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Student/CollegeAdvisor(s)Program/Year InInterests
William Alexander
William Alexander
Maryville College

Aram Hezel, M.D.

Genetics
Grad 4
Hematology/Oncology
Andrew Allbee
Andrew Allbee
Miami University

Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.

Genetics
Grad 3
Development biology/Biomedical genetics
Jonathan Bartko
Jonathan Bartko
University of Pittsburgh
TBDPWD
Grad 1
TBD
Hannah Bell
Hannah Bell
Cornell University
TBDIMV
Grad 1
TBD
Michael-John Beltejar
Michael-John Beltejar
SUNY Brockport

Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D.

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

Genetics
Grad 4
Regenerative medicine
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

Charles Thornton, M.D.

Genetics
Med 3
Molecular biology/neuroscience
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
TBDBSCB
Grad 1
Comparison of the efficacy of various correlation and causation algorithms for quantifying interactions in resting-state fMRI brain activity using approaches from graph theory.
Amit Chowdhry
Amit Chowdhry
Cornell University

Michael McDermott, Ph.D.

Statistics
Med 3
Statistical methods for epidemiology and clinical research
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
Interstitial migration of lymphocytes through inflamed skin
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
TBDIMV
Grad 1
TBD
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
Bioinformatics
Jonathan Langdon
Jonathan Langdon
SUNY Stonybrook

Stephen McAleavey, Ph.D

BME
Med 4
Biomedical ultrasound
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
TBDEPI
Grad 2
TBD
Evan McConnell
Evan McConnell
University of Rochester

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

NBA
Med 3
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
TBDTBD
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
Investigating how conventionally used techniques to characterize resting-state fMRI brain activity compares with our Mutual Connectivity Analysis (MCA) approaches by evaluating performance on 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
Cancer Biology, stem cell biology, development and genomics
Daniel Savage
Daniel Savage
University of Rochester

Wayne Knox, Ph.D.

Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D.

OPT
Grad 5
Biomedical optics and visual science
Colleen Schneider
Colleen Schneider
Colgate University

Brad Mahon, Ph.D.

BCS
Grad 2
Neuroscience
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
Tissue engineering and development
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
TBD
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
TBDGenetics
Grad 1
TBD
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
TBDTBD
Grad 2
Biochemistry
Jimmy Zhang
Jimmy Zhang
Cornell University

Paul Brookes, Ph.D.

PharmPhys
Grad 3
Nutrition, metabolism, cardiology