Past Students

Name Dissertation Current position
Alexander, Carla-Maria
“T Regulatory Cells and the Germinal Center”
Dissertation defense date: May 2011
Post-Doctoral Fellow,
School of Public Health,
University of Colorado
Benson, Rebecca
“Innate and Adaptive Activation Receptors Protect B Lymphocytes from CD95-induced Apoptosis”
Dissertation defense date: May 2006
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Pediatrics,
University of Iowa Children's Hospital
Best, Cory
“Characterization and Function of Two CD43 Isoforms on Murine Hematopoientic Cells”
Dissertation defense date: March 2000
Dentist,
Comfort Dental
Bilal, Mahmood
“The role of GRB2 family of adaptor proteins in T cell receptor-mediated signaling”
Dissertation defense date: April 2015
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Microbiology,
University of Iowa
Boyden, Alexander
“Influenza A Virus Induces Regulated T Cell-driven B Cell Responses”
Dissertation defense date: August 2012
Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
Pathology,
University of Iowa
Brincks, Erik
“Ligand in the CD8 T Cell Response to Influenza Virus Infection”
Dissertation defense date: December 2009
Senior Scientist,
NewLink Genetics
Brown, Kevin
“Regulation of B Cell Activation by CD40 and the Epstein-Barr Virus Oncoprotein LMP1”
Dissertation defense date: May 2001
Assistant Professor,
Otolaryngology,
Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Physicians, Cornell University
Buchta, Claire
“Mechanisms of TLR Signaling and Cooperation in B Lymphocytes”
Dissertation defense date: March 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Cardiovascular Research Center,
University of Virginia
Butler, Noah
“Structural and Biological Basis for the Selection of Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Escape Variant Viruses in Mice Infected with a Coronavirus”
Dissertation defense date: August 2007
Assistant Professor,
Microbiology and Immunology,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Carlin, Lindsey
“Natural Killer Cell Activation, Trafficking, and Contribution to Immune Responses to Viral Pathogens”
Dissertation defense date: July 2013
Technical Sales Consultant,
Miltenyi Biotec
Carlson, Michael
“Humoral Immunity in Mice After Allogeneic Gone Marrow Transplantation”
Dissertation defense date: September 2006
Scientific Consultant,
Flow Cytometery - Midwest,
Beckman Coulter
Castilow (Hamarstrom), Elaine
“Mechanisms of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine-Enhanced Disease”
Dissertation defense date: October 2008
Manager,
Research and Educational Development,
American Academy of Dermatology
Chapman, Nicole
“The Related Kinases FAK and Pyk2 Serve Distinct Functions in TCR-mediated T Cell Activation”
Dissertation defense date: September 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Cozine, Cassy
“Characterization and Regulation of Isotype Switched B Cells In the Primary Germinal Center Response ”
Dissertation defense date: January 2006
Assistant Professor of Biology,
Natural Sciences & Mathematics,
University of St. Mary
Crowther, Joy
“Pulmonary Surfactant Protein A Interactions with Human Macrophages: Binding and Trafficking of SP-A, and Alteration of the Respiratory Burst”
Advisor: Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 2005
Industry Scientist,
R&D,
Nektar Therapeutics
Curtiss, Miranda
“Role of Tim-1 in Immune Responses”
Dissertation defense date: April 2011
Fellow-Allergy & Immunology,
Graduate Medical Education-Hospital,
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dandekar, Ajai
“The Role of B Cells and Gamma-Delta T Cells in the Pathogenesis of Mouse Hepatitis Virus Induced Demyelination”
Dissertation defense date: April 2004
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,
Microbiology, Pulmonary Medicine,
University of Washington
Davis, Richard
“Neutrophil Responses to Infection with Leishmania Parasites: MHC class II-expression and parasite life-stage interactions”
Dissertation defense date: August 2016
Postdoctoral Associate,
Internal Medicine,
University of Iowa
Erickson, Loren
“CD40-Dependent Activation of Murine B Cell Subsets”
Dissertation defense date: November 1997
Associate Professor,
Department of Microbiology,
University of Virginia
Esparza, Greg
“The Molecular Requirements for Activation of Specific Toll-like Receptor 4 Signaling Pathways”
Dissertation defense date: January 2012
Medical Student,
University of Iowa
Fang, Nan
“Regulation of SLP-76 Tyrosin Phosphorylation and its Association with other Molecules”
Advisor: Gary Koretzky, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 1999
Associate Director,
Biotechnology,
Qiagen
Fraczek, Laura
“Complement Factor H Regulation in the Central Nervous System”
Dissertation defense date: November 2011
Senior Technical Support Scientist,
Abbott Laboratories
Gantt, Kira
“The Roles of TgF-Beta and Macrophage-dirived Oxidants in Leishmania chagasi Infections”
Dissertation defense date: January 2002
Education Program Manager,
Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Gorman, Jacob
“Regulation of T Cell Responses by the Surface Receptor Tim-3”
Dissertation defense date: May 2014
Postdoctoral Associate,
MedImmune
Graham, John
“CD40-induced TRAF degradation in immune regulation”
Dissertation defense date: October 2010
Postdoctoral Associate,
Jackson Laboratory
Grant, Julieann
“Tumor Immunotherapy in the RM-1 Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer”
Advisor: Timothy Ratliff, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 2006
Assistant Professor,
Internal Medicine,
University of Michigan Health System
Gravis, Demetrius
“Regulation of CREB-mediated Transcription in B Lymphocytes”
Advisor: Arthur Krieg, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 2002
Assistant Professor,
Biology,
Beloit College
Gurung, Prajwal
“Regulation Of Immune Responses By Apoptotic Cells”
Dissertation defense date: April 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Immunology,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Hadzic, Tanja
“The Role of Low-molecular Weight Thiols and Interleukin-2 in T Cell Proliferation”
Advisor: Michael Knudson, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 2004
Drug Development Fellow,
Quintiles
Hamilton, Sara
“Primary and secondary CD8+T cell responses after Listeria monocytogenes infection or peptide-coated dendritic cell immunization”
Dissertation defense date: April 2003
Research Associate, Assistant Professor of Research,
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology,
University of Minnesota
Haverkamp, Jessica
“Initiation and Regulation of Effector T Cell Responses in the Prostate”
Advisor: Timothy Ratliff, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: March 2011
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Infectious Disease,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Haxhinasto, Sokol
“Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Synergistic Activation of B Lymphocytes by the B Cell Antigen Receptor and CD40”
Dissertation defense date: July 2003
Principal Scientist,
Immunology,
Boehringer Ingelheim
He, Qiong
“Mechanism of Linezolid-induced NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation”
Dissertation defense date: July 2012
Hemann, Emily
“Pulmonary dendritic cells and CD8 T cells facilitate protection following influenza A virus vaccination and infection”
Dissertation defense date: July 2014
Postodoctoral Associate,
Department of Immunology,
University of Washington
Herrmann, Tara
“Calmodulin Kinase II is Important to Multiple Cellular Processes Required for Dendritic Cell Activation”
Advisor: David Kusner, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: June 2006
Director of Clinical Strategy,
Solid Tumor Oncology,
Medscape Education
Hsing (Huang), Yina
“Molecular Mechanisms and Functional Consequences of CD40-Mediated NF- kB Activation”
Dissertation defense date: October 1999
Assistant Professor,
Pathology,
Dartmouth College
Ingersoll, Sarah
“The Role of Complement Anaphylatoxins in CNS Pathology and Glial Cell Function”
Dissertation defense date: November 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Peds: Cystic Fibrosis,
Emory University
Jabbari, Ali
“Memory CD8 T Cells Responses: Initiation, Early Kinetics, and Secondary Memory Generation”
Dissertation defense date: February 2006
Florence Irving Assistant Professor,
Dermatology,
Columbia University Medical Center
Janczy, John
“Mechanisms for activation and inhibition of inflammasomes”
Dissertation defense date: March 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow,
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Janowski, Ann
“Inflammasome-independent role of NLRC4 in suppressing melanoma progression”
Dissertation defense date: March 2016
Kemp, Troy
“TNF-Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand (TRAIL/Apo-2L): A Novel Mechanism for CpG ODN and BCG-Induced Anti-Tumor Activity”
Dissertation defense date: July 2005
Scientist I,
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Khan, Shaniya
“The generation and differentiation of memory CD8 T cell responses in health and disease.”
Dissertation defense date: June 2015
Clinical Research Associate,
Advanced Clinical
Kim, Marie
“Manipulation of effector and memory CD8 T cells via IL-2-antibody complexes”
Dissertation defense date: December 2015
MSTP Student,
MSTP Program,
University of Iowa
Kim, Taeg
“Immunopathogensis of Murine Coronavirus-induced Demyelination”
Dissertation defense date: November 2004
Research Assistant Professor,
Department of Pathology and Carter Immunology Center,
University of Virginia
Kirsch, Jeffrey
“The Role of Intracellular Thiols in Mediating CpG DNA Immunostimulation”
Advisor: Arthur Krieg, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: November 2000
Deceased
Kniewel, Ryan
“MS - Expression of CD154 in Mouse B Cells”
Advisor: Arthur Krieg, M.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 2001
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Biotechnology,
Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid
Knudson, Cory
“The impact of robust memory T cell responses against respiratory syncytial virus”
Dissertation defense date: April 2015
Postdoctoral Associate,
Thomas Jefferson University
Kraus, Zachary
“TRAF5: A Key Positive Regulator of Lymphocyte Activation”
Dissertation defense date: April 2009
Staff Scientist,
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Langlois, Ryan
“Plasmacytoid and respiratory dendritic cells control the magnitude of the virus-specific CD8 T cell response to lethal dose influenza virus infections”
Dissertation defense date: July 2010
Assistant Professor,
Microbiology,
University of Minnesota
Latinis, Kevin
“Analysis of Signaling Events Involved with Activation Induced Cell Death in T Cells”
Advisor: Gary Koretzky, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: October 1997
Assistant Professor,
Allergy, Clinical Immunology, and Rheumatology,
University of Kansas Medical Center
Lees, Jason
“Mechanisms of CD8+T-cell tolerance to a prostate antigen”
Advisor: Timothy Ratliff, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: April 2004
Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine,
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Lemke, Caitlin
“PRRSV Infection of Neonatal Piglets Induces Immune Dysregulation and Modulation”
Dissertation defense date: January 2006
Research Scientist,
Internal Medicine,
University of Iowa
Li, Yiyun
“Th1 and Th2 Stimuli Differentially Activate Murine B Cells”
Dissertation defense date: April 2000
Professor of English,
English,
University of California - Davis
Lin, Wai
“TRAF3 regulates B cell survival and IL-6 recepton signaling”
Dissertation defense date: April 2015
Postdoctoral Associate,
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Liu, Hsin-Ming
“The Potential of Immunostimulatory Oligodeoxynucleotides Containing CPG Motifs as Adjuvants in Tumor Antigen Immunization”
Dissertation defense date: May 1998
Pharmaceutical Company
Lorentzen, Daniel
“A Novel Antimicrobial Mechanism of Cystic Fibrosis and Healthy Airways”
Dissertation defense date: June 2009
Associate Attorney,
McKee, Voorhees, & Sease, PLC
Lu, Ping
“Identification of Gon4-Like as a Factor that is Essential for B Lymphopoiesis and Capable of Mediating Transcriptional Repression”
Dissertation defense date: August 2010
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Pediatric Ontology,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Makkouk, Amani
“Biodegradable Microparticles for In Situ Immunization Against Cancer”
Dissertation defense date: November 2014
Postdoctoral Scholar,
Medicine/Oncology,
Stanford University
Malik, Zulfiqar
“Inhibition of Calcium Signaling Affects Phagosome Maturation and Intracellular Survival of M. Tuberculosis”
Advisor: David Kusner, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: March 2000
Private Practice Physician,
Hematology & Oncology,
Norton Cancer Institute
Martin, Matthew
“Time-dependent Alterations in Memory CD8 T Cell Function after Infection”
Dissertation defense date: December 2015
Postdocotral Research Scholar,
Pathology,
University of Iowa
Masterson, Joseph
“MS - Leishmania chagasi Inhibits CD4+ T Cell Proliferation Down-modulation of CD25 Expression”
Dissertation defense date: July 2003
Operations Manager,
Biotechnology,
X-Zell Biotech Co. Ltd
McDermott, Daniel
“Priming and Tracking the Virus-specific T Cell Response”
Dissertation defense date: July 2013
Postdoctoral Associate,
Integrated Department of Immunology,
National Jewish Health
McGill, Jodi
“The Role Of Pulmonary Dendritic Cells In Regulating The Antigen-Specific CD8 T Cell Response Following Influenza Virus Infection”
Dissertation defense date: February 2010
Assistant Professr,
Kansas State University
Moore, Carissa
“Degradation of TNFR Associate Factors (TRAFs): Characterization and Consequences”
Dissertation defense date: July 2006
R & D Scientist,
Biotechnology,
Streck, Inc.
Musci, Michael
“The Role of SLP-76 and SLAP-130 in the Regulation of T Cell Antigen Receptor Signal Transduction”
Advisor: Gary Koretzky, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: May 1997
Private Practive Physician,
Hematology/Oncology,
Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers
Nanra, Jasdeep
“Developmental and Functional Characteristics of Murine Marginal Zone B Cells”
Dissertation defense date: June 2003
Principal Scientist,
Immunology,
Pfizer, Inc.
Ness, Kristin
“Cytokine Requirements for the Differentiation and Expansion of IL-17A- and IL-22 Producing Human Vgamma2Vdelta2 T Cells”
Dissertation defense date: September 2011
Deceased
Netland, Jason
“Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, and Vaccine Design ”
Dissertation defense date: January 2009
Postdoctoral Associate,
Immunology,
University of Washington
Norian, Lyse
“The Transcriptional Regulation of CD95L (Fas Ligand) in Activated T Cell”
Advisor: Gary Koretzky, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 2000
Assistant Professor,
Urology,
University of Iowa
Ontiveros, Evelena
“Analysis of mouse hepatitis virus, strain JHM neuropathogenesis using targeted recombinant technology”
Dissertation defense date: April 2003
Assistant Professor,
Oncology,
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Parlet, Corey
“Mechanisms by which chronic ethanol consumption impairs cutaneous immunity”
Dissertation defense date: April 2014
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Department of Microbiology,
University of Iowa
Peri, Delila
“Third Generation Monoclonal Antibodies and Their Mechanisms of Action Against B Cell Lymphomas”
Dissertation defense date: July 2012
Medical/Technical Writer II,
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Peters, Anna
“Dysregulation of CD40 Signaling Pathways in Enhanced B Cell Activation and Autoimmunity”
Dissertation defense date: December 2009
Clinical Fellow,
Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Pham, Nhat-Long
“Regulation of Memory CD8 T Cell Differentiation”
Dissertation defense date: December 2009
Fellow, Radiation Oncology,
Radiation Medicine,
University of California - San Diego
Porter, Brandon
“Infection, Antigen Presentation, and the CD8+T Cell Response”
Dissertation defense date: May 2005
Hospitalist,
Internal Medicine,
St. Peter's Hospital
Rosean, Timothy
“The Tumor Microenvironment is Critical for the Development of Plasma Cell Neoplasia in Mice”
Dissertation defense date: November 2014
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research,
University of Virginia
Sarikonda, Ghanashyam
“Nonpeptide Antigens and Antigen Presentation to Human Gamma Delta T Cells”
Dissertation defense date: April 2008
Team Lead/Senior Scientist,
Genoptix Inc.
Scroggins, Sabrina
“Generation and Characterization of Regulatory Dendritic Cells for the Amelioration of Acute Graft versus Host Disease”
Dissertation defense date: September 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Obstetrics & Gynecology,
University of Iowa
Shi, Yan
“Characterization of an Epstein-Barr Virus-Specific CD8 T Cell Response”
Advisor: Charles Lutz
Dissertation defense date: September 1997
Associate Professor,
Microbiology & Immunology,
University of Calgary
Shinall, Stephen
“Insights into the Immunobiology of the Germinal Center Reaction Gained From Analyses of Germinal Center B-Cell Populations”
Dissertation defense date: March 2002
Senior Manager,
Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Promotion,
AbbVie (formerly Abbott Laboratories)
Starbeck-Miller, Gabe
“The Regulation of CD8 T Cell Responses by Inflammatory Cytokines and FcgammaRIIB”
Dissertation defense date: January 2014
Senior Scientist I,
AbbVie
Steinke, Farrah
“Novel roles for TCF-1 and LEF-1 in directing CD4+ T cell fate and silencing Cd4 genes in CD8+ T cells”
Dissertation defense date: February 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Immunology Department,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Tabayoyong, William
“Engraftment of Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells is Regulated by NK Cells”
Dissertation defense date: March 2010
Resident,
Urology,
Case Western University
Takahashi, Kazuko
“Ontogeny and Function of Murine Marginal Zone B Cells”
Dissertation defense date: August 2000
Instructor,
Yokahama University
Templeton, Steve
“Activation, Maturation, and Recruitment of Leukocytes to the CNS during Infection of Mice with Variants of MHV-JHM”
Dissertation defense date: July 2007
Assistant Professor,
Microbiology and Immunology,
Indiana School of Medicine - Terre Haute
Thalhofer, Colin
“Leishmania infantum chagasi Induces A Dynamic Cellular Inflammatory Response”
Dissertation defense date: April 2011
Postdoctoral Research Scientist,
AgonOx
Thompson, Christopher
“The Role of Macrophage Sphingosine Kinase 1 in Phagocytosis, Phagosome Maturation, and Mycobacterial Infection”
Advisor: David Kusner, M.D./Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: July 2005
Assistant Professor,
Biology,
Loyola University - Maryland
Tian, Jun
“Platelet Modulation of Immune Responses”
Advisor: Timothy Ratliff, Ph.D.
Dissertation defense date: December 2001
Trandem, Kathryn
“The Anti-inflammatory Response In Mice With Coronavirus-induced Encephalomyelitis”
Dissertation defense date: October 2010
Resident,
Urology,
Baylor College of Medicine
Trujillo, Jonathan
“T cell responses to S-glutathionylated and heteroclitic viral epitopes in mice infected with a neurotropic coronavirus”
Dissertation defense date: February 2013
Resident,
Internal Medicine, PSTP Program,
University of Chicago
Ulland, Tyler
“MS - MviN Mediates Francisella Tularensis Virulence Through Evasion Of AIM2 Inflammasome Activation”
Dissertation defense date: June 2010
Ulland, Tyler
“MS - MviN Mediates Francisella Tularensis Virulence Through Evasion Of AIM2 Inflammasome Activation”
Dissertation defense date: June 2010
Vacaflores Salinas, Aldo
“New roles for an old cytokine: Characterizing how exposure to IL-12 alters human CD4 and CD8 T cell responses”
Dissertation defense date: July 2016
Molecular Lab Director,
Cochabamba, Bloivia
VanOosten (Anderson), Rebecca
“Cancer Immunotherapy by TRAIL Induced Apoptosis”
Dissertation defense date: January 2007
Associate Biosafety Officer,
Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institutes of Health
Verma, Shilpi
“Characterization of murine splenic CD21hiCD23+Bc”
Dissertation defense date: February 2008
Senior Scientist,
BD Biosciences
Vijay, Rahul
“Prostaglandin Modulation of Immune Responses”
Dissertation defense date: November 2015
Postdoctoral Associate,
Microbiology,
University of Iowa
Wang, Siao-Yi
“Interactions Between Complement and Cellular Mediated Mechanisms in Antibody Therapy of Cancer”
Dissertation defense date: January 2009
Resident,
Internal Medicine,
The University of Chicago
Weiss, Kayla
“The induction and regulation of CD4 T cells following respiratory syncytial virus infection”
Dissertation defense date: April 2014
Postdoctoral Associate,
Microbiology and Immunology,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
White, Doug
“Effector Mechanisms of CD8+ T Cells in Adaptive Immunity to Lysteria Monocytogenes”
Dissertation defense date: December 1998
Director,
Rheumatology Section,
Gundersen Luthern Health Systems
Wolniak, Kristy
“Regulation of the Primary Germinal Center B Cell Response in Normal and Autoimmune Mice”
Dissertation defense date: June 2005
Assistant Professor,
Northwestern University
Zhao, Lichao
“Regulation of Leukocyte Adhesion by an ADAMs Family Membrane Prostease”
Dissertation defense date: April 2000
Assistant Professor,
Pathology,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center