Alumni 2017-07-24T09:31:36+00:00

Alumni

 Sarah Baumgarten (2017)
Sarah Baumgarten (2017)
BA, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Vanderbilt University 2008;
PhD, Physiology & Biophysics;
Thesis Advisor: Carlos Stocco, PhD;
Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
 Joseph Bogaard (2017) Joseph Bogaard (2017)
BSE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2009;
PhD, Graduate Program in Neuroscience;
Thesis Advisor: Iris Kassem, MD, PhD;
Residency: Internal Medicine, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
 Jason Buhrman (2017) Jason Buhrman (2017)
BA, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Boston University 2008;
PhD, Dept of Biopharmaceutical Sciences;
Thesis Advisor: Richard Gemeinart, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine-Research Track, University of Rochester
 Michael Fettiplace (2017) Michael Fettiplace (2017)
BS, Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT 2007;
MSE, Biomedical Engineering, John Hopkins University 2010;
PhD, Graduate Program in Neuroscience;
Thesis Advisors: Guy Weinberg, MD; Richard Minshall, PhD
Residency: Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
 Alicia Rizzo (2017) Alicia Rizzo (2017)
BA, Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University, 2009;
PhD, Dept of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Steven Dudek, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Brian Shy (2017) Brian Shy (2017)
BA, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, UC Davis, 2006;
PhD, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Thesis Advisor: Bradley Merrill, PhD
Residency: Pathology, University of California-San Francisco
Allen Ye (2017)Allen Ye (2017)
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2009;
PhD, Department of Bioengineering;
Thesis Advisor: Richard Magin, PhD
Residency: Radiology, University of California-San Francisco

 Jacob Choi (2016)

Jacob Choi (2016)
BS, Chemistry, Washington University-St. Louis, 2007
PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Thesis Advisor: Lester Lau, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

 Christine Haddad (2016) Christine Haddad (2016)
BS, Integrative Physiology/Pre-Medicine, University of Iowa, 2009;
PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Thesis Advisor: Bellur Prabhakar, PhD
Residency: Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
(1st year at UIC)

 Ryan Lahey (2016) Ryan Lahey (2016)
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University-St. Louis 2007
PhD, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Thesis Advisor: E. Douglas Lewandowski, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University

 David McMullen (2016) David McMullen (2016)
BA, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Miami University of Ohio, 2009;
PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Thesis Advisor: Nancy Freitag, PhD
Residency: Pathology, University of Chicago
 Cody Rutledge (2016) Cody Rutledge (2016)
BS/BA, Biology/Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 2009;
PhD, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Thesis Advisor: Samuel Dudley, MD, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Sarah Hatch Berth (2015) Sarah Hatch Berth (2015)
BS, Biology, Northwestern University, 2004;
PhD, Graduate Program in Neuroscience;
Thesis Advisor: Scott Brady, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
Ryan Carr (2015)Ryan Carr (2015)
BA, Molecular Biology/Psychology, UIUC, 2008;
PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology;
Thesis Advisor: Bellur Prabhakar, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
 Andrew Czysz (2015) Andrew Czysz (2015)
BA, Biochemistry & Psychology, 2008;
PhD, Graduate Program in Neuroscience;
Thesis Advisor: Mark Rasenick, PhD
Residency: Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical School
 James Frencher (2015) James Frencher (2015)
BS, Microbiology, University of Michigan, 2007;
MS, Molecular-Cell Biology, University of Michigan, 2008;
PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology;
Thesis Advisor: Zheng Chen, MD, PhD
Residency: Radiology, UCSF (1st year-Surgery, Mt. Sinai, NY)
 Ikenna Madueke (2015) Ikenna Madueke (2015)
BS, Biology, Chicago State University, 2007;
PhD, Dept of Physiology & Biophysics;
Thesis Advisor: Gail Prins, PhD
Residency: Urology: UIC (1st year- Surgery UIC)
 Tammy Tamayo (2015) Tammy Tamayo (2015)
BS, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior, UC Davis, 2006;
MS, Material Science & Engineering, UC Davis, 2006;
PhD, Department. Physiology and Biophysics;
Thesis Advisor: Jesus Garcia MD, PhD
Residency: Psychiatry, UIC
 Marisa Young (2015) Marisa Young (2015)
BA, Latin American Studies, University of Washington, 2002 ;
PhD, Department. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health;
Thesis Advisor: Robert Bailey, PhD
Residency: Ob-Gyn, Emory University School of Medicine
 Joseph Zapater (2015) Joseph Zapater (2015)
BA, Biology, University of Chicago, 2006
PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Karen Colley, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, UIC
Lila Gollogly Glotfelty (2014) Lila Gollogly Glotfelty (2014)
BA, Biology, Harvard College, 2004;
PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology;
Thesis Advisor: Gail Hecht, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine, UIC
Ina Han Lee (2014) Ina Han Lee (2014)
BS, Molecular Cell Biology, UC-Berkeley, 1999
MS, Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University, 2005
PhD, Graduate Program in Neuroscience;
Thesis Advisor: Scott Brady, PhD
Residency: Pathology: University of Maryland Medical Center
 Vanessa Reese McFadden (2014) Vanessa Reese McFadden (2014)
BA, Community Health, Brown University, 2006
PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology;
Thesis Advisor: Alan McLachlan, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Sachin Moonat (2014)Sachin Moonat (2014)
BA, Molecular Cell Biology, UC Berkeley, 2002
MSc, Animal Physiology emphasis in Neurobiology, Charles University in Prague, 2005
PhD, Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Thesis Advisor: Subhash Pandey, PhD
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
 Lawren VandeVrede (2014) Lawren VandeVrede (2014)
BS, Biology & Chemistry, Florida State University, 2007
PhD, Graduate Program in Neuroscience;
Thesis Advisor: Gregory Thatcher, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Massachusetts Gen. Hospital; Neurology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston.
Jonathan Waxman (2014) Jonathan Waxman (2014)
BS, Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
PhD, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thesis Advisors: David Carley, PhD; Daniel Graupe, PhD
Residency: Otolaryngology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Janai Carr (2013) Janai Carr (2013)
BS, Biology, UC San Diego, 2002
PhD: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Thesis Advisor: Pradip Raychaudhurio, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, UC San Francisco
Joel Fontanarosa (2013)Joel Fontanarosa (2013)
BS, Biology, University of Chicago, 2004
PhD: Department of Bioengineering: Bioinformatics
Thesis Thesis Advisor: Yang Dai PhD
Residency: Otolaryngology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Senta Furman (2013) Senta Furman (2013)
BA, Biology, Wayne State University, 2002
PhD: Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Thesis Advisor: Pauline Maki, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital,
Washington University-St. Louis
Jennifer Kwan (2013) Jennifer Kwan (2013)
BS, Molecular Biology, UC, Berkeley, 2005
PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Thesis Advisor: Nissim Hay, PhD
Residency: UIC Internal Medicine-Cardiology Physician- Scientist Track
(2 years of research, 2 years Internal Medicine, 2 years Cardiology)
Thomas Wubben (2013)Thomas Wubben (2013)
BS, Chemical Engineering, UIUC, 2006
PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Thesis Advisor: Andrew Mesecar, PhD
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Michigan; Transitional Year,
St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago
Yalda Afshar (2012)Yalda Afshar (2012)
BC, Molecular Cell Biology, Intergrative Biology and Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 2004
PhD, Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
Thesis Advisor: Asgi Fazleabas
Residency: Obstetrics-Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Benjamin Avner (2012)Benjamin Avner (2012)
BS, Evolutionary Biology, Northwestern University, 2003
PhD, Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
Thesis Advisor: R. John Solrao
Residency: Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Scott Feldman (2012)Scott Feldman (2012)
BS, Biochemistry, University of Florida, 2002
PhD: Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Thesis Advisor: Amy Kenter PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital,
New York, NY
Evan Small (2012)Evan Small (2012)
BS, Molecular Biology, University of Central Florida, 2005
PhD: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Thesis Advisor: Andrew Mesecar, PhD
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
Ananda Fine (2011)Ananda Fine (2011)
BA, Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
PhD: Department. of Bioengineering;
Thesis Advisor: David Mogul, PhD; MA, Mathematics
Residency: Neurology, New York Hospital-Columbia University
Christina Floreani (2011) Christina Floreani (2011)
BS, Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002
PhD: Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology;
Thesis Advisor, Yasuko Nakajima, MD, PhD
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sheila Barry (2010)Sheila Barry (2010)
BS/BA, Biochemistry and Drama
PhD: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Thesis Advisor: Tom Hope, PhD
Residency: University of Illinois COM Internal Medicine and Clinical Scientist Program in Infectious Diseases 2010-2012
Juliana Choi (2010) Juliana Choi (2010)
BS, Biology UIC, 2002
PhD: Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Thesis Advisor: Tapas Das Gupta, MD, PhD, DSc
Residency: U. of Illinois College of Medicine, Dermatology, with a
preliminary year at University of Chicago North Shore-Evanston Hospital
Rahul Davé (2010)Rahul Davé (2010)
BS, Neuroscience, UC Berkeley, 1999
PhD: Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Thesis Advisor: Mark Rasenick, PhD
Residency: University of Miami Jackson Memorial
Hospital, Neurology
Ninh Doan (2010)Ninh Doan (2010)
BS, Biochemistry, UC, Davis, 2001
PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Thesis Thesis Advisor: Peter Gettins, PhD
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Neurosurgery
Panagiotis (Pete) Flevaris (2010)Panagiotis (Pete) Flevaris (2010)
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2001
PhD: Department of Pharmacology
Thesis Advisor: Xiaoping Du, PhD
Residency: Northwestern University, Physician Scientist Internal Medicine
Program
Arpita Kadakia (2010)Arpita Kadakia (2010)
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2002
PhD: Department of Bioengineering
Thesis Advisor: Michael Cho, PhD
Residency: University of Texas-Southwestern, Opthomology, with a preliminary year at St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago
Joseph Kuechle (2010)Joseph Kuechle (2010)
BS, Chemical Engineering, SUNY Buffalo, 2002
PhD: Department of Bioengineering
Thesis Thesis Advisor: Jose Oberholzer, PhD
Residency: University at Buffalo School of Medicine-NY, Orthopedic Surgery
Terry Chiganos (2009)Terry Chiganos (2009)
BS, Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001
PhD: Department of Bioengineering
Thesis Advisor: Patrick Rouche, PhD
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Irene Klein (2009)Irene Klein (2009)
BS, Biology, Brown University, 1999
PhD: Department of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Asrar Malik, PhD
Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, FL, Internal Medicine
Evan Osmundson (2009)Evan Osmundson (2009)
BS, Microbiology, California State Polytechnic University, 2000
PhD: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor:Hiroaki Kiyokawa, MD, PhD
Residency: Radiation Oncology, Stanford University
Mark Pilkinton (2009)Mark Pilkinton (2009)
BS, Microbiology, University of Memphis, 2000
PhD: Department of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Oscar Colamonici, MD
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Roy Smetana (2009)Roy Smetana (2009)
BS, Antropology, Emory University, 1997 MS, Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002
PhD: Department of Biological Sciences;
Thesis Advisor: Simon Alford, PhD
Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Ronald (Jake) Jackups (2008)Ronald (Jake) Jackups (2008)
PhD: Dept. of Bioengineering;
Thesis Advisor: Jie Liang, PhD
Residency: Clinical Pathology, Washington U. – Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
Anil Maliyekkel (2008)Anil Maliyekkel (2008)
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Igor Roninson, PhD
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Masakatsu Nanamori (2008)Masakatsu Nanamori (2008)
PhD: Dept. of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Richard Ye, MD, PhD
Residency: Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic
William (Brad) Ruzicka (2008)William (Brad) Ruzicka (2008)
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Alessandro Guidotti, MD
Residency: Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
David Ramsey (2008)David Ramsey (2008)
PhD: Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics;
Thesis Advisor: Hoahua Qian, PhD
Residency: Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
George Scaria (2008)George Scaria (2008)
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Alisa Katzen, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine- Medical Science, Case Western Reserve University
Michael Broman (2007)Michael Broman (2007)
PhD: Department of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Asrar Malik, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine- Medical Science, University of Chicago
David Moons (2007)David Moons (2007)
PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Hiroaki Klyokaws, MD, PhD
Residency: Pathology, University of Michigan
Michelle Muza-Moons (2007)Michelle Muza-Moons (2007)
PhD: Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Thesis Advisor: Gall Hecht, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine- Medical Science, University of Michigan
John (Jack) Collins (2006)John (Jack) Collins (2006)
PhD: Anatomy & Cell Biology;
Thesis Advisor: Yasuko Nakajima, MD, PhD
Residency: Radiology, University of Chicago
Sapan Desai (2006)Sapan Desai (2006)
PhD: Anatomy & Cell Biology ;
Thesis Advisor: Anna Lysakowski, PhD
Residency: General Surgery, Duke University
Quan (Donny) Hoang (2006)Quan (Donny) Hoang (2006)
PhD: Anatomy & Cell Biology;
Thesis Advisor; Yaskuko Nakajima, MD, PhD
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship, Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Columbia University / Vitreo-Retinal-Macular Consultants of NY.
David Jho (2006)David Jho (2006)
PhD: Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Asrar Malik, PhD
Residency: Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Phoebe Lin (2006)Phoebe Lin (2006)
PhD: Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Richard Ye, MD/PhD
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of California-San Francisco
Brenton Mar (2006)Brenton Mar (2006)
PhD: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Carol Westbrook, MD/PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Columbia University
Nathan Stitziel (2006)Nathan Stitziel (2006)
PhD: Department of Bioengineering;
Thesis Advisor: Carol Westbrook, MD, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine-Medical Science, University of Chicago
Fellowship, Cardiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Andrea Birnbaum (2005) Andrea Birnbaum (2005)
PhD: Department of Biological Sciences;
Thesis Advisor: Paul Malchow, PhD
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kharma Foucher (2005) Kharma Foucher (2005)
PhD: Department of Bioengineering;
Thesis Advisor: Debra Hurwitz, PhD
Residency: Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Human Motion Laboratory, Rush University, Chicago
Cristiane Lin (2005) Cristiane Lin (2005)
PhD: Department of Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Lester Lau, PhD
Thesis: “CCN3-induced Activities in Cutaneious Wound Healing, Angiogenesis, and Proliferative Restenosis”
Residency: Pediatrics, Boston Combined Residency Program
Thomas Nabhani (2004) Thomas Nabhani (2004)
PhD: Department of Physiology & Biosphysics;
Thesis Advisor: Jesus Garcia-Martinez, MD, PhD
Thesis: “Expression and Function of Calcium Channels in Skeletal Muscle”
Residency: Preliminary Year General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
Radiology-Oncology, SUNY Downstate
Tatiana Grzeszkiewicz (2003) Tatiana Grzeszkiewicz (2003)
PhD: Department of Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Lester Lau, PhD
Thesis: “Stuck on CYR61: Activities in Tissue Injury”
Residency: Dermatology, Stanford University
Michael Risk (2003) Michael Risk (2003)
PhD: Department of Physiology & Biosphysics;
Thesis Advisor: Geula Gibori, PhD
Thesis: “Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Estradiol Production in the Rat Corpus Luteum”
Residency: Urology, University of Washington
Kris Alden (2002) Kris Alden (2002)
PhD: Department of Physiology & Biosphysics;
Thesis Advisor: Jesus Garcia-Martinez, MD, PhD
Thesis: “Calcium Channel Regulation: Roles of Alpha-2/Delta Subunit Protein Kinase-C-Beta-II” (outstanding thesis award, UIC Graduate College, 2003
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
Kimberly Chaney (2002) Kimberly Chaney (2002)
PhD: Department of Physiology & Biosphysics;
Thesis Advisor: Mark Rasenick, PhD
Thesis: “Interactin’ with Actin and Tubulin at the Centrosome”
Residency: Radiology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Todd Druley (2002) Todd Druley (2002)
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Igor Roninson, PhD
Thesis: “Mechanistic Analysis of the MDR1 P-gylcoprotein Using Differential Immunoreactivity”
Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University
Joseph Turek (2002) Joseph Turek (2002)
PhD: Dept. of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Guy LeBreton, PhD
Thesis: “Mapping of a Ligand-binding Site for the Human Platelet Thromboxane A2 Receptor”
Residency: General Thoracic Surgery, Duke University
William Ashley, Jr. (2001)
PhD: Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics;
Thesis Advisor: Brenda Russell PhD
Thesis: “Mapping of a Ligand-binding Site for the Human Platelet Thromboxane A2 Receptor”
Residency: Neurosuregery, Washington University School of Medicine
Samuel Blackman (2001)
PhD: Dept. of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Guy LeBreton, PhD
Thesis: “Identification and Characterization of Thromboxane A2 Receptors in Oligodencrocyte and Schwann Cells”
Current Position: Sr. Med. Director of Juvo Therapeutics, Seattle
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Mecial Center
Edwin deZoeten (2001)
Current Position: Fellow Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterolgy, Hepatology & Nutrition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
PhD: Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology;
Thesis Advisor: Edward P. Cohen, MD
Thesis: “Cancer Therapy with DNA VAccines: A Study of Efficacy and Mechanism”
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital, University of Colorado Helath Sciences Center
Jillene Mittelman Kogan (2001)
PhD: Dept. of Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Andre Gudkov, PhD
Thesis: “Generation of Gene-Suppressing Peptides from Genetic Suppressor Elements”
Residency: Pediatrics/Genetics, Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati
Gregory Lekovic (2001)
PhD: Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology;
Thesis Advisor: Jonathan Art, PhD
Thesis: “Synaptic Currents Mediating Efferent Inhibition in the Turtle Cochlea”
Residency: Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Ilya Rachman (2000) Ilya Rachman (2000)
PhD: Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology;
Thesis Advisor: Rochelle Cohen, PhD
Thesis: “Estrogen Influences on the Limbic System”
Residency: Internal Medicine, UCLA Medical Center
Uzma Samadani (1999) Uzma Samadani (1999)
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry;
Thesis Advisor: Robert Costa,PhD
Thesis: “Regulation of Transthyretin and Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor Three Beta Gene Expression in the Liver”
Residency: Program in Neurosurgery, U. Pennsylvania