December 2020 Graduates of Stem Cell Biology Master's Program
January 14, 2021
Jeyaram Ravichandran Damodaran’s thesis, “Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to OLIG2 Positive Ventral Neural Tube Progenitors”, was based on research he conducted in James Dutton’s Lab. Jeyaram has been offered a position as a research technician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He plans to apply for PhD and/or MD programs in the future.
Abheepsa Gupta conducted the research for her thesis in Nobuaki Kikyo’s lab. Her thesis title was "Preparation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Fibroblasts under Circadian Rhythm." Abheepsa returned to India after graduating where she is volunteering at a charitable hospital in her home town helping to improve their quality management systems.
Yoonkyu (Ryan) Lee completed the program and presented his capstone paper "Prognostic significance of leukemic stemness gene expression signatures in predicting clinical outcomes in AML" in December. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and is a member of Zohar Sach's lab in the Department of Medicine
Anala Shetty is now employed in Walter Low's lab as a researcher continuing her work on her thesis project which is entitled "Stem Cell Technologies for Generating Cells and Organs for Regenerative Medicine." She also teaches yoga at the University RecWell Center and tutors U of M student athletes. Anala plans to pursue a PhD in the future.