Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Student Profiles: CAB


“Zheng

Zheng Ao

Mentor: Ram Datar, PhD
Project: Enumeration, Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) and their interactions with other components in Peripheral Blood

“Kilan

Kilan Ashad-Bishop

Mentor: Karoline Briegel, PhD
Project: Determining the role of Leptin signaling in breast cancer metastasis

“Alexandra

Alexandra Besser

Mentor: Joyce Slingerland, MD, PhD
Project: C-terminally phosphorylated p27 plays a novel role in mediating EMT and metastasis

Ezra Blumenthal

Ezra Blumenthal

Mentor: Stephen Nimer, MD
Project: Pending Approval

Ho Lam Chan

Ho Lan “Candy” Chan

Mentor: Lluis Morey, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Valeria Copello

Valeria Copello

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Michael Durante

Michael Durante

Mentor: Allan Pollack, MD, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Christian Elledge

Christian Elledge

Mentor: Joseph Rosenblatt, MD
Project: Pending Approval

“Julia

Julia Escandon

Mentor: James Grichnik, MD, PhD
Project: Role of the meiotic Cohesin REC8 in the biology of melanoma

Matthew Field

Matthew Field

Mentor: J. William Harbour, MD
Project: Relationship between tumor-associated macrophage polarization and a high-risk genetic profile in metastasizing uveal melanoma

James Grosso

James Grosso

Mentor: Noriyuki Kasahara, MD
Project: Pending Approval

“Xiaoqing

Xiaoqing Han

Mentor: Anthony Capobianco, PhD
Project: Identification of a Notch dependent transcriptional repressor complex

“James

James Hoy

Mentor: Balakrishna Lokeshwar, PhD
Project: Identifying transcriptional regulators of the atypical chemokine receptor CXCR7

“Gyong

Gyong Ha Hwang

Mentor: Barry Hudson, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Ke

Ke Jin

Mentor: Anthony Capobianco, PhD
Project: Elucidating the role of NACK,a novel regulator of Notch pathway

Andre Jordan

Andre Jordan

Mentor: Vinata Lokeshwar, PhD
Project: Functional analysis of SLC13A3 as a novel biomarker and tumor suppressor in renal cell carcinoma

Natasha Khatwani

Natasha Khatwani

Mentor: Jaime Merchan, MD
Project: Pending Approval

“Dilara

Dilara Koyuncu

Mentor: Marc Lippman, MD
Project: Elucidating the role of spindle assembly checkpoint gene, Bub1b in breast cancer

Luyan Li

Luyuan Li

Mentor: Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Ying-Ying

Ying-Ying Li

Mentor: Niramol Savaraj, MD
Project: Using novel strategies to eliminate BRAF inhibitor-resistant melanoma cells

Rolando Lyles

Rolando Lyles

Mentor: Priyamvada Rai, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Jun

Jun Long

Mentor: David Robbins, PhD
Project: Hedgehog Signaling in Cancer

Fiorella Magani

Fiorella Magani

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Melinda Magna

Melinda Magna

Mentor: Barry Hudson
Project: Pending Approval

Ni Guoxin

Guoxin Ni

Mentor: Glen Barber, PhD
Project: The Role of STING Ubiquitination in Innate Immune Response to Intracellular Double-Stranded DNA

“Salma

Salma Parvin

Mentor: Izidore Lossos, MD
Project: Investigating the Role of LM02 in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

“Meghan

Meghan Rice

Mentor: Kerry Burnstein, PhD
Project: The microRNA-23b/ -27b cluster suppresses prostate cancer metastasis via a novel functional target, Huntingtin-interacting protein-related 1 (HIP1R)

“Santas

Santas Rosario

Mentor: Enrique Mesri, PhD
Project: A Role for KSHV in Class-Switch Recombination

Govindi Samaranayake

Govindi Samaranayake

Mentor: Priyamvada Rai, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Gabriel Santiago

Gabriel Santiago

Mentor: Romiero Verdun, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Alexandria

Alexandria Scott

Mentor: Xin-Hai Pei, MD, PhD
Project: p16ink4a controls mammary stem cell aging and protects Brca1 mutant mammary cells from transformation

“Sanket

Sanket Shah

Mentor: Dorraya El-Ashry, PhD
Project: Role of Cancer Associated Fibroblasts in establishment of ER- negative breast cancer

“Utsav

Utsav Sharma

Mentor: Dorraya El-Ashry, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Chen

Chen Shen

Mentor: Elizabeth Franzmann, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Santhosh

Santhosh Sivajothi

Mentor: Ian McNiece, PhD
Project: Evaluating the Role of Stromal Cells in Tissue Repair

Svetlana Speransky

Svetlana Speransky

Mentor: Marc Lippman, MD
Project: Pending Approval

“Ankita

Ankita Thakkar

Mentor: Tan Ince, MD, PhD
Project: Targeting Androgen Receptor and Vitamin D Receptor in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

“Clara

Clara Troccoli

Mentor: Priyamvada Rai, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Owen Willis

Owen Willis

Mentor: Barry Hudson, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Lei

Lei Zhang

Mentor: Balakrishna Lokeshwar, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Shuhua

Shuhua Zheng

Mentor: Julio Barredo, MD
Project: Targeting NEDD8 conjugation for therapeutic gain in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia