Faculty Competition for Post-Doctoral Fellows All Recipients

May 2019
 
Li Li, Internal Medicine
The roles of cytoskeleton remodeling in arterial stiffness
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Aaron Rury, Chemistry
Coherent Structural Probes of Cavity-Based Photochemical Platforms
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Michael Ryback, Pharmacy Practice
Bacteriophage Antibiotic Combinations: A Novel Approach Against Multi-Drug Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections
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Richard Smith, Social Work
WHIRL National Infrastructure Scan
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February 2019
 
Catalina Kopetz, Psychology
Faculty Competition for Postdoctoral Fellows
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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November 2018
 
Matthew Allen, Chemistry
Parashift complexes coupled to europium-based oxygen-responsive contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Leela Arava, Mechanical Engineering
Understanding electrode/electrolyte interfaces in lithium batteries
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Heather Fritz, Occupational Therapy
Frailty Prevention among Older African Americans
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Arun Iyer, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Synthesis and evaluation of ligand directed nanoparticles libraries for treating cancer and infectious disease with high efficacy and safety.
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Hengguang Li, Mathematics
Novel Numerical Methods for Anisotropic Singular Problems: Theory and Implementations
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Jason Mateika, Physiology
5HT modulation of arousal and chemoreflex responses in intact and spinal cord injured mice
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Shawn McElmurry, Civil Engineering
Water and Health Infrastructure Resilience and Learning (WHIRL): Modeling of Occupied Systems to Enhance Public Health
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Shirley Papuga, Geology
Postdoctoral Training for Ecohydrology in the City: Strategies for Understanding our Complex Urban Systems
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Marianna Sadagurski, Biological Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Central Regulation of Metabolism - Sadagurski lab
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Chun Shen, Physics
3D dynamical simulations of relativistic heavy-ion collisions with advanced statistical analysis
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Wei-Zen Wei, Oncology
"Computational Analysis of Tumor Immunity in Diversity Outbred Mice"
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Samuele Zilioli, Family Medicine
Research among Youths affected by Chronic Conditions
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August 2018
 
Matthew Allen, Chemistry
Oxygen-responsive Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Based on the Interaction of Europium and Fluorine
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Alana Conti, Neurosurgery
Assessment of Hippocampal Fear Learning Deficits after Traumatic Brain Injury
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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May 2018
 
Tracie Baker, Pharmacology
environmentally-induced disease with primary emphasis on endocrine disrupting compounds, aquatic toxicants, and contaminants of emerging concern
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Susan Eggly, Oncology
Mixed Methods Approaches to Investigating Patient-Physician Communication and Racial Disparities in Cancer
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Christine Rabinak, Pharmacy Practice
Endocannabinoid Mechanisms Underlying Fear Extinction & Neural Circuits in PTSD
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Michael Rybak, Pharmacy Practice
Evaluation of Novel Antibiotic Combinations Against Biofilm Embedded Staphylococci
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Febreuary 2018
 
Mohammad Mehrmohammadi, Biomedical Engineering
Design and Development of Endocavity/Endocervical Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging for Multi-parametric, Non-invasive and Real-time Assessment the Metabolic Rate of Oxygen in the Fetal Brain during Labor and Delivery
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Nathan Ulrich
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November 2017
 
Charles Chung, Physiology
Mechanisms of Diastolic Relaxation in Normal and Diseased Hearts
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Shane Perrine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
 Effects of cocaine taking and seeking on histone deacetylase class IIa enzyme activity in the nucleus accumbens of rats
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Jeffrey Withey, Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry
Discovery of Vibrio cholera colonization factors in zebrafish
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December 2016
 
Kang Chen, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Function of Maternal Immunoglobulin D in the Protection against Neonatal Respiratory Infection and Allergy
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Mohammad Mehrmohammadi, Biomedical Engineering
Endocavity Ultrasound and Photoacoustic (ECUSPA) Imaging for Non-invasive, Real-time Fetal Cerebral Oxygen Measurement
Post-Doctoral Fellow: 
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Fatmir Menkulasi, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Development of Structural Applications Using Ultra High Performance Concrete and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Hadi Baghi
Fellow's University: University of Minho
 
Mohammadreza Nasiriavanaki, Biomedical Engineering and Neurology
"Transfontanelle Photoacoustic Imaging Probe: Towards Neonatal Functional Brain Imaging"
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Rayyan Manwar
Fellow's University: University of Windsor
 
May 2016
 
Alana Conti, Neurology
Traumatic Brain Injury-Induced Alterations in Synaptic Function and the Effects on Alcohol Sensitivity
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Amanda Bolton Hall
Fellow's University: University of Kentucky  
 
Stephen Krawetz, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Response of the Paternal Genome to the Environment
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Jimmaline J. Hardy
Fellow's University: Morehouse School of Medicine                                                                                                     
 
Jessica Robbins-Ruszkowski, Anthropology
Aging, Health, and Social Relations in Post-Industrial Urban Contexts
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Kimberly Seibel
Fellow's University: Northwestern University
 
NOVEMBER 2015
 
Anjan Kowluru, Medicine
Mechanisms of Islet B-Cell Dysfunction in Diabetes
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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Zhiqiang Cao, Engineering
Zwitterionic Material for Islet Encapsulation
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Charles Chung, Medicine
Mechanisms of Diastolic Relaxation in Normal and Diseased Hearts
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Chunying Li, Medicine
OVPR Faculty Competition for Postdoctoral Fellows Funding Application
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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Alexey Petrov, Physics
Identifying New Physics at LHC and in Cosmos
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Bhubanjyoti (Bhujjo) Bhattacharya
Fellow's University: University of Chicago
 
Mary Kay H. Pflum, Chemistry
Chemical Approaches to Mapping Cell Signaling Pathways
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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Christine Rabinak, Medicine
Effects of the Cannabinoid System on Retention of Memory for Fear Extinction Learning
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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Douglas Ruden, Environmental Health Sciences
Shared Postdoctoral Fellowship for Single Cell Sequencing Core
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Katherine Gurdziel
Fellow's University: University of Michigan
 
May 2015
 
Li Li, Internal Medicine
The roles of cytoskeleton remodeling in arterial stiffness
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Patrick Mueller, Physiology
Inactivity and Enhanced Sympathoexcitation-Role of Neuroplasticity in the RVLM
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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NOVEMBER 2014
 
Donal O'Leary, Physiology
Blood Pressure Control During Exercise in Heart Failure
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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Jeffrey Ram, Physiology
Molecular Automated Technologies for Detecting Organisms Harmful to the Great Lakes
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Banani Sem
Fellow's University: University of Illinois Chicago
 
Hayley Thompson, Oncology
Susan Eggly, Oncology
Associations Between eHealth Activity, Patient-Provider Communication, and Health Outcomes in a Diverse Population of Cancer Survivors
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Nicole Senft
Fellow's University: Georgetown University
 
Zhengping Yi, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dysfunctional Protein Phosphatase 2A in Type 2 Diabetes
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Kequan Zhou, Nutrition and Food Science
Development of Anti-Diabetic Nutritional Agents with Probiotics and Grape Skin Extract
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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May 2014
 
Leela Arava, Mechanical Engineering
Simon Ng, Chemical Engineering
Design and Development of High Energy and Safe Li-ion Batteries
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Venkateswara Rao Chitturi
Fellow's University: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
 
Edward Cackett, Physics & Astronomy
Accretion onto black holes and neutron stars
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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Mark Ming-Cheng, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yong Xu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The development of next-generation miniaturized high intensity focused ultrasound for therapeutic applications
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Jinjun Xia
Fellow's University: University of Missouri - Columbia
 
Miriam Greenberg, Biological Sciences
Perturbation of the TCA cycle in tafazzin-deficient cells
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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Izabela Podgorski, Pharmacology
Investigating functional role of bone marrow adipocytes in metabolic adaptation and chemoresistance of bone-metastic prostate cancer
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Halina Chkourko Gusky
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Jinsheng Zhang, Communication Sciences and Disorders
A Novel Cochlear Electrical Stimulation Device for Tinnitus Therapy
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Ruishuang Geng
Fellow's University: Ohio State University
 
NOVEMBER 2013
 
Andre Cisneros, Chemistry
Computational Investigation of DNA dealkylase enzymes, development and application
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Eric Kratz, University of Pittsburgh
Fellow's University: University of Pittsburg
 
Moriah Thomason, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute and Pediatrics
Identification of brain biomarkers for Autism and other developmental disorders in utero
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Janessa Manning, University of Texas
Fellow's University: University of Pittsburgh
 
May 2013
 
Robert Harr, Physics and Astronomy
Paul Karchin, Physics and Astronomy
Commissioning of the Upgraded Muon Detector of the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment at CERN and Search for Evidence of New Particles
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Jared Sturdy
Fellow's University: UC Riverside
 
Donald Kuhn, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Sports-related Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Psychiatric and Histopahtological Manifestations
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. John H. Anneken, University of Cincinnati
Fellow's University: University of Cincinnati
 
David Ledgerwood, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Post-doctoral position in Gambling Disorder and Addiction Treatment Research
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Jamey Lister
Fellow's University: Rutgers University School of Social Work
 
Cathy Lysack, Gerontology
Long-term Outcomes, Life Disrupting Abilities, and Re-building Meaningful Lives
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Heather Fritz
Fellow's University: University of North Carolina
 
Noa Ofen, Gerontology
Naftali Raz, Gerontology
Neural Correlates of Age-Related Differences in Memory: A Life-Span Approach
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Andrea Shafer, University of Alberta
Fellow's University: University of Alberta, Canada
 
Peter Savolainen, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Synergistic Transportation - Integrating Safety, Mobility, & Economics
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Erdong Chen
Fellow's University: Purdue University,West Lafayette, Indiana
 
Arthur Suits, Chemistry
Universal Probes of Astrochemical Dynamics
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Lindsay Zack
Fellow's University:
 
NOVEMBER 2012
 
Kang Chen, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immunoregulatory Functions of B Cells in Pregnancy
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Azure Faucette
Fellow's University: Texas A&M University
 
Susan Eggly, Oncology
Understanding and Improving Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in Oncologist-Patient Clinical Interactions in a Diverse, Urban Patient Population
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Lauren Hamel
Fellow's University: Michigan State University
 
Wen Li, Chemistry
Time-Resolved Studies of Orbital Polarization in Photodissociation of Small Molecules: the Long- Range Effect
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Jeffrey Ram, Physiology
Molecular and Automated Technologies for Detecting Organisms Harmful to the Great Lakes
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Masanori Fujimoto
Fellow's University: Michigan State University
 
May 2012
 
Jian Huang, Physics & Astronomy
Topological quantum orders in fractional quantum hall regime
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
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Donna Kashian, Biological Sciences
Development of a risk policy framework for a novel method in identifying invasive species
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Alisha Davidson
Fellow's University: University of Tasmainia
 
Steven Ondersma, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
Interactive technology to improve child outcomes in at-risk urban families
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Kathleen McGoron, University of New Orleans
Fellow's University: University of New Orleans
 
Alexey Petrov, Physics & Astronomy
Identifying New Physics from LHC and Astrophysical Measurements
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Matthew Gonderinger
Fellow's University: University of Wisconsin at Madison
 
Michael Rybak, Pharmacy Practice
Evaluation of Novel Antibiotic Combinations with Daptomycin Against Biofilm Embedded Staphylococci
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Jordan Smith
Fellow's University: Wayne State University
 
Bonnie Sloane, Pharmacology and Oncology
David Gorski, Pharmacology and Oncology
Defining Druggable Cytokine Pathways in Lymphatic Metastasis of Breast Cancer
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Kyungmin Ji
Fellow's University: Ajou University, South Korea
 
NOVEMBER 2011
 
Steven Firestine, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Elucidating the Mechanism of Bacterial N5-CAIR Synthetase
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
David Oupicky, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Development of Polymeric Prodrugs with Dual Functionality for the Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleic Acids
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Robert A. Roggers
Fellow's University: Michigan State University
 
Monica Uddin, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Epigenomic Neurodevelopmental Predictors of Adult Psychopathology
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Liza Nevell
Fellow's University: George Washington University
 
Wei-Zen Wei, Oncology
Cancer Vaccines and Immune Regulation
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Jennifer Oliver
Fellow's University: University of Michigan
 
Zhengping Yi, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Glycogen Synthase Phosphorylation in Insulin Signaling
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Michael Caruso
Fellow's University: North Dakota State University
 
May 2011
 
Mahendra Kavdia, Biomedical Engineering
Systems Biology of Oxidative & Nitrosative Stress in Cardiovascular Disorders
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Thomas Kocarek, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Regulation of Hepatic P450s by AntiCholesterol Drugs
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Elizabeth Rondini
Fellow's University: Michigan State University
 
Xiaoming Li, Pediatrics
Resiliencebased Psychosocial Intervention for Children Affected by HIV
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Traci Weinstein
Fellow's University: University of Illinois at Chicago
 
Valerie Simon, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
The Emergence of Sexual Risk Among Sexually Abused Adolescent Females
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Nicole M. Fava
Fellow's University: University at Buffalo
 
Bonnie Sloane, Pharmacology
Paracrine Cytokine/Chemokine Pathways in Progression of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ to Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Kingsley Osuala
Fellow's University: University of South Florida
 
James Granneman, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Analysis of Lipolytic Trafficking in Adipocytes; A Geneticallyencoded Fatty Acid Sensor; Development of HTS for Novel Lipolytic Activators; Analysis of Lipolytic Trafficking in Muscle
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Michelle Angrish
Fellow's University: Michigan State University
 
NOVEMEBER 2010
 
Terrance Albrecht, Oncology
Breast Density, Novel Imaging Technology and Intergenerational Risk Communication for Improving Heritable Breast Cancer Outcomes in African Americans
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Mark Manning
Fellow's University: University of Massachusetts
 
Alana Conti, Neurosurgery
Traumatic Brain Injury-Induced Alterations in Synaptic Function and the Effects on Alcohol Sensitivity
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Hall & Dr. Jessica J. Matchynski
Fellow's University: University of Kentucky and Central Michigan University
 
Robert Lasley, Physiology
Adenosine Receptor Modulation of Post Myocardial Infarction Fibroblast Function
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University: Aligarh Muslim University, India
 
Patrick Mueller, Physiology
Inactivity and Enhanced Sympathoexcitation-Role of Neuroplasticity in the RVLM
Post- Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Takeshi Sakamoto, Physics and Astronomy
First Evidence of Nucleous Myosin XVI: Simultaneous Observation of Nanometer Motion and Enzymatic Pathway
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Charles Winter, Chemistry
Low Temperature ALD Growth of Transition Metal and Transition Metal Alloy Thin Films
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Heather Marie Bass
Fellow's University:  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
 
Yong Xu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Development of Next-Generation Neural Interface Devices
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Bin Liu
Fellow's University: Qingdao University, China
 
MAY 2010
 
Shane Perrine, Psychiatry
Is there a neurobiological basis for comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse?
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Andrew Eagle, Central Michigan University
Fellow's University:  Central Michigan University
 
NOVEMBER 2009
 
Anjan Kowluru, Beta Cell Research
Studies of Islet β-Cell Dysfunction in Diabetes
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Andrea N. Faris
Fellow's University: Michigan State University
 
Dawn Misra, Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences
Risk Factors for Preterm Birth in Black Women
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Jennifer Kornosky Straughen
Fellow's University: University of South Florida
 
Douglas Ruden, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Expanding Epigenomics Research at WSU
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Marie-Claude Senut
Fellow's University: Pasteur Institute in Paris, France
 
Mary Rodgers, Chemistry
Development of Improved Techniques for the Detection and Quantification of Post-Translational Modifications in Proteins
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Katherine E. Hersberger/Zhihau Yang
Fellow's University: University of Michigan
 
Pamela VandeVord, Biomedical Engineering
Blast Related Neurotrauma
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Carolyn Hampton
Fellow's University: Virginia Tech
 
Rafael Fridman, Pathology
Development of Improved Techniques for the Detection and Quantification of Post-Translational Modifications in Proteins
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
May 2009
 
Paula Dore- Duffy, Neurology
Normobaric hypoxia is neuroprotective in traumatic brain injury
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Rachel Dennis (terminated)
                               Dr. Rakhi Sharma
Fellow's University: Medical University of Vienna
 
Steven Firestine, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Elucidating the Mechanism of Bacterial N5-CAIR Synthetase
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Melissa Topper, University of South Florida
Fellow's University: University of South Florida
 
Donald Kuhn, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Traumatic Brain Injury: Involvement of Microglia and Neutrophilsatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Michael J. Kane, University of California
Fellow's University: Pennsylvania State University
 
Steven Ondersma, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Interactive technology to improve child outcomes in at-risk urban families
Post-Doctoral Fellow: -
Fellow's University:
 
Alexey Petrov, Physics and Astronomy
Theoretical Issues in LHC Physics
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Andrew Blechman
Fellow's University: Johns Hopkins University
 
David Rueda, Chemistry
Single Molecule Studies of Splicing in Cell Extracts
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Amanda Solem
Fellow's University: Yale University
 
Arthur Suits, Chemistry
New Directions in Proteomics with Coupled Electrostatic Ion Traps
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Michael Hause
Fellow's University: Carroll College
 
Wei-Zen Wei, Immunology/Microbiology
Regulatory T cells in cancer immunotherapy and autoimmunity
Fellow's University: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Ilham Bettahi