Emeson Lab Alumni

Graduate students:

1996                                                                                       

Colleen M. Niswender (Burns), Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Director of Molecular Pharma­col­o­gy

Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

Molecular studies of RNA editing in the mammalian central nervous system

                       

Jonathan T. Lu, M.D., Ph.D. 

Medical Director, Sarepta Therapeutics

Physiological studies of mice lacking α-calcitonin gene-related peptide

                                   

1997

Susan M. Uebele (Rueter), Ph.D.

Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals

Biochemical and molecular characterization of double-stranded RNA-spe­cif­ic adenosine deaminases involved in RNA editing

 

2002

Jongho Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Hallym University

Reduced neurogenic inflammation and normal nociceptive responses in αCGRP null mice

 

2004                                                                                       

T. Renee Dawson, Ph.D.

Senior Research Specialist

Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

Vanderbilt University

Structure and sequence determinants of adenosine-to-inosine editing in ADAR2 pre-messenger RNA

 

Christopher Sansam, Ph.D.

Assistant Member

Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology Research Program

Oklahoma Research Foundation

Regulation of ADAR2 function

 

2005

Brent Thompson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

The physiological roles of α- and β-CGRP in the mouse colon

 

Yi Feng, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Regulation of ADAR2 function by autoediting

 

2006

Ming Xu, Ph.D.

Instructor

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Molecular mechanisms of ADAR2 localization and substrate specificity

 

2008

Michael Morabito, Ph.D.

Scientific Administrator

Weill Cornell School of Medicine

Mice with altered 5HT2C receptor RNA editing exhibit characteristics of Prader-Willi Syndrome

 

Elizabeth Rula, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Principal Investigator at Tivity Health

Identification and characterization of novel RNA editing substrates

 

Michelle Jacobs, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Altered isoform expression of the serotonin 2C receptor disrupts normal maternal care

 

2014   

Jennifer Hood, Ph.D.

Mother of two

Under Attack: Nervous System Patterns of RNA Editing in Response to Reovirus Infection

 

2015

Richard T. O’Neil, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Division of Nephrology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dynamic regulation of A-to-I RNA editing in the brain

 

2015

Elizabeth A. Ferrick-Kiddie

Kv1.1 RNA Editing: Physiological Roles and its Implications for Episodic Ataxia Type-1

Post-doctoral fellows:

2001

R. Blair McNeill, III, Ph.D.

Principal Process Development Scientist

Alkermes Pharmaceutical

 

2004

Minati Singh, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

Department of Pediatrics

University of Iowa

 

2011

Xu-Ping Wang, Ph.D.

deceased

 

2016

Randi Ulbricht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Missouri State University