Alumni

Charlotte Ariyan, M.D., Ph.D.                
Year Entered 2000
Degree Awarded May 2003
Dissertation Title:  Strategies to Improve Islet Cell Transportation
Current Position:  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Karen Dorsey, M.D., Ph.D.                
Year Entered 2003
Degree Awarded May 2006                                                    
Dissertation Title:  Measurement of Physical Activity in Obese and Non-Obese Children
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Yale University

Susan Hardy, M.D., Ph.D.                
Year Entered 2002
Degree Awarded December 2004                                                       
Dissertation Title:  Patterns, Probability and Predictors of Recovery from Disability in Activities of Daily Living among Community-dwelling Older Persons
Current Position:  Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Hatim Hassan, M.D., Ph.D                
Year Entered 2002
Degree Awarded May 2007                                                    
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of Regulation of Anion Exchanger SLC26A6
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Nephrology, University of Chicago

Erica Herzog, M.D., Ph.D.               
Year Entered 2001
Degree Awarded December 2005                                                     
Dissertation Title:  Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells as Progenitors of Alveolar Epithelium
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Yale University

Nancy Kim, M.D., Ph.D.                                    
Year Entered 2004
Degree Awarded May 2007                                      
Dissertation Title:  Persistence with Oral Hypoglycemic Therapy One Year After Initiation
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, General Medicine, Yale University

Samuel Lee, M.D., Ph.D.                
Year Entered 2000
Degree Awarded May 2004                                                    
Dissertation Title:  Trafficking and Secretion of Virulence-associated Proteins in Candida albicans
Current Position:  Section Chief, Infectious Diseases, New Mexico VA Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of New Mexico Health Science Center


Warren Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Year Entered 2001    
Degree Awarded 2006                                                    
Dissertation Title:  Characterization of Candidate Susceptibility Genes in Human Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with Mesial Temporal Sclerosis
Current Position:  Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

John Liao, M.D., Ph.D.                
Year Entered 2004
Degree Awarded May 2007                                                    
Dissertation Title: Studies in Therapeutic Vaccination and Immune Evasion by HPV Oncoproteins
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Vishal Mehra, M.D., Ph.D.                                            
Year Entered 2005
Degree Awarded December 2008                                   
Dissertation Title:  The Molecular Basis of Free Fatty Acid-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction, Impaired Angiogenesis and VEGF-Resistance
Current Position: Clinical Cardiology Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine

Edward J. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Year Entered 2003
Degree Awarded May 2008
Dissertation Title: The Cardioprotective Effects of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase
Current Position:  Assistant Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Katie Moriarty, M.D., Ph.D.                
Year Entered July 2005       
Degree Awarded May 2009                             
Dissertation Title:  Estrogen Receptor-Mediated Rapid Signaling in Endothelial Progenitor Cell Contributions to Ischemia
Current Position:  Clinical Cardiology Fellow, University of Minnesota Medical School

Justin Paglino, M.D., Ph.D.
Year Entered July 2003
Degree Awarded December 2008
Dissertation Title: Modifying Parvoviral Oncoselectivity and Allotropism
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Neurosurgery, Yale University

Karin Provost, D.O, Ph.D.
Year Entered 2003
Degree Awarded May 2010
Dissertation Title: The Role of Interferon Gamma in the Regulation of the Epithelial Responses in Allergic Airway Inflammation
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo


Varman Samuel, M.D., Ph.D.
Year Entered 2000    
Degree Awarded May 2004                                                    
Dissertation Title:  Mechanisms of Fat Induced Hepatic Insulin Resistance
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Endocrinology, Yale University

Paul Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
Year Entered 2005
Degree Awarded December 2008
Dissertation Title: Role of MyD88-Dependent Inflammation in Flow-Mediated Vascular Remodeling
Current Position: Surgical Resident, University of Buffalo

David vanDuin, M.D., Ph.D.
Year Entered 2004    
Degree Awarded Dec 2007
Dissertation Title: Toll-Like Receptors in Older Adults and Response to Vaccination
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Ram Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Year Entered 2002    
Degree Awarded December 2004
Dissertation Title: Metabolic Characteristics of Obese Children with Normal Vs. Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Current Position:  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine