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First Year

Image of Laura ChambersLaura Chambers

PhD program: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Lab: Dorrance


Research: The role of mineralocorticoid receptor activation in the development of vascular cognitive impairment and dementia.

Image of Lucas DemeyLucas Demey

PhD program: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Lab: DiRita


Research: Probing virulence regulation in Vibrio cholerae using chemical biology

Image of Olivia FavorOlivia Favor

PhD program: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Lab: Lee


Research: Mechanisms by which epoxy fatty acids reduce inflammation in autoimmune systemic lupus erythematosus

Image of Rebecca MuellerRebecca Mueller

PhD program: Neuroscience

Lab: Kanaan


Research: The potential anti-aggregation effects of tricyclic antidepressants on the protein tau in the context of Alzheimer's disease.

Image of Sophia StaerzSophia Staerz

PhD program: Chemistry

Lab: Tepe


Research: Development of small molecule proteasome activators as a new treatment pathway for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Alzheimers.

Second Year

Image of Taylor FiolekTaylor Fiolek

PhD program: Chemistry

Lab: Tepe


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

Image of Bronson GregoryBronson Gregory

PhD program: Physiology

Lab: Cox


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

Image of Chauncey SplichalChauncey Splichal

PhD program: Chemical Engineering

Lab: Walton/Chan


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


Previously supported

Kevin Baker – Pharmacology and Toxicology

Kevin Chen – Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Shelby DeChow – Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Robert Freeborn – Pharmacology and Toxicology

Patricia Perez-Bonilla – Neuroscience (funded by an NIH F31)

Anna Stoll – Pharmacology and Toxicology

Sean Nguyen – Cell and Molecular Biology

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