Alumni

Memorial Hall
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009-1999
  • 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: Clinical Researcher, 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

     

    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

  • 2009-1999

    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