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Pharmacology & Physiology (PHPH) Students

PhD Program Students

Amirali Amirfallah

1st Year

 

Christina Besada

4th Year

cb3449@drexel.edu

Maria Carvallo

4th Year

mc4233@drexel.edu

Wesley Corey

1st Year

 

Marzieh Daniali

1st Year

 

Julia Farnan

4th+ Year

jkf57@drexel.edu

Simran Gill

2nd Year

sg3597@drexel.edu

Binh Ha

1st Year

 

Gordon Hill

Returned to MD program (MD/PhD)

gsh28@dragons.drexel.edu

Chunta Ho

4th+ Year

ch3237@drexel.edu

Geena John

3rd Year

gkj23@drexel.edu

Xiaonan Liu

4th+ Year

xl387@drexel.edu

Xuan Luo

4th Year

xl432@drexel.edu

Jared Luchetta

4th+ Year

jjl374@drexel.edu

Neha Mohan

3rd Year

nm3242@drexel.edu

Erick O'Brien

3rd Year

evo25@drexel.edu

Tofunmi Oteju

2nd Year

to357@drexel.edu

Delaney Place

1st Year

 

Katelyn Reeb

4th Year

klr325@drexel.edu

Jonathan Snyder

4th+ Year

jws358@drexel.edu

Sanjita Subramanian

2nd Year

ss5393@drexel.edu

Rhea Temmermand

3rd Year

rt594@drexel.edu

Qiaowei Xie

4th Year

qx33@drexel.edu

Clara Xu

3rd Year

yx379@drexel.edu

Oyende Yetunde

2nd Year

yeo23@drexel.edu

Ruxu Zhai

3rd Year

rz336@drexel.edu

Jieyi Zhang

4th Year

jz673@drexel.edu

MS Program Students

Mohammed Sani Alhassan

2nd Year

ma3825@drexel.edu

Celina Guzman

2nd Year

cg995@drexel.edu

Hieu Jeromy

1st Year

 

Deepa Reddy

2nd Year

dr3222@drexel.edu

Dayna Robinson

2nd Year

dr999@drexel.edu

Rashmi Tantri

1st Year

 

Diego Trejo

1st Year

 

Fuyu (Adele) Yang

1st Year

 

Program Alumni

John Peter Dougherty, MD/PhD
Kristina Shahriari, MD/PhD
Catherine Theisen, MD/PhD
 

Hillevi Ets, PhD
Lindsay Festa, PhD
Julia Alberta Fox, PhD
Derick Haas, PhD
Whitney Lynn Jamieson, PhD
Renee Jean-Toussaint, PhD
Ramanpreet Kaur, PhD
Derek Michael Kendig, PhD
Nicole Klee, PhD
Stacia Lewandowski, PhD (Meet Stacia)
Zhucheng Lin, PhD
Qingxin Liu, PhD
Nicole Michele Lykens, PhD
Christina Maher, PhD
Melissa Manners, PhD
Liudmila Mazaleuskaya, PhD
Bradley Nash, PhD
Rachel Navarra, PhD
Emily Nickoloff, PhD
Jaclyn Nicolai, PhD
Mitchell Nothem, PhD

Chen Qian, PhD
Jennifer Ross, PhD
Michael R. Russell, PhD
Fei Shen, PhD
Botros Shenoda, PhD
Matthew Stout, PhD
Mei Tong, PhD
Danielle M. Trappanese, PhD
Tanchun Wang, PhD
Dongyu Wei, PhD
Aviel Worrede-Mahdi, PhD
Ryan Wyrofsky, PhD
Yun Zhang, PhD
 

Ipek Eralp, MS
Larissa V. Falcao, MS
Jie Jiang, MS
Maggie Johnson, MS
Rekha Kannan, MS
Gianna Rossi, MS
Sam Stine, MS
Anh Tran, MS
Shunyi Zhao, MS

Student Publications

"Responsible Genes for Neuronal Migration in the Chromosome 17p13.3: Beyond Pafah1b1(Lis1), Crk and Ywhae(14-3-3ε)"
Xiaonan Liu, Sarah A. Bennison, Lozen Robinson, Kazuhito Toyo-Oka
Brain Sci. 2022, 12, 56

"Mechanisms of neuronal dysfunction in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders"
Irollo E, Luchetta J, Ho C, Nash B, Meucci O
Cell Mol Life Sci. 2021 May;78(9):4283-4303

"Human mini brains and spinal cords in a dish: Modeling strategies, current challenges, and prospective advances"
Kofman, S., Mohan, N., Sun, X., Ibric, L., Piermarini, E., & Qiang, L.
Journal of tissue engineering, 13, 20417314221113391. (2022)

"Double life: How GRK2 and β-arrestin signaling participate in diseases"
Zhai R, Snyder J, Montgomery S, Sato PY
Cell Signal. 2022 Jun;94:110333

"Myocardial GRK2 Reduces Fatty Acid Metabolism and β-Adrenergic Receptor-Mediated Mitochondrial Responses"
Zhai R, Varner EL, Rao A, Karhadkar S, Di Carlo A, Snyder NW, Sato PY
Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Mar 3;23(5):2777

"Subsets of cancer cells expressing CX3CR1 are endowed with metastasis-initiating properties and resistance to chemotherapy"
DiNatale, A., Kaur, R., Qian, C., Zhang, J., Marchioli, M., Ipe, D., Castelli, M., McNair, C. M., Kumar, G., Meucci, O., & Fatatis, A.
Oncogene, 41(9), 1337–1351. (2022)

"Co-receptor signaling in the pathogenesis of neuroHIV"
Nickoloff-Bybel EA, Festa L, Meucci O, Gaskill PJ
Retrovirology. 2021 Aug 24;18(1):24

"Circulating microRNAs from the mouse tibia fracture model reflect the signature from patients with complex regional pain syndrome"
Wickman JR, Luo X, Li W, Jean-Toussaint R, Sahbaie P, Sacan A, Clark JD, Ajit SK
Pain Rep. 2021 Aug 24;6(3):e950

"Therapeutic Strategies for Mutant SPAST-Based Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia"
Mohan, N., Qiang, L., Morfini, G., & Baas, P. W.
Brain sciences, 11(8), 1081. (2021)

"Differential RNA packaging into small extracellular vesicles by neurons and astrocytes"
Luo X, Jean-Toussaint R, Sacan A, Ajit SK
Cell Commun Signal. 2021 Jul 10;19(1):75. doi: 10.1186/s12964-021-00757-4

"GRK2 contributes to glucose mediated calcium responses and insulin secretion in pancreatic islet cells"
Snyder J, Lackey AI, Brown GS, Diaz M, Yuzhen T, Sato PY
Sci Rep. 2021 May 27;11(1):11129. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-90253-z

"Uptake of Fluorescent Labeled Small Extracellular Vesicles In Vitro and in Spinal Cord"
Gupta R, Luo X, Lin Z, Tian Y, Ajit SK
J Vis Exp. 2021 May 23;(171). doi: 10.3791/62537

"Dopamine levels induced by substance abuse alter efficacy of Maraviroc and expression of CCR5 conformations on myeloid cells: implications for NeuroHIV"
Matt, S.M., Nickoloff-Bybel, E., et al.
Frontiers in Immunology, May 19, 2021. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.663061.

"Individual differences in dopamine uptake in the dorsomedial striatum prior to cocaine exposure predict motivation for cocaine in male rats"
Shaw JK, Pamela Alonso I, Lewandowski SI, Scott MO, O'Connor BM, Aggarwal S, De Biasi M, Mortensen OV, España RA.
Neuropsychopharmacology. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1038/s41386-021-01009-2.

"Therapeutic and prophylactic effects of macrophage-derived small extracellular vesicles in the attenuation of inflammatory pain"
Jean-Toussaint R, Lin Z, Tian Y, Gupta R, Pande R, Luo X, Hu H, Sacan A, Ajit SK.
Brain Behav Immun. 2021 May;94:210-224. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.02.005.

"High-throughput kinase inhibitor screening reveals roles for Aurora and Nuak kinases in neurite initiation and dendritic branching"
Blazejewski SM, Bennison SA, Liu X, Toyo-Oka K.
Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 14;11(1):8156. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-87521-3.

"Glutathione S-transferase Pi (Gstp) proteins regulate neuritogenesis in the developing cerebral cortex"
Liu X, Blazejewski SM, Bennison SA, Toyo-Oka K.
Hum Mol Genet. 2021 Mar 25;30(1):30-45. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddab003.

"Chemogenetic Manipulation of Dopamine Neurons Dictates Cocaine Potency at Distal Dopamine Transporters"
Brodnik ZD, Xu W, Batra A, Lewandowski SI, Ruiz CM, Mortensen OV, Kortagere S, Mahler SV, España RA.
J Neurosci. 2020 Nov 4;40(45):8767-8779. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0894-20.2020.

"HIV neuropathogenesis in the presence of a disrupted dopamine system"
Nickoloff-Bybel, E., et al.
The Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, June 6, 2020.

   Student Achievements

Students with Ole V. Mortensen, PhD, Program Director of the Pharmacology and Physiology Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.