Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Student Profiles: NEU


Zachary Balmuth-Loris

Zachary Balmuth-Loris

Mentor: Dalton Dietrich, PhD
Project: Neurogenesis in the sub ventricular zone following ischemia

Eric Bray

Eric Bray

Mentor: ‘Kevin’ Park, PhD
Project: Mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell survival and regeneration

Elana Buglo

Elena Buglo

Mentor: Stephan Zuchner, PhD
Project: Establishing CRISPR models of inherited ataxias in zebrafish

“Stephano

Jin Yop (Stephano) Chang

Mentors: James Guest, MD, PhD and Brian Noga, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Austin Choi

Austin Choi

Mentor: Antonio Barrientos, PhD
Project: Role of MRPL18 in the Biogenesis and Function of Mitochondrial and Cytosolic Ribosomes in Response to Proteotoxic Stress

“Rhea

Rhea Choi

Mentor: Brad Goldstein, MD, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Matt Danzi

Matt Danzi

Mentors: Vance Lemmon, PhD and John Bixby, PhD
Project: Transcription factor activity during sciatic nerve axon regeneration

“Haritha

Haritha Lakshmi Desu

Mentor: Roberta Brambilla, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Nathalie El Khoury

Nathalie El Khoury

Mentor: Mohammad Faghihi, PhD
Project: Long non-coding RNA and their role in the physiology and pathology of the nervous system

Tyler Huff

Tyler Huff

Mentor: Gaofeng Wang, PhD
Project: The Epigenetic Role of Vitamin C in Schwann Cell Myelination

Nadine Kerr

Nadine Kerr

Mentor: Dalton Dietrich, PhD
Project: The role of extracellular vesicle-mediated inflammasome signaling in Traumatic Brain Injury-Induced Acute Lung Injury

“Kevin

Kevin Koronowski

Mentor: Miguel Perez-Pinzon, PhD
Project: Mechanisms by which resveratrol preconditioning (RPC) via sirtuin 1 (Sirt1) confers neuroprotection from stroke.

“Alexander

Alexander Kreymerman

Mentor: Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD
Project: Role of mitochondrial fission/fusion in CNS axon regeneration

“Stephanie

Stephanie Lee

Mentor: Dalton Dietrich, PhD
Project: Exosome-mediated inflammasome signaling in Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury (PTBI)

“Yuan

Yuan Liu

Mentor: Richard Lee, PhD
Project: Effects of Blue Light Stimulus on Axonal Regeneration

“Jeffrey

Jeffrey Lowell

Mentor: Eleonore Beurel, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Madina Makhmutova

Madina Makhmutova

Mentor: Mohammad Faghihi, PhD
Project: Epigenetic regulation by lncRNAs in neuropsychiatric disorders.

Marie Maloof

Marie Maloof

Mentor: Nagi Ayad, PhD
Project: Researching epigenetics in neuronal development

Saloni Mehta

Saloni Mehta

Mentor: Vance Lemmon, PhD
Project: Using hyper-activated transcription factors to induce axon growth and regeneration

“Lindsay

Lindsay Michelle Milich

Mentor: Jae Lee, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Nadee

Nadee Nissanka

Mentor: Carlos Moraes, PhD
Project: Role of the AMPK in Brain Metabolism and Mitochondrial Disorders

“Nicholas

Nicholas Valiante O’Neill

Mentors: Vance Lemmon, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Melanie

Melanie Plastini

Mentor: Roberta Brambilla, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Joun

Joun Park

Mentor: Rong Grace Zhai, PhD
Project: Role of microRNAs in regulating the neuroprotective efficacy of NMNAT in drosophila melanogaster.

Bhavya Ravi

Bhavya Ravi

Mentor: Kevin Collins
Project: Development and regulation of activity patterns in the Caenorhabditis elegans egg-laying behavior circuit

Jennifer Roebber

Jennifer Roebber

Mentor: Nirupa Chaudhari , PhD
Project: Study of mammalian taste

Andrea Ruetenik

Andrea Ruetenik

Mentor: Antonio Barrientos, PhD
Project: Mechanisms to Slow Proteotoxic Neurodegeneration by Optimization of Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and the Promotion of Stress Resistance

Kristen Sanders

Kristen Sanders

Mentor: Tashuku Akiyama, PhD
Project: Characterization and Optogenetic Manipulation of the Affective Itch Circuit in Mouse Models of Itch

“Stephen

Stephen Alexander Tapanes

Mentor: Dan Liebl, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

“Michael

Michael Richard Watson

Mentor: Dan Liebl, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

Ryan Worthen

Ryan Worthen

Mentor: Eleonore Beurel, PhD
Project: Regulation of mouse learning and mood by the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10

“Anddre

Anddre Valdivia

Mentor: Sanjoy Bhattacharya, PhD
Project: Pending Approval

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Jing Xu

Mentor: Miguel Perez-Pinzon, PhD
Project: Deciphering the mechanism behind which PKCε preconditioning/signaling regulates cellular NAD+ pools

Stephanie Yahn

Stephanie Yahn

Mentor: Jae Lee, PhD
Project: The contribution of fibroblasts to EAE pathology