Heather Teague, PhD (2014)
Advisor: Saame Raza Shaikh, PhD
Dissertation: "N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Differentially Enhance B-cell Mediated Immunity in Lean & Obese Mice"
Advisor: Brett Keiper, PhD
Dissertation: "The Involvement of Cap-Independent mRNA Translation in Cell Fate Decisions"
Nathaniel Kingsbury, MS (2014)
Advisor: Joseph Chalovich, PhD
Oral Examination: "Fesselin an Intrinsically Disordered Smooth Muscle Protein Organizers and Stabilizes Actin-Myosin and Myosin"
Ryan F. Overcash, PhD (2012)
Advisor: Maria J. Ruiz-Echevarria, PhD
Dissertation: “An examination of the functional role of TMEFF2 in prostate cancer and the translational regulatory mechanisms controlling its expression"
Postdoctoral: Laboratory of Ann Marie Pendergast, PhD; Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine
Drew Rockett, PhD (2012)
Advisor: S. Raza Shaikh, PhD
Dissertation: “Fish oil disrupts B cell plasma membrane lateral organization and immunological synapse formation"
Postdoctoral: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute, East Carolina University
Tamra L. Hunsaker, PhD (2012)
Advisor: Brian Shewchuk, PhD
Dissertation: “Resolving the Role of POU1F1 in Human Growth Hormone Locus Activation"
Postdoctoral: Bert O’Malley, MD, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
Alona O. Nakonechnaya, PhD (2012)
Advisor: Shewchuk, Brian, PhD
Dissertation: Effects of Exogenous and Autocrine Growth Hormone (hGH) on Prostate Cancer Cell Function
Postdoctoral: Cynthia G. Goodyer, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Vince Contreras, PhD (2010)
Advisor: Brett D. Keiper, PhD
Dissertation: “Multiple Translational Factor eIF4G (IFG-1) Isoforms Regulate Germ Cell Apoptosis"
Postdoctoral: Licensing and Patenting Manager, Office of Technology Transfer at National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD.
Vesna Ann Karschner, PhD (2010)
Advisor: Phillip Pekala, PhD
Dissertation: “Post-Transcriptional Regulation of mRNA Metabolism during Differentiation of 3T3-L1 Cells: Role of HuR"
Postdoctoral: Christopher Geyer, PhD., Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Svetlana S. Khaymina Hamden, PhD (2010)
Advisor: Joseph M. Chalovich, PhD
Dissertation: “Fesselin and Caldesmon: Natively Unfolded Proteins in Smooth Muscule Regulation"
Mohit C. Mathur, PhD (2009)
Dissertation: “The Distribution of Regulated Actomyosin States is Central to Cardiac Muscle Regulation and Disturbance of this Distribution Leads to Congenital Cardiomyopathies”
Melissa Anne Henderson, PhD (2009)
Dissertation: “The Unique Roles of IFE-1, a Germline-Specific Isoform of Eukaryotic Translation Factor 4E, During Gametogenisis”
Postdoctoral: Steve L’Hernault, PhD, O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, Emory University
Tara Ann Cartwright, PhD (2009)
Advisor: Ruth A. Schwalbe, PhD
Dissertation: “The Biochemical Characterization of Neuronal K+ Channel N-Glycans and their Role in Regulating K+ Channel Function ”
Postdoctoral: David L. Armstrong, Ph.D., Laboratory of Neurobiology, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC
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