Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Graduate Students


Steve Blinka
Stem cell transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, hematopoiesis

Max Cayo
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

Brett Deml
Genetic variation of eye disease

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

Ashley Echert
Investigating the role of Hippo pathway components in Zebrafish

Michael Flinn
Upstream regulatory elements of the Hippo signaling pathway

Emily Gronseth

Karen Hansen
Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology

Kathryn Hendee
Involvement of PITX transcription factor family in human ocular disease

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

Ran Jing
Roles of signaling pathways in hepatocyte differentiation

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

Raman Kutty
Angiogenesis and vascular development, small molecule screening and drug discovery 

Christopher Langlo
In vivo retinal imaging

Tylor Lewis
Role of homodimeric kinesin Kif17 in the outer segments of photoreceptors

Joel Miesfeld
Mechanisms of cellular signaling during retinal neurogenesis

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

Francie Moehring
Mechanisms of mechanotransduction and the sensation of pain

Josh Nord

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

Amber Petersen
The role of neurogranin in long-term plasticity

Mike Reimer
Stem cell transcriptional regulation

Melanie Reiter
Human iPSC’s as a model system to investigate dystrophic cardiomyopathy

Daniel Schill
The role of the pioneer transcription factor FoxA in liver development

Andrew Schwab
Non-motor features of Parkinson’s Disease

Cayla Thompson
Role of gata transcription factors in intestinal development

Kirk Twaroski
Activation of HNF-4a during liver development

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

Emily Walker
GATA transcription factors and intestinal development

Andy Weyer
Mechanisms of mechanotransduction and their relationship with acute and chronic pain

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

Kevin Wright
Genetics and Signaling of inner ear development

Moua Yang
Role of scavenger receptor CD36 in vascular pathobiology

Katherine Zappia
Mechanotransduction, sensation and pain

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