Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Student Profiles: CAB


Zheng Ao

Mentor: Ram Datar, PhD
Project: Enumeration, Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) and their interactions with other components in Peripheral Blood


Kilan Ashad-Bishop

Mentor: Karoline Briegel, PhD
Project: Determining the role of Leptin signaling in breast cancer metastasis


Alexandra Besser

Mentor: Joyce Slingerland, MD, PhD
Project: C-terminally phosphorylated p27 plays a novel role in mediating EMT and metastasis

Ezra Blumenthal

Ezra Blumenthal

Mentor: Stephen Nimer, MD
Project: Pending Approval

Michael Durante

Michael Durante

Mentor: Allan Pollack, MD, PhD
Project: Pending Approval


Julia Escandon

Mentor: James Grichnik, MD, PhD
Project: Role of the meiotic Cohesin REC8 in the biology of melanoma

Matthew Field

Matthew Field

Mentor: J. William Harbour, MD
Project: Relationship between tumor-associated macrophage polarization and a high-risk genetic profile in metastasizing uveal melanoma


Xiaoqing Han

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


James Hoy

Mentor: Balakrishna Lokeshwar, PhD
Project: Identifying transcriptional regulators of the atypical chemokine receptor CXCR7


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


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: Pending Approval


Ying-Ying Li

Mentor: Niramol Savaraj, MD
Project: Using novel strategies to eliminate BRAF inhibitor-resistant melanoma cells


Jun Long

Mentor: David Robbins, PhD
Project: Hedgehog Signaling in Cancer

Fiorella Magani

Fiorella Magani

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Ni Guoxin

Guoxin Ni

Mentor: Glen Barber, PhD
Project: The Role of STING Ubiquitination in Innate Immune Response to Intracellular Double-Stranded DNA


Salma Parvin

Mentor: Izidore Lossos, MD
Project: Investigating the Role of LM02 in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma


Meghan Rice

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: The microRNA-23b/ -27b cluster suppresses prostate cancer metastasis via a novel functional target, Huntingtin-interacting protein-related 1 (HIP1R)


Santas Rosario

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

Govindi Samaranayake

Govindi Samaranayake

Mentor: Priyamvada Rai, PhD
Project: Pending Approval


Alexandria Scott

Mentor: Xin-Hai Pei, MD, PhD
Project: p16ink4a controls mammary stem cell aging and protects Brca1 mutant mammary cells from transformation


Sanket Shah

Mentor: Dorraya El-Ashry, PhD
Project: Role of Cancer Associated Fibroblasts in establishment of ER- negative breast cancer


Santhosh Sivajothi

Mentor: Ian McNiece, PhD
Project: Evaluating the Role of Stromal Cells in Tissue Repair


Ankita Thakkar

Mentor: Tan Ince, MD, PhD
Project: Targeting Androgen Receptor and Vitamin D Receptor in Triple Negative Breast Cancer


Lei Zhang

Mentor: Balakrishna Lokeshwar, PhD
Project: Pending Approval


Shuhua Zheng

Mentor: Julio Barredo, MD
Project: Targeting NEDD8 conjugation for therapeutic gain in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia