Current Students, 2016-2017

Current Students, 2016-2017


Venkat R

Venkat Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.

Medical School Year 3

DepartmentPhysiology
Dissertation 2015"Development of a Vascularized, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Liver-Tissue Mimic for Therapeutic Applications"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Nolan Boyd
Fulbright Research Fellow

University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 2010-2011

Undergraduate Degree

BS Biology (Cellular Physiology), 2010
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


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Jessica Mezzanotte Sharpe, Ph.D.

Medical School Year 3

DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Dissertation 2016"The discovery of a novel, Ras-mediated NORE1A/PMLIV tumor suppressor complex"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Geoffrey Clark
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology, minors in Chemistry and English, 2010
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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Heather Clair

Graduate School Year 4

Congratulations, Heather, on your F-30 Grant Award from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences!

Project Title: Xenobiotic Receptors Modulate PCB-induced Steatohepatitis

DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Ph.D. MentorDr. Matthew Cave
Graduate DegreeMS Animal Science, Biotechnology, 2001
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Undergraduate DegreeBS Animal Science, Dairy Science, 1999
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

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Peter Campbell

Graduate School Year 3

DepartmentAnatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Ph.D. MentorDr. William Guido
Undergraduate DegreeBA Independent Study in Neuroscience, 2006
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

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Douglas Saforo

Graduate School Year 2

DepartmentPharmacology and Toxicology
Ph.D. Mentors

Dr. Leah Siskind and Dr. Levi Beverly

Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology, 2013
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

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Sanet Steyn

Graduate School Year 2

DepartmentPharmacology and Toxicology
Ph.D. MentorDr. Kenneth Palmer
Graduate DegreeMS Biology, 2011
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology and Chemistry, minor in Dance and Movement Studies, 2011
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Joseph Zakhari

Graduate School Year 2

DepartmentPhysiology
Ph.D. MentorDr. Stuart K. Williams II
Graduate DegreeMA Medical Sciences, 2013
Boston University, Boston, MA
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, minor in Chemistry, 2009
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Samantha Morrissey

Graduate School Year 1

DepartmentMicrobiology and Immunology
MentorDr. Jun Yan
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology, minor in Chemistry, 2013
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Jordan Noe

Graduate School Year 1

DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Ph.D. MentorDr. Robert Mitchell
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, minor in Chemistry, 2013
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Desmond Stewart

Graduate School Year 1

DepartmentPharmacology and Toxicology
Ph.D. MentorDr. Geoffrey Clark
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biochemistry, minor in Biology, 2014
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

Anne Geller

Medical School Year 2

Intramural Research Training Award Fellow

National Institutes of Health, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 2014-2015

Graduate DegreeMS Biomedical Science, 2014
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biomedical Science in Engineering, minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship, 2013
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

George Wei

Medical School Year 1

Undergraduate DegreeBA Chemistry, 2014
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ