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Jason A. Stajich: The GSA Reporter Young Researcher Profile

This article presents an inside look at how Jason Stajich, alumnus of the Dietrich lab and UPGG program and currently an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside, uses bioinformatics to bridge the divide between bench science and data analysis. Read more >

MGM Program Graduates
NAME / DISSERTATION MENTOR DEGREE
YEAR
POST-GRADUATE POSITION
2014      
Krupp, Deidre
Genes, environment, and epigenetics in neural tube defects
Dissertation Seminar
Gregory PhD
2014
TBD
2013      
Bowen, Samantha
Host responses to infection of the upper and lower urinary tract
Dissertation Seminar
Abraham PhD
2013
Duke Human Vaccine Institute
MacDonald, Ian
Characterizing stress-induced outer membrane vesicle production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Dissertation Seminar
Kuehn PhD
2013
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry
UNC-Chapel Hill

Mobley, Yuvon
Examination of the Antibacterial and Immunostimulatory Activity of a Wasp Venom PeptideDissertation Seminar

Abraham
PhD
2013
TBD
Prest, Tiffany
Understanding the evolution of extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) via genetic analysis of capsular prevalence among clinical isolates and the role of sialic acid in ExPEC niche specificity
Dissertation Seminar
Seed PhD
2013
TBD
Traver, Maria
The Effects of GMS Immunity-related GTPases on Guanylate-Binding Proteins, Protein Aggregate Formation, and Macroautophagy
Dissertation Seminar
Taylor PhD
2013
TBD
2012      
Adipietro, Kaylin
The functional evolution of mammalian odorant receptors
Dissertation Seminar
Matsunami PhD
2012
TBD
Frahm, Marc
The immune response to acute HIV-1 infection and the effect of HAART and HLA alleles on the control of viral replication
Dissertation Seminar
Ferrari/Tomaras PhD
2012
TBD
Kulp, Adam
Regulation of envelope stress responses in Escherichia coli
Dissertation Seminar
Kuehn PhD
2012
Proctor & Gamble
Mitchel, Kat
The molecular structures of recombination intermediates in yeast
Dissertation Seminar
Jinks-Robertson PhD
2012
TBD
Nikitin, Pavel
The DNA damage response suppresses Epstein-Barr virus-driven proliferation of primary human B cells
Dissertation Seminar
Luftig PhD
2012
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Novartis Institute of Bio Research
Porsch, Eric A.
Insights into the virulence determinants of the emerging pathogen Kingella kingae
Dissertation Seminar
St. Geme PhD
2012
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Shveygert, Mayya
Regulation of eukaryotic translation initiation by signal transduction
Dissertation Seminar

Gromeier PhD
2012
Post-Doctoral Scholar
University of California, San Francisco
Kotula, Jonathan
Achieving cell-specific delivery of multiple oligonucleotide therapeutics with aptamer chimeras
Dissertation Seminar
Sullenger PhD
2012
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School
2011
Bateman, Stacey
Epigenetic regulation of the nitrosative stress response and intracellular macrophage survival in extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli
Dissertation Seminar
Seed PhD
2011
Post-Doctoral Fellow
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Chutkan, Halima
Examining the effect of the context of heat-labile enterotoxin presentation on the host immune response
Dissertation Seminar
Kuehn PhD
2011
In-house Editor
American Journal Experts

Jorgensen, Ine
The Chlymadia protease CPAF regulates host and bacterial proteins essential for virulence

Dissertation Seminar

Valdivia PhD
2011
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Valdivia Lab
Duke University Medical Center
2010
Byrnes, Edmond
Examination of the molecular epidemiology, expansion, population structure, and virulence of the emerging fungal pathogen Cryptococcus gattii in the United States

Dissertation Seminar
Heitman PhD
2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Chen, Julia Ling-Yu
Cellular responses to lactic acidosis in human cancers
Dissertation Seminar
Chi PhD
2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Stanford University

Findley, Keisha
Evolution of the mating-type locus and insights into sexual reproduction in the Cryptococcus species complex

Dissertation Seminar

Heitman PhD
2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Institutes of Health
Jin, Cong
Particulate allergens potentiate allergic asthma through sustained IgE mediated mast cell activation
Dissertation Seminar
Abraham* PhD
2010
Assistant Professor
China CDC
Kim, Jong Wook
Integrative analysis of the Myc and E2F pathway reveal the roles for microRNAs in cell fate control
Dissertation Seminar
Nevins PhD
2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Hahn Lab
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Lee, Phoebe S.
The mechanism of mitotic recombination in yeast

Dissertation Seminar

Petes PhD
2010
 
Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Cancer Institute in the Laboratory of Translation Genomics
Mudrak, Ben
Secretion and lipopolysaccharide binding of heat-labile enterotoxin
Dissertation Seminar
Kuehn* PhD
2010
 
Post-Doctoral Fellow
UNC-Chapel Hill
Saunders, Kevin
The mechanisms and elicitation of CD8+ T cell-mediated suppression of HIV-1 replication
Dissertation Seminar
Tomaras* PhD
2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Institutes of Health

Walters, Robert
The role of poly(A)-binding protein in micro-RNA mediated repression
Dissertation Seminar

Gromier* PhD
2010
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Parker Lab
University of Arizona
2009
Cocchiaro, Jordan
Chlamydia subversion of host lipid transport interactions with cytoplasmic lipid droplets
Dissertation Seminar
Valdivia PhD
2009
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Miller, Heather Bennett
Investigating the roles of Tat specific factor 1 in both HIV-1 and cellular gene expression
Dissertation Seminar
Garcia-Blanco PhD
2009
Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate
Biotechnology Program
North Carolina State University
Sessions, October
Dengue virus host factors
Dissertation Seminar

Garcia-Blanco PhD
2009
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Eng Eong Ooi Lab
Duke-National University of Singapore
Sheets, Amanda
Cha-Cha-Cha: Variable adhesive activity of the Haemophilus cryptic genospecies trimeric autotransporter Cha
Dissertation Seminar
St. Geme* PhD 2009 Research Scientist
Cempra Pharmaceuticals
Spesock, April
Poxvirus modulation of the immune response
Dissertation Seminar
Pickup PhD 2009 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Atlanta CDC
Molecular Virology and Vaccines Branch
Tekippe, Mickey
Immunity in Caenorhabditus elegans: A tale of two transcription factors
Dissertation Seminar
Aballay PhD 2009 Duke University Medical School
Vignola, Mark
cPLA2 regulates the expression of Type 1 interferons and intracellular immunity to Chlamydia trachomatis
Dissertation Seminar
Valdivia PhD 2009 Equity Research /Biotechnology
Needham and Company
New York, NY
2008
Chen, Shao-Yin
Identification and functional characterization of erythrocyte microRNAs
Chi PhD
2008
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Academia Sinica
Hsueh, Yen-Ping
Sex in Cryptococcus: Signaling, mating-type locus evolution and gene silencing
Heitman PhD
2008
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Sternberg Lab
California Institute of Technology
Natalizio, Barbara
Examination of the role of the carboxyl-terminal domain of RNA polymerase II in coupling transcription to mRNA splicing
Garcia-Blanco PhD
2008
Alpha Physician Resources
Reedy, Jennifer
Sexual reproduction and signal transduction in the Candida species complex
Heitman PhD
2008
Intern
Department of Medicine
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
Song, Jeongmin
Toll like receptor 4-mediated immune responses in the bladder epithelium
Abraham* PhD
2008
Post-Doctoral Associate
Yale University
Styer, Katie Letitia
Using genetic analysis and the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to identify bacterial virulence factors and innate immune defenses against pathogens
Aballay PhD
2008
MBA Student
Columbia Business School
Umbach, Jennifer Lin
Analysis of the interaction between viruses, miRNAs and RNAi pathway
Cullen PhD
2008
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
2007
Bishop, Brian Lee
Regulated exocytosis of E. coli from infected bladder epithelial cells
Abraham* PhD
2007
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Chicago
Hall, Charles Robert
The contribution of horizontal gene transfer to the evolution fungi
Dietrich PhD
2007
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of California at Berkley
Kadyrova, Lyudmila Yurievna
Using nucleic acids to repair β-globin gene mutations
Wharton PhD
2007
Research Associate
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Lynch, Heather Elizabeth
Poxvirus-mediated activation of NF-B
Pickup PhD
2007
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Mauger, David Michael
Regulation of the alternative splicing of FGFR2 in epithelial cells
Garcia-Blanco PhD
2007
Research Associate
UNC-Chapel Hill
Valley, Cory M.
Genomic analysis of chromatin organization on mammalian X chromosomes
Willard PhD
2007
Law School
University of Maryland
2006
Baraniak, Andrew Paul
Fox proteins mediate epithelial-specific fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 exon choice
Cullen PhD
2006
Technology Specialist for Biotechnical and Medical Patients
Fish & Richardson
Bray, Steven Matthew
Analysis of a putative pheromone receptor sub-family within the Drosophila gustatory receptor gene family
Amrein PhD
2006
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Emory University
Campbell, Stephanie Ann
Exploiting cell type-specific translational control for cancer treatment
Gromeier* PhD
2006
Medical Science Liaison
Novartis Vaccines
de Sessions, Paola Florez
CIS and TRANS-acting factors in enteroviral propagation
Gromeier* PhD
2006
National University of Singapore
Doehle, Brian Paul
APOBEC3-mediated intrinsic immunity to retroviral infection
Cullen PhD
2006
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Washington
Merrill, Melinda Kay
Attentuation of PV-Ripo neurovirulence at the level of translation initiation
Gromeier* PhD
2006
Medical Science Liaison
Novartis Vaccines
Song, Yan
Localization and translational regulation of NANOS mRNA in Drosophila embryos
Amrein PhD
2006
Research Scientist
Stanford University
2005
Dufresne, Andrew Thomas
Immunogenicity and neruopathogenesis of human Enterovirus C
Gromeier* PhD
2005
UC Berkeley School of Law
Duncan, Matthew Jason
Pathogenesis of UTIs
Abraham* PhD
2005
Founded own company
Hall, Allison Haberstroh
RNA interference as a potential therapy: Examining silencing of HPV oncogenes and the behavior of modified siRNAs
Pickup PhD
2005
Clinical Associate
Department of Pathology
Duke University
Zhang, Zhihong
The experimental and comparative study of functional elements in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome
Dietrich PhD
2005
Illumina
2004
Blankenship, Jill R.
Lessons from a pathogen: Calcineurin in Candida albicans
Heitman PhD
2004
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Carnegie Mellon
Lu, Shihua
RNA biogenesis: Lessons from mRNA and miRNA
Cullen PhD
2004
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Yi, Ri
Nuclear RNA export: From messenger RNA to microRNA
Cullen PhD
2004
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder
 
Other Program Graduates
NAME MENTOR DEGREE
YEAR
PROGRAM
POST-GRADUATE POSITION
2014
Chen, Yi Shan
Dissertation Seminar
Valdivia PhD
2014
BCH
TBD
Ruzzo, Elizabeth
Dissertation Seminar
Goldstein

PhD
2014

UPGG

TBD
Thompson, Marshall
Dissertation Seminar

Keene PhD
2014 UPGG
TBD
2013
Chu, Pei-Lun
Dissertation Seminar
Marchuk PhD
2013
UPGG
TBD
Feretzaki, Marianna
Dissertation Seminar
Heitman PhD
2013
UPGG
TBD
McDonald, David
Dissertation Seminar
Marchuk PhD
2013
UPGG
TBD
2012

Evsyukova, Irina
Dissertation Seminar

Garcia-Blanco PhD
2012
BCH
Research Scholar at Duke University
Lamonte, Greg
Dissertation Seminar
Chi PhD
2012
UPGG
TBD
Reeves, Jason
Dissertation Seminar
Nevins PhD
2012
UPGG
TBD
St. Charles, Jordan
Dissertation Seminar
Petes PhD
2012
PHARM
TBD
Yen, Jerry
Dissertation Seminar
Linney PhD
2012
Integrated Toxicology
TBD
2011

Friedersdorf, Matthew
Dissertation Seminar

Keene PhD
2011
MCB
TBD
Hayden, Karen E.
Dissertation Seminar
Willard PhD
2011
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Scholar UC Santa Cruz
Kucera, Katerina
Dissertation Seminar
Willard PhD
2011
UPGG
TBD

LaBreche, Heather
Dissertation Seminar

Nevins PhD
2011 UPGG
Post-Doctoral FellowDuke University Medical Center
Nguyen, Bidong
Dissertation Seminar
Valdivia PhD
2011
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Associate Duke University Medical Center
Sangokoya, Carolyn
Dissertation Seminar
Chi PhD
2011
UPGG
Third Year Duke University Medical Student
2010
Cirulli, Elizabeth
Dissertation Seminar
Goldstein PhD
2010
UPGG
Biostatistician
Duke University Medical Center
Keum, Sehoon
Dissertation Seminar
Marchuk PhD
2010
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
UCSF
McCulley, Jennifer
Dissertation Seminar
Petes PhD
2010
MCB
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Myung Lab
NIH, Maryland
Morris, Adam
Dissertation Seminar
Keene PhD
2010
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University Medical Center
Mudrak, Sarah Victoria
Dissertation Seminar
Jinks-Robertson PhD
2010

UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University Medical Center
Mukherjee, Neelanjan
Dissertation Seminar
Keene PhD
2010
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ohler Lab
Duke University
Robinson, Timothy
Dissertation Seminar
Dewhirst/
Garcia-Blanco
PhD
2010
MCB
Duke University Medical School
Wheeler, Bayly
Dissertation Seminar
Willard PhD
2010
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of California-Berkeley
2009
Akers, Amy
Dissertation Seminar
Marchuk PhD
2009
UPGG
Chief Scientific Officer
Angioma Alliance
Bastidas, Robert
Dissertation Seminar
Heitman/Cardenas PhD
2009
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Valdivia Lab
Duke University Medical Center
Diezmann, Stephanie
Dissertation Seminar
Dietrich PhD
2009
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Leah Cowen Lab
University of Toronto
Fuhrman, Laura
Dissertation Seminar
Aballay PhD
2009
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Maloney, Kristin
Dissertation Seminar
Sullivan PhD
2009 UPGG
Genetic Counseling
University of Maryland-Baltimore

Roberts, Richard
Dissertation Seminar

Matsunami PhD
2009 UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Slone, Jesse
Dissertation Seminar
Amrein PhD 2009 UPGG Post-Doctoral Fellow
Texas A&M University
2008
Bonano, Vivian
Dissertation Seminar
Garcia-Blanco PhD
2008
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Haskins, Kylie
Dissertation Seminar
Aballay PhD
2008
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, FDA

Kavanaugh, Laura
Dissertation Seminar

Dietrich PhD
2008
UPGG
Computational Biologist, Syngenta

Spaeth, Kris
Dissertation Seminar

Valdivia PhD
2008
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University

Umbach, Jennifer Lin
Dissertation Seminar

Cullen PhD
2008
UPGG
Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Duke University

Zhuang, Hanyi
Dissertation Seminar

Matsunami PhD
2008
UPGG
Faculty
Shanghai Jia Tong University

 

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