Recent Graduates

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 Fellow, Wayne State University, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute


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


Bailee Sliker, PhD, 2019
Dissertation Title: Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Class I Molecule Components and Amyloid Precursor-Like Protein 2 (APLP2): Roles in Pancreatic Cancer Cell Migration
Mentor: Joyce Solheim, PhD
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center