Graduate Students






Zach DeMars Zachary DeMars
B.S., Kansas State University
Bose Staphylococcus aureus Metabolism and Virulence Factor Regulation.
Christos Dogrammatzis Christos Dogrammatzis
B.S., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Kalamvoki Biogenesis of extracellular vesicles during HSV-1 infection.
Safder Saieed Safder Ganaie
B.S. & M.S., University of Kashmir, India
Qiu Host factors and human parvovirus B19 replication.
Vivek Gurung Vivek Gurung
B.Sc., Jiwaji University, India
M.Sc., Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Biswas Studying the molecular mechanism of virulence gene regulation in Streptococcus mutans.
Huan He Huan He
B.E., Zhejiang Gongshang University
M.S., Chinese Academy of Science
Rotating Labs
Wyatt Henke Wyatt Henke
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University
Stephens Understanding how the HSV-1 glycoproteins gH and gL restrict HIV-1 replication.
Kelsey Krausz Kelsey Krausz
B.S., Southern Illinois University
Markiewicz The effects of NKG2D on gut microbiota.
Sachith Polpitiyaarachchige Sachith Polpitiya Arachchige
B.S. Missouri Western State University
Stephens Understanding the mechanisms of HSV-1 proteins restricting HIV-1.
Miranda Pratt Miranda Pratt
B.S., University of Kansas
Bose Staphylococcus aureus virulence factor regulation.
Amara Seng Amara Seng
(M.D./Ph.D. Student)

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
Markiewicz/Yankee Investigating the use of chimeric antigen receptor T cells in regulating transplant rejection.
John Szarejko John Szarejko
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Lutkenhaus/Yankee Developing a new class of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) for cancer immunotherapy.
Andrew Trembath Andrew Trembath
B.A., College of Wooster
Wooster, OH
Markiewicz NKG2D-NKG2D ligand interactions in type I diabetes.
Camille Trinidad Camille Trinidad
B.S., University of the Philippines
Godwin New mechanisms in ovarian cancer spread.
Hope W. Hope Waisner
B.S., Ottawa University
Kalamvoki Autophagy and exocytosis during HSV-1 infection.


Visiting Students




Peng Xu Peng Xu
Ph.D. student at Central China Normal University
Qiu Mechanisms of the cell cycle arrest during parvovirus B19 infection.


Recent Graduates


Current Position

Susan Brock Susan Brock
Ph.D.: 1/26/2018
Tony Cheng Erdong "Tony" Cheng
Ph.D.: 9/24/2014
Post-Doc, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Josiah Cox Josiah Cox
Ph.D.: 12/20/2016
4th Year Medical Student, KUMC
Alex Dowdell Alexander Dowdell
Ph.D.: 4/27/2017
Post-Doc, University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
Jonathan Eusey Jonathan Eusey
M.S.: 1/29/2018
Instructor of Microbiology at National American University, Zona Rosa Campus
Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard
Ph.D.: 12/16/2016
Career Academies Liaison for PREP-KC, an education non-profit
Julie Mitchell Julie Mitchell
Ph.D.: 3/29/2016
Post-Doc, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. in the Military HIV Research Program
Weiran Shen Weiran Shen
Ph.D.: 8/17/2016
Post-Doc, University of Pennsylvania, DM-Gene Therapy Program
Yaqiong Wang Yaqiong Wang
Ph.D.: 7/11/2017
Washington University in St. Louis pursuing Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

Last modified: Apr 04, 2018