2007 Graduates

Graduate Name and Program Dissertation
Elife Bagci, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Apoptosis and Nitric Oxide Effects
Elena Balestreire, MD, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Mechanotransduction and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Signaling in Bladder Epithelium
Pallavi Bansal, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Induction of CDC25B Following DNA Damage: Implications for Cell Cycle Resumption and Tumorigenesis
Amanda Boehm, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Investigation of the Mechanism and Therapeutic Potential of a Transcription Factor Decoy Targeting Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3 (STAT3) For Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)
April Craft, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Development of an HSV-based Model System to Identify Events Critical for Embryonic Myogenesis
Jason D’Antonio, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Analysis of Endothelin During Androgen Deprivation: Implications for Prostate Cancer Progression
David Dougall, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
A Protein Specific Parameter Evaluation Framework for Crystallization Screen Design
Amie Eisfeld, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Viral and Cellular Targets for the Varicella-Zoster Virus ORF66 Protein Kinase
Michael Freeman, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Stress Compromises HSV-2-Specific Immunity in Latently Infected Sensory Ganglia
Gregory Gan, MD, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Human REV3L: Expression and Protein Interaction Studies
Susan Harrison, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Sall1 Regulates Neuronal Differentiation and Progenitor Cell Maturation in the Developing Forebrain
Anand Iyer, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
EGF Like Repeats – Novel Matrikine Ligands for EGF Receptor
Hanmi Lee, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Role of GABA/Glycine Depolarization and Hyperpolarization in Neonatal Circuit Development
SooHyun Lee, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Motor Cortex Regulation of Thalamic-Cortical Activity in the Somatosensory System
Chen Li, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Cellular Specialization of Synaptic Integration in a Mammalian Sympathetic Ganglion
Jenny Linnoila, MD, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Tid1 Mediates Agrin and Muscle Specific Kinase Signaling at the Neuromuscular Junction
Zhenyu Liu, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
GlyBP: A Structural Model of the Extracelklular Domain of Human α Glycine Receptor
John Lunz III, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Inhibition of Liver and Bone Marrow Derived Dendritic Cell Maturation and Function by Interleukin-6 Activation of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3
Ivan Martinez, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes and MicroRNAs in HPV-Associated Cancers Using Gene Expression, Tissue and MicroRNA Microarrays
Cyrus McCandless, PhD
Neurobiology
Responses of parabrachial nucleus neurons to whole-body motion in the macaque
Brendan Pillemer, MD, PhD
Immunology
Modulation of Regulatory T Cells by Cytokines
Sheila Schreiner, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
The Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Type 1 Diabetes: Identification of Glucose Regulated Protein 78 as the Autoantigen for BDC-2.5 T Cell Clone.
Christopher Shepard, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Epithelial Cadherin Re-Expression in Metastatic Breast Cancer as a Strategy for Metastatic Colonization of the Liver
James Smedley III, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Investigating the Molecular Mechanism of Action of Clostridium perfringens Enterotoxin Using Structure-Function and Oligomeric Analyses
Tara Tagmyer, PhD
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Envelope Determinants of EIAV Vaccine Protection and the Effects of Sequence Variation on Immune Recognition
Hirdesh Uppal, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Regulatory Networks of PXR, CAR and LXR in Cholesterol and Bile Acid Metabolism
Shuying Wang, PhD
Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology
Molecular Mechanisms of Aging in the Peripheral Nociceptive System
Payal Watchmaker, PhD
Immunology
Feedback Interactions between Dendritic Cells and CD8+ T Cells during the Development of Type-1 Immunity
David Werner, PhD
Molecular Pharmacology
Elucidating the Role of α1-Containing GABA(A) Receptors in Ethanol Action
Anna Zemke, MD, PhD
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Roles for TGF-ß/BMP and ß-Catenin Signaling Pathways in Lung Development and Repair