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Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Houston, Texas

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2008 Graduates from the BCM MVM Program

  • Killoran, Kristin

    Kristin Killoran

    Understanding the Mechanisms of Intestinal Intussusception

    Ph.D. - Aug. 25, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Margaret Conner, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Biology, University of Houston, Houston, TX
    A.S. - Biology, Richard College, Dallas, TX

  • Marcelin, Glendie

    Glendie Marcelin

    Understanding the Mechanisms of Rotavirus Pathogenesis and Immunity

    Ph.D. - Aug. 20, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Margaret Conner, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Biology, Pace University, New York, NY

  • Echendu, Chisaroka

    Chisaroka Echendu

    Investigating the Contributions of Epstein-Barr Virus and EBNA-2 and EBNA-LP to Transcription Activity and Resistance to Innate Immune Responses"

    Ph.D. - July 31, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tx
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Paul Ling, Ph.D.

    M.S. - Biochemistry, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
    B.S. - Chemistry, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

  • Ducu, Razvan

    Razvan Ducu

    The Effect of HTLV-1 Tax on Cellular DNA Double Strand Break Repair

    Ph.D. - June 10, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Susan Marriott, Ph.D.

    M.S. - Cell & Molec. Biology, Babes Bolyai University of Biology & Geology, Romania;
    M.D. - General Medicine, Hatleganu University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Romania

  • Edwards, Dustin

    Dustin Edwards

    Regulation of Cellular PCNA Expression and Function by HTLV-1 Tax

    Ph.D. - June 6, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Susan Marriott, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Biology, University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX

  • Boyd, Lauren

    Lauren Boyd

    Molecular and Bioinformatic Characterization of Fluoroquinolone-Resistant in Clinical E.coli Isolates

    Ph.D. - May 23, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Biochemistry & Microbiology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

  • Poluri, Anna

    Anna Poluri

    HIV-Based Vectors: Gene Therapy Vector Production to Exploration of Heterologous Virus Entry "HIV-Based Vectors: Gene Therapy Vector Production to Exploration of Heterologous Virus Entry"

    Ph.D. - April 14, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Richard Sutton, Ph.D.

    B.Sc. - Chemistry, Microbiol and Zoology, Mt. Carmel College, Bangalore Univ., Bangalore, India
    B.S.- Microbiol., University of Louisiana, Layfayette, LA

  • Hinkal, George

    George Hinkal

    Dosage effects of p53 on aging and cancer

    Ph.D. - April 11, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Mentor: Larry Donehower, Ph.D.

    B.A. - Natural Sciences, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Saint Marys City, MD

  • Wang, Yan

    Yan Wang

    Identification of Signals and Cellular Factors that Regulate P-TEFb Functions and HIV-1 LTR Transcription

    Ph.D. - Feb. 6, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Andy Rice, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Biotechnology, Peking University, Bejing, China

  • Rivera, Carlos

    Carlos Rivera

    Modulation of Poly(A) Binding Protein (PABP) Cleavage by Poliovirus Proteinases and PABP Regulation of Viral Polymerase Activity

    Ph.D. - Jan. 17, 2008, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus, Puerto Rico, NM
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Richard Lloyd, Ph.D.

  • Bornholdt, Zach

    Zach Bornholdt

    The Structural and Biochemical Studies of Influenza Nonstructural Protein 1

    Ph.D. - Jan. 16, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tx
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: B.V.V. Prasad, Joint Biochemistry, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Microbiology, University of California - Davis, Davis, Calif.

  • Morgan-Linnell, Sonia

    Sonia Morgan-Linnell

    Accounting for Clinical Fluoroquinolone Resistance in E. coli

    Ph.D. - Jan. 16, 2008, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

  • Hyser, Joseph

    Joseph Hyser

    Antigenic Characterization and Identification of Two Distinct Calcium Binding Sites in the Cytoplasmic Tail of the Rotavirus Enterotoxin

    Ph.D. - Dec. 5, 2007, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Mary Estes, Ph.D.

    B.A. - Biology & Philosophy; Minor Biochem, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota