Laboratory-based research

Students who conducted research on the underlying pathophysiology of diseases; markers of disease presence, severity or improvement; the development of drugs or devices used to treat disease or improve health; or a combination thereof.

  • Abid, Hinnah, Ph.D.

    Abid, Hinnah, Ph.D.

    • Effects of interleukin-6 on skeletal muscle mitochondria
  • Anguiano, Stephanie, Ph.D.

    Anguiano, Stephanie, Ph.D.

    • Development of adenovirus vaccines to combat emerging pathogens
  • Jennifer Arroyo

    Arroyo, Jennifer

    • Function of renalase
  • Ata, Hirotaka, Ph.D.

    Ata, Hirotaka, Ph.D.

    • Toward precision molecular surgery of genomic DNA in vivo
  • Blackburn, Patrick R., Ph.D.

    Blackburn, Patrick R., Ph.D.

    • Functional validation of candidate pathogenic variants for the personalized treatment of neoplastic and congenital disorders
  • Boczek, Nicole J., Ph.D.

    Boczek, Nicole J., Ph.D.

    • The functional and clinical phenotypes caused by perturbations in CACNA1C-Encoded CaV1.2 L-type calcium channel and the CaV1.2 interacting protein, calmodulin, in the human heart
  • Campbell, Jarryd M.

    Campbell, Jarryd M.

    • In vivo genome editing using TALENs
  • Cousin, Margot A., Ph.D.

    Cousin, Margot A., Ph.D.

    • Zebrafish as a model for the identification of novel strategies for the treatment of tobacco dependence
  • Eckert, Elizabeth, Ph.D.

    Eckert, Elizabeth, Ph.D.

    • Oncolytic vesicular stomatitis virus encoding murine and human chemokines for modulation of the tumor microenvironment
  • Antoneicka L. Harris

    Harris, Antoneicka L.

    • Anti-tumor synergy of novel combinatorial therapy in cancer using preclinical patient-derived models
  • Koleilat, Alaa, Ph.D.

    Koleilat, Alaa, Ph.D.

    • Zebrafish hearing science: Paving the way to better patient care
  • Lieser, Elizabeth Ann T.

    Lieser, Elizabeth Ann T.

    • Patterns of hormone-driven tolerance induction and resolution
  • Ma, Xiao, Ph.D.

    Ma, Xiao, Ph.D.

    • Exploring cardiomyopathy genetics via zebrafish model
  • Magaña, Setty M., M.D., Ph.D.

    Magaña, Setty M., M.D., Ph.D.

    • Immunopathomechanisms of CNS demyelinating disorders and their therapeutic relevance
  • Settell, Megan, Ph.D.

    Settell, Megan, Ph.D.

    • Anatomy and histology of the pig: implications for vagus nerve stimulation
  • Tabibian, James H., M.D., Ph.D.

    Tabibian, James H., M.D., Ph.D.

    • Pathogenesis, modeling and treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Turkowski, Kari, Ph.D.

    Turkowski, Kari, Ph.D.

    • Genetic architecture, polygenic risk scores, and artificial intelligence guided risk stratification in congenital long QT syndrome

  • Wilson, Amber C.

    Wilson, Amber C.

    • Developing recombinant viruses and therapeutic protocols for oncolytic virotherapy and monogenic cardiac gene therapy delivery

  • Zakeri, Rosita, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

    Zakeri, Rosita, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

    • Atrial fibrillation and left atrial remodeling in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Patient-based research

Students who conducted research with human subjects (or on material of human origin, such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena), including clinical trials.

  • Akinhanmi, Margaret O., Ph.D.

    Akinhanmi, Margaret O., Ph.D.

    • Bipolar disorder in patients of African ancestry: Addressing health disparities through multidisciplinary studies
  • Chahal, Choudhary Anwar (Anwar) A., M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

    Chahal, Choudhary Anwar (Anwar) A., M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

    • Neural circulatory control, genetic pathogenic variants and the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Chaiteerakij, Roongruedee, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chaiteerakij, Roongruedee, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Epidemiology, staging and diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cloud, Beth A., P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.

    Cloud, Beth A., P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.

    • Spinal posture and shoulder kinematics in individuals with spinal cord injury: The effect of changes to manual wheelchair seat dump angle
  • Hu, Danqing

    Hu, Danqing

    • Influence of early exposure to general anesthesia on children's neurodevelopment
  • Kevin, Kelly L., Ph.D.

    Kevin, Kelly L., Ph.D.

    • Role of body fluid volumes in heart failure outcomes
  • Koep, Tyler H., Ph.D.

    Koep, Tyler H., Ph.D.

    • Community influenza prevention through school-based education and non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Dalia S. Mikhail

    Mikhail, Dalia S.

    • Obesity and diabetes prevention
  • Miranda, Danielle N., Ph.D.

    Miranda, Danielle N., Ph.D.

    • Mechanisms of insulin resistance from blood to muscle and from molecules to the community
  • Thalji, Nassir M., M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

    Thalji, Nassir M., M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

    • Novel mechanisms in the pathogenesis of myxomatous mitral valve disease
  • Velgos, Stefanie N., Ph.D.

    Velgos, Stefanie N., Ph.D.

    • Emerging non-invasive technologies in cognitive impairment

Population-based research

Students who conducted research in epidemiology, behavioral health, outcomes and health services.

  • Barwise, Amelia K., M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., Ph.D.

    Barwise, Amelia K., M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., Ph.D.

    • End of life care and decision making for patients with limited English proficiency
  • Gionfriddo, Michael R.

    Gionfriddo, Michael R.

    • Shared decision-making in primary care: Developing a decision aid for hypertension
  • Greenberg, Alexandra J., Ph.D.

    Greenberg, Alexandra J., Ph.D.

    • Differential association of clinical presentation, family history and treatment response by multiple myeloma cytogenetic subtype
  • Kurani, Shaheen S., Ph.D.

    Kurani, Shaheen S., Ph.D.

    • Place and poverty: Using area deprivation index to assess the impact of socioeconomic disadvantage on health behaviors and outcomes
  • Marcano Bonilla, Lorena, Ph.D.

    Marcano Bonilla, Lorena, Ph.D.

    • Aspirin, other NSAIDs, statins and metformin in biliary tract cancer risk and survival: A Swedish population-based cohort study
  • Essa Mohamed

    Mohamed, Essa

    • Disparities in liver disease among immigrants in Minnesota
  • Wu, Lang, Ph.D.

    Wu, Lang, Ph.D.

    • Functional germline mutations and rare variants of certain genes contribute to genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer
  • Yang, Joanna

    Yang, Joanna

    • Mental health InSciEd Out