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 Advisor: Yang Dai PhD
Residency: Otolaryngology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  Senta Furman (2013)
BA, Biology, Wayne State University, 2002
PhD: Neuroscience Program
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 IM-Cardiology Physics Scientist Track: 2
years of research, 2 years IM, 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

 
 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
 
Ananda Fine (2011)
BA, Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
PhD: Dept. of Bioengineering; 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: Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology; Advisor, Yasuko Nakajima, MD, PhD
Thesis: " A Study of Canonical Transient Receptor Potential Chan Activation: Gaining a Sense for How Cells Sense"
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago
 
 
Sheila Barry (2010)
BS/BA, Biochemistry and Drama
PhD: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Advisor: Tom Hope, PhD Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Internal Medicine
and Clinician Scientist Program in Infectious Diseases
 
Juliana Choi (2010)
BS, Biology UIC, 2002
PhD: Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
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)
BS, Neuroscience, UC Berkeley, 1999                                                            
PhD: Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Advisor: Mark Rasenick, PhD
Residency: University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Neurology                                                                    
 
Ninh Doan (2010)
BS, Biochemistry, UC, Davis, 2001  
PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Thesis Advisor: Peter Gettins, PhD
In lieu of Residency: Postdoctoral research, TBA
 
Panagiotis (Pete) Flevaris (2010)
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2001
PhD: Department of Pharmacology
Advisor: Xiaoping Du, PhD
Residency: Northwestern University, Physician Scientist Internal Medicine
Program, followed by an assured fellowship in Cardiology
 
Arpita Kadakia (2010)
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2002
PhD: Department of Bioengineering
Advisor: Michael Cho, PhD
Residency: University of Texas-Southwestern, Opthomology, with a preliminary     year at St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago
 
Joseph Kuechle (2010)         
BS, Chemical Engineering, SUNY Buffalo, 2002    
PhD: Department of Bioengineering
Thesis Advisor: Jose Oberholzer, PhD
Residency: University at Buffalo School of Medicine-NY, Orthopedic Surgery    

  Terry Chiganos (2009)
BS, Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001
PhD: Department of Bioengineering
Advisor: Patrick Rouche, PhD
Thesis: Comparative Electrophysiological Response Dynamics During Stroke
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
  Irene Klein (2009)
BS, Biology, Brown University, 1999
PhD: Department of Pharmacology;
Advisor: Asrar Malik, PhD
Thesis: Regulation of Caveolae Mediated Endocytosis and Endothelial Cell Permeability by Intersectin-2L
Residency: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, FL, Internal Medicine
  Evan Osmundson (2009)

BS, Microbiology, California State Polytechnic University, 2000
PhD: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Advisor: Hiroaki Kiyokawa, MD, PhD
Thesis: Essential Roles of the HECT E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Smurf2 in Mitotic Progressions and Fidelity
Pre-Residency: Post doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Ralph Weichselbaum, Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago

Residency: Radiation Oncology, Stanford University

  Mark Pilkinton (2009)
BS, Microbiology, University of Memphis, 2000
PhD: Department of Pharmacology;
Advisor: Oscar Colamonici, MD
Thesis: Mip/LIN-9 links negative and positive transcriptional regulators critical for cell cycle progression
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;
Advisor: Simon Alford, PhD
Thesis: Brainstem Muscarinoceptive Neurons Enhance Locomotor Behavior
Residency: University of Pittsburgh
 Ronald (Jake) Jackups Ronald (Jake) Jackups (2008)
Residency: Clinical Pathology, Washington University at St. Louis-Barnes Jewish Hospital
PhD: Dept. of Bioengineering; Advisor: Jie Liang, PhD
Thesis: Prediction of Transmembrane of Beta-Barrel Protein Structures
 Anil Maliyekkel Anil Maliyekkel (2008)
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Case Western Reserve University
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics; Advisor: Igor Roninson, PhD
Thesis: Transdominant Inhibitors in Functional Genomics
 Masakatsu Nanamori

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

 William (Brad) Ruzicka

William (Brad) Ruzicka (2008)
Residency: Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics; Advisor: Alessandro Guidotti, MD
Thesis: Epigenetic Alteration of GABAergic Neurons of the Prefrontal Cortex in the Pathogensis of Schizophrenia

 David Ramsey

David Ramsey (2008)
Residency: Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
PhD: Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics; Advisor: Hoahua Qian, PhD
Thesis: Modulation of the GABA Signaling Pathway in the Diabetic Retina

 George Scaria

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

 

 Michael Broman

Michael Broman (2007)
Residency: Internal Medicine-Medical Science, University of Chicago
PhD: Department of Pharmacology; Advisor: Asrar Malik, PhD
Thesis: "The Role of CDC42 in the maintenance and Recovery of Endothelial Adherens Junctions"

 David Moons

David Moons (2007)
Residency: Pathology, University of Michigan
PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Advisor: Hiroaki Klyokaws, MD, PhD
Thesis: Roles of Cell Cyle Regulation in Female Reproduction: Analysis of the Cdk4-Null Mouse

 Michelle Moons

Michelle Muza-Moons (2007)
Residency: Internal Medicine-Medical Science, University of Michigan
PhD: Department of  Microbiology & Immunology; Advisor: Gall Hecht, MD
Thesis: Mechanism of Intestinal Epithelial Tight Junction Disruption by Enteropathogenic E.Coli

 John (Jack) Collins

John (Jack) Collins (2006)
Residency: Radiology, University of Chicago
PhD: Anatomy & Cell Biology; Advisor: Yasuko Nakajima, MD, PhD
Thesis: "Signal Transduction of G Protein-coupeld Inward Rectifier Potassium Channel by Substance P"

 Sapan Desai

Sapan Desai (2006)
Residency: General Surgery, Duke University
PhD: Anatomy & Cell Biology ;Advisor: Anna Lysakowski, PhD
Thesis: "Quantitative Morphology of Rodent Vestibular Organs and Efferent Innervation Patterns in Chinchilla"

 Quan (Donny) Hoang

Quan (Donny) Hoang (2006)
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship, Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Columbia University / Vitreo-Retinal-Macular Consultants of NY.
PhD: Anatomy & Cell Biology; Advisor; Yaskuko Nakajima, MD, PhD
Thesis: "Ionic and Transduction Mechanisms of Sleep and Arousal Orexin Effects on Inward Rectifier K+ Channels"

 David Jho

David Jho (2006)
Residency: Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
PhD: Pharmacology; Advisor: Asrar Malik, PhD
Thesis: "Regulation of endothelial permeability by anglopoletin-1 and vascular endothellal growth factor"

 Phoebe Lin

Phoebe Lin (2006)
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of California-San Francisco
PhD: Pharmacology; Advisor: Richard Ye, MD/PhD
Thesis: "Signaling Mechanisms and Neutrophil Modulation through the Lysohosphatidylcholine Receptor, G2A"

 Brenton Mar

Brenton Mar (2006)
Residency: Pediatrics, Columbia University
PhD: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics; Advisor: Carol Westbrook, MD/PhD
Thesis: "Investigations of 5qNCA (JMJD18) as a Tumor Suppressor Gene in Myeloid Malignancies"

 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; Advisor: Carol Westbrook, MD, PhD
Thesis: "Genomic Approaches to Novel Target identification for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer"
 Andrea Birnbaum

Andrea Birnbaum (2005)
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD: Department of Biological Sciences; Advisor: Paul Malchow, PhD
Thesis: "Isolation, Localization, and Characterization of GABA Transporters from the Retina of the Skate"

 Kharma Foucher

Kharma Foucher (2005) Residency: Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Human Motion Laboratory, Rush University, Chicago
PhD: Department of Bioengineering; Advisor: Debra Hurwitz, PhD
Thesis: "Hip Joint Loading in Subjects with Total Hip Replacements"

 Cristiane Lin

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

 Thomas Nabhani

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

 Tatiana Grzeszkiewicz

Tatiana Grzeszkiewicz (2003)
Residency: Dermatology, Stanford University
PhD: Department of Molecular Genetics; 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; Advisor: Geula Gibori, PhD
Thesis: "Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Estradiol Production in the Rat Corpus Luteum"

 Kris Alden

Kris Alden (2002)
Residency: Orthopedic Suregery, Johns Hopkins University
PhD: Department of Physiology & Biosphysics; 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; 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; 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; Advisor: Guy LeBreton, PhD
Thesis: "Mapping of a Ligand-binding Site for the Human Platelet Thromboxane A2 Receptor"

 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; 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
Current Position: Fellow in Pediatric Oncology and Neuro-Oncoloyg, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital, Boston
PhD: Dept. of Pharmacology; Advisor: Guy LeBreton, PhD
Thesis: "Identification and Characterization of Thromboxane A2 Receptors in Oligodencrocyte and Schwann Cells"

 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; 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; 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; Advisor: Jonathan Art, PhD
Thesis: "Synaptic Currents Mediating Efferent Inhibition in the Turtle Cochlea"

 Ilya Rachman

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

  samadani-1

Uzma Samadani  (1999) Residency: Program in Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
PhD: Dept. of Biochemistry; Advisor: Robert Costa,PhD
Thesis: "Regulation of Transthyretin and Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor Three Beta Gene Expression in the Liver"