Alumni

 

Bridges and IMSD Alumni and Students: You can contact old friends or network with our alumni. 
Click here for contact information and current information on our alumni.

 

If you need the password for this list, please email Tina Cicolella at cicoletm@rutgers.edu or Johanna Sierra at sierrajo@rutgers.edu

 

 

2018 Graduates

 

Deanna De Vore, PhD (Mentor: Maureen Barr)

Extracellular Matrix Regulates Morphogenesis and Function of Ciliated Sensory Organs

 

Olufunmilola (Funmi) Ibironke, PhD (Mentor: Stephan Schwander)

Air Pollution Particulate Matter Effects on Adaptive Human Anti-mycobacterial Immunity

 

Julia Bolanle Olayanju, PhD (Mentor: Bing Xia)

Understanding the Anti-cancer activity of Moringa Isothiocyanates in Breast Cancer Cells

 

Christina Ramirez, PhD (Mentor: Ah-Ng (Tony) Kong)

Epigenetic Regulation of NRF2 and Ursolic Acid in Skin Carcinogenesis

 

 

2017 Graduates

 

Melvili Cintron Cotto, PhD (Mentor: Nancy Woychik)

Functional analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis VapC toxins

 

Lizahira Rodriguez-Colon, PhD (Mentor: Shridar Ganesan)

A role for G9a methyltransferase in the DNA response signal

 

 

2016 Graduates

 

Christal Lewis, PhD (Mentor: Helmut Zarbl)

A Transgenerational Study of Exposure to Zeranol, a Dietary Contaminant with Potent Estrogenic Activity

 

Eileen Oni, PhD (Mentor: Ronald P. Hart)

Bioinformatic Analysis of DNA Methylation in Neural Progenitor Cell Models of Alcohol Abuse

 

Eva Rubio-Marrero, PhD (Mentor: Davide Comoletti)

Structural and Functional Studies of CASPR2, a Molecular Approach of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

 

 

2015 Graduates

 

Adenrele Akintobi, PhD (Mentor: Barth Grant)

Functional Characterization of C. elegans F-BAR protein SDPN-1

 

Kristina Hernandez, PhD (Mentor: Bonnie Firestein)

The role of NOS1AP, a schizophrenia susceptibility gene, in the regulation of dendrite branching, dendritic spine formation, and actin dynamics.

 

Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres, PhD (Mentor: Monica Roth)

Isolation and Characterization of Retargeted Feline Leukemia Virus Envelope Proteins and Isolations of Host Factors Involve in Envelope Specific Entry

 

 

2014 was a banner year for the number of IMSD trainees who completed their degrees or moved on with further training or initial positions.

 

Allen Alcivar, PhD   (Mentor:  Bin Xia)

BRCA2 and PALB2 in Cellular Stress Response

 

Judith Canabal, PhD (Mentor: Sunita Kramer)  

Analysis of Two Distinct Functions of the Roundabout 2 Receptor during Drosophila Cardiac Assembly

 

Andrew Hoffmann, MS  (Mentor: Michael Verzi)

 Enteroid Culture and its Impact on Stem Cell and Cancer Research

 

Tiffany King, PhD (Mentor: Sunita Kramer)

The Cytoskeletal Regulator Enabled Mediates Proper Cardiac Fusion during the Final Stages of Drosophila Dorsal Vessel Formation

 

Frank Macabenta, PhD (Mentor: Sunita Kramer)

Investigating the Coordinated Expression and Function of the Netrin-Frazzled Signaling Pathway During Drosophila Dorsal Vessel Formation

 

Adriana Martin, PhD (Mentor: William Welsh) 

Biophysical Characterization of Novel Amphiphilic Macromolecules: Modeling Membrane Interactions    

 

Letzibeth Mendez-Rivera, MS (Mentor: Steven Brill)

The SLX5 Paradox: Expression Of A Sumo-Targeted Ubiquitin Ligase Generates Toxic Poly-Sumo Chains In Yeast                 

 

Winder Perez, PhD (Mentor: Terri Goss Kinzy)

Mutations in Eukaryotic Translation Elongation Factor 1A that alter Protein Synthesis & Actin Bundling                      

 

Maryann (Poku) Obiorah, PhD  (Mentor: Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom)

Developmental Vulnerability of the Rat Hippocampus to Methylmercury (MEHG)              

 

Felicia Smith, PhD  (Mentor: Robin Davis)

The Role of Neurotrophins in Regulating Spiral Ganglion Morphology                         

 

Connan Vaca, PhD  (Mentor: Ramsey Foty)

Fibronectin Matrix- Mediated Inhibition of Tumor Cell Dispersal


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