Entering Classes Information

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and interests as this picture of our most recent MD-PhD class shows.

Entering class - 2013

Shivani Bhatt

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (Biology)

Swethasri Dravida

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  MIT, B.S., 2013 (Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Mathematics)

Erin Feeney

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Davidson College, B.S., 2011 (Neuroscience)

Amanda Jeng

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Washington University, B.A., 2010 (Biology)

Alanna Kaplan

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Dartmouth College, B.A., 2011 (Neuroscience)

Irina Krykbaeva

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Brandeis University, B.S., 2011 (Neuroscience)

Don Li

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (Biochemistry)

George Linderman

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Case Western Reserve University, B.S., 2013 (Biomedical Engineering)

Minh Than

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 2012 (Molecular Biology)

John Walsh

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Florida State University, B.S., 2010 (Chemical Engineering)

Entering Class-2012

Mary Barden

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  Providence College, B.S., 2010 (Biochemistry)

Gregory Breuer

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education:  University of Connecticut, B.S., 2012 (Biophysics and Computer Science)

Nashid Chaudhury

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Barnard College, B.A., 2011 (Neuroscience)
  • Publication: Schobel S.A., Chaudhury N.H., Khan U.A., Paniagua B., Styner M.A., Asllani I., Inbar B.P., Corcoran, C.M., Lieberman J.A., Moore H., Small S.A. (2013) Imaging Patients with Psychosis and a Mouse Model Establishes a Spreading Pattern of Hippocampal Dysfunction and Implicates Glutamate as a Driver. Neuron. 78:81-93. PMID:  23583108

William Culligan

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: University of Notre Dame, B.S., 2010 (Chemistry)

Jessica Johnston

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: University of Utah, B.S., 2012 (Physics)

Angela Lee

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: University of Maryland College Park, B.S., 2011 (Physiology, Neuroscience and Psychology)

Alice Lu

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Cornell University, B.S., 2010 (Biology)

Matthew Meizlish

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Yale University, B.A., 2011 (History)

Kevin Perkins

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Rice University, B.S., 2012 (Biomedical Engineering)

Lorenzo Sewanan

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Trinity College, B.S., 2012 (Engineering and Physics)

Durga Thakral

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Yale University, B.S., 2012 (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) 
  • Publication: Hakim, A., J.B. Nguyen, K. Basu, D.F. Zhu, D. Thakral, P.L. Davies, F.J. Isaacs, Y. Modis, and W. Meng. 2013. Crystal Structure of an insect antifreeze protein and its implications for ice binding. J Biol Chem. 288:12295-304. PMID: 23486477

Andrew Timberlake

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Yale University, B.S., 2011 (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) 
  • Publication:   Chin A, Svejda B, Gustaffson BI, Granlund AB, Sandvik AK, Timberlake A, Sumpio B, Pragner R, Modlin IM, Kidd M. (2012) The role of mechanical forces and adenosine in the regulation of intestinal enterochromaffin cell serotonin secretion. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol: 302(3):G397-405. PMID: 22038827
  • Svejda, B.*, M. Kidd*, A. Timberlake, K. Harry, A. Kazberouk, S. Schimmack, B. Lawrence, R. Pfragner, and I.M. Modlin. 2013. Serotonin and the 5-HT7 receptor: The link between hepatocytes, IGF-1 and small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors. Cancer Sci. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 23578138.

Rebecca Treger

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Yale University, B.S., 2012 (Biology) 
  • Publications: Treger, RebeccaS, Cook AG, Rai G, Maloney DJ, Simeonov A, Jadhav A, Thomas CJ, Williams DL, Cappello M, Vermeire JJ (2012). Oxadiazole 2-oxides are toxic to the human hookworm, Ancylostoma ceylanicum, however glutathione reductase is not the primary target. International Journal of Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, 2: 171-177. PMID 22844653
  • Treger, Rebecca S, Otchere J, Keil MF, Quagraine JE, Rai G, Mott BT, Humphries, DL, Wilson M, Cappello M, Vermeire JJ (2013). Short Report: In vitro Screening of Compounds against Laboratory and Field Isolates of Human Hookworm Reveals Quantitative Differences in Anthelminthic Susceptibility. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Jessica Ye

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Cornell University, B.A., 2012 (Biology and Chemistry)

Lee Ying

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2011 (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Laura Yockey

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Washington University, B.A., 2011 (Biology) 
  • Publication: Yockey, Laura J, Demehri S, Turkoz M, Turkoz A, Ahern PP, Jassim O, Manivasagam S, Kearney JF, Gordon JI, Kopan R. (2013) The Absence of A Microbiota Enhances Tslp Expression in Mice With Defective Skin Barrier But Does Not Affect The Severity Of Their Allergic Inflammation. J Invest Dermatol. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 23698100

Mark Youngblood

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  James Jamieson
  • Education: Georgia Tech, B.S., 2007 (Electrical Engineering)

Entering Class - 2011

Alexandra Albert

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: University of Maine, B.S., 2009 (Biochemistry, Mol. Cel. Biology)

Dipankan Bhattacharya

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: UC Berkeley, B.A., 2010 (Mol. Cel. Biology)
  • Publications:  Jonas, Stephan et al. (2011) Microfluidic characterization of cilia-driven fluid flow using optical coherence tomography-based particle tracking velocimetry. Biomed Opt Express. 2(7): 2022–2034. PMCID: PMC3130586 
  • del Viso, F., Bhattacharya D., Kong, Y., Gilchrist M., & Khokha M. (2012) Exon capture and bulk segregant analysis: rapid discovery of causative mutations using high-throughput sequencing. BMC Genomics 13(1):649. PMID: 23171430
  • Jonas, S.,Zhou, E., Deniz E., Huang, B., Chandrasekera, K., Bhattacharya, D., Wu, Y., Fan, R., Deserno, T.M., Khokha M.K., and Choma, M.A., Lab Chip, A novel approach to quantifying ciliary physiology: microfluidic mixing driven by a ciliated biological surface 2013, DOI:10.1039/ C3LC50571E

Sean Bickerton

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: University of Amherst, B.S., 2010 (Biochemistry, Chemistry)

Dimitri de Kouchkovsky

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: UC Berkeley, B.A., 2010 (Mol. Cel. Biology)

Ramak Khosravi

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: University of Toronto, B.S., 2011 (Developmental Biology Specialist)

Amanda King

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 2011 (Chemical Engineering)

Derek Kong

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: Tufts University, B.S., 2009 (Chemistry)

Ashton Lai

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: Duke University, B.S., 2011 (Chemistry)

Jonathan Levinsohn

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: Williams College, B.A., 2010 (Chemistry)

Alice Li

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: UCLA, B.S., 2011 (Physiological Sciences)
  • Publications: Rajic, Z., Tovmasyan, A., Spasojevic, I., Sheng, H., Lu, M., Li, A.M., Gralla, E.B., Warner, D.S., Benov, L., Batinic-Haberle, I. (2012) A new SOD mimic, Mn(III) ortho N-butoxyethylpyridylporphyrin, combines superb potency and lipophilicity with low toxicity. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 52:1828-1834. PMID: 22336516. 
  • Mineur, Y.S., A. Obayemi, M.B. Wigestrand, G.M. Fote, C.A. Calarco, A.M. Li, M.R. Picciotto. (2013) Cholinergic signaling in the hippocampus regulates social stress resilience and anxiety- and depression-like behavior. PNAS. 110(9):3573-3578. PMID: 23401542.

Kavita Mistry

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: Yale, B.A., 2011 (English Literature, MB&B)
  • Publications:  Pluznick, J. L, Rodriguez-Gil, D. J., Hull, M., Mistry, K., Gattone, V., Johnson, C. A., Weatherbee, S., Greer, C. A., Caplan, M. J. (2011) Renal cystic disease proteins play critical roles in the organization of the olfactory epithelium. PLOS One. 6(5):e19694. PMID: 21614130.
  • Bertuccio, C. A., Chapin, H. C., Cai, Y., Mistry, K., Chauvet, V., Somlo, S., Caplan, M. J. (2009). Polycystin-1 C-terminal cleavage is modulated by polycystin-2 expression. J Biol Chem. 284(31):21011-26. PMID:19491093

Adele Ricciardi

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: U. of North Carolina, B.S., 2010 (Biology, Chemistry)
  • Publications: von Moeller H, Lerner R, Ricciardi A, Basquin C, Marsluff WF, Conti E. (2013). Structural and biochemical studies of SLIP1-SLBP identify DBP5 and eIF3g as SLIP1-binding proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 1;41(16):7960-71. PMID 23804756.
  • Doyle F, Zaleski C, George AD, Stenson EK, Ricciardi A, Tenenbaum SA. (2008). Bioinformatic tools for studying post-transcriptional gene regulation: The UAlbany TUTR collection and other informatic resources. Methods Mol Biol. 419:39-52. PMID: 18369974.

Alexander Scherer

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: Stanford, B.S., 2011 (Chemistry)

Samuel Sondalle

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  • Year: 3
  • Graduate Program:  Genetics
  • Mentor Information: Susan Baserga, MB&B
  • Education: Ripon College, B.A., 2011 (Biology, Chemistry)
  • Publications:   Frey, B.L., Ladror, D.T., Sondalle, S.B., Krusemark, C.J., Jue, A.L., Coon, J.J., and Smith, L.M. (2013) Chemical derivatization of peptide carboxyl groups for highly efficient electron transfer dissociation. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 23918461.
  • Zhou, Y., Cashman, T.J., Nevis, K.R., Obregon, P., Carney, S.A., Liu, Y., Gu, A., Mosimann, C., Sondalle, S., Peterson, R.E., Heideman, W., Burns, C.E., & Burns, C.G. (2011) Latent TGFβ binding protein 3 identifies a second heart field in zebrafish. Nature 474:645-648. PMID: 21623370.

Alexander Svoronos

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  • Year: 3
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education: Brown, B.S., 2010 (Biomedical Engineering)

Entering Class - 2010

Muhamed Hadzipasic

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information: Arthur Horwich, Genetics
  • Education:  Johns Hopkins, B.A., 2010 (Neuroscience, Mathematics)

Adrian Haimovich

Adrian Haimovich
  • Year:  4 
  • Graduate Program: MCDB
  • Mentor Information: Farren Isaacs, MCDB
  • Education:  Columbia, B.S., 2010 (Applied Mathematics)
  • PublicationsHaimovich, AD (2011). Methods, challenges, and promise of next-generation sequencing in cancer biology. Yale J Biol Med 84(4):439-46. PMID: 22180681 
  • Zhu X, Ahmad SM, Aboukhalil A, Busser BW, Kim Y, Tansey TR, Haimovich A, Jeffries N, Bulyk ML, Michelson AM. Differential regulation of mesodermal gene expression by Drosophila cell type-specific Forkhead transcription factors. Development 139(8):1457-66. PMID: 22378636    

Shihan Khan

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  • Year:  4 
  • Graduate Program:  BME
  • Mentor Information: Tarek Fahmy, BME
  • Education:  University of Michigan, B.S., 2010 (BME)

Rebecca Liu

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Jordan Pober, Immunobiology
  • Education:  Duke University, B.S., 2010 (Biology)

Kelsey Loeliger

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program:   Public Health
  • Mentor Information: Christian Tschudi, Public Health
  • Education:  University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), B.S., 2008 (Biology)
  • Publication:  Zhao Y.O., Kurscheid S., Zhang Y., Liu L., Zhang L., Loeliger K., Fikrig E.  Survival of Plasmodium-Infected Mosquitoes during Starvation. 2012 Jul. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40556. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040556
  • Al-Darraji H., Wong K., Yeow D., Fu J., Loeliger K., Paiji C., Kamarulzaman A., Altice F.L. Tuberculosis Screening in a Novel Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Malaysia: Implications for a Comprehensive Approach to Integrated Care. JSAT. 26 September 2013 (10.1016/j.jsat.2013.08.023)

Goran Micevic

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program:  Experimental Pathology
  • Mentor Information: Marcus Bosenberg, Pathology
  • Education:  Iowa State University, B.S., 2010 (Biochemistry)

Max Petersen

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program:    C&M Physiology
  • Mentor Information: Gerald Shulman, C&M Physiology
  • Education:  Augustana College, B.A., 2010 (Biochemistry, Pre-Med & Religious Studies)
  • Publication:  Camporez JP, Jornayvaz FR, Petersen MC, Pesta D, Guigni BA, Serr J, Zhang D, Kahn M, Samuel VT, Jurczak MJ, Shulman GI. (2013) Cellular Mechanisms by Which FGF21 Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Male Mice. Endocrinology 154:3099-109. PMID: 23766126.

Susan Scanlon

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program:   Experimental Pathology
  • Mentor Information: Peter Glazer, Genetics
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2010 ( MB& B & Physics)
  • Publication:Scanlon, S.E. and P.M. Glazer. (2013). Genetic Instability Induced by Hypoxic Stress. In D. Mittelman (Ed.), Stress-Induced Mutagenesis (pp. 151-182). New York: Springer.

Alexandra Thomas

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information: Ronald Duman, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Princeton University, B.A., 2009 (Public & International Affairs, Neuroscience)

Colin Tominey

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program:  Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Ruslan Medzhitov, Immunobiology
  • Education:  University of Washington, B.A., 2001; Oregon State University, B.S. , 2010 (Political Science & Biochemistry)

Laura West

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  • Year: 4 
  • Graduate Program: INP
  • Mentor Information: Stephen Waxman, Neurobiology
  • Education: University of Texas, Pharm.D., 2010  (Pharmacy)

Wendy Xiao

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  • Year:  4 
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Hal Blumenfeld, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Emory University, B.S., 2009 (Anthropology & Neuroscience)

Genevieve Yang

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  • Year:  4
  • Mentor Information: James Jamieson
  • Education:  Columbia University, B.A., 2008 (Biology)

Ke Zhang

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  • Year:  4 
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Anthony Koleske, MB&B
  • Education:  MIT, B.S., 2010 ( Chemistry & Physics)

Entering Class - 2009

Parwiz Abrahimi

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Jordan Pober, Immunobiology
  • Education:  University of Washington, B.S., 2007 (Biomedical Engineering)

Alexander Bazazi

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:   Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
  • Mentor Information: Christian Tschudi, Public Health
  • Education:  Boston University, B.A., 2008 (Philosophy) 
  • Publications: Bazazi A.R., Zelenev A.Z., Altice F.L. (2013) Letter to the Editor: regarding "Individual and Neighborhood Correlates of Membership in Drug-Using Networks With a Higher Prevalence of HIV in New York City (2006-2009)". Ann Epidemiology.  PMID: 23972897.
  • Lim SH, Bazazi AR, Sim C, Choo M, Altice FL, Kamarulzaman A. High rates of unprotected anal intercourse with regular and casual partners and associated risk factors in a sample of ethnic Malay men who have sex with men (MSM) in Penang, Malaysia. Sexually Transmitted Infections. [In Press]
  • Fu JJ, Bazazi AR, Altice FL, Mohamed MN, Kamarulzaman A. Absence of antiretroviral therapy and other risk factors for morbidity and mortality in Malaysian compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centers. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(9): e44249. PMCID: PMC3445567.
  • Fu JJ, Bazazi AR, Altice FL, Mohamed MN, Kamarulzaman A. Absence of antiretroviral therapy and other risk factors for morbidity and mortality in Malaysian compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centers. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(9): e44249. PMCID: PMC3445567.
  • Bachireddy C, Bazazi AR, Kavasery R, Govindasamy S, Kamarulzaman A, Altice FL. Attitudes toward opioid substitution therapy and pre-incarceration HIV transmission behaviors among HIV-infected prisoners in Malaysia: Implications for secondary prevention. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2011;116(1-3):151-157. PMID: 21232882.
  • Fu JJ,Bazazi AR, Altice FL. Preserving human rights in the era of ‘test and treat’ for HIV prevention. American Journal of Public Health 2011;101(2):198-199. PMID: 21228278.

Emily Buchholz

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program: Public Health
  • Mentor Information:  Harlan Krumholz, Public Health
  • Education:  Yale, B.S., 2008, MPH., 2009 (Biology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology)     
  • PublicationBucholz EM, Krumholz HM. Loneliness and living alone: what are we really measuring? [Commentary]. Arch Intern Med. 2012. PMID:  22710997
  • Bucholz EM, Rathore SS, Reid KJ, Jones PG, Chan PS, Rich MW, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM. Body mass index and mortality in acute myocardial infarction patients. Am J Med. 2012. PMID:  22483510

Kara Furman

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:    INP
  • Mentor Information:  Ralph DiLeone, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Harvard, B.A., 2008 (Human Evolutionary Biology)

Simon Gray

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Susan Kaech, Immunobiology
  • Education:  University of Maryland, B.S., 2008 (Chemical Engineering); University of Cambridge, M.O., 2009 (Chemical Engineering)

Edward Herman

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:    Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Joseph Craft, Immunobiology
  • Education:  UCLA, B.S., 2007 (Microbiology)

Amanda Hernandez

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  David Hafler, Neurology
  • Education:  Columbia, B.A., 2008 (Neuroscience) 
  • Publications:  Kubera C, Hernandez AL, Heng V, Bordey A. Transient mGlu(5)R inhibition enhances the survival of granule cell precursors in the neonatal cerebellum. Neuroscience. 2012 Sep 6;219:271-9 PMID: 22677205
  • Hernandez AL, Blondin NA, Curiale G, Greer DM. Plantar Flexion with Noxious Dorsal Foot Stimulation in Brain Death. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Apr 13. PMID: 22528275
  • Drouyer E, LeSauter J, Hernandez AL, Silver R. Specializations of gastrin-releasing peptide cells of the mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus. J Comp Neurol. 2010 Apr 15;518(8):1249-63. PMID: 20151358 
  • Kubera C, Hernandez AL, Heng V, Bordey A. Transient mGlu(5)R inhibition enhances the survival of granule cell precursors in the neonatal cerebellum. Neuroscience. 2012 Sep 6;219:271-9 PMID: 22677205
  • Hernandez AL, Blondin NA, Curiale G, Greer DM. Plantar Flexion with Noxious Dorsal Foot Stimulation in Brain Death. Neurocrit Care. 2012 Apr 13. PMID: 22528275
  • Drouyer E, LeSauter J, Hernandez AL, Silver R. Specializations of gastrin-releasing peptide cells of the mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus. J Comp Neurol. 2010 Apr 15;518(8):1249-63. PMID: 20151358

Brendan Huang

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:   BME
  • Mentor Information:  Michael Choma, BME
  • Education:  Dartmouth College, B.A., 2008 (Chemistry, Physics) 
  • Publication:  Jonas, S.,Zhou, E., Deniz E., Huang, B., Chandrasekera, K., Bhattacharya, D., Wu, Y., Fan, R., Deserno, T.M.,

    Khokha M.K., and Choma, M.A., Lab Chip, A novel approach to quantifying ciliary physiology: microfluidic mixing driven by a ciliated biological surface

    2013, DOI:10.1039/ C3LC50571E

Nathan Pirakitikulr

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  MCDB
  • Mentor Information:  Anna Pyle, MCDB
  • Education:  Columbia University, B.A., 2009 (Biochemistry) 
  • Publication: Pirakitikulr N, Ostrov N, Peralta-Yahya P and Cornish VW (2010). PCRless libary mutagenesis via oligonucleotide recombination in yeast, Protein Sci19:2336-46. PMID: 20936671.
  • Nagy, V., N. Pirakitikulr, K.I. Zhou, I. Chillón, J. Luo, and A.M. Pyle. 2013. Predicted group II intron lineages E and F comprise catalytically active ribozymes. RNA. 19. PMID: 23882113

Marco Ramos

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  History of the Science of Medicine
  • Mentor Information: John Warner, History of Medicine
  • Education:  Columbia University, B.A., 2007 (Pre-Med) 
  • Publication: Ramos, Marco A. (2013) Psychiatry, Authoritarianism, and Revolution: The Politics of Mental Illness during the Military Dictatorships in Argentina, 1966-1983. Bulletin of the History of Medicine (in press).
  • Ramos, Marco A. (in press) Drugs in Context: A Historical Perspective on Theories of Psychopharmaceutical Efficacy. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorder

Andrew Smith

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  INP
  • Mentor Information:  Joel Gelernter, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Northwestern, B.A., 2004 (American Studies)

Gregory Stacheleck

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  Genetics
  • Mentor Information:  Peter Glazer, Genetics
  • Education:  California Institute of Technology,  B.S., 2007 (Biology, Chemistry) 
  • Publication:   Inhibition of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase down-regulates BRCA1 and RAD51 in a pathway mediated by E2F4 and p130. Hegan DC, Lu Y, Stachelek GC, Crosby ME, Bindra RS, Glazer PM. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 2;107(5):2201-6. Epub 2010 Jan 19.
  • Potentiation of temozolomide cytotoxicity by inhibition of DNA polymerase beta is accentuated by BRCA2 mutation. Stachelek GC, Dalal S, Donigan KA, Campisi Hegan D, Sweasy JB, Glazer PM. Cancer Res. 2010 Jan 1;70(1):409-17. Epub 2009 Dec 22.


Nicholas Theodosakis

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  Experimental Pathology
  • Mentor Information:  Marcus Bosenberg, Pathology
  • Education:  University of Virginia, B.A.,2008; University of Virginia, B.S., 2008 (Psychology, Biochemistry)

Eleanor Thomas

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  INP
  • Mentor Information:  Arthur Horwich, Genetics
  • Education:  Brown University Brown University, B.A., B.S. 2007 (Classics, Neuroscience)

Samir Zaidi

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  Genetics
  • Mentor Information:  Richard Lifton, Genetics
  • Education:  MIT, B.S., 2009 (Biology) 
  • Publications: Zaidi S., et al. (2013) De novo mutations in histone modifying genes in congenital heart disease. Nature 13; 220-223
  • Yuan, S., Zaidi, S., Brueckner M. (2013) Congenital heart disease: emerging themes linking genetics and development. Curr Opin Genet Dev 23: 352-359

Brian Zhao

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:  Genetics
  • Mentor Information:  Richard Lifton, Genetics
  • Education:  Princeton, B.A., 2009 (Molecular Biology) 
  • Publications:  Choi M, Scholl UI, Yue P, Björklund P, Zhao B, Nelson-Williams C, Ji W, Cho Y,Patel A, Men CJ, Lolis E, Wisgerhof MV, Geller DS, Mane S, Hellman P, Westin G, Åkerström G, Wang W, Carling T, Lifton RP. (2011) K+ channel mutations in adrenal aldosterone-producing adenomas and hereditary hypertension. Science. 331:768-72. PMID: 21311022. 
  • Swem LR, Swem DL, O'Loughlin CT, Gatmaitan R, Zhao B, Ulrich SM, Bassler BL. A quorum-sensing antagonist targets both membrane-bound and cytoplasmic receptors and controls bacterial pathogenicity. Mol Cell. 2009 Jul 1;35(2):143-53. PubMed PMID: 19647512; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2741501.

Entering Class - 2008

Jason Brown

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program:  Exp. Pathology
  • Mentor Information:  David Rimm, Pathology
  • Education:  Duke University, B.S., 2008 (Chemistry)

Raj Chovatiya

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Ruslan Medzhitov, Immunobiology
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 2008 (M.C. Biology, Neuroscience)

Victoria Clark

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: INP
  • Mentor Information: Muret Gunel, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Harvard, B.A., 2008 (Biochemistry)
  • Publication:Clark V.E., et al. (2013) Genomic analysis of non-NF2 meningiomas reveals mutations in TRAF7, KLF4, AKT1, and SMO. Science. 339(6123):1077-80. PMID:  23348505.

Kelly Fitzgerald

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: Pharmacology
  • Mentor Information: David Spiegel, Chemistry
  • Education: Boston College, B.S., 2008 (Biochemistry)

Samir Gautam

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: David Spiegel, Chemistry
  • Education: Boston College, B.S., 2006 (Biology, Music)

Ken Hui

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: CBB
  • Mentor Information: Judy Cho, Hongyu Zhao; Genetics
  • Education:Yale, M.S., B.S., 2008 (Mathematics, Biology)
  • PublicationsHui, K.Y.,PMID 23615072
  • Zhang, W., Ferguson, J., Ng, S.M., Hui, K., Goh, G., Lin, A., Esplugues, E., Flavell, R.A., Abraham, C., Zhao, H., Cho, J.H. (2012) Effector CD4+ T Cell Expression Signatures and Immune-Mediated Disease Associated Genes. PLoS One. 7(6):e38510. Epub 2012 Jun 8.
  • Pang H, George SL, Hui K., Tong T. (2012) Gene Selection using Iterative Feature Elimination Random Forests for Survival Outcomes. IEEE/ACM Trans Comput Biol Bioinform. [Epub ahead of print]

Jeremy Jacox

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Ruslan Medzhitov, Immunobiology
  • Education:MIT, B.S., 2008 (Physics)

Alexandria Marino

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: INP
  • Mentor Information: James Mazer, Neurobiology
  • Education:Yale University, B.A., 2005 (Cognitive Science)
  • Publications:  Golomb, J.D., Marino, A.C., Chun, M.M., and Mazer, J.A. 2011 Attention doesn't slide: Spatiotopic updating after eye movements instantiates a new, discrete attentional locus. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 73(1): 7-14. PMID: 21258903
  • van Erp TG, Thompson PM, Kieseppä T, Bearden CE, Marino AC, Hoftman GD, Haukka J, Partonen T, Huttunen M, Kaprio J, Lönnqvist J, Poutanen VP, Toga AW, Cannon TD. Hippocampal morphology in lithium and non-lithium-treated bipolar I disorder patients, non-bipolar co-twins, and control twins. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Mar;33(3):501-10. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21239. Epub 2011 Mar 31. PMID: 21455943

Nicole Ali McNeer

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: BME
  • Mentor Information: Mark Saltzman, BME
  • Education:Harvard, B.A., 2008 (Physics)
  • Publications: McNeer, Nicole Ali., Chin, J.Y., Schleifman, E.B., Fields, R.J., Glazer, P.M., Saltzman, W.M. Nanoparticles Deliver Triplex-forming PNAs for Site-specific Genomic Recombination in CD34(+) Human Hematopoietic Progenitors. Molecular Therapy 2011. PMID: 20859257
  • McNeer, Nicole Ali, Schleifman, EB, Glazer, PM, Saltzman, WM. Polymer delivery systems for site-specific genome editing. J Control Release. 2011 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]
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Alyssa Nylander

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: INP
  • Mentor Information: David Hafler, Neurology
  • Education:Harvard University, B.A., 2008 (Biology)
  • Publications: Nylander A, Hafler DA. Multiple sclerosis. J Clin Invest. 2012;122(4):1180-8. PMCID: 3314452.
  • Peng Y, Sun J, Hon S, Nylander AN, Xia W, Feng Y, Wang X, Lemere CA. L-3-n-butylphthalide improves cognitive impairment and reduces amyloid-beta in a transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease. J Neurosci. 2010;30(24):8180-9. PMID: 20554868.
  • Nylander A, Hafler DA. 2012 Multiple sclerosis. J Clin Invest.122(4):1180-8. PMCID: 3314452.

Curtis Perry

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Susan Kaech, Immunobiology
  • Education:Yale University, B.S., 2007 (Biochemistry)

Brian Rosenberg

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  • Year:  6
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Tony Koleske, MB&B
  • Education:Harvard University, B.A., 2008 (Biology)

Molly Weiner

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  • Year: 6
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Haifan Lin, Cell Biology
  • Education:Barnard College, B.A., 2007 (Biochemistry)
  • Publication: Drosophila Piwi functions in Hsp90-mediated suppression of phenotypic variation.  Authors Gangaraju VK, Yin H, Weiner MM, Wang J, Huang XA, Lin H. Journal Nature Genetics. 2011 Feb;43(2):153-8. PMID 21186352

Entering Class - 2007

Nancy Allen

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Ruslan Medzhitov, Immunobiology
  • Education:  UCLA, B.S., 2005 (Biology) 
  • Publication: Goddard LM, Murphy TJ, Org T, Enciso JM, Hashimoto-Partyka MK, Warren CM, Domigan CK, McDonald AI, He H, Sanchez LA, Allen NC, Orsenigo F, Chao LC, Dejana E, Tontonoz P, Mikkola HK, Iruela-Arispe. (2014) Progesterone receptor in the vascular endothelium triggers physiological uterine permeability preimplantation. Cell. 156(3):549-62. PMID: 24485460 
  • Brugmann SA, Allen NC, James AW, Mekonnen Z, Madan E, Helms JA. (2010) A primary cilia-dependent etiology for midline facial disorders. Hum Mol Genet. 19(8):1577-92. PMID: 20106874 
  • Rinn JL, Wang JK, Allen N, Brugmann SA, Mikels AJ, Liu H, Ridky TW, Stadler HS, Nusse R, Helms JA, Chang HY. (2008) A dermal HOX transcriptional program regulates site-specific epidermal fate. Genes Dev. 22(3):303-7. PMID: 18245445 
  • Eames BF, Allen N, Young J, Kaplan A, Helms JA, Schneider RA. (2007) Skeletogenesis in the swell shark Cephaloscyllium ventriosum. J. Anat. 210(5):542-54. PMID: 17451531

Christopher Bartley

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program:   Neurobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Angelique Bordey, Neurobiology
  • Education: Yale, B.S., 2004 (Neuroscience)
  • Publications:  Feliciano DM, Lin TV, Hartman NW, Bartley CM, Kubera C, Hsieh L, Lafourcade C, O'Keefe RA, Bordey A. A circuitry and biochemical basis for tuberous sclerosis symptoms: from epilepsy to neurocognitive deficits.  Int J Dev Neurosci. 2013 Feb 26; PMID: 23485365
  • Hashimoto-Torii K, Torii M, Sarkisian MR, Bartley CM, Shen J, Radtke F, Gridley T, Sestan N, Rakic P (2008 ). “Interaction between Reelin and Notch signaling regulates neuronal miration in the cerebral cortex.” Neuron 60(2):273-84. PMID:18957219
  • Sarkisian MR, Bartley CM, Rakic P (2008). “Trouble making the first move: interpreting arrested neuronal migration in the cerebral cortex.” Trends Neurosci. 31(2):54-61. PMID: 18201775    
  • Sarkisian MR*, Bartley CM*, Chi H, Nakamura F, Hashimoto-Torii K, Torii M, Flavell RA, Rakic P (2006). “MEKK4 Deficiency Results in Periventricular Heterotopia, Impaired Neuronal Migration and Abnormal Filamin Expression.” Neuron 52(5):789-801. PMID: 17145501
  • Linseman DA, Bartley CM, Le SS, Laessig TA, Bouchard RJ, Meintzer MK, Li M, Heidenreich KA (2003). “Inactivation of the Myocyte Enhancer Factor-2 Repressor Histone Deacetylase-5 by endogenous Ca2/Calmodulin-dependent Kinase II Promotes Depolarization-mediate Cerebellar Granule Neuron Survival.” JBC 278: 41472 – 41481. PMID: 12896970

Jennifer Guo

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Hal Blumenfeld, Neuroscience
  • Education: Johns Hopkins, B.A., M.S., 2007 (Neuroscience)

Kaufman, Adam

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  • Year: 7
  • Graduate Program: INP 
  • Mentor Information: Stephen Strittmatter, INP
  • Education: Columbia University, B.A., 2007 (Biochemistry)

Joshua Motelow

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Hal Blumenfeld, Neuroscience
  • Education: Yale University, B.A., 2006 (Computer Science); Yale University,  Post-Bacc., 2006
  • Publications: DeSalvo, M.N., Schridde, U., Mishra, A.M., Motelow, J.E., Purcaro, M.J., Danielson, N., Bai, X., Hyder, F., and Blumenfeld, H. (2010). Focal BOLD fMRI changes in bicuculline-induced tonic-clonic seizures in the rat. Neuroimage 50, 902–909. 
  • Englot, D.J., Yang, L., Hamid, H., Danielson, N., Bai, X., Marfeo, A., Yu, L., Gordon, A., Purcaro, M.J., Motelow, J.E., et al. (2010). Impaired consciousness in temporal lobe seizures: role of cortical slow activity. Brain 133, 3764 –3777.

  • McPherson, A., Rojas, L., Bauerschmidt, A., Ezeani, C.C., Yang, L., Motelow, J.E., Farooque, P., Detyniecki, K., Giacino, J.T., and Blumenfeld, H. (2012). Testing for minimal consciousness in complex partial and generalized tonic–clonic seizures. Epilepsia 53, e180–e183.

  • Mishra, A.M., Ellens, D.J., Schridde, U., Motelow, J.E., Purcaro, M.J., DeSalvo, M.N., Enev, M., Sanganahalli, B.G., Hyder, F., and Blumenfeld, H. (2011). Where fMRI and Electrophysiology Agree to Disagree: Corticothalamic and Striatal Activity Patterns in the WAG/Rij Rat. The Journal of Neuroscience 31, 15053 –15064. 

  • Mishra, A.M., Bai, X., Motelow, J.E., DeSalvo, M.N., Danielson, N., Sanganahalli, B.G., Hyder, F., and Blumenfeld, H. (2013). Increased resting functional connectivity in spike-wave epilepsy in WAG/Rij rats. Epilepsia 54, 1214–1222.

  • Yang, L., Morland, T.B., Schmits, K., Rawson, E., Narasimhan, P., Motelow, J.E., Purcaro, M.J., Peng, K., Raouf, S., DeSalvo, M.N., et al. (2010). A prospective study of loss of consciousness in epilepsy using virtual reality driving simulation and other video games. Epilepsy & Behavior 18, 238–246.

Daniel Okin

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Ruslan Medzhitov, Immunobiology
  • Education: Columbia University, B.S., 2007 (Chemical Engineering)
  • Publication: Okin D and Medzhitov R (2012).  Evolution of Inflammatory Diseases.  Current Biology. 22 (17):  R733-R740.  PMID:  pending

Robert Ross

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information:  Haifan Lin, Immunobiology
  • Education: University of Florida, B.S., 2005, (Chemistry); Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Post-Bacc. 2007

Chen Wang

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Jordan Pober, Immunobiology
  • Education: University of Colorado, B.A., 2007 (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology)
  • PublicationsWang C, Yi T, Qin L, Maldonado RA, von Andrian UH, Kulkarni S, Tellides G, Pober JS. 2013. Rapamycin-treated human endothelial cells preferentially activate allogeneic regulatory T cells. J Clin Invest. 123(4):1677-93. PMID: 23478407
  • Fogal B, Yi T, Wang C, Rao DA, Lebastchi A, Kulkarni S, Tellides G, Pober JS. 2011. Neutralizing IL-6 reduces human arterial allograft rejection by allowing emergence of CD161+ CD4+ regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 187(12):6268-80. PMID: 22084439
  • Yi T, Fogal B, Hao Z, Tobiasova Z, Wang C, Rao DA, Al-Lamki RS, Kirkiles-Smith NC, Kulkarni S, Bradley JR, Bothwell AL, Sessa WC, Tellides G, Pober JS. 2012. Reperfusion injury intensifies the adaptive human T cell alloresponse in a human-mouse chimeric artery model. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 32(2):353-60. PMID: 22053072
  • Suárez Y, Wang C, Manes TD, Pober JS. Cutting edge: TNF-induced microRNAs regulate TNF-induced expression of E-selectin and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 on human endothelial cells: feedback control of inflammation. J Immunol. 184(1):21-5. PMID: 19949084

Ruth Wang'ondu

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information:  I.G. Miller, EPH
  • Education: Wellesley College, B.A., 2007 (Biochemistry , Sociology)
  • Publications: Yu, K.P., Heston, L., Park, R., Ding, Z., Wang'ondu, R., Delecluse, H.J., & Miller, G. (2013). Latency of epstein-barr virus is disrupted by gain-of-function mutant cellular AP-1 proteins that preferentially bind methylated DNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(20), 8176-8181. PMID: 23625009
  • Wang’ondu, R.W. & Murray, S. T. (2011). Relapse of polymicrobial endocarditis in an intravenous drug user. Yale J Biol Med. 84(3): 321-324. PMID: 21966051
  • Park, R., Wang’ondu, R., Heston, L., Shedd, D., & Miller, G.  (2011). Efficient induction of nuclear aggresomes by specific mis-sense mutations in the DNA-binding domain of a viral AP-1 homolog. J. Biol. Chem. 286 (11): 9748-9762. PMID: 21233201
  • Daigle, D., Gradoville, L., Tuck, D., Schulz, V., Wang’ondu, R., Ye, J., Gorres, K., & Miller, G.  (2011). Valproic acid antagonizes the capacity of other HDAC inhibitors to activate the Epstein-Barr virus lytic cycle. J. Virol. 85 (11): 5628-5643. PMID: 21411522
  • Tran, L. T., Wang'ondu, R.W., Weng, J.B., Wanjiku, G.W., Fong, C. M., Kile, A.C., Koepp, D.M., & Hood-DeGrenier, J. K. (2010). TORC1 kinase and the S-phase cyclin Clb5 collaborate to promote mitotic spindle assembly and DNA replication in S. cerevisiae. Curr. Genet. 56 (6): 479-493. PMID: 20697716

Entering Class - 2006

Feras Akbik

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Stephen Strittmatter, INP
  • Education:  Emory University, B.S., 2005 (Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy)
  • Publication: 
  • Akbik FV, Bhagat SM, Patel PR, Cafferty WB, Strittmatter SM. Anatomical plasticity of adult brain is titrated by nogo receptor 1. Neuron. 2013 Mar 6;77(5):859-66. PMID: 23473316
  • Akbik F, Cafferty WB, Strittmatter SM. "Myelin associated inhibitors: A link between injury-induced and experience-dependent plasticity." Exp Neurol. 2011 Jun 15
  • Akbik, Feras (2013). Anatomical Plasticity of Adult Brain is Titrated by Nogo Receptor 1. Neuron 77:859. 23473316

Jonathan Belman

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information:  Jonathan Bogan, Cell Biology
  • Education:  Penn State, B.S., 2004 (Biochemistry)
  • Publications: Bogan JS, Rubin BR, Yu C, Loffler MG, Orme CM, Belman JP, McNally LJ, Hao M, Cresswell JA. Endoproteolytic Cleavage of TUG Regulates GLUT4 Glucose Transporter Translocation. J Biol Chem 2012. PMID: 2261009
  • Löffler MG, Birkenfeld AL, Philbrick KM, Belman JP, Habtemichael EN, Booth CJ, Castorena CM, Choi CS, Jornayvaz FR, Gassaway BM, Lee H-Y, Cartee GD, Philbrick W, Shulman GI, Samuel VT, and Bogan JS. Enhanced Fasting Glucose Turnover in Mice with Disrupted Action of TUG Protein in Skeletal Muscle. J Biol Chem 2013. PMID: 23744065.

Adriana Blakaj

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information:  Richard Bucala, Cell Biology
  • Education:  Yale, B.S., 2004 (MB&B)

Allison Campbell

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Mark Shlomchik, Immunobiology
  • Education:  Amherst College, B.A., 2005 (Biology)
  • PublicationsCampbell, A.M., Kashgarian, M., Shlomchik, M.J. 2012. NADPH oxidase inhibits the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Sci Transl Med. Vol 4, 157:ra141


Barbara Hirschman Chaiyachati

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information:  Tian Chi, Immunobiology
  • Education:  Macalester College, B.A., 2006 (Biology)
  • Publications: Wan M., Kaundal R., Huang H., Yang Z., Chaiyachati B.H., Li S., Chi T. 2013 A general approach for controlling transcription and probing epigenetic mechanisms: Application to the CD4 locus. Journal of Immunology; 190:737-47.
  • Wan M., Gu H., Wang J., Huang H., Zhao J., Kaundal R., Yu M., Kushwaha R., Chaiyachati B.H., Deerhake M.E., Chi T. 2013 Inducible mouse models reveal the determinants of epigenetic inheritance. Development; 140(4):843-52.
  • Chaiyachati B.H., Jani A., Wan Y., Huang H., Flavell R., Chi T. 2013 Essential roles of BRG1 in immune tolerance: Priming of Treg activation and independence of chromatin remodeling. EMBO; 32(3):395-408.

Dylan Davey

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   EPH
  • Mentor Information:  Michael Cappello, EPH
  • Education:  Yale, B.S., 2005 (Biology)

Louis Fazen

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   EPH
  • Mentor Information:  Christian Tschudi, Elizabeth Bradley; EPH
  • Education:  Brown University, B.A., 2002 (Modern Culture & Media Studies), Johns Hopkins, 2005 (Post Bac)

Maya Kasowski

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  • Year: 8
  • Graduate Program:   MCDB
  • Mentor Information:  Sherman Weissman, Genetics
  • Education:  U. Pennsylvania, B.A., 1999 (Biology)
  • Publications: The ENCODE Project Consortium (2011) A User's Guide to the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE).+ 9(4): e1001046.  This publication has an extensive author’s list, as it is a collaboration among several ENCODE laboratories. My name is listed in the Stanford-Yale, Harvard, University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of Southern California/UCDavis Group.

James Martenson

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Susumu Tomita, Physiology
  • Education:  Northwestern University, B.A. 2006 (Chemistry)

Qing Yang

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  • Year: 8
  • Graduate Program: MCDB
  • Mentor Information: Paul Forscher, MCDB
  • Education: Yale University, B.S., 2006 (Molecular Biology)

Publications:

  • Yang Q, Zhang X-F, Pollard T, Forscher P. Arp2/3 complex and myosin II act in concert to orchastrate actin veil integrity and dynamic behavior in Aplysia growth cones. Nature Cell Biology. submitted.
  • Yang Q. Review of Small Molecule Therapy for Genetic Diseases. Yale J Biol Med. in press.
  • Yang Q. Review of Color Atlas of Human Anatomy: Nerve System and Sensory Organs, Vol. 3. Yale J Biol Med. 2011 Mar; 84 (1) : 65–66.
  • Yang Q, Zhang XF, Pollard T, and Forscher P. Inhibition of Arp2/3 complex with CK666 damps growth cone dynamicity by disrupting peripheral actin networks. Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Dec; 21 (suppl) number 79.
  • Yang Q. Gain weight by “going diet”!? Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings. Yale J of Biol Med. 2010 Jun; 83(2): 101–108. PMID 20589192
  • Yang Q, Van Goor D, Forscher P. (2009) Protein kinase C effects on actin filament dynamics and branching in neuronal growth cones. Mol Biol Cell 20 (suppl) number 1906.
  • Uramatsu S, Liu G, Yang Q, Uramatsu M, Chi H, Lu J, Yamashita K, Kodama H. Characterization of prolidase I and II purified from normal human erythrocytes: comparison with prolidase in erythrocytes from a patient with prolidase deficiency. Amino Acids. 2009 Sep; 37(3): 543-51 PMID 19263194
  • Burgess, KA, Yang, Q, Wagner, WR, Federspiel, W. Development of Microfabricated Biohybrid Artificial Lungs. ASAIO J 2005 Mar/Apr; 51(2):53A.
  • Yang Q, Yang G, Zhang J, Masuoka N, Riffle YZ, Wang Z, Ebinuma H, Kodama H. Effect of Agkistroden blomhoffi (mamushi) on the proliferation of human fibroblasts. Clin Biochem. 2004 Feb; 37(2): 138-45. PMID 14725945

Entering Class - 2005

Ellen Vollmers

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  • Year:  9 
  • Graduate Program:   Genetics
  • Mentor Information:  Peter Tattersall, Genetics
  • Education:  Tulane University, B.S., 2004  (Cell & Molecular Biology)
  • Publication:  Vollmers, EM., Tattersall, P., (2013) Distinct host cell fates for human malignant melanoma targeted by oncolytic rodent parvoviruses. Virology 

Entering Class - 2004

Alicia Little

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  • Year:  10
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  David Schatz, Immunobiology
  • Education: Amherst College, B.A., 2004 (Chemistry, Neuroscience)
  • Publications: Little AJ, Corbett E, Ortega F, Schatz DG. (2013) Cooperative recruitment of HMGB1 during V(D)J recombination through interactions with RAG1 and DNA Nucleic Acids Res. 41:3289-3301. PMID: 23325855
  • Yanhong Ji, Alicia J. Little, Joydeep K. Banerjee, Bingtao Hao, Eugene M. Oltz, Michael S. Krangel, and David G. Schatz   Promoters, enhancers, and transcription target RAG1 binding during V(D)J recombination.  J Exp Med. 2010 Dec 20;207(13):2809-16.
  • Brozovic S, Nagaishi T, Yoshida M, Betz S, Salas A, Chen D, Kaser A, Glickman J, Kuo T, Little A, Morrison J, Corazza N, Kim JY, Colgan SP, Young SG, Exley M, Blumberg RS.  CD1d function is regulated by microsomal triglyceride transfer protein.  Nat Med. 2004 May;10(5):535-9. Epub 2004 Apr 25.