Current Students

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Zoey Miller

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Prithvi Sinha

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Nohelly Derosiers

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Nicolas Gonzalez

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Michael Zaleski

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Sofia Castelli

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Julia  Ferrante

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Johnathan  Wong

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Heather Sosnoski

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Grace Lee

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Eliana  von Krusenstiern

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Diane (DaYeon) Lee

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Christina  Brown

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Avery Posey
Alexander Benton

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Targeting for the Implementation of Next Generation of CAR-T Therapies

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Powell

Rotations:

  • Marco Ruella
  • Daniel Powell
Conroy Field

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Neutrophils and chemokines in venous thrombosis

Advisor(s):

  • Morty Poncz

Rotations:

  • Mark Kahn
  • Morty Poncz
  • Rodney Camire
Ambar Jimenez (she/her/hers)

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • James Riley

Rotations:

  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Avery Posey
  • Donald O'Rourke
  • James Riley
Adrienne Jo (she/her/hers)

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Application of Targeted Recombination in Active Population to Access Neurons Activated by Social Defeat Stress

Advisor(s):

  • Seema Bhatnagar

Rotations:

  • Mariella De Biasi
  • Seema Bhatnagar
Zachary Lamplugh

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Reprogramming glioma microenvironment for immunotherapy

Advisor(s):

  • Yi Fan

Rotations:

  • Yi Fan
  • Ellen Pure
Sonia Lombroso

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Discovering Regulators of Macrophage Identity in Brain

Advisor(s):

  • Frederick (Christian) Bennett

Rotations:

  • Frederick (Christian) Bennett
  • Shelley Berger
  • Elizabeth Heller-Mesznik
Kyla Mace

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Matt Kayser

Rotations:

  • Julie Blendy
  • Heath Schmidt
  • Matt Kayser
Bridget Mcveigh

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Transient receptor potential mucolipin 1 (TRPML1) localization patterns and protein binding partners in Mucolipidosis type IV (ML4) mild-to-severe disease mutants

Advisor(s):

  • Vera Moiseenkova-Bell

Rotations:

  • Vera Moiseenkova-Bell
  • Kevin Foskett
Ryan O'Connell

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Pro-drug design of DNA-encoded, immune cell engaging, bispecific antibodies to mitigate on-target, off-tumor toxicity in cancer immunotherapy

Advisor(s):

  • David Weiner

Rotations:

  • Daniel Rader
  • David Weiner
Asmita Panthi

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Kristen Lynch

Rotations:

  • Junwei Shi
  • James Shorter
  • Kristen Lynch
Nils Wellhausen

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Development of fratricide resistant CAR-T cells for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia

Advisor(s):

  • Carl June
Catherine Wingrove

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Characterizing B7-H3 as an immunotherapeutic target in neuroblastoma

Advisor(s):

  • John Maris
Brandon Anderson

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Protecting the retina by removing ferrous iron through chemical chelation or viral gene transfer of the ferroxidase ceruloplasmin

Advisor(s):

  • Joshua Duniaef

Rotations:

  • Roderic Eckenhoff
  • Joshua Duniaef
  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
Varun Bahl

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Evaluating the Role of α-Cell Glucokinase in Metabolic Disease

Advisor(s):

  • Klaus Kaestner

Rotations:

  • Park Cho-Park
  • Klaus Kaestner
  • Doris Stoffers
Kayla Barekat

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Exploring the role of the gut microbiome in NSAID-induced gastroenteropathy

Advisor(s):

  • Garret Fitzgerald

Rotations:

  • Caryn Lerman
  • Rebecca Simmons
  • Tracy Bale
Kryshawna Beard

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Extracellular vesicles as biomarkers for monitoring inflammation after traumatic brain injury

Advisor(s):

  • David Meaney

Rotations:

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • James Eberwine
  • David Meaney
Tatiana Blanchard

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Epigenetic Reprogramming to Promote Human Antigen-Specific CD8+ T cell Immunity

Advisor(s):

  • Beatriz Carreno

Rotations:

  • Carl June
  • Gerald Linette
  • Daniel Powell
Dan Brown

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: A novel gene therapy strategy for precise fusion oncogene targeting

Advisor(s):

  • Saar Gill

Rotations:

  • Daniel Powell
  • Saar Gill
  • Margaret Chou
Keith Campagno

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Enhancing degradation of amyloid beta in lysosomes of presenilin mutant microglia

Advisor(s):

  • Claire Mitchell

Rotations:

  • Robert Christopher Pierce
  • Benjamin Garcia
  • Claire Mitchell
Marco Carpenter

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2014

Project Title: Insights Into Epigenetic Drug Memories

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Heller-Mesznik

Rotations:

  • Akiva Cohen
  • Elizabeth Heller-Mesznik
  • Julie Blendy
Suhee Chang

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: TISSUE-SPECIFIC REGULATION OF IMPRINTED H19/IGF2 CLUSTER

Advisor(s):

  • Marisa Bartolomei

Rotations:

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • Klaus Kaestner
  • Marisa Bartolomei
Ryan Cupo

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Discovery of a human mitochondrial protein disaggregase

Advisor(s):

  • James Shorter

Rotations:

  • James Shorter
  • Garret Fitzgerald
  • Michael Robinson
Kimberly Edwards

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Assessing Immune Cell Activation and Function with Novel PET Imaging Probes

Advisor(s):

  • Mark Sellmyer

Rotations:

  • Dmitry Gabrilovich
  • Mark Sellmyer
  • Robert Mach
Emily Fabyanic

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Dissecting Developmental Patterning and Function of Hydroxymethylcytosine in the Epigenome of Maturing Neurons

Advisor(s):

  • Hao Wu

Rotations:

  • Julie Blendy
  • Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou
  • Klaus Kaestner
  • Hao Wu


Mark Gerelus

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Elucidating the therapeutic tractability and functional role of SHP2 in ALK-driven high-risk neuroblastoma

Advisor(s):

  • Yael Mosse

Rotations:

  • Margaret Chou
  • Yael Mosse
  • Donita Brady
Shivesh Ghura

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Effects of PERK haplotype on APP pathology in Alzheimer's disease

Advisor(s):

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto

Rotations:

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • David Lynch
  • Benjamin Garcia
Kevin Gillespie

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Mitochondrial lipid peroxidation products as markers and drivers of rotenone toxicity"

Advisor(s):

  • Ian Blair

Rotations:

  • Ian Blair
  • Aalim Weljie
  • Marilyn Howarth
  • Michael Pack
Andrea Guzman

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Development and Validation of a pH-Sensitive Probe for Cerenkov Imaging of the Tumor Microenvironment"

Advisor(s):

  • Edward Delikatny

Rotations:

  • Andrew Tsourkas
  • Donita Brady
  • Edward Delikatny
Michael Hart

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Elucidation of the optical and therapeutic properties of near-infrared fluorescent inhibitors of choline kinase α for the treatment of lung cancers

Advisor(s):

  • Edward Delikatny

Rotations:

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • Yair Argon
  • Edward Delikatny
Courtney Hong

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Investigating the role of ADAMTS proteases and versican in the molecular pathogenesis of cerebral cavernous malformations

Advisor(s):

  • Mark Kahn

Rotations:

  • Mark Kahn
  • Margaret Chou
  • Nancy Speck
Daniel Jacome

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Development of a Small Molecule Sensor for Cell-Cell Interactions

Advisor(s):

  • Mark Sellmyer

Rotations:

  • Robert Mach
  • Saar Gill
  • Mark Sellmyer
Joseph Johnson

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: The role of acute frataxin deficiency on mitochondrial bioenergetic impairments in Friedreich Ataxia

Advisor(s):

  • David Lynch
Nathan Kendsersky

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Credentialing Delta-like 3 as an oncoprotein and immunotherapeutic target in neuroblastoma

Advisor(s):

  • John Maris

Rotations:

  • James Shorter
  • Klaus Kaestner
  • John Maris
Jarrett Lindsay

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Characterizing ALCAM as an oncoprotein an immunotherapeutic target in neuroblastoma

Advisor(s):

  • John Maris

Rotations:

  • Donita Brady
  • Margaret Chou
  • John Maris
Dania Malik

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Deciphering Chronometabolic Dysfunction in Drosophila Short Sleep Models

Advisor(s):

  • Aalim Weljie

Rotations:

  • Margaret Chou
  • David Lynch
  • Aalim Weljie
John Maurer

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Neuronal and homeostatic regulation of sleep by the preoptic area and tuberomammillary nucleus

Advisor(s):

  • Shinjae Chung

Rotations:

  • Mariella De Biasi
  • Elizabeth Heller-Mesznik
  • Seema Bhatnagar
  • Shinjae Chung
Claire Meurice

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2014

Project Title: Development and validation of a novel mouse model to evaluate the cell-type specific contribution of E2F1 to age-associated neurodegeneration

Advisor(s):

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto

Rotations:

  • Steve Thomas
  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • Paul Axelsen
Rebecca Myers

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2014

Project Title: APC Regulation of GSK-3 Activity

Advisor(s):

  • Peter Klein

Rotations:

  • Patrick Viatour
  • Peter Klein
  • Xianxin Hua
Sofya Osharovich

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Near-Infrared Fluorescent Choline Kinase α Inhibitor for Intraoperative Lung Cancer Imaging

Advisor(s):

  • Edward Delikatny

Rotations:

  • James Shorter
  • Ian Blair
  • Edward Delikatny
Daniel Park

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Evaluating pharmacokinetic profile and T-cell-mediated cytotoxicity of DNA-encoded bispecific antibody in a mouse GBM model

Advisor(s):

  • David Weiner

Rotations:

  • Margaret Chou
  • Michael Farwell
  • David Weiner
Theresa Patten

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2014

Project Title: Effects of Sweet Flavorants in E-cigarettes on Nicotine Reward in Adolescent Mice

Advisor(s):

  • Mariella De Biasi

Rotations:

  • Julie Blendy
  • Mariella De Biasi
  • Tracy Bale
Ryan Paulukinas

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: The Androgenic Impact of AKR1C3 and the 11-Oxygenated Androgens on PCOS

Advisor(s):

  • Trevor Penning

Rotations:

  • Margaret Chou
  • Trevor Penning
  • Garret Fitzgerald
Ross Pirnie

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Identification of Post-Translational Modification State-Based Liver Injury Biomarker

Advisor(s):

  • Ian Blair

Rotations:

  • Aalim Weljie
  • Ian Blair
  • Robert Levy
Elizabeth Pruzinsky

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: The role of the nuclear receptor co-repressor RIP140 in the control of muscle fitness

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Kelly

Rotations:

  • Kirk Wangensteen
  • Yael Mosse
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Doris Stoffers
Laura Puentes

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: From Therapeutic to Companion Diagnostic: Characterizing a Brain Penetrable PARP inhibitor in Glioblastoma

Advisor(s):

  • Robert Mach

Rotations:

  • Robert Mach
  • Vladimir Muzykantov
  • Eric Brown
Natalia Quijano Carde

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Investigating molecular and genetic influencers of alcohol-related behaviors in mice

Advisor(s):

  • Mariella De Biasi

Rotations:

  • Mariella De Biasi
  • Robert Christopher Pierce
  • Elizabeth Heller-Mesznik
Nicole Robles-Matos

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Elucidating the Epigenetic Mechanisms Involved in the Origins of Adult Metabolic Outcomes Following in utero DEHP Exposure

Advisor(s):

  • Marisa Bartolomei

Rotations:

  • Trevor Penning
  • Rebecca Simmons
  • Marisa Bartolomei
Laura Romano

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Molecular synchronization of protein homeostasis by 4EBP1-PI31

Advisor(s):

  • Park Cho-Park

Rotations:

  • Jeffrey Field
  • Benjamin Garcia
  • Park Cho-Park
Christopher Roselle

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Investigating the role of ∆133p53α in improving persistence and cytotoxicity of chimeric antigen receptor T cells

Advisor(s):

  • Carl June

Rotations:

  • Mitchell Lazar
  • Carl June
  • Roger Greenberg
Lindsay Roth

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Mechanisms of White Matter Loss due to HIV infection and Antiretroviral Therapies

Advisor(s):

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • Judith Grinspan

Rotations:

  • Julie Blendy
  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • Roderic Eckenhoff
Lauren Shaw

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: TCRVb CAR T cell therapy for precision targeting of T cell malignant clones

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Powell

Rotations:

  • Julie Blendy
  • Tzipora (Karin) Eisinger
  • Michael Farwell
  • Daniel Powell
Alexander Starr

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Modulation of the NLRP3 inflammasome by cannabinoids in hiPSC models of HAND

Advisor(s):

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto

Rotations:

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • Frances Jensen
  • James Shorter
Monica Thapaliya

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Roles of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase-2 (GRK2) on MRGPRX2/Mrgprb2 and FcεRI-mediated responses in mast cells

Advisor(s):

  • Hydar Ali
Tsun (Jerrick) To

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Ontogeny and molecular determinants of tumor migratory dendritic cells

Advisor(s):

  • Malay Haldar
Alexandra Vazquez Salgado

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: The Role of ROCK2 in Resistance of Hepatocellular Carcinoma to Sorafenib Treatment

Advisor(s):

  • Kirk Wangensteen
Ryan Von Kleeck

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: The consequences of progerin expression on mechanosensation and arterial stiffening in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Advisor(s):

  • Richard Assoian
Eric Waite

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating the Role of β-Cell Senescence in Type 2 Diabetes Pathology

Advisor(s):

  • Klaus Kaestner
Katherine Webb

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Elucidating the role of the medial habenula in the co-abuse of nicotine and opioids

Advisor(s):

  • Mariella De Biasi
Alyssa Wiest

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Neuronal and homeostatic regulation of sleep and wake by corticotropin-releasing hormone neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus

Advisor(s):

  • Shinjae Chung
Khadija Wilson

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Elucidating the pathomechanism of germline histone H3.3 mutations on neurodevelopment

Advisor(s):

  • Benjamin Garcia
Gabriela Witek

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Elucidating the role of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase signaling in Neuroblastoma

Advisor(s):

  • Yael Mosse
  • Ravi Radhakrishnan
Veronika Yakovishina

Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Exploring Mechanisms of MEK Inhibitor Resistance in Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors by Targeting the Hippo Pathway

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