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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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

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

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

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

Suruchi Shrestha
Graduate of: Salem College

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


Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Science

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Epidemiology & Human Genetics

Liana Andronescu
Graduate of: George Washington University

Anastasia Booth, MPH
Graduate of: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Mentor(s): Asaf Keller, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Dina El-Metwally, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics

Katie Gwilliam
Graduate of: George Mason University

Anthony Herrera
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Mentor(s): Jennifer Albrecht, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Elizabeth Humphries
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor(s): Seth Ament, PhD, Department of Psychiatry

Maggie Matern
Graduate of: University of New Hampshire
Mentor(s): Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Basant Motawi
Graduate of: Johns Hopkins University

Anne-Michelle Noone
Graduate of: Boston University
Mentor(s): Joanne Dorgan, PhD, MPH, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

William Still
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park

Doris Yimgang
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor(s): Maureen Black, PhD, Department of Pediatrics

Haichen Zhang
Graduate of: China Agricultural University
Mentor(s): Toni Pollin, PhD, Department of Medicine


Gerontology

Heather Mutchie
Graduate of: University of West Florida
Mentor: Ann Gruber-Baldini, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Jamila Torain
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park
Mentors: Joan Davitt, PhD, School of Social Work and Denise Orwig, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health


Molecular Medicine

Gelareh Abulwerdi
Graduate of: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Mentor(s): Alan Faden, MD, Department of Anesthesiology

Alyssa Grogan
Graduate of: Siena College
Mentor(s): Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Rupa Guha
Mentor(s): Ginette Serrero, ScD, School of Pharmacy

Jaclyn Highland
Mentor(s): Todd Gould, MD, Department of Psychiatry

Allison Jackovitz
Graduate of: Penn State
Mentor(s): William Randall, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

Gurmannat Kalra
Graduate of: Rowan University

Christian Kinney
Graduate of: University of Georgia
Mentor(s): Robert Bloch, PhD, Department of Physiology

Jonelle Lee
Graduate of: Longwood University

Eric Lumsden
Graduate of: Boston College
Mentor(s): Edson Albuquerque, MD, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Allison Mancini
Graduate of: University of Pittsburgh
Mentor(s): Mark Rizzo, PhD, Department of Physiology

Lena McLaughlin
Graduate of: University of Washington
Mentor(s): Feyruz Rassool, PhD, Department of Radiation Oncology

Kaila Noland
Graduate of: Berea College
Mentor(s): Rosemary Jagus, PhD, Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology, UMCES

Benjamin Oyler
Graduate of: Towson University
Mentor(s): David Goodlett, PhD, School of Pharmacy

Nicholas Palmateer
Graduate of: Syracuse University
Mentor(s): Joana Carneiro da Silva, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

John Reiser
Graduate of: Saint Michael’s College
Mentor(s): Nevil Singh, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Manasa Srikanth
Graduate of: Birla Institute of Science and Technology
Mentor(s): Ricardo Feldman, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Shiyu Tang
Graduate of: China Pharmaceutical University
Mentor(s): Rao Gullapalli, PhD, MBA, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

David Wisniewski
Graduate of: Gettysburg College
Mentor(s): Abraham Schneider, DDS, PhD, School of Dentistry

Benjamin Wolfson
Graduate of: Tulane University
Mentor(s): Qun Zhou, MD, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Justine Yu
Graduate of: Temple University
Mentor(s): Qun Zhou, MD, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ava Zapf
Graduate of:
Towson University
Mentor(s):
Paul Welling, MD, Department of Physiology


Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Kristen Brao
Graduate of: Yale University
Mentor(s): Mark Shirtliff, PhD, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry

Kevin Chen
Graduate of: National Chung-Hsing University
Mentor(s): Hanping Feng, PhD, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry

Sarah Doran
Graduate of: University of Connecticut
Mentor(s): David Loane, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology

Kimberly Filcek
Graduate of: Radford University
Mentor(s): Patrik Bavoil, PhD, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, School of Dentistry

Mark Guillotte

Brandi Hobbs
Graduate of: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Mentor(s): Eileen Barry, PhD, Department of Medicine

David Langan
Graduate of: Hood College
Mentor(s): Kamal Moudgil, MD, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Jackline Joy Martin Lasola
Graduate of: University of California, Berkeley
Mentor(s): Eduardo Davila, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Hanover Matz
Graduate of: University of Miami
Mentor(s): Helen Dooley, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Courtney Matson
Graduate of: James Madison University
Mentor(s): Devil Singh, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Erin McClure
Graduate of: Juniata College
Mentor(s): Joao Pedra, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Kenneth Rosenberg
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park
Mentor(s): Nevil Singh, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Susannah Shissler
Graduate of: Tennessee Technological University
Mentor(s): Tonya Webb, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Emily Smith
Graduate of: James Madison University
Mentor(s): Eileen Barry, PhD, Department of Medicine


 

Program of Neuroscience Students

Students in the program in neuroscience find a supportive community here at PIN. Faculty and graduate students alike benefit from the collegial and collaborative environment.

Jason Alipio
Graduate of: California State University, San Bernardino
Mentor: Asaf Keller, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

 

Michael Anderson
Graduate of: University of New England
Mentor: Thomas Blanpied, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

Allison Arai
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park
Mentor: Dudley Strickland, PhD, Department of Surgery

 

Sarah Aronson
Graduate of: Dartmouth College
Mentor: Elliot Stein, PhD (NIDA); Asaf Keller, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

 

 

Jamila Asgar
Graduate of: Baku State University
Mentor: Feng Wei, PhD, MD, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences

 

Sydney Ashton
Graduate of: James Madison University
Mentor: Margaret McCarthy, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

 

Sam Bacharach
Graduate of: University of Virginia
Mentor: Donna Calu, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

 

Cheryl Brandenburg
Graduate of: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Mentor: Gene Blatt, PhD, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

 

Garrett Bunce
Graduate of: University of Rochester
Mentor: TBD

 

Anthony Cole
Graduate of: University of Central Florida
Mentor: Scott Thompson, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

Kara Cover
Graduate of: Hamilton College
Mentor: Brian Mathur, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

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Poorna Dharmasri
Graduate of: The College of William and Mary
Mentor: Thomas Blanpied, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

Andrew Furman
Graduate of: Gettysburg College
Mentor: David Seminowicz, PhD, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences

 

Utsav Gyawali
Graduate of: St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Mentor: Donna Calu, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

 

Natalie Hesselgrave
Graduate of: Cornell University
Mentor: Scott Thompson, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

Niaz Khan
Graduate of: University of Pittsburgh
Mentor: Alan Faden, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology

 

Alex Klausing
Graduate of: Ohio State University
Mentor: Robert Schwartz, MD, Department of Psychiatry

 

Nina Klimova
Graduate of: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Mentor: Tibor Kristian, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology

 

Sam Krimmel
Graduate of: Carleton College
Mentor: David Seminowicz, PhD, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences

 

Amanda Labuza
Graduate of: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mentor: Robert Bloch, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

Brian Lin
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park
Mentor: Mervyn Monteiro, PhD, Department of Surgery

 

 

Maxwell Madden
Graduate of: Saint Mary's College of Maryland
Mentor: TBD

 

Ashley Marquardt
Graduate of: Emory University
Mentor: Margaret McCarthy, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

 

Jennifer McFarland
Graduate of:
University of Evansville
Mentor: Mark Rizzo, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

 

Kristen Montgomery
Graduate of: Texas A & M University
Mentor: TBD

 

Michael Patton
Graduate of: Trinity University
Mentor: TBD

 

Janell Payano Sosa
Graduate of: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mentor: David Seminowicz, PhD, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences

 

Katherine Pultorak
Graduate of: University of Colorado at Denver
Mentor: TBD

 

Houman Qadir
Graduate of: University of Maryland, College Park
Mentor: Brian Mathur, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

 

Austin Ramsey
Graduate of: Duquesne University
Mentor: Thomas Blanpied, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

Lace M. Riggs
Graduate of: California State University, San Bernardino
Mentor: Todd Gould, MD, Department of Psychiatry

 

Scott Schelp
Graduate of: University of Colorado at Denver
Mentor: Tom Blanpied, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

Kelson Shilling-Scrivo
Graduate of: Muhlenberg College
Mentor: Patrick Kanold, PhD (UMCP); Joe Kao, PhD, Department of Physiology

 

Jesse Smith
Graduate of: Drew University
Mentor: TBD

 

Olivia Uddin
Graduate of: Haverford College
Mentor: Asaf Keller, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

 

Andreas Wulff
Graduate of: Aarhus University
Mentor: TBD

 


Physical Rehabilitation Science

Chieh-ling Yang
Graduate of: National Taiwan University
Mentor: Sandy McComb Waller, PT, PhD, MS, NCS, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science