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Ninitha Asirvathamjeyaraj, Ph.D. Ninitha Asirvathamjeyaraj, Ph.D.


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. Kevin Beggs, Ph.D.


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. Sara Ciotti, Ph.D.


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

Advisor: Dr. Bill Atchison

Aaron Fullerton, Ph.D. Aaron Fullerton, Ph.D.


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. Thitirat Ngaotepprutaram, Ph.D.


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. Paulo Pires, Ph.D.


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. Kyle Poulsen, Ph.D.


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. Joseph Prinsen, Ph.D.


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

Advisor: Dr. N. Bari Olivier

Sutheera Sangsiri, Ph.D. Sutheera Sangsiri, Ph.D.


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. Loc Vinh Thang, Ph.D.


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. Priya Balasubramanian, Ph.D.


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. Nathan Tykocki, Ph.D.


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

Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Watts