Graduates

Graduates of the program have had outstanding success in matching high quality residencies and transitioning into prominent fellowships.

Heather Clair, M.D., Ph.D.

May 2019

Residency

Orange Park Medical Center, Orange Park, FL, Family Medicine.

Graduate DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Dissertation Title"PCB-Associated Steatohepatitis and the Role of Xenobiotic Receptors"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Matthew Cave
F30 AWARDNational Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Project Title: "Xenobiotic Receptors Modulate PCB-induced Steatohepatitis"
Graduate Degree

MS Animal Science, Biotechnology, 2001
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Undergraduate Degree

BS Animal Science, Dairy Science, 1999
University of Georgia, Athens, GA


Venkat Ramakrishnan
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2018

Residency

Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA - Urology Residency Program.

Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Physiology
Dissertation Title"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


Jessica Mezzanotte Sharpe
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2018

Residency

The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Sharpe has been selected to be one of the 2021-2022 chief residents, so will be staying for an additional year to fulfill that role.

Dr. Sharpe plans to pursue Hematology/Oncology in the future.

Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Dissertation Title"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

  

Huy T. Le, M.D., Ph.D.

May 2016

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Residency

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska -  Internal Medicine Pediatrics Residency Program, 2020

Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"Biophysical and Computational Investigation into G-Quadruplex Structural Polymorphism and Interaction with Small Molecules."
Ph.D. MentorDr. John Trent
Undergraduate Degree

BS Chemistry, minor in Biology; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


  

Michael J. Zhang
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2016

Fellowship

Cardiology Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - combined research and clinical training.

Dr. Zhang has a F32 training grant and will spend 3 years in the lab before finishing his fellowship in 2024.

ResidencyUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - Physician Scientist Training Program - two years of clinical training (short track) as an Internal Medicine resident.
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Dissertation Title"Inflammation-resolving Lipid Mediators Promote Revascularization to Enhance Wound Healing"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Aruni Bhatnagar and Dr. Matthew Spite
Undergraduate DegreeBS Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, minor in Global Studies
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Alex Belshoff
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2015

Residency

Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Urology Residency Program (PGY-6)

Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation Title"Probing the Anti-cancer Mechanism of Selenite: a Metabolic Approach"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Teresa Fan
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemistry, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Alden Klarer
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2015

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, Department of Radiation Oncology, Louisville, KY

Dr. Klarer specializes in the treatment of breast malignancies and is involved in a number of investigator-initiated and cooperative group clinical trials. Her treatment expertise and clinical interests includes intensity modulated radiation therapy, cardiac-sparing radiation therapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, and radiobiology

Residency

University of Louisville, Department of Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology Residency, 2020
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY for preliminary year in Internal Medicine, 2016

Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"6-Phosphofructo-2-Kinase Inhibition Induces Autophagy as a Survival Mechanism"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Steven Ellis and Dr. Sucheta Telang
F30 AWARDGrant award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Project title: "Y-family DNA Polymerases and Cellular Responses to Benzo[a]pyrene"
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Francesca Rinaldo
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2015

 

Residency and Fellowship

Stanford University, Stanford, CA in Accelerated Surgeon Scientist Track                   

Dr. Rinaldo finished her first two years of surgical residency and was voted the Consult Resident of the Year by her surgical attendings at the end of year two. She applied and was accepted for a competitive fellowship as a Design Fellow at the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC). CERC is a value-based healthcare "think-tank" with a focus on designing innovating models of healthcare delivery that improve the quality of care and safely and significantly reduce costs. She also works with the Program in Artificial Intelligence Assisted Care (PAC) through CERC as a clinical lead. Prior to going back to residency training, she is staying for an additional year as a research fellow and as one of the Associate Directors of the Healthcare Design fellowship.

http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/07/strategies-to-better-care-for-older-adults-at-lower-cost.html 

Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"Investigating the Mechanism of Action of XB05: A Novel Small Molecule with Anticancer Properties"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Paula Bates
Undergraduate DegreeBA Pre-Med, Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Alan Brooks
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2014

Fellowship

University of Rochester, Rochester, New York Cardiovascular Disease (PGY-7): Fellowship in Research, 2021; Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, 2020

Dr. Brooks has returned to the lab to focus on his research training, while keeping his clinic one day a week. Current mentor: Dr. Eric M. Small

ResidencyUniversity of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY - Physician Scientist Training Program, Internal Medicine Research Path, 2016
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"Unfolded Protein Response Signaling in Myocardial Response to Ischemia"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Aruni Bhatnagar
Graduate DegreeME Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Lacey Jo Gunn
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2014

Dr. Gunn is currently associated with the Baptist Health Medical Group Primary Care, Family Practice Group at Baptist Medical Associates Eastpoint, Louisville, KY.

 

ResidencyUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Family Medicine
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology
Dissertation Title"Effect of Complement C5a in Tumor Progression and the Local Tumor Microenvironment"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Jun Yan
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology and Chemistry, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

Courtney Jetun Mitchell
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2014

Fellowship

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (3-year program)

Dr. Mitchell's research interests include: hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, maternal mortality and morbidity, barriers to care in resource poor areas, OB quality improvement.

ResidencyUniversity of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, 2018
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology
Dissertation Title"IL12 Induced Modifications of Tumor Infiltrating Macrophages"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Robert Stout and Dr. Jill Suttles
F31 AWARDGrant award from the National Cancer Institute, Project title: "Functional Conversion of Tumor Associated Macrophages via Cytokine Therapy"
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Adrianna Henson Masters
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2014

Dr. Masters is currently associated with the Springfield Clinic Cancer Center, Regional Radiation Oncology Center, Jacksonville, IL

 

ResidencyWake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC for Radiation Oncology
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY for Preliminary Year Internal Medicine, 2015
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"Molecular Bases of Inherited Bone Marrow Failures: Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome and Diamond Blackfan Anemia"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Steven Ellis
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemistry, minor in Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Carlo Renato G. Bartoli
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2013

Faculty Appointment

Instructor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA  Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, with a translational biophysics laboratory

Awarded the 2020 American College of Cardiology Doug Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award for "contributions to cardiovascular medicine and significant body of research."

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, June 2020

ResidencyIntegrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 2019. Dr. Bartoli was the Chief Resident of the Cardiovascular Surgery service.
He received the Young Author Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology, in recognition of outstanding research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure.
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Dissertation Title"Partial vs Full Support of the Heart with a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device: Implications for Myocardial Recovery"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Steven Koenig and Dr. Sumanth Prabhu
Graduate DegreeMA Biotechnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology (Physiology), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Toros A. Dincman
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2013

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology 

Dr. Dincman was also appointed as a South Carolina Translational Research (SCTR) Institute KL2 Scholar which provides protected research time/salary support and research funds.

Fellowship and ResidencyMedical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC ABIM subspecialty research pathway in Hematology/Oncology which included appointment as a T32 post-doctoral scholar in Integrative Training in Oncogenic Signaling (ITOS), 2020
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation Title"Histone deacetylase inhibition-mediated cytotoxicity oligodendrocytes"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Scott Whittemore
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Enid Choi
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

Faculty Appointment

Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan, Department of Radiation Oncology, Ann Arbor, MI

ResidencyUniversity of Michigan, Department of Radiation Oncology, Ann Arbor, MI (2015-2017)
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD - Radiation Oncology (2013-2015)
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY - Preliminary year in Internal Medicine, 2013
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"Tumor-targeting aptamers for the treatment of prostate cancer"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Paula Bates
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Janelle M. Fassbender Adeniran M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

Dr. Adeniran provides vitreoretinal services at Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers, Louisville, KY and maintains a strong interest in clinical research and teaching. 

FellowshipUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY - Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Fellow in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, 2018
ResidencyUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY in Ophthalmology, 2016
Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH - Preliminary year in General Surgery, 2013
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation Title"Improving Functional Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury by Therapeutically Targeting the Vasculature"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Scott Whittemore
F30 AWARDGrant award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Project title: "Functional Consequences of Notch-mediated Angiogenesis following SCI"
Undergraduate DegreeBS Neuroscience, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Patrick Andrew Holt
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

Dr. Holt is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Hand, Wrist and Elbow nerve decompression surgery, trauma, and complex reconstruction at Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates. He is one of only a few fellowship-trained hand surgeons on the Lower Eastern Shore and sees patients in Salisbury; Berlin; and Seaford; Maryland.
FellowshipDuke University, Durham, NC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery Program, 2018
ResidencyUniversity of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"Determination of In Silico Rules for Predicting Small Molecule Binding Behavior to Nucleic Acids In Vitro"
Ph.D. MentorDr. John Trent
Graduate Degree

MS Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate DegreeBS Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Justin R. Kingery
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

Faculty appointment

Dr. Kingery is an Assistant Professor in Medicine and Hospitalist, Joan and Sanford I Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Dr. Kingery is the Medical Director of the 5W Stepdown Unit at NY Presbyterian Hospital and is  a course instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Kingery is the Director, Global Ultrasound at Weill Cornell Medical College and Center for Global Health. He is a lecturer in Medicine at Weill Bugando College of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania and also contributes at the Global Health Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Fellowship

Global Health Research Fellow at the Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Bugando College of Health Sciences, Mwanza,Tanzania

ResidencyUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY in Internal Medicine, 2015
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics
Dissertation Title"Inflammatory Cell-Derived Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Exacerbates Post-Inarction Left Ventricula Remodeling"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Sumanth Prabhu
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemistry, Biochemistry, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Jason B. Meier
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

Dr. Meier is a Oncologist/Hematologist at the Cancer Center at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, TN
FellowshipVanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program (3rd year)
ResidencyIndiana University (IUPUI) in Internal Medicine
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"Structure Based Drug Design for CXCR4"
Ph.D. MentorDr. John Trent
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, Chemistry, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Maria E. Barnes-Davis
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2011

Faculty AppointmentDr. Barnes-Davis is an Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics in the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and an Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program at UC College of Medicine. She is an Attending Neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology and has funding via a K-12 Award through Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her research focuses on Functional neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG); neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely preterm children; language; sleep and learning disorders.
Clinical FellowshipNeonatal and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
ResidencyIcahn School of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY in Integrated Pediatrics/Research Track.
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dissertation Title"Pre-and Post-operative Differences in Brain and Sleep-related Events in Children"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. David Gozal and Dr. Dennis Molfese
F30 AWARDGrant award from the National Institute of Mental Health, Project title: "Pre- and Post-operative Differences in Brain and Sleep-related Events in Children with OSA"
Undergraduate DegreeBA Philosophy, Brown University, Providence, RI

W. Lee Titsworth
M.D., Ph.D., MPH

May 2010

Neurosurgeon Lee Titsworth, MD, PhD, joined the Baptist Health Medical Group Neurosurgery in Paducah, KY as the only fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon in the region. Dr. Titsworth provides surgical treatment for conditions of the brain and spine, with emphasis in adult and adolescent scoliosis surgery and endoscopic brain surgery.

FellowshipJohns Hopkins University, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, 2017
ResidencyUniversity of Florida/Shands Medical Center, Gainesville, FL in the Neurosurgical Residency Program, 2016
MPHClinical Effectiveness, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Fall 2015
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation Title"A Possible Role for sPLA2 in Oligodendrocyte Death and Spinal Cord Injury"
Ph.D. MentorDr.Xiao-Ming Xu
F31 AWARDGrant award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Project title: "Role of sPLA2 in Post Spinal Cord Injury Demyelination"
Undergraduate DegreeBA Psychology, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

Christina W. Clark
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2010

FellowshipUniversity of Rochester, Rochester, New York, Breast Imaging Fellowship, 2016-2017, where she had the opportunity to work on a clinical research project focused on the USA's only FDA-approved cone beam breast CT scanner at UR's Breast Imaging Center.
ResidencyGeisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA in Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, 2016 
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - Preliminary year in Internal Medicine, 2011
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation Title"Role of Hsp90 Interactions in PC-12 Neuronal Cell Survival to Hypoxia"
F30 AWARDGrant award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Project title: "Role of Hsp90 Interactions in PC-12 Survival to Hypoxia"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Evelyne Gozal
Undergraduate DegreeBA Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, German Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

B. Frazier Taylor
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2009

Dr. Taylor is a Radiation Oncologist with Northeastern Radiation Oncology, PLLC. He provides services at the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center in Saratoga Springs, NY; the C. R. Wood Cancer Center in Glens Falls, NY.; and Elllis Hospital, Schenectady, NY. He is affiliated with Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital.

ResidencyYale University School of Medicine, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Radiation Oncology Training Program, 2014
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation Title"Arsenite Inhibition of Mitotic Progression"
Ph.D. MentorDr. J. Christopher States
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biochemistry, minor in Studio Art, Denison University, Granville, OH

James Massey
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2008

In August 2014, Dr. Massey returned to his hometown of Nashville, TN and joined Radiology Alliance, P.C., specializing in diagnostic and pediatric radiology. Radiology Alliance, P.C., is a provider of inpatient and outpatient radiology services at TriStar Health System's nine Middle Tennessee Hospitals.

FellowshipIndiana University, (IUPUI) Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Pediatric Radiology
ResidencyCleveland Clinic Imaging Institute, Cleveland, OH, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Transitional year - Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Ph.D. MentorDr. Stephen Onifer
Graduate DegreeMA Perception and Sensory Physiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, minor in Chemistry, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Kelby B. Napier
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2008

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Napier specializes in musculoskeletal procedures and interventions, bone biopsy, sports medicine, musculoskeletal imaging, and ultrasound-guided procedures and sports medicine. 

FellowshipWashington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Interventions Program
ResidencyWashington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology Training Program, June 2013
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ph.D. MentorDr. John Trent
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemistry, Biology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Stephen R. Reeves
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2008

Faculty AppointmentAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Seattle, WA 
Attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Reeves continues to do basic science and translational research in the realm of asthma and airway biology at Seattle Children's Research Institute, Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies.
FellowshipUniversity of Washington, Seattle, WA, Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine, June 2014
ResidencyUniversity of California, San Diego, CA in General Pediatrics
InternshipUniversity of California, San Diego, CA in General Pediatrics, 2009
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation Title"Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia and Respiratory Plasticity"
F30 AWARDGrant award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Project title: "Postnasal Intermittent Hypoxia and Respiration: Potential Role of Protein Kinase C."
Ph.D. MentorDr. David Gozal
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biological and Environmental Sciences, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Daniel Allendorf
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2007

Dr. Allendorf joined Alabama Oncology in August 2013, the largest, private, community-based provider of cancer care services in Alabama. Their network is comprised of nine clinics strategically located throughout central Alabama. He is located at the Shelby Cancer Care Center, Alabaster, AL.

FellowshipUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, AL in Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, 2013
He received The J. Claude Bennett Award for Excellence in research by an Associate Fellow, 2013.
ResidencyUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Internal Medicine Residency Program, Board Certification in Internal Medicine, 2010
He received the William E. Dismukes Award of Excellence for Outstanding Senior Resident, 2010.
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology
Dissertation Title"Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Action of Beta-Glucans for Tumor Immunotherapy in Syngeneic and Translational Animal Models"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Gordon Ross and Dr. Jun Yan
Undergraduate DegreeBA Chemistry, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

Anwar Husain
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2007

Postdoctoral FellowshipJohns Hopkins Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy working with Dr. Alex Baras in bioinformatics in cancer immunotherapy.
Postdoctoral FellowshipGeorgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center under mentorship of Peter G. Shields, M.D.
He worked on metabolomics studies related to cigarette smoke toxicology and folate metabolomics related to breast cancer risk.
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation Title"Regulatory Control Regions of Human Arylamine N-acetyletransferase 1 and 2: Implications for Genetic Implications to Breast Cancer"
F30 AWARDGrant award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Project title: "Genetic Polymorphisms in 5'-UTR of Human NAT1 and NAT 2"
Ph.D. MentorDr. David Hein
Graduate DegreeMS Computer Science, Hood College, Frederick, MD
MS Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Undergraduate DegreeBS Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
BS Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Jason Talbott
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2007

Faculty appointment

Dr. Talbott is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in Neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He is the Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program and the Chair of the Residency Selection Committee.

Research interests include advanced spinal cord and peripheral nerve MR imaging techniques utilizing experimental animal models.

FellowshipUniversity of California, San Francisco, CA, Neuroradiology, 2013
ResidencyUniversity of California, San Francisco, CA, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, 2012

In 2012 he received the Alexander Margulis Outstanding Resident Research Award and also served as a Chief Resident. In 2010-2011 he was selected to participate in research training in Biomedical Imaging sponsored by a T32 Training Grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. At the 8th Annual Imaging Research Symposium in August 2011, Dr. Talbott received the award for Best Presentation for "Diffusion Weighted-MRI of White Matter Injury Produced by Ethidium Bromide and Cervical Spinal Cord Contusion Injuries in the Rat".

InternshipUniversity of California, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, preliminary year in Internal Medicine
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation Title"Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Remyelination in the Adult Rat Spinal Chord"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Scott Whittemore
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

David N. Loy
M.D., Ph.D.

Dec 2002

Faculty appointmentsDr. Loy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, in the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology. He previously had been on faculty at Washington University, Mallickrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO, in Division of Neuroradiology/Interventional Radiology, 2010-2011.
FellowshipWashington University, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Endosurgical Neuroradiology, 2010
Two year fellowship that included one year of specialized diagnostic neuroradiology followed by a year of interventional training involving endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms and advanced interventional spine procedures.
ResidencyWashington University, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology Training Program, 2008.
The residency tract allowed him to spend 1 full year in the lab, working with Dr. Victor Song in the Biomedical MR laboratory, focusing on MR diffusion tensor imaging in spinal cord injury. Additionally, he started a collaborative effort between WashU and the UofL Dept. of Neurosurgery in 2006.
InternshipUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY, in General Surgery, 2004
Post-doctoral Research FellowshipUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology - mentored by Dr. Scott Whittemore and Dr. Christopher Shields
Graduate DepartmentDepartment of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation Title"Locomotor Pathways and Microvascular Processes Following Spinal Cord Injury"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Scott Whittemore
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY