Current Graduate Students

Songita ChoudhurySongita Choudhury - 1st year Ph.D. Student (M.D./Ph.D. Scholar)
B.S. (Electrical Engineering ), California State University
Supervisor: Thomas R. Porter
Research Interest: Optimization of nanodroplets for myocardial ischemia and infarction detection

  • Choudhury SA, Xie F, Dayton PA, Porter TR. Acoustic Behavior of a Reactivated, Commercially Available Ultrasound Contrast Agent.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Feb; (2):189-197.  Abstract
  • Porter TR, Choudhury SA, Xie F.  Utilization of diagnostic ultrasound and intravenous lipid-encapsulated perfluorocarbons in non-invasive targeted cardiovascular therapeutics.  J Ther Ultrasound. 2016 Jul 15; 4:18.  Abstract
May MaAnyun (May) Ma - 1st year Ph.D. Student
B.Med. Tongji University
Supervisor: Irving H. Zucker
Research Interest: Neurohormonal control in chronic heart failure

Michael PriceMichael Price - 2nd year Ph.D. Student (M.D./Ph.D. Scholar)
B.S. (Pre-Med), Missouri Southern State University
Supervisor: Joseph H. Sisson
Research Interest: Regulation of airway cilia motility

  • Price ME, Pavlik JA, Sisson JH, Wyatt TA. Inhibition of protein phosphatase 1 reverses alcohol-induced ciliary dysfunction.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 308(6):L577-85, 2015. Abstract
  • Price ME, Pavlik JA, Liu M, Ding SJ, Wyatt TA, Sisson JH.  Alcohol drives S-nitrosylation and redox activation of protein phosphatase 1, causing bovine airway cilia dysfunction.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 Mar 1;312(3):L432-L439.  Abstract

Shamma RahmanShamma Rahman - 3rd year Ph.D. Student
B.S. (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), University of Dhaka
Supervisor: Erika I. Boesen
Research Interest: Role of Eps15 homology domain-containing proteins in kidney function

  • Rahman SS, Boesen EI.  Outside the mainstream: novel collecting duct proteins regulating water balance.  Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2016 Dec 1;311(6):F1341-F1345.  Abstract
Ahmed WafiAhmed Wafi - 1st year Ph.D. Student
B.Med. (Medicine & Surgery), Jazan University; M.S. (Exercise Physiology), University of Louisville
Supervisor: Irving H. Zucker
Research Interest: TBA
Image to followBangchen Wang - 2nd year Ph.D. Student (M.D./Ph.D. Scholar)
B.S. (Pre-Med), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Supervisor: Steven C. Sansom
Research Interest: Regulation of K channels in the renal thick ascending limb

  • Wen D, Yuan Y, Cornelius RJ, Li H, Warner PC, Wang B, Wang-France J, Boettger T, Sansom SC. Deficient acid handling with distal RTA in the NBCe2 knockout mouse. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 309(6):F523-30, 2015. Abstract
  • Wen D, Yuan Y, Warner PC, Wang B, Cornelius RJ, Wang-France J, Li H, Boettger T, Sansom SC. Increased epithelial sodium channel activity contributes to hypertension caused by Na+-HCO3 cotransporter electrogenic 2 deficiency. Hypertension 66(1):68-74, 2015. Abstract 
  • Cornelius RJ, Wang B, Wang-France J, Sansom SC.  Maintaining K balance on the low Na, high K diet.  Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2016  Abstract