Graduates

Graduates

Graduates of the program have had outstanding success in matching high quality residencies.

May 2014

 Alan Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.

 Residency: University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY - Internal Medicine Research Path

 Ph.D.: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 Dissertation Title: "Unfolded Protein Response Signaling in Myocardial Response to Ischemia"

 Mentor: Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar

 Undergraduate/Graduate Degree: ME, BS Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

May 2014

 

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

Residency:University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Family Medicine(PGY-1)

Ph.D.: Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Dissertation:" Effect of Complement C5a in Tumor Progression and the Local Tumor Microenvironment"

Mentor: Dr. Jun Yan

Undergraduate Degree: BA Biology and Chemistry, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

May 2014

  

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

Residency: University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL Obstetrics/Gynecology (PGY-1)

Ph.D.:Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Dissertation: "IL12 Induced Modifications of Tumor Infiltrating Macrophages"

Mentors: Dr. Robert Stout (deceased) and Dr. Jill Suttles

Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

May 2014

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

Residency: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY for Preliminary Year Internal Medicine

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC for Radiation Oncology

Ph.D.: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dissertation: "Molecular Bases of Inherited Bone Marrow Failures: Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome and Diamond Blackfan Anemia"

Mentor: Dr. Stephen Ellis

Undergraduate Degree: BS Chemistry, minor Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

May 2013

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

Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program (PGY-2 in Direct Cardiac Surgery Program)

His interests are surgical management of heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, angiogenisis, and von Willebrand factor biology. Currently he is overseeing a project that examines blood trauma with LVADs and the relationship between von Willebrand factor degradation and gastrointestinal angiodysplasia and bleeding. Dr. Bartoli will specialize in mechanical circulatory support and remain in academic cardiac surgery.

Ph.D.: Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Dissertation:"Partial vs Full Support of the Heart with a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device: Implications for Myocardial Recovery"

Mentors: Dr. Steven Koenig and Dr. Sumanth Prabhu

Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees: MA Biotechnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, BS Biology (Physiology), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

May 2013

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

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Internal Medicine Pathway going into Hematology Oncology (PGY-2)

Ph.D.: Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

Dissertation: "Histone deacetylase inhibition-mediated cytotoxicity oligodendrocytes"

Mentor: Dr. Scott Whittemore

Undergraduate Degree: BA Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

May 2012

 

Enid Choi, M.D., Ph.D.

Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD in Radiation Oncology (PGY-3 in 4 year program)
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY - Preliminary year in Internal Medicine

Ph.D.: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dissertation: "Tumor-targeting aptamers for the treatment of prostate cancer"

Mentor: Dr. Paula Bates

Undergraduate Degree: BS Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

May 2012

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

Residency:University of Louisville, Louisville, KY in Ophthalmology (PGY-2) 

Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH - Preliminary year in General Surgery

Ph.D.: Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

Dissertation: "Improving Functional Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury by Therapeutically Targeting the Vasculature"

Mentor: Dr. Scott Whittemore

Undergraduate Degree: BS Neuroscience, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

May 2012

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

Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT in Orthopaedic Surgery (PGY-3 in 5 year training program)

Ph.D.: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dissertation: "Determination of In Silico Rules for Predicting Small Molecule Binding Behavior to Nucleic Acids In Vitro"

Mentor: Dr. John Trent

Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees: MS Biotechnology, BS Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

May 2012

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

Residency: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY in Internal Medicine (PGY-3), class of 2015

Ph.D.: Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Dissertation: "Inflammatory Cell-Derived Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Exacerbates Post-Inarction Left Ventricula Remodeling"

Mentor: Dr. Sumanth Prabhu

Undergraduate Degree: BS Chemistry, Biochemistry, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

May 2012

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

Residency: Indiana University (IUPUI) in Internal Medicine (PGY-3) 

Ph.D.: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dissertation: "Structure Based Drug Design for CXCR4"

Mentor: Dr. John Trent

Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Chemistry, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

May 2011

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

Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY in Integrated Pediatrics/Research Track. (PGY-4)

Ph.D.: Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Dissertation: "Pre-and Post-operative Differences in Brain and Sleep-related Events in Children"

Mentors: Dr. David Gozal and Dr. Dennis Molfese

Undergraduate Degree: BA Philosophy, Brown University, Providence, RI

May 2010

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

Residency: University of Florida/Shands Medical Center, Gainesville, FL in the Neurosurgical Residency Program (scheduled to complete program in 2017)

His current research interest focuses on utilization of mobility, infection control, and hospital epidemiology in critically ill neurosurgical patients. He is concurrently obtaining an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is Chair of the House Staff Quality and Patient Safety Committee and sits on the University of FL Quality and Safety Committee, as well as the Pain Control Committee. His work is currently funded through the W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Quality and Safety Awards Program. Dr. Titsworth plans to pursue a career in academic pediatric neurosurgery fostering his love of teaching and desire to work with pediatric neuropathology. He is married, with two children.

Ph.D.: Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

Dr. Titsworth's graduate work focused on blocking phospholipase activity after spinal cord injury. He was an invited speaker at the National MD/PhD Annual Conference and the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust Symposium. His clinical interest during medical school focused on the use of intraoperative MRI in pediatric neurosurgery.

Mentor: Dr. Xiao-Ming Xu

Undergraduate Degree: BA Psychology, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

May 2010

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

Residency: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA Department of Radiology (completion scheduled for2016)

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - Preliminary year in Internal Medicine

Ph.D.: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dissertation: "Role of Hsp90 Interactions in PC-12 Neuronal Cell Survival to Hypoxia"

Mentor: Dr. Evelyne Gozal

Undergraduate Degree: BA Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, German Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

May 2009

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

Dr. Taylor practices Radiation Oncology in Glens Falls, NY. He is affiliated with Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital.

Residency: Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Radiation Oncology Training Program, 2014 

Ph.D.: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dissertation: "Arsenite Inhibition of Mitotic Progression"

Mentor: Dr. J. Christopher States

Undergraduate Degree: BS Biochemistry, Minor Studio Art, Denison University, Granville, OH 

May 2008

James Massey, M.D., Ph.D.

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.

Fellowship: Indiana University, (IUPUI) Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Pediatric Radiology

Residency: Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute, Cleveland, OH, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

Transitional year - Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH

Ph.D.: Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

Mentor: Dr. Stephen Onifer

Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees: MA  Perception and Sensory Physiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, BS Biology, Minor Chemistry, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

May 2008

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

Faculty Appointment: Dr. Napier is an Assistant Professor, St. Louis School of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Interventions Program

Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology Training Program, June 2013

Ph.D.: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mentor: Dr. John Trent

Undergraduate Degree: BS Chemistry, Biology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY  

May 2008

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

Faculty Appointment: University of Washington, Seattle, Department of Pediatrics

Attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Reeves continues to do basic science/translational research in the realm of asthma and airway biology at Seattle Children's Research Institute, Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies.

Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine, June 2014

Residency: University of California, San Diego, CA in General Pediatrics

Internship: University of California, San Diego, CA in General Pediatrics, 2009

Ph.D: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dissertation: "Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia and Respiratory Plasticity"

Mentor: Dr. David Gozal

Undergraduate Degree: BS Biological and Environmental Sciences, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 

May 2007

Daniel Allendorf, M.D., Ph.D.

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.

Fellowship: University 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.

Residency: University 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.

Ph.D: Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Dissertation: "Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Action of Beta-Glucans for Tumor Immunotherapy in Syngeneic and Translational Animal Models"

Mentors: Dr. Gordon Ross (deceased) and Dr. Jun Yan

Undergraduate Degree: BA Chemistry, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

May 2007

Anwar Husain, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Georgetown 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.

Ph.D: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dissertation: "Regulatory Control Regions of Human Arylamine N-acetyletransferase 1 and 2: Implications for Genetic Implications to Breast Cancer"

Mentor: Dr. David Hein

Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees: MS Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, BS Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

May 2007

Jason Talbott, M.D., Ph.D.

Faculty appointment: Dr. Talbott is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Neuroradiology section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco, CA, Neuroradiology, 2013

Residency: University 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"

Internship: University of California, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, preliminary year in Internal Medicine

Research interests include advanced spinal cord and peripheral nerve MR imaging techniques utilizing experimental animal models. Dr. Talbott published 9 peer-reviewed articles and has written 11 accepted abstracts.

Ph.D.: Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

Dissertation: "Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Remyelination in the Adult Rat Spinal Chord"

Mentor: Dr. Scott Whittemore

Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Dec 2002

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

Dr. Loy is currently on staff at Radiology Imaging Associates, Englewood, CO. In 2011, he joined the Colorado Neurological Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving those touched by a neurological condition.

Faculty appointment: Washington University, Mallickrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO, in Division of Neuroradiology/Interventional Radiology, 2010-2011.

Fellowship: Washington 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.

Residency: Washington 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.

Internship: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, in General Surgery, 2004

Post-doctoral  Research Fellowship: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology - mentored by Dr. Scott Whittemore and Dr. Christopher Shields

Ph.D.: Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

Dissertation: "Locomotor Pathways and Microvascular Processes Following Spinal Cord Injury"

Mentor: Dr. Scott Whittemore

Undergraduate Degree: BA Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY