Past Students

Name Dissertation Current Position Program Start Defense
Magdalene Ameka The Role of FGF21 in Regulating Energy Homeostasis Postdoctoral Associate, Vanderbilt University August 2013 August 22, 2017
Nicholas Andersen Characterization of Mammalian Exocyst Subunit Sec3 Clinical Research Scientist, Spectrum Health August 2003 October 1, 2009
Kelly Arcipowski Molecular mechanisms of TRAF6 function in signaling pathways of the oncogenic viral mimic of CD40, LMP1 Senior Scientist, Pfizer August 2007 November 15, 2012
Jyothi Arikkath Molecular Characterization of the Neuronal P/Q-Type and Skeletal Muscle L-Typed Voltage Gated Calcium Channels Assistant Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center August 1996 December 11, 2002
Rebecca Autenried (Lesan) Insulin Signaling in Heart Failure October 2015 December 17, 2020
Gabriel Baccam Targeting Myocyte Gangliosides for Cardioprotection Medical Student, Kansas City University August 2017 April 11, 2022
Ryan Baxley Understanding the Contribution of Individual Zinc Fingers to a Multi-functional, Polydactyl Transcription Factor Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota June 2007 May 16, 2013
Sarah Bergeron Biochemical Effects of Pathogenic Actin Mutations on Actin Function Graduate Assistant, Nicholls State University August 2005 April 5, 2011
Nirjal Bhattarai GB Virus C Interactions with HIV: Effects on Immunoactivation and Mechanisms of Immunomodulation Principal Investigator, Food and Drug Administration August 2009 February 26, 2013
Sebastian Biglione P-TEFb Complex Ratios During Apoptosis and HIV Replication Research Pharmacist - Investigational Drug Services, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center August 2000 November 27, 2006
Sara Binz Phosphorylation Induced Intersubunit Regulatory Interactions in Replication Protein A Assistant Professor, Lindenwood University January 2006 June 28, 2007
Ilya Blokhin microRNA-dependent Mechanisms of Thrombosis in Obesity Postdoctoral Associate, SOM, University of Miami August 2011 May 3, 2016
Lucas Bon Durant Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis by FGF21 Scientist, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals August 2014 December 8, 2017
Kevin Booth Unraveling the Hidden Complexities of Genetic Hearing Loss Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School January 2017 November 5, 2018
Aaron Bossler Keratinocyte-dependent Regulation of the Human Papillomavirus Oncogenes Associate Professor, Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory, University of Iowa August 1994 January 14, 2000
Jennifer Boylston FHIT inactivation combined with cigarette smoke enhances the oxidative stress response Scientist, Adimab, LLC July 2009 June 21, 2013
Pavla Brachova Oncomorphic TP53 mutations in advanced serous ovarian cancers Postodoctral Fellow, University of Kansas Medical Center July 2009 April 4, 2014
Franklin Bright Rapid Detection of Bacterial Infections with Nuclease-activatable Molecular Imaging Probes In vivo Pharmacologist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals August 2013 July 15, 2019
Qierra Brockman A Surrogate Endpoint: Investigating the Clinical Utility of Targeting Epigenetic Pathways to Predict and Prevent Sarcoma A Surrogate Endpoint: Investigating the Clinical Utility of Targeting Epigenetic Pathways to Predict and Prevent Sarcoma Metastasis August 2018 March 22, 2023
Christian Brommel August 2019
Jane Buchanan January 2019 July 10, 2023
Grant Bullock Expression of Human Cytomegalovirus Immune Evasion Genes Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh August 1994 July 3, 2000
Lisa Busch Molecular Mechanisms of LMP1 Signaling in B Lymphocytes Profesora Contratada Doctora, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela August 1996 July 16, 2001
Sarah Byers P-TEFb Regulation by 7SK, HEXIM1, HEXIM2 and HIV Tat Senior Research Analyst OHSU Institutional Biosafety Committee, Oregon Health Sciences University August 1999 August 10, 2005
Sheng-Hao Jimmy Chao Characterization of Juglone and Flavopiridol as Two Novel Transcription Inhibitors Staff Scientist, Bioprocessing Technology Institute June 1999 April 6, 2001
Dong Chen Osmotic Regulation of Insulin Action Patent Agent, Steptoe & Johnson LLP August 1993 April 29, 1999
Chun Cheng Structure and Function of DEG/ENaC Ion Channels Senior Research Scientist, Merck, Sharpe, and Dohme January 1996 August 2, 2000
Bo Cheng Control of RNA Polymerase II Elongation Professor, Lanzhou University June 2005 November 24, 2008
Kathleen Chirco Mechanisms of Pathophysiology and Methods for Regeneration of The Choriocapillaris in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Postdoctoral Research Scholar, UCSF Medical Center August 2013 April 5, 2017
Ernest Chivero Tropism of human pegivirus and host immunomodulation: Insights into viral persistence Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska Medical Center August 2010 March 10, 2015
Michael Clark Regulation of Tryptophan Hydroxylase Gene Expression Assistant Professor, University of Washington August 1993 December 19, 1997
Gwendolyn Clay The role of NLR proteins in leishmaniasis Clinical Fellow, Cincinnati Children's Hospital August 2010 April 1, 2015
Thomas (TJ) Cradick Designing Zinc Finger Nucleases That Cleave HBV Genomic DNA Head of Genome Editing, CRISPR Therapeutics August 2004 September 9, 2009
Cathryn Cranston August 2011
Branimir Cvetkovic Analysis of Human Angiotensinogen Variants in vivo Using Targeted Transgenesis Associate Director, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories August 1995 August 22, 2001
Rana Dajani Innate Immune Responses in the Lung and Liver Associate Professor, Hashemite University August 2000 August 12, 2005
John Danzer Mechanisms of Silent Chromatin Formation and Spreading Staff Scientist, Affymetrix August 1997 October 24, 2003
Benjamin Darbro Mechanisms of Human Epithelial Cell Immortalization and P16INK4A Induced Telomere-independent Senescence Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics August 2001 January 4, 2006
Justin Dassie Selective Targeting of Cancer Cells with RNA Aptamers Global Field Scientist, Codexis, Inc. August 2007 May 15, 2012
Beth Davidson Examining Cleft Lip and Palate as a Lifelong Disease: Genetic Investigation of Causes and Outcomes Resident, Central Iowa Health System August 2007 March 25, 2011
Kelsey Dawes August 2019 March 11, 2022
James Denker MMP-9 Mediated Airway Epithelia Apoptosis Document Review Consultant, Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh & Lindquist August 2004 August 16, 2007
Gillian DeWane The Biological Role of Vinculin Y822 August 2017 June 28, 2022
David Dickey Strategies for Improving Adeno-Associated Viral Infection of Airway Epithelia Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Iowa August 2005 April 16, 2012
Lynne Dieckman Structure and Functional Studies of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen Mutant Proteins Defective in Translesion Synthesis and Mismatch Assistant Professor, Creighton University June 2009 May 13, 2013
Jeffrey Domsic Mechanism of Splicing Inhibition by an HIV-1 Exonic Splicing Silencer Senior Scientist, Proctor & Gamble August 1997 July 11, 2003
Nicholas Downey Gene Expression in Trypanosoma Congolense Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse August 1992 April 6, 1999
Ryan Driskell Wnt3a Regulates Lef-1 Expression During Airway Submucosal Gland Morphogenesis Assistant Professor, Washington State University June 2001 November 14, 2006
Amy Dubinsky Expression Profiling and Functional Studies of Non-coding RNAs in the Central Nervous System Scientist, Illumina August 2008 May 26, 2011
Jason Duex Stress Induced Changes in the Signaling Lipid PI3, 5P2 are Transient and Indepently Controlled by VAC7P and the VAC14P/FIG4P Complex Senior Research Associate, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus August 1998 January 7, 2005