Past Students

Name Dissertation Current Position Program Start Defense
Kaylia Duncan The structure of the zebrafish periderm gene regulatory network and its relevance to orofacial clefting August 2013 July 9, 2019
John Dunn MS without thesis August 2016 April 13, 2018
Khanh Duong Reprogramming factor gene dosage impacts the derivation and differentiation of iPS cells Scientist, Project Lead, Homology Medicines, Inc. August 2010 June 26, 2014
Scott Ebert Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy Postdoctoral Associate, University of Iowa July 2008 October 11, 2012
Kristi Egland Mechanism of Quorum Sensing: Transcriptional Activation of the Vibrio Fischeri Luminescence Genes by LuxR Associate Scientist - Stanford Research; Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota, Stanford Research/USD August 1993 December 14, 1999
Eric Elliott "Cardiolipin Promotes Mitochondrial Localization of NLRP3 and Caspase-1 to Prime Inflammasome Activation" Resident, Yale-NewHaven Medical Center August 2012 December 19, 2016
Christopher Elmore Investigating the Potential Relationship Between Skeletal Muscle Atrophy and Obesity August 2010 July 11, 2012
Nicholas Ettinger Genetic and Immunological Studies of Resistance to Leishmania chagasi Infection Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine August 2003 April 11, 2008
Lucy Evans Mechanistic insights into the inflammatory pathogenesis of visual disturbances after traumatic brain injury August 2017 September 30, 2020
Chenguang Fan Redox-Regulated NFkB Activation Following Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in the Liver VP, Direct Response and Analytical Marketing, Bank of America January 1999 August 19, 2002
Micaela Fosdick Defining Mechanisms of Lymphocyte Inhibition by Glycerol Monolaurate August 2016 July 19, 2022
Reinaldo Franqui Machin Destabilizing NEK2 Overcomes Resistance to Proteasome Inhibition in Multiple Myeloma Law Student, Howard University August 2012 March 29, 2018
Paula Fritsch The Role of the Escherichia coli RNA Polymerase alpha Subunits in MetR-dependent Activation of metE and metH Attorney, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP August 1994 August 2, 2000
Raymond Fucini The Role of the GRB2/SOS Complex in the Regulation of the RAS Activation/Inactivation Cycle by Insulin Research Scientist, Carmot Therapeutics, Inc. August 1995 April 20, 1999
Courtney Galle Characterization of Cis-Acting Partners within the Cytomegalovirus Major Immediate-Early Enhancer that Strengthen MIE Gene Expression and Viral Fitness International Baccalaureate Biology Teacher, IDEA Public Schools Donna Campus August 2007 November 4, 2013
Steve Glenn Investigation of Drosophila HP1 and Insulator Partner Protein 1, HIPP1 Research Scientist III, Integrated DNA Technologies August 2013 October 5, 2018
Javier Gomez Regulation of the signal transduction pathways of the Unfolded Protein Response during chronic and physiological ER stresses Research Scientist, Medical College of Wisconsin August 2010 June 8, 2016
Christopher Groen Novel regulation and function of the actin bundling protein Fascin Postdoctoral Associate, Mayo Clinic August 2010 April 7, 2015
Sean Gu Redox Regulation of Vascular Thrombosis and Stroke by Protein Methionine Oxidation Resident, Yale-New Haven Medical Center August 2011 February 15, 2015
Andrea Hallberg Tfap2a in the Neural Crest Gene Regulatory Network and Disease Synthetic Biology Application Specialist, Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. August 2013 April 9, 2019
Timothy Hallstrom Cis-and Trans-activators of the Pleiotropic Drug Resistance Pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota August 1993 December 3, 1999
Bradley Hamilton Elucidating the factors determining efficient transduction of human airway epithelia by AAV gene therapy vectors August 2014 April 15, 2020
Qi (Julie Q.) Hang Bacteriophage Lambda Terminase Interactions with DNA and ATP--How Does a Protein Motor Package Virus DNA? Group Leader, Senior Scientist, MedImmune LLC / Astrazeneca August 1994 October 15, 1999
Ginny Harris Toward Understanding The Role Of Protein Context In The Polyglutamine Disease, SCA3 Resident, Cleveland Clinic August 2005 February 17, 2010
Cathy Hass (Staloch) Function of Replication Protein A in DNA Repair and Cell Checkpoints Research Scientist, BioAmber August 2007 April 20, 2012
Michael Hayes Investigating the Organization and Regulation of Aggregated Proteins Within Sub-Nuclear Organelles Resident, University of Iowa May 2013 December 14, 2017
Christy Heidema SHP2 is activated in response to force on E-cadherin and dephosphorylates vinculin Y822 Student, University of Montana August 2014 March 19, 2018
Kathleen Holt Molecular Mechanisms Employed by the Insulin Receptor Tyrosine Kinase for RAS Desensitization Vice President Business Development, KenPharm, Inc. June 1991 November 20, 1995
Jessica Hook Neisseria Meningitidis-induced Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte-human Dermal Microvascular Endothelial Cell Interactions Research Associate, University of Iowa June 2001 April 20, 2005
Adriann Hovey MiR-888: A Novel Cancer-testis Antigen that Targets the Progesterone Receptor in Endometerial Cancer Molecular and Cellular Biologist, Zoetis August 2009 April 18, 2013
Paul Howard Analysis of the Tissue Specific Transcription Factor Pit-1 in Modulating Prolactin Gene Transcription Senior Research Associate, Oregon Health and Science Center August 1986 September 25, 1995
Craig Howell Translesion Synthesis by Yeast Rev1p and DNA Polymerase Zeta August 2003 April 3, 2008
Chia-Hung (Christine) Hsiao Protein Expression and Trafficking in the Intracellular Stage of Leishmania chagasi Forensic Analyst (DNA) at CT DESPP/Research Scholar, CT/DESPP/University of Connecticut June 2002 August 26, 2008
Ying Hsu Photoreceptor Function And Age-dependent Rescue Efficacy Of Retinal Degeneration In Bardet-biedl Syndrome August 2013 April 17, 2020
Sunny Huang Medical Applications of Static Electromagnetic Fields August 2015 January 26, 2021
Shivangi Inamdar Dab2 knockdown impairs VEGFR2 recycling and misroutes it to the late endosomes for degradation Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa August 2010 July 16, 2015
Omar Itani Nedd4-2 Isoforms and Regulation of Sodium Transport Assistant Professor, University of Balamand August 2001 October 17, 2005
Hana Itani Gene Enhancer Function, Polymorphism, and Response to Oxidative Stress Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut August 2002 April 24, 2008
Sharon Jensen-Cody Regulation of Macronutrient Intake by FGF21 Senior Scientist, Merck August 2015 October 22, 2020
Chandler Jensen-Cody Regenerative Properties of Epithelial Stem Cells in the Proximal Airway August 2015 April 16, 2021
Soraya Johnson Control of the Protein and Lipid Content of the Plasma Membrane by ATP-binding Cassette Transporter Proteins in S. cerevisiae Homemaker, August 2004 October 27, 2010
Barbi Judd The Role of the Adapter Molecule SLP-76 in Platelet Function and Hemostasis Managing Editor and co-Founder, Immunology Science Editors August 1997 September 5, 2001
David Katzmann Genetic Analysis of Mutidrug Resistance Determinants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Transcription to Trafficking Associate Professor, Consultant, Mayo Clinic August 1992 February 5, 1998
Justin Kaufman Research Assistant, University of Iowa August 2004
Daniel Kelpsch Defining the nuclear localization and functions of actin in Drosophila oogenesis Postdoctoral Associate, Carnegie Institution for Science August 2012 October 22, 2018
Elizabeth Kenkel A molecular probe based diagnostic test for rapid detection of E. coli Research Scientist, University of Washington Medical Center August 2011 July 8, 2015
Yohan Kim Tau-protein Tyrosine Phosphatase SHP2 Interaction: Tau Phosphorylation, Structural Requirement, and a Role in Signaling Postdoctoral Researcher, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research August 2011 January 30, 2017
Patricia Kimani (Kamau) The Role of Platelet-derived Growth Factor Receptor-expressing Fibroblasts in Alveolar Formation Research Assistant, Emory University January 2006 July 14, 2009
Abdul Qaadir (Sheps) King-McAlpin Exploring FGF21’s Mechanism of Acute Insulin Sensitization September 2017 December 14, 2021
Jordan Kohlmeyer RABL6A signaling as an oncogenic driver and therapeutic target in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) August 2016 April 16, 2021