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Current graduate students in the Pathobiology and Translational Science graduate program

A composite image of the students is available here.

Sabri Abdelwahab
M.B.B.S., Medicine and Surgery, University of Juba, Republic of the Sudan
Investigating the Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Airway Biology and Innate Defense


Bethany Batson
B.S., Biology, University of Portland
Mucin Dynamics in Cystic Fibrosis Airways


James Byrnes
B.S., Biochemistry, University of St. Thomas
Characterization of Fibrinogen-Coagulation Factor XIII Interactions


Johnny Castillo Cabrera
B.S., Biotechnology, Unversidad Latina de Panama
The Role of NF-kB in immun-oncology


Matthew Combs
B.S., Physics, North Carolina State University
Mechanisms of regulated necrosis


Rachel Dee
B.S., Physiology, Michigan State University
The Role of RhoGAP GRAF3 in Blood Pressure Homeostasis

Nicole Fleming
B.S., Biology, University of the Virgin Islands
Cardiac Compensation for Lack of Trabeculae in ErbB2-Deficient Zebrafish

Ashley Fuller

Ashley Fuller
B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Connecticut
The effect of the obesogenic environment on stromal endothelial cell content and behavior in the normal breast


Michael Henderson
B.S., Microbiology, Texas A&M University
M.S. Toxicology, University of North Carolina

Activation of the contact system and intrinsic coagulation pathway in acetaminophen -induced acute liver injury


Sravya Kattula
B.S., Integrative BIology, University of Colorado Denver
The Role of Factor XIII in Venous Thrombosis


Jean Marie Mwiza
DVM, University of Zambia
M.S., Biology, North Carolina A&T University
Research Topic


Zachary Opheim
B.A., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado
Mechanisms of Cardiopeptide Trafficking and Secretion



Krystal Orlando
B.S., Biology, Monmouth University
Epigenetic Consequences of SMARCA4/A2 Re-expression in Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary, Hypercalcemic Type


Abigail Shelton
B.S., Biology, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
Kinase Signaling Networks and Targeted Inhibitors in Glioblastoma


Erin Smithberger
B.S., Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnical Institute
M.S., Cancer Biology, University of Chicago
M.S., Translational Science, University of Chicago
Research Topic


Katie Stember
B.S., Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University
The Function of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in ANCA Vasculitis

Haley Vaseghi
B.S., Biology, George Mason University
The Role of Ezh2 in Direct Cardiac Reprogramming


Bethany Wagner
B.S., Biology, Davidson College
Mechanisms of Oral Carcinogenesis

Qiang Zhu
M.D., M.S., Biomedical Science, Sichuan University
Adhesion Signalling in Cardiac Autophagy

Pathobiology and Translational Science Graduate Program