Alumni

Nadia Ayala-Lopez, Ph.D.

2016

Thesis Title:  A New Role for PVAT: Regulation of Blood Vessel Function Through the Control of Norepinephrine

Advisor:  Dr. Stephanie Watts

Nusrat Matin, Ph.D.

2016

Thesis Title:  The effects of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibition in a hypertensive model of cognitive impairment

Advisor:  Dr. Anne Dorrance

Natalia Kovalova, Ph.D.

2016

Thesis Title:  Role of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Polymorphisms on TCDD-mediated CYP1B1 Induction and IgM Suppression by Human B cells

Advisor:  Dr. Norb Kaminski

Nikita Joshi, Ph.D.

2016

Thesis Title: Hepatoprotective functions of the hemostatic system in experimental xenobiotic-induced biliary injury

Advisor:  Dr. Jim Luyendyk 

Ashley Maiuri, Ph.D.

2015

Thesis Title: Drug-Cytokine Cytotoxic Interaction: Relationship to Idiosyncractic, Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Advisor:  Dr. Bob Roth

Kate O'Brien, Ph.D.

2014

Thesis Title: Elucidation of the Mechanisms of Interaction Between Bile Acids and the Interleukin-23/Interleukin-17 Axis During Cholestasis

Advisor: Dr. Bryan Copple

Jeremiah Phelps, Ph.D.

2014

Thesis Title: Mechanisms by which Remanl Denervation Chronically Lowers Blood Pressure in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat

Advisor: Dr. Gregory Fink

Ninitha Asirvathamjeyaraj, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: Role of Central Eicosanoids in the Development of Angiotensin II-Salt Hypertension in the Rat

Advisor: Dr. Gregory Fink

Kevin Beggs, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: Mechansims of Hepatocellular Apoptosis by Trovafloxacin-tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Interaction: An In Vitro Model of Idiosyncractic Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Advisor: Dr. Bob Roth

Sara Ciotti, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: Disruption of Cellular Calcium Homeostasis and Mitochondrial Function Following Chronic Methylmercury Treatment

Advisor: Dr. Bill Atchison

Aaron Fullerton, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: 2,3,7,8-TCDD Alters the Development and Severity of Hepatotoxicity in a Mouse Model of Immune-Mediated Liver Injury Induced by Concanavalin A

Advisor: Dr. Patti Ganey

Thitirat Ngaotepprutaram, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: Suppression of the T-cell dependent Humoral Immune Response by Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Involves Impairment of CD40-CD40 Ligand Interaction

Advisor: Dr. Norb Kaminski

Paulo Pires, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: The Role of Inflammatory Mediators in Hypertensive Remodeling of Cerebral Arteries: Focus on Perivascular Macrophages, Matrix Metalloproteinases and Tumor Necrosis Factor-α

Advisor: Dr. Anne Dorrance

Kyle Poulsen, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: Trovafloxacin Potentiates Lipopolysaccharide-induced Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha in a Macrophage Cell-Line: Mechanistic Insights into Idiosyncratic Liability

Advisor:  Dr. Bob Roth

Joseph Prinsen, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: Insights into the Effect of Tachycardia Irregularity on
Ventricular Repolarization Dynamics

Advisor: Dr. N. Bari Olivier

Sutheera Sangsiri, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: Impaired Function of PreJunctional Adenosine Receptors on Perivascular Sympathetic Nerves in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

Advisor: Dr. Jim Galligan

Loc Vinh Thang, Ph.D.

2013

Thesis Title: Macrophage (MΦ)-derived Superoxide Disrupts Sympathetic Nerve Function In Deoxycorticosterone Acetate (DOCA)-Salt Hypertensive Rats

Advisor: Dr. Jim Galligan

Priya Balasubramanian, Ph.D.

2012

Thesis Title: Prenatal Stress Mediated Fetal Programming of Obesity in Diet-Induced Obese and Dietary Resistant Rats.

Advisor: Dr. Sheba MohanKumar

Nathan Tykocki, Ph.D.

2012

Thesis Title: Endothelin-1-Induced Calcium Signaling in Artieries and Veins

Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Watts

Robert Davis, Ph.D.

2011

Thesis Title: Mechanism of 5-Hydroxytryptamine-Induced Hypotension

Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Watts