2017 Graduates

Graduate Name and Program Dissertation
Alyce Anderson
Clinical and Translational Science
Using real-world healthcare data to define and prevent complications in inflammatory bowel disease
Rachel Brick
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells: promotion of neuritogenesis and axon elongation through neurotrophin and cytokine production
Anthony Cadena
Immunology
Decoding early immune events in non-human primates infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis
Coyne Drummond
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
The development of physiologically relevant cell culture modesl for intenstinal enterovirus infection
Kellsye Fabian
Immunology
Tumor blood vessel-associated antigens as targets for cancer immunotherapy
Arielle Fisher
Bioinformatics
User-centered design and evaluation of RxMAGIC: A Prescription Management And General Inventory Control system for free clinic dispensaries
Gerard Hernandez Mir
Immunology
BACE1 is a novel regulator of Th17 function in EAE
Mehwish Khaliq
Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology  
Elucidating mechanisms of liver development and liver progenitor cell-driven regeneration in zebrafish
Alexander Kikuchi
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Emerging roles of platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha in chronic liver injury: potential therapeutic target in hepatic fibrosis
Lauren Kinner
Immunology
Heat shock protein GP96 drives dichotomous lymphocyte responses via DNA methylome remodeling and STAT1 signaling in antigen presenting cells
Christine Klemens
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
ENaC regulation in the kidney: the role of ankyrin G
Muwen Kong
Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology
Single-molecule studies of RAD4-RAD23 reveal a dynamic DNA damage recognition process
Annie Liu
Neurobiology
Effect of early odorant exposure on the structure and output of the glomerular module
Shuchang Liu
Computational Biology 
Genomic integrative analysis to improve fusion transcript detection, liquid association and biclustering
Gregory Logan
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Genetic and Environmental Factors that Control Merkel Cell Development and Survival
Scott Marek
Neurobiology
The contribution of functional brain networks and oscillations to the development of cognitive control
Kevin Mastro
Neurobiology
Harnessing pallidal cell-type diversity to treat neurological disorders
James McAuley
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
The paracaspace MALT1 is a critcal mediator of PAR1-driven NF-kB activation and tumor metastasis
Kevin McDade
Bioinformatics 
Enabling data-guided evaluation of bioinformatics workflow quality
Luong Thi Hong Nguyen
Computational Biology
Computational pathology for quantifying spatial heterogeneity in digital images of tissue sections from solid tumors
Puja Parekh
Neurobiology 
Differential regulation of synaptic plasticity, mood and reward behavior by circadian genes
George Preston
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
Substrate insolubility dictates HSP104-dependent endoplasmic reticulum associated degradation
Dana Previte
Immunology
Mechanisms governing the bioenergetics of native and effector CD4+ T cells as a means of controlling autoimmunity
Nolan Priedigkeit
Molecular Pharmacology
Identification of acquired molecular dependencies in advanced breast and ovarian cancers
Lucas Santana Dos Santos
Bioinformatics 
Computational methods for the functional analysis of DNA sequence variants
Lindsey Snyder
Neurobiology
Modulation of multiple modalities of somatosensory information by peripheral kappa opioid receptors
Eric Strobl
Bioinformatics
Causal discovery under non-stationary feedback
Celestino Velásquez
Integrative Molecular Biology
Viral regulation of Cap-dependent messenger RNA translation inhibitor 4E-BP1 during mitosis
Christopher Weiss
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Mechanism of alphavirus restriction by the interferon-induced exonuclease, ISG20