Student Profiles

Laboratory-based research

Students conducting 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.

  • Beetler, Danielle J.

    Beetler, Danielle J.

    • Regenerative capabilities of extracellular vesicles in myocarditis
  • Bowles, Bradley (Brad) S.

    Bowles, Bradley (Brad) S.

    • An individualized medicine approach to understanding rare disease

  • Di Florio, Damian N.

    Di Florio, Damian N.

    • Sex differences in mitochondria during coxsackievirus induced myocarditis
  • Joseph, Josiane

    Joseph, Josiane

    • Investigating disease-associated defects in muscle and muscle stem cells
  • Kolluri, Aarti

    Kolluri, Aarti

    • The role of glypican-3 isoforms in the development of chimeric antigen receptor T cells for liver cancer therapy
  • Law, Ethan W.

    Law, Ethan W.

    • Subcutaneous combination biodevice for the treatment of type 1 diabetes

  • Min, Yuhao (Harry)

    Min, Yuhao (Harry)

    • Pathway discovery in neurodegenerative diseases by integration of multi-omics data
  • Power, Erica A.

    Power, Erica A.

    • The role of convection-enhanced delivery for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma

Patient-based research

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

  • Ahmed, Ahmed T., M.B., B.Ch.

    Ahmed, Ahmed T., M.B., B.Ch.

    • Lewy body dementia associated with gut microbiome
  • Huang, Harvey

    Huang, Harvey

    • Electrical stimulation of hippocampus and amygdala modulates human ventral temporal cortex in distinct ways
  • Irazabal Mira, Maria V., M.D.

    Irazabal Mira, Maria V., M.D.

    • Role of fumarate-NRF2 response in the pathogenesis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)

  • Jackson, Linsey E.

    Jackson, Linsey E.

    • Machine-learning aided biomarker discovery and precision genomics for gallbladder cancer
  • Ohde, Joshua W.

    Ohde, Joshua W.

    • Clinical implementation of tobacco cessation treatment among cancer patients
  • Rusheen, Aaron E.

    Rusheen, Aaron E.

    • Dopamine as a biomarker for the therapeutic efficacy of CMPf deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Tourette syndrome
  • Suchyta, Marissa A.

    Suchyta, Marissa A.

    • Improving facial paralysis surgical outcomes: Targeting facial nerve regeneration
  • Valles, Kenneth A.

    Valles, Kenneth A.

    • Reducing the burden of hepatocellular carcinoma among migrant populations: Improving prevention and outcomes through disease modeling

Population-based research

Students conducting research in epidemiology, behavioral health, outcomes and health services.

  • Basappa, Susanna N.

    Basappa, Susanna N.

    • Breast cancer mode of detection varies by breast density and stage at diagnosis in population-based cohort
  • DSouza, Karen N.

    DSouza, Karen N.

    • Natural language processing aided discovery of adverse symptoms during fertility procedures
  • Knier, Catherine (Kit) G.

    Knier, Catherine (Kit) G.

    • Understanding and promoting student wellbeing through social-emotional behavioral programming
  • Orellana, Minerva A.

    Orellana, Minerva A.

    • Investigating uterine fibroids in women of color: A translational approach

Other CTS Ph.D. Students

  • Addani, Mohamed A.

    Addani, Mohamed A.

  • Cooley, Matthew A.

    Cooley, Matthew A.

  • Kulshreshtha, Vagisha

    Kulshreshtha, Vagisha

  • Miller, Aunay

    Miller, Aunay

  • Morales Gomez, Adriana M.

    Morales Gomez, Adriana M.

  • Stumpf, Hannah E.

    Stumpf, Hannah E.

  • Zawada, Stephanie K.

    Zawada, Stephanie K.

MD-MS Students

  • Bhandarkar, Archis

    Bhandarkar, Archis

  • Cardiel Nunez, Kristin E.

    Cardiel Nunez, Kristin E.