Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program Student Roster


Review the focus areas, mentors and publications of trainees in the Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at Mayo Clinic.

Appointee Mentor(s) Research focus Mayo Clinic publications
Issa Ali Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D. Tracking organ doses for patient safety in radiation therapy Publications on PubMed
Matthew Amato Louis (Jim) J. Maher, III, Ph.D. Investigating nucleosome dynamics in H4K79 mutants modeling lysine hyperaceylation in metabolic disorders Publications on PubMed
Jacob B. Anderson Michael F. Romero, Ph.D. Insect model of calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis Publications on PubMed
Aiyana D. Batton

Charles D. Blaha, Ph.D.

Allan Bieber, Ph.D.

Stimulation of the subparafascicular thalamic nucleus modulates dopamine efflux in the inferior colliculus of rats Publications on PubMed
Davia Blake Kay L. Medina, Ph.D. The role of B cell development and its impact on immunodeficiency diseases and therapies Publications on PubMed
Bridgette Chavez Falla Takahisa Kanekiyo, M.D., Ph.D. Role of apolipoprotein E (APOE) and APOE receptors in Alzheimer's disease and cerebral amyloid angiopathy Publications on PubMed
Ana M. Corujo-Ramirez Mi Hyeon (Mi-Hyeon) Jang, Ph.D. The effects of chemotherapy on the adult hippocampal neurogenesis Publications on PubMed
Luz M. Cumba-Garcia Aaron J. Johnson, Ph.D. Amyloidogenic immunoglobulin light chain protein Publications on PubMed
Dallece (Elena) Curley Anthony J. Windebank, M.D. Regeneration of the spinal cord using hydrogel scaffolds seeded with Schwann cells in combination with epidural stimulation Publications on PubMed
Elisa Enriquez-Hesles Martin E. Fernandez- Zapico, M.D. Signaling networks regulating activation of transcription factor complexes in pancreatic cancer Publications on PubMed
Joseph M. Gaballa William A. Faubion Jr., M.D. Epigenetic mechanisms that drive regulatory T cell dysfunction in Crohn's disease Publications on PubMed
Brian Garcia Louis (Jim) J. Maher, III, Ph.D. Developing a DNA aptamer capable of independently entering mitochondria in vitro Publications on PubMed
Mikaela Guevara Scott H. Kaufmann, M.D., Ph.D. Elucidating the effectiveness of PARP inhibitors in enhancing the kill rate of ovarian cancer cells Publications on PubMed
Gregory J. Heller Michael A. Barry, Ph.D. Retargeted adenoviruses for vaccine development, gene therapy and oncolytics Publications on PubMed
Emily Irey Stephen J. Russell, M.D., Ph.D. Developing Mengo virus replicons to increase efficacy of oncolytic virotherapy Publications on PubMed
Morgan Ivy Robin Patel, M.D. Metagenomics of prosthetic joint infection Publications on PubMed
Paul Jacobs Andrew J. Fagan, Ph.D. Computational modeling of MRI heating from medical implants Publications on PubMed
Yakin Jaleta Autumn J. Schulze, Ph.D. Comparative analysis of targeting methods of Mengo virus for oncolytic virotherapy Publications on PubMed
William A. Jons

Joanna M. Biernacka, Ph.D.

Stacey J. Winham, Ph.D.

Genetics of bipolar disorder Publications on PubMed
Sadie Karratti-Abordo Timothy J. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. Cardio progenitor cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cell clones exhibit hypersensitivity to doxorubicin Publications on PubMed
Anna Krauss Lisa A. Schimmenti, M.D. Genetics of hearing loss using zebrafish as a model system Publications on PubMed
Delaney E. Liskey Isobel A. Scarisbrick, Ph.D. The role of protease-activated receptors in myelin regeneration Publications on PubMed
Sharon T. Loa Taro Hitosugi, Ph.D. Cancer metabolism Publications on PubMed
Roberto Lopez Cervera Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D. Leigh syndrome, French Canadian type (LSFC) and link between liver dysfunction and neurological impairment using a zebrafish model Publications on PubMed
Saima Machlovi

Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Susannah J. Tye, Ph.D.

Effect of deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant depression in rats Publications on PubMed
Daniela D. Maltais Val Lowe, M.D. Assessing the blood-brain barrier permeability to insulin Publications on PubMed
Zachary I. Mendel Michael A. Barry, Ph.D. Engineering viral vectors for use in oncolytic, vaccine and helper-dependent platforms Publications on PubMed
Karla (Karla Alejandra) A. Montejo J. Luis Lujan, Ph.D., M.S. A computational modeling study of astrocytes as neuromodulators in deep brain stimulation Publications on PubMed
Taylor Person Diana Gil Pages, Ph.D. T cell signaling and its functions in T cell development in the thymus Publications on PubMed
Jovanka Ravix Y.S. Prakash, M.D., Ph.D. Function of the calcium-activated chloride channels in myometrial and leiomyoma cells Publications on PubMed
Hassler Rengifo Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D. Creating a biological pacemaker to address cardiac electronic pacemaker failure Publications on PubMed
Jannet Rivera Peter C. Amadio, M.D. Characterizing cytotoxicity of a novel tendon lubricant for clinical use Publications on PubMed
Vanessa Ruiz

Robert B. Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Aaron J. Johnson, Ph.D.

Genetics of sporadic glioma Publications on PubMed
Brianna B. Sanchez Isobel A. Scarisbrick, Ph.D. The role of cholesterol with PAR1 targeting in spinal cord injury Publications on PubMed
Alejandro Sarabia Gonzalez Martin E. Fernandez- Zapico, M.D. Role of histone methyltransferase MLL1 in pancreatic cancer tumor microenvironment Publications on PubMed
Ashley Scott Lisa A. Schimmenti, M.D. Genetics of hearing loss using zebrafish as a model system Publications on PubMed
Phillip Starski Isobel A. Scarisbrick, Ph.D. Exercise and dietary fat modulates myelinogenesis in the adult spinal cord Publications on PubMed
Pangdra Vang Carlos B. Mantilla, M.D., Ph.D. Respiratory failure and diaphragm sarcopenia in very old age Publications on PubMed
Peggy Weng Gregory J. Gores, M.D. Molecular pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis Publications on PubMed
Sarah E. Zornes Susan Hallbeck, Ph.D. Neuroscience and industrial-organizations psychology Publications on PubMed