2016 Graduates

 

Graduate Name and Program

Dissertation
Peter Adelman, PhD
Neurobiology
Transcriptionally Defined Subpopulations of Cutaneous Neurons: Effects of Nerve Injury and Regeneration
Courtney Lynn Andersen, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Targeting estrogen receptor as a strategy for personalized medicine in ovarian cancer
Christopher Barnes, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Mechanistic insights into eukaryotic transcription using novel crystallographic techniques
Matthew Baumgartner, PhD
Computational Biology
Improving rational drug design by incorporating novel biophyical insight
Avaraham Bayer, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Pathways deployed by human placental trophoblasts to confer viral resistance
Nishank Bhalla, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Evasion and Resistance of Host Antiviral Defense pathways by Alphaviruses
Lujia Chen, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
Deep learning models for modeling cellular transcription systems
Vicky Chen, PhD
Biomecial Informatics
Identifying Patterns of Cancer Disease Mechanisms by Mining Alternative Representations of Genomic Alterations
Anthony Cillo, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Characterization of inducible reservoirs of HIV-1
Mahlon Collins, PhD
Neurobiology
Identification of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Disease Mechanisms by Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteomic Profiling
Fernando Concha Benavente, PhD
Immunology
Epidermal growth factor receptor and Janus Kinase 2 regulation of programmed death ligand 1 and immunoescape in head and neck cancer
Robert DiFazio, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Determination of correlates of protection against tuberculosis in nonhuman primate models

Rory Donovan-Maiye, PhD
Computational Biology
Efficient Sampling in Stochastic Biological Models
Kenneth Drombosky, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Huntington's Disease Studies at the Interface of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology
Taylor Eddens, PhD
Immunology
Host-pathogen interactions in pneumocystis infection
Becca Flitter, PhD
Immunology
Host pathogen interactions in the cystic fibrosis airway: pseudomonas aeruginosa impairs the resolution inflammation by manipulating host lipid signaling
Stephen Godin, PhD
Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology
The Shu complex is a conserved regulator of Rad51 filament formation
Rick Jordan, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
Literature mining sustains and enhances knowledge discovery from OMIC studies
Ankur Joshi, PhD
Neurobiology
Intrinsic synaptic mechanisms controlling the excitability of Layer 5 roticocallosal and corticocollicular neurons in auditory cortex
Kyle Knickelbein, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutic Approaches for KRAS-Mediated Resistance to Anti-EGFR Therapy in Colorectal Cancer Cells
Erik Koppes, PhD
Intergrative Molecular Biology
The role of genomic imprints in placental biology
Kelly Koral, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Leukocyte specific protein-1: A novel regulator of hepatocellular migrations and proliferation in liver regeneration and cancer
Johannes Kutten, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Role of TSP1-CD47 signaling in tracheal repair and regeneration
Abhishek Mandal, PhD
Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology
Investigations of the structural changes in proapoptotic peroxidase-active cardiolipin-bound cytochrome c and liquid-gel phase transitions in liposomes using solid state NMR spectroscopy
Tiffany McClendon, PhD
Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology
Genetic dissection of factors that promote genome stabilityin the Caenorhabditis Elegans germ line
Kevin McCormick, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
RIPK1 down-regulation promotes tumor progression while enhancing the apoptotic response to TLR3 ligand in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
Heather Metz, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Non-canonical role for insulin receptor Substrate-1 in signaling pathways of the lung
David Montez, PhD
Neurobiology
Brain system mechanisms underlying developmental changes in working memory performance during adoloscence
Henry Ogoe, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
Robust predictive modeling of related gene expression data via multi-source transfer rule learning
Binh Phong, PhD
Immunology
Regulation of mast cell function by TIM-1 and TIM-3 signaling
Josiah Radder, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Novel insights into the genetic basis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Kritika Ramani, PhD
Immunology
Regulation of renal immunity and immunopathology by interleukin-17
Benjamin Rothrauff, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Extracellular matrix-enhanced biomimetic scaffolds for tissue-specific orthopaedic tissue engineering
Andrew Sedgewick, PhD
Computational Biology
Graphical models for de novo and pathway-based network prediction over multi-modal high-throughput biological data
Mansi Shah, PhD
Neurobiology
Analysis of ADP receptor signaling pathways in nociceptors and implications for inflammatory pain
Naima Sharaf, PhD
Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology
Solution NMR studies of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase
Robert Sheehan, PhD
Computational Biology
Closing the loop: A combined computational modeling and experimental approach provides novel insights into immune cell signaling systems and their global effects
Erin Stachowski, PhD
Neurobiology
Mechanisms of vesicular monoamine transporter-2 degradation
Erin Steer, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Implications of an interaction between PINK1 and VCP for Parkinson's Disease pathogenesis
Jose Juan Tapia Valenzuela, PhD
Computational Biology
A study on systems modeling frameworks and their interoperability
Laura Tipton, PhD
Computational Biology
Quantitative Inferences from the Lung Microbiome
Louis Justine Vuga, PhD
Clinical and Translational Science
Potential diagnostic and prognostic bionmarkers of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and the impact of E2F8 in Collagen 1 synthesis
Mark Weir, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Simultaneous inhibition of driver and effector Kinases promotes potent growth arrest of AML cells in vitro and in vivo
Margaret Wright, PhD
Neurobiology
Role of the Atoh1 Lineage in Merkel Cell Development and Maintenance
Eser Yilmaz, PhD
Neurobiology
Sensory neuron subpopulation-specific regulation of intracellular calcium in a rat model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
Jennifer Zerbato, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Establishment and reversal of HIV-1 latency in primary CD4+ naive and central memory T cells
Jing Zhao, PhD
Immunology
A causal role of ATM- and NEMO-dependent NF-κB activation in DNA damage-induced senescence and aging