August 24, 2017

Congratulations to the MSTP students who recently completed their Thesis Defense!


Department (Mentor)


Armstrong, Laura

Cell & Developmental Biology (Kevin Ess)

Modeling Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Using Patient-Derived Cells

Bloodworth, Melissa

Microbiology & Immunology (R. Stokes Peebles)

Regulation of Immune Responses during Airway Inflammation

Bloodworth, Nathaniel

Biomedical Engineering (David Merriman)

Targeting Cellular and Molecular Mediators of Pathologic Biomechanical Remodeling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Fensterheim, Benjamin

Microbiology & Immunology (Edward Sherwood)

Immunomodulatory Strategies for the Prevention of Nosocomial Infection

Gallant, J-N

Cancer Biology (Christine Lovly)

EGFR Rearrangements as Oncogenic Drivers and Therapeutic Targets in Lung Cancer

Juttukonda, Lillian

Microbiology & Immunology (Eric Skaar)

Manganese Homeostasis in Host-Pathogen Interactions

Kashima, Daniel

Neuroscience (Brad Grueter)

Drugs and bugs: The role of Toll-like receptor 4 in nucleus accumbens synaptic physiology and reward behavior

Litt, Michael

Molecular & Physical Biology (Roger Cone)

Identification and Characterization of a Cardiomyopathy Syndrome Resulting from Loss of the Melanocortin-4 Receptor

McKenna, Matthew

Biomedical Engineering (Thomas Yankeelov)

Development and Validation of a Predictive Model of Chemotherapy in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Stier, Matthew

Microbiology & Immunology (R. Stokes Peebles)

The Role of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Pulmonary Viral Infection and Allergic Inflammation

Watchmaker, Jennifer

Chemical & Physical Biology (Manus Donahue)

Intracranial Hemodynamic Compensation Mechanisms in Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease

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