KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

Jian Cai

1998 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: N-(carboxymethyl)valine adduct in hemoglobin: A biomarker of advanced glycation end product formation and oxidative stress

Mentor: Harrell E. Hurst, PhD


Adrian J. Fretland

1999 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Pharmacogenetics of heterocyclic amine carcinogenesis

Mentor: David W. Hein, PhD


R. Scot Payne

2000 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: The corticosterone hypothesis of hyperglycemia-enhanced cerebral ischemic damage

Mentor: Avital Schurr, PhD


Jason R. Neale

2001 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Bone-targeted estrogens: Structure-activity relationships and mechanistic studies

Mentor: William M. Pierce, Jr., PhD


Jason C. Lambert

2002 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Zinc inhibition of acute ethanol-induced liver injury

Mentor: Y. James Kang, PhD


Yu (Janet) Zang

2003 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Studen Award

Dissertation: Mechanistic studies on the T341C (Ile114Thr) single nucleotide polymorphism of human N-acetyltransferase 2

Mentor: David W. Hein, PhD


Anwar Husain

2004 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Regulatory control regions of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 and 2: Implications for genetic predisposition to breast cancer

Mentor: David W. Hein, PhD


Stephen Reeves

2005 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Chronic intermittent hypoxia and respiratory plasticity

Mentor: David Gozal, MD


B. Frazier Taylor

2006 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Arsenite inhibition of mitotic progression

Mentor: J. Christopher States, PhD


Jason M. Walraven

2007 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Computational and functional analyses of human and rat N-acetyltransferase genetic variants N-acetyltransferase genetic variants

Mentor: David W. Hein, PhD


J. Phillip Kaiser

2008 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: The role of PKC-epsilon in models of alcohol- and toxin-induced liver disease

Mentor: Gavin E. Arteel, PhD


Nicole A. Lavender

2009 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: The role of genetic and environmental oxidative stress factors in prostate cancer

Mentor: La Creis R. Kidd, PhD


Shyam Sunder Bansal

2010 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Development and evaluation of polymeric implants of curcumin for enhanced chemopreventive activity

Mentor: Ramesh Gupta, PhD


Lori M. Millner

2011 KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Functional analysis of N-acetyltransferase (NAT1*14B and NAT1*10) in complete NATb and NATa mRNA

Mentor: David W. Hein, PhD


Colins O. Eno

2012 co-winner of KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: The role of endogenous Bcl-xL in regulation of apoptotic signaling pathways

Mentor: Chi Li, PhD


Akshata Moghe

2012 co-winner of KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Role of chromatin remodeling in curcumin-mediated regulation of gene expression in hepatocellular carcinoma

Mentor: Shirish Barve, PhD


Banrida Wahlang

2013 Winner of KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Evaluating the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Mentor: Matthew C. Cave, MD


Pritesh P. Kumar

2014 Winner of KC Huang Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dissertation: Searching for novel ligands for the cannabinoid and related receptors

Mentor: Zhao-Hui (Joe) Song, PhD