Current Students

 PathMicro Graduate Students

 

     
Resized Alelew Aqilah Alelew 
2nd year Masters student

 
Track: Clinical Laboratory Science 
Advisor: Peter Iwen, Ph.D.  
Research: Mycology
Education: B.S., University of Damman, Medical Laboratory Technology, Saudi Arabia  
resized Abulaziz Alhazmi
2nd year Masters student
Advisor: Nora Chapman, Ph.D.
Research: Detection of Enterovirus
Education: B.M.D.,  Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
 resized alqahtani Qamra Alqahtani
1st year Masters student 
Track: Clinical Laboratory Science
Advisor: Allison Cushman-Vokoun, M.D., Ph.D.  
Research: Molecular diagnostics 
Education: B.S. University of Qatar, Biomedical Sciences, Qatar 
 cropped Mohammad Awaji
1st year Masters student 
Track: Clinical Laboratory Science
Advisor TBA
Research: TBA
Education: BSC, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
 resized bartling Amanda Bartling
Masters student
Advisor: Marilynn Larson, Ph.D.
Research: Regulation and Transposition of Insertion Sequence Elements in Francisella tularensis
Education: B.A. Dana College, NE 
Publications 
 Sohinee resized Sohinee Bhattacharyya 
5th year Ph.D. student 

Track: Clinical Laboratory Science
Advisor: Hamid Band, M.D., Ph.D.
Research: The Role of EHD1 in Fetal Development and Regulation of Primary Cilia 
Education: M.S. University of Calcutta, India 
Publications 

 Yi Chen  Yi Chen
1st  year Ph.D. student
Advisor: Xu Luo, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: BS, Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine, People's Repiblic of China 
  Matthew Dale
2nd year Ph.D. student
Track: M.D., Ph.D. Scholars Program
Advisor: B. Timothy Baxter, MD, FACS 
Research: Development of Aortic Aneurysms in Marfan Syndrome 
Education: B.S. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE
 
  Casey Gries
5th year Ph.D. student
Advisor: Ken Bayles, Ph.D.
Research:Studying the mechanisms of potassium transport in Staphylococcus aureus and its contribution to cellular physiology and pathogenesis. 
Education: B.S. University of Sioux Falls, SD 
Publications 
 yenis cropped Yenis Gutierrez Murgas
2nd year Masters student 
Advisor: Jessica Snowden, M.D.
Research: The immune response to biofilm infections in the brain caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis. 
Education: B.S. Universidad Metropolitana de Barranquilla, Colombia    
halsey cropped Cortney Halsey
4th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Paul Fey, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: B.S. Northern State University, SD 
 hassan cropped Hesham Hassan
5th year Ph.D. student
Track: MSIA Program 
Advisor:  Rakesh Singh, Ph.D.
Research: Molecular mechanisms underlying secondary cytogenetic abnormalities in lymphoma pathogenesis 
Education: B.M.D. Assiut University, Egypt 
Publications 
 heim cropped Cortney Heim
3rd year Ph.D. student

Advisor: Tammy Kielian, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: B.A.  Southwest Minnesota State University, MN 
Publications
 

 hoang cropped Tramy Hoang
2nd year Ph.D. student
Advisor: Paul Fey, Ph.D.
Research: Metabolic adaptation of Staphylococci in colonization and disease.
Education: B.S. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE
 cropped  Lee Jaramillo 
4th year Masters student 
Advisor: Nora Chapman, Ph.D.
Research: Enterovirus microbiology 
Education: B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE 
 cropped Bei Jiang
3rd year Ph.D. Student 
Advisor: John Chan, M.D.
Research: TBD
Education: B.M.D., Tongji University, People's Republic of China 
 cropped Dallas Jones
4th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Jason Zhang, Ph.D.
Research: The role Pax5 plays in regulating B cell proliferation and how mutation to Pax5 contributes to leukemogenesis.
Education: B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE
 cropped Saraswoti Khadge
2nd year Ph.D. student
 
Advisor: James E. Talmadge, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: M.S. Tribhuvan University, Nepal 
 cropped Tess Kuenstling
5th year Ph.D. student
 
Advisor:Steven Hinrichs, M.D.
Research: Protein hemagglutinin from influenza A viruses. 
Education: B.A. Wartburg College, IA 
 cropped McKenzie Lehman
4th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Ken Bayles, Ph.D.
Research: The molecular mechanism of LytSR regulation in S. aureus.
Education: B.S., Creighton University, NE 
Publications 
 cropped Song Li
4th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Kaihong Su, Ph.D.
Research: Single cell PCR approaches to clone recombinant antibodies from RA patients.
Education: B.M.D., Shandong University, People's Republic of China 
 Hongyan cropped Hongyan Liao
4th year Ph.D. Student 
Advisor: Jason Zhang, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: B.S. Sichuan University, People's Republic of China 
Publications 
 cropped Vivek Mahajan
5th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Alexander Kabanov, Ph.D.
Research: Pluronic block coplymers as adjuvants for gene delivery in and through antigen presenting cells. 
Education: M.S., Panjab University, India 
Publications 
  Derek Moormeier
4th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Ken Bayles, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: B.S. Wayne State College, NE 
Publications
 
 cropped Austin Nuxoll
5th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Paul Fey, Ph.D.
Research: Regulation of arginine metabolism in Staphylococcus aureus 
Education: B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE 
Publications 
 cropped Navatha Polavaram
2nd year Ph.D. student
Advisor: Kaustubh Datta, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: B.S., Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India
 cropped Abhilasha Purohit
4th year Ph.D. student
 
Advisor: Rakesh Singh, Ph.D.
Research: Pancreatic Cancer 
Education: M.S., Maharaja Ganga Singh University, India 
Publications 
  Vinee Purohit
6th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Pankaj Singh, Ph.D.
Research: Pancreatic Cancer metabolism .
Education: D.V.M., Rajasthan Agricultural University, India 
Publications 
 cropped Joseph Rohr
1st year Ph.D. student 
Track: M.D., Ph.D. Scholars Program Student
Advisor: Wing-Chun (John) Chan, M.D. 
Research: T-cell lymphoma biology
Education: B.S. (Cell and Molecular Biology) and  B.A. (French)Tulane University, LA 
        
 cropped Carolyn Schaeffer
5th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Paul Fey, Ph.D. 
Research: Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm composition and niche specificity.
Education: B.S., University of Minnesota, MN 
Publications 
 cropped Tyler Scherr
3rd year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Tammy Kielian, Ph.D.
Research: Host-pathogen interactions, macrophage activation and staphylococcus aureus biofilms.
Education: B.S. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE 
 
 cropped Shane Smithee
2nd year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Nora Chapman, Ph.D.
Research: Enteroviral Biology
Education: B.S. Metropolitan State University, CO 
 
 cropped Chao Wang
2nd year Ph.D. student 

Track: M.D., Ph.D.
Advisor: Wing-Chun (John) Chan, M.D.
Research: Lymphoma research 
Education: B.M.D. Shandong University, People's Republic of China 

 cropped Julia Warnke
2nd year Ph.D. student
 
Track: BIO
Advisor:Dr. Hesham Ali 
Research: Bioinformatics
Education: B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE
Publications 
 cropped Katherine (Wilcox) Maliszewski
4th year Ph.D. student 
Track: M.D., Ph.D. Scholars Program Student
Advisor: Paul Fey, Ph.D. 
Research: Investigation of competence for transformation in Staphylococcus aureus
Education: B.S. Doane College, NE 
Publications 
 cropped Ian Windham
5th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Ken Bayles, Ph.D.
Research: CidR-dependent transcription of cidABC 
Education: B.S., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE  
 cropped Wanqin Xie
5th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Jason Zhang, Ph.D. 
Research: Nuclear matrix 
Education: M.S., Nankai University, People's Republic of China 
 cropped Juan (Jane) Xiong
4th year Ph.D. student
 
Advisor: Tammy Kielian, Ph.D.
Research: Staphylococcus aureus brain abscess infections
Education: B.S., Tongji Medical College of HUST, People's Republic of China 
Publications 
 cropped Shuping Yang
4th year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Jixin Dong, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: M.S. Shandong University, People's Republic of China 
Publications 
 cropped Yinshi Yue
2nd year Masters student 
Advisor: Kaihong Su, Ph.D.
Research: TBD
Education: B.M.D., Zhengzhou University, People's Republic of China 
 cropped Lin Zhang
2nd year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Jixing Dong, Ph.D.
Research: Hippo signaling pathway and tumor 
Education: M.D. Shandong University, People's Republic of China 
Publications 
 cropped

WeiWei Zhang
3rd year Ph.D. student
 

Advisor: John Chan, M.D.
Research: Next-generation sequencing and data analysis in Lymphoma
Education: M.S., B.S., Changchun University of Science and Technology, P.R. China  M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE 
Publications          
 cropped Xuan Zhang
1st year Masters student
Advisor: Kai Fu, MD., Ph.D 
Research: TBD
Education BS, Shanghai Jiao tong University, People's Republic of China 
 Zutshi cropped Neha Zutshi
3rd year Ph.D. student 
Advisor: Hamid Band, M.D., Ph.D.
Research: Cbl proteins as regulators of epithelial homeostasis.
Education: M.Tech., Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India

 


 

 

 

 

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