Current Graduate Students & Fellows

Graduate Students

 

Name

Mentor

Research

Susan Brock Susan Brock
B.S., Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO
Parmely Investigating cell death mechanisms in Francisella tularensis infected primary human macrophages.
Tony Cheng Tony Cheng
B.Sc., University of Bath, U.K.
M.Sc., Newcastle University, U.K.
Mir Hantavirus cap-snatching mechanism.
Josiah Cox Josiah Cox
(M.D./Ph.D. Student)

B.S., Kansas State University
Weinman The role of the transcription factor FOXO3 in tumor cell response to doxorubicin chemotherapy in human hepatocellular carcinoma.
Alex Dowdell Alexander Dowdell
B.S., Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Zückert Lipoprotein biogenesis in Borrelia burgdorferi.
Jonathan Eusey Jonathan Eusey
B.S., Emporia State University
Zückert Membrane localization of lipoproteins in Borrelia burgdorferi.
Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard
B.S., Duke University, Durham, NC
Weinman Mechanisms of autophagy modulation during Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection.
Julie Mitchell Julie Mitchell
B.A., Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Yankee Human T cell development and leukemogenesis.
Safder Saieed Safder Saieed
B.S. & M.S., University of Kashmir, India
Mir Exploring the role of Glycoprotein-Gn in Hantavirus replication.
Amara Seng Amara Seng
(M.D./Ph.D. Student)

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
Yankee Investigating the use of chimeric antigen receptor T cells in regulating transplant rejection.
Weiran Shen Weiran Shen
B.S., School of Life Science, Southwest University, China
Qiu The mechanisms underlying parvovirus DNA replication and gene expression.
John Szarejko John Szarejko
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Yankee Developing a new class of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) for cancer immunotherapy.
Yaqiong Wang Yaqiong Wang
B.S., Wuhan University, China
Stephens Interaction of HIV and APOBEC3 proteins.
Sicheng Zhou Sicheng Zhou
B.S., China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China
Rotating labs

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

 

Name

Lab

Research

Xuefeng Deng, Ph.D. Xuefeng Deng
Ph.D., Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, 2013
Qiu Interested in how HBoV1 infects human airway epithelium.
Shishen Du, Ph.D. Shishen Du
Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center, 2014
Lutkenhaus Spatial and temporal regulation of E. coli divisome assembly.
Natalia Freitas, Ph.D. Natalia Freitas
Ph.D., Institute of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2010
Gudima
Biswanath Jana, Ph.D. Biswanath Jana
Ph.D., Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2012
Biswas Mechanisms of action of different Caseinolytic peptidase proteins of Streptococcus mutans.
Tetyana Lukash, Ph.D. Tetyana Lukash
Ph.D., Institute of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Kiev, Ukraine, 2007
Gudima
Shankar Manoharan, Ph.D. Shankar Manoharan
Ph.D., Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 2013
Biswas Investigating the role of two-component systems in sensing of & response to cell-wall stresses in pathogenic streptococci.
Kyung-Tae Park, Ph.D. Kyung-Tae Park
Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center, 2012
Lutkenhaus Antagonism of FtsZ assembly by MinC and MinD/ParA familty proteins in cell division & DNA segregation.
Louise Rodrigues, Ph.D. Louise Rodrigues
Ph.D., Institute of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, New University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2011
Gudima
Nilshad Salim, Ph.D. Nilshad Salim
Ph.D, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2012
Mir Discovering lead antiviral compounds for Hantavirus infections.
Neekun Sharma, Ph.D. Neekun Sharma
Ph.D., The United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, Japan, 2013
Markiewicz Understanding the role of the NK cell activating receptor NKG2D & its ligands during the development of autoimmune diabetes.
Zekun Wang, Ph.D. Zekun Wang
Ph.D., Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, 2012
Mir Regulation of innate immune response by Hantavirus.
Wei Zou, Ph.D. Wei Zou
Ph.D., Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, 2011
Qiu Replication of the human parvovirus B19.

 

Visiting Students

Name

Lab

Research

Peng Xu Peng Xu
Ph.D. student at Central China Normal University
Qiu Mechanisms of the cell cycle arrest during parvovirus B19 infection.
Cristina Branco Cristina Branco
Ph.D. student at the Institute of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Gudima

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