Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Student Profiles: CAB


“Kilan

Kilan Ashad-Bishop

Mentor: Karoline Briegel, PhD
Project: The Role of LBH in the Etiology of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Ezra Blumenthal

Ezra Blumenthal

Mentor: Ramin Shiekhattar, PhD
Project: Integrator Subunit 12: Characterizing an Epigenetic Reader Within the Integrator Complex

Ho Lam Chan

Ho Lam “Candy” Chan

Mentor: Lluis Morey, PhD
Project: Novel functions of Polycomb Repressor Complex 1 in breast cancer

Valeria Copello

Valeria Copello

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Michael Durante

Michael Durante

Mentor: J. William Harbour, MD
Project: Identifying Molecular Mechanisms of Uveal Melanoma Tumorigenesis

Christian Elledge

Christian Elledge

Mentor: Joseph Rosenblatt, MD
Project: Pending Approval

“Julia

Julia Escandon

Mentor: J. William Harbour, MD
Project: PRAME as a modulator of chromatin accessibility and gene expression in metastatic uveal melanoma

James Grosso

James Grosso

Mentor: Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD
Project: Combination suicide gene therapy for ovarian cancer with AMLV- and GALV-based RRV

“Xiaoqing

Xiaoqing Han

Mentor: Anthony Capobianco, PhD
Project: Identification of a Notch dependent transcriptional repressor complex

“Gyong

Gyong Ha Hwang

Mentor: Barry Hudson, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Ke

Ke Jin

Mentor: Anthony Capobianco, PhD
Project: Elucidating the role of NACK,a novel regulator of Notch pathway

Andre Jordan

Andre Jordan

Mentor: Vinata Lokeshwar, PhD
Project: Functional analysis of SLC13A3 as a novel biomarker and tumor suppressor in renal cell carcinoma

Natasha Khatwani

Natasha Khatwani

Mentor: Jaime Merchan, MD
Project: Pending Approval

“Dilara

Dilara Koyuncu

Mentor: Marc Lippman, MD
Project: Elucidating the role of spindle assembly checkpoint gene, Bub1b in breast cancer

Luyan Li

Luyuan Li

Mentor: Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD
Project: Determining the role of IDH mutation in human chondrosarcoma

Rolando Lyles

Rolando Lyles

Mentor: Priyamvada Rai, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Fiorella Magani

Fiorella Magani

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: Integrated system-level analyses of androgen receptor variant networks to identify novel prostate cancer-relevant genes

Melinda Magna

Melinda Magna

Mentor: Barry Hudson
Project: Pending Approval

“Tara

Tara Peters

Mentor: Jonathan Schatz, MD
Project: Addressing the Clinical Potential of Elatol for elF4A Inhibition in Cancer

“Santas

Santas Rosario

Mentor: Enrique Mesri, PhD
Project: A Role for KSHV in Class-Switch Recombination

Govindi Samaranayake

Govindi Samaranayake

Mentor: Priyamvada Rai, PhD
Project: Exploiting redox-associated oncogenic stresses arising from tumor driving pathways, to identify novel therapeutic strategies

Gabriel Santiago

Gabriel Santiago

Mentor: Ramiro Verdun, PhD
Project: Role of Polycomb group in antibody class switch recombination

“Nikita

Nikita Sharma

Mentor: Ashok Saluja, PhD
Project: Functional Role of the Hexosamine Biosynthesis Pathway in Pancreatic Cancer

“Utsav

Utsav Sharma

Mentor: Marc Lippman, MD
Project: Circulating cCAF/CTC Complexes and Breast Cancer Metastasis

“Chen

Chen Shen

Mentor: David Robbins, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Soumya

Soumya Sundara Rajan

Mentor: Jonathan Schatz, MD
Project: Exploring mechanisms of ALK driven toxicity in ALK+ Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

Svetlana Speransky

Svetlana Speransky

Mentor: Marc Lippman, MD
Project: Pending Approval

“Clara

Clara Troccoli

Mentor: Priyamvada Rai, PhD
Project: Investigating molecular drivers of androgen-deprivation induced senescence (ADIS) evasion as therapeutic targets to limit emergence of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)

Owen Willis

Owen Willis

Mentor: Barry Hudson, PhD
Project: Pending Approval