April 08, 2014

Congratulations to our Recent PhDs

Erin Heine, PhD, Chelain Goodman, Matthew Martz, PhD, Takahiro Sato, PhD, Konstantine Halkidis, Christiane Danilo, PhD, Elizabeth Rogers Whinston, PhD, Elizabeth Rogers Whinston, PhD, Aubrey Watkins, PhD, Jessica Gold

Erin Heine, PhD: "The Role and Timing of Aberrant Polyglutamine-Expanded Androgen Receptor Proteolysis in Cell Models of Spinal and Bulbular Muscular Atrophy". Mentor: Diane Merry, PhD.

Chelain Goodman, defended her PhD thesis, "Induction of a Therapy-Reistant Cytokeratin 5-Positive Cell Population by 3-Ketosteroids in Luminal Breast Cancer" and returned to Jefferson Medical College to complete the remaining requirements for her combined MD/PhD degree. Mentor: Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD.

Matthew Martz, PhD: "Leukemia-associated RhoGEF (LARG) is a Novel RhoGEF in Mitosis and Required for the Proper Completion of Abscission". Mentor: Phil Wedegaertner, PhD.

Takahiro Sato, PhD: "Prolactin-Jak-Stat Signaling Pathways in Breast Cancer". Mentor: Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD.

Konstantine Halkidis, defended his PhD thesis, "Structural Changes in HIV-1 That Promote Viral Membrane Fusion" and returned to Jefferson Medical College to complete the remaining requirements for his combined MD/PhD degree. Mentor: Michael Root, MD, PhD.

Christiane Danilo, PhD: "Impact of Cholesterol and Lipoproteins in Breast Cancer." Mentor: Philippe Frank, PhD.

Elizabeth Rogers Whinston, PhD: "Non-canonical MAP Kinase Signaling and Meiotic Development in Saccharomyces cerevisiae". Mentor: Ed Winter, PhD.

Aubrey Watkins, PhD: "The role of Akt Isoforms in BCR/ABL-transformed Cells." Mentor: Bruno Calabretta, MD, PhD.

Jessica Gold, defended her PhD thesis, "G protein receptor kinase 5 is a novel requirement for maladaptive cardiac remodeling and heart failure" and returned to Jefferson Medical College to complete the remaining requirements for her combined MD/PhD degree. Mentor: Walter Koch, PhD.

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