PhD Alumni

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Matt Wheelwright

Matthew Wheelwright, Ph.D.

Advisor: Joseph Metzger, Ph.D.

Thesis Title: iPSC-Derived Cardio Myocytes: Toward an in vitro Model of Cardiac Physiology.

 tim matsuura


Timothy Matuura, Ph.D.

Advisor:  Demetri Yannopoulos, M.D.

Thesis Title: Ischemic Postconditioning during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Improves Acute Outcomes in a Porcine Model of Prolonged Cardiac Arrest.



nathan zaidman

Nathan A. Zaidman, Ph.D.

Advisors: Scott O'Grady, Ph.D. & Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Ph.D.

Thesis Title: The Role of Hydrocortisone on the Development and Maintenance of Ion Transport Pathways Essential to Mucociliary Clearance in Differentiated Normal Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells.


Evelyne Houang

Evelyne M. Houang, Ph.D.

Advisor:  Joseph Metzger, Ph.D.

Thesis Title: Structure-function studies of a membrane stabilizer copolymer for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.



Cheryl Cero

Cheryl Cero, Ph.D.

Advisor: Alessandro Bartolomucci, Ph.D.

Thesis Title: Mechanisms of the pro-lipolytic and anti-obesity effects of the VGF-derived peptide TLQP-21.


dalay olson

Dalay Olson, Ph.D.

Advisor: David Bernlohr, Ph.D.

Thesis Title: Role of mitrochondrially derived oxidative stress in the development of insulin resistance.





Jason Foss

Jason D. Foss, Ph.D.

Advisor: John Osborn, Ph.D.

Thesis Title: Role of the renal nerves in hypertension.