Current Students

Listing of current graduate students
Photo Name Contact Current Research
Brad Abramson Brad Abramson Mentor: Danny Ducat
Location: 206 Plant Biology
Email: abrams33@msu.edu
Feedback Limitation of Photosynthesis and Relaxation by a New Energy Sink in Engineered Cyanobacteria
Allison Barbaglia Allison Barbaglia Mentor: Susanne Hoffmann-Benning
Location: 223 Biochemistry
Email: barbagl3@msu.edu
Lipid-Binding Proteins and Long-Distance Signaling in Response to Abiotic Stress
Chris Buehl Chris Buehl Mentor: Min-Hao Kuo
Location: 401 Biochemistry
Email: buehlchr@msu.edu
The Role of Shugoshin 1 and the Tension Sensing Motif of Histone H3 in Mitotic Fidelity
 
Alyssa Burkhardt Alyssa Burkhardt Mentor: Brad Day
Location: 105 Center for Integrated Plant Systems
Email: burkha69@msu.edu
The identification and validation of resistance-associated genes in the Cucumis sativus-Pseudoperonospora cubensis interaction  
Siobhan Cusack Siobhan Cusack Mentor: Sheng Yang He, Ashley Shade
Location: 6179 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: cusacksi@msu.edu
 
Geoffry Davis Geoffry Davis Mentor: David Kramer
Location: S220 Plant Biology
Email: davisge9@msu.edu
The in vivo Consequences of a Large Proton Motive Force During Photosynthesis: Maintenance, Regulation, and Relationship to Photosystem Damage
Meredith Frie Meredith Frie Mentor: Paul Coussens
Location: 1205H Anthony
Email: friemere@msu.edu
Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) Infection and its Effect on the Immune Competence of Dairy Cattle
Aysegul Gezer Aysegul Gezer Mentor:
Location:
Email: gezerays@msu.edu
 
Donghee Hoh Donghee Hoh Mentor: David Kramer
Location:
Email: hohdongh@msu.edu
 
Peter Hsueh Peter Hsueh Mentor: Brian Haab
Location:333 Bostwick Ave N.E. Grand Rapids, MI
333 Bostwick Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Email: hsuehyip@msu.edu
 
Chao Huang Chao Huang Mentor: Julia Busik
Location: 3179 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: huangc55@msu.edu
The Role of Exosome in the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy
Brock Humphries Brock Humphries Mentor: Chengfeng Yang
Location: 4171 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: humphr89@msu.edu
Dissecting the Mechanism by which MicroRNA-200B Inhibits; Breast Cancer Metastasis
Bethany Huot Bethany Huot Mentor: Beronda Montgomery
Location: 322 Plant Biology
Email: huotbeth@msu.edu
Effect of high temperature on salicylic acid-mediated defense responses in Arabidopsis thaliana
Duyen Huynh Duyen Huynh Mentor: Kathy Gallo
Location: 4164 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: duyenhlc@msu.edu
Elucidation and Targeting a Novel Oncogenic Driver in Lung Squamous Carcinoma
Nasstasja Imus Nasstasja Imus Mentor: Tim Collier
Location:333 Bostwick Ave N.E. Grand Rapids, MI
333 Bostwick Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 
Jing-Run Jhan Jing-Run Jhan Mentor: Eran Andrechek
Location: 2194 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: jhanjing@msu.edu
Directing combinatorial therapy of breast cancer using signaling pathway predictors
Casey Johnny Casey Johnny Mentor: Dean DellaPenna
Location: 2235 Molecular Plant Sciences
Email: johnnyca@msu.edu
Intracellular Trafficking of Non-polar Metabolites in Plant Metabolism
Sarah Kelly Sarah Kelly Mentor: Scott Counts (Research lab)
Location: 333 Bostwick Ave N.E. Grand Rapids, MI
333 Bostwick Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Email: kellysa7@msu.edu
 
Ya-Shiuan Lai Ya-Shiuan Lai Mentor: Federica Brandizzi
Location: 122 Plant Biology
Email: laiys@msu.edu
Mechanisms of UPR transduction in plants
Robert Loepp Robert Loepp Mentor: Steve van Nocker
Location: A390C Plant & Soil Sciences
Email: loepprob@msu.edu
UP-FRAMESHIFT2 and FLOWERING LOCUS C: Decoding a Role for Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay in Transcriptional Regulation
Sarah McNitt Sarah McNitt Mentor: Karl Seydel
Location:
Email:
 
Rima Mouawad Rima Mouawad Mentor: David Arnosti
Location: 413 Biochemistry
Email: mouawadr@msu.edu
 
Sean Nguyen Sean Nguyen Mentor: Peggy Petroff
Location:
Email: nguyens7@msu.edu
 
Patrick O'Connell Patrick O'Connell Mentor: Andy Amalfitano
Location:
Email: oconn341@msu.edu
 
Sandy Olenic Sandy Olenic Mentor: Lee Kroos
Location: 422 Biochemistry
Email: olenicsa@msu.edu
 
Eric Poliner Eric Poliner Mentor: Christoph Benning
Location: 3100 Molecular Plant Science
Email: ericpoli@msu.edu
Light Signaling Intersection with Lipid Metabolism and Circadian Regulation in the Oleaginous Microalga Nannochloropsis Oceanica CCMP1779
David Rastall  David Rastall Mentor: Andy Amalfitano
Location: 4194 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: rastalld@msu.edu
ERAP1 in Antigen Presentation, CD8+ T-cell Function, and Natural Killer Cell Function
Cho Rattanasincha Cho Rattanasinchai Mentor: Kathy Gallo
Location: 4164 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: rattana1@msu.edu
 
  Michael Rizzo Mentor: Norb Kaminski
Location:
Email:
 
Katherine Roth Katherine Roth Mentor: Bryan Copple
Location: B440 Life Sciences
Email: rothkat3@msu.edu
 
Shreya Saha Shreya Saha Mentor: Lee Kroos
Location: 422 Biochemistry
Email: sahashre@msu.edu
 
Laura Schroeder Laura Schroeder
 
Mentor: Kathy Gallo
Location: 4164 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: schro181@msu.edu
 
Rhyomi Sellnow Rhyomi Sellnow Mentor: Fredric Manfredsson
Location:333 Bostwick Ave N.E. Grand Rapids, MI
333 Bostwick Ave N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Email: sellnowr@msu.edu
 
Ryan Thompson Ryan Thompson Mentor: Christina Chan
Location: 1257 Engineering
Email: thomp577@msu.edu
Investigating Forskolin and IBMX Regulation of NRSF
Mark Williams Mark Williams Mentor: Hua Xiao
Location: 3193 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: will2433@msu.edu
Altered NCOA5 Expression in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Joe Zagorski Joe Zagorski Mentor: Cheryl Rockwell
Location: B440 Life Sciences
Email: zagorsk4@msu.edu
Developing a human model to determine the effects of Nrf2 activation on the early events following CD4+ T cell stimulation
Yirong Zhu Yirong Zhu Mentor: Sandy Haslam, Rich Schwartz
Location: 4163 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: zhuyiron@msu.edu
Effects of Pubertal High Fat Diet and Overweight on Mammary Tumorigenesis in FVB and BALB/C Mice