Recent Graduates

Krupa Savalia, Ph.D. 2014
Dissertation Title:  Examination of nanoformulated crosslinked polymers complexed with copper/zinc superoxide dismutase as a therapeutic strategy for angiotensin II-mediated hypertension
Mentor: Matthew C. ZImmerman
Current Position:  3rd year medical student, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Erin G. Rosenbaugh Erin G. Rosenbaugh, Ph.D. 2013
Dissertation Title: Delivery of nanoformulated superoxide dismutase to the brain for the treatment of angiotensin II-mediated hypertension
Mentor: Matthew C. Zimmerman
Current Position: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Radiography, Math & Sciences, Champlain College, Burlington, VT
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Tamra Llewellyn, Ph.D. 2013
Dissertation Title: The role of the subfornical organ in regulating sympathetic nerve activity during chronic heart failure
Mentor: Kaushik P. Patel
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Human Performance, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

 Debra L. Irsik, Ph.D. 2013
Dissertation Title: Estrogen receptors in diabetic nephropathy
Mentor: Pascale H. Lane and Pamela K. Carmines
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA 
Anindit Mukherjee, Ph.D. 2012
Dissertation Title: Identification of a novel protein mediating estrogen action on the regulation of primordial follicle formation
Mentor: Shyamal K. Roy
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Liang Xiao, Ph.D. 2012
Dissertation Title: Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 in heart failure: Regulation of sympathetic outflow
Mentor: Irving H. Zucker
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Sarah C. Clayton, Ph.D. 2011
Dissertation Title:  Neural regulation of renal blood flow during experimental heart failure
Mentor: Irving H. Zucker
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
Jing Yang Jing Yang, Ph.D. 2010
Dissertation Title:  Causes and consequences of superoxide anion production by the renal medullary thick ascending limb during type 1 diabetes
Mentor: Pamela K. Carmines
Current Position:  Currently in transition. (Formerly Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Carmen M. Troncoso Brindeiro Carmen M. Troncoso Brindeiro, Ph.D. 2010
Dissertation Title: Potassium channel regulation of renal afferent arteriolar tone in kidneys from normal and diabetic rats
Mentor: Pamela K. Carmines
Current Position: Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, River Valley Community College, Claremont, NH
P. Richard Grimm P. Richard Grimm, Ph.D. 2009
Dissertation Title: The role of BKβ1 in regulating extracellular volume
Mentor: Steven C. Sansom
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Kurinji Singaravelu Kurinji Singaravelu, Ph.D. 2009
Dissertation Title: Mechanistic role of pro-apoptotic molecules, Siva and PERP, in eliciting apoptosis in ischemic injury
Mentor: Babu J. Padanilam
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine/Nephrology, Harvard University / Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Kishor Devalaraja-Nirashimha Kishor Devalaraja-Nirashimha, Ph.D. 2008
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of targeted necrosis of proximal straight tubular cells following ischemic renal injury
Mentor: Babu J. Padanilam
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY
Allison Kleiber Allison Kleiber, Ph.D. 2008
Dissertation Title: Sympathetic hyperactivity in chronic heart failure: Role of glutamatergic mechanisms in the paraventricular nucleus
Mentor: Kaushik P. Patel
Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Basic & Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO
Viswanathan Ragagopalan Viswanathan Ragagopalan, Ph.D. 2008
Dissertation Title: Role of ErbB (EGFR) tyrosine kinase receptors in adult & aging heart
Mentor: Irving H. Zucker
Current Position: Instructor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Qin Fang Qin Fang, M.D., Ph.D. 2005
Dissertation Title: The influence of nicotine on the cerebral microcirculation: Mechanisms of impaired vasodilation
Mentor: William G. Mayhan
Current Position: Physician, East Coast Nephrology Associates, Ormond Beach, FL
Jennifer L. Pluznick Jennifer L. Pluznick, Ph.D. 2005
Dissertation Title: The BKβ1 subunit in the mammalian kidney
Mentor: Steven C. Sansom
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

 

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