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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Students

Uday Baliga, M.S.
Uday Baliga M.S.
Graduate Student
Dean Lab

Research Interest: Development of gene delivery techniques to the lung using electroporation and modified nucleic acids

Tyler Bell,
Tyler Bell
Graduate Student
Kottmann Lab

Research Interest: Investigating the role of proton sensing G-protein coupled receptors in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Jamie Burchett,
Jamie Burchett
Graduate Student
Altman Lab

Research Interest:

Understanding the role of the REV-ERB proteins in MYC-driven circadian disruption and cancer. 

Juliana Cazarin de Menezes, PhD
Juliana Cazarin de Menezes PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Altman Lab

Research Interest:

Understanding the role of MYC-driven circadian disruption in lung cancer cell transformation

Kiana Chen, M.S.
Kiana Chen M.S.
Graduate Student
Schwarz Lab

Research Interest:

The mechanism behind sexual dimorphism in TNF-induced erosive inflammatory arthritis

Lily Cisco, M.S.
Lily Cisco M.S.
Graduate Student
Lueck Lab

Research Interest:

Pathomechanism of skeletal muscle weakness and degeneration in Myotonic Dystrophy

Amelia Clark, M.S.
Amelia Clark M.S.
Graduate Student
Altman Lab

Research Interest:

Modulation of the cell-autonomous molecular clock by metabolic stress, and its role in the anti-tumor immune response. 

Eric Comeau, Ph.D.
Eric Comeau Ph.D.
Graduate Student
Hocking Lab

David Delemos, M.S.
David Delemos M.S.
Graduate Student
Dean Lab

Research Interest:

Exploring the use of electroporation for gene delivery to the lung to treat cystic fibrosis

Abdul Embong,
Abdul Embong
Graduate Student
Topham Lab

Research Interest: Analysis of Human Memory B Cell Expansion After Influenza Vaccination: Assessing The Vaccine Efficacy of Licensed Flu Vaccines in the United States and the Influence of Original Antigenic Sin in Mounting Humoral Immunological Response

Christopher Farrar,
Christopher Farrar
Graduate Student
Hocking Lab

Kristina
 Fenner
,
Kristina  Fenner
Graduate Student
Lawrence Lab

Research Interest: Studying the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells during viral infection

Jeffrey Gabell,
Jeffrey Gabell
Graduate Student
Lueck Lab

Adam Geber, BS
Adam Geber BS
Graduate Student
Topham Lab

Alicia Healey,
Alicia Healey
Graduate Student
Lawrence Lab

Research Interest: Investigating how AHR activation modulates neutrophil recruitment to the lung during viral infection

Christina Heil, Ph.D.
Christina Heil Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lueck Lab

Emma House, M.S.
Emma House M.S.
Graduate Student
McGraw Lab

Research Interest:

The role of CD4+ T-cells in the development of flavoring induced bronchiolitis obliterans

Cassandra Houser, M.S.
Cassandra Houser M.S.
Graduate Student
Lawrence Lab

Research Interest: Exposure to environmental factors that bind the AHR regulates the differentiation and function of T follicular helper cells: a CD4+ T cell subset that is essential for the antibody response.

Gagandeep Kaur, Ph.D.
Gagandeep Kaur Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Irfan Rahman Lab

Wooree Ko, M.S.
Wooree Ko M.S.
Graduate Student
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

Raj Kumar Mongre,
Raj Kumar Mongre
Postdoctoral Associate
Minsoo Kim Lab

Research Interest: Host inflammatory responses that regulate sepsis prognosis

Thomas Lamb,
Thomas Lamb
Graduate Student
Irfan Rahman Lab

Research Interest: Investigating the effects of flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes on macrophage function

Joseph Lucas,
Joseph Lucas
Graduate Student
Irfan Rahman Lab

Research Interest: Studying the effects of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid on lung barrier integrity and the development of asthma

Jiries Meehan-Atrash, Ph.D.
Jiries Meehan-Atrash Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Irfan Rahman Lab

Michelle Millar, Ph.D.
Michelle Millar Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Arshad Rahman Lab

Thivanka Muthumalage, Ph.D.
Thivanka Muthumalage Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Irfan Rahman Lab

Research Interest:

Inhalation toxicological assessment of tobacco and menthol flavored e-cigarettes

Ashley Nelson,
Ashley Nelson
Graduate Student
Järvinen-Seppo Lab

Molly Niska,
Molly Niska
Graduate Student
Topham Lab

Emma Norris, Ph.D.
Emma Norris Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Hocking Lab

Catherine Pizzarello, BS
Catherine Pizzarello BS
Graduate Student
Järvinen-Seppo Lab

Research Interest:

The role of human milk oligosaccharides in the regulation of intestinal epithelial cell cytokine expression

Joseph Porter, Ph.D.
Joseph Porter Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lueck Lab

Christina Post, Ph.D.
Christina Post Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lawrence Lab

Research Interest: Effects of exposure to perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) on antiviral immunity

Traci
 Pressley,
Traci  Pressley
Graduate Student
Fazal Lab

Sadiya Shaikh, Ph.D.
Sadiya Shaikh Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Irfan Rahman Lab

Matthew Sipple, M.S.
Matthew Sipple M.S.
Graduate Student
Lueck Lab

Research Interest:

Characterizing the molecular underpinnings of muscle excitability in Myotonic Dystrophy and the development of potential therapeutics

Michael Sportiello, BS
Michael Sportiello BS
Graduate Student
Topham Lab

Research Interest:

Resident memory T cells, influenza immune response, influenza vaccine development, applied bioinformatic methods

Melinda Vander Horst,
Melinda Vander Horst
Graduate Student
Hocking Lab

Qixin Wang, Ph.D.
Qixin Wang Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Irfan Rahman Lab

Research Interest: Tobacco products, dysregulated repair, mitochondria, and exosome dysfunction