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.

  • Hinnah R. Abid

    Abid, Hinnah R.

    • Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Context of Obesity
  • Stephanie S. Anguiano-Zarate

    Anguiano-Zarate, Stephanie S.

    • Developing Recombinant Viruses as Vaccines for Infectious Diseases
  • Ata, Hirotaka

    Ata, Hirotaka

    • Heart-Specific Gene Knock-Out Zebrafish Generation as a Platform for Future Large-Scale Drug Repositioning Studies

  • Bowles, Bradley (Brad) S.

    Bowles, Bradley (Brad) S.

    • An Individualized Medicine Approach to Understanding Rare Disease

  • Elizabeth C. Eckert

    Eckert, Elizabeth C.

    • Engineering Oncolytic Viruses With Immunoattractant Chemokines
  • Joseph, Josiane

    Joseph, Josiane

    • Investigating Disease-Associated Defects in Muscle and Muscle Stem Cells
  • Koleilat, Alaa

    Koleilat, Alaa

    • Developing the First Pharmacotherapy for the Treatment of Usher Syndrome Type 1 Using the Zebrafish and Mouse Models
  • Xiao Ma

    Ma, Xiao

    • Discovering Novel Causative Genes and Therapeutics for Cardiomyopathy via Zebrafish Genetics

  • Kari L. Turkowski

    Turkowski, Kari L.

    • Elucidating N-Cadherin (CDH2) as a Novel Gene in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy Through Whole-Exome Sequencing/Genomic Triangulation and Functional Characterization

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.

  • Margaret O. Akinhanmi

    Akinhanmi, Margaret O.

    • Bipolar Disorder in Patients of African Ancestry: Addressing Health Disparities Through Translational Studies
  • Kevin L. Kelly

    Kelly, Kevin L.

    • Exercise Limitation in Heart Failure
  • Ohde, Joshua W.

    Ohde, Joshua W.

    • Clinical Implementation of Tobacco Treatment
  • Stefanie N. Velgos

    Velgos, Stefanie N.

    • Imaging Biomarkers and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Novel Approach to Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Population-based research

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

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

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

    • Disparities in End-of-Life Care and Decision-Making Among Those With Limited English Proficiency
  • Basappa, Susanna N.

    Basappa, Susanna N.

    • Mortality Surrogate for Mortality in Assessing Supplemental Imaging Use Outcomes in Women With Dense Breasts
  • Kurani, Shaheen S.

    Kurani, Shaheen S.

    • Using Area Deprivation Index as a Predictor for Opioid Overdose Deaths
  • Marcano Bonilla, Lorena

    Marcano Bonilla, Lorena

    • Aspirin, Other NSAIDS, Metformin and Statins in Biliary Tract Cancer Risk and Survival: A Swedish Population-Based Cohort Study