Graduate Studies : Students

Graduate Students


Amadei Celeste

Celeste Amadei

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



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

Ryan Carney

Ryan Carney

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Ralf Landgraf, PhD
Project: TBA


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


Elisabeth Jeffrey

Elisabeth Jeffrey

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PhD
Project: Spinal Cord Injury and the Microbiome



Alexia Kafkoutsou

Alexia Kafkoutsou

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PhD
Project: TBA



Akil Kalathil

Akil Kalathil

Mentor: Shanta Dhar, PhD
Project: TBA



Chitvan Killawala

Chitvan Killawala

Mentor: Sapna Deo, PhD
Project: Development of a Mobile device for Non-Invasive Detection for Drowsiness and High Risk Carcinogenic Agents



Hyun Jung Kim

Hyun Jung Kim

Mentor: Antonio Barrientos, PhD
Project: The Role of GTPase MTG1 in Mitochondrial Translation and Heart Disease



Hetakshi Kurani

Hetakshi Kurani

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



LilyLiu

Lily Liu

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Arun Malhotra, PhD
Project: Antibody-drug conjugates using IgG2 antibodies: How antibody structure affects conjugation locations and molecule stability.

DerikMadorma

Derik Madorma

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: Targeting therapy to the gut in IBD



KelseyMoody

Kelsey Moody

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Zafar Nawaz, PhD
Project: Enzyme therapy for macular degeneration.



Leah Nemzow

Leah Nemzow

Mentor: Feng Gong, PhD
Project: Characterizing the Enzymatic Activity of USP24 & it’s Role in DNA Damage Response


Gregory O'Connor

Gregory O’Connor

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: It’s Not Quorum without You: Interactions between the Microbiome and its Host



Anna Palovcak

Anna Palovcak

Mentor: Yanbin Zhang, PhD
Project: TBA



Devon Pawley

Devon C. Pawley

Mentor: 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

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.


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


Nicole Stevens

Nicole Stevens

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Thomas K. Harris, PhD
Project: Absorption and Metabolism of Chemical Constituents from Essential Oil Administered by Ingestion, Inhalation, and Topical Application.


Baodi Sun

Baodi Sun

Mentor: Mingjiang Xu, PhD
Project: TBA




Nadja Soares

Nadja Soares De Andrade

Mentor: Claes Wahlestedt, MD, PhD
Project: TBA




Christina Stamatious

Christina Stamatious

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, 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



Miling Wang

Miling Wang

Mentor: Stephen Lee, PhD
Project: Investigating chemotherapy-induced tumor cell dormancy


Daniel Wynn

Daniel Wynn

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: Employing biotechnology to detect hazardous materials




Yu-Ping Yang

Yu-Ping Yang

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD & Richard J. Cote, MD
Project: Novel applications of bioluminescence in oncology research-Detection of Circulating tumor cells & image-guided therapy.


Hui Zhong

Hui Zhong

Mentor: Antonio Barrientos, PhD
Project: TBA