Congratulations 2023 Graduates!

July 3, 2023

The convocation ceremony by the College of Medicine and GIDP went off without a hitch on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM at the Health Sciences Innovation Building, HSIB Forum. Here are the following ABS graduates for 2022-2023:

Lindsey Taylor Brown, P.M.S., Fall 2022
“Genomic & Biochemical Analysis of DNA Binding Sites in the ØX174 Coat Protein”
Mentor: Bentley Fane, Ph.D.
Erin Chapman, P.M.S., Spring 2023
“Measuring Clonality in the Adaptive Immune Response to Stroke”
Mentor: Kristian Doyle, Ph.D.
Hala Gabir, P.M.S., Fall 2022
“Antibiotic Sensitivities of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Clinical Isolates”
Mentor: Nafees Ahmad, Ph.D.
Hooding: Sadhana Ravishankar, Ph.D.
Taylor E. Gill, P.M.S., Summer 2023
“Effect of anti-CD4 Monoclonal Antibody on Fungal Burden in Mice Infected with Coccidioides Posadasii”
Mentor: Nafees Ahmad, Ph.D.
Hooding: John Galgiani, M.D.
Chantel Marie Harrison, P.M.S., Summer 2023
Mentor: Murat Kacira, Ph.D.
Annalisa Olivares Medina, P.M.S., Spring 2023
“Safety characterization of MyCardia™, a Therapeutic Cardiac Tissue”
Mentor/Hooding: Ryan Gutenkunst, Ph.D.
Quinn Reilly, P.M.S, Fall 2022
“The Development of Trainings to Bolster Chemical Hygiene and Practical Microbiology Skills in Academic Research Laboratories”
Mentor/Hooding: Luisa Ikner, Ph.D.
Valeria Maleny Moreno Rodriguez, P.M.S., Spring 2023
“Neuronal Death After Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion on Rat Brains: A Model for Ischemic Stroke”
Mentors: Jeffrey Lochhead, Ph.D., & Nafees Ahmad, Ph.D.
Hooding: Daryn Stover, Ph.D.
Elizabeth J. Sargent, P.M.S., Summer 2023
“Generating a Hypoimmunogenic Pluripotent Stem Cell Line Derived from B Cells”
Mentor: Nafees Ahmad, Ph.D.
Hooding: Sadhana Ravishankar, Ph.D.
Max Smith, P.M.S., Spring 2023
“Effects of VPD Control on Tomato Plant Growth in a Saltwater Greenhouse System”
Mentor/Hooding: Gene Giacomelli, Ph.D.
Alhan Mehrabi Yazdi, P.M.S., Spring 2023
“Targeting MKK3 can be an Effective Strategy for Attenuating Right Ventricular Hypertrophy”
Progression in Hemolysis Induced Pulmonary Hypertension”
Mentor/Hooding: Ryan Gutenkunst, Ph.D.