Posts in Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profile: Nichelle Winters, M.D., Ph.D.

Abin Abraham
May 9, 2016
Posted in Alumni Profiles

Dr. Winters is a recent graduate (2015) of the Vanderbilt MSTP program. She is in her first year of Internal Medicine Residency at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Winters hails from Vale, Oregon and came to Vanderbilt with an interest in developmental biology. Under the mentorship of Dr. David Bader during graduate school, she investigated the development of serosal mesothelium in the chicken embryo, which is a progenitor tissue for the vasculature and fibroblast skeleton of internal organs. One of her favorite things about Nashville is the parks, especially Percy Warner park.

Alumni Profile: Joshua Fessel, M.D., Ph.D.

Abin Abraham
May 5, 2016
Posted in Alumni Profiles

Dr. Joshua Fessel graduated from the Vanderbilt MSTP in 2006 as the Founder’s Medal winner for the School of Medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor within the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University with appointments in Medicine, Pharmacology, and Cancer Biology. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Fessel splits his time between 20-25% clinical and 75-80% research. To date, he equally weights the discovery of isofurans and his work to help build the mitochondrial science community at Vanderbilt as his most important scientific endeavors thus far. His laboratory investigates redox biology and molecular metabolism with a focus on a variety of different disease models, most notably pulmonary arterial hypertension. Closing the gap between the bench and bedside, Dr. Fessel attends in the medical intensive care unit and on the pulmonary consultation service eight weeks per year and serves in a general pulmonary outpatient clinic.

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