Molecular Medicine Graduate Program Track

Graduates of the Molecular Medicine Track
(Previously Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Track)

Youjie Zhang
PhD Defense, May 1, 2018
Project:

Advisor:  Dr. Bina Joe
E-mail:  Youjie.zhang@rockets.utoledo.edu


Prabhatchandra Dube
PhD Defense, November 15, 2017
Project:  Mechanisms of Calcification in atherosclerosis: Role of Macrophages and the Transient Receptor Potential 
Canonical 3 (TRPC3) Channel
Advisor:  Dr. Guillermo Vazquez
E-mail:  Prabhatchandra.dube@rockets.utoledo.edu


Rajib Dutta
PhD Defense, September 27, 2017
Project:  Computational Analysis of Human Genomes Reveals "Great Admixture" of Ancient Humans Leading to 
the Creation of Modern People Who Also Carry Signatures of GC-biased Gene Conversion
Advisor:  Dr. Alexei Fedorov
E-mail:  Rajib.dutta@rockets.utoledo.edu


Jeffrey Xie
PhD Defense, June 14, 2017
Project:  Molecular Insights into Chronic Kidney Disease
Advisor:  Dr. Steven Haller and Dr. Jiang Tian
E-mail:  Jeffrey.xie@rockets.utoledo.edu 


Xiaoliang Wang
PhD Defense, June 13, 2017
Profect:  Na/K-ATPase as a Signal Integrator Important for Animal Physiology
Advisor:  Dr. Zi-Jian Xie
E-mail:  Xiaoliang.wang@rockets.utoledo.edu


Xi Cheng
PhD Defense, May 22, 2017
Project:  Genetics of Hypertension
Advisor:  Dr. Bina Joe
E-mail:  Xi.cheng@rockets.utoledo.edu


Prince Tuffour Ampem
PhD Defense, April 13, 2017
Project:  The Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 3 (TRPC3) Channel: Novel Role in Endothelial Cell Apoptosis and its Impact on Atherosclerosis
Advisor:  Dr. Guillermo Vazquez
E-mail:  Prince.ampem@rockets.utoledo.edu


Sumeet A. Solanki
PhD Defense, April 3, 2017
Project:  The Role of TRPC3 Channels in Survival/Apoptosis of Polarized Macrophages in Atherogenesis
Advisor:  Dr. Guillermo Vazquez
E-mail:  Sumeet.solanki@rockets.utoledo.edu


Simona Ghanem
PhD Defense, March 24, 2017
Project:  Regulation of Insulin Action by CEACAM 2
Advisor:  Dr. Sonia Najjar
E-mail:  Simona.ghanem@rockets.utoledo.edu 


Xiaoyu Cui
PhD Defense, November 28, 2016
Project:  Regulation of Cellular Bioenergetics by Na/K-ATPase
Advisor:  Dr. Zijian Xie
Email:  xiaoyu.cui@rockets.utoledo.edu


Saja Khuder
PhD Defense, February 5, 2016
Project:  Novel Regulation of Leptin action by Endothelial Cell Ceacam1
Advisor:  Dr. Sonia Najjar
Email:  Saja.Khuder@rockets.utoledo.edu


Latrice Faulkner
PhD Defense, August 3, 2016
Project:  Reproductive Consequences of Central POMC insulin and leptin resistance in male rodents
Advisor:  Dr. Jennifer Hill
Email:  Latrice.Faulkner@rockets.utoledo.edu


Shuhao Qiu
PhD Defense, March 20, 2015
Project:  Matrix Algorithm for Genome Evolution
Advisor:  Dr. Alexi Fedorov
Email:  Shauhao.Qui@rockets.utoledo.edu


Ying Ni
PhD Defense, May 1, 2015
Project:  Genetic elements controlling blood pressure on RN09
Advisor:  Dr. Bina Joe
Email:  Ying.Nie@rockets.utoledo.edu


Resmi Pillai
PhD Defense, April 30, 2015
Project:  Genetics of Hypertension
Advisor:  Dr. Bina Joe
Email:  Resmi.Pillai@rockets.utoledo.edu


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Ahmed Al-Khudhair, BVM, MPH, MSBS 
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  
Genetic Make-up of Hypertension
Advisor:  Dr. Juan Jaume
Hometown:  
Baghdad, Iraq 
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  BVM and MPH, University of Baghdad, Iraq; MSBS, College of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
E-mail:  Ahmed.Alkhudhair@rockets.utoledo.edu  

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Khalil Almotah, BHS, MS 
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  
Type 1 Diabetes
Advisor:  Dr. Juan Jaume
Hometown:  
Saudi Arabia
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  University of Cincinnati, undergrad; Case Western Reserve University, Masters of Medical Physiology
E-mail:  Khalil.Almotah@rockets.utoledo.edu  

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Usman M. Ashraf, BS 
PhD Candidate, MOME Track

Project: TBD
Advisor:  TBD
Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
Undergraduate/Graduate University: BS, Biochemistry, University of Indiana 
E-mail: Usman.Ashraf2@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Sudipta Baroi, MS
PhD Candidate, MOME track
Project:  
tbd
Advisor: 
 tbd
Hometown:  
Barisal, Bangladesh
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
E-Mail:  
Sudipta.Baroi@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Saroj Chakraborty, MS
PhD Candidate, MOME track
Project:  
Genome, Microbiome and Hypertension
Advisor:  
Dr. Bina Joe
Hometown:  
Panditpara, Bangladesh
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
E-Mail:  
Saroj.Chakraborty@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Amit Sopan Chougule, MS
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  
Bone Mass Control by Nuclear Receptors PPARx and PPARy
Advisor:  
Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik
Hometown:  Maharashtra, India
Undergraduate and Graduate Universities:  Bachelors, Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Mumbai; University of Toledo, MSBS
Email:  AmitSopan.Chougule@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Prabhatchandra Dube
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  TRPC3 channels and calcification of atherosclerotic lesions.
Advisor:  Dr. Guillermo Vazquez
Hometown:  Valsad, India
Undergraduate/Graduate UniversitySardar Patel University, India
E-mail:  Prabhatchandra.Dube@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Rajib Dutta, MBBS
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  tbd
Advisor: Dr. Alexei Fedorov
Hometown:  Kolkata, India
Undergraduate/Graduate University
: M.B.B.S. N.R.S. Medical College of the University of Calcutta
 
E-mailRajib.Dutta@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Jonnelle Edwards
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project: 
tbd
Advisor: tbd
Hometown: Holland, Ohio
Undergraduate/Graduate University: BS in Biology, University of Toledo

E-mail:  Jonnelle.Edwards@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Xiaoming Fan, B.S.
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project: Intercellular Communication via exosome in cardiac diseased animal models.
AdvisorDr. Jiang Tian
Hometown:  Shanghai
Undergraduate/Graduate University: Bachelor of Medicine Tongji University; Master of Medicine Shanghai Jiao Tong University

E-mail:  Xiaoming.Fan@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Kelsey Fout, B.S.
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project: tbd
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Hometown:  Findlay, Ohio
Undergraduate/Graduate University: BS, Ohio State University

E-mail:  Kelsey.Fout@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Sarah Galla, BS 
MD-PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  
Genome, Microbiome and Blood Pressure Regulation
Advisor: 
Dr. Bina Joe
Hometown:  
Sagamore Hills, OH
Undergraduate/Graduate University
University of Toledo
E-mail:
 Sarah.Galla@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Hilda Ghadieh, B.S., M.S.
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project: Role of Insulin Resistance in the Hepato-Endothelial Cell Axis in the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis
Advisor: Dr. Sonia Najjar
Hometown:  Kafarhabou, Lebanon
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  B.S. and 
M.S. Biology, University of Balamand
E-mailHilda.Ghadieh@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Rachel Golonka
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  
tbd
Advisor:  
tbd
Hometown: 
Canton, Michigan
Undergraduate/Graduate university: 
BS in Biochemistry and Anthropology, University of Michigan
Email: R
achel.Golonka@rockets.utoledo.edu 

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Darren Gordon
MD/PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  
tbd
Advisor:  
Dr. Terry Hinds
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Undergraduate/Graduate university: University of Michigan
Email: Darren.Gordon@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Fatimah Khalaf, M.B.CH.B
MD-PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project: Cardiotonic Steroids in Cardiorenal Syndrome
Advisor: Dr. David Kennedy
Hometown:  Baghdad, Iraq 
Undergraduate/Medical School:  University of Kufa, College of Medicine, Iraq (2014)
E-mail: Kareem.Khalaf@rockets.utoledo.edu 

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Iyad Manaserh, BS
PhD Candidate, MOME Track

Project: The Origin of Subfertility in NIRKO Mice
Advisor:  Dr. Jennifer Hill
Hometown: 
 Jordan
Undergraduate/Graduate University: Earlham College Indiana
E-mail: Iyad.Manaserh@rockets.utoledo.edu
 

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Chrysan Mohammed, BS
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  
tbd
Advisor: Dr. David Kennedy
Hometown:  Loxahatchee, Florida
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  BS, Earlham College, Richmond Indiana
E-mail:  Chrysan.Mohammed@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Sravan Kumar Perla, M.S.
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  Role of Methylation in the Regulation of Gene Expression
Advisor: Dr. Ashok Kumar (NY)
Hometown:  Giddalur, India
Undergraduate/Graduate University: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry 
E-mail: Sravankumar.Perla@utoledo.edu

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Shermel Sherman, M.S.
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project:  tbd
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hill
Hometown: 
Undergraduate/Graduate University: BS, University of Maryland, College Park; MS, University of Toledo
E-mail: 
Shermel.Sherman@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Mengjie Wang, BMSc
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project: The Role of Insulin and IGF-1 signalings in metabolism and reproduction
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hill
Hometown: Xi'an, China
Undergraduate/Graduate University: Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Pediatrics, 
Guangxi Medical University, China
Email:  Mengjie.Wang@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Xiaoliang Wang, BS
PhD Candidate, MOME Track
Project: Interaction Between Na/K-Atpase and Caveolin-1
Advisor: Dr. Zi-Jain Xie
Hometown: Beijing, China
Undergraduate/Graduate University: Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Tongji Medical College
E-mail:  Xiaoliang.Wang@rockets.utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 6/6/18