Past Students

Name Sort descending Dissertation Started PhD earned Current position
Maria Asuncion (Zen) A. Abeleda “The Role of the Alternative Pathway of the Complement System in the Development of Dense Deposit Disease” Intellectual Property Law Clerk (Patent), Barnes and Thornburg, LLP (Indianapolis Office)
Dina Ahram "The characterization of clinical, genetic and molecular aspects of primary angle closure glaucoma in a canine genetic model" Senior Clinical Director, Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics, Quest Diagnostics
Farah Alul “Investigating the Genetics of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone in Newborns”
Ethan Bahl
Marisa Banasik “Integrase Competent or Deficient Lentiviral Expression of MicroRNAs and Short Hairpin RNAs for Messenger RNA Inhibition” Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. Bio-medical Sciences, Iowa State Univ
Jennifer A. Barlett The Role of PLUNC and LPLUNC1 in Airway Host Defense Assistant Research Scientist, Dept. of Pediatrics, UIOWA
Emily A. Beck Effects of protein-protein interactions on speciation: assessment of cascading positive selection and introgression
Danielle J. Beekman “The Evolution and Expression of Drosophila Meiosis Genes” Research Associate, Department of Biology, UIOWA
Kimberly Bekas Missing the Marx: The role of Groucho proteins in Wnt polarized asymmetric cell division
Elana Bernholtz
Andreas Beyer Protective Effects of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma in the Vascular Wall: Insights From Mice Expressing Dominant Negative Mutants Assistant Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Leah C. Biggs “Interferon regulatory factor 6: a novel regulator of keratinocyte differentiation and migration” Postdoctoral Research, Dept. Developmental Biology, Univ of Helsinki Finland
Glenn M. Borchert MICRORNAS: Functional and Regulatory Insights Based on Orgin Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Univ of South Alabama
Patricia Braun Genome-wide DNA methylation investigation of stress: From a mouse model of chronic stress to humans exposed to glucocorticoids Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Benjamin T. Brett "A computational approach for comparative oncogenomics using mouse models" Senior Bioinformation, PreventionGenetics
Heather M. Brockway “A role for the csn/cop9 signalosomein synaptonemalcomplex assembly and meiotic progression” Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept of Neonatology, Center for Preterm Birth, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Leo Brueggeman Identifying genomic risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders using machine learning MSTP Student, University of Iowa
Fengxiao Bu Exploring the Genetics of a Complex Disease – Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Erin R. Burnight "Targeting Therapeutic Vector Expression and Integration for Gene Therapy Applications" Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Depart. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UIOWA
Jinlu Cai Coex-Rank: an approach for microarray combined analysis – Applications to PPARγ related datasets Associate, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Genetics
Colleen A. Campbell “Identification of a Genetic Contribution to Ménière’s Disease” Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Clinical Associate Professor
Xitiz Chamling Identification and characterization of cep131 as a bbsome interacting protein Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Hung-Lin Chen “Environmental and genetic modifiers of Shudderer, a Drosophila voltage-gated sodium channel mutant.”
Changya Chen “Dynamics of the Epigenome and 3D Genome in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Development”
Annie Pei-Fen Chiang Comparative and integrative genomic approach toward disease gene identification:  application to Bardet-Biedl Syndrome Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics Consultant
Karen C. Clark Genetic Basis of Cardiometabolic Disease in the Lyon Hypertensive Rat
Allison Cox "Whole Exome Analysis of Individuals and Families with Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO)"
Matthew Cring Genetic therapeutic strategies for Bardet-Biedl syndrome
Johnny Cruz Corchado Causes and consequences of crossing over variation in Drosophila melanogaster
Lea K. Davis Copy Number Detection and Association Studies of Autism and Autism Related Endophenotypes Research Associate (Assistant Professor), Dept. of Medicine, Univ of Chicago
Matthew Dickson Functional Effects of Angiotensinogen Ploymorphisms Cardiology Fellow and Postdoc, Univ of Texas Southwestern
Douglas Dylla “Arenavirusesand LentiviralGene Transfer: Host and Vector Properties Influencing Efficacy” Principle Medical Writer, Global Medical Publishing, ABBVIE
Megan L. Ealy Otosclerosis – Identifying genetic contributions to a complex hearing disorder Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Otolaryngology, Stanford Univ
Salleh N. Ehaideb "Elucidating the mechanism of prickle-associated epilepsy in flies"
Matthew Faron "Francisella tularensis virulence gene expression and the role of alveolar type II epithelial cells in early pneumonic tularemia" Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tony Fischer "Augmenting Antiviral Host Defense in the Respiratory Epithelium" Assistant Professor, Dept. of Allergy/Pulmonary Medicine, UIHC
Joshua R. Fletcher "Oxidative stress resistance in the Francisella tularensis Live Vaccine Strain is associated with genetic variability in the ferrous iron uptake gene feoB"
Emily Fox Using Drosophila oogeneis to define the role of prostaglandin signaling in collective, invasive cell migration
Tyson Fuller Insights into neurodevelopmental disorders: Molecular and behavioral studies using the zebrafish
Sophia C. Gaynor Genetic and Functional Approaches to Understanding Suicidal Behavior
Joseph Giacalone Treating retinal disease
Wesley Goar Computational strategies to investigate the genetic causes of human eye disease Senior Bioinformatics Scientist and Associate Manager of Bioinformatics, Immortagen
Alexander Greiner Genetic and Molecular Basis of Sudden Cardiac Death Syndromes Resident Physician, University of Iowa
Stephanie Haase Exploring the relationship between circadian neuron activity patterns and behavioral output in Drosophila Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
Jeremiah D. Hackett Endosymbiosis and Genome Evolution Associate Dean, Graduate & Postoctoral Affairs, Dept of Ecology and Evolutional Biology, Univ of Arizona
Carmen Halabi Interference with PPAR(gamma) Function in Smooth Muscle Causes Vascular Dysfunction and Hypertension Pediatric Nephrology Fellow, Washingto Univ/St. Louis Children's Hospital
Chris A. Hamm “Functional genomic analyses of the impact of global hypomethylation and of tumor microenvironment in a rat model of human chondrosarcoma” Clinical Genomics Scientist, Quintiles
Sara J. Hanson “The molecular evolution of reproduction in animals: Insights from sexual and asexual rotifers” Postdoctoral Fellow, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research, University College Dublin Ireland
Jill Hauer Novel Insights into the Genetic and Immunologic Drivers of C3 Glomerulopathy
Ralph Hazlewood “Molecular genetics of optic nerve disease using patients with cavitaryoptic disc anomaly” Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Rachael Kuchtey Lab