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Current Trainees

2017 trainees

Class of 2021

Current Trainees Class of 2021

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Michael Betti

Graduate Student, Human Genetics

Dr. Melinda Aldrich & Dr. Eric Gamazon (Thesis)
Dr. Eric Grogan (Clinical)


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    Dongsheng Han

    Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

    Dr. Jared Nordman (Thesis)
    Dr. Vicki Keedy (Clinical)


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      Gregor Konar

      Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

      Dr. Jim PattonDr. Tonia Rex (Thesis)
      Dr. Stephen Kim (Clinical)


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        Leah Mann

        Graduate Student, Neuroscience

        Dr. Daniel Claassen (Thesis)
        Dr. Andrew Giritharan (Clinical)


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          Kara McNamara

          Graduate Student, Cancer Biology

          Dr. Keith Wilson (Thesis)
          Dr. Sarah Horst (Clinical)


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            Xuanzi Qin

            Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Policy

            Dr. Stacie Dusetzina (Thesis)
            Dr. Christine Lovly (Clinical)


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              Juliana Quay

              Graduate Student, Chemical and Physical Biology

              Dr. Roger Colbran (Thesis)
              Dr. Sarika Peters (Clinical)


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                Jenny Tran

                Graduate Student, Biochemistry

                Dr. Breann Brown (Thesis)
                Dr. Allison Wheeler (Clinical)


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                  Minh Tran

                  Graduate Student, Chemical and Physical Biology

                  Dr. Kevin Schey & Dr. Jens Meiler (Thesis)
                  Dr. Ryan Doster (Clinical)


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                    Sarah Zelle

                    Graduate Student, Chemical and Physical Biology

                    Dr. Hassane Mchaourab & Dr. Kevin Schey (Thesis)
                    Dr. Rachel Kuchtey (Clinical)


                      Class of 2020

                      Current Trainees Class of 2020

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                      Verda Agan

                      Graduate Student, Biochemistry

                      Dr. Emily Hodges (Thesis)
                      Dr. Mona Mashayekshi (Clinical)


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                        Deronisha Arceneaux

                        Graduate Student , Cell and Developmental Biology

                        Dr. Ken Lau (Thesis)
                        Dr. Lori Coburn (Clinical)


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                          Jessica Collins

                          Graduate Student, Biochemistry

                          Dr. Neil Osheroff (Thesis)
                          Dr Christina Fiske (Clinical)


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                            Hector Diaz-Zabala

                            Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine - Epi

                            Dr. Xinyi Guo (Thesis)
                            Dr. Tuya Pal (Clinical)


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                              Melanie Gil

                              Graduate Student, Neuroscience

                              Dr. Vivian Gama (Thesis)
                              Dr. Robert Carson (Clinical)


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                                Diana Graves

                                Graduate Student, Molecular Pathology and Immunology

                                Dr. Young Kim (Thesis)
                                Dr. Jill Gilbert (Clinical)


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                                  Ebony Hargrove-Wiley

                                  Graduate Student, Pharmacology

                                  Dr. Barbara Fingleton (Thesis)
                                  Dr. Raeshell Sweeting (Clinical)


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                                    Darren Heintzman

                                    Graduate Student , Molecular Pathology and Immunology

                                    Dr. Jeffrey Rathmell (Thesis)
                                    Dr. Brent Farrell (Clinical)


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                                      Minsoo Kim

                                      Graduate Student, Chemical and Physical Biology

                                      Dr. Lars Plate (Thesis)
                                      Dr. Caroline Thomas (Clinical)


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                                        Jonathan Martin

                                        Graduate Student , Biomedical Engineering

                                        Dr. Will Grissom (Thesis)
                                        Dr. Daniel Claassen (Clinical)


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                                          Kathleen McClanahan

                                          Graduate Student, Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

                                          Dr. Danyvid Olivares-Villagomez (Thesis)
                                          Dr. Hendrik Weitkamp (Clinical)


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                                            Paola Molina

                                            Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell and Developmental Biology

                                            Dr. Ian Macara (Thesis)
                                            Dr. Laura Kennedy (Clinical)


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                                              Deepika Nambiar

                                              Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine - Nephrology

                                              Dr. Robert Vanacore (Thesis)
                                              Dr. Anna Burgner (Clinical)


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                                                Grant Nation

                                                Graduate Student, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

                                                Dr. Heather Pua (Thesis)
                                                Dr. Katherine Cahill (Clinical)


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                                                  Pranoti Pradhan

                                                  Graduate Student , Epidemiology

                                                  Dr. Wei Zheng (Thesis)
                                                  Dr. Kelly Hewitt (Clinical)


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                                                    Kyle Riedmann

                                                    Graduate Student , Cell and Developmental Biology

                                                    Dr. Julie Bastarache (Thesis)
                                                    Dr. Matt Semler (Clinical)


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                                                      Amy Stark

                                                      Graduate Student, Pharmacology

                                                      Dr. John Penn (Thesis)
                                                      Dr. Miliam Brantley (Clinical)


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                                                        Brandie Taylor

                                                        Graduate Student, Cancer Biology

                                                        Dr. Justin Balko (Thesis)
                                                        Dr. Joshua Donaldson (Clinical)


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                                                          Darian Thomas

                                                          Graduate Student , Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

                                                          Dr. Maureen Gannon (Thesis)
                                                          Dr. Etoi Garrison (Clinical)

                                                           


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                                                            Mandy Truelock

                                                            Graduate Student, Microbe Host Interactions

                                                            Dr. Timothy Cover (Thesis)
                                                            Dr. Bryan Harris (Clinical)


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                                                              Elizabeth Wescott

                                                              Graduate Student, Molecular Pathology and Immunology

                                                              Dr. Justin Balko (Thesis)
                                                              Dr. Ben Park (Clinical)


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                                                                Elysa Wolf

                                                                Graduate Student, Cancer Biology

                                                                Dr. Alyssa Hasty (Thesis)
                                                                Dr. Doug Johnson (Clinical)


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                                                                  Ruilin Zhang

                                                                  Graduate Student, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

                                                                  Dr. John Karijolich (Thesis)
                                                                  Dr. Cathy Eng (Clinical)


                                                                    Class of 2019

                                                                    Current Trainees Class of 2019

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                                                                    Michelle Bales, Ph.D.

                                                                    Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

                                                                    Dr. Julio Ayala (Thesis)
                                                                    Dr. Ramzi Mardem Bey (Clinical)

                                                                     


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                                                                      Joe Breeyear

                                                                      Graduate Student, Human Genetics

                                                                      Dr. Todd Edwards (Thesis)
                                                                      Dr. Milam Brantley (Clinical)


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                                                                        Elaine Chen

                                                                        Graduate Student, Microbe Host Interactions

                                                                        Dr. James Crowe (Thesis)
                                                                        Dr. Buddy Creech (Clinical)


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                                                                          Jamisha Francis

                                                                          Graduate Student, Microbe Host Interactions

                                                                          Dr. Jennifer Gaddy (Thesis)
                                                                          Dr. Natasha Halasa (Clinical)


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                                                                            Veronika Kondev

                                                                            Graduate Student, Neuroscience

                                                                            Dr. Sachin Patel (Thesis)


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                                                                              Alex Pfannenstein

                                                                              Graduate Student, Cell and Developmental Biology

                                                                              Dr. Ian Macara (Thesis)
                                                                              Dr. Ingrid Mayer (Clinical)


                                                                                Class of 2018

                                                                                Current Trainees Class of 2018

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                                                                                Christian de Caestecker

                                                                                Graduate Student, Cell and Developmental Biology

                                                                                Ian Macara (Thesis)
                                                                                Vandana Abramson (Clinical)


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                                                                                  Payam Fathi

                                                                                  Graduate Student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

                                                                                  Julio Ayala (Thesis)
                                                                                  Kevin Niswender (Clinical)