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Past Students

Nicholas Borcherding

Defense: November 19, 2018  Big Data Analytics and Cancer Biology: Lessons in Taking Science from the Processor to the Patient  

Mentor: Weizhou Zhang, MD

Awarded MD, PhD in Cancer Biology and Medicine in Spring 2020

Current position:  Pathology resident at Washington University in St. Louis since Fall 2020


Ajaykumar Vishwakarma

Mentor: Ali Salem, PhD


Current position: Founder, Managing Director, and CEO of Cell Bioengines LLC since 2019


Zhaoming Wang

Defense: June 17, 2021  Antibody Therapy and the Tumor Microenvironment

Mentor: George Weiner, MD

Awarded PhD in Cancer Biology in Summer 2021

Current position: Attending physician at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China since Fall 2021


Devon Moose

Defense: November 12, 2021   The Influence of Hemodynamic Shear Stress on Circulating Tumor Cells

Mentor:  Michael Henry, PhD

Awarded PhD in Cancer Biology in Fall 2021

Current position: Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Sean Morrison’s lab at University of Texas: Southwestern Medical Center


Eliot Zhu

Defense:  January 7, 2022   Modeling therapy resistance to targeted BRAF inhibition in cutaneous melanoma

Mentor: Adam Dupuy

MSTP Student

Current position: Completing medical school, and then will graduate with MD, PhD


Keith Garcia

Defense: July 7, 2022    TAZ and YAP dysregulation in sarcomas

Mentor: Munir Tanas

Awarded PhD in Cancer Biology in Summer 2022

Current position: Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University