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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Michael D. Fountain, Jr.

Michael D. Fountain, Jr.Department of Pathology and Immunology


B.S., Biology, University of Houston
B.S., Psychology, University of Houston

Year: Fourth-Year Graduate Student

Basic Science Mentor: Marty Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology and Immunology

Clinical Science Mentor: Shannon M. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's List
  • American National Can Scholarship
  • Loyola University-New Orleans Excellence Scholarship


  • Creighton CJ, Benham AL, Zhu H, Khan MF, Reid JG, Nagaraja AK, Fountain MD, Dziadek O, Han D, Ma L, Kim J, Hawkins SM, Anderson ML, Matzuk MM, Gunaratne PH. Discovery of novel microRNAs in female reproductive tract using next generation sequencing. PLoS One. 2010. 5(3):e9637.
  • Creighton CJ, Fountain MD, Yu Z, Nagaraja AK, Zhu H, Khan M, Olokpa E, Zariff A, Gunaratne PH, Matzuk MM, Anderson ML. Molecular profiling uncovers a p53-associated role for microRNA-31 in inhibiting the proliferation of serous ovarian carcinomas and other cancers. Cancer Res. 2010. 70(5):1906-15.

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