Department of Cancer Biology

Current Students

Kathryn Becker, B.S. (Anthropology)
MD/PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:
  TBA
Advisor:  Kathryn Eisenmann, Ph.D.
Home:  Aurora, Ohio
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
E-mail: kathryn.becker@rockets.utoledo.edu

 kathryn beker

Veani Roshale Fernando, BSc (Bioinformatics)
PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Normalizing arginine metabolism in tumor-associated macrophages: A novel immunotherapeutic strategy for breast cancer
Advisor:  Saori Furuta, Ph.D.
Hometown: Columbo, Sri Lanka
Undergraduate/Graduate University: University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
E-mail: veaniroshale.fernando@rockets.utoledo.edu

 Veani Roshale Fernando

Shreyasi Ganguly, B.S., M.S. (Hon, Zoology; Biotechnology)
PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  TBA
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, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  TBA
Advisor:  Qin Yang, Ph.D.
Home:  Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  B.Tech - D.Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai, India
MS - Georgetown University, Washington, DC 
E-mail:  shrutirakesh.ghai@rockets.utoledo.edu

 Shruti Ghai

Cory M. Howard, B.S. (Nutrition/Animal Science)
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Understanding the role of chemokine receptors in breast cancer progression and metastasis
Advisor:  Dayanidhi Raman, Ph.D.
Home: 
Miamisburg, Ohio
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
E-Mail:  cory.howard@rockets.utoledo.edu

cory howard

Jackson (Caoqinglong) Huang, B.S. (Biological Science)
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Targeting survivin to overcome gemcitabine resistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Advisor:  Jian-Ting Zhang, Ph.D.
Home:  Kunming, Yunnan Province, China
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
E-Mail:  Caoqinglong.huang@rockets.utoledo.edu

 Jackson Huang

Yetunde Makinwa, MBChB, MS (Biomedical Sciences)
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project: Understanding novel oncogenes and development of more effective cancer treatments
Advisor: Yue Zou, Ph.D.
Undergraduate/Graduate University: BS of Medicine and BS of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowu University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigera; MS, East Tennesee State University, Johnson City, TN
E-Mail: yetunde.makinwa@rockets.utoledo.edu

 yetunde makinwa

Joshua Letson, B.S. (Biology)
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

 joshua letson

Nilanjana Saferin, B.S., M.S. (Microbiology; Molecular Biology)
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  TBA
Advisor:  Qin Yang, Ph.D.
Home:  Kolkata, West Bengal, India, and Toledo, Ohio
Undergraduate/Graduate University:  BS - West Bengal State University, West Bengal, India
MS - St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India
MS - Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
E-mail:  nilanjana.saferin@rockets.utoledo.edu

 Nilanjana Saferin

Sangita Sridharan, B.Tech (Biotechnology)
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program 
Project: 
Novel targeting strategies against breast cancer
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

 sangitha sridharan

Augustus Tilley, B.S. (Physics & Chemistry)
PhD candidate, Cancer Biology Biomedical Sciences Program
Project:  Eludicating the CXCR4-LASP1-Ago2 axis in triple negative breast cancer
Advisor: Dayanidhi Raman, Ph.D.
Home: 
Kearny, New Jersey
Undergraduate/Graduate University:
Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL
E-mail: 
augustus.tilley@rockets.utoledo.edu

 augustus tilley

Yashna Walia, BSc (Hon, Genetics)
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

 yashna walia





 
Last Updated: 5/22/20