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Priyadarshini Raman, Ph.D. Priyadarshini Raman, Ph.D.

2011

Thesis Title: Suppression of Interleukin-2 Secretion by 15 Deoxy-Prostaglandin J2-Glycerol, a Putative Cyclooxygenase-2 Metabolite of 2-Arachidonyl Glycerol, Involves the Activation of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Gamma

Advisor: Dr. Norb Kaminski

Erica Sparkenbaugh, Ph.D. Erica Sparkenbaugh, Ph.D.

2011

Thesis Title:  The Role of Neutrophil Elastase, Hypoxia and HIF-1α in Hepatocellular Injury

Advisor: Dr. Bob Roth

Sachin Kandlikar, Ph.D. Sachin Kandlikar, Ph.D.

2010

Thesis Title: Sympathetic Nervous System in the Development of Mild DOCA-Salt Hypertension

Advisor: Dr. Greg Fink

Haitian Lu, Ph.D. Haitian Lu, Ph.D.

2010

Thesis Title: Mechanism for 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin-Mediated Effects on CD40 Ligand-Induced Activation and Effector Function of Primary Human and Mouse B Cells

Advisor: Dr. Norb Kaminski

Erika Boerman Westcott, Ph.D. Erika Boerman Westcott, Ph.D.

2010

Thesis Title: Regulation of Subsarcolemmal CA2+ Oscillations and Myogenic Tone in the Microcirculation

Advisor: Dr. William Jackson

Colin North, Ph.D. Colin North, Ph.D.

2009

Thesis Title: In Vivo and In Vitro Mechanisms for Disruption of the Toll-Like Receptor Activated Primary Immunoglobulin M Response by 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD)

Advisor: Dr. Norb Kaminski

Alexandra Hlavacova, Ph.D. Alexandra Hlavacova, Ph.D.

2008

Thesis Title: Enhanced Adrenergic Sensitivity of Mesenteric Veins Compared to Arteries and its Relation to Calcium Utilization and Handling

Advisor: Dr. James Galligan

Andrew King, Ph.D. Andrew King, Ph.D.

2008

Thesis Title: Neurogenic Mechanisms of Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

Advisor: Dr. Greg Fink

Wei Li, Ph.D. Wei Li, Ph.D.

2008

Thesis Title: The Effects of Chronic Activation of Endothelin ETB Receptors on Blood Pressure, Venomotor Tone, Neurohumoral Activity, and Oxidative Stress

Advisor: Dr. Greg Fink

Dina Schneider, Ph.D. Dina Schneider, Ph.D.

2008

Thesis Title: The Role of Pax5, Blimp-1 and AP-1 in the Suppression of B Cell Differentiation of TCDD

Advisor: Dr. Norb Kaminski

Patrick Shaw, Ph.D. Patrick Shaw, Ph.D.

2008

Thesis Title: Inflammation and Idiosyncratic Drug Reactions: Inflammatory Mechanisms and Interactions in a Murine Model of Trovafloxacin Hepatotoxicity

Advisor:  Dr. Bob Roth

John Buchweitz, Ph.D. John Buchweitz, Ph.D.

2007

Thesis Title: Characterization of Delta-9-Tertrahydrocannabinol-Mediated Alterations in Leukocyte and Airway Epithelial Cell Responses to a Primary Challenge with Influenza A/PR/8/34 in C57BL/6 Wild Type and CB1/CB2 Receptor-Null Mice

Advisor: Dr. Norb Kaminski

Ammie Bachman, Ph.D. Ammie Bachman, Ph.D.

2006

Thesis Title: Altered Pattern of Methylation in Gene-specific and GC-rich Regions of DNA Underlie Tumorigenesis

Advisor: Dr. Jay Goodman

Steven Bezdecny, Ph.D. Steven Bezdecny, Ph.D.

2006

Thesis Title: Signal Transduction Pathways Involved in the Upregulation of Cyclooxygenase-2 by 2,2',4,4',-Tetrachlorobiphenyl

Advisor: Dr. Patti Ganey

Wei Ni, Ph.D. Wei Ni, Ph.D.

2006

Thesis Title: The Presence of A Local Serotonergic System in Peripheral Arteries

Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Watts

Keshari Thakali Keshari Thakali

2006

Thesis Title: Endothelin A (ETA) and ETB Receptor Interaction in Arteries and Veins

Advisor:  Dr. Stephanie Watts

Lyle Burgoon, Ph.D. Lyle Burgoon, Ph.D.

2005

Thesis Title: Design, Management, and Quality Control of Toxicogenomics Experiments

Advisor: Dr. Jim Galligan

Alex Perez-Rivera, Ph.D. Alex Perez-Rivera, Ph.D.

2005

Thesis Title: Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptor Function and Protein Expression in Arteries and Veins from Normal and Hypertensive Mice

Advisor: Dr. Jim Galligan

Gautham Rao, Ph.D. Gautham Rao, Ph.D.

2005

Thesis Title: Involvement of TRPC1 in the Cannabinoid-Mediated Elevation in Intracellular Calcium in T Cells

Advisor: Dr. Norb Kaminski

Cheryl Rockwell, Ph.D. Cheryl Rockwell, Ph.D.

2005

Thesis Title: Inhibition of Interleukin-2 Secretion by 2-Arachidonyl Glycerol and Anandamide Occurs through Perixsome Proliferator Activated Receptor Gamma Independently of the Cannabinoid Receptors

Advisor: Dr. Norb Kaminski