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Students are listed by program. 

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Epidemiology & Human Genetics

Gerontology

Molecular Medicine

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Neuroscience

Physical Rehabilitation Science

Toxicology

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Samusi Adedrian
Graduate of: Rhode Island College
Mentor: Arif Hussain, M.D., Department of Medicine

Milad Alasady
Graduate of: University of Missouri- St. Louis
Mentor: David Weber, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Amanda Bowers 
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Eric Sundberg, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology

Jodian Brown
Graduate of: University of the Sciences Philaelphia
Mentor: Ian Thorpe, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, UMBC

Chris Coey
Graduate of: Clemson University
Mentor: Alex Drohat, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Shi Da 
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Rao Gullapalli, Ph.D., Department of Diagonost Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Patrick Desmond
Graduate of: Penn State University
Mentor: Robert Bloch, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Christy Gaines
Graduate of: University of North Carolina
 Mentor: Mike Summers, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, UMBC

John Giddens
Graduate of: College of William and Mary
Mentor: Lai-Xi Wang, Ph.D.,Department of Biochemistry

Deborah Girma
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Michael Summers, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, UMBC

Daniel Grun
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Richard Eckert, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Veronica Lopez
Graduate of: Universidad Metropolitana
Mentor: Steven Munger, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

William (Alex) Meltzer
Graduate of: Penn State
Mentor: Michal Zalzman, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Zephane Melville
Graduate of: Seattle University
Mentor: David Weber, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Peter Mercredi
Graduate of: City College of New York
Mentor: Michael Summers, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, UMBC

Sarah Monti
Graduate of: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mentor: Michael Summers, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, UMBC

Nicole Perry
Graduate of: North Carolina State M.S.
Mentor: Aikaterini Kontrogianni-KonstantopoulosPh.D., Department of Biochemistry

Ben Portney
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Michal Zalzman, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Christina Ross
Graduate of: Juniata College
Mentor: Gerald Wilson, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Sarah Russell
Graduate of: University of Maryland Balto. County
 Mentor: Martin Schneider, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Jerrell Scott
Graduate of: University of the District of Columbia M.S.
Mentor: Anil Jaiswal, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Courtney Sturey
Graduate of: Juniata College
Mentor: Michael Donnenberg, M.D., Department of Medicine

Sausan Taha
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Gary Fiskum, Ph.D., Department of Anesthesiology

 Bishal Tandukar
Graduate of: Morgan State University
Mentor: Thomas Hornyak, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Ari Unger
Graduate of: Yeshiva University
Mentor: Ronald Gartenhaus, Ph.D., Department of Medicine

Christina Walker
Graduate of: McDaniel College
Mentor: Richard Eckert, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

Robert Wimmer
Graduate of: Villanova University
Mentor: Martin Schneider, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry

 Jin Xu
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Yun Qiu, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

 David Saeva 
Graduate of: SUNY College

 Nathan Hardenbrook  
Graduate of: Iowa State University

 Daniel Garman  
Graduate of: Saint Mary's College

 Janelle Geist 
Graduate of: Susquehanna University

Matt Fisher  
Graduate of: Sacred Heart University

Courtney Chandler 
 Graduate of:  Michigan-Ann Arbor

Joshua Brown 
Graduate of:  University of West Florida

Julie Nyman 
Graduate of: Hood College

Devin Sharp 
Graduate of: Point Loma Nazarene College

 

 

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Epidemiology & Human Genetics

Danielle Abraham
Graduate of: University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Elena Artimovich
Graduate of: Stevenson University
Mentor: Shannon Takala-Harris, Ph.D. – Department of Medicine

Jason Bailey
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Christopher Plowe, M.D., M.P.H. – Department of Medicine

Joshua Backman
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park

Kristin Bornstein
Graduate of: New York Medical College
Mentor: Myron Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H. – Department of Medicine

Cynthia Burch
Graduate of: Virginia Commonwealth University
Mentor: Patricia Dischinger, Ph.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Ilynn Bulatao 

Andrea Buchwald
Graduate of: Colorado College

Shana Burrowes
Graduate of: University of South Florida Tampa

Jerry Choate
Graduate of: Baylor University
Mentor: Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D. – Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Modupe Coker
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Manhattan Charurat, Ph.D., M.S. – Department of Medicine

Lindsay Croft
Graduate of: University of Iowa
Mentor: Daniel Morgan, M.D., M.S. – Department of Medicine

Benjamin Emmanuel
Graduate of: George Washington University

Christine Franey
Graduate of: University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Lisa Gardner
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Sania Amr, M.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Christina Greene
Graduate of: Florida Institute of Technology
Mentor: Gordon Smith, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Mark Jones
Graduate of: James Madison University
Mentor: Denise Orwig, Ph.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Jibreel Jumare
Graduate of: University of Maryland Baltimore

Timothy Kerns
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Gordon Smith, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Marie-Claude Lavoie
Mentor: Gordon Smith, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Brianna Lindsay
Graduate of: Drexel University
Mentor: O Colin Stine, Ph.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Fang Liu
Graduate of: University of Maryland Baltimore
Mentor: Sania Amr, M.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Nyaradzo Longinaker
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Mishka Terplan, M.D., M.P.H. – Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Wensheng Luo
Mentor of: Larry Magder, Ph.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Max Masnick
Graduate of: Duke University
Mentor: Anthony Harris, M.D., M.P.H. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Carlo Mercado
Graduate of: Towson University

Amber Million-Mrkva
Graduate of: Michigan State University
Mentor: Gordon Smith, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Lindsay Morningstar
Graduate of: Loyola University
Mentor: Thomas Blanchard, Ph.D., J.D. – Department of Pediatrics

Kara Moser
Graduate of: University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Christina Perry
Graduate of: Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Mentor: Alan Shuldiner, M.D. – Department of Medicin

Christopher Pepin
Graduate of: Saint Michaels College

Maggie Prescott
Graduate of: University of New Hampshire

Ellen Pinnow
Graduate of: Ohio State University
Mentor: Samir Amr, M.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Nicholas Schluterman
Graduate of: University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Mentor: Kathleen Tracy, Ph.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Amol Carl Shetty
Graduate of: Georgia Institute of Technology
Mentor: Braxton Mitchell, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Department of Medicine

Azadeh Shoaibi
Graduate of: University of California Los Angeles
Mentor: Mona Baumgarten, Ph.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Kristen Stafford
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Mona Baumgarten, Ph.D. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Ying Tang
Graduate of: Georgia State University
Mentor: Gordon Smith, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H. – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Nicholas Tilton
Graduate of: George Washington University
Mentor: Maureen Black, Ph.D. – Department of Pediatrics

Mona Tsoukleris, Pharm.D.
Graduate of: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Mentor: Patricia Langenberg, Ph.D – Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Alexandra Winters
Graduate of: Reed College
Mentor: Toni Pollin, Ph.D. – Department of Medicine

Marniker Wijesinha
Graduate of: University of Pittsburgh

Michelle Yau
Graduate of: George Washington University
Mentor: Braxton Mitchell, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Department of Medicine

Xianghua Yin
Mentor: Ilene Zuckerman, Pharm.D., Ph.D. – Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Yue Daniel Zhu
Graduate of: University of Maryland Baltimore
Mentor: Ilene Zuckerman, Pharm.D., Ph.D. – Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
 

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Gerontology

UMB Campus

Nancy Chiles
Graduate of : University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Elizabeth Couser
Graduate of : Saint Michael’s College and SUNY Albany

Rasheeda Johnson
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Alida Loinaz
Graduate of: San Jose State University

Lynn Miescier
Graduate of: College of William & Mary and Cornell University

Shannon O’Connor
Graduate of: North Carolina State University

Lisa Reider
Graduate of: Washington College and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Thomas Shaffer
Graduate of: University of New Haven and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Emma Sheldon
Graduate of: Wells College

UMBC Campus

Colleen Bennett
Graduate of: State University of New York College at Geneseo and Marywood University

Michael Brazda 

Graduate of: University of Maryland University College and University of Maryland Baltimore County

Mingliang Dai
Graduate of: Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade and University of Central Missouri

Laura Frazier
Graduate of: University of Maryland and Towson University

Laura Girling
Graduate of: Clemson University and Loyola University

Jennifer Howard-Doering
Graduate of: University of California, University of Erfurt, and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Katherine Humber
Graduate of: Wellesley College, University of Maryland University College, University of Maryland College Park

Iona Johnson
Track: SCB
Graduate of: George Washington University and Loyola College

Karen Johnson
Graduate of: Cedarville College and Virginia Commonwealth University

Flavius Lilly 

Tara McMullen
Graduate of: University of Nevada, Reno

Cristan Smith
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Jing Xu
Graduate of: East Carolina University and Fudan University

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Master in Molecular Medicine

 Adeoluwa Adewuyi
Graduate of: Towson University
Joshua Bates
Graduate of: Virginia Military Institute
Blaine (Jake) Dow
Graduate of: University of California, San Diego
Nivedita Udey Hegdekar
Graduate of: Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Jason Karimy
Graduate of: University of Colorado @ Denver
Maria Larrosa Garicia
Graduate of: University of Santiago (Spain)
Matthew Panicker
Graduate of: UMBC
Alison Rosenthal
Graduate of: UMCP
George Sabaya
Graduate of: University of Nairobi, Kenya
Dane Kania
Graduate of: Arizona State University
Ian Whitaker
Graduate of: UMCP
Stephanie Murti
Graduate of: St. Mary’s College
Victoria Sammarco
Graduate of: UMB, School of Pharmacy
Deepa Srinivisan
Graduate of: Monash University (Singapore)
Leah Smith
Graduate of: UMBC
Karen Olarte
Graduate of: Industrial University of Santander, Colombia

Rajkumar Baldeosingh
Graduate of: Stevenson University

Mentor: Dr. Nancy Fossett, Ph.D., Department of Pathology
Christine Carney
Graduate of: University of Delaware
Shilpa Das
Graduate of: UMCP
Shweta Das
Graduate of: UMCP
Chan Hong 

Mentor: Dr. Alan Shuldiner, M.D., Department of Medicine
Graduate of: UMCP
Yoon Jeong Jang
Graduate of: Indiana University

Mentor: Christy Chang, Ph.D., Department of Medicine
Vadim Kashtelyan
Graduate of: UMCP

Mentor: Joseph Cheer, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Megan Moorer
Graduate of: University of Alabama
Prarthana Ravishankar
Graduate of: BMS College of Engineering, India
Manasa Srikanth
Graduate of: Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India

Mentor: Dr. Ricardo Feldman, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Sarthak Zaveri
Graduate of: A & R Patel Institute, India
 

 

 

Molecular Medicine

Patrick Adair
Graduate of: Williams College
Mentor: David Scott, Ph.D., Department of Surgery

Judi Azevedo
Graduate of: University of Maine
Mentor: Ricardo Feldman, Ph.D.,Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Alan Alfano
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Yun Qiu, Ph.D.,Department of Pharmacology

Cheryl Armstrong
Graduate of: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mentor: Jeffrey Winkles, Ph.D.,Department of Surgery

Dianaly Au
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D.,Department of Surgery

Moradeke Bamgboye
Graduate of: Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Mentor: W. Jonathan Lederer, M.D., Ph.D. – Department of Physiology

Lekhana Bhandary
Graduate of: University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mentor: Stuart Martin, Ph.D. – Department of Physiology

Amanda Boggs
Graduate of: Villanova University
Mentor: Stuart Martin, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Dominique Bollino
Graduate of: Frostburg State University
Mentor: Laure Aurelian, Ph.D.,Department of Pharmacology

Jessica Bruscard
Graduate of: Lycoming College
Mentor: Tony Passaniti, Ph.D.,Department of Pathology

Atum Buo
Graduate of: Haverford College
Mentor: Joseph Stains, Ph.D. – Department of Orthopedics

Kristi Chakrabarti
Graduate of: University of Pennsylvania

Monica Charpentier
Graduate of: Gettysburg College
Mentor: Stuart Martin, Ph.D. – Department of Physiology

Emily Cheng
Graduate of: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mentor: Jeffrey Winkles, Ph.D., Department of Surgery

Edward Cherok
Graduate of: Pennsylvania State University
Mentor: Mariusz Karbowski, Ph.D.,Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

David Clark
Graduate of: Virginia Wesleyan College
Mentor: Li Mao, M.D.,Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences (School of Dentistry)

Gregory Conway
Graduate of: SUNY Buffalo
Mentor: Toni Antalis, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Patricia Cunfer
Graduate of: Lebanon Valley College
Mentor: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D. – Department of Surgery

Bre-Onna DeLaine
Graduate of: University of Richmond
Mentor: Eileen Barry, Ph.D., School of Medicine

Kathryn Driesbaugh
Graduate of: Albright College
Mentor: Toni Antalis, Ph.D. – Department of Physiology

Jeffrey Kleinberger
Graduate of: Juniata College

Adam Fisch
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Alan Shuldiner, M.D.,School of Medicine

William Fondrie
Graduate of: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Jennifer Fox
Graduate of: Mount St. Mary’s University
Mentor: Curt Civin, M.D.,Department of Pediatrics

Tyler Gable
Graduate of: Eastern Washington University
Mentor: Li Mao, M.D., Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences (School of Dentistry)

Gabriel Eades
Graduate of: Virginia Commonwealth University
Mentor: Qun Zhou, M.D., Ph.D. – Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Curtis Gallagher
Graduate of: York College of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Matthew Trudeau, Ph.D.,Department of Physiology

Eugene Gardner
Graduate of: Ohio University
Mentor: Scott Devine, Ph.D., School of Medicine

Alexis Gorden, M.D.
Graduate of: New York University School of Medicine
Mentor: Alan Shuldiner, M.D.,School of Medicine

Marie Hanscom
Graduate of: University of Tennessee Knoxville

Timothy Hostelley
Graduate of: Lycoming College

Valerie Huse
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Patrik Bavoil, Ph.D.,School of Dentistry

Christopher Jacob
Graduate of: College of Mount St. Joseph
Mentor: Christopher Plowe, M.D., M.P.H. – School of Medicine

Tierra Johnson
Graduate of: University of the District of Columbia
Mentor: Toni Antalis, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

 Katherine Kight

Tyler Kochel
Graduate of: Juniata College
Mentor: Amy Fulton, Ph.D.,Department of Pathology

Cameron Lassiter
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Susan Dorsey, Ph.D., RN, School of Nursing

Eric Legenzov
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Joseph Kao, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Tiha Long
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Bret Hassel, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Hsiang-Min Lu
Graduate of: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Mentor: Thomas Blanpied, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Erik Martin
Graduate of: University of Southern Maine
Mentor: Toni Antalis, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

David McCarty
Graduate of: St. Cloud State University
Mentor: Vincent Njar, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Lena McLaughlin
Graduate of: University of Washington
Mentor: Vincent Njar, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Leon McLean, M.D., M.P.H.
Graduate of: Tufts University School of Medicine
Mentor: Terez Shea-Donohue, Ph.D. – Department of Radiation Oncology

Nicholas Mello
Graduate of: St. Lawrence University
Mentor: Paul Fishman, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology

Sarah Morgan
Graduate of: Lehigh University
Mentor: Raymond Penn, Ph.D. – School of Medicine

Amber Mueller
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park

Alanna Murday
Mentor: C. David Pauza, Ph.D.,School of Medicine

Nathaniel Noyes
Graduate of: SUNY Buffalo
Mentor: Dudley Strickland, Ph.D. – Department of Surgery

Elizabeth Neuendorf
Graduate of: George Washington University
Mentor: Jacques Ravel, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Nidhi Pamidimukkala
Graduate of: Carnegie Mellon University
Mentor: David Kaetzel, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Jimena Perez-Bermudez
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University

Raymond Peroutka
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Ronald Gartenhaus, M.D., School of Medicine

John Reiser
Graduate of: Saint Michael’s College

Drew Roberts
Graduate of: University of Virginia
Mentor: Li Zhang, Ph.D.,Department of Physiology

Kelly Robinson
Graduate of: Clemson University
Mentor: Julie Dunning Hotopp, Ph.D.,Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Cara Rothenberg
Graduate of: Salisbury University
Mentor: Paul Welling, M.D. – Department of Physiology

Anan Said
Graduate of: Howard University College of Medicine

Michelle Sallin
Graduate of: North Carolina State University
Mentor: Scott Strome, M.D., Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Emma Scott
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Scott Devine, Ph.D. – School of Medicine

Gloria Serena
Graduate of: University of Padova, Italy
Mentor: Alessio Fasano, M.D.,Department of Pediatrics

Marey Shriver
Graduate of: University of North Texas
Mentor: Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Karsten Sieber
Graduate of: Gettysburg College
Mentor: Julie Dunning Hotopp, Ph.D.,Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Haley Simpson
Graduate of: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Jacob Skovira
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Alan Faden, M.D. – Department of Anesthesiology

Jana Slovic
Graduate of: University of Washington
Mentor: Stuart Martin, Ph.D. – Department of Physiology

James Steinhardt
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Ronald Gartenhaus, M.D. – School of Medicine

Craig Sturgeon
Graduate of: St. Mary’s College
Mentor: Alan Fasano, M.D. – Department of Pediatrics

Heidi Swaim
Graduate of: St. Marys College of Maryland
Mentor: Matthew Trudeau, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Rex Sun
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Terez Shea-Donohue, Ph.D.,Department of Radiation Oncology

Alexander Tsai
Graduate of: University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Ekemini Udofa
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Toni Antalis, Ph.D. – Department of Physiology

Katrina Williams
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Jessica Mong, Ph.D.,Department of Pharmacology

David Wisniewski
Graduate of: Gettysburg College

Benjamin Wolfson
Graduate of: Tulane University

Justine Yu
Graduate of:Temple University

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Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

 

Devon Allison
Graduate
Ursinus College
 Mentor: Mark Shirtliff, Ph.D., Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Dental School

 Philippe Azimzadeh
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park 

Phillip Balzano
Graduate of: Drexel University
Mentor: Eileen Barry, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, CVD,

Sarah Boudova
Graduate of: University of PA, Philly
Mentor: Miriam Laufer, Ph.D.,Department of Pediatrics

Latey Bradford (Jones)
 
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  Mentor: Jacques Ravel, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology, IGS

Kevin Chen

Graduate of: University of Connecticut
Mentor: Hanping Feng, Ph.D.,Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Dental School

Aaron Christensen-Quick
Graduate of: University of Minnesota Twin Cities,
Mentor: Alfredo Garzino-Demo, Ph.D.

Antione Dara
Graduate of: University of Bamako
Mentor: Christopher Plowe, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Medicine, CVD

Steven Dudics
Graduate of: University of Toledo

Kimberly Filcek
Graduate of: Radford University
Mentor: Patrik, Bavoil, Ph.D., Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Dental School   

Jeffrey Freiberg
Graduate of: University of Virgnia
Mentor: Mark Shirtliff, Ph.D., Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Dental School    

Beth French
Graduate of: Thomas Jefferson University
Mentor: Agnes Azimzadeh, Ph.D.,Department of Surgery

Kelsey Gregg
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Robert Ernst, Ph.D., Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Dental School

Mark Guillotte
Graduate of: College of William and Mary
Mentor: Abdu Azad, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Katie Howell
Graduate of: Temple University
Mentor: Wuyuan Lu, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/IHV, School of Medicine

Molly Hritzo
 Graduate of:University of Scranton

Grant Jones
Graduate of: Arizona State University
Mentor: Rose Jagus, Ph.D., Institue of Marine and Environmental Technology

Ann Mary Joseph
Graduate of: Sathyabama University
Mentor: Eduardo DaVila, Ph.D., Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Greenebaum Cancer Center .

Sabina Kaczanowska
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park
Mentor: Eduardo DaVila, Ph.D., Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Greenebaum Cancer Center .

Eric Kong

Graduate of: Richard Stockton College
Mentor: Mary Ann Rizk, Ph.D., Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, Dental School

Stephanie Lehman
Graduate of: Colorado State University
Mentor: Abdu Azad, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology 

 Lisa Leung
Graduate of: St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Mentor: David Goodlet, Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy  

Grace Maldarelli
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Michael Donnenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Justin Mancini
Graduate of: Haverford College
Mentor: Gerardo Vasta, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institue of Marine and Environmental Technology

Erin McClure
Graduate of: Juniata College 

Pragnesh Mistry
Graduate of: University of Maryland College Park
Mentor: Stefanie Vogel, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Sergio Mojica
Graduate of: SUNY at Binghamton
Mentor: Patrik Bavoil Ph.D., Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Dental School

Hal Neely 
  Graduate of: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mentor: Martin Flajnik, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Rebecca Pelc
Graduate of: Mary Washington College
Mentor: Shane Creaul, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine

Daniel Phillips
Graduate of: East Tennessee State University
Mentor: Patrik Bavoil Ph.D., Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Dental School

Brigit Quinn
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Eileen Barry, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, CVD 

Chelsea Rapp
Graduate of: Ohio State University
Mentor: Eric Sundberg, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, IHV

Alexandria Reinhart
Graduate of: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mentor: Amanda Oblesby-Sherrouse, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Science Department, School of Pharmacy

Mark Rudolph
Graduate of: University of Rochester
Mentor: Marcelo Sztein, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, CVD 

Alison Scott
Graduate of: Eastern Michigan University
Mentor: Robert Ernst, Ph.D., Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Dental School 

Avital Shimanovich
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Marcela Pasetti, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, CVD

Susannah Shissler
Graduate of: Tennessee Technology University 

Zhanna Shubin
Graduate of: University of Texas at Austin
Mentor: C. David Pauza, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology

Dylan Simon 
Graduate of: Case Western Univesity 
 

Jeticia Sistrunk
Graduate of: University of Texas Health – Houston
Mentor: David Rasko, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology School Institute of Genomic Sciences

Edward So
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Scott Strome, M.D., Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Kyle Tretina

Graduate of: Wheaton College
Mentor: Joana DaSilva, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology School Institute of Genomic Sciences

Raja Venkataraman
Graduate of: University of Miami
Mentor: Matthew Frieman, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology

 Lanie Wallace
 Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: David Rasko, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Immunology School Institute of Genomic Sciences

Admission to CandidacyElizabeth Weingartner
Graduate of: Depauw University
Mentor: Amit Golding, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology  

Kyle Wilson
Graduate of: Kalamazoo College
Mentor: Paul Antony Ph.D., Department of Pathology
 

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Neuroscience

Faith Akkentli
Graduate of: Bogazici University
Mentor: Reha Erzurumlu, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Evan Bordt
Graduate of: Catholic University of America
Mentor: Brian Polster, Ph.D., Department of Anesthesiology

  P.Brown Leon
Graduate of: University of New Hampshire
Mentor: Paul Sheppard, Ph.D., Department of MPRC

Brianna Carusillo
Graduate of: Fordham University
Mentor :Marc Simard, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology

Haiwen Chen
Graduate of: Harvard University
Mentor: Tom Blanpied, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Nisha Cooch
Graduate of: Washington and Lee
Mentor: Geoff Schoenbaum, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Danielle Cusmano 
Graduate of: Drew University
Mentor: Jessica Mong, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Tyler Demarest
Graduate of: University of Hartford
Mentor: Gary Fiskum, Ph.D., Department of Anesthesiology

 Chase Francis
Graduate of: Appalachian State University
Mentor: Mary Kay Lobo, PhD., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Kathleen Gilpin
Graduate of: Rochester Institute Of Tech.
Mentor: Mervyn Monteiro, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Jessica Hoffman
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore Countu
Mentor: Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

James Irving
Graduate of: Tulane University
Mentor: Joe Cheer, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Nina Klimova
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
Mentor: Illia Baskakov, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Anna Kolobova
Graduate of: Rhodes College

David Kurland
Graduate of: Washington University
Mentor: Marc Simard, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology

Mark Kvarta
Graduate of: Cornell University
Mentor: Scott Thompson, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Amanda Labuza
Graduate of: Rennselaer Polytechnic
Mentor: Susan Dorsey, Ph.D., School of Nursing

Eastman Lewis
Graduate of: St. Mary's College of Maryland
Mentor: Patricio O'Donnell, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Peter Tuo Li
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Tom Blanpied, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Melissa Long
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Bruce Krueger, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Nina Lopatina
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Geoff Schoenbaum, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Timothy Meeker
Graduate of: University of Cinninnatti
Mentor: Joel Greenspan, Ph.D., Dental School

Jake Mullins
Graduate of: Towson University and Rao Gullapalli Radiology

Mentor: Rao Gullapalli, Ph.D., Department of Radiology

Sylvina Mullins
Graduate of: Lafayette College
Mentor: Asaf Keller, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Anthony Park
Graduate of:University of Virginia
Mentor: Asaf Keller, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Mary Patton
Graduate of: Washington and Jefferson

Lindsay Pickett
Graduate of: Eckerd College
Mentor: Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Brad Pietras
Graduate of: Syracuse University
Mentor: Geoff Schoenbaum, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Nisha Pullimood
Graduate of: Juaniata College
Mentor: Alexandre  Medina de Jesus, D.Sci, Department of Pediatrics

Sarah Ransom
Graduate of: SUNY at Binghamton
Mentor: Tom Blanpied, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Dushon Riley
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Jonathan Lederer,M.D., Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Sarah Rudzinskas
Graduate of: University of Rochester
Mentor: Jessica Mong, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Nathaniel Safren
Graduate of: SUNY at Binghamton
Mentor: Mervyn Montiero, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Mark Schultz
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Lucey Lumley

Jacob Smith
Graduate of: St. Mary's College of Maryland
Mentor: Elizabeth Powell, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Chandler Sours
Graduate of: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Mentor: Rao Gullapalli, Ph.D., Department of Radiology

Elyse Sullivan
Graduate of: Miami University
Mentor:Patricio O'Donnell, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Chantelle Terrillion
Graduate of: Franklin and Marshall College
Mentor: Todd Gould, M.D., Department of Psychiatry

Cigdem Tosun
Graduate of: Middle East Technical University
Mentor: Marc Simard, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology

Cedric Utyingco
Graduate of: University of California, Davis
Mentor: Steve Munger, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Adam VanDyke
Graduate of: University of Hartford
Mentor: Scott Thompson, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Jonathan VanRyzin
Graduate of: University  of Wisconsin, Madison
Mentor: Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Joshua Whitt
Graduate of: St. Mary's College of Maryland
Mentor: Andrea Meredith, Ph.D., Department of Physiology

Heather Wied
Graduate of: University of California, LA
Mentor: Geoff Schoenbaum, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

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Physical Rehabilitation Science

Mario Inacio
Graduate of: George Washington University
Mentor: Mark Rogers, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Brian Johnson
Graduate of: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mentor: Kelly Westlake, PhD, Dept. of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Wan-wen Liao
Graduate of: National Taiwan University
Mentor: Sandy McCombe Waller, PhD, Dept. of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science 

Cecilia Najera
Graduate of: University of Texas Health & Sciences Center at San Antonio
Mentor: Larry Forrester, PhD, Dept. of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Ozell Sanders
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Larry Forrester, PhD, Dept. of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Elizabeth Woytowicz
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park
Mentor: Jill Whitall, PhD, Dept. of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Chieh-ling Yang
Graduate of:
Chang Gung University
Mentor: Sandy McCombe Waller, PhD, Dept. of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

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Toxicology

Richard Burke
Graduate of: Pennsylvania State University
Mentor: Edna Pereira, Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Edward Carter
Graduate of: Morgan State University
Mentor: Katherine Squibb, Ph.D., Department of: Medicine

Marisol Castaneto
Mentor: Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., Department of: Chemistry & Drug Metabolism, NIDA

Khadiza Chowdhury
Graduate of: Washington College
Mentor: Feyruz Rassool, Ph.D., Department of Radiation Oncology

Adam Clark
Mentor: Steven Munger, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Dhanraj Deshmukh
Graduate of: The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Mentor: Yun Qiu, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Nathalie Desrosiers
Graduate of: Laurentian University Ontario, Canada
Mentor: Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Drug Metabolism, NIDA

Albert Donnay
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University,  Bloomsberg School of Public Health
Mentor: Katherine Squibb, Ph.D., Department of Medicine

Kshama Doshi
Graduate of: University of Maryland
Mentor: Maria Baer, Ph.D., Department of Medicine

Kendra Edwards
Graduate of: University of Georgia

Kayla Ellefsen
Graduate of: Sam Houston State University
Mentor: Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Drug Metabolism, NIDA

Michael Feasel
Graduate of: University of Texas at Austin
Mentors: Bob Kristovich & Anil Jaiswal, Ph.D, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center & Department of Pharmacology

Rupa Guha
Graduate of: Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India
Mentor: Anil Jaiswal, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Saddef Haq

Rebecca Hartman
Graduate of: Cornell University
Mentor: Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Drug Metabolism, NIDA

Sarah Himes
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park
Mentor: Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Drug Metabolism, NIDA

Raju Khatri
Graduate of: Tribhuwan University, Nepal
Mentor: Anil Jaiswal, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Andrew Kwegyir-Afful
Graduate of: University of Ghana, Legon
Mentor: Vincent Njar, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology

Mary Larkin
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Eric Lumsden
Graduate of: Boston College

Lindsey Lund
Graduate of: University of Tampa

Claudio Muller
Graduate of: University of Concepcion, Chile
Mentor: Melissa McDiarmid, Ph.D., Department of Medicine

Melissa Muth
Graduate of: Daemen College

Matthew Newymeyer
Graduate of: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Drug Metabolism, NIDA

Abhishruti Parihar
Graduate of: The Ohio State University
Mentor: Asaf Keller, Ph.D., and Marc Simard, Ph.D., Anatomy and Neurobiology & Neurosurgery How to Apply 

Hannah Pie
Graduate of: Lafayette College
Mentor: Carys Mitchelmore Chesapeake Biological Lab

Ratnakar Potla
Graduate of: SRI Ramachandra Medical College
Mentor: Jeffrey Hasday, M.D., Medicine & Pathology

Kamalika Saha
Graduate of: University of Mumbai, India
Mentor: Richard Eckert, Ph.D., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Pragya Shrestha
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Tom Abrams, Ph.D., Pharmacology

Shiyu Tang
Graduate of: China Pharmaceutical University
Mentor: Rao Gullapalli Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Spencer Todd
Graduate of: College of Charleston
Mentor: Edna Pereira, Ph.D., and William Randall, Ph.D., Epidemiology & Pharmacology

Emily Wires
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor: Brandon Harvey, NIDA

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Courtney Chandler
Graduate of: University of Michigan
Mentor(s): Robert Ernst, PhD, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry

Janelle Geist
Graduate of: Susquehanna University
Mentor(s): Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Allison Gerber
Graduate of: Lebanon Valley College
Mentor(s): Nevil Singh, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Sarah J Russell
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor(s): Martin Schneider, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Suruchi Shrestha
Graduate of: Salem College

Canessa Swanson
Graduate of: Jackson State University
Mentor(s): Michael Summers, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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