MD/PhD - Student

MD/PhD Program Roster (2017-2018)

Students

MS-1


Mileah E. Cook

Salvador Alejo
Interest:Biochemistry, Cancer Biology
PhD Track: undecided
PhD Mentor: undecided
Prior Education: Harvard University,


Francisco Neal

Francisco Neal
Interest: Cancer Biology
PhD Track: undecided
PhD Mentor: undecided
Prior Education: Austin College


Katarina Pitka

Katarina Pitka
Interest: Cancer Biology
PhD Track: undecided
PhD Mentor: undecided
Prior Education: University of Texas at Austin


Erica Osta

Erica Osta
Interest:Biomedical Engineering
PhD Track: undeclared
PhD Mentor: undeclared
Prior Education: Texas State University



MS-2


Mileah E. Cook

Mileah E. Cook
PhD Track: undecided
PhD Mentor: undecided
Prior Education: Brigham Young University


Myrna G. Garcia

Myrna G. Garcia
PhD Track: undecided
PhD Mentor: undecided
Prior Education: University of Houston


Sang Woo Kim

Sang Woo “Harper” Kim
PhD Track: undecided
PhD Mentor: undecided
Prior Education: Brown University


Anand Kornepati

Anand Kornepati
PhD Track: undecided
PhD Mentor: undecided
Prior Education: Duke University


Lauren E. Russell

Lauren E. Russell
PhD Track: undeclared
PhD Mentor: undeclared
Prior Education: Texas A&M University



GS-1


petra jans

Petra Jans
PhD Track:Undeclared
PhD Mentor: undeclared
Prior Education: Colorado College, BA


mathew king

Matthew King
PhD Track: Undeclared
PhD Mentor: undeclared
Prior Education :School: Boston College, BS


ryan reyes

Ryan M. Reyes
PhD Track: Undeclared
PhD Mentor: undeclared
Prior Education : University of Arkansas at Monticello, BS


ryan reyes

Gabrielle Zuniga
PhD Track: undeclared
PhD Mentor: undeclared
Prior Education : University of Texas at Austin, BS


GS-2

Eric B. Baeuerle

Eric B. Baeuerle
PhD Track: Interest in Physiology & Pharmacology
PhD Mentor: Nicolas Musi, MD
Prior Education : Rice University, BS


Andy Q. Banh

Andy Q. Banh
PhD Track: Physiology & Pharmacology
PhD Mentor: Charles P. France, PhD
Prior Education : California State University, BS


Jacob T. Boyd

Jacob T. Boyd
PhD Track: Physiology
PhD Mentor:Kenneth Hargreaves, DDS
Prior Education : University of North Texas, BA


Daniel B. Shropshire

Cassandra Leonardo
PhD Track: Radiological Sciences
PhD Mentor: Peter Fox, MD
Prior Education : New York University, BA


Daniel B. Shropshire

Daniel B. Shropshire
PhD Track: Physiology
PhD Mentor: Jean Jiang, PhD
Prior Education : St. Louis University, BA


GS-3

Jeff Cooney

Laura Caflisch
PhD Track: Physiology
PhD Mentor: Andrew Brenner, MD, PhD
Prior Education : Texas A&M University, BS


Jeff Cooney

Brian Iskra
PhD Track: Cancer Biology
PhD Mentor: Greg Aune, MD,PhD
Prior Education : City University of NewYork, BS


Jeff Cooney

Alex Kramer
PhD Track: Physiology
PhD Mentor: Randy Strong, PhD
Prior Education: Duke University, BS; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MS


Jeff Cooney

Eithan Kotkowski
PhD Track: Radiological Sciences
PhD Mentor: Peter Fox, MD
Prior Education: University of Texas at Austin, BS


GS-4

Jeff Cooney

Jeff Cooney
PhD Track: Cancer Biology
PhD Mentor: Ricardo Aguiar, MD,PhD
Awards: NIH F30CA206343 "The cyclic AMP/ phosphodiesterase4 axis regulates proximal
B cell receptor signaling and offers a new therapeutic strategy for B cell lymphomas"
Prior Education : Boston College, BS; Boston University., MS


Brett Ipson

Brett Ipson
PhD Track: Cell & Molecular Medicine
PhD Mentor: Al Fisher, MD,PhD
Awards: NIH F30AG053034 "Contribution of m-tyrosine to the adverse
effects of oxidative stress"
Prior Education : Brigham Young University, BS


Trevi Ramirez

Trevi Mancilla
PhD Track: Physiology
PhD Mentor: Greg Aune, MD, PhD
Prior Education : Wellesley College, BA


Kristen Rogers

Kristen Rogers
PhD Track: Microbiology & Immunology
PhD Mentor: Sunil Ahuja, MD
Prior Education : Rice University., BA, UNTHSC, MS


MS-3

Curtis Clark

Curtis Clark
PhD Track: Microbiology & Immunology
PhD Mentor: Tyler Curiel, MD, MPH
Awards: NIH F30CA206398 "Novel PD-L1 signals regulating anti-tumor immunity
and immunotherapy responses"
Prior Education : University of Texas at Tyler, BS; University of Texas at Tyler, MS


Justin Drerup

Justin Drerup
PhD Track: Cellular & Molecular Medicine
PhD Mentor: Tyler Curiel, MD, MPH
Awards: CTSA Translational Science (TL-1) Fellowship Award
Prior Education: University of Texas at Dallas, BS


Katie Hinchee

Katie Hinchee-Rodriguez
PhD Track: Biochemistry
PhD Mentor: Bettie Sue Masters, PhD
Awards: NIH F30 DK100128 (NIDDK) “ Regulation of Neuronal Nitric
Oxide Synthase by Insulin in Skeletal Muscle"
Prior Education : Duke University, BS


Tiffani Horton

Tiffani Houston
PhD Track: Cancer Biology
PhD Mentor: Rita Ghosh, PhD
Awards: NIH F31ES025533 "The Inflammatory Consequence
of Arsenic-mediated Urothelial Endocrine Disruption"
NIH R36 AG048370 "Endocrine Disruption in the Aging Urothelium"
Prior Education: University of North Texas, BS


MS-4

Mariam Ishaque

Mariam Ishaque, PhD
PhD Track: Radiological Sciences
PhD Mentor: Peter Fox, MD
PhD Project: "Investigation of pediatric anoxic brain injury with nonfatal drowning using MRI"
PhD Dissertation Defense: May 4, 2016
Awards: CTSA Translational Science (TL-1) Fellowship Award
Prior Education: Southern Methodist University, BS


Karl Li

Karl Li, PhD
PhD Track: Radiological Sciences
PhD Mentor: Peter Fox, MD
PhD Project: "Quantifying default mode network connectivity for biomaker
generation using structural equation modeling"
PhD Dissertation Defense: May 13, 2016
Prior Education : University of California at Berkeley, BSE


Raehannah Jamshidi

Raehannah J. Jamshidi, PhD
PhD Track: Pharmacology
PhD Mentor:Williame Clarke, PhD
PhD Project: "Peripheral Mechanisms of Opioid Analgesia:
Regulation of Kappa Opioid Receptor (KOR) Function".
PhD Dissertation Defense: May 18, 2015
Awards: Translational Science Training Fellowship Award (2013-2014),
UT System
Prior Education : Austin College, BA


Jessica Zavadil

Jessica Zavadil, PhD
PhD Track: Cancer Biology
PhD Mentor: Christi Walter, PhD
PhD Project: "New therapeutics for hepatocellular carcinoma using
the C3HeB/FeJ mouse model"
PhD Dissertation Defense: May 19, 2016
Prior Education: Bowling Green University, BS