Past Students

NameDissertationCurrent position
Ameka, Magdalene"The Role of FGF21 in Regulating Energy Homeostasis"
Advisor: Matthew Potthoff, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 22, 2017
Postdoctoral Associate,
Vanderbilt University

Andersen, Nicholas"Characterization of Mammalian Exocyst Subunit Sec3"
Advisor: Charles Yeaman, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 1, 2009
Clinical Research Scientist,
Spectrum Health

Arcipowski, Kelly"Molecular mechanisms of TRAF6 function in signaling pathways of the oncogenic viral mimic of CD40, LMP1"
Advisor: Gail Bishop, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 15, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Medicine,
Northwestern University

Arcipowski, Kelly"Molecular mechanisms of TRAF6 function in signaling pathways of the oncogenic viral mimic of CD40, LMP1"
Advisor: Gail Bishop, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 15, 2012
Senior Scientist,
Pfizer

Arikkath, Jyothi"Molecular Characterization of the Neuronal P/Q-Type and Skeletal Muscle L-Typed Voltage Gated Calcium Channels"
Advisor: Kevin Campbell, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: December 11, 2002
Assistant Professor,
Developmental Neuroscience,
Munroe-Meyer Institute

Arikkath, Jyothi"Molecular Characterization of the Neuronal P/Q-Type and Skeletal Muscle L-Typed Voltage Gated Calcium Channels"
Advisor: Kevin Campbell, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: December 11, 2002
Assistant Professor,
Developmental Neuroscience,
Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Baxley, Ryan"Understanding the Contribution of Individual Zinc Fingers to a Multi-functional, Polydactyl Transcription Factor"
Advisor: Pamela Geyer, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 16, 2013
Postdoctoral Scholar,
BMBB (Bielinsky lab),
University of Minnesota

Baxley, Ryan"Understanding the Contribution of Individual Zinc Fingers to a Multi-functional, Polydactyl Transcription Factor"
Advisor: Pamela Geyer, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 16, 2013
Postdoctoral Associate,
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology/Biophysics,
University of Minnesota

Bergeron, Sarah"Biochemical Effects of Pathogenic Actin Mutations on Actin Function"
Advisor: Peter Rubenstein, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 5, 2011
Graduate Assistant,
Nicholls State University

Bhattarai, Nirjal"GB Virus C Interactions with HIV: Effects on Immunoactivation and Mechanisms of Immunomodulation"
Advisor: Jack Stapleton, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: February 26, 2013

Bhattarai, Nirjal"GB Virus C Interactions with HIV: Effects on Immunoactivation and Mechanisms of Immunomodulation"
Advisor: Jack Stapleton, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: February 26, 2013
Principal Investigator,
Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies, CBER,
Food and Drug Administration

Biglione, Sebastian"P-TEFb Complex Ratios During Apoptosis and HIV Replication"
Advisor: Wendy Maury, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 27, 2006
Research Pharmacist - Investigational Drug Services,
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Binz, Sara"Phosphorylation Induced Intersubunit Regulatory Interactions in Replication Protein A"
Advisor: Marc Wold, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 28, 2007
Assistant Professor,
Chemistry,
Lindenwood University

Blokhin, Ilya"microRNA-dependent Mechanisms of Thrombosis in Obesity"
Advisor: Steven Lentz, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 3, 2016
Postdoctoral Associate, SOM,
Center for Therapeutic Innovation,
University of Miami

Bossler, Aaron"Keratinocyte-dependent Regulation of the Human Papillomavirus Oncogenes"
Advisor: Lubomir Turek, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: January 14, 2000
Associate Professor, Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory,
Pathology,
University of Iowa

Boylston, Jennifer"FHIT inactivation combined with cigarette smoke enhances the oxidative stress response"
Advisor: Charles Brenner, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 21, 2013
Scientist,
Adimab, LLC

Brachova, Pavla"Oncomorphic TP53 mutations in advanced serous ovarian cancers"
Advisor: Kimberly Leslie, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 4, 2014
Postodoctral Fellow,
Molecular & Intergrative Physiology,
University of Kansas Medical Center

Bullock, Grant"Expression of Human Cytomegalovirus Immune Evasion Genes"
Advisor: Mark Stinski, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 3, 2000
Assistant Professor,
Department of Pathology,
University of Pittsburgh

Busch, Lisa"Molecular Mechanisms of LMP1 Signaling in B Lymphocytes"
Advisor: Gail Bishop, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 16, 2001
Profesora Contratada Doctora,
Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular,
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Byers, Sarah"P-TEFb Regulation by 7SK, HEXIM1, HEXIM2 and HIV Tat"
Advisor: David Price, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 10, 2005
Senior Research Analyst OHSU Institutional Biosafety Committee,
Research Integrity Office,
Oregon Health Sciences University

Chao, Sheng-Hao Jimmy"Characterization of Juglone and Flavopiridol as Two Novel Transcription Inhibitors"
Advisor: David Price, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 6, 2001
Staff Scientist,
Bioprocessing Technology Institute

Chen, Dong"Osmotic Regulation of Insulin Action"
Advisor: Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 29, 1999
Patent Agent,
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Cheng, Chun"Structure and Function of DEG/ENaC Ion Channels"
Advisor: Michael Welsh, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 2, 2000
Senior Research Scientist,
Merck, Sharpe, and Dohme

Cheng, Bo"Control of RNA Polymerase II Elongation"
Advisor: David Price, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 24, 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Biological Chemistry,
University of Michigan

Chirco, Kathleen"Mechanisms of Pathophysiology and Methods for Regeneration of The Choriocapillaris in Age-Related Macular Degeneration"
Advisor: Robert Mullins, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 5, 2017
Postdoctoral Associate,
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Chivero, Ernest"Tropism of human pegivirus and host immunomodulation: Insights into viral persistence"
Advisor: Jack Stapleton, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: March 10, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Clark, Michael"Regulation of Tryptophan Hydroxylase Gene Expression"
Advisor: Andrew Russo, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: December 19, 1997
Assistant Professor,
Psychiatric Neuroscience,
University of Washington

Clay, Gwendolyn"The role of NLR proteins in leishmaniasis"
Advisor: Mary Wilson, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 1, 2015
Resident Physician,
Pediatrics,
University of California

Cradick, Thomas (TJ)"Designing Zinc Finger Nucleases That Cleave HBV Genomic DNA"
Advisor: Anton McCaffrey, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: September 9, 2009
Head of Genome Editing,
CRISPR Therapeutics

Cranston, CathrynAdvisor: John Manak, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: ,

Cvetkovic, Branimir"Analysis of Human Angiotensinogen Variants in vivo Using Targeted Transgenesis"
Advisor: Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 22, 2001
Associate Director,
Portfolio Development-Biologics,
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Dajani, Rana"Innate Immune Responses in the Lung and Liver"
Advisor: John Engelhardt, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 12, 2005
Associate Professor,
Biology and biotechnology,
Hashemite University

Danzer, John"Mechanisms of Silent Chromatin Formation and Spreading"
Advisor: Lori Wallrath, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 24, 2003
Staff Scientist,
Biotechnology,
Affymetrix

Darbro, Benjamin"Mechanisms of Human Epithelial Cell Immortalization and P16INK4A Induced Telomere-independent Senescence"
Advisor: Aloysius Klingelhutz, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: January 4, 2006
Assistant Professor,
Pediatrics - Medical Genetics,
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Dassie, Justin"Selective Targeting of Cancer Cells with RNA Aptamers"
Advisor: Paloma Giangrande, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 15, 2012
Field Application Specialist,
Affymetrix

Davidson, Beth"Examining Cleft Lip and Palate as a Lifelong Disease: Genetic Investigation of Causes and Outcomes"
Advisor: Jeffrey Murray, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: March 25, 2011
Resident,
Pediatrics,
Central Iowa Health System

Denker, James"MMP-9 Mediated Airway Epithelia Apoptosis"
Advisor: Joseph Zabner, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 16, 2007
Document Review Consultant,
Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh & Lindquist

Dickey, David"Strategies for Improving Adeno-Associated Viral Infection of Airway Epithelia"
Advisor: Joseph Zabner, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 16, 2012
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Hematology/Oncology,
University of Iowa

Dieckman, Lynne"Structure and Functional Studies of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen Mutant Proteins Defective in Translesion Synthesis and Mismatch"
Advisor: Todd Washington, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 13, 2013
Assistant Professor,
Chemistry,
Creighton University

Domsic, Jeffrey"Mechanism of Splicing Inhibition by an HIV-1 Exonic Splicing Silencer"
Advisor: C. Martin Stoltzfus, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 11, 2003
Senior Scientist,
Microbiology Global Capability Organization,
Proctor & Gamble

Downey, Nicholas"Gene Expression in Trypanosoma Congolense"
Advisor: John Donelson, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 6, 1999
Assistant Professor,
Biology,
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Driskell, Ryan"Wnt3a Regulates Lef-1 Expression During Airway Submucosal Gland Morphogenesis"
Advisor: John Engelhardt, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 14, 2006
King's College London / London Law Trust Medal Fellow,
Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine,
King's College London

Dubinsky, Amy"Expression Profiling and Functional Studies of Non-coding RNAs in the Central Nervous System"
Advisor: Beverly Davidson, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 26, 2011
Scientist,
Illumina

Duex, Jason"Stress Induced Changes in the Signaling Lipid PI3, 5P2 are Transient and Indepently Controlled by VAC7P and the VAC14P/FIG4P Complex"
Advisor: Lois Weisman, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: January 7, 2005
Senior Research Associate,
Urology,
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Duong, Khanh"Reprogramming factor gene dosage impacts the derivation and differentiation of iPS cells"
Advisor: Dana Levasseur, Ph.D
Dissertation defense date: June 26, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Michael Young Laboratory,
Schepens Eye Research Insitute, Harvard Medical School

Ebert, Scott"Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy"
Advisor: Christopher Adams, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 11, 2012
Postdoctoral Associate,
Internal Medicine,
University of Iowa

Egland, Kristi"Mechanism of Quorum Sensing: Transcriptional Activation of the Vibrio Fischeri Luminescence Genes by LuxR"
Advisor: Peter Greenberg, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: December 14, 1999
Associate Scientist - Stanford Research; Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota,
Obstetrics & Gynecology,
Stanford Research/USD

Elliott, Eric""Cardiolipin Promotes Mitochondrial Localization of NLRP3 and Caspase-1 to Prime Inflammasome Activation""
Advisor: Fayyaz Sutterwala, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: December 19, 2016
Medical Student,
MSTP Program,
University of Iowa

Elmore, Christopher"Investigating the Potential Relationship Between Skeletal Muscle Atrophy and Obesity"
Advisor: Christopher Adams, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 11, 2012

Ettinger, Nicholas"Genetic and Immunological Studies of Resistance to Leishmania chagasi Infection"
Advisor: Mary Wilson, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 11, 2008
Assistant Professor,
Texas Children's Hospital

Fan, Chenguang"Redox-Regulated NFkB Activation Following Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in the Liver"
Advisor: John Engelhardt, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 19, 2002
VP, Direct Response and Analytical Marketing,
Bank of America

Fritsch, Paula"The Role of the Escherichia coli RNA Polymerase alpha Subunits in MetR-dependent Activation of metE and metH"
Advisor: George Stauffer, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 2, 2000
Attorney,
Intellectual Property Law,
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Fucini, Raymond"The Role of the GRB2/SOS Complex in the Regulation of the RAS Activation/Inactivation Cycle by Insulin"
Advisor: Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 20, 1999
Research Scientist,
Carmot Therapeutics, Inc.

Galle, Courtney"Characterization of Cis-Acting Partners within the Cytomegalovirus Major Immediate-Early Enhancer that Strengthen MIE Gene Expression and Viral Fitness"
Advisor: Jeffery Meier, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 4, 2013
International Baccalaureate Biology Teacher,
IDEA Public Schools Donna Campus

Gomez, Javier"Regulation of the signal transduction pathways of the Unfolded Protein Response during chronic and physiological ER stresses"
Advisor: Thomas Rutkowski, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 8, 2016
Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
Phamacology,
University of Iowa

Groen, Christopher"Novel regulation and function of the actin bundling protein Fascin"
Advisor: Tina Tootle, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 7, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate,
Neurology,
Mayo Clinic

Gu, Sean"Redox Regulation of Vascular Thrombosis and Stroke by Protein Methionine Oxidation"
Advisor: Steven Lentz, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: February 15, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate,
Internal Medicine/Hematology,
University of Iowa

Hallstrom, Timothy"Cis-and Trans-activators of the Pleiotropic Drug Resistance Pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
Advisor: W. Scott Moye-Rowley, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: December 3, 1999
Assistant Professor,
Pediatrics Hem/Onc/BMT,
University of Minnesota

Hang, Qi (Julie Q.)"Bacteriophage Lambda Terminase Interactions with DNA and ATP--How Does a Protein Motor Package Virus DNA?"
Advisor: Michael Feiss, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 15, 1999
Group Leader, Senior Scientist,
ID/Vaccines,
MedImmune LLC / Astrazeneca

Harris, Ginny"Toward Understanding The Role Of Protein Context In The Polyglutamine Disease, SCA3"
Advisor: Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: February 17, 2010
Resident,
OB/Gyn,
Cleveland Clinic

Hass (Staloch), Cathy"Function of Replication Protein A in DNA Repair and Cell Checkpoints"
Advisor: Marc Wold, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 20, 2012
Research Scientist,
BioAmber

Holt, Kathleen"Molecular Mechanisms Employed by the Insulin Receptor Tyrosine Kinase for RAS Desensitization"
Advisor: Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 20, 1995
Vice President Business Development,
KenPharm, Inc.

Hook, Jessica"Neisseria Meningitidis-induced Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte-human Dermal Microvascular Endothelial Cell Interactions"
Advisor: William M. Nauseef, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 20, 2005
Research Associate,
Pediatrics,
University of Iowa

Hovey, Adriann"MiR-888: A Novel Cancer-testis Antigen that Targets the Progesterone Receptor in Endometerial Cancer"
Advisor: Kimberly Leslie, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 18, 2013
Molecular and Cellular Biologist,
Zoetis

Howard, Paul"Analysis of the Tissue Specific Transcription Factor Pit-1 in Modulating Prolactin Gene Transcription"
Advisor: Richard Mauer,
Dissertation defense date: September 25, 1995
Senior Research Associate,
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology,
Oregon Health and Science Center

Howell, Craig"Translesion Synthesis by Yeast Rev1p and DNA Polymerase Zeta"
Advisor: Todd Washington, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 3, 2008
,
Deceased

Howell, Craig"Translesion Synthesis by Yeast Rev1p and DNA Polymerase Zeta"
Advisor: Todd Washington, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 3, 2008

Hsiao, Chia-Hung (Christine)"Protein Expression and Trafficking in the Intracellular Stage of Leishmania chagasi"
Advisor: Mary Wilson, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 26, 2008
Forensic Analyst (DNA) at CT DESPP/Research Scholar,
CT/DESPP/University of Connecticut

Inamdar, Shivangi"Dab2 knockdown impairs VEGFR2 recycling and misroutes it to the late endosomes for degradation"
Advisor: Amit Choudhury, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 16, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
Physiology,
University of Iowa

Itani, Omar"Nedd4-2 Isoforms and Regulation of Sodium Transport"
Advisor: Christie Thomas, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 17, 2005
Assistant Professor,
Biology,
University of Balamand

Itani, Hana"Gene Enhancer Function, Polymorphism, and Response to Oxidative Stress"
Advisor: Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 24, 2008
Research Instructor,
Clinical Pharmacology Division,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Johnson, Soraya"Control of the Protein and Lipid Content of the Plasma Membrane by ATP-binding Cassette Transporter Proteins in S. cerevisiae"
Advisor: W. Scott Moye-Rowley, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 27, 2010
Homemaker
Judd, Barbi"The Role of the Adapter Molecule SLP-76 in Platelet Function and Hemostasis"
Advisor: Gary Koretzky, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: September 5, 2001
Managing Editor and co-Founder,
Immunogy Science Editors

Katzmann, David"Genetic Analysis of Mutidrug Resistance Determinants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Transcription to Trafficking"
Advisor: W. Scott Moye-Rowley, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: February 5, 1998
Associate Professor, Consultant,
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
Mayo Clinic

Kaufman, JustinDissertation defense date: , Research Assistant,
Infectious Diseases,
University of Iowa

Kim, Yohan"Tau-protein Tyrosine Phosphatase SHP2 Interaction: Tau Phosphorylation, Structural Requirement, and a Role in Signaling"
Advisor: Gloria Lee, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: January 30, 2017
Research Assistant,
Internal Medicine,
University of Iowa

Kimani (Kamau), Patricia"The Role of Platelet-derived Growth Factor Receptor-expressing Fibroblasts in Alveolar Formation"
Advisor: Stephen McGowan, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 14, 2009
Research Assistant,
Epidemiology Department,
Emory University

Krueger, Brian"Regulated Release of P-TEFb from the 7SK snRNP"
Advisor: David Price, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 30, 2009
Technical Director,
Sequencing at LabCorp,
LabCorp

Kuhn (Parnell), Emily"The Role of Genomic Insulators in Transcriptional Regulation"
Advisor: Pamela Geyer, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 11, 2002
Post Doctoral Fellow,
Pathology,
University of Utah

Kusner, David"MS without thesis"
Advisor: Weizhou Zhang, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 10, 2015

Lanigan, Thomas"Control of Calcitonin/CGRP Gene Transcription and Thyroid C Cell Differeniation"
Advisor: Andrew Russo, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 10, 1997
Research Investigator,
Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology,
University of Michigan

Leach, Natalie"Cancer vs Herpes: The Final Chapter In Nuclear Lamina Disruption"
Advisor: Richard Roller, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 12, 2010
Assistant Professor,
Biology,
Montgomery College

Lee, Nam"Fluorescence Characterization of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Structure and Function"
Advisor: John Koland, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 27, 2005
Assistant Professor and Investigator, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute,
Pharmacology,
Ohio State University

Lee, Stella"The Functional Role of Ybp1 in Yap1-mediated Oxidative Stress Resistance"
Advisor: W. Scott Moye-Rowley, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 10, 2009
Graduate Student,
Predoctoral Training Program in Human Genetics,
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Liang, Jie"Analysis of Cis-acting Sequences and Trans-acting Factors Regulating the Rat Prolactin Gene Transcription"
Advisor: Richard Mauer,
Dissertation defense date: August 14, 1995
Research Associate,
Genetec

Long, Matthew"Manipulation of the Innate Immune Response and Evasion of Macrophage Host Defense Mechanisms by Francilla tularensis"
Advisor: Lee-Ann Allen, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 11, 2014
Senior Fellow,
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,
University of Washington

Lopez, Josue"Identification and validation of small molecule inhibitors for the Tiam1/SDC1 interaction"
Advisor: Ernesto Fuentes, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: March 12, 2014

Madsen, Joshua"Negative Regulation of HIV-1 Alternative Splicing is Necessary for Efficient Virus Protection"
Advisor: C. Martin Stoltzfus, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: February 24, 2006
Instructor,
Biology,
Kirkwood Community College

Mahauad Fernandez, Wadie"Role of Bone Marrow Stromal Antigen 2 (BST-2) in Viral Pathogenesis and Breast Cancer Progression"
Advisor: Chioma Okeoma, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: March 30, 2016
Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
Department of Oncology,
Stanford University

Maiers, Jessica"The Role of Alpha-Catenin and ZO-1 in Coupling Tight Junctions to Adherens Junctions"
Advisor: Kris DeMali, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 26, 2013
Research Fellow,
Mayo Clinic

Marden, Jennifer"Dysregulation of NADPH Oxidase in Human Disease"
Advisor: John Engelhardt, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 19, 2007
Senior Research Associate,
Structural Biology,
New York University School of Medicine, Skirball Institute

Marquez, Rebecca"The Role of microRNAs During Liver Regeneration and Hepatitis C Viral Infection"
Advisor: Anton McCaffrey, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: September 21, 2009
Assistant Research Professor,
University of Kansas

Melrose, Natalie"Sphingosine Kinase 1 in Macrophages: Translocation to the Phagosome and Role in Phagosome Maturation"
Advisor: David Kusner, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: September 28, 2007
Resident,
Internal Medicine,
Oregon Health Sciences Center

Mohr, Emma"GB virus C: cellular interactions, HIV inhibition and natural history"
Advisor: Jack Stapleton, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: January 18, 2011
Medical House Staff,
Pediatrics,
Emory University

Muniz, Viviane"Role of Parf, a Novel Partner of ARF, in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma and in AFR Signaling"
Advisor: Dawn Quelle, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 8, 2012
Postdoctoral Associate,
Pharmacology,
University of Iowa

Murphy, Eain"Molecular Interactions and Functions of Human Cytomegalovirus IE86 Protein"
Advisor: Mark Stinski, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 7, 2000
Assistant Staff,
Department of Molecular Genetics / Division of Virology,
The Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic

Muta, Kenjiro"The role of neuronal mTOR signaling in the regulation of physiological processes"
Advisor: Kamal Rahmouni, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 21, 2014
Senior Fellow Trainee,
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition in the Department of Medicine,
University of Washington

Nelson, Elke"Activators of Vinculin Enhance Cell Adhesion and Sensitize Melanomas to Chemotherapy"
Advisor: Kris DeMali, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 26, 2011
Manager,
Member Implementation and Support, Health Technology Assessment Service,
ECRI Institute

Nilson, Kyle"Regulation of Pol II Transcription and mRNA Capping"
Advisor: David Price, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 12, 2016
Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
Biochemistry,
University of Iowa

Nowakowski, Barbara"Analysis of the Role of Steroid Receptors, Tissue-Specific Factors and Protein Kinases in the Regulation of Prolactin Gene Transcription"
Advisor: Richard Mauer,
Dissertation defense date: August 29, 1996
Research Associate,
Invitrogen Corporation

Odero-Marah, Valerie"Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Maspin's Biological Activity"
Advisor: Mary Hendrix, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 7, 2003
Assistant Professor,
Biology,
Clark Atlanta University

Ogg, Paul"Regulation of Programmed Cell Death by Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1"
Advisor: Richard Roller, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 20, 2004
Teaching Associate Professor,
Chemical & Biological Engineering Department,
Colorado School of Mines

Ozer, Egon"Paraoxonase is a Mammalian Host Modulator of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation"
Advisor: Joseph Zabner, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 26, 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases,
Northwestern University

Park, Ki Youb"Transcriptional Regulation of Calcitonin Gene-Regulated Peptide"
Advisor: Andrew Russo, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 25, 2008
Teacher,
Biology,
Korea Science Academy (KSA) of KAIST

Petrik, Dustin"The Multiple Functions of the Human Cytomegalovirus IE86 Regulatory Protein"
Advisor: Mark Stinski, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: February 15, 2007
Scientist,
Benchmark Biolabs

Pinto, Belinda"Understanding the Role of LEM Domain Proteins in Drosophila Development"
Advisor: Pamela Geyer, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 26, 2009
Postdoctoral Associate,
Molecular Genetics/Microbiology,
University of Florida

Place, Trenton"A Novel Role for Prolyl-Hydroxylase 3 Gene Silencing in Epithelial to Mesenchymal-Like Transition"
Advisor: Frederick Domann, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 23, 2013
Medical Student,
Midwestern University

Ranum, Paul"Treating the Cell: Advancing Gene Therapy for Hearing Loss"
Advisor: Richard Smith, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 27, 2017
Postdoctoral Associate,
Otolaryngology,
University of Iowa

Recchia-Rife, Jeffrey"Chromatin Modifications in Normal and Tumorigenic T Cells (MS Degree)"
Advisor: Adam Dupuy, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 17, 2012

Richardson, Kenneth"Calcium-Dependent Signaling in Cardiac Hypertrophy: Dissection of a Pathway"
Advisor: Joseph Hill, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: January 29, 2004
Medical Provider,
Intermountain Medical Group Neonatology Division,
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

Rodionov, Roman"Role of Asymmetric Dimethylarginine in Hyperhomocysteinemia-Induced Vasular Dysfunction"
Advisor: Steven Lentz, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 26, 2007
Medical Resident and Research Scientist,
Internal Medicine and Vascular Medicine,
Technical University of Dresden

Rodriguez, Alice"Muscle Induction by the Tropomyosin 3' Untranslated Region: Sequence Specific Binding to Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase"
Advisor: Alice Fulton, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 15, 2002
Research Associate,
Biology,
Duke University

Schibler, Jeanine"Targeting unique oxidative metabolism of clonogenic multiple myeloma cells for therapy"
Advisor: Apollina Goel, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 3, 2016
Product Support Engineer,
BioRad Laboratories

Schultz, Mark"Cell Biological Defects in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis"
Advisor: Beverly Davidson, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 15, 2013
Postdoctoral Scholar,
University of Michigan Health System

Shah, Alok"Structural Maintenance And Chemosensory Function Of Human Airway Motile Cilia"
Advisor: Michael Welsh, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 22, 2009
Senior Research Professional,
University of Chicago

Shankar, Suma"Modifier Genes in the Phenotypic Manifestation of Primary Disease-causing Mutations"
Advisor: Edwin Stone, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 22, 2005
Associate Professor,
Director of Precision Medicine and Genomics Clinical Program,
UC Davis MIND Institute

Sibenaller, Zita"Biochemical Analysis of Replication Protein A from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"
Advisor: Marc Wold, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: September 1, 1998
Assistant Research Scientist,
Surgery,
University of Iowa

Simons, Mark"Interactions of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes"
Advisor: Michael Apicella, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: March 31, 2005
Director,
Naval Medical Research Center,
Navy Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory

Slevin, Michael"Post Transcriptional Regulation of Cyclin E During the Embryonic Development of Xenopus Laevis"
Advisor: Rebecca Hartley, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 19, 2006
Research Scientist,
Good Start Genetics

Smith, Shane"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"
Advisor: Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 10, 1996
Dentist,
Mountain Home Airforce Base

Songstad, Allison"Generating patient-specific iPSC-derived choroidal endothelium to study and treat macular degeneration"
Advisor: Budd Tucker, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 25, 2016
Postdoctoral Scholar,
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine,
University of California-San Diego

Soshnev, Alexey"New Transcriptional Roles for the Classic Drosophila Insulator Protein Suppressor of Hairy-wing"
Advisor: Pamela Geyer, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 3, 2012
Postdoctoral Associate,
Laboratory of C. David Allis,
Rockefeller University

Souter, Skye"Structure and Interactions of Microtubule-Associated Protein Tau in Human Prostate Cancer Cells"
Advisor: Gloria Lee, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 6, 2009
Research Fellow,
Infectious Diseases,
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Sowers, Levi"Prickle2, a Link Between Autism and Epilepsy?"
Advisor: Alexander Bassuk, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 2, 2012
Postdoctoral Associate,
Physiology,
University of Iowa

Spengler, Ryan"Non-canonical mechanisms of microRNA evolution, regulation and function: computational insight, biological evaluation and practical application"
Advisor: Beverly Davidson, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: March 26, 2013
Postodoctoral Research Fellow,
Internal Medicine,
University of Michigan

Spracklen, Andrew"Prostaglandin signaling temporally regulates actin cytoskeletal remodeling during Drosophila oogenesis"
Advisor: Tina Tootle, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 23, 2014
Postdoctoral Associate,
University of North Carolina

Starks, Rachel"Molecular Basis of Insulin Resistance in Bardet Biedl Syndrome"
Advisor: Kamal Rahmouni, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 2, 2014
Resident,
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Steines, Benjamin"Investigation and application of novel adeno-associated viral vectors for cystic fibrosis gene therapy"
Advisor: Joseph Zabner, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: February 26, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
Occupational & Environmental Health,
University of Iowa

Sun, Xiaowen"An Integrin-Based Mechanism for Sensitizing Melanomas to Therapies"
Advisor: Kris DeMali, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 8, 2015
Postdoctoral Associate,
Pharmacology,
Yale University

Swanson, Axel Karl"Overlapping CIS Sites Used for Splicing of HIV-1 env/nef and rev mRNAs"
Advisor: C. Martin Stoltzfus, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 8, 1998
Firefighter,
Iowa City Fire Department

Thomas, Gregory"Targeting Prostate Cancer with Synthetic RNA Ligands"
Advisor: Paloma Giangrande, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 9, 2012
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Internal Medicine,
University of Iowa

Tyler, Scott"Graph Theory Analysis of Single Cell Transcriptomes Define Islet Signaling Networks and Cell Identity"
Advisor: John Engelhardt, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 18, 2016
Postdoctoral Associate,
Anatomy & Cell Biology,
University of Iowa

Ulland, Tyler"The Role of AIM2 and NLRP12 in the Innate Immune Response to Francisella tularensis"
Advisor: Fayyaz Sutterwala, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: September 8, 2014
Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
Immunobiology,
Washington University in St. Louis

van de Wetering, Christopher"Regulation of Chromosomal Instability and Lymphomagenesis by the Bcl-2 Family"
Advisor: Michael Knudson, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 31, 2007
Medical Countermeasure Policy Analyst,
US Department of Health and Human Services

Vanlerberghe, BrendaAdvisor: Jeffery Meier, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: ,

Vrieze (Berquam), Katherine"Using Mouse Models to Investigate the Genetics of T-cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia"
Advisor: Adam Dupuy, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: August 19, 2011
Medical Scientist Liaison,
Incyte

Wasko, Brian"Novel Bisphosphonates as Inhibitors of Isoprenoid Biosynthesis"
Advisor: Raymond Hohl, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 21, 2011
Postdoctoral Associate,
Department of Pathology,
University of Washington

Wendlandt, Erik"Macrophage microRNA and mRNA responses to ligation of TLRs or infection with Leishmania infantum chagasi"
Advisor: Mary Wilson, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 24, 2013
Scientist,
Integrated DNA Technology

Whitmore, Laura"Neutrophil priming and host inflammation: the roles of NOX2 and Toll-like receptors"
Advisor: Jessica Moreland, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 18, 2014
Postodoctoral Fellow,
Internal Medicine,
University of Iowa

Wiemer, Andrew"Inhibition of Geranylgeranyl Diphosphate Synthase by Isoprenoid Bisphosphates"
Advisor: Raymond Hohl, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: January 15, 2008
Assistant Professor,
Medicinal Chemistry,
University of Connecticut

Wilson, Theodore"Taking Shape: Regulating Mitochondria Morphology Through Alternative Splicing and Phosphorylation of Fission Factor Proteins"
Advisor: Stefan Strack, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 18, 2013
Test Developer,
ACT

Winborn, Brett"Ubiquitin Chain Editing by the Neurodegenerative Disease Protein Ataxin-3"
Advisor: Henry Paulson, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 22, 2008
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Developmental Neurobiology,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Woll, Addison"Role of PPARγ and Retinol Binding Protein 7 in the Vascular Endothelium"
Advisor: Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 20, 2017

Workman, Lauren"TRAF2 Phosphorylation Regulates CD40 Signaling to Facilitate B-cell Lymophoma Progression"
Advisor: Hasem Habelhah, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 19, 2014
Scientist II,
Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls,
Cardinal Health Regulatory Sciences

Wu, Bokuan"Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation of DNA Methylation during Malignant Transformation"
Advisor: Charles Brenner, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 25, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Molecular Biology and Genetics,
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Wu, Ai-Ling"Characterization of Genes Conferring Pleiotropic Drug Resistance in the Yeast Sacharomyces Cerevisiae"
Advisor: W. Scott Moye-Rowley, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 6, 1995
Private Practice Psychiatry,
BJC Behavioral Health

Xie, Weiliang"Regulators of Airway Submucosal Gland Development and Function"
Advisor: John Engelhardt, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 6, 2012
Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
Anatomy & Cell Biology,
University of Iowa

Yang, Chunmei"The Role of SNARE Proteins in Insulin Regulated GLUT4 Trafficking"
Advisor: Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 29, 2000
Research Fellow,
Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology,
City of Hope

Yin, Terry"Effects of traumatic brain injury and possible treatments"
Advisor: Michael Welsh, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 22, 2013

Zhang, Xiaoting"Transcriptional Regulation of Pleiotropic Drug Resistance in the Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"
Advisor: W. Scott Moye-Rowley, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: December 6, 2001
Assistant Professor,
Cancer and Cell Biology,
University of Cincinnati

Zhao, Haoran"The Regulation of the Serine/Threonine Phosphorylation of Sos and its Role in the Termination of Ras Signaling"
Advisor: Gary Koretzky, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 28, 1998
Senior Project Manager,
Genentech

Zheng, Chaoqun"Molecular mechanisms of anti-cancer action of Schweinfurthins"
Advisor: Raymond Hohl, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 17, 2015
Equity Analyst,
GF Fund Management

Zhou, Xiyou"Studies Examining the In Vivo Function of Human Renin Transcriptional Enhancers Using PAC-mediated Recombineering and Transgenesis"
Advisor: Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 19, 2007
Postdoctoral Associate,
HIV Stds Infectious Disease Center,
University of North Carolina

Zuk, JonathanAdvisor: John Colgan, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: ,
Sales Agronomist,
Greenway Cooperative