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Systems Biology and Physiology Graduate Program

News, Events, and Announcements

Martha Dua-Awereh

November 15, 2019

Award for Martha Dua-Awereh

Congratulations to Martha Dua-Awareh, whose research presentation in the college-wide Graduate Student Research Forum was awarded an Honorable Mention. Martha conducts her research under the mentorship of Yana Zavros, PhD.

Andrew Rosselot

October 24th, 2019

Drew Rosselot, PhD

Congratulations to Drew Rosselot, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Ontogeny of the intestinal circadian clock and its role in the response to Clostridium difficile toxin B". Drew studied under Christian Hong, PhD and has accepted a job offer at the Procter & Gamble Company, where he did a summer internship.

Krithika Ramasamy-Subramanian

October 24th, 2019

Krithika Ramasamy-Subramanian, PhD

In defending her dissertation, "Discovery of cancer splicing and associated auto-regulatory networks through cross-species circadian analysis", Krithika Ramasamy-Subramanian completed her requirements for the PhD. Krithika was co-mentored by Nathan Salomonis, PhD and Christian Hong, PhD.

Emma Teal

July 15, 2019

Emma Teal, PhD

Congratulations to Emma Teal on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation, "The role of CD44 variant 9 in gastric ulcer repair". With the help of her mentor, Yana Zavros, PhD, Emma completed five manuscripts during her four years in the program.

Andrew Rosselot

June 3, 2019

Summer internship for student

Drew Rosselot has landed a summer internship with the Procter & Gamble Company, where he will continue his work on circadian clock function within the skin. Drew is mentored by Christian Hong, PhD.

Steven Crone

May 13, 2019

Welcome to Steven Crone, PhD

The graduate program welcomes Steven Crone, PhD to its program faculty. Dr. Crone uses transgenic mouse models to investigate the neural control of respiratory muscles with the goal of improving ventilation in patients with neuromuscular disease and injury.

Takanori Takebe

May 1, 2019

Welcome to Takanori Takebe, MD

Takanori Takebe, MD has joined the faculty of the graduate program. Dr. Takebe uses stem cells and organoids to develop new therapies for treating pediatric intractable disease.

Kristen Engevik

March 28, 2019

Kristen Engevik, PhD

Kristen Engevik has been awarded the PhD on the basis of her dissertation "Elucidating the mechanism behind gastric restitution", done with her adviser Marshall Montrose, PhD. Kristen is pursuing postdoctoral studies at Baylor University.

Hesam Hakimjavadi

March 13, 2019

Hesam Hakimjavadi, PhD

Congratulations to Hesam Hakimjavadi on receiving his PhD for his dissertation "Sodium pumps keep us running: distinct roles for Na,K-ATPase isozymes in regulation of skeletal muscle contractility". Hesam was mentored by Judy Heiny, PhD.

Mokryun Lily Baek

October 16, 2018

Mokryun (Lily) Baek, PhD

Lily Baek was awarded her PhD based on her dissertation "Circadian clock regulation of the glycogen metabolism in Neurospora crassa". Congratulations also go to Christian Hong, PhD on the successful mentoring of his first doctoral student.

Vakul Mohanty

July 2, 2018

Vakul Mohanty, PhD

Vakul Mohanty successfully defended his dissertation "The role of non-oncogenic variants in cancers: onco-passengers and germline polymorphisms". Vakul worked with adviser Kakajan Komurov, PhD and will pursue postdoctoral studies at the M.D. Anderson Cancer.

Onur Kanisicak

June 27, 2018

Welcome to Onur Kanisicak, PhD

We welcome Onur Kanisicak, PhD to the program faculty. Dr. Kanisicak uses transgenic mouse models to study fibrogenesis in cardiovascular diseases.

Richard Ballweg

May 24, 2018

Ryan Fellowship for Rick Ballweg

Rick Ballweg was awarded a Ryan Fellowship, which is the highest honor the College of Medicine can bestow on graduate students while they are in their degree program. Rick's mentor is Tongli Zhang, PhD.