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




Clayton Bennet

Clayton Bennett

Mentor: Stephen Lee, PhD
Project: The role of long non-coding RNAs in response to extreme physiological stress



LisaBlumencranz

Lisa Eileen Blumencranz

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Ralf Landgraf, PhD
Project: Utilization of genomics for risk assessment and molecular subtyping to improve treatment strategy in breast cancer



David Broyles

David Broyles

Mentor: Sapna Deo, PhD
Project: Simple and Rapid Paper-Based Platform for Detection of Common Sexually-Transmitted Infections



Teresia Carreon

Teresia Carreon

Mentor: Sanjoy Bhattacharya, PhD
Project: The role of cochlin in protein interaction in the trabecular meshwork



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.


Genea Edwards

Genea Edwards

Mentor: Sanjoy Bhattacharya, PhD
Project: Endogenous Lipids in Glaucoma



Laura Goodman

Laura Goodman

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



Trajen Head

Trajen Head

Mentor: Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD
Project: Chimeric Protein Sensors for Bioluminescence-Based Apoptosis Detection




Samuel Jativa

Samuel Jativa

Mentor: Sapna Deo, PhD
Project: Pending Approval




Elisabeth Jeffrey

Elisabeth Jeffrey

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




Hyun Jung Kim

Hyun Jung Kim

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




Hetashki Kurani

Hetashki Kurani

Mentor: Joyce Slingerland, MD, PhD
Project: TBA




LilyLiu

Lily Liu

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


DerikMadorma

Derik Madorma

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



KelseyMoody

Kelsey Moody

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Dr. Zafar Nawaz
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



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: 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.



Xavier Prado

Xavier Prado Julià

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




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.


Nadja Soares

Nadja Soares De Andrade

Mentor: Claes Wahlestedt, MD, PhD
Project: TBA




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Jennifer D. Verriotto

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Byron Lam, MD
Project: “Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ocular Photosensitivity Assessment: A Novel Quantification of Symptoms and Light Sensitivity Threshold”


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.


Szu-Yu Chen

Szu-Yu Chen

Executive PhD Student
Mentor: Feng Gong, PhD
Project: Niche Regulation of Limbal Epithelial Stem Cells.



Rui Zheng

Rui Zeng

Mentor: Antonio Barrientos, PhD
Project: The Assembly Pathway of the Mitoribosomal Large Subunit