Faculty Co-Directors

Dr. Mike Levy
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Dr. Hillary Nelson
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Anne-Cara Apple
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PHCP Current Students (as of June 1, 2016)

Name Start Year Grad Group PhD Advisor
Yuxiang Zhang 2012 PGG Mitch Lazar
Joseph Benci 2013 CAMB CB Andy Minn
Annie Chen 2013 CAMB MVP Mark Goulian
Jamie DeNizio 2013 BMB Rahul Kohli
Enrique Lin Shiao 2013 BMB Shelley Berger
Sarah Sneed 2013 IGG Mike Povelones
Elisabet Bjanes 2014 CAMB MVP Igor Brodsky
Alexandra Delaney 2014 CAMB MVP Igor Brodsky
Mary Addison 2015 CAMB MVP  
Shannon Barbour 2015 CAMB MVP  
Courtney Comar 2015 CAMB MVP  
Rina Fujiwara 2015 BMB  


PHCP Certificate Requirements Complete (as of June 1, 2016)

Name Start Year Grad Group PhD Advisor PHCP Project PHCP Advisor
Devin Christopher 2011 CAMB GTV Dan Rader Throughput Analysis of an Expanded Dual-Model Second-Visit Mass Prophylaxis Functional Exercise Steve Alles (Phila Dept of Health)
Kristel Emmer 2011 CAMB
Hidlegund Ertl Memory T cell responses to heterologous prime-boost Ad35/AERAS-402 and MVA85A in BCG-vaccinated adults Alex Hanlon & Aeras Institute
Rachel Leibman 2011 CAMB MVP Jim Riley Utilizing Philadelphia STD Clinic Data to Analyze the Status of Chlamydia in MSM Clare Newbern (Phila Dept of Health)
Megan Wise 2011 CAMB MVP David Weiner Developing Question and Answer sheets for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center in their special topics series Charlotte Moser and Paul Offitt


PHCP Alumni/BGS Graduates (as of June 1, 2016)

Name Years Grad Group PhD Thesis PhD Advisor PHCP Project PHCP Advisor Current Position Previous Position
Kara Coleman 2006-2011 CAMB CB Uncovering the role of the BRCA1-RAP80 complex in cancer susceptibility and DNA repair Roger Greenberg Factors influencing participation of high-risk African-American women in breast cancer genetic counseling programs Tim Rebbeck Office, Biomedical Programs, PEW Charitable Trusts ETHOS Health Communications
Leah Sabin 2006-2011 CAMB MVP The role of RNA silencing in Drosophila antiviral immunity Sara Cherry A Model of Rift Valley Fever Virus Transmission Dynamics Between Mosquito and Domestic Ruminant Populations in the Greater Philadelphia Metro Area Gary Smith Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Damon-Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories
Rebeccah Lijek 2007-2012 CAMB MVP Host-Pathogen Interactions Between Bacterial Pathogens of the Upper Respiratory Tract Jeff Weiser Antibody responses to S Aureus in a human cohort Jeff Metlay Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School  
Christopher Skipwith 2007-2012 BMB Regulation of ADAMTS13 function in hemostasis by cofactor and substrate exosite interactions X. Long Zheng Developing a tool to evaluate genetic risk perception among patients with severe to moderate hemophilia A Chanita Hughes-Halbert Asst. Professor, Bentley University Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University
Alyssa Huegel MacMillan 2008-2013 CAMB MVP Interactions Between APOBEC3 and Murine Retroviruses: Mechanisms of Restriction and Drug Resistance Susan Ross Determine specific barriers to drug adherence in HIV patients initiating antiretroviral drug therapy Robert Gross Molecular Biologist for the Newborn Screening Program, New Jersey Department of Health Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)/CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Fellow at the NJ Dept of Health
Nate Snyder 2009-2013 PGG Investigations of Bioactivity, Disposition, and Metabolism of Lipids Through Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Ian Blair Non-invasive biomarkers of asbestos exposure Hillary Nelson Asst. Prof., Drexel University MPH Student, Postdoctoral Fellow
Jamie Lemon 2010-2015 CAMB MVP The Role Of Cytosolic Access In Streptococcus Pneumoniae Nasopharyngeal Colonization Jeff Weiser Trends in Antibiotic Resistance of Staphylococcal Veterinary Isolates Shelley Rankin & Hillary Nelson NIH CPEP Microbiology Fellowship  
Dillon Birdwell 2010-2016 CAMB MVP   Susan Weiss Schmallenberg Virus Review Gary Smith & Mike Levy Medical Editor at Digistas Health LifeBrands  
Seleeke Flingai 2011-2016 CAMB GTV Engineered DNA-Mediated Antibody Gene Transfer for Prophylaxis against Infectious Diseases David Weiner Energize the Chain Impact Assessment Framework Harvey Rubin Master in Public Affairs Candidate at Princeton University