University of Tennessee College of Medicine NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship Program 2009 Summer Research Fellows

Student Mentor Proposal View
Bodani, Kathryn Somes, Grant, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Preventive Medicine;

Alpert, Bruce, M.D., Professor, Pediatrics
Comparison of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity in children as predictors of cardiovascular risk View
Boucher, Alexander, A. Dagogo-Jack, Samuel, M.D., FRCP, Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology Bone Mineral Density, inflammatory marker and cardiometabolic risk in a bi-racial cohort View
Clement, Parker W. Jaggar, Jonathan, Ph.D., Professor, Physiology Identification of the Cav1.2 α 1 N-terminal sequence within human smooth muscle cells and its effects on cardiovascular disease View
Coury, Danielle Jones, Deborah, M.D., M.S., Professor, Pediatrics, LeBonheur Children's Medical Center Arterial structure and function in hypertensive children View
Cox, Kyle, F. Solomon, Solomon S., M.D., Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology Does therapy with anti-TNF-α agents for autoimmune disorders improve glucose tolerance and control in DM2 patients? View
Desai, Siddharth Rex, Tonia S., Ph.D., Professor, Ophthalmology;

Geisert, Eldon E., Ph.D., Professor, Ophthalmology
Regulation and quantification of retinal transgene producs in vivo View
Drumwright, Ryan Ferry, Robert J. Jr., M.D., Professor, Pediatrics Defining Novel Mechanisms of the IGF Axis in the Retina View
Ganguli, Sankha Elam, Marshall B., M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology Role of atypical PKC in the processing and activation of the sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP-1c), master regulator of lipid synthesis View
Griffy, Britni Gerling, Ivan, Ph.D., Medicine - Endocrinology Comparative proteomics of nuclear proteins in spleen leukocytes from non-obese diabetic (NOD) and control strains of mice View
Harris, Jessica Fleckenstein, James M., M.D., Professor, Medicine and Molecular Sciences Directed evaluation of candidate autotransporter proteins as vaccine targets for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli View
Henderson, Kourtney Jennings, Lisa K., Ph.D, Professor and Director, Medicine - Vascular Biology Effects of P2Y12 blockade in thrombus formation using in vitro and in vivo models View
Lee, Jae Seung Park, Edwards A., Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology Role of BAF60a in the regulation of carnitine palmitoyltransferase gene expression View
Masters, Jordan Lu, Yi, Ph.D., Professor, Pathology Screening for novel and potent anti-cancer drugs by an efficient high-throughput system via Anti-HIF-1a mechanism View
Matthews, Sarah Pierrepont Pfeffer, Lawrence M., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology The role of NF-kB in the intrinsic resistance of renal cancer cells to interferon's antiproliferative action View
Mehta, Neal Dyer, Michael A., Ph.D., Professor, Ophthalmology Development of an ocular formulation of nutlin-3a for retinoblastoma treatment View
Napatalung, Lynne Kitabchi, Abbas, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology;

Stentz, Frankie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology
Effects of a High Protein Low carbohydrate diet on various markers of glucose and lipid metabolism and oxidative stress View
Roberts, Michele Levin, Michael C., M.D., Professor, Neurology Molecular mimicry in immune mediated neurologic disease: identification of core epitopes of a neuronal auto-antigen in patients with multiple sclerosis View
Rosen, Scott S. English, B. Keith, M.D., Professor, Pediatrics Role of phenol modulin alpha (PSMα) and delta toxin (δ-toxin) in the pathogenesis of severe soft tissue infections caused by strains of community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) View
Saleem, Umair Siddiqi, Shadab, Ph.D., Research Associate, Medicine - Gastroenterology;

Mansbach, Charles II, M.D., Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology
Role of VAMP7 in the cargo selection of pre-chylomicron transport vesicle View
Shah, Kinjal Stentz, Frankie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medicine Endocrinology;

Kitabchi, Abbas, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology
Assess the in vitro effect of ketone bodies, such as Hydroxybutyrate or acetoacetic acid, on activation of human T-lymphocytes View
Sheth, Atur Mansbach, Charles, M.D., Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology Properties of vesicular lipid transport from apical membrane to endoplasmic reticulum in enterocytes View
Trussel, John Weber, Karl, M.D., Professor, Medicine - Cardiology;

Bhattacharya, S. K., Ph.D., Professor, Medicine - Cardiology;

Ahokas, Robert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Sun, Yao, M.D, Ph.D, Professor, Medicine - Cardiology
Pretreatment with amlodipine to prevent myocardial ca2= overloading in rats with isoprotenerol-induced cardiac failured View
Vaikunth, Sumeet Bhattacharya, Syamal, Ph.D., Professor, Medicine - Cardiology;

Weber, Karl T., M.D., Professor, Medicine - Cardiology;

Sun, Yao, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Medicine - Cardiology;

Ahokas, Robert A., Ph.D., Professor, Obstetrics - Gynecology
Cardioprotective effects of ZnSo4 treatment in rats with isoproterenol-induced myocardial injury View
Vantrease, Allen Jablonski, Monica M., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ophthalmology NA3 as a pre-clinical model for age-related macular degeneration View
Walton, William Jamison Dale, James B., M.D., Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases and Molecular Sciences A new multi-valent streptococcal vaccine View
Willeford, Wesley Rogers, David P., Ph.D., Professor, Clinical Pharmacy, Associate Professor, Pharmacy The role of YORI and RTAI in resistance to fluconazole in Candida glabrata View
Zola, Courtney Rao, R.K., Ph.D., Professor, Physiology Regulation of intestinal epithelial tight junctions by c-Sre View