Akinterinwa, Oluwaseun Ebenezer, MS (PhD Student)

Alokozai, Lima, MS

Alquran, Mejd, MS

Asch, Kira, MS, UofL Medical School

Chavez, Ashley, MS

Curren, Catherine, MS

Fahsah, Lana, MS

Fulghum, Kyle,  Ph.D.

Hussung, Nathanael, MS

Jama, Hafsa, MS

Kratholm, Nicholas, MS

Kucera, Cory, Ph.D.

Malkani, Max, MS

Nguyen, Hanna, MS

Oxley, Bricker, MS

Porter, Rachel, MS

Shahzad, Junaid, MS

Smith, Evan, MS

St. Clair, Steven, MS

Stallard, Aliyah, MS

Utter, Taylor, MS

Voong, Debbie, MS

Walter, Mary Nancy, MS (PhD Student)

Young, James "Gus" , MS

Zurita, Jeff , MS


Abozaid,Leen, M.S.

Almarshood, Hebah, M.S.

Bache, Havisha, M.S.

Bache, Vihisha, M.S.

Beatty, Sean, M.S.

Cesarz, Greta, Ph.D.

Dove, Kaegan, M.S.

Flomo, Regina, M.S.

Frazure, Michael, Ph.D.

Gonzalez Rodriguez, Arael, M.S.

Greene, Meghan, M.S.

Knox, Grace, M.S.

Kurdi, Yazen, M.S.

Lindeman, Sierra, M.S.

Meers, McKenzie, M.S.

Oshodi, Connell, M.S.

Ransdell, Andrew, M.S.

Shalaby, Omar, M.S.

Sharma, Deepak, M.S.

Snook, Dylan, M.S.

Tabugbo, Esther

Evan Tracy
Stromal Vascular Fraction Restores Vasodilatory Function by Reversing Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Oxidative Stress in Aging-Induced Coronary Microvascular Disease

Turner, Matthew

Gabrielle Rowe
Adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction therapy improves age-related adrenergic mediated microvascular disfunction and increases revascularization potential following injury.

Katharina Scheurlen
The Role of Obesity in Macrophage-Mediated Mechanisms Promoting Early on Set Colon Cancer

Varghese, Annie, M.S.

Wichmann, Sydney, M.S.

Yu, Chien-Yun (Emily), M.S.


Aguazul, Bertha, MS

Ahearn, Ceilidh, MS

Ali, Hasaan, MS

Alrefai, Yazan, MS

Ashby, Jesica, MS

Derkson, Shannon, MS

Drake Robert, MS

Dzaringa, Brenda, MS

Figert, Sarah, MS

Freitas, Ken, MS

Hollinsworth, Trevor, MS

Houlihan, Taylor, MS

Hughes, Daniel, MS

Khan,Shayaan, MS

Limeberry, Madilyn, MS

Long, Michael, MS

Markert, Jacob, MS

Merrell, Sydney, MS

Morris, Courtney, MS

Newberry, Hannah, MS

Norton, Hannah, MS

Oates, Elizabeth, MS

Olds, Jacob, MS

Reynolds, Brittany, MS

Sharp, Emily, MS

Shemwell, Shellese, MS

Sheth, Priyanka, MS

Simpson, Bryan, MS

Samiyyah Sledge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UofL
Role of Meibum and Tear Phospholipids in the Evaporative Water Loss Associated with Dry Eye

Stout, Richard "Allen", MS

Thomas, Yazmine, MS

Tomlin, Matthew, MS

Veld hi, Pratyusha, MS

Warner, Ashley, MS

Williams, Brene, MS

Zdunek, Christopher, MS


Allen, Maurice, M.S.
Medical student, University of Louisville School of Medicine 2025

Baker, Worth, M.S.

Barnett, Kassidy, M.S.

Champaneria, Krupali, M.S.
University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program

Craft, Ariel, M.S.

Freeman, Amanda, M.S.

George, Benjamin, M.S.

Gray, Catherine, M.S.

Horne, Fielding, M.S.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine 2026

Houlette, Matthew, M.S.

Kinney, Matthew, M.S.
University of Louisville School of Medicine 2025

Kitchen, Samantha, M.S.

Lawson, Mojisola, M.S.

Motheramgari, Vishaka, M.S.

Myers, Kathryn, M.S.

Narapaneni, Aishwarya, M.S.

Oates, Elizabeth, M.S.

Patel, Manalee, M.S.

Petit Homme,Rubens, Ph.D., M.S.
Modulation of Inflammatory Pathway by Inflammatory Inhibitor JSH-23 Mitigates Diabetic Retinopathy
Howard University College of Medicine 2026

Schweitzer, Diana, M.S.

Schucht, Jessica

Plasma Resuscitation Attenuates  Intestinal Barrier Disturbances  Following Hemorrhagic Shoc

Shah, Vivek, M.S.

Scrogham, Caleb, M.S.

Thomas, Hannah, M.S.

Thomas, Jasmine, M.S.

Todd, Demetria, M.S.

Wells, Sarah, M.S.

Wilkerson, Mary, M.S.

Zakee, Anoa, M.S.

Zuber, Elena, M.S.


Katherine Alexander, M.S.

Eiman Ashraf, M.S.

Chelsey Blair, M.S.

Maci Brinson, M.S.

Julia Buechler, M.S.

Macey Burton, M.S.
University of Kentucky Dental School

Zahara Gully, M.S.

Brittany Hawkins, M.S.

Benjamin Horsman, M.S.
Medical student, University of KentuckySchool of Medicine

Alyssa Huff, Ph.D.

Coordination of Swallow and Airway Behaviors: from man to animal

Obiamaraije Igwe, M.S.

Zack Kehrt, M.S.
Medical student, University of Louisville School of Medicine 2024

Nikesh Kumar, M.S.

Seema Mian, M.S.
Medical student, University of Louisville School of Medicine 2024

Joseph Miller, M.S.

Alexander Myers, M.S.
Medical student, University of Louisville School of Medicine 2026

Stephen O'Brien, Ph.D.

The identification of lncRNA ZFAS1 through an exploratory RNA-sequencing analysis and its role as a novel mediator of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in colon adenocarcinoma.

Artiben Patel, M.S.

Tyler Settle, M.S.

Cayla Sheffer, M.S.
UK Medical School

Semir Udovic, M.S.

Cameron West, M.S.

Sheerin Ramalingam, M.S.


Kavya Balaji, M.S.
University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, Class of 2022

Courtney DeLong
, M.S.
Medical student, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Chantel Henry, M.S.
University of Louisville Dental School, Class of 2023

Caitlin Hughes, M.S.

Lauren Joyner, M.S.

Troy Kennedy, M.S.

Shelby Kratt, M.S.

Morgan Matthews, M.S.

Elizabeth McCormick, M.S.

Maya McFrazier, M.S.
Dental student, UofL School of Dentistry

Nayeem Moulana, M.S.

Tuan Ngo, M.S.

Nisha Patel, M.S.

Emily Roby, M.S.

Tyler Settle, M.D.
UL Electrical EngineerIng Ph.D.

Nicholas T. Theilen, Ph.D.
Exercise Pre-Conditioning and TFAM Overexpression Diminish Skeletal Muscle Atrophy Researcher. Best Industry Research, Louisville, KY

Mike Udoh, M.D.
UL Medical School 2023

Joseph Zakaria, M.D., Ph.D.
Tissue Engineered Micro and Macrovasculature Utilizing Stromal Vascular Fraction

Amna Zolj, M.S.


Masarath Aman, M.S.

Nguyen Bao-Han, M.S.

Kimberly Beckford, M.S.

Michael J. Book, Ph.D.
Enhancing Cell Therapy for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy.

Taylor Brown, M.S.
2nd yr medical Student, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

James F. Burton, M.S.
1st yr medical student, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Sameer Fraser, M.S.

Monika George, M.S.

Andrew A. Gibb, Ph.D.
Metabolic Regulation of Myocardial Adaptation to Exercise. Postdoctoral Fellow, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Taylor Herman, M.S.

Anastasia V. Keller, Ph.D.
Stretching Adversely Modulates Locomotor Capacity Following Spinal Cord Injury via Activation of Nociceptive Afferents. Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center

Kimberly Kelley, M.S.
Hydrogen Sulfide Attenuates Alcohol Induced Brain Endothelial Cell Permeability. Med Student at Ross University

Carter Kelsey, M.S.

Santrupthi Kemparajurs, M.S.

George H. Kunkel, Ph.D.
Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A’s Role In Heart Failure.

Kevin Le, M.S.

Ashley Mack, M.S.

Ruth McIntyre, M.S.

Jeanette Oropilla, M.S.

Madeline Shelton, M.S.

Goutam Singh, Ph.D.
Trunk and Respiratory Motor Control in Typically Developing Children and its Implication in Children with Spinal Cord Injury.

Kendra Swope, M.S.

Emir Udovcic, M.S.
1st yr student, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Samuel Walker, M.S.

Matthew Whittaker, M.S.
Physician Assistant Student, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN


Wesley Abplanalp, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular and Hematopoietic Responses to Volatile Benzene Exposure. Dimmeler's Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Goethe University

Ebonie Armstrong, M.S.
Med Student at Ross University

Jonathan Austin, M.S.
Kentucky Lions Eye Bank

Kimberly Bencker, M.S.
Transcranial Magnetic and Electrical Stimulation Conditions Response in Tibilias Anterior Muscle.

Jane Carter, M.D., Ph.D.
The Role of the miR-200 Family on the Tumor Suppressor RASSF2 and the Effect on MAPK Pathway Activity in Colorectal Cancer. Newcastle, England

Sujith Dassanayaka, Ph.D.
The Role of OGA During Heart Failure.

Anastasia Familtseva, M.D., Ph.D.
Toll-Like Receptor 4 Mutation Suppresses Hyperhomocysteinemia-Mediated Hypertension.

Norman J. Galbraith, M.D., Ph.D.
The Role and Regulation of Inhibitor of Kappa B Kinase (IκK) in the Impaired Monocyte Response.

Matthew C.L. Keith, M.D., Ph.D.
Heart Failure & Transplantation. Fellow of Cardiovascular Medicine University of Louisville

Alexander Lee, M.S.

Timothy Maggard, M.S.

Rohit Nair, M.S.
2nd yr Medical Student UofL

Jonathan Rice, M.D., Ph.D.
miR-99a Influence on mTOR Signaling Regulation in Colorectal Cancer Cell Lines, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Erik Schuschke, M.S.
2nd year medical student, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Paul Shadowen, M.S.

Mark Talis, M.S.

Jessica L Weaver, M.D., Ph.D.
The Effect of Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation on Leukocyte Infiltration after Acute Brain Death.


Wesley Abplanalp, Ph.D.

Travis Adams, M.S.

Bonnie E. Legg Ditterline, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular Regulation and Effects of Respiratory Motor Training in Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. Postdoctoral Associate, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center

Robert Drinovac, M.S.
Increased Pulmonary Arteriolar Tone as a Consequence of Altered Nitric Oxide Signaling and Oxidative Stress in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease and Aging. University of Louisville School of Medicine

Dylan Gerlach, M.S.

Anastasia Keller, Ph.D.
Stretching after Spinal Cord Injury: Pain with No Gain

Natia Kelm, M.D., Ph.D.
Combination Treatment with Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Nitrite Protects Against Myocardial Infarction, Postdoctoral Associate, Cardiovascular Innovative Institute

Bill Ngha, M.S.
St. George University Medical School

Reginald Nkansah, M.S.
Artificial Exosome Localization and Visualization in the Lymphatic Primo Vessel System of the Rat.Tulane School of Medicine, Health Systems Management 2020

Mohammed Nuru, M.S
The Effects of a Methionine Rich Diet on Neuronal and Vascular Systems. 2nd year med student, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Alexandria Oliver, M.S.
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Venkat Ramakrishnan, M.D., Ph.D.
Vascularized Autologous iPSC-Derived Liver Tissue for Therapeutic Applications. Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Goutam Singh, Ph.D.
Trunk and Respiratory Motor Control in Typically Developing Children and its Implication in Children with Spinal Cord Injury.

Lee Winchester, Ph.D.
Exercise Mitigates the Effects of Hyperhomocysteinemia on Adverse Skeletal Muscle Remodeling. Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Department of Kinesiology, The University of Alabama

Nagma Zafar, Ph.D.
Role of Circulating Angiogenic Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Disease and Risk. Assistant Professor, Peds-Gen Peds, Director, Newborn Nursery, UofL


Matthew Amin, M.S.

Rebecca Barnett
, M.D., Ph.D.
MicroRNA-21 has Anti-inflammatory Effects in the Macrophage Response to Peritonitis”.

Eric Carlson, M.S.
Physician Assistant Student, University of Colorado, Denver

Clayton Conner, M.S.

Christopher Epperson, M.S.

Candice R. Holden, Ph.D.
The Role of Stem Cells in Adipose Tissue Remodeling. Hudson Alpha, Huntsville, AL

Corey Ketchem, M.S.

Megan Lee, M.S.

Rebecca Murray, Ph.D.
Post-transcriptional Regulation of the Type IIa Sodium-Phosphate Cotransporter by Parathyroid Hormone.  Olympus, Associate Product Manager, Boston, MA

Nithya Narayanan, Ph.D.

Epigenetic Modifications Associate with Aortic Remodeling in Hyperhomocysteinemia.  Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA

George Nicholas, M.S.
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Detlef Obal, M.D., Ph.D.
Myocyte-specific Overexpression of Stromal Cell-derived Factor 1 Facilitates Cardiac Regeneration and Improves Myocardial Function after Infarction in Mice.  Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Stanford University

Alexandria Oliver, M.S.
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Brian Sansbury, Ph.D.
The Anti-Obesogenic Effects of Nitric Oxide.

Michael Zhang, Ph.D.

Inflammation-Resolving Lipid Mediators Promote Revascularization to Enhance Wound HealingUniversity of Louisville School of Medicine


Denise Coley, M.S.

Jason Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation Attenuates Hemorrhagic Shock Induced Inflammation. Chief, Division of General Surgery, University of Louisville.


Adrian Billeter, M.D., Ph.D.
Pivotal Role of Interleukin-10 on MicroRNA-155 Expression in Regulation of the Monocyte Response in Hypothermia. University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Eli Brainard, Ph.D.
The Role of O-GlcNAc Signaling During Cardiac Hypertrophy. Assistant Professor, Physiology, University of Louisville

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

Ryan O'Connor, M.S.

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


Carlo R.G. Bartoli,  M.D., Ph.D.
Partial vs Full Support of the Heart with a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device:  Implications for Myocardial Recovery. Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Chisom Eze, M.S.
Medical University of the Americas, MD, Class 2017. The Role of Oxidative Stress in Mediating Endothelial Dysfunction with the Development of Hypertension.

Zaunklay Finnila, M.D.
Liver Transplantation:  A Comparative Study of the Anatomy in Different Rat Strains. Practice, Birmingham, AL

Rachel Grisham, M.S.

Interactions Between the Na/K ATPase and NHERF in Renal Proximal Tubule Epithelial Cells.

Shelly Kakar, D.O.
Spectroscopic Characterization of Human Meibum. Practice, Pittsburgh, PA

Charu Munjal, Ph.D.
Pulmonary Function and Respiratory Muscle Activation in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis

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. Assistant Professor Term, 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

Ashwin Ravisankar, Ph.D.
Pumping Performance of the Ension Rev 7 Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Assist System with Dual Lumen Cannulae

Nicole Stivers, M.S.
The Efficacy of Plant Extracts from the Peruvian Rainforest as Treatments for Prostate Cancer.

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. Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Pikeville, Pikeville, KY


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.

Ziad Kanaan, M.D., Ph.D.
Microrna Regulation of Tumorigenic Pathways in Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Associated Cancer.
Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Tyler Kilgore, M.D., M.S.
Internal Medical, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC

Rasheed Lawal, D.O., M.S.
Emergency Medicine Physician at Envision Healthcare, Detroit, MI

Robert Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, 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, M.D., Ph.D.
Inflammatory Cell Derived Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Exacerbates Post-Infarction LV Remodeling.
University of Louisville Internal Medicine

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.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, UofL

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


Motaz Qadan, M.D., Ph.D.
Optimizing Host Defense Mechanisms in the Surgical Patient
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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


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 J. Miller-Metz, Ph.D.
The Role of Protein Kinase A in Hypoxia-Induced PC-12 Cell Death
Associate 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.D.
University of Louisville Medical School
Neurology, August University Medical Center, Augusta, GA


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, M.S.
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."  Tulsa, OK

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


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

Brian Derhake, M.D.
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.
University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Kimberly Works, M.S


Kara Collins Sedoris, Ph.D., M.S., M.B.A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clinical Modeling Consultant, Humana, Louisville, KY

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.
Department of Neurosurgery, UofL

Benjamin Stivers, M.D. M.S.

General Surgeon, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital


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

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

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-Whitaker, M.D., Ph.D.

Family Medicine, Pensacola, Florida

David Wolfe, M.S.

Anatomy & Physiology Instructor, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN


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
Board Certified Hematologist and Oncologist Physician

Leslie Weeter, M.S.


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


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."
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


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


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 of Nitric Oxide."
President and General Manager, Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division at 3M Health Care, Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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


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."


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


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


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."
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY


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, University of Louisville

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."


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."

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


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."


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