Dr. Kellie Perry, Thesis: "Host Gene Variants as Biomarkers for Stratification of Patients with Viral and Non-Viral Liver Disease"
Can Kural, MS student (BINF), Thesis: "Pathways of Aging: Comparative Analysis of Gene SIgnatures in Replicative Senescence and Stress Induced Premature Senescence"
Shreya Nagesh, MS student (BINF), Project: %quot;Bioinformatics Study on Current Rare Genetic Disorders Databases - Mining to Create a Collaborative One-Step-Information Database"
Elizabeth Annie Jones, MS student, Project: "Whole Genome Solutions in Aquaculture"
Jesse Villareal, MS student, Project: "Comparative Anatomy of Brown and White Adipose Tissue"
Cameron Albert, MS student, Project: "Host Genotypes Predisposing to Various Viral Infection: Common Trends and Healthcare Lessons"
Anudeep Sharma Marupaka, MS student (BINF), Project: "PrimerBot – specific primer design application with BLAST algorithm"
Purnima Pyarasani, MS student (BINF), Project: "Effect of artificial sweeteners on gut microbiota"
Sean McCormally, MS student, Project: %quot;An Investigation of Interstitial Cystitis through its Biomarkers"
Tiffany Nguyen, MS student (BINF), Thesis: "Turner's Syndrome Research Database (TSRD): Turner's Syndrome Phenotypic and Clinical Data Consolidation for Database Development"
Dr. Massih Abawi,"Hormonal imbalance in morbidly obese bariatric patients with liver steatosis and non-alcoholic hepatitis"
Keerthi Gullapalli, MS student, Project: "Mitochondrial DNA mutations in PBMCs of patients with age-related pathologies"
Mahder Teka, MS student (BINF), Project: "Systematic Analysis of the Top 15 mutated genes in NSCLC"
Andrew Riggleman, MS student, Project: "The detection of 8-oxodeoxyguanosine in mitochondrial DNA"
Michael-Angelo Orciga, MS student, Project: "The Role of Leptin and Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 in the Interplay Between Metabolic Syndrome and PCOS"
Supol Phalalong, MS student (BINF), Project: "Genome assembly of Plasmodium ovale using shorts paired reads"
Kevin Arvai, MS student (BINF), Project: "Prioritization of NGS tumor suppressor gene candidates for familial Esophageal Carcinoma"
Gregory Rice, MS student (BINF), Project: "Whole-exome sequencing analysis of the familial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma"
Dr. Afshin Sohrabi,"Arthritic cell based assay model for measuring inflammatory response to therapeutic agents"
Kianush Jeiran, MS student, THESIS: "Mitochondrial Haplogroups In Obese Patients Predisposed To Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFLD) "
Chris Yesmont, MS student, THESIS: "A Phylogenomic Analysis of the Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) and Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus columbianus)"
Maria Keaton, MS Student, THESIS: "A Study of the Inflammation and the Brown Adipose Tissue Embeded in Visceral Adipose of Obese Patients%quot;
Dr. Rohini Mehta, "A Role of Visceral Adipose and Gastric Tissue in Inflammatory Conditions Associated with Metabolic Syndrome"
Dr. Yvette S Connell-Albert,“A role of the pannexins in the development of the astrocytic tumors” (with Dr. Reilly)
Thuy Tran, MS Student, THESIS: "Molecular Interactions of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) With Metabolic Syndrome and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)"
Amir Shamsaddini, MS student (BINF), Project: "NHANES analysis of environmental factors contributing to breast carcinoma%quot;
Anima Sharma, MS Student, THESIS: "A Study of RNA Editing in Human Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells and Endotheliocytes by NextGen Sequencing"
Leah Byars, MS student, THESIS: "Investigations Into the Association of IL28B Genotype and the Metabolic Profile of Patients With and Without Chronic Hepatitis C "
Amir Shamsad, MS student (BINF), Project: "Role of environmental factors in prevelance of Breast Cancer."
Christine McGown, MS student, Project: An exploration of possibility that RNA editing state of TLR receptors in plasmacytoid dendritic cells relates to their cytokine production
Dr. David Armistead, Thesis: "Differential Expression of microRNAs in the Visceral Adipose of Patients with NASH, Pericellular Fibrosis and Type II Diabetes"
Tim Stotish, M.S., Project: "Brown adipose tissue in human obesity and metabolic syndrome: A systematic review"
Kenan Ozkan, M.S., Project: "Evaluation of the Current Definition of Normal Levels of ALT and AST in Non-alcoholic Liver Disease"
Sarath Banu Krishna Murthy, MS student (BINF), Topic: An analysis of co-expression patterns of KCNRG gene using Oncomine.
Haveesh Sharma M.S., Project: "Expression of miRNAs and genes for miRNA processing proteins in patients with various forms of chronic liver disease"
Dr. Sandra Page, Thesis: "Novel Biomarkers For Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Associated Symptoms"
Elizabeth Eom M.S., Project: Preservation of serum and mRNA samples for downstream high-throughput studies
Stephanie Coon, M.S., Thesis: "A search for KCNRG mutations in multiple myeloma cell lines"
Amanda Zirzow M.S., Thesis: Nanoscale DNA/protein baskets for efficacious delivery of siRNA particles
Katherine Doyle, M.S. Project: “Selection of the phage display antibodies against Bacillus anthracis protective antigen"
Our lab is actively collaborating with the Functional Genomics Group at Russian Center of Medical Genetics (Director: Prof. E.K. Ginter).