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William Alexander
William Alexander
Maryville College

Aram Hezel, M.D.

Genetics
Grad 4
TGFβ superfamily signaling in biliary and pancreatic cancer
Andrew Allbee
Andrew Allbee
Miami University

Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.

Genetics
Grad 3
Role of a LIM-homeobox transcription factor in the establishment and maintenance of adult stem cell-niche units
Jonathan Bartko
Jonathan Bartko
University of Pittsburgh

Marc Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.

PWD
Grad 1
Defining hypoxia-induced ER stress signaling networks in the CNS
Hannah Bell
Hannah Bell
Cornell University

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

IMV
Grad 1
Characterizing effector T cell motility in inflammation and infection 
Michael-John Beltejar
Michael-John Beltejar
SUNY Brockport

Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D.

Genetics
Grad 4
Genetic contributions to bone strength
Elise Burger
Elise Burger
Occidental College

Felix Yarovinsky, M.D.

IMV
Grad 4
Mucosal immunology; host-pathogen interactions
Samuel Carrell
Samuel Carrell
University of Iowa

Marc Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles Thornton, M.D.

Genetics
Med 4
Testing the limits of antisense oligonucleotide treatment for myotonic dystrophy Type 1
Adrianne Chesser
Adrianne Chesser
Carleton College

Gail Johnson, Ph.D

NSC
Med 4
Mitochondrial function as a function of impaired fission and fusion in Parkinson's disease
Udaysankar Chockanathan
Udaysankar Chockanathan
University of Chicago

Axel Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D

BSCB
Grad 1
Comparison of the efficacy of various correlation and causation algorithms for quantifying interactions in resting-state fMRI brain activity using graph theory approaches
Amit Chowdhry
Amit Chowdhry
Cornell University

Michael McDermott, Ph.D.

Statistics
Med 3
Missing data in meta-analysis
Andrew Cox
Andrew Cox
Southern Nazarene University

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

IMV
Med 3
Temperature sensitivity of Influenza polymerase as a determinant of pathogenicity
Carol Deaton
Carol Deaton

TBDTBD
Med 1
TBD
Dawling Dionisio-Santos
Dawling Dionisio-Santos
University of Puerto Rico

John Olschowka, Ph.D.

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

NBA
Grad 2
Neuroinflammatory mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Youssef Farhat
Youssef Farhat
University of California, Irvine

Hani Awad, Ph.D.

BME
Med 4
Tissue engineering
Karl Foley
Karl Foley
Vasser College
TBDTBD
Med 2
TBD
Scott Friedland
Scott Friedland
University of Rochester

Aram Hezel, M.D.

Genetics
Grad 3
Pancreatic Cancer and effects on the host
Alison Gaylo
Alison Gaylo
Bucknell University

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

IMV
Med 3
Mechanisms of CD4+ T cell motility in the inflamed dermal interstitium
Gary Ge
Gary Ge

TBDTBD
Med 1
TBD
Jonathan Gigas
Jonathan Gigas

TBDTBD
Med 1
TBD
Nicolas Goldstein
Nicolas Goldstein
Washington University

Peter Veazie, Ph.D.

HSR
Grad 5
Urban health, health disparities, pediatric infectious disease
Booyeon Han
Booyeon Han
Princeton University

David Linehan, M.D.

Scott Gerber, Ph.D.

IMV
Grad 1
Cancer immune microenvironment and immunotherapy
Katherine Herman
Katherine Herman
University of Rochester

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

IMV
Grad 5
The role of innate lymphoid cells in the development and resolution of dermal inflammation
Adnan Hirad
Adnan Hirad
CUNY Lehman

Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.

TBS
Grad 4
Mechanisms of Effects of Fibronectin on Cellular Behavior in Health and Disease
Maxime Jean
Maxime Jean
Barry University

Jian Zhu, Ph.D.

IMV
Grad 3
HIV latency, antiretroviral drug discovery for HIV
Justin Komisarof
Justin Komisarof
Harvard University

Hartmut Land, Ph.D.

Genetics
Grad 5
Cancer genomics, with a specific focus on investigating patterns of gene expression in solid tumors
Jonathan Langdon
Jonathan Langdon
SUNY Stonybrook

Stephen McAleavey, Ph.D

BME
Med 4
Development of single-track location shear wave viscoelasticity imaging for real-time characterization of biological tissues
Rialnat Lawal
Rialnat Lawal
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Laura Calvi, M.D.

PWD
Med 4
Role of Jagged 1 in mature osteoblasts
Irina Lerman
Irina Lerman
University of Rochester

Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.

PWD
Grad 3
Molecular mechanisms of prostate carcinogenesis
Allison Li
Allison Li
Washington University

Laura Calvi, M.D.

PWD
Grad 3
Regulation of hematopoiesis in the bone marrow microenvironment
Ranran Li
Ranran Li

TBDTBD
Med 1
TBD
Nguyen Mai
Nguyen Mai
UCLA

Marc Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.

NSC
Grad 4
Cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury
Hayley Martin
Hayley Martin
SUNY Geneseo

Ann Dozier, Ph.D.

EPI
Grad 2
Maternal child health epidemiology, specifically looking at prenatal care delivery and breastfeeding outcomes and motivation
Evan McConnell
Evan McConnell
University of Rochester

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

NBA
Grad 6
Deep brain stimulation, movement and cerebrovascular disorders
Briaunna Minor
Briaunna Minor

TBDTBD
Med 1
TBD
Adwiteeya Misra
Adwiteeya Misra
Dartmouth College
TBDTBD
Med 2
TBD
Keshia Mora
Keshia Mora
Yale University

Mark Buckley, Ph.D.

BME
Grad 2
Biomedical Engineering
Aimee Morris
Aimee Morris
Eastman School of Music

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

NSC
Grad 3
Musician Dystonia
Laura Owlett
Laura Owlett

TBDTBD
Med 2
Neuroinflammation
Rohith Palli
Rohith Palli
University of Pittsburgh

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

BSCB
Grad 1
Comparing conventional techniques to characterize resting-state fMRI brain activity to our Mutual Connectivity Analysis (MCA) approach using realistic simulated fMRI data
Salvador Pena
Salvador Pena
University of Rochester

Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.

PWD
Grad 6
Role of mitochondria in stress and aging
Catherine Pizzarello
Catherine Pizzarello

TBDTBD
Med 1
TBD
Benjamin Plog
Benjamin Plog
University of Rochester

Edward Vates, M.D., Ph.D.

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

PWD
Grad 5
The role of astrocytes in CSF hydrodynamics
Shuyang Qin
Shuyang Qin

TBDTBD
Med 1
TBD
David Richardson
David Richardson
University of Pittsburgh

Laura Calvi, M.D.

PWD
Grad 2
Neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative disease
Elizabeth Saionz
Elizabeth Saionz
University of Pennsylvania

Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D.

TBS
Grad 2
Recovery of vision in cortically blind subjects through training
Jerry Saunders
Jerry Saunders
Brandeis University

James Palis, M.D.

PWD
Grad 2
Effect of ionizing radiation on the hematopoietic system.
Daniel Savage
Daniel Savage
University of Rochester

Wayne Knox, Ph.D.

Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D.

OPT
Grad 5
Investigating photo modification of corneal ultrastructure using femtosecond pulsed laser light for potential applications in refractive vision correction
Colleen Schneider
Colleen Schneider
Colgate University

Brad Mahon, Ph.D.

BCS
Grad 2
Visual cortical plasticity in patients with strokes or brain tumors
Keshov Sharma
Keshov Sharma
Duke University
TBDTBD
Med 2
TBD
Andrew Shubin
Andrew Shubin
University of Washington Seattle

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

BME
Med 3
Poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels for salivary gland regeneration
Aisha Siebert
Aisha Siebert
Dartmouth College

Jack Werren, Ph.D.

TBS
Med 3
Extended phenotype of ectoparasitic wasp (Nasonia) venoms - epigentics, genomics and therapeutic applications
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
University of Rochester

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

IMV
Grad 2
Role of a polymerase defect in function of the live attenuated influenza A virus
Stephanie Syc
Stephanie Syc
Brown University

Richard Libby, Ph.D.

NSC
Grad 4
Mechanisms of optic neuropathy-induced cell death
Matthew Tanner
Matthew Tanner
University of Oregon

Charles Thornton, M.D.

Genetics
Grad 1
Expanded repeat DNA tracts and their roles in splicing-mediated disease in myotonic dystrophy
Farangis  Tolibzoda
Farangis Tolibzoda

TBDTBD
Med 1
TBD
Jomy Varghese
Jomy Varghese
Loyola University

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

BME
Grad 4
Controlled drug release via nanoparticle carriers (supported by an NIH F30 Research Fellowship)
Arun Venkataraman
Arun Venkataraman
University of Rochester
TBDTBD
Med 2
TBD
Emily Walters
Emily Walters
Pittsburg State University

Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Genetics
Med 4
Analysis of genomic-scale data
Jesse Wang
Jesse Wang
University of Connecticut
TBDTBD
Med 2
TBD
Brendan Whitelaw
Brendan Whitelaw
University of Pennsylvania
TBDTBD
Med 2
TBD
Emily Wu
Emily Wu
University of Michigan

Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

IMV
Grad 2
Sexual dimorphism in rheumatoid arthritis
Jimmy Zhang
Jimmy Zhang
Cornell University

Paul Brookes, Ph.D.

PharmPhys
Grad 3
Development of novel acute myocardial infarction therapeutics using metabolomics and high-throughput screening.