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

Wardah Athar

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Georgetown University, B.S., 2013 (Neurobiology)

Daniel Barson

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Princeton University, B.A., 2012 (Molecular Biology)

Abigail Greene

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Princeton University, B.A., 2012 (Psychology)

William Hancock-Cerutti

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2013 (Chemistry)

Corey Horien

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Concordia College at Moorhead, B.A., 2013 (Biology)

Woong Hwang

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  University of Rochester, B.S., 2013 (Neuroscience)

Ruoyi (Roy) Jiang

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (MCDB)

Daniel Kim

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Harvard University, B.A., 2014 (Chemical & Physical Biology)

Zachary Kloos

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Case Western Reserve University, B.S., 2011 (Biochemistry, Economics)

Katherine Leiby

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (BME)

Jonathan Liang

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (MB&B)

Jonathan Marquez

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (MCDB)

Jessica Minor

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Washington University, B.A., 2014 (Spanish & International Studies)

Alyssa Mitson-Salazar

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

Micha Sam Raredon

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (History of Art, BME)

Bingchan (Catherine) Xie

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  • Year:  1
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  California Institute of Technology, B.S., 2013 (Bioengineering & English)

Entering class - 2013

Shivani Bhatt

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (Biology)

Swethasri Dravida

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  MIT, B.S., 2013 (Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Mathematics)

Erin Feeney

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Davidson College, B.S., 2011 (Neuroscience)

Amanda Jeng

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Washington University, B.A., 2010 (Biology)

Alanna Kaplan

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Dartmouth College, B.A., 2011 (Neuroscience)

Irina Krykbaeva

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Brandeis University, B.S., 2011 (Neuroscience)

Don Li

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Yale University, B.S., 2013 (Biochemistry)

George Linderman

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Case Western Reserve University, B.S., 2013 (Biomedical Engineering)

Minh Than

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 2012 (Molecular Biology)

John Walsh

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  • Year:  2
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Florida State University, B.S., 2010 (Chemical Engineering)

Entering Class-2012

Mary Barden

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  Providence College, B.S., 2010 (Biochemistry)

Gregory Breuer

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education:  University of Connecticut, B.S., 2012 (Biophysics and Computer Science)

Nashid Chaudhury

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • 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:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: University of Notre Dame, B.S., 2010 (Chemistry)

Jessica Johnston

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: University of Utah, B.S., 2012 (Physics)

Angela Lee

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: University of Maryland College Park, B.S., 2011 (Physiology, Neuroscience and Psychology)

Young Lim

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Yale University, B.S., 2011 (Biophysics)

Christina Lin

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Yale University, B.S., 2011 (MB&B)

Jacob Lister

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Middlebury College, B.A., 2011 (Philosophy)

Alice Lu

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Cornell University, B.S., 2010 (Biology)

Matthew Meizlish

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Yale University, B.A., 2011 (History)

Kevin Perkins

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Rice University, B.S., 2012 (Biomedical Engineering)

Lorenzo Sewanan

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Trinity College, B.S., 2012 (Engineering and Physics)

Durga Thakral

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • 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:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • 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:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Yale University, B.S., 2012 (Biology) 
  • Publications: Treger, Rebecca  S, 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:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Cornell University, B.A., 2012 (Biology and Chemistry)

Lee Ying

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2011 (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Laura Yockey

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  • Year:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • 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:  3
  • Mentor Information:  Barbara Kazmierczak
  • Education: Georgia Tech, B.S., 2007 (Electrical Engineering)

Entering Class - 2011

Alexandra Albert

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  • Year:  4
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Don Nguyen, Pathology
  • Education: University of Maine, B.S., 2009 (Biochemistry, Mol. Cel. Biology)

Dipankan Bhattacharya

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  • Year: 4
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Mustafa Khokha, Genetics
  • Education: UC Berkeley, B.A., 2010 (Mol. Cel. Biology)
  • Publications: Jonas S, Zhou E, Deniz E, Huang B, Chandrasekera K, Bhattacharya D, Wu Y, Fan R, Deserno TM, Khokha MK, Choma MA, 2013, A novel approach to quantifying ciliary physiology: microfluidic mixing driven by a ciliated biological surface. Lab on a chip, 13(21):4160-3. PMID: 23970350; PMCID: PMC3856250 
  • del Viso F, Bhattacharya D, Kong Y, Gilchrist MJ, Khokha MK, 2012, Exon capture and bulk segregant analysis: rapid discovery of causative mutations using high-throughput sequencing. BMC genomics, 13:649. PMID: 23171430; PMCID: PMC3526394 
  • Jonas S, Bhattacharya D, Khokha MK, Choma MA, 2011, Microfluidic characterization of cilia-driven fluid flow using optical coherence tomography-based particle tracking velocimetry. Biomedical optics express, 2(7):2022-34. PMID: 21750777; PMCID: PMC3130586

Sean Bickerton

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

Dimitri de Kouchkovsky

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  • Year: 4
  • Graduate Program: Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Carla Rothlin, Immunobiology
  • Education: UC Berkeley, B.A., 2010 (Mol. Cel. Biology)

Ramak Khosravi

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  • Year: 4
  • Graduate Program: BME
  • Mentor Information: Jay Humphrey, BME
  • Education: University of Toronto, B.S., 2011 (Developmental Biology Specialist)
  • Publication: Figley SA, Khosravi R, Legasto JM, Tseng YF, Fehlings MG, 2014, Characterization of Vascular Disruption and Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier Permeability following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma, 31(6):541-52. PMID: 24237182; PMCID: PMC3949504

Amanda King

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  • Year: 4
  • Graduate Program: BME
  • Mentor Information: Mark Saltzman, BME
  • Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 2011 (Chemical Engineering)

Ashton Lai

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  • Year: 4
  • Graduate Program: MCDB
  • Mentor Information: Craig Crews, MCDB
  • Education: Duke University, B.S., 2011 (Chemistry)

Jonathan Levinsohn

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  • Year: 4
  • Graduate Program: Genetics
  • Mentor Information: Keith Choate, Pathology
  • Education: Williams College, B.A., 2010 (Chemistry)

Alice Li

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  • Year: 4
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Daniel Colon-Ramos, Cell Biology
  • Education: UCLA, B.S., 2011 (Physiological Sciences)
  • Publications: Reyes-Lamothe R, Tran T, Meas D, Lee L, Li AM, Sherratt DJ, Tolmasky ME, 2014, High-copy bacterial plasmids diffuse in the nucleoid-free space, replicate stochastically and are randomly partitioned at cell division. Nucleic acids research, 42(2):1042-51. PMID: 24137005; PMCID: PMC3902917 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

Kavita Mistry

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  • Year: 4
  • Graduate Program: C&M Physiology
  • Mentor Information: Michael Caplan, C&M Physiology
  • 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: 4
  • Graduate Program: BME
  • Mentor Information: Mark Saltzman, BME
  • 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: 4
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Anthony Koleske, MB&B
  • Education: Stanford, B.S., 2011 (Chemistry)

Samuel Sondalle

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  • Year: 4
  • 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: 4
  • Graduate Program: MB&B
  • Mentor Information: Donald Engelman, MB&B
  • Education: Brown, B.S., 2010 (Biomedical Engineering)

Entering Class - 2010

Muhamed Hadzipasic

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  • Year:  5
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information: Arthur Horwich, Genetics
  • Education:  Johns Hopkins, B.A., 2010 (Neuroscience, Mathematics)

Adrian Haimovich

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  • Year:  5 
  • Graduate Program: MCDB
  • Mentor Information: Farren Isaacs, MCDB
  • Education:  Columbia, B.S., 2010 (Applied Mathematics)
  • PublicationsHaimovich A, Eliav U, Goldbourt A, 2012, Determination of the lithium binding site in inositol monophosphatase, the putative target for lithium therapy, by magic-angle-spinning solid-state NMR. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(12):5647-51. PMID: 22384802 
  • Zhu X, Ahmad SM, Aboukhalil A, Busser BW, Kim Y, Tansey TR, Haimovich A, Jeffries N, Bulyk ML, Michelson AM, 2012, Differential regulation of mesodermal gene expression by Drosophila cell type-specific Forkhead transcription factors. Development, 139(8):1457-66. PMID: 22378636; PMCID: PMC3308180

Shihan Khan

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  • Year:  5 
  • Graduate Program:  BME
  • Mentor Information: Tarek Fahmy, BME
  • Education:  University of Michigan, B.S., 2010 (BME)

Rebecca Liu

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  • Year:  5
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Jordan Pober, Immunobiology
  • Education:  Duke University, B.S., 2010 (Biology)

Kelsey Loeliger

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  • Year: 5
  • Graduate Program:   Public Health
  • Mentor Information: Christian Tschudi, Public Health
  • Education:  University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), B.S., 2008 (Biology)
  • Publication: Al-Darraji HA, Wong KC, Yeow DG, Fu JJ, Loeliger K, Paiji C, Kamarulzaman A, Altice FL, 2014, Tuberculosis screening in a novel substance abuse treatment center in Malaysia: implications for a comprehensive approach for integrated care. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 46(2):144-9. PMID: 24074846 
  • Zhao YO, Kurscheid S, Zhang Y, Liu L, Zhang L, Loeliger K, Fikrig E, 2012, Enhanced survival of Plasmodium-infected mosquitoes during starvation. PloS one, 7(7):e40556. PMID: 22808193; PMCID: PMC3393683

Goran Micevic

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  • Year:  5
  • Graduate Program:  Experimental Pathology
  • Mentor Information: Marcus Bosenberg, Pathology
  • Education:  Iowa State University, B.S., 2010 (Biochemistry)

Max Petersen

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  • Year:  5
  • 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; PMCID: PMC3749479

Susan Scanlon

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  • Year:  5
  • 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.
  • Glazer PM, Hegan DC, Lu Y, Czochor J, Scanlon SE, 2013, Hypoxia and DNA repair. The Yale journal of biology and medicine, 86(4):443-51. PMID: 24348208; PMCID: PMC3848098

Alexandra Thomas

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  • Year:  5
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information: Ronald Duman, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Princeton University, B.A., 2009 (Public & International Affairs, Neuroscience)

Laura West

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  • Year: 5 
  • Graduate Program: INP
  • Mentor Information: Stephen Waxman, Neurobiology
  • Education: University of Texas, Pharm.D., 2010  (Pharmacy)

Wendy Xiao

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  • Year:  5 
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Hal Blumenfeld, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Emory University, B.S., 2009 (Anthropology & Neuroscience)

Genevieve Yang

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  • Year:  5
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information: Alan Anticevic, Psychiatry
  • Education:  Columbia University, B.A., 2008 (Biology)

Ke Zhang

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  • Year:  5 
  • 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: 6
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Jordan Pober, Immunobiology
  • Education:  University of Washington, B.S., 2007 (Biomedical Engineering) 
  • Publications: Leonhardt RM, Abrahimi P, Mitchell SM, Cresswell P, 2014, Three tapasin docking sites in TAP cooperate to facilitate transporter stabilization and heterodimerization. Journal of immunology, 192(5):2480-94. PMID: 24501197; PMCID: PMC3943870 
  • Devalliere J, Chang WG, Andrejecsk JW, Abrahimi P, Cheng CJ, Jane-wit D, Saltzman WM, Pober JS, 2014, Sustained delivery of proangiogenic microRNA-132 by nanoparticle transfection improves endothelial cell transplantation. FASEB journal: official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 28(2):908-22. PMID: 24221087; PMCID: PMC3898640 
  • Jane-Wit D, Manes TD, Yi T, Qin L, Clark P, Kirkiles-Smith NC, Abrahimi P, Devalliere J, Moeckel G, Kulkarni S, Tellides G, Pober JS, 2013, Alloantibody and complement promote T cell-mediated cardiac allograft vasculopathy through noncanonical nuclear factor-kappaB signaling in endothelial cells. Circulation, 128(23):2504-16. PMID: 24045046; PMCID: PMC3885874

Alexander Bazazi

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  • Year: 6
  • Graduate Program:   Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
  • Mentor Information: Robert Heimer, 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.
  • 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: 6
  • Graduate Program: Public Health
  • Mentor Information:  Harlan Krumholz, Public Health
  • Education:  Yale, B.S., 2008, MPH., 2009 (Biology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology)     
  • PublicationBucholz EM, 2013, Admitting day. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(8):1410. PMID: 23937488 
  • Sullivan MC, Sue G, Bucholz E, Yeo H, Bell RH, Jr., Roman SA, Sosa JA, 2012, Effect of program type on the training experiences of 248 university, community, and US military-based general surgery residencies. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 214(1):53-60. PMID: 22075109 
  • Sullivan MC, Bucholz EM, Yeo H, Roman SA, Bell RH, Sosa JA, 2012, "Join the club": effect of resident and attending social interactions on overall satisfaction among 4390 general surgery residents. Archives of surgery, 147(5):408-14. PMID: 22785631 
  • Bucholz EM, Rathore SS, Reid KJ, Jones PG, Chan PS, Rich MW, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM, 2012, Body mass index and mortality in acute myocardial infarction patients. The American journal of medicine, 125(8):796-803. PMID: 22483510; PMCID: PMC3408565 
  • Bucholz EM, Krumholz HM, 2012, Loneliness and living alone: what are we really measuring? Archives of internal medicine, 172(14):1084-5. PMID: 22710997; PMCID: PMC3670596 
  • Sue GR, Bucholz EM, Yeo H, Roman SA, Jones A, Bell RH, Jr., Sosa JA, 2011, The vulnerable stage of dedicated research years of general surgery residency: results of a national survey. Archives of surgery, 146(6):653-8. PMID: 21339415 
  • Bucholz EM, Sue GR, Yeo H, Roman SA, Bell RH, Jr., Sosa JA, 2011, Our trainees' confidence: results from a national survey of 4136 US general surgery residents. Archives of surgery, 146(8):907-14. PMID: 21844434 
  • Bucholz EM, Rathore SS, Gosch K, Schoenfeld A, Jones PG, Buchanan DM, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM, 2011, Effect of living alone on patient outcomes after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction. The American journal of cardiology, 108(7):943-8. PMID: 21798499; PMCID: PMC3670597
  • Bucholz EM, Desai MM, Rosenthal MS, 2011, Dietary intake in Head Start vs non-Head Start preschool-aged children: results from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(7):1021-30. PMID: 21703380 
  • Yeo H, Bucholz E, Ann Sosa J, Curry L, Lewis FR, Jr., Jones AT, Viola K, Lin Z, Bell RH, Jr., 2010, A national study of attrition in general surgery training: which residents leave and where do they go? Annals of surgery, 252(3):529-34; discussion 34-6. PMID: 20739854 
  • Viola KV, Bucholz E, Yeo H, Piper C, Bell RH, Jr., Sosa JA, 2010, Impact of family and gender on career goals: results of a national survey of 4586 surgery residents. Archives of surgery, 145(5):418-24. PMID: 20479338

Kara Furman

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  • Year: 6
  • Graduate Program:    INP
  • Mentor Information:  Ralph DiLeone, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Harvard, B.A., 2008 (Human Evolutionary Biology) 
  • Publication: Land BB, Brayton CE, Furman KE, Lapalombara Z, Dileone RJ, 2014, Optogenetic inhibition of neurons by internal light production. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 8:108. PMID: 24744708; PMCID: PMC3978322

Simon Gray

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  • Year: 6
  • 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) 
  • Publication: Gray SM, Bloch MH, 2012, Systematic review of proinflammatory cytokines in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Current psychiatry reports, 14(3):220-8. PMID: 22477442; PMCID: PMC3625952

Edward Herman

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  • Year: 6
  • Graduate Program:    Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Joseph Craft, Immunobiology
  • Education:  UCLA, B.S., 2007 (Microbiology)

Amanda Hernandez

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  • Year: 6
  • 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, PMCID: PMC3402690
  • 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: 6
  • Graduate Program:   BME
  • Mentor Information:  Michael Choma, BME
  • Education:  Dartmouth College, B.A., 2008 (Chemistry, Physics) 
  • PublicationHuang BK, Choma MA, 2014, Resolving directional ambiguity in dynamic light scattering-based transverse motion velocimetry in optical coherence tomography. Optics letters, 39(3):521-4. PMID: 24487855 
  • Jonas S, Zhou E, Deniz E, Huang B, Chandrasekera K, Bhattacharya D, Wu Y, Fan R, Deserno TM, Khokha MK, Choma MA, 2013, A novel approach to quantifying ciliary physiology: microfluidic mixing driven by a ciliated biological surface. Lab on a chip, 13(21):4160-3. PMID: 23970350; PMCID: PMC3856250

Nathan Pirakitikulr

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  • Year: 6
  • Graduate Program:  MCDB
  • Mentor Information:  Anna Pyle, MCDB
  • Education:  Columbia University, B.A., 2009 (Biochemistry) 
  • Publication: Kohlway A, Pirakitikulr N, Barrera FN, Potapova O, Engelman DM, Pyle AM, Lindenbach BD, 2014, Hepatitis C virus RNA replication and virus particle assembly require specific dimerization of the NS4A protein transmembrane domain. Journal of virology, 88(1):628-42. PMID: 24173222; PMCID: PMC3911751 
  • Nagy V, Pirakitikulr N, Zhou KI, Chillon I, Luo J, Pyle AM, 2013, Predicted group II intron lineages E and F comprise catalytically active ribozymes. Rna, 19(9):1266-78. PMID: 23882113; PMCID: PMC3753933 
  • Pirakitikulr N, Ostrov N, Peralta-Yahya P, Cornish VW, 2010, PCRless library mutagenesis via oligonucleotide recombination in yeast. Protein science: a publication of the Protein Society, 19(12):2336-46. PMID: 20936671; PMCID: PMC3009401

Marco Ramos

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  • Year: 6
  • 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 MA, 2013, Drugs in context: a historical perspective on theories of psychopharmaceutical efficacy. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 201(11):926-33. PMID: 24177478 
  • Ramos MA, 2013, Psychiatry, authoritarianism, and revolution: the politics of mental illness during military dictatorships in Argentina, 1966-1983. Bulletin of the history of medicine, 87(2):250-78. PMID: 23811712

Andrew Smith

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  • Year: 6
  • Graduate Program:  INP
  • Mentor Information:  Joel Gelernter, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Northwestern, B.A., 2004 (American Studies) 
  • Publication: Gelernter J, Kranzler HR, Sherva R, Almasy L, Koesterer R, Smith AH, Anton R, Preuss UW, Ridinger M, Rujescu D, Wodarz N, Zill P, Zhao H, Farrer LA, 2014, Genome-wide association study of alcohol dependence:significant findings in African- and European-Americans including novel risk loci. Molecular psychiatry, 19(1):41-9. PMID: 24166409 

Gregory Stacheleck

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  • Year: 6
  • Graduate Program:  Genetics
  • Mentor Information:  Peter Glazer, Genetics
  • Education:  California Institute of Technology,  B.S., 2007 (Biology, Chemistry) 
  • Publication:   Meng F, Evans JW, Bhupathi D, Banica M, Lan L, Lorente G, Duan JX, Cai X, Mowday AM, Guise CP, Maroz A, Anderson RF, Patterson AV, Stachelek GC, Glazer PM, Matteucci MD, Hart CP, 2012, Molecular and cellular pharmacology of the hypoxia-activated prodrug TH-302. Molecular cancer therapeutics, 11(3):740-51. PMID: 22147748 
  • Stachelek GC, Dalal S, Donigan KA, Campisi Hegan D, Sweasy JB, Glazer PM, 2010, Potentiation of temozolomide cytotoxicity by inhibition of DNA polymerase beta is accentuated by BRCA2 mutation. Cancer research, 70(1):409-17. PMID: 20028873; PMCID: PMC2943728 
  • Hegan DC, Lu Y, Stachelek GC, Crosby ME, Bindra RS, Glazer PM, 2010, Inhibition of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase down-regulates BRCA1 and RAD51 in a pathway mediated by E2F4 and p130. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(5):2201-6. PMID: 20133863; PMCID: PMC2836641

Nicholas Theodosakis

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  • Year: 6
  • Graduate Program:  Experimental Pathology
  • Mentor Information:  Marcus Bosenberg, Pathology
  • Education:  University of Virginia, B.A.,2008; University of Virginia, B.S., 2008 (Psychology, Biochemistry) 
  • Publication: Damsky WE, Theodosakis N, Bosenberg M, 2013, Melanoma metastasis: new concepts and evolving paradigms. Oncogene. PMID: 23728340

Eleanor Thomas

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  • Year: 6
  • 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: 6
  • 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, 498(7453):220-3. PMID: 23665959; PMCID: PMC3706629
  • Yuan, S., Zaidi, S., Brueckner M. (2013) Congenital heart disease: emerging themes linking genetics and development. Curr Opin Genet Dev 23: 352-359, PMID: 23790954

Brian Zhao

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  • Year: 6
  • 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:  7
  • Graduate Program:  Exp. Pathology
  • Mentor Information:  David Rimm, Pathology
  • Education:  Duke University, B.S., 2008 (Chemistry)
  • Publications: Brown JR, DiGiovanna MP, Killelea B, Lannin DR, Rimm DL, 2014, Quantitative assessment Ki-67 score for prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer. Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology, 94(1):98-106. PMID: 24189270 
  • How J, Brown JR, Saylor S, Rimm DL, 2014, Macrophage expression of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase as a prognostic indicator in colon cancer. Histochemistry and cell biology. PMID: 24429833

Raj Chovatiya

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program: Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Ruslan Medzhitov, Immunobiology
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 2008 (M.C. Biology, Neuroscience)
  • Publications: Chovatiya R, Medzhitov R, 2014, Stress, Inflammation, and Defense of Homeostasis. Molecular cell, 54(2):281-8. PMID: 24766892 
  • Chovatiya R, Medzhitov R, 2013, Honor thy Go(na)ds. Immunology and cell biology, 91(10):597-8. PMID: 24060964 
  • Chiang AN, Valderramos JC, Balachandran R, Chovatiya RJ, Mead BP, Schneider C, Bell SL, Klein MG, Huryn DM, Chen XS, Day BW, Fidock DA, Wipf P, Brodsky JL, 2009, Select pyrimidinones inhibit the propagation of the malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 17(4):1527-33. PMID: 19195901; PMCID: PMC2775490
  • Wright CM, Chovatiya RJ, Jameson NE, Turner DM, Zhu G, Werner S, Huryn DM, Pipas JM, Day BW, Wipf P, Brodsky JL, 2008, Pyrimidinone-peptoid hybrid molecules with distinct effects on molecular chaperone function and cell proliferation. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 16(6):3291-301. PMID: 18164205; PMCID: PMC2330198

Victoria Clark

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program: INP
  • Mentor Information: Muret Gunel, Neurobiology
  • Education:  Harvard, B.A., 2008 (Biochemistry)
  • Publication:  Clark VE, Erson-Omay EZ, Serin A, Yin J, Cotney J, Ozduman K, Avsar T, Li J, Murray PB, Henegariu O, Yilmaz S, Gunel JM, Carrion-Grant G, Yilmaz B, Grady C, Tanrikulu B, Bakircioglu M, Kaymakcalan H, Caglayan AO, Sencar L, Ceyhun E, Atik AF, Bayri Y, Bai H, Kolb LE, Hebert RM, Omay SB, Mishra-Gorur K, Choi M, Overton JD, Holland EC, Mane S, State MW, Bilguvar K, Baehring JM, Gutin PH, Piepmeier JM, Vortmeyer A, Brennan CW, Pamir MN, Kilic T, Lifton RP, Noonan JP, Yasuno K, Gunel M, 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:  7
  • Graduate Program: Pharmacology
  • Mentor Information: David Spiegel, Chemistry
  • Education: Boston College, B.S., 2008 (Biochemistry)

Samir Gautam

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: David Spiegel, Chemistry
  • Education: Boston College, B.S., 2006 (Biology, Music) 
  • Publication: Kruglov EA, Gautam S, Guerra MT, Nathanson MH, 2011, Type 2 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor modulates bile salt export pump activity in rat hepatocytes. Hepatology, 54(5):1790-9. PMID: 21748767; PMCID: PMC3205211

Ken Hui

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program: CBB
  • Mentor Information: Judy Cho, Hongyu Zhao; Genetics
  • Education:Yale, M.S., B.S., 2008 (Mathematics, Biology)
  • Publications: Zhang W, Hui KY, et al. 2012, Host-microbe interactions have shaped the genetic architecture of inflammatory bowel disease. Nature, 491(7422):119-24. PMID: 23128233; PMCID: PMC3491803 
  • Zhang W, Ferguson J, Ng SM, Hui K, Goh G, Lin A, Esplugues E, Flavell RA, Abraham C, Zhao H, Cho JH, 2012, Effector CD4+ T cell expression signatures and immune-mediated disease associated genes. PloS one, 7(6):e38510. PMID: 22715389; PMCID: PMC3371029 
  • Pang H, George SL, Hui K, Tong T, 2012, Gene selection using iterative feature elimination random forests for survival outcomes. IEEE/ACM transactions on computational biology and bioinformatics / IEEE, ACM, 9(5):1422-31. PMID: 22547432; PMCID: PMC3495190

Jeremy Jacox

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program: Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Ruslan Medzhitov, Immunobiology
  • Education:MIT, B.S., 2008 (Physics)

Alexandria Marino

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  • Year:  7
  • 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, PMCID: PMC3097429
  • 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

Alyssa Nylander

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  • Year:  7
  • 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.

Curtis Perry

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program: Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information: Susan Kaech, Immunobiology
  • Education:Yale University, B.S., 2007 (Biochemistry)

Brian Rosenberg

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  • Year:  7
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Tony Koleske, MB&B
  • Education:Harvard University, B.A., 2008 (Biology)

Molly Weiner

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  • Year: 7
  • Graduate Program: Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information: Haifan Lin, Cell Biology
  • Education:Barnard College, B.A., 2007 (Biochemistry)
  • Publication: Ross RJ, Weiner MM, Lin H, 2014, PIWI proteins and PIWI-interacting RNAs in the soma. Nature, 505(7483):353-9. PMID: 24429634 
  • Gangaraju VK, Yin H, Weiner MM, Wang J, Huang XA, Lin H, 2011, Drosophila Piwi functions in Hsp90-mediated suppression of phenotypic variation. Nature genetics, 43(2):153-8. PMID: 21186352; PMCID: PMC3443399

Entering Class - 2007

Nancy Allen

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  • Year:  8
  • 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, PMCID: PMC2846163
  • 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, PMCID: PMC2216690
  • 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, PMCID: PMC2375745

Christopher Bartley

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  • Year:  8
  • 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, 2013, A circuitry and biochemical basis for tuberous sclerosis symptoms: from epilepsy to neurocognitive deficits. International journal of developmental neuroscience the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience, 31(7):667-78. PMID: 23485365; PMCID: PMC3830611 
  • Sarkisian MR, Bartley CM, Rakic P, 2008, Trouble making the first move: interpreting arrested neuronal migration in the cerebral cortex. Trends in neurosciences, 31(2):54-61. PMID: 18201775 
  • 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 migration in the cerebral cortex. Neuron, 60(2):273-84. PMID: 18957219; PMCID: PMC2913541 
  • Sarkisian MR, Bartley CM, Chi H, Nakamura F, Hashimoto-Torii K, Torii M, Flavell RA, Rakic P, 2006, MEKK4 signaling regulates filamin expression and neuronal migration. Neuron, 52(5):789-801. PMID: 17145501; PMCID: PMC1876745 
  • 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 Ca(2+) //calmodulin-dependent kinase II promotes depolarization-mediated cerebellar granule neuron survival. The Journal of biological chemistry, 278(42):41472-81. PMID: 12896970

Jennifer Guo

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Hal Blumenfeld, Neuroscience
  • Education: Johns Hopkins, B.A., M.S., 2007 (Neuroscience)
  • Publications: Vega C, Guo J, Killory B, Danielson N, Vestal M, Berman R, Martin L, Gonzalez JL, Blumenfeld H, Spann MN, 2011, Symptoms of anxiety and depression in childhood absence epilepsy. Epilepsia, 52(8):e70-4. PMID: 21635244; PMCID: PMC3145036 
  • Killory BD, Bai X, Negishi M, Vega C, Spann MN, Vestal M, Guo J, Berman R, Danielson N, Trejo J, Shisler D, Novotny EJ, Jr., Constable RT, Blumenfeld H, 2011, Impaired attention and network connectivity in childhood absence epilepsy. NeuroImage, 56(4):2209-17. PMID: 21421063; PMCID: PMC3105167 
  • Bai X, Guo J, Killory B, Vestal M, Berman R, Negishi M, Danielson N, Novotny EJ, Constable RT, Blumenfeld H, 2011, Resting functional connectivity between the hemispheres in childhood absence epilepsy. Neurology, 76(23):1960-7. PMID: 21646622; PMCID: PMC3109878 
  • Danielson NB, Guo JN, Blumenfeld H, 2011, The default mode network and altered consciousness in epilepsy. Behavioural neurology, 24(1):55-65. PMID: 21447899; PMCID: PMC3150226

Kaufman, Adam

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  • Year: 8
  • Graduate Program: INP 
  • Mentor Information: Stephen Strittmatter, INP
  • Education: Columbia University, B.A., 2007 (Biochemistry)
  • Publications: Couch BA, Kerrisk ME, Kaufman AC, Nygaard HB, Strittmatter SM, Koleske AJ, 2013, Delayed amyloid plaque deposition and behavioral deficits in outcrossed AbetaPP/PS1 mice. The Journal of comparative neurology, 521(6):1395-408. PMID: 23047754; PMCID: PMC3562562 
  • Um JW, Kaufman AC, Kostylev M, Heiss JK, Stagi M, Takahashi H, Kerrisk ME, Vortmeyer A, Wisniewski T, Koleske AJ, Gunther EC, Nygaard HB, Strittmatter SM, 2013, Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 is a coreceptor for Alzheimer abeta oligomer bound to cellular prion protein. Neuron, 79(5):887-902. PMID: 24012003; PMCID: PMC3768018

Joshua Motelow

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Hal Blumenfeld, Neuroscience
  • Education: Yale University, B.A., 2006 (Computer Science); Yale University,  Post-Bacc., 2006
  • Publications: Mishra AM, Bai X, Motelow JE, Desalvo MN, Danielson N, Sanganahalli BG, Hyder F, Blumenfeld H, 2013, Increased resting functional connectivity in spike-wave epilepsy in WAG/Rij rats. Epilepsia, 54(7):1214-22. PMID: 23815571; PMCID: PMC3703864 
  • Gummadavelli A, Motelow JE, Narayanan NS, 2013, Clinical reasoning: A 64-year-old woman with progressive quadriparesis. Transverse myelitis (TM). Neurology, 81(12):e89-94. PMID: 24042577; PMCID: PMC3795594 
  • McPherson A, Rojas L, Bauerschmidt A, Ezeani CC, Yang L, Motelow JE, Farooque P, Detyniecki K, Giacino JT, Blumenfeld H, 2012, Testing for minimal consciousness in complex partial and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Epilepsia, 53(10):e180-3. PMID: 22931210; PMCID: PMC3463733
  • Mishra AM, Ellens DJ, Schridde U, Motelow JE, Purcaro MJ, DeSalvo MN, Enev M, Sanganahalli BG, Hyder F, Blumenfeld H, 2011, Where fMRI and electrophysiology agree to disagree: corticothalamic and striatal activity patterns in the WAG/Rij rat. The Journal of neuroscience: the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 31(42):15053-64. PMID: 22016539; PMCID: PMC3432284 
  • Yang L, Morland TB, Schmits K, Rawson E, Narasimhan P, Motelow JE, Purcaro MJ, Peng K, Raouf S, Desalvo MN, Oh T, Wilkerson J, Bod J, Srinivasan A, Kurashvili P, Anaya J, Manza P, Danielson N, Ransom CB, Huh L, Elrich S, Padin-Rosado J, Naidu Y, Detyniecki K, Hamid H, Farooque P, Astur R, Xiao B, Duckrow RB, Blumenfeld H, 2010, A prospective study of loss of consciousness in epilepsy using virtual reality driving simulation and other video games. Epilepsy & behavior: E&B, 18(3):238-46. PMID: 20537593; PMCID: PMC2914099 
  • DeSalvo MN, Schridde U, Mishra AM, Motelow JE, Purcaro MJ, Danielson N, Bai X, Hyder F, Blumenfeld H, 2010, Focal BOLD fMRI changes in bicuculline-induced tonic-clonic seizures in the rat. NeuroImage, 50(3):902-9. PMID: 20079442; PMCID: PMC2830359 
  • Berman R, Negishi M, Vestal M, Spann M, Chung MH, Bai X, Purcaro M, Motelow JE, Danielson N, Dix-Cooper L, Enev M, Novotny EJ, Constable RT, Blumenfeld H, 2010, Simultaneous EEG, fMRI, and behavior in typical childhood absence seizures. Epilepsia, 51(10):2011-22. PMID: 20608963; PMCID: PMC2953613 
  • Englot DJ, Yang L, Hamid H, Danielson N, Bai X, Marfeo A, Yu L, Gordon A, Purcaro MJ, Motelow JE, Agarwal R, Ellens DJ, Golomb JD, Shamy MC, Zhang H, Carlson C, Doyle W, Devinsky O, Vives K, Spencer DD, Spencer SS, Schevon C, Zaveri HP, Blumenfeld H, 2010, Impaired consciousness in temporal lobe seizures: role of cortical slow activity. Brain: a journal of neurology, 133(Pt 12):3764-77. PMID: 21081551; PMCID: PMC2995886 
  • Varghese GI, Purcaro MJ, Motelow JE, Enev M, McNally KA, Levin AR, Hirsch LJ, Tikofsky R, Paige AL, Zubal IG, Spencer SS, Blumenfeld H, 2009, Clinical use of ictal SPECT in secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Brain: a journal of neurology, 132(Pt 8):2102-13. PMID: 19339251; PMCID: PMC2714057

Daniel Okin

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  • Year:  8
  • 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: 22975004; PMCID: PMC3601794

Robert Ross

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  • Year:  8
  • 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 
  • Publication: Ross RJ, Weiner MM, Lin H, 2014, PIWI proteins and PIWI-interacting RNAs in the soma. Nature, 505(7483):353-9. PMID: 24429634

Chen Wang

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  • Year:  8
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Jordan Pober, Immunobiology
  • Education: University of Colorado, B.A., 2007 (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology)
  • PublicationsWang C, Qin L, Manes TD, Kirkiles-Smith NC, Tellides G, Pober JS, 2014, Rapamycin antagonizes TNF induction of VCAM-1 on endothelial cells by inhibiting mTORC2. The Journal of experimental medicine, 211(3):395-404. PMID: 24516119; PMCID: PMC3949571 
  • Wang 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. The Journal of clinical investigation, 123(4):1677-93. PMID: 23478407; PMCID: PMC3613923 
  • 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. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology, 32(2):353-60. PMID: 22053072; PMCID: PMC3262100 
  • 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. Journal of immunology, 187(12):6268-80. PMID: 22084439; PMCID: PMC3237826 
  • Suarez Y, Wang C, Manes TD, Pober JS, 2010, 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. Journal of immunology, 184(1):21-5. PMID: 19949084; PMCID: PMC2797568

Ruth Wang'ondu

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  • Year:  8
  • 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, PMCID: PMC3657822
  • 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, PMCID: PMC3178863
  • 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, PMCID: PMC3059024
  • 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, PMCID: PMC3094991
  • 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, PMCID: PMC3088515
  • Hearn MJ, Chen MF, Cynamon MH, Wang'ondu R, Webster ER, 2006, Preparation and properties of new antitubercular thioureas and thiosemicarbazides. Journal of Sulfur Chemistry, 27(2):149-64

Entering Class - 2006

Jonathan Belman

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  • Year:  9
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information:  Jonathan Bogan, Cell Biology
  • Education:  Penn State, B.S., 2004 (Biochemistry)
  • Publications: Belman JP, Habtemichael EN, Bogan JS, 2014, A proteolytic pathway that controls glucose uptake in fat and muscle. Reviews in endocrine & metabolic disorders, 15(1):55-66. PMID: 24114239; PMCID: PMC3943767 
  • Loffler MG, Birkenfeld AL, Philbrick KM, Belman JP, Habtemichael EN, Booth CJ, Castorena CM, Choi CS, Jornayvaz FR, Gassaway BM, Lee HY, Cartee GD, Philbrick W, Shulman GI, Samuel VT, Bogan JS, 2013, Enhanced fasting glucose turnover in mice with disrupted action of TUG protein in skeletal muscle. The Journal of biological chemistry, 288(28):20135-50. PMID: 23744065; PMCID: PMC3711282 
  • Jimenez-Gomez Y, Mattison JA, Pearson KJ, Martin-Montalvo A, Palacios HH, Sossong AM, Ward TM, Younts CM, Lewis K, Allard JS, Longo DL, Belman JP, Malagon MM, Navas P, Sanghvi M, Moaddel R, Tilmont EM, Herbert RL, Morrell CH, Egan JM, Baur JA, Ferrucci L, Bogan JS, Bernier M, de Cabo R, 2013, Resveratrol improves adipose insulin signaling and reduces the inflammatory response in adipose tissue of rhesus monkeys on high-fat, high-sugar diet. Cell metabolism, 18(4):533-45. PMID: 24093677; PMCID: PMC3832130 
  • Bogan JS, Rubin BR, Yu C, Loffler MG, Orme CM, Belman JP, McNally LJ, Hao M, Cresswell JA, 2012, Endoproteolytic cleavage of TUG protein regulates GLUT4 glucose transporter translocation. The Journal of biological chemistry, 287(28):23932-47. PMID: 22610098; PMCID: PMC3390669

Adriana Blakaj

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  • Year:  9
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information:  Richard Bucala, Cell Biology
  • Education:  Yale, B.S., 2004 (MB&B)
  • Publication: Blakaj A, Bucala R, 2012, Fibrocytes in health and disease. Fibrogenesis & tissue repair, 5 Suppl 1:S6. PMID: 23259722; PMCID: PMC3368795

Allison Campbell

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  • Year:  9
  • Graduate Program:   Immunobiology
  • Mentor Information:  Mark Shlomchik, Immunobiology
  • Education:  Amherst College, B.A., 2005 (Biology)
  • Publication: Campbell AM, Kashgarian M, Shlomchik MJ, 2012, NADPH oxidase inhibits the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus. Science translational medicine, 4(157):157ra41. PMID: 23100627; PMCID: PMC3704198

Barbara Hirschman Chaiyachati

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  • Year:  9
  • Graduate Program:   Cell Biology
  • Mentor Information:  Tian Chi, Immunobiology
  • Education:  Macalester College, B.A., 2006 (Biology)
  • Publications: Chaiyachati BH, Leventhal JM, 2014, Henry Kempe's Vision: Preventing child abuse then and now. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry. PMID: 24509778 
  • Wan M, Kaundal R, Huang H, Zhao J, Yang X, Chaiyachati BH, Li S, Chi T, 2013, A general approach for controlling transcription and probing epigenetic mechanisms: application to the CD4 locus. Journal of immunology, 190(2):737-47. PMID: 23293358; PMCID: PMC3744393 
  • Wan M, Gu H, Wang J, Huang H, Zhao J, Kaundal RK, Yu M, Kushwaha R, Chaiyachati BH, Deerhake E, Chi T, 2013, Inducible mouse models illuminate parameters influencing epigenetic inheritance. Development, 140(4):843-52. PMID: 23325759; PMCID: PMC3557779 
  • Trobaugh-Lotrario AD, Chaiyachati BH, Meyers RL, Haberle B, Tomlinson GE, Katzenstein HM, Malogolowkin MH, von Schweinitz D, Krailo M, Feusner JH, 2013, Outcomes for patients with congenital hepatoblastoma. Pediatric blood & cancer, 60(11):1817-25. PMID: 23798361 
  •  Chaiyachati BH, Kaundal RK, Zhao J, Wu J, Flavell R, Chi T, 2013, LoxP-FRT Trap (LOFT): a simple and flexible system for conventional and reversible gene targeting. BMC biology, 10:96. PMID: 23198860; PMCID: PMC3529186 Chaiyachati BH, Jani A, Wan Y, Huang H, Flavell R, Chi T, 2013, BRG1-mediated immune tolerance: facilitation of Treg activation and partial independence of chromatin remodelling. The EMBO journal, 32(3):395-408. PMID: 23321680; PMCID: PMC3567501 
  • Swinney RM, Hsu SC, Hirschman BA, Chen TT, Tomlinson GE, 2005, MDM2 promoter variation and age of diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia, 19(11):1996-8. PMID: 16167062 
  • Hirschman BA, Pollock BH, Tomlinson GE, 2005, The spectrum of APC mutations in children with hepatoblastoma from familial adenomatous polyposis kindreds. The Journal of pediatrics, 147(2):263-6. PMID: 16126064

Louis Fazen

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  • Year:  9
  • 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)
  • Publication: Goldstein JN, Fazen LE, Wendell L, Chang Y, Rost NS, Snider R, Schwab K, Chanderraj R, Kabrhel C, Kinnecom C, Fitzmaurice E, Smith EE, Greenberg SM, Rosand J, 2009, Risk of thromboembolism following acute intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocritical care, 10(1):28-34. PMID: 18810667

Maya Kasowski

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  • Year: 9
  • 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:  9
  • Graduate Program:   INP
  • Mentor Information:  Susumu Tomita, Physiology
  • Education:  Northwestern University, B.A. 2006 (Chemistry)