Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate Studies

Student Profiles: MCP


“Michael

Michael Birnbaum

Mentor: Fangliang Zhang, PhD
Project: The role of Arginyltransferase 1 in oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in prostate cancer and ischemic heart tissue

“Jennifer

Jennifer Brazill

Mentor: Rong Grace Zhai, PhD
Project: Maintaining neuronal architectural integrity under hypoxia and re-oxygenation in Drosophila

“Nancy

Nancy Chee

Mentor: Shaun Brothers, PhD
Project: Pending

Chuan Chen

Chuan Chen

Mentor: Fulvia Verde, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Tyler

Tyler Cunningham

Mentor: Jonathan Schatz, PhD
Project: Pending

“Samuel

Samuel Del’Olio

Mentor: Antonio Barrientos, PhD
Project: Pending

Gloria Ducasa

Gloria Michelle Ducasa

Mentor: Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Derek

Derek Essegian

Mentor: Stephan Schurer, PhD
Project: Pending

“Megyuan

Mengyuan Ge

Mentor: Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD
Project: The Role of APOL1 and Cholesterol Dependent Podocyte Injury in Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

“Laine

Laine Heidman

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: Injury in Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

“Karolina

Karolina Janczura

Mentor: Claes Wahlestedt, MD/PhD
Project: Role of Histone Deacetylase 3 in Modulating Alzheimer’s Disease Hallmarks

“Nicholas

Nicholas Kapolka

Mentor: Daniel Isom, PhD
Project: pH regulation of chemokine receptor signaling under conditions of health and disease

“Tanya

Tanya Kelley

Mentor: Stephan Schurer, PhD
Project: Computationally-Driven Design and Development of Novel Therapeutics for Orphan Diseases

“Yue

Yue Qi

Mentor: Claudia Rodrigues, PhD
Project: Role of c-Myc in age-associated endothelial senescence and vascular inflammation

“Melina

Melina Ramic

Mentor: Zane Zeier, PhD
Project: Pending

“Jacob

Jacob Rowe

Mentor: Daniel Isom, PhD
Project: Pending

Andrew Sawaya

Andrew Sawaya

Mentor: Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Yoël

Yoël Sitbon

Mentor: Danuta Szczesna-Cordary, PhD
Project: Effect of Mutations in Myosin ELC on the Development of Pathological vs. Physiological Cardiac Hypertrophy

“Geoffrey

Geoffrey Taghon

Mentor: Daniel Isom, PhD
Project: A Comprehensive Profile of P2Y Receptor Activation: Toward Novel Treatmentsfor Hypertension

“John

John Turner

Mentor: Stephan Schurer, PhD
Project: Pending

“Aforma

Afoma Umeano

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: Novel Therapeutics for CARM1 Overexpression

“Sunil

Sunil Yadav

Mentor: Danuta Szczesna-Cordary
Project: Exploring Myosin RLC Phosphorylation as a Potential Novel Therapeutic Target for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

“Keyvan

Keyvan Yousefi

Mentor: Lina Shehadeh, PhD
Project: The Role of Osteopontin in Renal-Induced Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)

“Zachary

Zachary Zigmond

Mentor: Roberto Vazquez-Padron, PhD
Project: Vascular c-Kit Expression Reduces Atherosclerosis

Yi Zhu

Yi Zhu

Mentor: Rong Grace Zhai, PhD
Project: Pending Approval