Recent Graduates


Madeline Olson, PhD, 2021
Dissertation Title: Development of a MUC16-Targeted Near-Infrared Antibody Probe for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery of Pancreatic Cancer
Mentor:Aaron Mohs, PhD
Current Position: Clinical Scientist, OncoNano Medicine


Patrick Rädler, PhD, 2020
Dissertation Title: Highly Metastatic Claudin-low Mammary Cancers Can Originate From Luminal Epithelial Cells
Mentor:Kay-Uwe Wagner, PhD
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Danielle Frodyma, PhD, 2020
Dissertation Title: Characterizing the Critical Role of Metabolic and Redox Homeostasis in Colorectal Cancer
Mentor: Robert Lewis, PhD
Current Position: Clinical Research Coordinator at Methodist Physicians Clinic (MPC) Westroads Research Lab Department


Brittany Poelart, PhD, 2020
Dissertation Title: From development to therapy: a panoramic approach to further our understanding of cancer
Mentor: Joyce Solheim, PhD
Current Position: Scientist at Georgiamune LLC


Nicholas Wojtynek, PhD, 2020
Dissertation: Development of Fluorescent Hyaluronic Acid Nanoparticles for Intraoperative Tumor Detection
Mentor: Aaron Mohs, PhD
Current Position: Medical Liason at Karyopharm Therapeutics


R. Shane Laschanzky, PhD, 2019
Dissertation Title: Targeted Inhibition of Histone Deacetyltransferases for Pancreatic Cancer Therapy
Mentor: Jennifer Black, PhD
Current Position: Nuclear Medical Science Officer for the 47TH CST (WMD), United States Army


Kimiko Krieger, PhD, 2019
Dissertation Title: BRCA1 & CTDP1 BRCT Domainomics in the DNA Damage Response
Mentor: Nicholas Woods, PhD
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate at Baylor College of Medicine