2015 Graduates

 Sarah Hatch Berth
Sarah Hatch Berth (2015)
BS, Biology, Northwestern University, 2004;
PhD, Program in Neuroscience;
Advisor: Scott Brady, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
 
 Ryan Carr
Ryan Carr (2015)
BA, Molecular Biology/Psychology, UIUC, 2008;
PhD, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology;
Advisor: Bellur Prabhakar, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mayo School of Graduate Med. Education
 
 Andrew Czysz
Andrew Czysz (2015)
BA, Biochemistry & Psychology, 2008;
PhD, Program in Neuroscience;
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, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology;
Advisor: Zheng Chen, MD, PhD
Residency: Radiology, UCSF (1st year-Surgery, Mr. Sinai, NY)
 
 Ikenna Madueke
Ikenna Madueke (2015)
BS, Biology, Chicago State University, 2007;
PhD, Dept of Physiology & Biophysics;
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, Dept. Physiol-Biophysics;
Advisor: Jesus Garcia MD, PhD
Residency: Psychiatry, UI
 
 Marisa Young
Marisa Young (2015)
BA, Latin American Studies, University of Washington, 2002 ;
PhD, Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, SPH;
Advisor: Robert Bailey, PhD
Residency: Ob-Gyn, Emory University School of Medicine
 
 Joseph Zapater
Joseph Zapater (2015)
BA, Biology, University of Chicago, 2006
PhD, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics;
Advisor: Karen Colley, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, UIC
 

2014 Graduates

 Lila Gollogly Glotfelty
Lila Gollogly Glotfelty (2014)
BA, Biology, Harvard College, 2004;
PhD, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology;
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, Program in Neuroscience;
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, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology;
Advisor: Alan McLachlan, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
 
 Lawren VandeVrede
Lawren VandeVrede (2014)
BS, Biology & Chemistry, Florida State University, 2007
PhD, Program in Neuroscience;
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, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advisors: David Carley, PhD; Daniel, 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 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

 

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: 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
 

2010 Graduates

 Shiela Barry
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
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
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
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 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
Advisor: Xiaoping Du, PhD
Residency: Northwestern University, Physician Scientist Internal Medicine
Program, followed by an assured fellowship in Cardiology
 Arpita Kadakia
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 Kuchele
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    

2009 Graduates

 Terry Chiganos 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 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 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 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

2008 Graduates

 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
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; Advisor: Igor Roninson, PhD
Thesis: Transdominant Inhibitors in Functional Genomic.
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
 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

 

2007 Graduates

 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

2006 Graduates

 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"

2005 Graduates

 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"

2004 Graduates

 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"

2003 Graduates

 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"

2002 Graduates

 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"

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; 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; 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; 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"

2000 Graduates

 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"

1999 Graduates

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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"
Residency: Program in Neurosurgery, U. Pennsylvania