2006 Graduates

Graduate Name and Program Dissertation
Adedotun Adebamiro, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Serine Protease Regulation of the Epithelial Sodium Channel
Pamela Beatty, PhD
Immunology
MUC1 in the Relationship between Inflammation and Cancer in IBD
Andrew Carson, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Transcriptional Regulation During the Papillomavirus Life Cycle and Elimination of Infection Using Homologous Recombination
Elisabeth Chalovich, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Dysfunction of the CREB Signaling Pathway Dluring 6-Hydroxydopamine Neurotoxicity
Diane Chang, MD, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Mitochondrial Trafficking in Healthy and Injured Neurons
Annie Cohen, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Role of Exercise and GDNF in an Animal Model of Parkinson’s Disease: Implications for Neuroprotection
Shaival Dave, MD,PhD
Immunology
Exogenous and Endogenous Danger Signals in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Romesh Draviam, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Dystrophin Protein Complex Assembly in Living Cells
John Dubinion, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Modulation of Angiotensin II-Induced Renal Vascular Responses by PP-Fold Peptides
Kasey Eidson, MD, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
The Induction and Inhibition of an Antiviral Response by Herpes Simplex Virus 1
Christopher Elitt, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Artemin Regulates Nociceptor Responses to Thermal and Chemical Stimuli
Mark Ellis, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Differential Regulation of Vesicle Formation from the Trans-Golgi Network
Derek Fisher, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Clostridium Perfringens Beta2 Toxin: A Potential Accessory Toxin in Gastrointestinal Diseases of Humans and Domestic Animals
Vasiliki Gkretsi, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
The Role of Integrin-Proximal Complexes in Cancer Cell Behavior and Normal Liver Function
Adam Halberstadt, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Anatomical Characterization of Serotonergic and Nonserotonergic Projections from the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus to the Vestibular Nuclei
Matthew Hawryluk, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Protein Interaction Domains in Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis
Kelly Hurst, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
The Role of the Cell Adhesion Molecules N-Cadherin, MCAM and Beta 2 Integrin in Human Melanoma
Michael Jankowski, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Neuron Survival, Axon Growth and the Transcription Factor SRY-Box Containing Gene 11
Jennifer Johnson, MD, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular
Genetics
Molecular Mechanism of Nucleotide Excision Repair Deficiency in Novel Breast Cancer Cell Lines
Peter Keyel, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Dynamics and Cargo Selectivity of Endocytic Adaptor Proteins
Zahida Khan, MD, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Subcellular Localization of Hypoxia-inducible Factors and HIF Regulatory Hydroxylases in Rat Liver
Sourabh Kharait, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Modeling and Targeting Signal Transduction Pathways Governing Cell Migration
Yuk Yuen Lan, PhD
Immunology
Manipulation of Dendritic Cell Migration and Function in Relation to Alloimmune Reactivity and Transplant Outcome
Audrey Lau, MD, PhD
Immunology
Ethanol Exposure and Dendritic Cell Function
Pinaki Mitra, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
Automated Knowledge Discovery from Functional Magnetic Resonance Images Using Spatial Coherence
Andrew Post, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
Process-Oriented Display of Clinical Laboratory Data
Beth Ann Potter, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
N-Glycan-Dependent Apical Trafficking of the Sialomucin Endolyn
Kavitha Rao, PhD
Immunology
IL-12 p40 Gene Expression: Inhibitory Pathways and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Michael Sabatini, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Behavioral and Gene Expression Differences Following Early Social Bond Disruption in the Rhesus Monkey
Vlad Sandulache, MD, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Elucidating Interactions Between the Dermal Fibroblast Phenotype, Inflammatory Signals (PGE2) and Extra-Cellular Matrix Components
Maria Santos, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Mitochondrial DNA in Neurons and its Modulation by Neurotoxins
Matthew Scotch, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
An OLAP-GIS System for Numerical-Spatial Problem Solving in Community Health Assessment Analysis
Veeral Shah, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
The Role of Hoxd10 in the Development of Motoneurons in the Posterior Spinal Cord
Prajakta Sonalker, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
The Renal Bumetannide-Sensitive Na-K-2Cl Cotransporter BSC-1/NKCC2 in Essential Hypertension and its Regulation by Norepinephrine
Rachel Taber, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Evolution of the Virulent Primary Isolage, SIV/DeltaB670 in vivo, Implications for Study Design and Antiviral Therapies
Eowyn Tinsley, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Identification and Characterization of the Replicons of the Bacillus Anthracis Virulence Plasmids pXO1 and pXO2
Franklin Toapanta, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Mechanism of C3d Enhancement of the Immune Response
Russell Traister, MD, PhD
Immunology
AAV-Mediated Gene Transfer to Synovium: Enhancing Effects of Inflammatory Cytokines and Proteasome Inhibitors
Ronald Trible, MD, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Selective Activation of Src Family Kinases by the HIV-1 Nef Protein
Marianna Tsvitov, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Characterization of Soluble Glycoprotein D Mediated Entry of gD-Deficient HSV
Ashwin Tumne, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Characterization of the Molecular Factors Mediating CD8+ T cell Noncytolytic Suppression of HIV-1
Sriram Venneti, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Role for the Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor in Neuroinflammation of Neurologic Disorders
Lazar Vujanovic, PhD
Immunology
Promoting Type-1 CD4+ T Cell Immune Responses Against Tumor Associated Antigen MAGE-A6
Xiaomei Wang, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Caveolin-1: A Critical Regulator of Inflammation and Fibrosis
Hans Wildschutte, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Protozoan Predation and O-Antigen Diversity Among Salmonella
Weixin Zhou, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
STAT 3 in EGF Receptor-Mediated Fibroblast and Human Prostate Cancer Cell Migration, Invasion and Apoptosis