Department of Cell and Cancer Biology

Current Students

Shubhra Kanti Dey, B.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
PhD Candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:
Influence of the bone microenvironment on drug resistance of prostate cancer bone metastasis
Advisor:
Xiaohong Li, Ph.D.
Home: 
Barishal, Bangladesh
Undergraduate/Graduate Universities: 
B.S. Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh
E-mail: 
shubhrakanti.dey@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Vanessa Boualoy, B.S. (Neuroscience)
MSBS-MS Candidate, Biomedical Science with focus on Medical Science
Advisor: Kuo-Hui Su, Ph.D.
Project: Mechanism of heat shock factor 1 in pancreatic cancer
Home:  Pickerington, Ohio
Undergraduate/Graduate Universities: B.S., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
E-mail: vanessa.boualoy@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Chris Figy, BS (Cellular & Microbiology)
PhD Candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: Exploring the physiological role of RKIP in cancer and beyond
Advisor:  Kam Yeung, Ph.D.
Hometown: Ottawa Hills, OH
Undergraduate University:  The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Email: christopher.figy@rockets.utoledo.edu 
Chris Figy

Shreyasi Ganguly, B.S., M.S. (Hon, Zoology; Biotechnology)
PhD Candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Targeting the thioesterase activity of FASN using modified proton pump inhibitor lansoprazole in breast cancer
 Advisor:  Jian-Ting Zhang, Ph.D.
Home:  Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  BS - Asutosh College under University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
MS - Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
E-mail:  shreyasi.ganguly@rockets.utoledo.edu

 Shreya Ganguly

Shruti Ghai, B.Tech., M.S. (Biotechnology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
PhD Candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  The role of heat shock factor 1 in pancreatic cancer autophagy
Advisor:  Kuo-Hui Su, Ph.D.
Home:  Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  B.Tech - D.Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai, India
MS - Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA 
E-mail:  shrutirakesh.ghai@rockets.utoledo.edu

Shruti Ghai

Deepti Gurung, B.S., M.S. (Medical Microbiology)
PhD Candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Probing dynamics of 14-3-3-𝞂:  A potential remedy for pancreatic cancer
Advisor:  Jasmine JingYuan Liu, Ph.D.
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  B.S., M.S. - Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
E-mail:  deepti.gurung@rockets.utoledo.edu

Deepti Gurung

Ahmad Hegazi, B.S. (Molecular Genetics)
MD/PhD candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: TBD
Advisor: Kuo-Hui Su, Ph.D.
Undergraduate/Graduate University: B.S. from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
E-mail:  ahmad.hegazi@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Sushma Khatri, B Pharm (Pharmacy)
MS Candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: 
TBD
Advisor:
Jasmine JingYuan Liu, Ph.D.
Home:
Kathmandu, Nepal
Undergraduate/Graduate University:
Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email:
 sushma.khatri@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Augustine Kwabil, B.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences)
PhD candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: Role of tumor microenvironment in dormancy and relapse in prostate cancer
Advisor:  Xiaohong Li, Ph.D.
Home: Tongo, Ghana
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
E-Mail:  augustine.kwabil@rockets.utoledo.edu

Augustine Kwabil

Prisca C. Njoku, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Biochemistry)
PhD candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:
TBD
Advisor:
TBD
Home: 
Lagos, Nigeria
Undergraduate/Graduate University:
Madonna University Nigeria (B.Sc.), University of Lagos Nigeria (M.Sc.)
E-Mail:
prisca.njoku@rockets.utoledo.edu

Prisca Chinonso Njoku

Azeezat Osikoya, B.S. (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
PhD candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: Role of helicase activity in eIF4A1 in breast cancer stemness
Advisor: Dayanidhi Raman, Ph.D.
Home:  Lagos, Nigeria
Undergraduate/Graduate University: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
E-Mail: azeezat.osikoya@utoledo.edu

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Rejina Shrestha, B.S., M.S. (Microbiology, Medical Science)
PhD candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: Role of heat shock factor 1 in tumor programmed cell death
Advisor: Kuo-Hui Su, Ph.D.
Home: Bhaktapur, Nepal
Undergraduate/Graduate Universities:  B.S. - Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal; M.S. - The University of Tokyo,  Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
E-mail: rejina.shrestha@rockets.utoledo.edu

Rejina Shrestha September 2022

Rahul Verma, B.Sc., M.Ss. (Zoology, Biomedical Science) 
PhD candidate, Cell and Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:
TBD
Advisor:
Jian-Ting Zhang, Ph.D.
Home:
Delhi, India
Undergraduate/Graduate University: 
B.Sc. - Swami Shraddhanand College, Delhi, India; M.Sc. - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, India
E-Mail: 
rahul.verma@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Last Updated: 7/15/24