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Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Houston, Texas

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Recent Graduates from the BCM MVM Program

  • Bonnie Youmans

    “Approaches to Studying the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease”

    Ph.D. - 13-Dec-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Sarah K. Highlander, Ph.D.

  • B.S. University of Wyoming
  • Amber Miller

    Amber Miller

    “Mechanisms of Intestinal IgA Induction by Rotavirus”

    Ph.D. - 15-Nov-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Margaret Conner, Ph.D.

    B.S., M.S.- Biology, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
  • Jonathan Dougherty

    Jonathan Dougherty

    “Poliovirus-Mediated Disruption of Processing Bodies and the Inhibition of Translation by an RNA Decay Protein”

    Ph.D. - 23-Oct-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Richard Lloyd, Ph.D.

  • Sona Budhiraja

    Sona Budhiraja

    “HIV-1 Host Cofactors: Implications for Viral Replication and Latency”

    Ph.D. - 17-Oct-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Andrew P. Rice, Ph.D.

    M.S. - Microbiology/Biology, University of Baroda, INDIA
  • Sompong Vongpunsawad

    Sompong Vongpunsawad

    “Studies of Norovirus Major and Minor Capsid Protein Interactions”

    Ph.D. - 3-Sep-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Mary K. Estes, Ph.D.

    B.S.-Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, MI
  • Jaturong Sewatanon

    Jaturong Sewatanon

    Of Mice and Men: Gammaherpesvirus Evasion of Intrinsic Antiviral Defenses

    Ph.D. - 4-Sep-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Paul Ling, Ph.D.

    M.D. Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Maria Viskovska

    Maria Viskovska

    “Biochemical and Structural Studies of the Calcium-Regulating Rotavirus Enterotoxin NSP4 and the Protein-Protein
    Interactions Among the Members of the Replication Intermedates”

    Ph.D. - 12-Jul-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: B.V.V. Prasad, Ph.D.

    B.A.Sc., Microbiology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

  • Carlson, Kim

    Kim Carlson

    Repurposing the Antifungal, Ciclopirox, as an Antibiotic for Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative Clinical Isolates

    Ph.D. - 12-Jul-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Departments of Molecular Virology & Microbiology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Mentor: Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

    B.S. - University of Houston, Houston, TX

  • Viskovska, Maria

    Maria Viskovska

    Biochemical and Structural Studies of the Calcium-Regulating Rotavirus Enterotoxin NSP4 and the Protein-Protein

    Ph.D. - 11-Jul-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Departments of Molecular Virology & Microbiology and Biochemistry
    Mentor: B.V.V. Prasad, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

  • Vongpunsawad, Sampong

    Sampong Vongpunsawad

    Studies of Norovirus Major and Minor Capsid Protein Interactions

    Ph.D. - 8-Jul-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Mary Estes, Ph.D.

    B.S. - M.S. B.S.-Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, MI

  • Sewatanon, Jaturong

    Jaturong Sewatanon

    Of Mice and Men: Gammaherpesvirus Evasion of Intrinsic Antiviral Defenses

    Ph.D. - 24-Jul-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Paul Ling, Ph.D.

    M.D. - Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, THAILAND

  • Crawford, Sue

    Sue Crawford

    Rotavirus NSP4 Regulates Autophagy and Lipid Metabolism

    Ph.D. - 3-Apr-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Mary Estes, Ph.D.

    B.S. - Texas A&M University

  • Hemajata, Peera

    Peera Hemarajata

    Lactobacillus reuteri-mediated Immunomodulation is Controlled by Regulation of Histidine Decarboxylation

    Ph.D. - 22-Mar-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Departments of Molecular Virology & Microbiology and Pathology
    Mentor: Jim Versalovic, Ph.D.

    M.D. - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand

  • Grace, Elicia

    Elicia Grace

    Surviving the Stress of Bacterial Sex

    Ph.D. - 4-Feb-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Christophe Herman Ph.D.

    B.S. - University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY

  • Carrillo, Berenice

    Berenice Carrillo

    The Influenza Virus NS1 Protein Exhibits Strain-Dependent Structural Polymorphism

    Ph.D. - 22-Jan-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Departments of Molecular Virology & Microbiology and Biochemistry
    Mentor: B.V.V. Prasad Ph.D.

    B.S. - New Mexico State University, New Mexico

  • Thippeshappa, Rajesh

    Rajesh Thippeshappa

    Understanding the Contribution of SIV Genes in Overcoming Interferon Induced Restriction Factors for HIV-1 Replication in Pig-Tailed Macaques and Identification of an Interferon Resistant HIV-1

    Ph.D. - 11-Jan-2013, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    Mentor: Jason Kimata, Ph.D.

    B.S. -