Second Year


Picture of Kevin Baker , SmilingKevin Baker

PhD program: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 

Lab: Luyendyk 

Research: Mechanisms of tissue factor Decryption in hepatic parenchymal cells


Picture of Robert Freeborn, SmilingRobert Freeborn 

PhD program: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Lab: Rockwell 

Research: The Role of Nrf2 in Th1 differentiation and immunity to influenza


Picture of Evert NjomenEvert Njomen

PhD program: Chemistry

Lab: Tepe

Research: Unraveling the Mechanism of Action of Allosteric Proteasome Modulators


Patricia Perez-Bonilla

PhD program: Neuroscience

Lab: Leinninger 

Research: Role of Ventral Tegmental Neurotensin Receptor-1 Neurons in Motivated Behavior


Picture of Di Zhang, Smiling Di Zhang

PhD program: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Lab: Liby

Research: Targeting the Nrf2 pathway in cancer


First Year


Picture of Kevin Chen Kevin Chen

PhD program: Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Lab: Walton/Chan

Research: Increasing the Homogeneity of Neural Stem Cell Differentiation via Treatment with Small Molecules in Conjunction with CRISPR-mediated Gene Editing to Increase the Efficacy of Parkinson’s Disease Cell Regeneration Therapies


Picture of Shelby DeChow, SmilingShelby DeChow

PhD program: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Lab: Abramovitch

Research: Understanding the genetic and chemical biology of pH-driven adaptation in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis


Picture of Anna Stoll, Smiling Anna Stoll

PhD program: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Lab: Sortwell

Research: Pharmacological Strategies to Attenuate Synucleinopathy-Induced Neuroinflammation