Past Trainees (2003-2013 shown)

PRE/POST-DOC

Trainee, Year of Entry Prior Degree & Institution (Mentor - Department/ program)

Title of Research Project/Topic

Degrees Received

Current Position and Institution (Grant Support Obtained)

PRE-DOC

Adamson, S.,~ 2006 BA, Princeton University, (Leitinger-Pharmacology)

Panx1 is a novel regulator of glucose and lipid homeostasis

In training, MSTP student, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Alexander, M.~, 2001 BS, Duke Univ, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Role of interleukin-1 in atherosclerotic plaque stability and smooth muscle cell phenotypic modulation

PhD (2011), MD (2013)

Resident, Vanderbilt Univ, (AHA predoc fellowship)

POST-DOC

Angulo, M., 2008 PhD, Virginia Commonwelth Univ, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

The Role of Zinc-Finger Transcription Factors in Vascular Smooth Muscle Development, Injury and Disease

Res Assoc, Cardiovascular Surgery, Univ of Virginia (AHA postdoctoral fellow)

PRE-DOC

Armstrong (Wojcik), A., 2005 BS, Univ of Deleware, (Hedrick-Pharmacology)

The role of the ATP-binding cassette transporter G1 (ABCG1) in macrophage inflammation

PhD (2009)

Res Assoc, Hemoshear, Charlottesville VA

POST-DOC

Balasubramanian, N., 2000 PhD, Univ of Bombay of Mumbai India, (Schwartz-Microbiology)

Adhesion dependent signaling, role of membrane raft microdomain trafficking

Assistant Professor, Biology,

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India (Ramalingaswami Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, India, Wellcome Trust-DBT Alliance Sr Res Fellowship 2011-2016)

PRE-DOC

Basit, A.#, 1985 MD, Nishtar Medical Coll, (Ley, Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Role of Adhesion Molecules and Chemokines in Lung Inflammation

PhD (2006)

Staff Physician, Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Hospital

Albququerque, NM

POST-DOC

Basit, A., 1985 MD, Nishtar Medical Coll, (Ley- Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Molecular requirements of neutrophil recruitment into the alveolar space

Staff Physician, Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Hospital

Albququerque, NM

POST-DOC

Batts, T., 2001 PhD, Virginia Tech, (Murphy, Patel-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Ca2+ dependent phosphorylation of the myosin regulatory light chain is accepted as the primary mechanism regulating contraction of smooth muscle in response to ecitatory stimuli

Sales rep, Merck

PRE-DOC

Boerboom, L., 2008 BBE, University of Minnesota, (Blackman-Biomedical Engineering)

Regulation of Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype by Hemodynamics on Endothelial Cells during Development of Atherosclerosis

PhD (2013)

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

(AHA predoctoral fellowship)

POST-DOC

Brinkman, C., 2010 PhD, Univ of Virginia, (Engelhard-Microbiology)

The role of T cell-vascular endothelium interactions in CD8 T cell homing to peripheral tissues and tumors

Postdoc Fellow, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore MD

POST-DOC

Call, J., 2011 PhD, Univ of Minnesota (Yan-Muscle Physiology)

Skeletal muscle-heart crosstalk in prevention of diabetic cardiomyopathy

Res Assoc, Univ of Virginia (AHA postdoctoral fellow)

PRE-DOC

Chain, K., 2009 BS, Louisiana Tech University (Yan- Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics)

p38 MAPK-PGC-1alpha regulation in exercise-mediated protection against diabetic cardiomyopathy

In training, Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

POST-DOC

Conway, D., 2009 PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory Univ, (Schwartz-Microbiology)

Measuring forces at endothelial cell junctions under shear stress

Res Assoc, Univ of Virginia (AHA postdoctoral fellow)

POST-DOC

Deaton, R., 2004 PhD, Univ of North Texas, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

PDGF-BB decreases expression of the full repertoire of SMC marker genes through a KLF4 dependant mechanism

Recently moved back to USA and job searching (AHA postdoctoral fellow)

POST-DOC

Deeble, P., 2002 PhD, Univ of Virginia, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Neuroendocrine differentiation: A role in prostate cancer progression?

Assoc Prof, Biology, Mary Baldwin, Staunton VA (2 NIH EARDAs)

POST-DOC

Deem, T., 2005 PhD, Univ of Cincinnati, (Ley-Immunology)

Role of monocyte subsets in atherosclerosis

Lab Technical Asst, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA

POST-DOC

DePuy, S., 2007 PhD, Univ of Virginia, (Guyenet-Pharmacology)

Mechanisms of action of angiotensin-II on C1 neurons

Asst Professor, Institute for Integrative Phys & Center for Systems Bio, Univ of Chicago

PRE-DOC

Dhanaliwala, A.~, 2007 BSE, University of Pennsylvania, (Hossack-Biomedical Engineering)

Drug delivery via microbubbles to vascular endothelium to prevent restenosis

MSTP student, Univ of Virginia

POST-DOC

diPierro, C., 1994 MD, Univ of Virginia, (Somlyo-Structural, Computational Biology and Biophysics)

To further elucidate the details of Rho-GTPase signal pathways in cytoskeletal organization, cell migration, and angiogenesis

Res Assoc, Roger Abounader lab, Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Doran, A.~, 2001 BS, Wellesley Coll, (McNarmara-Molecular Medicine)

Id3 regulation of Atherosclerosis

PhD (2009), MD (2011)

Resident, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

PRE-DOC

Dorfman, J.~, 2000 BA, Georgetown Univ, (Somlyo-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Nuclear Transport and Regulation of the Tumor Suppressor KB1

PhD (2008), MD (2009)

Resident, Psychiatry, George Washington Univ, Washington DC

PRE-DOC

Dunne, J., 1998 BS, Johns Hopkins, (Ley-Biomedical Engineering)

The role of 2 integrins and ICAM-1 in cytokine-dependent leukocyte rolling and adhesion

PhD (2003)

Senior Scientific Program Manager, Immune Therapies Program, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New York, NY

PRE-DOC

Durgin, B., 2010 BA, Rutgers University (Connelly-Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics)

Role of Col15a1 in smooth muscle cell phenotypic modulation and atherosclerosis

In training, Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Evans (Neubrander), R., 2005 BS, Oregon State Univ, (Helmke-Biomedical Engineering)

Extracellular Matrix Control of Flow-Induced Structural Dynamics

PhD (2012)

Biomedical Engineer, FDA

PRE-DOC

Feaver, R., 2005 BS, Duke Univ, (Blackman-Biomedical Engineering)

Hemodynamic Regulation of Endothelial Inflammation and ER Stress: A Role for Shear Stress Frequency and Magnitude

PhD (2010)

Scientific Director, Vascular Systems, Hemoshear, Charlottesville VA

PRE-DOC, POST-DOC

Fielden, S., 2006 BS, Georgia Institute of Tech, (Meyer-Biomedical Engineering)

Refocused gradients in RARE-type sequences for noncontrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography

PhD (2013)

Postdoc Fellow, Univ of Virginia

(AHA predoctoral fellowship)

PRE-DOC

Flower, A., 1999 BS, William & Mary, (Moorman-Biophysics)

An Investigation of Decelerations in the Neonatal Heart Rate

PhD (2008)

Senior Res Scientist, Philips Medical North America, Briarcliff Manor NY

POST-DOC

Foreman (Mayhew), T., 2003 MD, East Carolina Univ, (Theodorescu-Dept of Anatomy & Cell Biology)

Role of small GTPases and their signaling role in angiogenesis

Senior Medical Writer, Intrexon Corp, Germantown MD

PRE-DOC

Forrest, S., 1999 BS, Univ of Calgary, (McNamara-Pharmacology)

Role of the ID family of helix-loop-helix transcription factors in vascular lesion formation

PhD (2004)

Vice President, Business Development, Scripps Res Institute, La Jolla CA

POST-DOC

Franke, A., 2005 PhD, Thomas Jefferson Univ, (Somlyo-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Smooth Muscle Contractility, Cell Migration, and the Development of the Coronary Vasculature in the Absence of Myosin Light Chain Kinase

Res Assoc, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, Univ of Virginia

POST-DOC

Garvey, S., 2007 PhD, Duke Univ, (Wamhoff-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Calcineurin-dependent regulation of vascular smooth muscle phenotype

Senior Scientist, Abbott Nutrition R&D-Global Discovery (APS postdoctoral fellow)

PRE-DOC

Gelfand, B., 2004 BSE, University of Iowa, (Blackman-Biomedical Engineering)

Distinct Endothelial Cell Adaptation to physiology derived shear stress patterns

PhD (2009)

Asst Prof, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences University of Kentucky College of Medicine

POST-DOC

Greene, N., 2010 PhD, Texas A&M Univ, (Yan-Cardiovascular Medicine)

Influence of Lipid Overload on Development of Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance, Attenuation by Exercise

Asst Prof, Univ of Arkansas (NIH F32-NIDDK)

PRE-DOC

Griffith, S., 2010 BS, Schreiner University (Owens- Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics)

The role of SMC reversible phenotypic switching and H3K4me2 in vascular injury and repair

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia (AHA predoctoral fellowship)

PRE-DOC

Griffith-Jones, P., 2001 BS, Washington & Lee Univ, (Patel and Brown-Chemistry & Anesthesiology)

Mechanistic Studies of Novel Sodium Channel Blockers for the Treatment of Epilepsy

PhD (2006)

Asst Prof, Chemistry/Biology, Mercy Coll, Dobbs Ferry, NY (Neuroscience Training Grant post-doc fellowship, Pharma Foundation post-doc fellowship

POST-DOC

Griffiths, R., 2009 PhD, Virginia Commonwealth Univ, (Leitinger-Pharmacology)

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2-Like 2 are Associated with Increased Markers of Subclinical Atherosclerosis

Medical Writer, Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., Richmond VA

POST-DOC

Haggart, C., 2010 PhD, Columbia Univ, (Saucerman/Papin-Biomedical Engineering)

Systems modeling of overload- and heart failure-associated changes in myocardial metabolism

FDA Commissioner’s Fellow, DC

PRE-DOC

Hahn, C.~, 2001 BS, Univ of NC-Chapel Hill, (Schwartz-Microbiology Biological Engineering)

JNK activation and shear stress

PhD (2008), MD (2010)

Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Alabama

PRE-DOC

Harmon, D., 2007 BS, Rice University, (McNamara-Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics)

The role of inhibitor of differentiation 3 diet-induced obesity

Graduate Student, Univ of Virginia (AHA predoctoral fellowship)

PRE-DOC

Harris, R.,2002 BS, Wake Forest Univ, (French-Molecular Medicine)

Nitrosative Stress and Adverse Remodeling Following Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

PhD (2011)

Entrepreneur

PRE-DOC

Hastings (Dinola), N., 2004 BS, NC State Univ, (Blackman-Biomedical Engineering)

Atherosclerosis-Prone Hemodynamics Promote Phenotypic Modulation of Human Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cells

PhD (2008)

Vice President of Operations, HemoShear, Charlottesville VA

POST-DOC

Hazarika, S., 1998 MBBS, Assum Med Coll, 2005 PhD, East Carolina Univ, (Annex-Cardiovascular Medicine)

MicroRNA-93 Controls Perfusion Recovery Following Hind-Limb Ischemia by Modulating Expression of Multiple Genes in the Cell Cycle Pathway.

Clinical Fellow, University of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Heberlein (Henry), K., 2007 BS, Elizabethtown College, (Isakson-Molecular Physiology & Biophysics)

Localization and function of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 mRNA binding proteins to the myoendothelial junction

MS (2009), PhD (2011)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Univ

POST-DOC

Helm, P., 2005 PhD, Johns Hopkins Univ, (Epstein-Radiology and Biomedical Engineering)

Progression of cardiac dys-synchrony of a mouse model of reperfused myocardial infarction (MI)

Principal Scientist, Medtronic Navigation, Littleton MA

PRE-DOC

Heuslein, J., 2011 BS, BS (Price-Biomedical Engineering)

Effect of Acute Hemodynamic Changes On Regulating Vascular Remodeling

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia (NSF predoctoral fellowship)

POST-DOC

Hoffman, B., 2006 PhD, Univ of Pennsylvania, (Schwartz-Microbiology)

Development of a Genetically Encoded, FRET-based Molecular

Tension Sensor

Asst Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Research Center, Cell Biology, Duke University (AHA postdoctoral fellow)

PRE-DOC

Hoofnagle, M.~, 1999 BS, Bucknell Univ, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

The Role of HAND and Capsulin bHLH Transcription Factors in Smooth Muscle Differentiation and Phenotypic Modulation

PhD (2007), MD (2009)

Resident, Surgery, Univ of Maryland, Baltimore MD

PRE-DOC

Huang, C., 2009 BS, Purdue University, (Botchwey-Biomedical Engineering)

Local delivery of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor targeted drugs for enhancement of massive bone allograft integration

MS (2012)

Physical Therapy student, Univ of Colorado-Anschutz

POST-DOC

Isakson, B., 2002 PhD, Univ of Wyoming, (Duling-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Alveolar epithelial cell communication

Associate Prof, Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, Training Grant Faculty Mentor, Univ of Virginia (R01, AHA Science Dev grant)

POST-DOC

Johnson, K., 2010 PhD, Arizona State Univ, (Meyer-Biomedical Engineering)

MR coronary artery imaging, myocardial perfusion imaging,

and quantitative perfusion MRI of peripheral arterial disease

Software Engineer, HeartVista, San Francisco CA

PRE-DOC

Kumar (Madhur), M.~, 1996 BS, Duke Univ, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Control of smooth muscle cell differentiation and how this process may be altered in conditions such as vascular injury and atherosclerosis

PhD (2003), MD (2005)

Physician, Internal Medicine, Private Practice, Atlanta GA (AHA predoc fellowship, Emory Cardiovascular Training Grant, NRSA/F32)

PRE-DOC

Lansey, M., 2005 BS, Univ of Maryland-Eastern Shore, (Keller-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

The Role of AS160 in GLUT4 Trafficking in Primary Adiocytes

PhD (2011)

Teacher, Biology, Oakland Mills High School, Columbia, MD

PRE-DOC

Lappas, C., 2000 BS, Univ of Richmond, (Linden-Molecular Pharmacology)

The Modulation of CD4+T Lymphocyte Activity by Adenosine A2A Receptor Activation

MS (2003), PhD (2006)

Asst Professor, Biology, Lebanon Valley Coll, Annville PA (Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award

NIH/NIAID, 2006-2008)

PRE-DOC

Lee, M., 2006 BS, Univ of Virginia, (Wamhoff-Biomedical Engineering)

The role of DSCR1 in NFAT-mediated vascular smooth muscle cell phenotypic modulation

ME (2007), PhD (2011)

Postdoctoral Associate, Pharmacology, Yale University

PRE-DOC

Lenkowski, P.~, 1997 BS, Rutgers Univ, (Brown-Chemistry)

Mechanistic Studies and Development of Sub-type Specific Sodium Channel Inhibitors

PhD (2003), MD (2005)

Otolaryngologist, Jefferson Surgical Clinic, Roanoke, VA

PRE-DOC

Lin, C. ~, 1995 BS, Yale Univ, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Mechanisms that regulate growth-induced increases in ribosomal RNA transcription in vascular smooth muscle cells

PhD (2003), MD (2004)

Cardiology Fellow, Internal Med, Cardiology Division, Washington Univ, St Louis MO

PRE-DOC

Lohman, A., 2010 BS, Univ of Missouri-Columbia, (Isakson-Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics)

Pannexin-1 (Panx1) in the smooth muscle cells of the resistance vasculature

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia (AHA predoctoral fellowship)

POST-DOC

MacGabhann, F., 2006 PhD, Johns Hopkins Univ, (Peirce-Cottler-Biomedical Engineering)

Collateral capillary arteriolization in skeletal muscle of different mouse strains, and the impact of matrix-bound VEGF on endothelial cell activation

Asst Prof, Biomedical Engineering and Institute for Computational Med, Johns Hopkins

(NIH K99, Sloan Res Fellow, NIH Pathway to Independence Award, APS Award for Excellence in Integrative Phys, Microcirculatory Society Krogh Young Investigator Award)

POST-DOC

Malhotra, R., 2000 MD, Univ of Cincinnati, (McNamara-Cardiology)

ID3 partnering during different phases of the cell cycle using a mammalian two hybrid approach

Asst Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Martin, K., 2009 BS, Drexel University, (Peirce-Cottler -Biomedical Engineering)

Modulation of Monocytes and arteriogenesis using Sphingosine 1 Phosphate

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

McDonald, O.~, 2000 BS, Univ of Tennessee-Martin, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Epigenetic control of SRF binding to CArG box chromatin regulates smooth muscle gene expression in vivo

PhD (2005), MD (2007)

GI Pathology Residency Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore MD

PRE-DOC

Meisner, J.,~ 2006 MS, Texas A&M (Price-Biomedical Engineering)

Role of hemodynamics and bone marrow derived cells in arteriogenesis and microvascular remodeling

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

(AHA predoctoral fellowship)

PRE-DOC

Mills, L., 2007 BS, Centenary College of Louisiana (Connelly-Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology)

Epigenetics of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypes

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

POST-DOC

Mistry, D., 1985/2004 MD, MS, ATC, Univ of Madris-India, (Moorman-Pediatric Cardiology)

Cardiomyocite isolation using langendorff technighue, single cardiomyocyte voltage and patch clamping, patch and whole cell recording of myocyte ionic currents

Associate Professor-Dept of Physical Med & Rehab, Associate Adjunct-Dept of Med, Co-Med Director-Athletics Dept, Consultant Team Physician-USA Swimming, Primary Care Team Physician-Athletics Dept, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Mitchell, K., 1999 BS, Liberty Univ, (Szabo- Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics)

Role of NDP kinase on cilia assembly and disassembly

PhD (2008)

Assistant Professor, General Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Cell Biology Liberty Univ, Lynchburg VA

PRE-DOC

Moehle, C., 2004 BS, Univ of Florida, (Owens while on training grant, currently Gorav Ailawadi –Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics)

Non-invasive delivery of doxycycline to AAAs inhibits AAA progression via reduced neutrophil chemotaxis

PhD (2012)

MBA student, Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business

POST-DOC

Morris, M., 2002 PhD, Univ of Texas Southwestern University Medical, (Ley-Immunology)

Mechanism by which FTY720 works in a model of type 1 diabetes, looking at T cell trafficking in particular

Res Asst Prof, Eastern VA Med School, Norfolk VA (R01, Co-investigator)

PRE-DOC

Morris-Rosenfeld, S.,~ 2007 BA, Whitman College (McNamara-Pathology)

The role of E12 in B cell homing to the aorta and the development of atherosclerosis

In training, MSTP student, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Moyer, C., 2005 BSE, Duke University, (Holmes-Biomedical Engineering)

Left Atrial Structural Remodeling during Atrial Fibrillation

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

(AHA predoctoral fellowship)

PRE-DOC

Murphree (Mihalcik), L., 1998 BS, Princeton Univ, (Linden-Pharmacology)

Regulation of A2A Adenosine Receptor Signaling Pathways in Inflammation

PhD (2004)

Pharmacologist, FDA/CDER/OND, Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products, Silver Spring MD

PRE-DOC

Nagelin (Hatley), M., 2002 BS, Washington & Lee Univ, (Hedrick-Molecular Medicine)

Role of 12/15-lipoxygenase in macrophage ABCG1-mediated cholesterol efflux

PhD (2009)

ORISE fellow, Fed Drug Admin (FDA), Washington DC

PRE-DOC

Neppl, R., 2000 MS, Marquette Univ, (Somlyo, Avril and Andrew-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Regulatory Pathways Modulating Smooth Muscle Contractility and Differentiation

MS (2000), PhD (2008)

Cardiology Res Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Boston and Harvard, Boston MA (R01 in preparation)

POST-DOC

Nguyen, A., 2011 PhD, Univ of North Carolina, (Owens-Molecular Phys and Biological Physics)

The role of vascular smooth muscle cells in cardiac remodeling after

myocardial infarction

Res Assoc, Univ of Virginia (AHA postdoctoral fellow)

PRE-DOC

O’Neill, T.~, 1999 BS, Dartmouth Coll, (Skalak-Biomedical Engineering)

Bone Marrow Derived Cells Mediate Hypoxia-Angiogenesis and Arteriogenesis through a Paracrine Mechanism but not Via Transdifferentiation

PhD (2006), MD (2007)

Cardiology Research Fellowship, Univ of NC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC (T32 Cardiology Clinician Scientist Training Grant)

PRE-DOC

Olson, T.~, 1999 BS, Rice Univ, (Ley-Biomedical Engineering)

Lymphocyte and Epithelial Studied in the Samp1/Yitfc Murine Ileitis Model Contributions to Chrohn's Disease

PhD (2004), MD (2006)

Clinical Fellow, Univ of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA (T32 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship)

PRE-DOC

Perlegas, D., 1998 BS, Univ of NC-Chapel Hill, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Homeobox Genes Play an Important Role in Smooth Muscle Cell Development

PhD (2008)

Data Services Project Manager at openQ and Adjunct Professor at PVCC, Charlottesville VA

PRE-DOC

Pickard, J., 2005 MSEE Univ of Virginia, (Ley-Biomedical Engineering)

Fluid shear stress acting on rolling leukocytes

PhD (2008)

Senior Developer, IT at Rimm-Kaufman Group

PRE-DOC

Piras, B., 2006 BBME, Univ of Minnesota, (French-Biomedical Engineering)

Left ventricular remodeling after reperfused myocardial infarction can be attenuated by using recombinant adeno-associated viral therapy to express siRNA against iNOS

PhD (2013)

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

(AHA predoctoral fellowship)

POST-DOC

Platts, S., 2000 PhD, Texas A&M, (Duling-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Regulation of the capillary endothelial cell glycocalyx

Cardiovascular Discipline Lead & Manager, Cardiovascular Lab., Human Adaptations & Countermeasures Div., NASA, Johnson Space Center; Adjunct Asst Prof, Dept. of Preventative Med and Community Health & Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch; Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept of Health & Human Performance, Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX &

Galveston, TX (National

-NRSA #HL69640-01, 3/02-6/03.

-RO1 #HL 72864 1/04-1/09.

-NASA BRC-2003-0000-0543. 2/05-2/09

- NASA-07-EPSCoR-0030. 6/08-5/11

-NASA 07-HRP-2-0047, PI, 10/08-9/11

Institutional

-NASA NxPCM, PI/ DSO 641: 10/09-10/11

-NASA NxPCM, PI. 10/10-9/12

-NASA NxPCM, P II. 10/06-10/09

-NASA SK/HHC, PI. 12/08-08/09

PRE-DOC

Ramchandran, R., 2010 BS, BS, Johns Hopkins University (Epsetin-Biomedical Engineering)

Development of a method to study the role of different macrophage subsets during post-myocardial infarction (MI) infarct healing in a mouse model using targeted cellular imaging agents

In training, Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Rao, V., 2002 BA & BAS, Univ of Pennsylvania, (Guilford-Biomedical Engineering)

The effects of tropomyosin phosphorylation in modulating striated muscle contraction

PhD (2009)

Sr Fellow, Univ of Washington, Seattle WA

POST-DOC

Richardson, W., 2012 PhD, Texas A&M, (Holmes-BME)

Mechanical Regulation of Fibroblast-mediated Collagen Remodeling in a Healing Myocardial Infarct

In training, Postdoc Fellow, Univ of Virginia

POST-DOC

Rusin, C., 2009 PhD, Univ of Virginia, (Moorman-Cardiovascular Medicine)

Predicting apnea of prematurity in neonatal infants using nonlinear time series analysis of cardio-respiratory synchronization

Asst Prof, Pediatrics, Baylor Coll of Medicine, Houston TX

PRE-DOC

Ryall, K., 2009 BSE, University of Pennsylvania, (Saucerman-Biomedical Engineering)

Systems Analysis of the Cardiac Hypertrophy Signaling Network Using Automated Imaging

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia (AHA predoctoral fellowship)

PRE-DOC

Rychak, J., 2000 BS, Univ of Virginia, (Ley-Biomedical Engineering)

Lessons from Leukocytes: Engineering Efficient Retention of Targeted Ultrasound Contrast Agents for Molecular Imaging

PhD (2005)

VP for Research and Development,

Targeson, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Univ of California-San Diego

PRE-DOC

Shankman, L., 2007 BS, University of Delaware, (Owens-Molecular Physiology & Biophysics)

Identification of Macrophage-Like Smooth Muscle Cells Using Novel Smooth Muscle Cell Lineage Tracing Models

MS (2009)

Graduate student, Univ of Virginia (AHA predoctoral fellowship)

PRE-DOC

Simmers, M., 2005 BS, Univ of Virginia, (Blackman-Biomedical Engineering)

Hemodynamic Regulation of Endothelial Permeability and Migration

PhD (2010)

Scientific Director, HemoShear, LLC, Charlottesville VA

PRE-DOC

Smith, D., 2000 BS, Univ of Southern Mississippi, (Ley-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Chemokins direct the arrest and migration of leukocytes during the leukocyte adhesion cascade

PhD (2005), MD (2009-Virginia Commonwealth Univ)

Resident, Otoloryngology, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore MD

POST-DOC

Smith, S., 2005 MD, Univ of North Carolina, (French-Biomedical Engineering)

Effects of Hyperglycemia in Acute MI

NIH supported resident physician and graduate student, Univ of Virginia

POST-DOC

Stevenson, A., 2001 PhD, Univ of Vermont, (Somlyo-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics

Role of phosphatase C and PIP2 hydrolysis and the regulation of myosin light chain phosphatase and the small GTPase, RhoA

Senior Res Biologist, Hypertension and Heart Failure, Cardiovascular Diseases Dept, Merck & Co, Inc, Rathway NJ

POST-DOC

Stockton, R., 2002 PhD, U. Mass at Amherst, (Schwartz-Microbiology)

Novel role for PAK (p21-activated kinase) in endothelial barrier function

Principal Investigator, Univ of California-Los Angeles (P01, K01)

POST-DOC

Straub, A., 2008 PhD, Univ of Pittsburgh, (Isakson-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Mechanisms of compartmentalized nitric oxide signaling at the myoendothelial junction

Asst Prof, Univ of Pittsburgh (NIH F32)

PRE-DOC

Taylor, A., 2003 BS, Univ of California, (Skalak-Biomedical Engineering)

Vascular and Molecular Engineering

PhD (2010)

Lecturer, Bioengineering
University of Washington

PRE-DOC

Thorne, B.~, 2003 BS, Virginia Tech, (Peirce-Cottler-Biomedical Engineering)

Development and Validation of an Agent-Based Computational Model of Leukocyte Trafficking

PhD
(2011)

MSTP Student, PhD Biomedical Engineering Complete, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Timbie, K., 2010 BS, Clarkson University (Price-Biomedical Engineering)

Exploring and Optimizing Drug Delivery across the Blood-Brain Barrier through the use of Focused Ultrasound

In training, Graduate student, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Wallace, K.~, 2002 BS, Arizona State Univ, (Linden- Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Disease)

The Role of iNKT cells and Adenosine A2A Receptor Activation in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Dysfunction in Sickle Cell Disease

PhD (2009)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills CA

PRE-DOC

Walpole, J.,~ 2007 BS, Boston University (Peirce-Cottler-Biomedical Engineering)

The role of pericytes in sprouting angiogenesis: experimental and computational approaches

MSTP student, Univ of Virginia (AHA predoctoral fellowship)

POST-DOC

Williams, S., 2010 PhD, Virginia Commonwealth Univ, (Sale & Worrall-Molecular, Genetic, & Genomics)

Genetics of One-Carbon Metabolism in Stroke

Postdoc Fellow, Univ of Virginia

PRE-DOC

Woldeyesus, H.,2003 BS, California State Univ, (Epstein-Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics)

Measuring Perfusion in Calf Muscle Using MRI Arterial Spin Labeling with Spiral Acquisition

MS (2007)

Systems Engineer, Cisco, Washington DC

PRE-DOC

Wolfe, J., 1998 BS, William & Mary, (Barrett-Pharmacology)

Isoform Specificity of Regulation

PhD (2003)

Section Supervisor, Biological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

POST-DOC

Yao, J., 2002 PhD, Univ of Nebraska, (Barrett-Pharmacology)

CaMKII modulation of Ca channels

Instructor, Dept of Pharmacology, Univ of Virginia (AHA postdoctoral fellow)