Jen 

Jennifer Kopanic, Ph.D., April 2013

Thesis: Structural characterization of the connexin45 carboxyl-terminal domain and its interactions with molecular partners
Mentor:  Paul Sorgen, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Postdoctoral work in Dr. Sorgen's lab

 Roz

 Rosslyn Grosely, Ph.D., April 2013

Thesis: Biophysical characterization and effects of pH and phosphorylation on the secondary structure of the intrinsically disordered connexin43 carboxyl-terminus attached to the 4th transmembrane domain
Mentor: Paul Sorgen, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Drs. Puglisi and Glenn Labs, Stanford School of Medicine, California

 Parama

 Parama Dey, Ph.D., September 2012

Thesis: Role of novel cell cycle regulator(s) in pancreatic cancer
Mentor:  Surinder K. Batra, Ph.D.
Current Position: 

kstauch 

Kelly Stauch, Ph.D., July 2012

Thesis: Structural characterization of the Connexin32 carboxyl-terminal domain and mutants that cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: Effects on protein partner interactions
Mentor: Paul Sorgen, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Howard Fox Laboratory, Pharmacology/Experimental Neuroscience, UNMC  

nmomi 

Navneet Momi, Ph.D., July 2012

Thesis: Smoking and pancreatic cancer
Mentor:  Surinder K. Batra, Ph.D.
Current Position:  

Kjohnson 

Kristen Johnson, Ph.D., July 2012

Thesis: Endocytosis of Connexin43 and gap junction assembly
Mentor:  Parmender Mehta, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Keith Johnson Laboratory, COD-Oral Biology, UNMC

 

Lili 

 Lili Gong, Ph.D., February 2012

Thesis: Regulation of ocular lens differentiation by protein sumoylation
Mentor:  David Li, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Systems Biology Department, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Mi 

 Mi Deng, Ph.D., February 2012

Thesis: Roles of paired Box 6 and its downstream genes in human pancreatic cancer
Mentor: David Li, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

        

Jason Porta, Ph.D., December 2011

Thesis: Modulated crystals of profilin: actin
Mentor:  Gloria Borgstahl, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Michael Rossmann Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Illinois

Juliati Rahajeng, Ph.D., July 2011

Thesis: The roles of Rab effectors and their interaction patterns in endocytic trafficking
Mentor:  Steve Caplan, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Endocrinology and Metabolism - Dr. Palade Laboratory, University of California - San Diego

Sudhir Singh, Ph.D.  May 2011

Thesis: Relaxin activates PPARy through a pathway involving CREB and PGC1α
Mentor: Robert Bennett, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Life Technologies, San Diego, California

Subhankar Chakraborty, Ph.D., April 2011

Thesis: Novel insights into the molecular markers for early detection of pancreatic cancer
Mentor:  Surinder K. Batra, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Medical Resident, College of Medicine - UNMC

Dulce Maroni, Ph.D., April 2011

Thesis:  Role of the transforming growth factor Beta 1 in the regression of the corpus luteum
Mentor:  John Davis, Ph.D.
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Mayumi Naramura Laboratory, Eppley Institute - UNMC

Christopher Connelly, Ph.D.

Christopher Connelly, Ph.D., August 2010

Thesis: Mannose 6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor II receptor: multivalent ligand interactions and effects on IGF2-dependent growth
Mentor: Richard MacDonald, Ph.D.
Current Position: Research and Development Scientist, Streck Laboratories, Omaha

Michelle Montgomery (Hartman), Ph.D.

Michelle Montgomery (Hartman), Ph.D., August 2010

Thesis: Ligand binding and ectodomain shedding of the mannose 6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor II response
Mentor: Richard MacDonald, Ph.D.
Current Position: Scientist, Aegis Food Testing Laboratory, North Sioux City, South Dakota

Michelle Lewallen (Behrens), Ph.D.

Michelle Lewallen (Behrens), Ph.D., August 2010

Thesis: Insights into mechanisms of regulation of gene expression by the MUC1 cytoplasmic tail
Mentor: Tony Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stowers Institute, Kansas City

Harini Chakravarthy, Ph.D.

Harini Chakravarthy, Ph.D., July 2010

Thesis: Identification and regulation of novel Sox2:Oct4 target genes in mouse embryonic stem cells
Mentor: Angie Rizzino, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental Biology, Stanford School of Medicine

Razia Aziz-Seible, Ph.D.

Razia Aziz-Seible, Ph.D., May 2010

Thesis: The role of cellular fibronectin in the promotion of alcohol-induced liver injury
Mentor: Carol Casey, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University

Shantibhusan Senapati, Ph.D.

Shantibhusan Senapati, Ph.D., April 2010

Thesis: Mechanisms associated with MUC4-mediated metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells
Mentor: Surinder K. Batra, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbus Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University

Amit Tuli, Ph.D.

Amit Tuli, Ph.D., September 2009

Thesis: Regulation of the major histocompatibility complex class I antigen presentation pathway by amyloid precursor-like protein 2
Mentor: Joyce C. Solheim, Ph.D.
Current Position: Ramanujan Fellow, IMTECH, India

Mahak Sharma, Ph.D.

Mahak Sharma, Ph.D., September 2009

Thesis: Role of C-terminal EHDs and their interaction partners in endocytic trafficking
Mentor: Steve Caplan, Ph.D.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali Knowledge City, Punjab, India 

Shonali Deb, Ph.D.

Shonali Deb, Ph.D., August 2009

Thesis: Molecular characterization of PD2/Paf1 (RNA polymerase II-associated factor I)
Mentor: Surinder K. Batra, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University

Sangeeta Bafna, Ph.D.

Sangeeta Bafna, Ph.D., June 2009

Thesis: Functional studies of MUC4 mucin in pancreatic cancer
Mentor: Surinder K. Batra, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University

Marko Jovic, Ph.D.

Marko Jovic, Ph.D., May 2009

Thesis: Mechanisms of EHD1-mediated endocytic recycling
Mentor: Steve Caplan, Ph.D.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Institutes of Health

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