Medical College of Wisconsin Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Blinka, Steven

Stem cell transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, hematopoiesis

Nord, Joshua

Transcriptional Regulation of Liver Development

Cayo, Max

Utilizing patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells to model genetic diseases of the liver in order to further elucidate pathophysiology and identify novel pharmacologic strategies

Patitucci, Teresa

Induced pluripotent stem cells as a model system to elucidate mechanism of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Deml, Brett

Genetic variation of eye disease

Petersen, Amber

The role of neurogranin in long-term plasticity

Determan, Megan

Stem-cell based characterization of Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young

Reimer, Mike

Stem cell transcriptional regulation

Flinn, Michael

Upstream regulatory elements of the Hippo signaling pathway

Reynolds, Ashley

Mechanotransduction, pain transduction and sensation

Gronseth, Emily

Determining the mechanisms of medulloblastoma metastasis, concentrating on microenvironment interactions

Schill, Daniel

The role of the pioneer transcription factor FoxA in liver development

Hansen, Karen

Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology

Schwab, Andrew

Non-motor features of Parkinson’s Disease

Hendee, Kathryn

Involvement of PITX transcription factor family in human ocular disease

Thompson, Cayla

Role of gata transcription factors in intestinal development

Hillmer, Ryan

Molecular mechanisms governing the development of mammalian midbrain dopamine (mDA) neurons

Twaroski, Kirk

Activation of HNF-4a during liver development

Jing, Ran

Roles of signaling pathways in hepatocyte differentiation

Urick, Amanda

Utilizing induced pluripotent stem cells to elucidate the developing liver and to model patient specific liver diseases

Kohlnhofer, Bridget

The role of GATA transcription factors in early intestinal development utilizing human embryonic stem cells and mouse models

Weyer, Andy

Mechanisms of mechanotransduction and their relationship with acute and chronic pain

Kutty, Raman

Angiogenesis and vascular development, small molecule screening and drug discovery

Wilk, Melissa

Retinal development and the relationship between retinal structure, visual acuity and cortical magnification

Langlo, Christopher

In vivo retinal imaging

Wright, Kevin

Genetics and Signaling of inner ear development

Lewis, Tylor

Role of homodimeric kinesin Kif17 in the outer segments of photoreceptors

Yang, Moua

Role of scavenger receptor CD36 in vascular pathobiology

Miller, Anna

The therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells in traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration

Zappia, Katherine

Mechanotransduction, sensation and pain

Moehring, Francie

Mechanisms of mechanotransduction and the sensation of pain

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