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2005 Graduates

Graduate Name and Program Dissertation
Michael Abram, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Proteolytic Cleavage Events in the Maturation of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase
Aklile Berhanu, PhD
Combinational Cytokine Therapy of Cancer: Pleiotropic Impact within the Tumor Microenvironment
Casey Carlos, MD, PhD
Human Tumor Antigen MUC1 as an Inducer of Dendritic Cell Migration and Distorted Maturation
Vilma Decman, PhD
The Dual Role of Gamma Interferon During Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Infection
Berthony Deslouches, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
De Novo Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides as Therapeutics against Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Lori Ehrlich, MD, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
IL-3 – Mediated Osteoblast Inhibition in Multiple Myeloma
Lori Emert-Sedak, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Mediation of Chemotherapy-Induced Apoptosis by the Lysosomal Protease Cathepsin D
Rafael Flores, PhD
The Regulation of Dendritic Cell Function in Autoimmune Prone and Wild Type Mice
Louis Ghanem, MD, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
The Role and Regulation of p21 in Myelopoiesis
Constantinos Hadjipanayis, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Radiosensitivity Enhancement of Human Glioblastoma Multiforme by a Herpes Simplex Virus Vector
Lana Hanford, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
The Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) in Interstitial Lung Disease        
Marjet Heitzer, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Biology
Mechanism of Hic-5/ARA55 Action, a Novel Stromal-Specific Nuclear Receptor Coactivator
David Hokey, PhD
Polarized Dendritic Cells for Tumor Immunotherapy
Jian Huang, PhD
Modulation of Tumoricidal Activities of Dendritic Cells to Enhance Antigen Uptake and Cross-Presentation
Sara Jackson, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Modeling Physical Changes in HSV Genomes that Occur during Lytic and Latent Infections: The Role of ICPO
Vivek Khatri, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Effects of Adaptation in a Somatosensory Thalamocortical Circuit
Catherine Kraft, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Lipid Binding and the Scaffolding Function of the Kinase Suppressor of RAS
Andrew Lepisto, PhD
CD4 T Cells are both Protective and Pathologic in Mice Following Ocular Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) Infection
Changqing Ma, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Variations in Microarray Based Gene Expression Profiling: Identifying Sources and Improving Results
Latha Malaiyandi, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Interactions Between Zinc and Mitochondria in Neuronal Injury
Kathleen McKibbon, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
The Effect of Risk Attitude and Uncertainty Comfort on Primary Care Physician’s Use of Electronic Information Resources
Julie Myers-Irvin, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Characterization on Nuclear Matrix Alterations Involved in Bladder Cancer Progression
Scott Shell, PhD
Pre-mRNA Alternative Polyadenylation Influences the Expression of Multiple Genes in LPS-Stimulated Macrophages
Roderick Tan, MD, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase and Matrix Metalloproteinases in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Timucin Taner, PhD
Dendritic Cells, Rapamycin and Transplant Tolerance
Michael Turner, PhD
Regulation of MUC1-specific Immunity by CD4+ T Cells
Lee-Wei Yang, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Biomolecular Dynamics Revealed by Elastic Network
Clayton Yates, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Prostate Cancer Molecular Aspects to Direct Visualization Utilizing a Bioreactor
Kelly Young, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Construction, Characterization and Immunogenicity of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-like Particles
Susan Zabierowski, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Differential Cellular Requirements for ICP4-mediated Activation of HSV-1 Early and Late Genes
Qing Zhang, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Activation by Gastrin Releasing Peptide (GRP) in Head and Neck Cancer: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications