2000 Graduates

Graduate Name and Program Dissertation
Robert Berman MD, PhD
Immunology
Cancer Immunotherapy by Systemic Administration of Interleukin-10 to Mice Bearing Established Tumors 
Frank J. Delfino, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
NF-KappaB and TNF-alpha Regulation of Gene Expression in Sertoli Cells 
Aaron Gerlach, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Kinase-dependent Regulation of the Intermediate Conductance, Ca2+ -dependent K+, hIK1 
Jed Hartings, PhD
Neurobiology
Somatosensory Processing in Inhibitory Feedback Circuits of the Thalamus 
William Hobbs, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Effects of herpes simplex virus activators on cellular gene expression and metabolism 
Minji Jo, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Growth Factor Signaling and Apoptosis in Normal Human Hepatocytes and Transformed Cells 
Mark Lanasa MD, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
X Chromosome Linked Recessive Lethal Defects and Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion 
John Leite, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetic
Limited Proteolysis and Mass Spectrometry Studies Reveal a Novel Topology for the Glycine receptor: a Paradigm for the Nicotinicoid Superfamily of Neurotransmitter Receptors 
Vivian Lui, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Non-viral Approaches for Cancer Gene Therapy 
Christopher Meaney, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Transcriptional Studies of RNA Polymerase III Genes in Herpes Simplex Virus Vectors 
John Perozich, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Studies on Coenzyme Binding in Aldehyde Dehydrogenase and Analysis of Relationship in the Extended Enzyme Family 
Mark Rizzo, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
The Role of Phospholipase D in the Regulation of the Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase Cascade 
Charles Scanga, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Immunologic Studies of Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis 
Joelle Scanlon, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
The Role of Mitochondria in Glutamate-Induced Neuronal Injury 
Natal'Ya Serbina, PhD
Immunology
CD8+ T Cells in Tuberculosis 
Laura Sheahan, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Determination of the Functional Domains of the E1 Protein Involved in the Replication of Human Papilloma Virus 
Stephen Smith, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Weak and strong cross-bridge interactions in the length-dependent activation of the cardiac contractile system 
Fei Sun, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Regulation of CFTR by A-kinase Anchoring Protein
Kevin Vaughan MD, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Ternary Aspects of Ligand Binding by the Bacterial Free Iron Binding Proteins 
Mark Whitmore, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Antitumor Activity of the LPD Lipopolyplex Prepared with Immunostimulatory CpG DNA