2012 OSLER TL1 Trainees

2012 OSLER TL1 Year-long trainees:

Nathalie Javidi-Sharifi, School of Medicine, PhD in Cancer Biology Program

  • Mentor(s): Brian J. Druker, MD, Director, Knight Cancer Institute and Jeffrey W. Tyner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Research Project: New therapeutic targets in gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Julia Marshall Leach, School of Medicine, PhD in Biomedical Engineering Program

  • Mentor(s): Fay B Horak, PhD, Professor, Medicine, Neurology and Tamara L Hayes, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Project: Developing a novel method of assessing fall risk and declining cognitive and motor function in MCI

David Messenheimer, School of Medicine, PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Program

  • Mentor(s): Bernard A. Fox PhD, Adjunct Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Research Project: The roles of tumor immunogenicity and the adjuvant GM-CSF in the induction of regulatory T cells in multiple tumor vaccination adoptive therapies

Jaime Zelaya, Jr.,School of Medicine, MD/PhD Program

  • Mentor(s): Sandra Rugonyi, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Project: Exploring the role that wall stress plays in determining abdominal aortic aneurismal expansion rate and addressing wall stress sensitivity to wall thickness using uniform and variable wall thickness mathematical models

2012 OSLER TL1 Short-term (summer) trainees:

Kasim Mirza, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Monica Hinds, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Project: Thrombogenic characterization of induced pluripotent stem cell derived endothelial cells under conditions of variable hemodynamic conditioning

 Mario Padilla, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Joshi Alumkal, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Research Project: Targeting LSD1 in prostate cancer

Dawn Pruett, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Terry Morgan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Research Project: Potential genetic etiology of chronic vestibulitis: pilot study            

David Putnam-Pite, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Brian Johnstone PhD, Research Director,Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
  • Research Project: Characterization of articular cartilage progenitor cell clones

Phoebe Smitasin, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Justin Cetas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
  • Research Project: The effects of RVM dermorphin-saporin on vasospasm and cognitive impairment following SAH in rats

Josha Woodward, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): William Skach, MD, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Research Project: Cotranslational protein folding of iibosome-bound proteins: kinetic analysis

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