Fellows

Alexander Kazansky, Ph.D.  March 1992- Jun 2001 (Ph.D. 1990, Institute of Developmental Biology, Russian Acad. of Sci., Moscow, Russia, laboratory of Dr. S. Gorodetsky). Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas at Brownsville. 

Andrew A. Hobbs, Ph.D.  1980-83 (Ph.D., U. Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand) Senior Lecturer, Cell and Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry, U. Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia.

Baolin Li, M.D./Ph.D.  June 1991- December 1994  (M.D./Ph.D. 1991, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xian, Shaanxi, China). Senior Molecular Biologist, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN

Bushra Khursheed, Ph.D.  March 1991- December 1993  (Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 1988, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, laboratory of Dr. J.C. Rogers). High school science teacher.

Celina Montemayor, Ph.D.  July 1st, 2010- May 20th, 2011 (Ph.D. 2009, Baylor College of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Fred Pereira, MD. Monterrey Tec Medical School, 2000.  Role of Plk2 in breast cancer) NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Chester A. Bisbee, Ph.D.  October 1983- March 1987 (Ph.D., Department of Zoology, U. California, Berkeley, laboratory of Dr. Howard Bern)  Attorney at Law.

Christian Provot, Ph.D.  February 1990- July 1991 (PhD in Molecular Biology, 1989, Université Blaise Pascal(Clermont-Il).Department of Genetic Biochemistry, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), laboratory of Jean-Claude Mercier) Project coordinator, Canceropole Lyon Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, Clermont-Ferrand Area, France.

Cynthia Zahnow, Ph.D.  July 1995- December 1999 (Ph.D. 1995, Department of Physiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, laboratory of Dr. D. Millhorn). Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Darryl Hadsell, Ph.D.  September 1991- September 1995  (Ph.D. 1991, Department of Dairy and Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, laboratory of Dr. Craig Baumrucker) Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

David Emery, Ph.D.  November 1988- September 1989 (PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Bristol U., Bristol, U.K., laboratory of Dr. Len Hall) Research Fellow in Research Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

Edmund Chang Ph.D.  May 21th, 2007- December 31th, 2012 (Ph.D., 2007, University of Illinois, Champagne Urbana in the laboratory of Dr. Benita Katzenellenbogen. Project: Therapeutic resistance of breast cancer stem cells. DOD postdoctoral fellowship) Kite Pharma, Inc. Los Angeles, CA.

Evelyn Bayna, Ph.D.  February 1987- September 1989 (Ph.D., Department of Anatomy, U. Connecticut Health Center, laboratory of Dr. Barry D. Shur) Research Biologist, Department of Research, VA Medical Center, San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Fariba Behbod, Ph.D.  April 15th, 2002- July 30th, 2008 (Ph.D., 2001, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in laboratory of Dr. Robert Kirken.  Project:  Functional characterization of stem cells in normal mammary gland development and breast cancer. NRSA fellowship recipient. K99/R00 Temin Pathway to Independence Award. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Geetika Chakravarty, Ph.D.  June 1997- June 2003  (PhD 1995, Division of Laboratory Medicine and Surgery, University of Bombay, Bombay, India, laboratory of Dr. I. Mittra). Instructor, Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Jonakee Cancer Research, USA.

Heather LaMarca Ph.D.  June 1st, 2005- March 31st, 2013 (Ph.D., 2005, Tulane University in the laboratory of Dr. Cindy A. Morris. Project: C/EBPß regulates mammary epithelial cell fate. American Cancer Society fellowship recipient. K99/R00 Temin Pathway to Independence Award, 9/16/2011. Instructor. Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine.

Jacques Wolff, Ph.D.  January 1989- Noveber 1990 (Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 1978, Paris VI University) Assistant Professor, Universite de Bretagne Sud, Vannes, France.

Jason Herschkowitz Ph.D. September 2007-November 1st, 2013 (Ph.D., 2007, University of North Carolina in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Perou. Project: Bmi-1 and Epigenetic Mechanisms in Breast Cancer Stem Cells.  Komen Postdoctoral fellowship. K99/R00 Temin Pathway to Independence Award, 9/05/2012. Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, Cancer Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY. 

Kaylee Schwertfeger, Ph.D.  January 2002- November 2006 (Ph.D., 2001, University of Colorado Health Science Center in laboratory of Dr. Steven Anderson. Associate Professor, Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Kevin Patrick Roarty, Ph.D. November 2008- June 2017 (Ph.D., 2008, University of Alabama at Birmingham). Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, US. Recipient of a K22 Transition Career Award, “Wnt pathway dynamics in breast cancer metastasis”, a Komen Career Catalyst Award, “Wnt pathway regulation of metastatic progression in TNBC” and Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center Scholar Award.

Kristen Senechal, Ph.D.  July 2001- June 2002 (Ph.D., 1998, UCLA School of Medicine in laboratory of Dr. Charles L. Sawyers. Instructor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.  MBA University of Houston) Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Lower Colorado River Authority Utilities, Non-profit.

Li-Yuan Yu-Lee, Ph.D.  1979-83 (Ph.D., Columbia U., Laboratory of Dr. Carter Bancroft) Professor, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Mark L. Johnson, Ph.D.  1980-83 (PhD, U. Minnesota, laboratory of Dr. Carlo Veneziale) Professor and Department Chair, Department of Oral Biology, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO

Mei Zhang Ph.D.  November 1st, 2004- August 17th, 2012 (Ph.D., 2004, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center in laboratory of Dr. William Dowhan.  Project: Identification and characterization of breast cancer stem cells. Komen fellowship recipient. K99/R00 Temin Pathway to Independence Award, 10/1/10.  Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute.

Melanie Ginger, Ph.D.  July 1998- May 2005 (Ph.D. 1998, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand, laboratory of Dr. M. Grigor. Bordeaux, France, ITA at INSERM.

Melissa Landis, Ph.D.  September 19th, 2005- September 30th, 2007 (Ph.D., 2005, Case Western University in the laboratory of Dr. Ruth A. Keri. Medical Sciences Liaison, Bayer Health Care.

Michelle Kallesen, Ph.D.  September 2000- June 2002 (Ph.D. 1999, University of Nebraska, Cancer Research Training Program in laboratory of Dr. Angie Rizzino). Project: The role of chromatin remodeling in mammary gland development. Full time mother, Houston, TX.

Monique Rijnkels, Ph.D.  April 1995- October 2003 (Ph.D. 1997, Medical Biotechnology Group, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, laboratory of Dr. H.A. deBoer).  Research Assistant Professor, Texas A & M, College Station, TX.

Nino Rainusso M.D.  July 1st, 2007- May 31st, 2011(M.D., 2000, Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, Pediatric Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003-2006. TCH Oncology Fellowship, 2006-present, St. Baldrick’s Foundation fellowship, ASCO Young Investigator Award.  Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Heme & Oncology, Texas Children’s Hospital.

Norman M. Greenberg, Ph.D.  January 1988- June 199l (Ph.D. in Microbiology, 1988, U. British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, laboratory of Dr. R.C. Miller, Jr.) Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA.  Senior Director, Oncology, Pfizer Global Research and Development, La Jolla, CA. Vice President for Research and Development in Oncology, Medimmune, Gaithersburg, MD) Chief Scientific Officer, Atreca, Inc. Redwood City, CA.

Patrick Poyet, Ph.D.  January 1986- September 1989 (Recipient, Quebec Provincial Fellowship; PhD, Molecular Endocrinology, Laval U., Quebec, Canada, laboratory of Dr. Fernand Labrie) Vice-President, Abrafab, Quebec, CANADA.

Richard Eisenstein, Ph.D.  June 1985- March 1987 (Recipient, American Cancer Society Fellowship; PhD, Department of Biochemistry, U. Wisconsin, laboratory of Dr. Alfred Harper) Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, U. Wisconsin, 1415 Linden Dr., Madison, WI  53706.

Robert J. Matusik, Ph.D.  1976-79 (Recipient of Canadian Career Development Award; PhD, U. Rochester, laboratory of Dr. Russell Hilf) Professor and Director of Vanderbilt Prostate Cancer Center, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Sandra Grimm, Ph.D.  December 1998- February 2006 (Ph.D. 1998, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Molecular Biology Program, laboratory of Dr. Steven K. Nordeen).  Senior Research Associate, laboratory of Dean Edwards, Baylor College of Medicine.  Houston, TX.

Sean Gavigan, Ph.D.  September 1988- September 1991 (PhD in Biochemistry, 1986, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, London, England, laboratory of Dr. N.B. Myant).  Technical writer, Extron Electronics, Orange County, CA.

Sinai Yarus, Ph.D.  October 1993- December 1998 (Ph.D. 1993, Department of Cellular Biochemistry, Hadassah Medical School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, laboratory of Dr. A. Fainsod). Owner, IPAttitude, Israel. Licensed Patent Consultant USA and Patent Attorney, Israel.

Sudit Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.  December 1997- January 2002 (Ph.D., thesis submitted November 1997, University of Jadavpur, Calcutta India.  Laboratory; Dept. of Biochemistry, Bose Institute, Calcutta, under the supervision of Prof. R.K. Mandal. Head Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur-713209, West Bengal, INDIA.

Susanne Coleman-Krnacik, Ph.D.  February 1990- October 1993 (Ph.D. in Developmental Biology, 1989, Department of Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, laboratory of Dr. C.W. Daniel) Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Office manager and full time mother, Roseburg, Oregon.

Terry L. Brown, Ph.D.  1984-85 (Ph.D., U. Minnesota, laboratory of Dr. Finn Wold) Instructor, Chemistry, Biology and Physics, North Hennepin and Minneapolis Community Colleges, Minneapolis, MN.

Thomas Bühler, Ph.D.  September 1989- December 1991 (Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, 1989, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, laboratories of Dr. G. Stranzinger and K. Bürki)  Head, US Information Governance & Management at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Tracy Vargo-Gogola, Ph.D.  September 11th, 2002- December 15th, 2007 (Ph.D., 2002, Vanderbilt University College of Medicine in laboratory of Dr. Lynn Matrisian. DOD fellowship recipient. K99/R00 Temin Pathway to Independence Award. Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine at South Bend in association with Notre Dame.

Trevor Dale, Ph.D.  April 1989- March 1991 (Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 1989, University of London, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, laboratory of Dr. George Stark) Professor, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff, UK

Wa Xian, Ph.D.  October 2002- January 2007 (Ph.D., 2002, University of Texas-Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center in laboratory of Dr. Larry Etkin. Senior Research Associate, laboratory of Dr. Joan Brugge, Harvard University, Boston, MA. Assistant Professor JAX Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT) Assistant Professor, Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX. CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Wendy Woodward, M.D./Ph.D.  October 2003- October 2004 (M.D., Ph.D. 2000 Thomas Jefferson University, in laboratory of Dr. RS Tuan. Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 2001-2001; Associate Professor and Section Chief of Breast Radiation, Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Houston, TX.

William Guyette, M.D./Ph.D.  1977-79 (M.D., U. Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; PhD, U. Rochester, laboratory of Dr. Donald Young) Clinical Associate, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Private practice.

Yvonne David-Inouye, Ph.D.  1983-86. (Recipient, American Cancer Society Fellowship; PhD, Department of Physiology, U. California, San Francisco, laboratory of Dr. John Baxter). Housewife, Sacramento.

Students

Adam Pond, Ph.D.  July 2006- April 2011 (B.S. Chemistry, Central Connecticut State University, December 2004) Project: Differential effects of FGFR1 and FGFR2 on mammary stem cells and breast cancer.  Postdoctoral fellow in laboratory of Jeffrey Rosen, November 2010 to April 8th, 2011. Marketing Manager, Asuragen, Austin, TX.

Adriana Visbal, Ph.D.  July 2005- November 2010 (B.S., Molecular & Cell Biology, Texas A&M University, May 2004) Project: Hedgehog signaling and stem cells. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient.  IRADCA fellow, Baylor College of Medicine. Instructor, University of Houston Downtown.

Alejandro Contreras, Ph.D.  June 2000- September 2004 (B.A. 1995, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 1997, MSTP Baylor College of Medicine). Postdoctoral fellow, Rosen laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine, 06/04-06/05.  University of Chicago, Residency in Pathology.  Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Amulya Sreekumar, Ph.D. July 2013- November 2017 (B.S., 2010, Biotechnology, University of Pune; M.S., Molecular Medicine, Charité - University Medicine Berlin). Thesis: WNT PATHWAY-MEDIATED REGULATION OF FOXO1 CONSTITUTES A CRITICAL AXIS MAINTAINING MAMMARY STEM CELL HOMEOSTASIS. Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 

Brandy Heckman, Ph.D.  June 2004- May 30th, 2008 (B.S. Biological Sciences, 2003, University of Delaware, Newark) Project: Role of p190RhoGAP in mammary gland development and breast cancer. DOD predoctoral fellowship. MPH Johns Hopkins.  Program Director, Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute.

Brian Raught, Ph.D. (1991-96; Ph.D. February 1996; BS 1987, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; MS 1990, Washington State University, Pullman, WA) Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. N. Sonenberg, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  Canada Research Chair in Proteomics and Molecular Medicine Ontario Cancer Institute and Associate Professor Department of Medical Biophysics University of Toronto.

Bryan Welm, Ph.D.  June 1995- September 2001 (B.S. 1994, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA). Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Zena Werb, University of California, San Francisco. Associate Member, Immunobiology & Cancer Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK) Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Chi-Hsuan(Sean) Chang, Ph.D. (July 2010- June 2016 Ph.D.; B.S. Life Sciences National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, July 2006). Scientist III, Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Carlsbad, CA.

Deana Roy, Ph.D.  (1994-99; M.S. January 1999, B.S. 1991, Bates College). Research Associate, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO. Full time mother, Charlottesville, VA.

Donald Richards, M.D./Ph.D.  (1976-83) (MD/Ph.D. degree, 1983) Medical Oncology, Tyler Cancer Center, Tyler, TX 75702

Elizabeth Villegas, Ph.D.  July 2009- February 2014 (B.S. Biology, University of Houston, Downtown, May 2005) Project: Role of Plk2 in mammary gland development and breast cancer. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient.  4/14-9/14 postdoctoral fellow. Instructor, University of Houston, Downtown.

Heather Goodman, Ph.D.  (1985-90; Ph.D. June 1990; B.A. 1985 in Biology, Smith College, Northampton, MA) Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Jana Knezevic, Ph.D. (July 2010- March 2015; B.S. Molecular Biology, University of Belgrade, January 2009) Project: Defining signal transduction pathways in claudin-low breast cancers. CPRIT Training Grant Awardee. Clinical Trials Coordinator, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.

John Rodgers, Ph.D.  (1977-84) Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Kristen Murphy Devlin, Ph.D.  (1996-2000; Ph.D. June 2000, B.S. 1995, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN). Manager, Technology Transfer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY.

Kuo-Fen Lee, Ph.D.  (1983-88; Ph.D. February 1988) Professor, Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, La Jolla, CA.

Mercy Chen, Ph.D.  June 2001- June 2006 (B.S. 2000, UCLA) Project: Role of ß-catenin in mammary progenitors. Postdoctoral fellow, Rosen laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine, June 2006- September 2006. Licensing Associate I, BCM Licensing, Houston, TX.

Michael Lam, Ph.D.  June 2000- May 2004 (B.S. 1999, Brandeis University, Watham, MA). Postdoctoral fellow, David Bartel, MIT, Boston, MA.  Senior Research Biologist, Merck Research Labs, Boston, MA. Director of Drug Discovery & Translational Research at KSQ Therapeutics, Boston, MA.

Mike Krnacik, Ph.D.  (1988-93; Ph.D. June 1993; BA 1988, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI;  M.S., 1991, M.D., 1997, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX) Resident, Orthopedics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Umpqua Orthopedics, Roseburg Clinic, Roseburg, Oregon.

Prabhaker Gupta, Ph.D.  (1978-81) (Fullbright Fellow; Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, 1984, U. Calcutta) Senior Lecturer, Department Biochemistry, Bose Institute, U. Calcutta, India.  Deceased.

Rachel Atkinson, Ph.D  July 2006- October 2010 (B.A. Chemistry, B.S. Biology, Washburn University, May 2003) Project: Targeting chemotherapy resistance of breast cancer stem cells. Cancer Prevention Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT School of Public Health, Medical Affairs Director, Merck.

Renee O’Lear, Ph.D.  June 2000- September 2002 (B.S., M.S. 1998, University of Houston-Clear Lake).  Science teacher, Bellaire High School.

Robin Humphreys Ph.D.  (1991-96; Ph.D. November 1996; B.S. 1983, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ) Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. L. Hennighausen, laboratory of Biochemistry and Metabolism, NIDDK-NIH, Bethesda, MD. November 2000, Senior Director Ambryx, San Diego.

Scott C. Supowit, Ph.D.  (1975-81) Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC

Shannon Lindsey-Wyszomierski Ph.D.  1994-2000  (BS 1993, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA). Project:  Glucocorticoid receptor/Stat 5 interactions at the ß-casein promoter. Odyssey postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Sharon Roth, currently postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Dihua Yu, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Scientific Editorial Services, University of Pittsburg, Self-employed.

Sheldon M. Campbell, M.D./Ph.D.  (1981-86; former M.D./Ph.D. Student, Medical Scientist Training Program predoctoral fellow; Ph.D. 09/86) Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, V.A. Hospital, New Haven, CT.

Shi Li, M.D./Ph.D.  (1991-95; Ph.D. October 1994; B.S. 1990, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China; M.D. 1998, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.).  Resident, Dermatology, Stanford University and UCLA, Private Practice, Long Island, NY, adjunct appointment NYU.

Sirisha Peddibhotla, Ph.D.  June 2003- May 2009 (B.Sc., M.Sc. Genetics Osmania U. Hyderabad, AP India, Ph.D. 2009, Baylor College of Medicine in laboratory of Jeffrey Rosen.  Project: Role of Chk1 in mitosis. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient. ABMG-Clinical Cytogenetics Training Program, BCM.  Postdoctoral research associate. Dr. Dario Marchetti, BCM Pathology.

Stacey Tepera, Ph.D.  June 1997- October 2002 (BS 1995, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX). Chief Analyst, Population and Survey Analysts, 303 Anderson College Station, TX 77840.

Stephanie Greene, Ph.D.  June 2004- December 2009 (B.S. SUNY at Albany, 1997) Project: Role of noncoding and microRNAs in mammary gland development and breast cancer. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient.  Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Jim Martin, Department of Molecular Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine. Scientist Assay Development, Epic Sciences, San Diego, CA. Scientist 2, Illumina, San Diego, CA.

Tiffany Seagroves, Ph.D.  (1995-99; Ph.D. August 1999, BS 1994, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC). Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee Cancer Institute, Memphis, TN.

Torey Batts, Ph.D.  July 2005- April 2012 (B.S., Biology Engineering, Rice University, January 2003) Project:  The role of Sca1 in mammary development and breast cancer.  NIH minority supplement.  Medical Science Liaison-Oncology, Teva Pharmaceuticals. 

Tuan Minh Nguyen, Ph.D. August 2013- October 2018 (B.A. 2013, Wabash College). Thesis: Translational regulation in breast cancer, a new sine of the time. Postdoctoral Scholar with Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.

William K. Jones, Ph.D.  (1979-85) Staff Scientist, Cisbio, 10 DeAngelo Drive, Bedford, MA 01730

Xue Bin Holdman, Ph.D. May 2011- November 2015 Ph.D.; Master of Natural Science (biochemistry and molecular biology), Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China, July 2010. Project: FGF and WNT crosstalk in mammary stem cells) Patent agent OSHALIANG.LLP. 

Yang (Daisy) Lu, Ph.D. July 2011- June 2018. (B.S. Biotechnology, Sun Yat-Sen University). Thesis: miR-205 regulates basal cell identity and stem cell regeneration potential during mammary reconstitution. Clinical Research Scientist, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Visiting Scientists

Alexei Bayev, Ph.D.  July 1989- December 1989 (Joint U.S. and Soviet National Academy of Sciences Fellow)  Assistant Professor, Soviet Academy of Sciences, Institute of General Genetics, Moscow, USSR.

Birendranath Banerjee, Ph.D.  January 2013- June 2013 Assistant Professor, KIIT School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa, India.  

Chris Green, Ph.D.  MRC Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, U. Liverpool, England.

Christina Kieback, M.D.  December 1989- June 1991 (Instructor) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Clinician, Aachen, Germany.

Jossi Levy, Ph.D.  Director, Endocrinology Laboratory, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheba, Israel.

Julia Ljubimova, Ph.D.  March 1990- October 1990, Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Kathryn Horwitz, Ph.D.  Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado.

Margaret Neville, Ph.D.  November 1990- July 1991 (Sabbatical Professor) Department of Physiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

Peter Schmidt, Ph.D.  May 192- November 1992 (Scientist) Department of Molecular Biology, Research Institute of Biology of Agricultural Animals, Germany.

Susan Henning, Ph.D.  July 1987- June 1988 (Recipient, NIH Senior Research Fellowship)  Professor, Departments of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Visiting Student

Theresia Reding October 1987- June 1990 (Visiting Ph.D. Student) M.S. in Zoology, U. Zurich, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, laboratory of Prof. G. Stranzinger.