Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Student Roster


Review the focus areas, mentors and publications of trainees in the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) at Mayo Clinic.

Appointee Mentor(s) Research focus Mayo Clinic publications
Lindsey G. Andres-Beck Timothy J. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. Using pharmaceutical agents to better understand the circuit effect mechanisms behind the therapeutic efficacy of deep brain stimulation Publications on PubMed
Eugene S. Bah Stephen J. Russell, M.D., Ph.D. Generating, studying and translating novel oncolytic rhabdoviruses and picornaviruses Publications on PubMed
Susanna N. Basappa Lila J. Rutten, Ph.D. Detection and associated outcomes for breast cancer screening Publications on PubMed
Kamila Bond Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D. Glioblastoma and other brain tumors Publications on PubMed
Sarah A. Castro Wenqian Hu, Ph.D. Role of annotated long intergenic noncoding RNA Publications on PubMed
Luz M. Cumba-Garcia Ian F. Parney, M.D., Ph.D. Role of glioma-derived extracellular vesicles as mediators of immunosuppression Publications on PubMed
Cori E. Fain Aaron J. Johnson, Ph.D. Role of infiltrating CD8 T cells in brain cytotoxicity Publications on PubMed
Luis F. Flores Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, M.D. Role of nuclear dynamics in oncogenic transformation Publications on PubMed
Josiane Joseph Jason D. Doles, Ph.D. Molecular basis of cancer-associated muscle wasting Publications on PubMed
Daniel A. Macias Quinn P. Peterson, Ph.D. Using stem cell-derived islet cells to investigate the paracrine interactions occurring within the human islet for the treatment of type 1 diabetes Publications on PubMed
Lorena Marcano-Bonilla Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Genetic variations in the development of liver and biliary cancers Publications on PubMed
Arnaldo Mercado-Perez Arthur Beyder, M.D., Ph.D. Mechanobiology of the gastrointestinal tract Publications on PubMed
Katherin B. Morales Aaron J. Johnson, Ph.D. Influence of thymic neurons on T cell development Publications on PubMed
Kimberly Perez Robin Patel, M.D. Immune escape for Staphylococcus epidermidis in chronic prosthetic joint infection Publications on PubMed
Lee R. Peyton Doo-Sup Choi, Ph.D. Neurochemical dynamics of sleep pattern disruption of circadian rhythm and alcoholism Publications on PubMed
Keely Redhage

Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Ph.D.

Understanding misfolding and amyloid formation in light chain amyloidosis Publications on PubMed
Aaron E. Rusheen Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D. Neuromodulation Publications on PubMed
Annyoceli Santiago-Davis Jan van Deursen, Ph.D. Role of inhibitors of Cdc20: BubR1 and Mad2 Publications on PubMed
Phillip Starski Doo-Sup Choi, Ph.D. Cellular circuitry of compulsive ethanol seeking Publications on PubMed
Kenneth A. Valles Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Viral hepatitis burden of disease and outcome disparities among global refugee populations Publications on PubMed
Stefanie Velgos Yonas Geda, M.D. Emerging noninvasive tools to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment Publications on PubMed
Sierra A. Walker Rotating Applications of extracellular vesicles in nanomedicine Publications on PubMed
Lydia P. Wheeler

J. Luis Lujan, Ph.D., M.S.

Gregory A. Worrell, M.D., Ph.D.

Pain-affect recognition from real-time signal processing Publications on PubMed
Jacqueline (Jackie) Zayas Liewei Wang, M.D., Ph.D. The role of androgen receptor splice variation in chemotherapy response Publications on PubMed