
Si Chen
Si Chen, M.S.

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Yan Lab

Research Interest: Focuses on the role of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) in regulating cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction.
Lily Cisco
Lily Cisco

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Lueck Lab

Research Interest: Pathomechanism of skeletal muscle weakness and degeneration in Myotonic Dystrophy
Tyler Couch
Tyler Couch, M.S.

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MacLean Lab

Research Interest: 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

Research Interest: Investigating the effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) on opioid preference and the development of analgesic opioid tolerance and dependence
Jarreau Harrison
Jarreau Harrison

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Gail Johnson Lab

Research Interest: The role of HspB8 and BAG3 in mediating autophagy and tau clearance
Wooree Ko
Wooree Ko

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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

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Jing Liu
Jing Liu, M.S.

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Dean Lab

Research Interest: 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

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

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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.

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Glading Lab

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

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MacLean Lab

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

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Glading Lab

Research Interest: Endothelial cell behavior in the context of the blood-brain barrier, particularly with regard to small GTPase signaling and cell-cell junctions.
Lara Terry
Lara Terry, M.S.

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Yule Lab

Research Interest: 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

Research Interest: Elucidating the Mechanisms of Salivary Gland Dysfunction Following γ-Irradiation Using 3DMultiscale Modeling
Chongyang Zhang
Chongyang Zhang, M.S.

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Yan Lab

Research Interest: Focuses on the role of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1C in smooth muscle cell remodeling in human vessel diseases.
Nan Zhao
Nan Zhao

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First Year