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Graduate Alumni

Graduate Program Alumni

Thomas Powers, PhD 2015
Mentor: Richard Drake, PhD
Developing an Integrative Glycobiology Workflow for the Identification of Disease Markers for Pancreatic Cancer
Staff Scientist, Mass Spectrometry Analytical Research and Development Group, Pfizer, Chesterfield, MO

Will Robichaux, PhD 2015
Mentor: Joe Blumer, PhD
Regulation of the G?i – G-protein regulatory (GPR) module and the biological function of GPR-containing proteins in chemokine signal processing of primary leukocytes
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Stephen Roper, PhD 2015
Mentor: Richard Drake, PhD
Method Development for the Identification of Alternatively Sialylated Glycoproteins in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Texas Children's Hospital, University of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Amber Bradley, PhD 2014
Mentor: Scott Eblen, PhD
E3 Ligase Identified by Differential Display (EDD) Enhances Cell Survival and Cisplatin Resistance in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Adnan Al-Ayoubi, MD/PhD 2012
Mentor: Scott Eblen, PhD
Investigation of the Role of MAP Kinase Signaling in the Regulation of Multi-Drug Resistance in Ovarian Cancer
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Alexander Whitley, MD/PhD 2009
Mentor: Thomas Walle, PhD
Epithelial Cell Accumulation and Irreversible Binding of the Cancer Preventive Polyphenol Ellagic Acid to DNA and Protein
Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Danielle Thibault Guiterrez
Mentor: Kevin Schey, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH

Petra Tsuji, PhD 2007
Mentor: Thomas Walle, PhD
Methoxylated Flavones as Potential Cancer Chemopreventive Agents - Human and Fish Models
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Towson University

Megan Kibbey, DMD/PhD 2006
Mentor: Steven Rosenzweig, PhD
The Insulin-Like Growth Factor System in Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck
Dentist, Boston

Stephanie Robinson, PhD 2006
Mentor: Steven Rosenzweig, PhD
Targeting the Insulin-Like Growth Factor System in Cancer Therapeutics using IGF Binding Proteins (IGFBPs) and IGFBP-Mimetics

Kristen French, PhD 2006
Mentor: Lotta Granholm-Bentley, DDS/PhD
Investigation of Differential Contributions of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (nAChR) Subtypes on Cognition and Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Phenotype
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rheumatology & Immunology, MUSC

Mark Slomiany, PhD 2005
Mentor: Steven Rosenzweig, PhD
Mechanisms of IGF-1 regulated VEGF and IGFBP-3 Secretion by Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, MUSC

Zachary Bowman, MD/PhD 2005
Mentor: David McMillan, PhD
Primaquine Induced Hemolytic Anemia
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow, University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Severine Patat, PhD 2005
Mentor: Kevin Schey, PhD
Proteomic and Shrimp Immune System / Mass Spectrometry
Head of the Health Department, CARINNA, Reims, France

Kristie Lindsey Rose, PhD 2005
Mentor: Kevin Schey, PhD
Protein-Protein Interactions of Lens Aquaporin O
Co-Associate Director, MSCRC Protemics Lab, Vanderbilt University

Christopher Wells, MD/PhD 2004
Mentor: John Hildebrandt, Ph.D.
Modifications of G-Protein Beta Subunites
Research Instructor, Cardiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Lauren Ball, PhD 2003
Mentor: Kevin Schey, PhD
Structure and Functional Effects of Age-Related Posttranslational Modifications of Aquaporin 0 in the Normal Human Lens
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Director, Mass Spectrometry Facility, MUSC

Jayabharathi Vaidyanathan, PhD 2003
Mentor: Thomas Walle, PhD
Bioavailability of the Tea Flavonoids and Epicatechin and Epicatechin Gallate: Role of Membrane Transport and Metabolism
Pharmacologist/Reviewer, Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics, FDA, Rockville, MD

Stewart Knoepp, MD/PhD 2003
Mentor: Kathryn Meier, PhD
Roles of Phospholipase D2 and Focal Adhesion Kinase in Mitogenic Signaling and Cellular Adhesion
Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan

Richard Walgren, MD/PhD 2002
Mentor: Thomas Walle, PhD
Transepithelial Absorption of Quercetin and Quercetin Glucosides
Medical Advisor, Early Phase Medical Oncology, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN

Laura Bolchoz, PhD 2002
Mentor: David McMillan, PhD
Primaquine-Induced Hemolytic Anemia: Formation and Mechanism of Action of the Hemotoxic Metabolite 6-Methoxy-8-Hydroxylaminoquinoline (MAQ-NOH)
Chemistry Teacher, Bishop England High School, Charleston, SC

Alema Galijatovic, PhD 2001
Mentor: Thomas Walle, PhD
Flavonoid Metabolism: Induction of UDP-Glucuronosyltranferase and its Potential Role in Inactivation of Carcinogens
Associate Director, Merck, Philadelphia

Terra C. Gibbs, PhD 2001
Mentor: Kathryn Meier, PhD
Phospholipase D2: Expression, Regulation, and Role in Lysophosphatidic Acid Generation and Response
Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Mark Horney Jameson, MD/PhD 2001
Mentor: Steven Rosenzweig, PhD
Inhibition of IGF-1 by IGFBP-2: Functional and Structural Aspects
Assistant Professor ofOtolaryngology, University of Virginia

Yuri Peterson, MS 2001
(PhD 2004, Louisiana State University)
Mentor: Stephen Lanier, PhD
Analysis of the G-Protein Regulatory (GPR) Domain of the Activator of G-Protein Signaling 3
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, MUSC

Alema Galijatovic, PhD 2001
Mentor: Thomas Walle, PhD
Flavonoid Metabolism: Induction of UDP-Glucuronosyltranferase and its Potential Role in Inactivation of Carcinogens
Associate Director, Merck, Philadelphia

Beatrix Slomiany, MD/PhD 2000
Mentor: David Kurtz, PhD
Transcription Factor Effects on Cell Growth: Activity of the CCAAT Enhancer Binding Protein Alpha in Cell Cycle Arrest
General Surgery, Bluegrass Community Hospital, Kentucky

Jennie Walgren, PhD 2000
Mentor: JoEllyn McMillan, PhD
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Hepatocarcinogenesis Induced by the Trichloroethylene Metabolites Dichloroacetic Acid and Trichloroacetic Acid
Senior Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN

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