Medical Microbiology and Immunology


Jin Chen, Ph.D.
Jin Chen
December 4, 2019
Jin Chen successfully defended her dissertation titled: "Role of Complement Regulatory Protein Properdin in Hemolytic Anemias Caused by Complement Dysregulation".
Advisor: Viviana Ferreira, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Future Plans: Jin plans to move on to postdoctoral studies at the Cleveland Clinic

Briana Zellner, Ph.D.
Bri Zellner
November 26, 2019
Briana Zellner successfully defended her thesis titled: "Characterization of a novel Francisella tularensis virulence factor involved in cell wall repair".
Advisor: Jason Huntley, Ph.D.
Future Plans:  Bri plans to pursue a government postdoctoral position in the area of biodefense.

Muhammed Saad Moledina, Ph.D.
Saad Moledina
July 22, 2019
Saad Moledina successfully defended his dissertation titled: "Role of Bb-elicited IL-10 in Suppression of Innate Immune Responses within Murine Skin Tissue".
Advisor: R. Mark Wooten, Ph.D.
Future Plans:
Clinical Research Associate, Medpace, Inc.

Cara Peter, M.S.
Cara Peter
July 18, 2019
Cara Peter successfully defended her thesis titled: "The Role of 14-3-3ζ in IL-17A Signaling".
Advisor: Ritu Chakravarti, Ph.D.
Future Plans:
Cara plans to return to Seattle, WA

Cara DeAngelis, Ph.D.
Cara DeAngelis
April 26, 2019
Cara DeAngelis successfully defended her dissertation titled: "Characterization of the Vibrio cholerae phage shock protein response".

Advisor: Jyl Matson, Ph.D.
Future Plans:
Postdoc at the Rocky Mountain Labs

 Claire Meikle, Ph.D.
Claire Meikle
March 28, 2019
Claire Meikle successfully defended her dissertation titled, "Platelet-Leukocyte Aggregation in Lung Cancer Patients".
Advisor: Randall Worth, Ph.D.
Future Plans:

Claire plans to complete medical school and apply to internal medicine residency programs.

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