Congratulations to our Recent PhDs

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.

Published: 11-01-2013

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