Graduate Studies : Students

Graduate Students


Celeste Amadei

Mentors: Zafar Nawaz, PhD and Feng Gong, PhD
Project: Expression and Complex Formation of ErbBs in Neurons




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Umer Bakali

Mentors: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: TBA





Gina Del Canto

Gina Del Canto

Mentor: Joaquin Jimenez, MD
Project: Development of an In Cellulo Screening Model for the Discovery of New Treatments in the T-cell Mediated Autoimmune Disorder Alopecia Areata.


Yamina Caratinni

Yamina Caratinni

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Mingjiang Xu, PhD
Project: Specific Molecular Signatures Predict Decitabine Response in CMML


Joanne Chan

Joanne Chan

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Feng Gong, PhD
Project: A Novel Approach to Alzheimer Disease Candidate Gene Identification


Mark Demma

Mark Demma

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Sapna Deo, PhD
Project: Undertanding the mechanism of action of Omomyc, a recombinant protein inhibitor of MYC


Subham Guin

Mentor: Shanta Dhar, PhD
Project: TBA




Alexia Kafkoutsou

Alexia Kafkoutsou

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: TBA




Akil Kalathil

Akil Kalathil

Mentor: Shanta Dhar, PhD
Project: TBA




Hetakshi Kurani

Hetakshi Kurani

Mentor: Joyce Slingerland, MD, PhD
Project: Epigenetic role of DOT1L in regulation of normal mammary and TNBC stem cells



Derik Madorma

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: TBA




Ricardo Melendez

Mentor: David J. Robbins, PhD
Project: TBA




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Micael Moraskie

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: TBA




Anna Palovcak

Anna Palovcak

Mentor: Yanbin Zhang, PhD
Project: TBA




Devon C. PawleyMentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: Synthesis of Drug Infused Microneedles for Inner Ear Drug Delivery





Nuria Pedreno

Nuria Pedreno

Mentor: David I. Watlkins, PhD
Project: TBA




Sabrina Petrucci

Sabrina Petrucci

Mentor: Sapna Deo, PhD
Project: TBA




Nadia Peyravian

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: TBA




Josh Poorbaugh

Josh Poorbaugh

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: CD8 T Cell Exhaustion and Autoimmunity.



Fatemeh Razavipour

Mentor: Joyce M. Slingerland, MD, PhD, FRCP
Project: TBA




Sherwin Reyes

Mentor: Sapna Deo, PhD
Project: TBA




Natalie Ricciardi

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: TBA




Shrita Sarkar

Shrita Sarkar

Mentor: Shanta Dhar, PhD
Project: TBA




Aaron Sorensen

Aaron Sorensen

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: TK Harris, PhD
Project: Environmental and Anthropogenic impact on Frankincense Essential Oil Chemistry


Baodi Sun

Baodi Sun

Mentor: Mingjiang Xu, PhD
Project: TBA




Khaja Waheeduddin

Khaja Waheeduddin Syed

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Fen-Chun Yang MD, PhD
Project: Immune Dysregulation in Myeloidysplastic Syndrome (MDS): Blast, Leukemic stem cells, Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells and T-regulatory cells


Phaedra Theodoridis

Phaedra Theodoridis

Mentor: Stephen Lee, PhD
Project: TBA




Hui Zhong

Hui Zhong

Mentor: Antonio Barrientos, PhD
Project: TBA