DEGREES AWARDED (by year)

2022

Bethany Crouse, PhD, August 9, 2022

Dissertation title: "Identifying mechanisms and biomarkers predictive of efficacy of vaccines against opioid use disorders and overdose"

Advisor: Dr. Marco Pravetoni

Position: Research Project Manager, HealthPartners

 

Tim Rose, PhD, January 12, 2022

Dissertation title: “Relevance of inhibitory G protein-dependent signaling in prelimbic pyramidal neurons to cocaine-related behavior”

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Medical Writer, Medline Industries

 

Alex Tang, MS, August 2022

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Hecht

 

Siddharth Sobti, MS, August 2022

Advisor: Dr. Angela Birnbaum

Position: Pre Clinicial In Vivo Pharmacology Research AssociateDana Farber Cancer Institute

  

Aaron Khaimraj, MS, August 2022

Advisor: Dr. Marco Pravetoni

Position: Research Assistant, Pravetoni Lab, University of Minnesota

 

Jay Kang, MS, August 2022

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Research Assistant, P. Gordon Lab, University of Minnesota

 

Jack Brown, MS, August 2022

Advisor: Dr. Wensheng Lin 

 

Jackie Artymiuk, MS August 2022

Advisor: Dr. William Pomerantz

Position: PhD student, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Dawei Zong, MS, June 2022

Advisor: Dr. Hai Dang Nguyen

Position: PhD student, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Georgia

 

Yanjun Chen, MS, June 2022

Advisor: Dr. Reuben Harris

Position: Research Assistant, R. Harris Lab, UT Health San Antonio

 

Michael Woods, MS, March 2022

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Clinical Research Coordinator, Minnesota Lung Center 

 

Tanvi Mathur, MS, March 2022

Advisor: Dr. Branden Moriarity

Position: PhD student, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

2021

Abir Majumdar, PhD, May 7, 2021

Dissertation title: "Allostery governs Cdk2 activation and differential recognition of CDK inhibitors"

Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Levinson

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Tagliabracci Lab, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Ben Brian, PhD, April 23, 2021 

Dissertation title: "Regulation of the kinases LynA and LynB and function in autoimmune disease"

Advisor: Dr. Tanya Freedman 

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Barton Lab, University of California at Berkeley

 

Hallie Hintz, PhD, April 16, 2021

Dissertation title: “Targeting the Tumor Stroma Using a Monoclonal Antibody Platform Technology"

Advisor: Dr. Aaron LeBeau

Position: Scientist, Cell and Gene Therapy, Bio-Techne

 

Eric Lake, PhD, February 19, 2021 

Dissertation title: "Biochemical Context Drives Inhibitor Selectivity in Aurora A kinase"

Advisor: Dr. Nick Levinson

Position: Lab Manager, LeBeau Lab, University of Wisconsin, Madison 

 

Makky Mousa-Makky, MS, September 2021

Advisor: Dr. Louis M. Mansky

 

Junyi Tang, MS, August 2021

Advisor: Dr. Louis M. Mansky

Position: Research Technician, Yamashita Lab, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

 

Murphie Price, MS, August 2021

Advisor: Dr. Cheuk Leung

Position: Research Assistant, Leung Lab, University of Minnesota

  

Amy Paulson, MS, August 2021

Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Huang

Position: PhD candidate, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Manini Mantri, MS, August 2021

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Research Assistant, Kara Lab, University of Minnesota

 

Ashika Jain, MS, August 2021

Advisor: Dr. Cheuk Leung

Position: PhD student, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University

 

Sarah Elmer, MS, August 2021

Advisor: Dr. Ameeta Kelekar

Position: Assistant Scientist, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

 

Ben Dougen, MS, August 2021

Advisor: Dr. Aaron Kerlin

Position: Research Associate, Institue for Basic Science

 

Tingyuan Yang, MS, July 2021

Advisor: Dr. Ameeta Kelekar

Position: PhD candidate, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Youbin Lee, MS, July 2021

Advisor: Dr. Steven Graves

Position: Medical Science Liaison, HANDOK

 

Bilva Burkule, MS, July 2021

Advisor: Dr. Subbaya Subramanian

Position: Senior Research Associate, Cygnal Therapeutics

 

Madhuri Bendale, MS, July 2021

Advisor: Dr. Steven Graves

Position: PhD student, Biomedical Sciences, The University of Iowa

 

Zijun Zhang, MS, June 2021

Advisor: Dr. Hai Dang Nguyen

Position: PhD student, University of Arkansas

 

Apoorva Limaye, MS, June 2021

Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Levinson

Position: Position: PhD candidate, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Bushra Haider, MS, June 2021

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Position: Manufacturing Scientist II, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

 

Christian Haas, MS, May 2021

Advisor: Dr. Sade Spencer

2020

Daniel Bruce, PhD, August 13, 2020

Dissertation title: "Characterization of a novel opioid combination for the treatment of chronic pain"

Advisor: Dr. George L. Wilcox

Position: Customs Study Director, WuXi AppTec

 

Baovi Vo, PhD, August 10, 2020

Dissertation Title: "Mechanisms and therapeutic potential of inhibitory G protein signaling in anxiety-related disorders"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nedivi Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Allison Anderson, PhD, July 23, 2020

Dissertation title: "Physiological contribution and molecular details of GIRK dependent signaling in the heart"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Clinical Evaluation Scientist II, Boston Scientific

 

Abdulaziz Almotlak, PhD, April 30, 2020

Dissertation title: "Targeting the ERβ/HER oncogenic network in lung cancer: synergistic antitumor interaction and potentiation of anti-PD1 efficacy"

Advisor: Dr. Jill Siegfried

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

 

Devin Orchard, MS, December 2020

Advisor: Dr. Timothy O’Connell

 

Tatum Holt, MS, December 2020

Advisor: Dr. Marco Pravetoni

 

Emma Wille, MS, November 2020

Advisor: Dr. Sade Spencer

Position: Research Associate, Pharma Intelligence

 

Xiaoyin Zhang, MS, August 2020

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

 

Alexander Noll, MS, August 2020

Advisor: Dr. George L. Wilcox

Position: Research Associate, Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota

 

Robert Hughes, MS, August 2020

Advisor: Dr. George L. Wilcox

Position: Scientist, Medtronic

 

Dagny Heimisdottir, MS, August 2020

Advisor: Dr. Marco Pravetoni

Position: Associate Scientist, WuXi AppTec

 

Marvis Monteiro, MS, June 2020

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

Position: PhD student, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University

 

Duha Alshareef, MS, June 2020

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: PhD candidate, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Jingyu Cheng, MS, May 2020

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Laboratory Technician, Fulgent Genetics 

2019

Lisa Kim, PhD, December 19, 2019

Dissertation Title: "Exploiting quiescent state vulnerability to deplete cytostatic cancer cells"  

Advisor: Dr. Cheuk Leung

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Feng Lab, University of California, San Francisco

 

Xinwen Zhang, PhD, October 25, 2019

Dissertation Title: "HIV gp120 induced synaptic changes modulation by the eCB system and NMDARs"

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology Modeling and Simulation, Amgen  

 

Li Zhang, PhD, August 9, 2019

Dissertation Title: "Role of gut microbiota in morphine induced analgesic tolerance"

Advisor: Dr. Sabita Roy

 

Mariya (Shapovalova) Wilkinson, PhD, August 9, 2019

Dissertation Title: "Molecular imaging of prostate cancer using biomarker guided strategies"

Advisor: Dr. Aaron LeBeau

Position: Health Systems Medical Liaison, TG Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Artur Serebrenik, PhD, August 1, 2019

Dissertation Title: "APOBEC Mutagenesis and DNA (Mis)Repair"

Advisor: Dr. Reuben Harris

Position: Program Manager - Oncology and Medical Countermeasures, Humanetics Corporation

 

Paige Glumac, PhD, June 21, 2019

Dissertation Title: "Targeting CD133 in androgen receptor-indifferent, neuroendocrine differentiated aggressive variant prostate cancer"

Advisor: Dr. Aaron LeBeau

Position: Sponsored Projects Contract Specialist, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 

Erika Louiselle, PhD, May 17, 2019

Dissertation Title: "Targeting the PPARγ and ER pathways via modulation of inflammation in the tumor microenvironment: a novel lung cancer prevention strategy"

Advisor: Dr. Jill Siegfried

Position: Senior Medical Writer, Stryker

 

Erik Carlson, PhD, May 3, 2019

Dissertation Title: "Metabolic activation and DNA-Damaging properties of carcinogenic N-Nitrosamines"

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Hecht

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Balskus Lab, Harvard University

 

Sachinthani Senevirathne, MS, August 2019

Advisor: Dr. Ameeta Kelekar

Position: PhD candidate, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Zia Matti, MS, August 2019

Advisor: Dr. Sade Spencer

Position: Lab Manager, Gewirtz Lab, University of Minnesota

 

Inae Har, MS, August 2019

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

 

Aileen Chu, MS, August 2019

Advisor: Dr. Kaylee Schwertfeger

Position: Cell Culture Research Associate, Tempus Labs, Inc.

 

Jingran Cao, MS, August 2019

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

Position: PhD candidate, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Chikako Yanagiba, MS, July 2019

Advisor: Dr. Masato Yamamoto

Position: Research Associate II, Jasper Therapeutics Inc.

 

Natalie Monteiro, MS, July 2019

Advisor: Dr. Steven Graves

Position: Associate Application Scientist, Akoya Biosciences, Inc.

 

Vaishnavi Kankate, MS, July 2019

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Research Associate II - Center for Fetal Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2018

Christian Nzinkeu Njatcha, PhD, December 19, 2018  

Dissertation title: "A novel approach to target STAT3 impairs lung cancer growth and development"

Advisor: Dr. Jill Siegfried

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California, San Francisco

 

Gihan Gunaratne, PhD, September 25, 2018

Dissertation title: "Characterization and modulation of NAADP-dependent CA2 signaling events supporting Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus cell entry"

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Walseth Lab, University of Minnesota

 

Chris Gallardo, PhD, August 13, 2018

Dissertation title: "Investigation of monoaminergic neurotransmitter systems as a method to study Alzheimer's disease-related neurodegeneration"

Advisor: Dr. Gibson Wood

Position: Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

 

Dustin Chernick, PhD, August 2, 2018

Dissertation title: "HDL-Mimetic peptides as potential therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease"

Advisor: Dr. Ling Li

Position: Director, Scientific Communications, Gilead Sciences, Inc. 

 

Lisa Chesner, PhD, June 29, 2018

Dissertation title: "Repair of DNA-protein crosslinks in mammalian cells"

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

 

Christopher Richards, PhD, June 8, 2018

Dissertation title: "HIV-1 counteraction mechanisms versus APOBEC3-mediated restriction"

Advisor: Dr. Reuben Harris

Position: Research Scientist I, Gilead Sciences, Inc. 

 

Zahra Masoud, PhD, May 4, 2018

Dissertation title: "Mechanistic insight into the clonal expansion advantage of quiescent pre-neoplastic breast cells"

Advisor: Dr. Cheuk Leung

Position: Regulatory Medical Writer, Chimerix, Inc.

 

Patricia Dauer, PhD, April 20, 2018

Dissertation title: "The role of SP1-mediated ER stress and oncogenic signaling in PDAC"

Advisor: Dr. Ashok Saluja

Position: Medical Writer, Agendia Precision Oncology

 

Amanda Salzwedel, PhD, February 26, 2018

Dissertation title: "Use of oncolytic adenovirus expressing IFN Alpha as a tool to improve IFN-based chemoradiation regiment to treat pancreatic cancer"

Advisor: Dr. Masato Yamamoto

Position: Chair of Tech Forum Biosciences Chapter 2022, Senior Research Scientist, 3M

 

Erika Dahl, PhD, February 21, 2018

Dissertation title: "Compartmentalization of proximal G-alpha-q receptor signaling in adult cardiac myocytes"

Advisor: Dr. Tim O'Connell

Position: Consultant, Strategy, and Program Leadership, Halloran

 

Shawna Persaud, PhD, January 4, 2018

Dissertation title: "The functional role of retinoic acid and the cellular retinoic acid binding protein (Crabp1) in tumor suppression"

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Director of Clinical and Product Management, Abilitech Medical

 

Yuan Zheng, MS, August 2018

Advisor: Dr. Fang Li

Position: UX Designer, verily

 

Jenna Robinson, MS, August 2018

Advisor: Dr. Anna Lee

Position: Medical student, University of Minnesota

 

Alkaya Massaly, MS, August 2018

Advisor: Dr. Masato Yamamoto

Position: UX Designer, Media Content, Freelance

 

Malavika Chandrashekar, MS, July 2018

Advisor: Dr. Julia Davydova

Position: Medical student, Kansas City University

 

Oshin Miranda, MS, May 2018

Advisor: Dr. Jill Siegfried

Position: PhD student, Biochemical Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh

2017

Jessica Martin, PhD, November 16, 2017

Dissertation title: "Comparative studies of HTLV-1 particle assembly and morphology"

Advisor: Dr. Louis Mansky

Position: Founder and Lead Medical Writer, Martin Medical Writing, LLC

 

Bryant Moeller, PhD, July 31, 2017

Dissertation title: "Characterization of the Preclinical Cyanide Antidote Sulfanegen"

Advisor: Dr. Steven Patterson

Position: Lead Toxicologist, ResMed

 

Yan Yan, PhD, July 18, 2017

Dissertation title: "Regulation and function of the phosphatase PHLPP2 in leukemia"

Advisor: Dr. Ameeta Kelekar

Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Miller School of Medicine - University of Miami

 

Jie Ying Chan, PhD, April 6, 2017

Dissertation title: "Targeting insulin receptor in human breast cancer using engineered protein scaffolds"

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

Position: Medical-Commercial Development, Pharmatoka/YSP Industries

 

Erica Schnettler, PhD, February 14, 2017

Dissertation title: "The functional role of miR-210 in Hypoxia-Induced Angiogenesis"

Advisor: Dr. Sundaram Ramakrishnan

Position: Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison, Foundation Medicine

 

Dake Wang, MS, August 2017

Advisor: Dr. Lou Mansky

Position: Institute for Virology, University of Minnesota

 

Jennifer Nhieu, MS, August 2017

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: PhD candidate, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Shilvi Joshi, MS, August 2017

Advisor: Dr. Aaron LeBeau

Position: Clinical Research Associate, Saluda Medical

 

Yijian Cai, MS, July 2017

Advisor: Dr. Fang Li

Position: Method Development Scientist II, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

 

Aditi Bapat, MS, July 2017

Advisor: Dr. Ameeta Kelekar

Position: PhD candidate, UMN Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)

 

Abdulaziz Almotlak, MS, May 2017

Advisor: Dr. Jill Siegfried

Position: Assistant Professor, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University

 

Zaid Temrikar, MS, April 2017

Advisor: Dr. Marco Pravetoni

Position: PhD Candidate, Pharmocometrics, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

2016

Yi-Wei (Vincent) Lin, December 16, 2016

Dissertation title: "The functional role of receptor interacting protein 140 (RIP140) in innate immunity and metabolic syndrome"

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Preclinical Scientist/Study Director, MLM Medical Labs

 

Bomi Lee, PhD, August 30, 2016

Dissertation title: "The functional impact of retinoic acid and RIP140 in macrophages: from chromatin to physiology"

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Instructor, Dept of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine

 

Chang Liu, PhD, May 23, 2016

Dissertation title: "Structural and molecular basis for multifunctional roles of Aminopeptidase N"

Advisor: Dr. Fang Li

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University 

 

Yue Zhang, PhD, May 3, 2016

Dissertation title: "Modulation of adult neurogenesis in opioid addiction"

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Yee Law

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Miller School of Medicine - Miami University

 

Adit Alreja, MS, September 2016

Mentor: Dr. George L. Wilcox

Position: Research Graduate Assistant III, Nelson Group, UMCP Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research

 

Leisheng Sun, MS, August, 2016

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: PhD Candidate in Biomedical Sciences, Tulane University 

 

Percy Griffin, MS, August 2016

Mentor: Dr. Michael Lee

Position: Director, Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer's Association

 

Anuya Potnis, MS, July 2016

Advisor: Dr. Jill Siegfried

Position: Account Manager, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

 

Stanislas Ogokeh, MS, June 2016

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Pharmacologist and Dental Specialist, U.S. Army

 

Annapoorna Venkatachalam, MS, May, 2016

Advisor: Dr. Sundaram Ramakrishnan

Position: Research Fellow, Oncology, Mayo Clinic 

 

Dhwani Rupani, MS, May 2016

Advisor: Dr. Gregory Connell

Position: PhD candidate, Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

 

Ruodi Ren, MS, January 2016

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: Pharmacy Resident, Berkeley Medical Center - WVU Medicine

2015

Scott Baker, PhD, December 18, 2015

Dissertation title: "The C. elegans PHR protein RPM-1: Deciphering the molecular mechanisms of neuronal development by examining a central regulatory molecule"

Advisor: Dr. Brock Grill

Position: Manager, Scientific Support, Novus Biologicals LLC (Bio-Techne)

 

Lydia Kotecki, PhD, December 15, 2015

Dissertation title: "Inhibitory signaling and reward: the role of GIRK channels in the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Clinical Trial Manager, Medpace

 

Yang Yang, PhD, September 1, 2015

Dissertation title: "Structural and molecular basis for multifunctional roles of cellular proteases"

Advisor: Dr. Fang Li

Position: Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

 

Yuhze Yang, PhD, August 3, 2015

Dissertation title: "Targeting downstream effectors of IGF/Insulin signaling system in human breast cancer"

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

Position: Member, Technical Staff III Continuous Product Engineering, NetApp Inc.

 

John Chan, PhD, February 16, 2015

Dissertation title: "Identification of novel anti-schistosomal therapies through studies of orthologous pathways during planarian regeneration"

Advisor: Dr. Johnathan Marchant

Position: Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

 

Joe Patton, MS/JD, November 2015

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Manager, Technology Transactions, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners

 

Lisa Kim, MS, September 2015

Advisor: Dr. Cheuk Leung

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

2014

Kelly Krogh, PhD, August 8, 2014

Dissertation title: "The mechanism of HIV-1 Tat-induced changes in NMDA receptor function"

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Director, Senior Medical Science Liaison in Neurology, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

 

Jingjing Meng, PhD, July 25, 2014

Dissertation title: "Mechanisms underlying opioid modulation of gut immunity"

Advisor: Dr. Sabita Roy

Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Miller School of Medicine - University of Miami

 

Nicole Wydeven, PhD, June 4, 2014

Dissertation title: "Molecular mechanisms of inhibitory signaling in the heart and brain"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Manager, Clinical Evidence and Risk Management, Boston Scientific

 

Nikita Sharma, October 2014

Advisor: Dr. Gregory Connell

Position: Senior Scientist, Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation, In vivo Pharmacology, Boehringer Ingelheim

 

Mustafa Mithaiwala, October 2014

Advisor: Dr. Timothy Walseth

Position: Doctoral student, Integrated Biomedical Sciences, UT Health San Antonio

 

Avani Gosalia Kotak, MS, October 2014

Advisor: Dr. Timothy Walseth

Position: Reviewer, Cactus Communications

 

Shira Yomtoubian, MS, September 2014

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Shaw Lab, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 

Lisa Chesner, MS, September 2014

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco 

2013

Erik Tulgren, PhD, December 20, 2013

Dissertation title: "Investigation of PHR signaling in C. elegans"

Advisor: Dr. Brock Grill

Position: Principal Medical Writer, Medtronic

 

Jeff Braziunas, PhD, December 16, 2013

Dissertation title: "Genome-wide pharmacological modulation of cap-dependent translational control"

Advisor: Dr. Peter Bitterman

Position: Field Director, Central Region GU Oncology MSLs, Astellas Pharma US

 

Michael Raleigh, PhD, July 11, 2013

Dissertation title: "A heroin/morphine vaccine: mechanism of action and extending its use to other abused opioids"

Advisor: Dr. Paul Pentel

Position: Assistant Professor, MPaT, University of Minnesota

 

Angela Brunner, PhD, May 17, 2013

Dissertation title: "Mechanisms of HIV-associated neurotoxicity: tat-induced synapse loss and recovery"

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Senior Director, Field Medical Scientific Strategy - Neuroscience, Eli Lilly and Company

 

Tiffany MacKenzie, PhD, April 25, 2013

Dissertation title: "Role of MicroRNAs in mediating pancreatic cancer response to triptolide"

Advisor: Dr. Ashok Saluja

Position: Senior Medical Science Liaison, Ferring Pharmaceuticals 

 

Nathaniel Waldron, PhD, April 2, 2013

Dissertation title: "Development and characterization of CD133 positive cancer stem cell targeted toxins for use in carcinoma therapy"

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Vallera

Position: Senior Research Associate, Bio-Techne

 

Jerid Robinson, PhD, April 3, 2013

Dissertation title: "Activation and inhibition mechanisms of membrane guanylyl cyclases"

Advisor: Dr. Lincoln Potter

Position: Manager, Field Application Scientists - NA West, nanoString Technologies

 

Katherine Cornish, PhD, March 7, 2013

Dissertation title: "Enhancing the efficacy of a nicotine vaccine"

Advisor: Dr. Paul Pentel

Position: Senior Project Manager, WCG ThreeWire

 

Dusty Van Helden, MS, September 2013

Advisor: Dr. Lincoln Potter

Position: Research Lab Manager, Osborn Lab, University of Minnesota

 

Fuyuan Wang, MS, August 2013

Advisor: Dr. Sabita Roy

Position: Lead Reviewer, Toxicologist, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 

Omeed Rahimi, MS, May 2013

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Romero

Position: Senior Toxicologist, Abbott  

2012

Ekaterina (Posokhova) Allen, PhD, Sept. 21, 2012

Dissertation title: "Molecular mechanisms regulating G protein signaling in brain and heart: Role of R7 RGS proteins and their binding partners"

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Martemyanov

Position: Facilities Reviewer and Inspector, U.S. Food & Drug Administration 

 

Kelsey Mirkovic, PhD, Sept. 7, 2012

Dissertation title: "Molecular diversity and physiological contributions of neuronal trek channels"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position:

 

Michael Dapp, PhD, August 28, 2012

Dissertation title: "Studies on the basis of HIV-1 variation and its purposeful increase"

Advisor: Dr. Louis Mansky

Position:

 

Dedra Fagan, PhD, June 7, 2012

Dissertation title: "The role of the estrogen receptor in acquired hormone resistance: implications for anti-IGF1R therapy"

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

Position:

 

Ping-Chih (Daniel) Ho, PhD, March 5, 2012

Dissertation title: Functional role of receptor-interacting Protein 140 (RIP140) in adipocyte dysfunctions and inflammatory response in macrophages"

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Cancer Immunologist, Ludwig Cancer Research

 

Yaping Lin Moshier, PhD, February 2012

Dissertation title: "Investigation of proteins that associate with NAADP-gated two-pore channels"

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: Associate Medical Science Liaison, AbbVie | Pharmaceutical Research and Development

 

Hong-Yiou (David) Lin, PhD/MD, February 2012

Dissertation title: "The role of PKC in differential morphine tolerance"

Advisor: Dr. Horace H. Loh

Position: Radiation Oncologist, Saint Vincent Medical Group

 

Yao-Chen Tsui, PhD, May 4, 2012

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Research Assistant (Tumor Immunology, Chronic Viral Infection, Molecular Neuroscience), UNIL - Universite de Lausanne

 

2011

Dan Zhang, PhD, November 28, 2011

Dissertation title: "The role of cellular calcium channels in planarian biology"

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Penn State Health

 

Hemant Joshi, PhD/MD, November 2, 2011

Advisor: Dr. Sundaram Ramakrishnan 

Position: Anesthesiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Yan Zhong, PhD, October 2011

Dissertation title: "Phenanthrene tetraols as probes for the metabolic activation of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in humans"

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Hecht

Position: Manager, Clinical Affairs, Intuitive

 

Ajay Yekkirala, PhD, September 19, 2011

Dissertation title: "Elucidating the role of opioid receptor heteromers as targets for analgesic drug design"

Advisor: Dr. Philip Portoghese

Position: Vice President, Head of Biology and Co-Founder & CSO, RA Capital Management, L.P. and Blue Therapeutics

 

Alice Chanakira, PhD, August 31, 2011

Dissertation title: "Differential modulation of arterial vs. venous smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration by hypoxia and hypoxia inducible endothelial cell growth factors"

Advisor: Dr. Sabita Roy

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Amy Lindberg, PhD, August 27, 2011

Dissertation title: "Changes in endocannabinoid signaling contribute to the anti-hyperalgesic effect of URB597 in a murine model of persistent inflammation"

Advisor: Dr. Virginia Seybold

Position: Case Manager, Be The Match operated by National Marrow Donor Program

 

Jana Ninkovic, PhD, January 7, 2011

Dissertation title: "Morphine inhibition of macrophage phagocytosis and bactericidal functions"

Advisor: Dr. Sabita Roy

Position: Americas Biopharma AE Supervisor, 3M

 

Andrea Sand, MS, December 2011

Advisor: Dr. Paulo Kofuji

Position: Staff Research Associate, Entrada Therapeutics

 

Stephen Kalscheuer, MS, July 2011

Advisor: Dr. Yan Zeng

Position: Senior Scientist, PPD

 

Laramie (Rapp) Otto, MS, June 2011

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: Global Safety Senior Manager - Combination Products, Amgen

 

Pooja Parmeswaran, MS, June 2011

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Martemyanov

Position: Doctoral student, UMass Chan Medical School

2010

Andrea Yoder, PhD, September 2010

Dissertation title: "Identification of novel natriuretic peptide receptor phosphorylation sites and new insights on the role of phosphorylation in receptor regulation"

Advisor: Dr. Lincoln Potter

Position: Critical Care Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Marc Becker, PhD, September 2010

Dissertation title: "Profiling the roles of insulin receptor substrate isoforms 1 and 2 in breast cancer"

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

Position: Medical Affairs Director, Health Systems Oncology, Biomarker, Merck

 

Nancy Castro, PhD, August 2010

Dissertation title: "Breast tumor kinase (Brk/PTK6) and ERK5 mediate met receptor signaling to cell migration in breast cancer cells"

Advisor: Dr. Carol Lange

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope

 

Carrie Wade, PhD, June 2010

Dissertation title: "Endogenous modulation of addiction: chronic pain and the NMDA/NOS cascade"

Advisor: Dr. George L. Wilcox

Position: Director of Harm Reduction Policy and Senior Fellow for the R Street Institute, GTNF

 

Shuang Liang, PhD, April 2010

Dissertation title: "Identification of compounds inhibiting a leishmania RNA editing reaction"

Advisor: Dr. Gregory Connell

Position: Associate Director, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology, Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc

 

Renee Marie Hirte, PhD, March 2010

Dissertation title: "Identification and characterization of novel ADP-Ribosyl cyclases"

Advisor: Dr. Timothy Walseth

Position: Clinical Research Coordinator and Applications Scientist, Mayo Clinic and Implen

 

Arpita De, PhD, March 2010

Dissertation title: "The role of cap-dependent translation in malignant pleural mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer"

Advisors: Dr. Peter Bitterman and Dr. Robert Kratzke

 

Garret Anderson, PhD, January 2010

Dissertation title: "Dyanamic regulation of R7BP containing R7 RGS protein complexes: Role in controlling neuronal dopamine and opioid signaling in the striatum"

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Martemyanov

Position: Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside 

 

Jamie Kurtz, MS/JD, December 2010

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Partner and Co-Chair, Health Care Litigation Group, Robins Kaplan LLC

 

Matthew Bess, MS, August 2010

Advisor: Dr. Louis Mansky

Position: Quality Scientist, Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC

 

Kevin Allen, February 2010

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Consumer Safety Officer, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

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Nien-Pei Tsai, PhD, December 2009

Dissertation title: "Post-transcriptional gene regulation by growth factor receptor-bound protein 7"

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Darcy Flora, PhD, December 2009

Dissertation title: "Downregulation of natriuretic peptide receptor-A: evidence for Clathrin and Dynamin independent internalization"

Advisor: Dr. Lincoln Potter

Position: Chief Resource Officer, GRYT Health

 

Hui Zheng, PhD, November 2009

Dissertation title: "Agonist-selective signaling and Mu-opioid receptor: from ERK to NeuroD and then to tolerance"

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Yee Law

Position: Principal Investigator, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health

 

Gina Ji Chu, PhD, November 2009

Dissertation title: Agonist-dependent mechanism of Mu-opioid receptor desensitization"

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Yee Law

Position: Senior Medical Dosimetrist, Houston Methodist 

 

Alan Roloff, PhD, October 2009

Dissertation title: "Modulation of hippocampal endocannabinoid plasticity by homer proteins and Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol"

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Principal Medical Science Liaison, Alector Therapeutics

 

Jonathan Hareid, PhD, October 2009

Dissertation title: "Quantification of cell surface Mu and Delta Opioid receptor and elucidation of factors governing surface receptor pool"

Advisor: Dr. Robert Elde

Position: Regulatory Counsel, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 

Xin Ge, PhD, September 2009

Dissertation title: "Novel binding partners of Mu-opioid receptor and their regulatory roles"

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Yee Law

Position: Assistant Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University

 

Qifang Wu, PhD, February 2009

Dissertation title: "Post-transcriptional regulation of mouse Mu-opioid Receptor (MOR1) through its 3'-UTR"

Advisor: Dr. Horace Loh

Position: Senior Manager, Quality Control, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

 

Sam Roiko, PhD, January 2009

Dissertation title: "Passive immunization to treat nicotine dependence in rats"

Advisor: Dr. Paul Pentel

Position: Scientific Investigator, Genetics & Pharmacogenomics, Children's Minnesota

 

Ximena Rossello Monaco, PhD, September 2009

Dissertation title: "Aβ Affects apoE transcriptionally through the activation of β-AR, cAMP and AP-2"

Advisor: Dr. Gibson Wood

Position: Socia & Directora, Greenway Peru'

 

Tammy Butterick, PhD, May 2009

Dissertation title: "Simvastatin induced Endothelin-1 (ET-1) upregulates Bcl-2 protein levels in cerebral cortical neurons"

Advisor: Dr. Gibson Wood

Position: Health Science Specialist, Minneapolis VA Healthcare System

 

Lisa Koodie, PhD, April 2009

Dissertation title: "Effects of morphine on tumor angiogenesis and growth"

Advisor: Dr. Sabita Roy

Position: Research Associate, Dept of Surgery, University of Minnesota

 

J. Michael Underwood, PhD, April 2009

Dissertation title: "The cell division bypass – deregulated eIF4E substitutes for growth factors in the Canonical Proliferative Pathway"

Advisor: Dr. Peter Bitterman

Position: Chief of School-based Surveillance Branch, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Yue Zhang, MS, July 2009

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Yee Law

Position: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine


 

Xianke Zeng, PhD, December 2008

Dissertation title: "Combining anti-Type I insulin like growth factor receptor (IGF1R) therapy with chemotherapy in Vitro and in Vivo"

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

Position: Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health

 

José Colón Saez, PhD, November 2008

Dissertation title: "Neuronal GIRK channels: subunit composition and receptor coupling"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy 

 

Cydne Perry, PhD, October 2008

Dissertation title: "Regulation of energy homeostasis through G protein gated inwardly rectifying K+ channel subunit 4"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Assistant Professor, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University Bloomington

 

Daniel Lundberg, PhD, July 2008

Dissertation title: "Cannabinoid modulation of synaptic transmission"

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Professor of Chemistry, Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Gallaudet University

 

Andrea Finholt-Daniel, PhD, July 2008

Dissertation title: "Regulation of progesterone receptor action by sumoylation in breast cancer cells"

Advisor: Dr. Carol Lange

Position: Senior Scientist, University of Minnesota

 

Josephine Martin, PhD, June 2008

Dissertation title: "Chronic Morphine Suppresses Leukocyte Infiltration Into Tissues Post-Injury in Response to LPS"

Advisor: Dr. Sabita Roy

Position: Director, International Regulatory Affairs, Cepheid

 

Marco Pravetoni, PhD, May 2008

Dissertation title: "Role of G Protein Gated Potassium Channels in Centrally- Mediated and Drug-Induced Behaviors"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

 

Lisbeth Robinson, PhD, May 2008

Dissertation title: "Improved Optical Highlighters Derived From Dsred Variants and Enhanced Calcium Leak from Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Stores Induced by Hepatitis C Virus NS5A Protein"

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: Patent Attorney, Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC


 

Tri Bui Nguyen, PhD, October 2007

Dissertation title: "Effects of Kringle 5 of human plasminogen and P125A-endostatin on angiogenesis"

Advisor: Dr. Sundaram Ramakrishnan

Position: Regulatory Health Project Manager, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 

Yasir Ibrahim, PhD, October 2007

Dissertation title: "Regulation of IGF and integrin pathway crosstalk in breast cancer cells"

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

 

Kristen England, PhD, October, 2007

Dissertation title: "Differential processing and the functional consequences of ADAMTS4 activation"

Advisor: Dr. Duanqing Pei

Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, University of Minnesota

 

Michael Boulware, PhD, September 2007

Dissertation title: "A novel role for annulate lamellae in Ca2+ signaling"

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: Director, Clinical Research, Medtronic 

 

Jing Bi, PhD, July 2007

Dissertation title: "Axonal transport and translation of kappa opioid receptor messenger RNA and their regulation in dorsal root ganglia"

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Professor and Director, Neurobiology, Jinzhou Medical University

 

Joshua Jackson, PhD, March 2007

Dissertation title: "Regulation of calcium release from the endoplasmic reticulum in dorsal root ganglion neurons"

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine

 

Matthew Pendleton, MS, September 2007

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Marchant

Position: Bioinformatician and Scientific Advisory Board Member, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd and MPS Society

 

Navneet Sharma, MS, January 2007

Advisor: Dr. Paulo Kofuji

Position: Executive Director and Head - Global Strategic Insights and Analytics, Novartis

 

Ying He, MS, January 2007

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Research Technologist, The University of Chicago Medical Center


 

Leslie Johnson, PhD, November 2006

Dissertation title: "Neuroprotection induced by simvastatin is due to upregulation of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2"

Advisor: Dr. Gibson Wood

Position: Vice President, Head of Program and Portfolio Management, Goldfinch Bio

 

Azah Tabah, PhD, September 2006

Dissertation title: "The role of RAD50, MRE11 and NBS1 complex in DNA double strand break repair"

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Program Director of Medical Science, Medtronic

 

Jennifer Kelschenbach, PhD, September 2006

Dissertation title: "The effects of morphine withdrawal on immune functioning"

Advisor: Dr. Sabita Roy

Position: Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Maria Roman, PhD, July 2006

Dissertation title: "The role of IKACh and Sphingosine 1-Phosphate signaling in the heart"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Principal Scientist, Merck

 

Angela Kell, PhD, July 2006

Dissertation title: "Characteristics of an unknown ADP-Ribosyl Cyclase in a CD38 knock-out model"

Advisor: Dr. Timothy Walseth

Position: Associate Director, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

 

Stephanie Gozum, PhD, May 2006

Dissertation title: "The Effects of a Nicotine Vaccine on Nicotine Pharmacokinetics in Rats"

Advisor: Dr. Paul Pentel

Position: Scientist III, Scientific Technical Writer, Medtox Laboratories, a LabCorp Specialty Testing Group

 

Charles Shideman, PhD, February 2006

Advisor: Dr. Li-Na Wei

Position: Radiation Oncologist, Minneapolis Radiation Oncology

 

Kristen Lawson, MS, July 2006

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer


 

Sara Byron, PhD, December 2005

Dissertation title: "Differential Roles of IRS-1 and IRS-2 in Mediating IGF-IR Action in Breast Cancer Cells"

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee

Position: Research Assistant Professor, Translational Genomics Research Institute

 

Emily S. Pfeiffer, PhD, October 2005

Dissertation title: "Identification of Differences Between DNA Gyrase and Topoisomerase IV that Affect Target Selection"

Advisor: Dr. Hiroshi Hiasa

Position: Sr Director, GMA Excellence and Training, Agios Pharmaceuticals

 

Wei Wang, PhD, October 2005

Dissertation title: "Regulation of intracellular trafficking of opioid receptors"

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Yee Law

 

Cheryl (Marker) Schmidt, PhD, July 2005

Dissertation title: "Essential Role of Spinal G Protein-Gated Potassium Channels in Thermal Nociception and Opioid Analgesia"

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Wickman

Position: Research Support Manager, University of MN

 

Guilin Wang, PhD, May 2005

Dissertation title: "Epigenetic Regulation of Mouse Delta-opioid Receptor Gene"

Advisor: Dr. Horace Loh

Position: Associate Director, Yale Center for Genome Analysis

 

Jill-Desiree (Brederson) Souers, PhD, March 2005

Dissertation title: "Peripheral opioid receptors"

Advisors: Dr. George L. Wilcox and Dr. Christopher Honda

Position: Director, Design, AbbVie

 

Glenna Gilbert, MS, August 2005

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Trial Attorney Specializing in Intellectual Property Litigation, Former partner and shareholder, Larkin Hoffman

 

Carla Ji-Eun Kim, MS/JD, July 2005

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox 


 

Ananya De, PhD, December 2004

Dissertation title: "Essential Role of Protein Interactions of DNA Ligase III on Mitochondrial Genome Stability"

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Associate Director, Seres Therapeutics

 

Jing Nie, PhD, September 2004

Dissertation title: "Leukolysin/MT6-MMP/MMP25 - Substrates, Activity & Regulation"

Advisor: Dr. Duanqing Pei 

 

Lisa (Mullany) McClendon, PhD, July 2004

Dissertation title: "Regulation of Progesterone Receptor by CDK2 in Breast Cancer Cell Models"

Advisor: Dr. Carol Lange

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

 

Jennifer Gross, PhD, March 2004

Dissertation title: "The role of IGF-I in estrogen-receptor alpha positive MCF7 breast cancer cells"

Advisor: Dr. Douglas Yee


 

Brooke Kelley, PhD, December 2003

Dissertation title: "Effects of THC and endogenous cannabinoids on synaptic transmission between hippocampal neurons in primary culture"

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Distinguished Clinical Research Advisor and Technical Fellow, Medtronic

 

Xing Wang, PhD, August 2003

Dissertation title: "Molecular Regulation of MT5-MMP"

Advisor: Dr. Duanqing Pei

 

Molly E. Shea, PhD, June 2003

Dissertation title: "Effects of Topoisomerase Poisoning on DNA Helicases"

Advisor: Dr. Hiroshi Hiasa

Position: President, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Shea Regulatory Science Advisors, LLC

 

Ping Sun, PhD, February 2003

Dissertation title: "Transcriptional Regulation of Mouse Delta-Opioid Receptor Gene in T Cells"

Advisor: Dr. Horace Loh

 

Paul Wacnik, PhD, February 2003

Dissertation title: "Modeling Cancer Pain: Elucidation of Unique Mechanisms and Pharmacological Characteristics"

Advisor: Dr. George L. Wilcox

Position: Research Project Lead - Digital Medicine, Pfizer, Inc.

 

Sarah Donahue, PhD, January 2003

Dissertation title: "Defective Regulation of DNA Double-Strand Break Repair in Fanconi Anemia Fibroblasts"

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Associate Director of Management and Operations (industry equivalent: Chief Operating Officer), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)


 

Aixiang Jiang, MS, April 2002

Advisor: Dr. Duanqing Pei

Position: Data Scientist/Biostatistician, BC Cancer

 

Joshua J. Smith, PhD, November 2002

Dissertation title: "The Regulation of RAD51 Expression in the Ciliate Tetrahymena Thermophila"

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Romero

Position: Professor, Interim Dept Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Missouri State University

 

Jocelyn Clark-Greuel, PhD, August 2002

Dissertation title: "The Influence of Beta-Very Low Density Lipoprotein on Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression and Activity in Vivo and in Vitro"

Advisor: Dr. Donald Hunninghake

Position: Director of Regulatory Affairs, Phlow Corporation

 

Wanling Yang, PhD, May 2002

Dissertation title: "In vivo Characterization of the S196A Mutation in the mu-Opioid Receptor by a Knock-in Strategy"

Advisor: Dr. Horace Loh

Position: Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong

 

Laura Bordone, PhD, May 2002

Dissertation title: "DNA Ligase III Protects Cells from Apoptosis"

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Associate Director, Clinical Development, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

Jennifer J. Schumacher, PhD, April 2002

Dissertation title: "The Role of Angiogenesis in the Etiology of Ovarian Cancer"

Advisor: Dr. Sundaram Ramakrishnan

Position:  Global Medical Director - Rare Diseases, Pfizer, Inc.


 

Xiuli Wu, MS, June 2001

Advisor: Dr. Horace Loh

Position: Physicians Assistant, Sierra Hematology Oncology Medical Center

 

Gregory P. Coffey

Dissertation title: "The Nuclear DNA Repair Protein Ku86 is Present in Mammalian Mitochondria"

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Vice President, Immunology and Clinical Translational Research, Nuvig Therapuetics

 

Heather Meehan, PhD, July 2001

Dissertation title: "Characterization of the iron responsive element"

Advisor: Dr. Gregory Connell

Position: Vice President and Head, Quantabio

 

Vipa Chaipatikul, PhD, June 2001

Dissertation title: "Role of the third intracellular loop and carboxyl tail in the function and trafficking of the mu-opioid receptor"

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Yee Law

Position: Pharmacist, Rite Aid

 

Smita Kshirsagar, PhD, May 2001

Dissertation title: "Delta opioid receptor-mediated enhancement of basic fibroblast growth factor-induced cell proliferation"

Advisor: Dr. Ping-Yee Law

Position: Senior Principal Scientist, Genentech

 

Laurie Ann Kleinbaum Fink, PhD, May 2001

Dissertation title: "The Role of Ets Homologous Factor in Carcinogenesis"

Advisor: Dr. Frank Burton

Position: Chair of Science, Science Museum of Minnesota


 

Richard Lundberg, PhD, September 2000

Dissertation title: "Characterization of DNA end-joining in extracts from Fanconi anemia fibroblasts"

Advisor: Dr. Colin Campbell

Position: Clinical Toxicologist, Labcorp

 

Mike McGrath, PhD, July 2000

Dissertation title: "Characterization of a transgenic model of compulsive behavior and tics"

Advisor: Dr. Frank Burton

Position: Patent Lawyer, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, LLP

 

Daniel J. Kim, MS, June 2000

Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer

Position: Associate Director, Eurofins Advantar Laboratories, Inc.

 

Robert Wild, PhD, May 2000

Dissertation title: "Strategies in Anti-Angiogenic Cancer Therapy: Exploiting the Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in Tumor Growth and Endothelial Cell Survival"

Advisor: Dr. Sundaram Ramakrishnan

Position: Chief Scientific Officer, Dracen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

 

Amanda J. Ye, PhD, May 2000

Dissertation title: "Characterization of telomerase activity in Paramecium tetraurelia"

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Romero

Position: OB|GYN Physician, Allina Health


 

Long Wong, PhD, December 1999

Dissertation title: "Measurement of intracellular cyclic ADP-Ribose levels and characterization of cADPR analogs"

Advisor: Dr. Timothy Walseth

Position: Physician, Family Medicine, JPS Health Network

 

Hung-Chun Chen, PhD, July 1999

Dissertation title: "Regulation of mu-opioid receptor in P19 mouse embryonal carcinoma cells"

Advisor: Dr. Horace Loh

Position: Pharmacist, Rite Aid

 

Tinna M. (Laughlin) Ross, PhD, June 1999

Dissertation title: "Dynorphin-induced chronic allodynia: Involvement of NMDA, NOS and Cytokines"

Advisor: Dr. George L. Wilcox

Position: Professor of Biology, North Hennepin Community College

 

Deborah M. Dickey, PhD, May 1999

Dissertation title: "The characterization and purification of the nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) binding protein"

Advisor: Dr. Timothy Walseth

Position: Research Assistant Professor (Biochemistry), University of Minnesota Twin Cities

 

Adolfo Ernesto Cuadra, PhD, April 1999

Dissertation title: "M1 muscarinic receptor-mediated modulation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase activity and expression"

Advisor: Dr. Esam El-Fakahany

Position: Senior Research Fellow, University of Massachusettes Amherst

 

Lee Hinman, PhD, January 1999

Dissertation title: "Role of the third intracellular loop and carboxyl tail in the function and trafficking of the mu-opioid receptor"

Advisor: Dr. Paul Sammak

Position: Biophysicist, U.S. Department of Energy

 


 

 

For data prior to 1999, please contact the Department of Pharmacology - phcl-dpt@umn.edu or (612) 625-9997