2004 Graduates

Graduate Name and Program Dissertation
Serkan Alkan, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
The hnRNP F and hnRNP H’ are Mammalian 3’ mRNA Processing Factors Acting Through Guanine Rich Sequences
Damon Anderson, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
The Molecular Mechanism of FbpABC Fe3+ Transport in Pathogen8ic Gram Negative Bacteria
Hyun-Jung Choi, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Molecular Mechanisms of HIV Nef-induced Src Kinase Activation and Survival Signaling in Myeloid Cells
Bridget Colvin, PhD
Immunology
Murine CD8 alpha+ Dendritic Cell Migration
Alexander Ducruet, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Regulation of Cdc25A in Human Tumor Cells by Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 2
Barbara Fenner, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
A Novel Role for the Truncate3d TRKB Receptor in Mature Neurons
Adam Giangreco, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Phenotypic Analysis of Stem Cell Microenvironments within the Conducting Airway Epithelium
Alexandra Gulacsi, PhD
Neurobiology
Control of Telencephalic Interneuron Development
Christopher Herrem, PhD
Immunology
Characterization and Immune Targeting of a Novel Tumor Antigen, EPHA2
Kamal Khanna, PhD
Immunology
Active Immunosurveillance by CD8+ T Lymphocytes during Acute and Latent Herpes Simplex Virus-1 Infection
Gunsoo Kim, PhD
Neurobiology
Refinement of Inhibitory Circuits during Development of the Mammalian Auditory Brainstem
Vanja Lazarevic, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Priming and Maintenance of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Specific T Cell Responses
Jeffrey Mai, MD, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Characterization and Optimization of Peptide-Mediated Transduction
Susana Montoya, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Evaluation of the Physiological Functions of the Cysteine Protease Bleomycin Hydrolase in the Murine CNS
Sumon Pal, PhD
Neurobiology
Potassium Channels and Neuronal Apoptosis
Siva Raja, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Molecular Staging of Lymph Nodes from Patients with Cancer Using Quantitative RT-PCR
Srikanth Ranganathan, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Molecular Mechanisms to Diagnostics
Raul Rojas, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Regulation of Membrane Traffic in Epithelial Cells by the Small GTPases CDC42 and RHOB
Amy Sinor, PhD
Neurobiology
Determining the Mechanism and Signaling Pathways Involved in Akt’s Affect on Cell Proliferation during Cortical Development
Edward Chi Yu Wang, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Pressure-Regulated Membrane Traffic and Ion Transport in Urinary Bladder Epithelium
Dominic Warrino, PhD
Immunology
Identification and Functional Analysis of HPV-16 E7 HLA-DR Restricted Epitopes in Patients with Cervical Neoplasia or Cancer
Matthew Wilson, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
The Role of SRC Family Tyrosine Kinases in CR-ABL Signal Transduction and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Yongge Zhao, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Dissecting and Maneuvering the Molecular Mechanism of Fas-mediated Apoptosis and Liver Injury
Lefteris Zacharia, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Protective Role of the 2-Hydroxyestradiol Methylation Pathway in the Cardiovascular and Renal Systems: Interaction with Catecholamines