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Past Students

Name Dissertation Current Position Program Start Defense
Suma Shankar Modifier Genes in the Phenotypic Manifestation of Primary Disease-causing Mutations Associate Professor, UC Davis MIND Institute August 2000 April 22, 2005
Zita Sibenaller Biochemical Analysis of Replication Protein A from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Assistant Research Scientist, University of Iowa August 1992 September 1, 1998
Mark Simons Interactions of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes Director, Navy Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory August 1999 March 31, 2005
Michael Slevin Post Transcriptional Regulation of Cyclin E During the Embryonic Development of Xenopus Laevis Research Scientist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute June 2000 June 19, 2006
Shane Smith The Regulation of Endogenous Renin and a Human Renin Transgene During Pregnancy, Estrus and Old Age in Mice Transgenic for the Human Renin and Angiotensinogen Genes Dentist, Mountain Home Airforce Base August 1993 July 10, 1996
Allison Songstad Generating patient-specific iPSC-derived choroidal endothelium to study and treat macular degeneration Field Application Scientist, NanoString Technologies, Inc. August 2012 October 25, 2016
Alexey Soshnev New Transcriptional Roles for the Classic Drosophila Insulator Protein Suppressor of Hairy-wing Postdoctoral Associate, Rockefeller University August 2006 July 3, 2012
Skye Souter Structure and Interactions of Microtubule-Associated Protein Tau in Human Prostate Cancer Cells Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School August 2002 April 6, 2009
Levi Sowers Humans and Mice With Prickle Mutations Show A Propensity For Epilepsy And Display Autism-Like Behaviors With Evidence For Hippocampal Synaptic Dysfunction Autism and Epilepsy? Principal Investigator, Veterans Administration August 2008 July 2, 2012
Ryan Spengler Non-canonical mechanisms of microRNA evolution, regulation and function: computational insight, biological evaluation and practical application Postodoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan June 2007 March 26, 2013
Mackenzie Spicer Regulator of G Protein-Signaling 6 (RGS6), a Critical Modulator of Neurological Function and Disease August 2017 November 11, 2022
Andrew Spracklen Prostaglandin signaling temporally regulates actin cytoskeletal remodeling during Drosophila oogenesis Postdoctoral Associate, University of North Carolina June 2009 May 23, 2014
Rachel Starks Molecular Basis of Insulin Resistance in Bardet Biedl Syndrome Surgical Pathology Fellow, University of Iowa November 2010 April 2, 2014
Benjamin Steines Investigation and application of novel adeno-associated viral vectors for cystic fibrosis gene therapy Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa August 2009 February 26, 2015
Morgan Sturgeon The role of magnesium homeostasis in embryonic melanocytes and dopamine neurons August 2014 March 25, 2020
Xiaowen Sun An Integrin-Based Mechanism for Sensitizing Melanomas to Therapies Senior Scientist, Pfizer August 2010 April 8, 2015
Axel Karl Swanson Overlapping CIS Sites Used for Splicing of HIV-1 env/nef and rev mRNAs Firefighter, Iowa City Fire Department August 1995 October 8, 1998
Gregory Thomas Targeting Prostate Cancer with Synthetic RNA Ligands Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Iowa August 2008 April 9, 2012
Marcus Toral Inflammatory Biomarkers of the Eye November 2015 December 10, 2020
Scott Tyler Graph Theory Analysis of Single Cell Transcriptomes Define Islet Signaling Networks and Cell Identity Postdoctoral Researcher, Mount Sinai Health System August 2011 November 18, 2016
Tyler Ulland The Role of AIM2 and NLRP12 in the Innate Immune Response to <i>Francisella tularensis</i> Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison August 2012 September 8, 2014
Kevin Urak Detection and Treatment of Critical Illnesses using Oligonucleotides Development Scientist II, Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. August 2014 August 30, 2018
Christopher van de Wetering Regulation of Chromosomal Instability and Lymphomagenesis by the Bcl-2 Family Medical Countermeasure Policy Analyst, US Department of Health and Human Services January 2001 July 31, 2007
Brenda Vanlerberghe August 2003
Gabriel Velez Structual and Proteomic Insights into the Pathogenesis of Introcular Inflammation July 2016 March 31, 2020
Andrew Voigt Single-cell Transcriptomics of the Human Retina: Regional Specialization, Endothelial Degeneration & Bioinformatic Visualization August 2018 September 21, 2021
Katherine Vrieze (Berquam) Using Mouse Models to Investigate the Genetics of T-cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Medical Scientist Liaison, Incyte August 2006 August 19, 2011
Brian Wasko Novel Bisphosphonates as Inhibitors of Isoprenoid Biosynthesis Postdoctoral Associate, University of Washington August 2006 April 21, 2011
Erik Wendlandt Macrophage microRNA and mRNA responses to ligation of TLRs or infection with <i>Leishmania infantum chagasi</i> Scientist, Integrated DNA Technology July 2008 April 24, 2013
Jeffrey White Transcriptional Regulation by AP-2a During Melanoma Metastasis Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pfizer August 2016 April 9, 2021
Laura Whitmore Neutrophil priming and host inflammation: the roles of NOX2 and Toll-like receptors Postodoctoral Fellow, University of Iowa August 2010 April 18, 2014
Andrew Wiemer Inhibition of Geranylgeranyl Diphosphate Synthase by Isoprenoid Bisphosphates Associate Professor, University of Connecticut August 2004 January 15, 2008
Theodore Wilson Taking Shape: Regulating Mitochondria Morphology Through Alternative Splicing and Phosphorylation of Fission Factor Proteins Content Specialist II, ACT August 2007 April 18, 2013
Brett Winborn Ubiquitin Chain Editing by the Neurodegenerative Disease Protein Ataxin-3 Law Student, University of Iowa August 2003 October 22, 2008
Addison Woll Role of PPARγ and Retinol Binding Protein 7 in the Vascular Endothelium Research Assistant/Graduate Student, University of Iowa August 2014 November 20, 2017
Lauren Workman TRAF2 Phosphorylation Regulates CD40 Signaling to Facilitate B-cell Lymophoma Progression Regulatory Scientist, Cardinal Health Regulatory Sciences July 2010 November 19, 2014
Bokuan Wu Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation of DNA Methylation during Malignant Transformation Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center July 2009 June 25, 2014
Ai-Ling Wu Characterization of Genes Conferring Pleiotropic Drug Resistance in the Yeast Sacharomyces Cerevisiae Private Practice Psychiatry, BJC Behavioral Health August 1989 June 6, 1995
Weiliang Xie Regulators of Airway Submucosal Gland Development and Function Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa August 2005 July 6, 2012
Chunmei Yang The Role of SNARE Proteins in Insulin Regulated GLUT4 Trafficking Research Fellow, City of Hope June 1997 November 29, 2000
Terry Yin Effects of traumatic brain injury and possible treatments Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Iowa August 2008 April 22, 2013
Zishan Zhang Bone marrow milieu reprogramming triggered by chronic intermittent hypoxia August 2018 April 10, 2023
Xiaoting Zhang Transcriptional Regulation of Pleiotropic Drug Resistance in the Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati August 1996 December 6, 2001
Haoran Zhao The Regulation of the Serine/Threonine Phosphorylation of Sos and its Role in the Termination of Ras Signaling Senior Project Manager, Genentech June 1993 April 28, 1998
Chaoqun Zheng Molecular mechanisms of anti-cancer action of Schweinfurthins Equity Analyst, GF Fund Management August 2010 April 17, 2015
Xiyou Zhou Studies Examining the In Vivo Function of Human Renin Transcriptional Enhancers Using PAC-mediated Recombineering and Transgenesis Postdoctoral Associate, University of North Carolina August 2000 April 19, 2007
Jonathan Zuk Sales Agronomist, Greenway Cooperative September 2007