Graduates

Graduates

2012

Adrian Billeter, M.D., Ph.D.
Price Institute of Surgical Research

Eli Brainard, Ph.D.
"The Role of O-GlcNAc Signaling During Cardiac Hypertrophy."

Tathyana Fernandez, M.D., Ph.D.
Activation and Protection of Endothelium in Heart Transplantation:  Mechanistic Considerations and Treatment with a Liposome Based Therapy.
Second Year Surgery Resident, University of Louisville

Jason Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of General Surgery, University of Louisville
Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery

Chirag Soni, Ph.D.
EndoProtech Inc./Kentucky Science Technology Corporation

Miranda Y. Fong, Ph.D.
Development of Pituitary Tumor-Transforming Gene (PTTG) Transgenic Mice for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Post-doctoral Fellow, City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA


2011

Carlo Bartoli,  Ph.D.
Partial vs Full Support of the Heart with a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device:  Implications for Myocardial Recovery.
Medical School, UofL

Charu Munjal, Ph.D.
Pulmonary Function and Respiratory Muscle Activation in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.
Children's Hospital Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Qianwen Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Elevation of Cardiac Glycolysis Reduces Pyruvate Dehydrogenase But Increases Glucose Oxidation.
Jamaica Plain, MA

Jason Hellmann, Ph.D.
Inflammatory Mechanisms in Diet-Induced Obesity.
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville

Daniela Terson de Paleville, Ph.D.
Pulmonary Function and Respiratory Muscle Activation in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.
Exercise Physiology, University of Louisville

Alex M. Porter, Ph.D.
Covalently Grafted VEGF165 in PEG Hydrogels Stimulates Angiogenic Processes in HUVEC and HMEC.
Scientific Consultant, Intellent, Louisville, KY

Laura Wheat, Ph.D.
Effects of Environmental Pollution on Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Vascular Regeneration.
Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

Lewis Josh Watson, Ph.D.
The Role of O-CLcNAc Signaling During Heart Failure.
Duke University, Durham, NC


2010

Srikanth Givvimani, M.D., Ph.D.
The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases Induced Angiogenesis During Transition from Compensatory Cardiac Hypertrophy to Cardiac Failure: Therapeutic Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide .
Research Associate, Department of Physiology, University of Louisville

Ziad Kanaan, M.D., Ph.D.
Microrna Regulation of Tumorigenic Pathways in Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Associated Cancer .
Department of Surgery, University of Louisville

Robert Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Cardiology, Duke University

Ryan Hurt, M.D., Ph.D.
Hemorrhage-induced  Hepatic  Injury  and  Hypoperfusion Can  be  Prevented  by  Direct  Peritoneal  Resuscitation.”
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Justin Kingery, Ph.D.
Inflammatory Cell Derived Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Exacerbates Post-Infarction LV Remodeling.
UofL Medical School

Santosh K. Sanganal Math, M.D., Ph.D.
Cardiac Specific Transgenic Inhibition of NF-kB Mitigates Adverse Cardiac Remodeling and Ameliorates Cardiac Dysfunction in Doxorubicin-induced Cardiomyopathy.
Senior Associate Director, Cardiovascular Clinical Development/Medical Affairs
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Ridgefield, Connecticut

Sathnur Pushpakumar, M.D., Ph.D.
Enhancing Complement Control on the Endothelial Barrier Modulates Immune Response in Kidney Transplantation.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Physiology & Biophysics

Brooke Henderson Watson, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of Ventricular Remodeling in Mice with Pressure Overload


2009

Motaz Qadan, M.D., Ph.D.
Optimizing Host Defense Mechanisms in the Surgical Patient
Stanford University General Surgical Residency Program
Palo Alto, California

Gladys Ngoh, Ph.D.
The Role of O-GlcNAc Signaling in Acute Myocardial Ischemia.
Boston University

Michael Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D.
WNT11-Preprogrammed Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells Undergo Cardiomyogenic Differentiation and Improve Cardiac Function Following Transplantation in the Post-Infarcted Murine Heart.
John Hopkins

Iuliana Frank, M.D., M.S.

Michael Goodrow, M.S.
The Boeing Company, St. Louis

Rachael Keith, Ph.D.
Metabolic Pathways of Cardioprotection.
Department of Medicine-Cardiology, UofL

Dorothea Rosenberger, M.D., Ph.D.
Homocysteine Induced Arrthythmogenesis:  Role of Connexins and Activation of N-Methyl-D-Asparate (NMDA)-NR1 Receptor.
Department of Anesthesiology, UofL


2008

David Beneigh, M.S.

Julie Davenport, M.S.
Medical School, UofL 2012

Sheena Duncan, M.S.

Eric E. Essick, Ph.D.
Oxidative Stress and Protein Cleavage:  Pervanadate-Induced Cleavage of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule (ICAM)-1.
Boston University

Jason Hellman, M.S.
Ph.D. Student

William M. Hughes, M.S.
Medical School, University of Virginia

Tracey Merkley, M.S.

Cynthia Miller, Ph.D.
The Role of Protein Kinase A in Hypoxia-Induced PC-12 Cell Death
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology, University of Louisville

Meesia Steed, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wake Forest

Kendra Stone, M.S.
Medical School, University of Virginia

Nathan Todnem, M.S.
Medical School, UofL


2007

Candice M. Thomas, Ph.D.
"The Effects of Liposomal ATP on Cutaneous Wound Healing."
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tennessee at Memphis

Adrienne P. Bratcher, Ph.D.
“Effect of High Salt Intake on Endothelial-Mediated-Dilation and Constriction in the Vasculature.”
Health & Sports Sciences, UofL

James Campbell, Ph.D.
"Modulation of Leukocyte-Endotheliial Interaction By Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation from Hemorrhagic Shock."
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Vermont

Greg Feitelson, M.S.
Director, Department of Science, Ivy Tech, Sellersburg, IN

Ledia Goga, Ph.D.
"A Novel Method of Functionalizing Cell Membranes by Displaying Modified Peptides
that Reduce Complement Deposition In Vitro."
University of Pittsburgh

Federico Grossi, Ph.D.
"Effects of Direct ATP Delivery to Ischemic Skeletal Muscle."

Kristine Holthouser, M.S.
Medical School, UofL 2012

Matthew Lally
Medical School, UK 2012

Luis Laurentin-Perez, Ph.D.
"Costimulation Blockade Circumvents Graft Versus Host Disease in Chimeric Recipients."

Suhal Mahid, Ph.D.
"The Characterization of the TGF-β/SMAD Signaling Pathway in the Development of Inflammatory Bowel
Disease-Related Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer."

Corey Reynolds, Ph.D.
"Prevention by Copper Supplementation of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Mice."
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor University, Houston, TX


2006

J. Cory Bailey, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2010

Brian Derhake, M.D.
M.S. Physiology, 2006
UofL Anesthesiology Residency, 2010
Fellowship of Pain Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, July 2010 - June 2011

Brad Drury, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2010

Robin Gault, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2010

Elizabeth Hargett, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2010

Ganesh Kartha, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2010

Nikia Myers, M.S.

Anuj Patel, Ph.D.

Matthew Spite, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Matthew Turina, M.D., Ph.D.

Kimberly Works, M.S.


2005

Cynthia Cox, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2009

Sharon Gordon, M.S.
Research Technologist, UofL Physiology & Biophysics

Jeff Henson, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2009

Jessica Nicki Hutchins, M.S.

Na Li, Ph.D.
Micromed Corp.

Ashley McMahan-Stivers, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2009

Keith Montgomery, M.S.

Alexander Ovechkin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery, UofL

Chirag Soni, M.S.

Benjamin Stivers, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2009 


2004

Jason Garlie, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2008

Nigel Crawford, Ph.D.
Medical Residency in Digestive Disorders

Ibrahim Koury, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2009

Steven Lobo, M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2008

Cedric Francois, Ph.D.
CEO, Potentia Pharmaceuticals

Sonja Uthoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Residency Program

David Wolfe, M.S.
Anatomy & Physiology Instructor, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN


2003

Jing Hu, Ph.D.
"Endothelial Modulation of Aalpha-1 Adrenoceptor Mediated Contraction of Vascular Smooth Muscle."
Senior Medical Applications Specialist with TelScreen (designs, manufactures, markets, and services new computer-based diagnostic equipment for ophthalmologists and optometrists in primary vision care).

Olivia Mittel, M.D., M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2008

Bradley Mallory, M.D. M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2008

Chandler Park, M.D., M.S.
UofL Medical Class of 2008

Leslie Weeter, M.S.
Teaching/Research


2002

Thomas Vondriska, Ph.D.
"Protein Kinase C Epsilon Signaling Modules in Protection of Vascular Smooth Muscle."
UCLA Assistant Professor

Naveen Somia, Ph.D.

Vijay Gorantla, Ph.D.
Hand Surgery Fellow, Division of Hand and Microsurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Zarema Balafanova, Ph.D.
"Molecular Mechanisms Mediating Nitric Oxide-Induced Activation of Protein Kinase C."

Bethany Stivers, M.S.
"Teaching Physiology to High School Aged Students via the Internet."
Louisville Science Center, Louisville, KY

Jonathan Ralston, M.S.
Medical Student, University of Louisville Class of 2006

James Campbell, M.S.
"Protein Kinase C and RACKs in Sensitizing the Contractile Apparatus in Arterioles from Hypertensives."
Instructor, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

Jeremy Feitelson, Ph.D.
"Nicotine Effects on the Bone Vasculature."
Attorney at Law


2001

Michelle Barati, Ph.D.
"Acute Exposure to Insulin Restores Renal Interlobular Arterioles Reactivity in Diabetic Rats."
Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, Department of Medicine, Nephrology

John F. Hoffmann, M.S.
"Renal Vascular Resistance Responses (Early and Late Phases) To Norepinephrine are Not Altered in Early Diabetes."
Medical School at U of L, Class of 2005

Jason M. Pass, Ph.D.
"Activation of PKC Epsilon Induces Dichrotomous Cardiac Phenotypes: A Role for RACK Proteins."
KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP
One World Trade Center, Portland, OR

Mary Kristina Henzel, Ph.D.
"Vascular Reactivity in the Rat Aortic Coarctation (ACOR) Model of Pre-eclampsia."
U of L Medical Class of 2006

Leonardo Clavijo, M.D., Ph.D.
"Role of Platelet-Activating Factor During Gram-Negative Bacteremia-Induced Acute Lung Injury."
Research Fellow, Deparrtment of Cardiology, NIH and Georgetown University

Tom Harralson, M.S.
"Duration of Late Phase Protection Provided by Ischemic Preconditioning of Skeletal Muscle."
Medical Student, University of Louisville Class of 2006


2000

Nicholas Carricato, M.S.
U of L Medical Class of 2004

Scott Merkley, M.S.
"Endothelium-Derived Hyperpolarizing Factor (EDHF) is a Major Endothelium Dependent Factor Involved in Modulating Microvascular Tone in Striated Muscle."
U of L Medical Class of 2004

Scott Klein, Ph.D.
"Modulation of Cutaneous Wound Healing Mechanisms to Affect Characteristics of Healing."
Orthopedic Surgery Resident at UofL


1999

Jay L. Tuttle, Ph.D.
"Vascular Endothelial Modulation of Sympathetic Mediated Constriction."
Science Instructor, Lilly Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA

Kris Maier, Ph.D.
"Changes in the RAS Signaling Cascade in the Aging Kidney."
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI Todd M. Fruchterman, M.D., Ph.D.
"Mechanisms of Post Resuscitation Microvascular Impairment: The Role Nitric Oxide."

Mansour Shirbacheh, M.D., Ph.D.
"Pharmacokinetics of Intra-Arterial Delivery of Calcineurin Inhibitors to the Vascularly Isolated Rabbit Forelimbs."
Resident in Plastic Surgery, University of Louisville, Health Sciences Center, Louisville, KY


1998

Harshad S. Bokil, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
"Effect of Insulin on Brain Angiotensin II (AT1) Receptor Expression and Function."
Postdocotoral Associate, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Paul J. Matheson, M.D.,Ph.D.
"Adenosine-Mediated Nitric Oxide in Absorptive Intestinal Hyperemia."

Jennifer J. Tucker, M.D., M.S.
"Endothelial-Dependent Relaxation Response Alterations During Acute and Chronic Sepsis."

Hongli Zhao, D.M.D., Ph.D.
"Microvascular Responsiveness to Endothelin in Normal and Deoxycorticosterone Acetate-Salt Hypertensive Rats."



1997

Jennifer B. Hill, Ph.D.
"Effect of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin on the Uterine Circulation During the Estrus Cycle in the Rat."

Patrick J. Downard, M.S.
"Heme Oxygenase-Dependent Carbon Monoxide Production is a Hepatic Adaptive Response to Sepsis."
Medical Student, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Michael Heinzelmann, M.D., Ph.D.
"Activation of Monocytes by Neutrophil-Derived Heparin-Binding Protein."
Staff Surgeon, Universisty of Zurich Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

Grant Petty, M.S.
"Vascular Delay and Muscle Perfusion Measurement: Comparison of a New Surgical Technique and a New Clinical Instrument."
Radiologist, Morgantown, WV

Leonardo Clavijo, M.D., Ph.D.
"Platelet Activating Factor Induces Pulmonary Edema by Increasing Pulmonary Artery Pressure."
Department of Medicine, University of California-Los Angeles


1996

Marcos Barnatan, M.S.
"Effects of Platelet Activating Factor on the Intestinal Microcirculation and its Role in Sepsis-Induced Intestinal Hypoperfusion."

Mary B.Carter, M.D., Ph.D.
"Pulmonary Microcirculation and Macromolecular Leak after Intestinal Ischemia-Reperfusion in the Rat."
Assistant Professor, Medical Education,University of Louisville School of Medicine

Alex B. Lentsch, M.D., Ph.D.
"Cellular Effects of Interleukin-2 in the Microcirculation."
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Mark A. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
"Endothelial Modulation of Microvasular Tone During Inflammation: A Study of the in vivo Role of Endothelial-Derived Substances in Microvascular Responses of the Rat Cremaster Muscle and Small Intestine During Local inflammation and bacteremia."
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh


1995

Maria Chi-Yung Chou, M.S.
"Role of Endothelins on Visceral Perfusion and Cytokine Responses in the Mouse During Peritonitis."

Patricia D. Gillette, Ph.D.
"Effects of Muscle Disuse and Exercise Training on Muscle Connective Tissue and Flexibility."
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, Bellarmine University

Steven J. Heilman, M.D., M.S.
"Vascular Delay Improves Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Function for Use in Cardiomyoplasty."
Medical Student, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


1994

Diane Kinny, M.S.
"Thromboxane Mediated Changes in Renal Tubular Chloride Reabsorption in the DOCA-Salt Treated Rat."

Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D.
"Action Potential Prolongation and Premature Electrical
Activity in Cardiac Tissue."
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Caroline Hurley Young, M.S.
"The Effects of Intrahypothalamic Insulin Injection on Mean Arterial Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Renal Nerve Activity in the Streptozotocin Diabetic Rat."


1993

Jing Chen, Ph.D.
"Effect of Renal Nerve Stimulation on Pre-and Postglomerular Arterioles of Juxtamedullary Nephrons in Comparison to Outer Cortical Nephrons."

Julie Wilkinson Hornung, M.S.
"The Development and Application of a Uterine Microvascular Preparation in the Rat."
Senior Research Technologist, Center for Applied Microcirculatory Research, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Robert D. Lindberg, Ph.D.
"Modulation of Photoactivation-Induced Microvascular Occlusion by Endogenous Substances."
Technology Development Manager, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Hong Y. Luo, Ph.D.
"Microvascular Responses of the Small Intestine to Complement C5a."
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California at San Francisco

Kenneth A. Mook, Ph.D.
"Electrically-Induced Muscle Contractions in Prevention of Disuse Atrophy and Alterations in Blood Flow."

Kimberly A. Siegel, M.S.
"Mechanisms of Tumor Destruction After Photodynamic Therapy Using Pyropheophorbide-A-Hexyl Ether, Mono-L-Aspartyl Chlorin e6 and Photofrin."

Bernhard Stepke, Ph.D.
"Altered Vascular Responsiveness in the Head-Down Tilted Rat."
Physician

Sai Yang, Ph.D.
"Alteration of Microvascular Responses to Complement C5a During Renovascular Hypertension."


1992

John Gosche, M.D., Ph.D.
"Age-related Differences in Intestinal Microvascular Responses in the Rat." Assitant Professor, Department of Surgery & Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine

Feng Li, M.D., Ph.D.
"Role of Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor in Microvascular Responses of Normal and Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats."
Medical Examiner, Nashville, TN

Jennie C. Mangun, M.S.
"The Effect of Renal Nerve Stimulation on Renin Secretion, Sodium Excretion, and Renal Blood Flow in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat."

Glenn M. Toney, Ph.D.
"Cardiovascular Effects of Central Angiotensin II: Mediation by Brain Angiotensin II Receptor Subtypes in Conscious Rats."
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center

Kenneth A. Mook, M.S., Ph.D.
"Electrically-Induced Muscle Contractions in Prevention of Disuse Atrophy and Alterations in Blood Flow."


1990

Jeffery W. Brock, M.S., Ph.D.
"The Role of Substance P Activity in the Regulation of Striated Muscle Microcirculation."

John D. Imig, Ph.D.
"Vascular Alterations During the Development of Hypertension."
Associate Professor, Medical College of Georgia

Sharon R. Inman, M.S., Ph.D.
"Mechanisms of Altered Renal Microvascular Reactivity in the Diabetic Rat."
Instructor, Department of Physiology, Ohio University

Chong Zhang, Ph.D.
"Effects of Cadmium on the Renal and Skeletal muscle Microcirculation in Rats."
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Cincinnati