Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Student Profiles: MCP


Bryce Allen

Bryce Allen

Mentors: Nagi Ayad, PhD and Stephan Schürer, PhD
Project: Large Scale Computational Screening Discovers A Dual BRD4-EGFR Inhibitor

Jordan Balke

Jordan Balke

Mentor: Justin Percival, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Michael

Michael Bellio

Mentor: Joshua Hare, MD
Project: Histone deacetylase regulation of cardiac stem cell proliferation

“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

Damir Bojadzic

Damir Bojadzic

Mentor: Peter Buchwald, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Jennifer

Jennifer Brazill

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

“Steven

Steven Carlsson

Mentor: Claes Wahlestedt, MD, PhD
Project: Delineating the Transcriptional and Translational Functions of HIF-2a

Chuan Chen

Chuan Chen

Mentor: Fulvia Verde, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Wen Ding

Wen Ding

Mentor: Lina Shehadeh, PhD
Project: The role of miR-30e in regulating Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switch in vitro

Gloria Ducasa

Gloria Michelle Ducasa

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

Rustam Esanov

Rustam Esanov

Mentor: Claes Wahlestedt, MD, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Shaurya

Shaurya Joshi

Mentor: Nanette Bishopric, MD
Project: Role of microRNA in Myocardial Ischemic Injury

“Devin

Devin Kepchia

Mentor: Charles Luetje, PhD
Project: Structural optimization and behavioral analysis of antagonists of the insect odorant receptor co-receptor subunit

“Lattoya

Lattoya Lartey

Mentor: Antonio Bianco, MD
Project: Nutrient availability regulates cellular type II deiodinase activation via the mTORC1 pathway

“Michelle

Michelle LeBlanc

Mentor: Wei, Li, PhD
Project: Nutrient availability regulates cellular type II deiodinase activation via the mTORC1 pathway

“Christopher

Christopher Pedigo

Mentor: Sandra Merscher-Gomez, PhD
Project: TNFa Causes Podocyte Cholesterol Accumulation and Apoptosis in Diabetic Kidney Disease

“Roya

Roya Pedram Fatemi

Mentors: Claes Wahlestedt, MD, PhD and Mohammad Faghihi, MD, PhD
Project: Antisense RNA-mediated epigenetic regulation of Brain-derived neurotrophic factor

Courtney Premer

Courtney Premer

Mentors: Joshua Hare, MD and Bradley J. Goldstein, MD, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Kai

Kai Ruan

Mentor: Rong Grace Zhai, PhD
Project: Post-transcriptional regulation of Drosophila nmnat under stress

Andrew Sawaya

Andrew Sawaya

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

“Lei

Lei Winnie Song

Mentor: Roberto Vazquez-Padron, PhD
Project: Role of vascular cKit in atherosclerosis

“Illyce

Illyce Suarez

Mentor: Fulvia Verde, PhD
Project: Role of the conserved NDR kinase Orb6 in polarized cell growth

“Junior

Junior Tayou

Mentor: Vlad Slepak, PhD
Project: Potential role of R7 RGS proteins in neurotrophin secretion

“Chun

Chun Wu

Mentor: Deborah Mash, PhD
Project: Brain Insulin Regulation of Dopamine Signaling in Cocaine Addiction and Obesity

“Chen

Chen-Ching “Vicky” Yuan

Mentor: Danuta Szczesna-Cordary, PhD
Project: Structural and functional studies on animal models of hypertrophic, dilated and restrictive cardiomyopathy caused by myosin light chains mutations

Yi Zhu

Yi Zhu

Mentor: Rong Grace Zhai, PhD
Project: Pending Approval