Academics - Postdocs, students, & alumni

Post Docs

Tara Burns
Sarah Cisewski, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in C. Kern Lab
Project: TMJ fibrocartilage development and maintenance
James Corbett
James Corbett, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Duncan Lab
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
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
Paige Lamprecht
Duncan Lab
Alexandra Rogers
Alexandra Rogers
C. Kern Lab
Dentist Scientist Training Program (DMD, PhD)

Alumni

  • Ran Jing, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences Program, Duncan Lab, Project: "Using iPSC-derived Hepatocytes to Study Liver Development and Diseases"
  • Katelynn Toomer, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences Program, Norris Lab, Project: "Primary Cilia in Cardiac Valve Development and Disease"
  • Brianna Nicole Sanders, M.S. Biomedical Sciences Program, Wessels Lab, Project: "Role of Second Heart Field in the Pathogenesis of Persistent Truncus Arteriosus"
  • Amanda Urick, Ph.D. PhD Student in Duncan Lab; Project: "Defining the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Endoderm to Hepatic Transition"
  • 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 02-Apr-2018
 
 

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