MEDICAL SCIENTIST TRAINING PROGRAM (MSTP)

2016 Graduates

 Jacob Choi
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
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
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
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
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
 

2015 Graduates

 Sarah Hatch Berth
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Joseph Zapater (2015)
BA, Biology, University of Chicago, 2006
PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Karen Colley, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, UIC
 

2014 Graduates

 Lila Gollogly Glotfelty
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
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

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 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
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
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
 

2013 Graduates

 
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)
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)
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) 
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)                                                                                  
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

 

2012 Graduates

 afshar 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
 Avner 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)
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)
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
 

2011 Graduates

Ananda Fine (2011)
BA, Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
PhD: Department. of Bioengineering;
Thesis Advisor: David Mogul, PhD; MA, Mathematics
Thesis: “Analysis of Nonlinear Non-stationary Spatiotemporal Synchronization In Experimentally Induced Seizures”
Residency: Neurology, New York Hospital-Columbia University
  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
 

2010 Graduates

 Shiela Barry
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
 Julina Choi
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 Dave
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         
                                                           
 Doan Ninh
Ninh Doan (2010)
BS, Biochemistry, UC, Davis, 2001  
PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Thesis Thesis Advisor: Peter Gettins, PhD
In lieu of Residency: Postdoctoral research, TBA
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Neurosurgery
 Pangiotis Flevaris
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
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 Kuchele
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 Surger
   

2009 Graduates

 Terry Chiganos 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 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 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 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)
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

2008 Graduates

 Ronald (Jake) Jackups Ronald (Jake) Jackups (2008)
Residency: Clinical Pathology, Washington University at St. Louis-Barnes Jewish Hospital
PhD: Dept. of Bioengineering; Thesis Advisor: Jie Liang, PhD
Residency: Clinical Pathology, Washington U. - Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis 
 Anil Maliyekkel Anil Maliyekkel (2008)
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Case Western Reserve University
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Igor Roninson, PhD
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
 Masakatsu Nanamori

Masakatsu Nanamori (2008)
Residency: Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic
PhD: Dept. of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Richard Ye, MD, PhD
Residency: Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic

 William (Brad) Ruzicka

William (Brad) Ruzicka (2008)
Residency: Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Alessandro Guidotti, MD
Residency: Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

 David Ramsey

David Ramsey (2008)
Residency: Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
PhD: Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics;
Thesis Advisor: Hoahua Qian, PhD
Residency: Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University

 George Scaria

George Scaria (2008)
Residency: Internal Medicine-Medical Science, Case Western Reserve University
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Alisa Katzen, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine- Medical Science, Case Western Reserve University

 

2007 Graduates

 Michael Broman

Michael Broman (2007)
Residency: Internal Medicine-Medical Science, University of Chicago
PhD: Department of Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Asrar Malik, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine- Medical Science, University of Chicago

 David Moons

David Moons (2007)
Residency: Pathology, University of Michigan
PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Hiroaki Klyokaws, MD, PhD
Residency: Pathology, University of Michigan

 Michelle Moons

Michelle Muza-Moons (2007)
Residency: Internal Medicine-Medical Science, University of Michigan
PhD: Department of  Microbiology & Immunology
Thesis Advisor: Gall Hecht, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine- Medical Science, University of Michigan

2006 Graduates

 John (Jack) Collins

John (Jack) Collins (2006)
Residency: Radiology, University of Chicago
PhD: Anatomy & Cell Biology;
Thesis Advisor: Yasuko Nakajima, MD, PhD
Residency: Radiology, University of Chicago

 Sapan Desai

Sapan Desai (2006)
Residency: General Surgery, Duke University
PhD: Anatomy & Cell Biology ;
Thesis Advisor: Anna Lysakowski, PhD
Residency: General Surgery, Duke University

 Quan (Donny) Hoang

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

David Jho (2006)
Residency: Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
PhD: Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Asrar Malik, PhD
Residency: Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

 Phoebe Lin

Phoebe Lin (2006)
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of California-San Francisco
PhD: Pharmacology;
Thesis Advisor: Richard Ye, MD/PhD
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of California-San Francisco

 Brenton Mar

Brenton Mar (2006)
Residency: Pediatrics, Columbia University
PhD: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Thesis Advisor: Carol Westbrook, MD/PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Columbia University

 Nathan Stitziel Nathan Stitziel (2006)
Residency: Internal Medicine-Medical Science, University of Chicago
Fellowship, Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
PhD: Department of Bioengineering; T
hesis Advisor: Carol Westbrook, MD, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine-Medical Science, University of Chicago
Fellowship, Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA

2005 Graduates

 Andrea Birnbaum

Andrea Birnbaum (2005)
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD: Department of Biological Sciences;
Thesis Advisor: Paul Malchow, PhD
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Kharma Foucher

Kharma Foucher (2005)
Residency: Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Human Motion Laboratory, Rush University, Chicago
PhD: Department of Bioengineering;
Thesis Advisor: Debra Hurwitz, PhD
Residency: Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Human Motion Laboratory, Rush University, Chicago

 Cristiane Lin

Cristiane Lin (2005)
Residency: Pediatrics, Boston Combined Residency Program
PhD: Department of Molecular Genetics; Thesis Advisor: Lester Lau, PhD
Thesis: "CCN3-induced Activities in Cutaneious Wound Healing, Angiogenesis, and Proliferative Restenosis"

2004 Graduates

 Thomas Nabhani

Thomas Nabhani (2004)
Residency: General Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
PhD: Department of Physiology & Biosphysics; Thesis Advisor: Jesus Garcia-Martinez, MD, PhD
Thesis: "Expression and Function of Calcium Channels in Skeletal Muscle"

2003 Graduates

 Tatiana Grzeszkiewicz

Tatiana Grzeszkiewicz (2003)
Residency: Dermatology, Stanford University
PhD: Department of Molecular Genetics; Thesis Advisor: Lester Lau, PhD
Thesis: "Stuck on CYR61: Activities in Tissue Injury"

 Michael Risk

Michael Risk (2003)
Residency: Urology, University of Washington
PhD: Department of Physiology & Biosphysics; Thesis Advisor: Geula Gibori, PhD
Thesis: "Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Estradiol Production in the Rat Corpus Luteum"

2002 Graduates

 Kris Alden

Kris Alden (2002)
Residency: Orthopedic Suregery, Johns Hopkins University
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

 Kimberly Chaney

Kimberly Chaney (2002)
Residency: Radiology, University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD: Department of Physiology & Biosphysics; Thesis Advisor: Mark Rasenick, PhD
Thesis: "Interactin' with Actin and Tubulin at the Centrosome"

 Todd Druley

Todd Druley (2002)
Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics; Thesis Advisor: Igor Roninson, PhD
Thesis: "Mechanistic Analysis of the MDR1 P-gylcoprotein Using Differential Immunoreactivity"

 Joseph Turek

Joseph Turek  (2002)
Residency: General Thoracic Surgery, Duke University
PhD: Dept. of Pharmacology; Thesis Advisor: Guy LeBreton, PhD
Thesis: "Mapping of a Ligand-binding Site for the Human Platelet Thromboxane A2 Receptor"

2001 Graduates

 William Ashley, Jr.

William Ashley, Jr.  (2001)
Residency: Neurosuregery, Washington University School of Medicine
Current Position: Clinical Instructor & Cerebrovascular Fellow, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD: Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics; Thesis Advisor: Brenda Russell PhD
Thesis: "Mapping of a Ligand-binding Site for the Human Platelet Thromboxane A2 Receptor"

 Samuel Blackman

Samuel Blackman  (2001)
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Mecial Center
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

 Edwin deZoeten

Edwin deZoeten  (2001)
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, University of Colorado Helath Sciences Center
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"

 Jillene Mittelman Kogan

Jillene Mittelman Kogan  (2001)
Residency: Pediatrics/Genetics,  Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati
PhD: Dept. of Molecular Genetics; Thesis Advisor: Andre Gudkov, PhD
Thesis: "Generation of Gene-Suppressing Peptides from Genetic Suppressor Elements"

 Gregory Lekovic

Gregory Lekovic  (2001)
Residency: Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, PHoenix, AZ
PhD: Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology; Thesis Advisor: Jonathan Art, PhD
Thesis: "Synaptic Currents Mediating Efferent Inhibition in the Turtle Cochlea"

2000 Graduates

 Ilya Rachman

Ilya Rachman  (2000)
Residency: Internal Medicine, UCLA Medical Center
PhD: Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology; Thesis Advisor: Rochelle Cohen, PhD
Thesis: "Estrogen Influences on the Limbic System"

1999 Graduates

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Uzma Samadani  (1999) Residency: Program in Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
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