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Current


First year


Haleigh Gilliland imageHaleigh Gilliland

PhD Program: Microbiology & Molecular Biology

Lab: Olive

 

Research: Dissecting host mechanisms that alter virulence activation and drug pathways in Mycobacterial species.


Jacob Howe imageJacob Howe

PhD Program: Neuroscience

Lab: Sortwell

 

Research: Inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasome activation as a neuroprotective strategy against synucleinopathy in Parkinson's Disease. 


Jariel Ramirez-Virella imageJariel Ramirez-Virella

PhD Program: Neuroscience

Lab: Leinninger

 

Research: Endogenous and pharmacological activation of Neurotensin Receptor-1 to modulate body weight.


Skye Russell imageSkye Russell

PhD Program: Chemistry

Lab: Swain

 

Research: Development and application of electrochemical biosensors and chemical sensors for studying inhibitory neuromuscular signaling in the gastrointestinal tract.


Second 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 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.


Previously supported

Kevin Chen – Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Shelby DeChow – Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Lucas Demey - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Bronson Gregory - Physiology

Taylor Fiolek - Chemistry

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

Chauncey Splichal - Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Anna Stoll – Pharmacology and Toxicology