Academics - Postdocs, students, & alumni

Post Docs

Tara Burns
Tara Burns, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Wessels Lab
Project: The Role of Cilia in the Etiology of Atrioventricular Septal Defects
Sarah Cisewski
Sarah Cisewski, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in C. Kern Lab
Project: TMJ fibrocartilage development and maintenance
Francesca DiFurio
Francesca DiFurio, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Duncan Lab
Project: Mechanisms of Hepatocyte Differentiation from Human Pluripotent
Stem Cells
James Heslop
James Heslop, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Duncan Lab
Project: Molecular Basis of Human Hepatocyte Formation
Emilye Hiriart
Emilye Hiriart, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Wessels Lab
Project: The Epicardium and AV Valvuloseptal Development
Ray Jui-Tung Liu
Ray Jui-Tung Liu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Duncan Lab
Project: Identification of Small Molecules to Enhance the Formation of Hepatocytes From iPSCs
Dorea Pleasant, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Muise-Helmericks Lab
Project: TBA
Behshad Pournasr
Behshad Pournasr, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Duncan Lab
Project: Modeling Organic Acidemias Using Genome Engineering of Human iPSCs

Graduate Students

Diana B. Fulmer
Norris Lab
PhD Program, Biomedical Science
Project: TBA
Ran Jing
Ran Jing
Duncan Lab
PhD Program, Biomedical Science
Project: Identification of Novel Cellular Process that Control Hepatic Cell Fate
Alexandra Rogers
Brianna Nicole Sanders
Wessels Lab
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: Role of Second Heart Field in the Pathogenesis of Persistent Truncus Arteriosus
Alexandra Rogers
Alexandra Rogers
C. Kern Lab
Dentist Scientist Training Program (DMD, PhD)
Katelyn Toomer
Katelyn Toomer
Norris Lab
Amanda Urick
Amanda Urick
Duncan Lab
PhD Program, Biomedical Science (MCW)
Project: Defining the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Endoderm to Hepatic Transition

Undergraduates

Julie Barton
Julie Barton
Undergraduate (College of Charleston Honors College) Sugi Lab
Jordan Carter
Undergraduate (College of Charleston Honors College) Yamaguchi Lab
Ashton Getchell
Undergraduate (College of Charleston)
Yamaguchi Lab
Travis Hawkins
Travis Hawkins
Undergraduate (College of Charleston Honors College)
Sugi Lab
Royal Pipaliya
Undergraduate (College of Charleston Honors College)
Yamaguchi Lab
Jake Saxon
Jake Saxon
Undergraduate (College of Charleston Honors College)
Sugi Lab

Alumni

  • Sunil Mallanna, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow in Duncan Lab; Project: "Defining the Cell Surface Proteome to Facilitate Purification of Stem Cell–derived Hepatocytes"
  • Kimberly Sauls, PhD; PhD Student in Norris Lab; Project: “The Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Myxomatous Mitral Valve Prolapse: The Role of Filamin-A and Dchs1"
  • Mohammed Al Gadban, MD; Postdoctoral Fellow in Hammad Lab; Project: “Determine the effect of oxLDL-IC on the metabolism of key sphingolipids and associated enzymes”
  • Obaidullah Aseem, MD/PhD; Medical Scientist Training Program in W.S. Argraves Lab; Thesis: “The Epigenetic Regulation of Cubilin and the Physiological Role of this Receptor in Maintaining the Homeostasis of Serum Albumin and HDL”
  • Laura E Briggs, MD/PhD; Medical Scientist Training Program in Wessels Lab; Thesis: “Molecular and Morphological Assessment of Second Heart Field Derivatives Involved in Atrioventricular Septation with Particular Emphasis on the Dorsal Mesenchymal Protrusion”
  • Elizabeth Burton, PhD; PhD Student in Kubalak Lab; Thesis: “Regulation of VCAM-1 Expression by TGFβ2 during the formation of the Epicardium”
  • Caitlin Czajka, PhD; PhD Student in Drake Lab; Thesis: “Scaffold-Free Tissue Engineering: The Contribution of Endothelial Cell Density and Self-Assembly Mediated Tissue Tension to Fabrication of Vascularized Tissues”
  • Keerthi Harikrishnan, PhD; PhD Student in W.S. Argraves Lab; Thesis: “Fibulin-1 Suppresses proximal Outflow Tract Endothelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Prevents Apoptosis During Semilunar Valve Formation”
  • Kei Inai, MD; Postdoctoral Fellow in Sugi Lab
  • Firoj Khan, PhD; Postdoctoral Fellow in Hammad Lab; Project: “Determine the intracellular trafficking of oxLDL immune complexes”
  • Marie L Lockhart, PhD; PhD Program, Biomedical Science in Wessels Lab; Thesis: “The role of the Extracellular Matrix and the Epicardial Lineage in the Formation of the Atrioventricular Valves”
  • Alena Nareika, MD; Postdoctoral Fellow in Hammad Lab; Project: “Oxidized LDL immune complexes induce release of sphingosine kinase in human U937 monocytic cells”
  • Hiroto Okagawa, MD; Postdoctoral Fellow in Sugi Lab
  • Kimberly Sauls, PhD; a PhD Student in Chip Norris's Lab, Thesis: "The Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease and Mitral Valve Prolapse: The Role of Filamin-A and Dchs1"
  • Suzanne Sawicki Parks, PhD; PhD Student in Visconti Lab; Thesis: “Influence of Periostin on Bone Marrow-Derived Cell Contribution to Dermal Wound Repair”
  • Jacqulyne Robichaux, PhD; PhD Student in Ramsdell Lab; Thesis: “Mammary Glands Possess Intrinsic Molecular Laterality and Respond Left-Right Differently to Genetic and Pharmacological Manipulation”
  • Brian Snarr, MD/PhD; Medical Scientist Training Program in Wessels Lab; Thesis: “Role of the Dorsal Mesenchymal Protrusion in Cardiac Development”
  • Brent Wilkerson, PhD; PhD Student in K. Argraves Lab; Thesis: “The Role of Sphingosine 1-phosphate in Endothelial Barrier Function”
  • Elaine Wirrig, PhD; PhD Program, Biomedical Science in Wessels Lab; Thesis: “Hyaluronan and Proteoglycan Binding Link Proteins (HAPLNs) in Cardiac Development”
Last updated on 08-Nov-2016
 
 

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