Department of Cancer Biology

Current Students


Tupa Basu Roy, BSc., M.S.
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: 
Chromatin Remodeling in Melanocytes and Melanoma
Advisor: 
Ivana de la Serna, Ph.D.
Home:  
India
Undergraduate/Graduate University:
University of Calcutta, India(BSc), Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (MS)
E-mail:
tupa.basuroy@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Shengnan Du, B.S., M.S.
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project title:  Characterization of a Novel Microtuble Disrupting Compound (6-MOMIPP) that Induces Cell Death in Cancer Cells
Advisor:  William Maltese, Ph.D.
Hometown:  Zibo, Shandong, China
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  B.S., Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, Shandong, China; M.S., China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, JianSu, China
E-mail:  shengnan.du@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Kaitlyn Dvorak, B.S.
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Exploring a Role for mDia2 in the Tumor Microenvironment
Advisor:  Kathryn Eisenmann, Ph.D.
Home:  Hartford, Ohio
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  Ohio Northern University, Ada Ohio
E-Mail:
  kaitlyn.dvorak@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Kalpana Gardiyawasam, BSc, MS
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: 
tba
Advisor: 
Kam Yeung, Ph.D.
Home: 
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Undergraduate/Graduate University: 
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (BSc), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (MS)
E-mail: 
gardiyawasam.kalpana@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Cory M. Howard, B.S.
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  tba
Advisor:  Dayanidhi Raman, Ph.D.
Home: 
Miamisburg, Ohio
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
E-Mail:  cory.howard@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Joshua Letson, B.S.
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Role of nitric oxide of secreted proteins in the homeostasis and malignancy of the breast tissue
Advisor:  Saori Furuta, Ph.D.
Home:  Adrian, MI
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL
E-mail:  joshua.letson@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Zehui Li, M.S.
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Effects of Indole-Based Chalcone Compounds on Human Glioblastoma (GBM) Cells
Advisor:  William Maltese, Ph.D.
Home:  Linyi, Shandong, China
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
E-Mail:  zehui.li@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Sangita Sridharan, B.Tech (Biotechnology)
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program 
Project: 
tba
Advisor:  
Dayanidhi Raman, Ph.D.
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  D.Y. Patil University, School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
E-Mail:  sangita.sridharan@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Augustus Tilley, B.S.
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  tba
Advisor: Dayanidhi Raman, Ph.D.
Home: 
Kearny, New Jersey
Undergraduate/Graduate University:
Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
E-mail: 
augustus.tilley@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Yashna Walia, BSc
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  The role of nitric oxide in ECM Stiffness of Mammary Glands and Breast Cancer Initiation
Advisor:  Saori Furuta, Ph.D.
Home:  New Delhi, India
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
E-mail:  yashna.walia@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Yuqi Zhang, B.S.
MD/PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:
tba
Advisor:
Kathryn Eisenmann, Ph.D.
Hometown: 
Columbus, OH
Undergraduate University:
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
E-mail:
yuqi.zhang@rockets.utoledo.edu

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Last Updated: 8/28/17