First Year

Picture of Bana AbolibdehBana Abolibdeh

PhD program: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Lab: Dorrance


Research: Relationship between obesity and the development of vascular dementia

Picture of Taylor FiolekTaylor Fiolek

PhD program: Chemistry

Lab: Tepe


Research: Development of aripiprazole analogs for 20S proteasome activation and enhanced degradation of disordered proteins

Picture of Bronson GregoryBronson Gregory

PhD program: Physiology

Lab: Cox


Research: Synaptic Properties and Morphology of Dendritic Spines in Fragile X Syndrome

Picture of Chauncey SplichalChauncey Splichal

PhD program: Chemical Engineering

Lab: Walton/Chan


Research: The differences in cellular response to xogenous mRNA, siRNA, and pDNA delivery

Second 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

Previously supported

Di Zhang - Pharmacology and Toxicology (funded by AITCH and Penner Fellowships)

Evert Njomen - Chemistry

Robert Freeborn – Pharmacology and Toxicology (pending F31)

Patricia Perez-Bonilla – Neuroscience (pending F31)

Kevin Baker – Pharmacology and Toxicology

Janice Diaz-Otero – Pharmacology and Toxicology (funded by F31 Fellowship)

Vincent Shaw – Pharmacology and Toxicology

Sean Nguyen – Cell and Molecular Biology