DCTP Alumni

Laura GuntherLaura Gunther, Ph.D.
Mentors: Takeshi Sakamoto, Ph.D and J.-P Jin, M.D., Ph.D.
Research: The Effects of the N-Terminal Extensions of Cardiac Troponins on the Ca2+ Regulation of Myosin ATPase Kinetics in Cardia Myofibrils
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Penn State, working in the Huck Institute of Life Science's Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology under the mentorship of Associate Professor, Christopher Yengo, Ph.D. who's research interests focus on molecular motors and the cytoskeleton, protein structure/function and dynamics, enzyme kinetics, molecular mechanisms of myosin based motility.

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Dulmini BarupalaDulmini Barupala, Ph.D.
Mentors: Timothy Stemmler, Ph.D.
Research: Characterization of the yeast cysteine Desulfurase complex within the mitochondrial Fe-S cluster biogenesis
Current Position: Program Coordinator for the Med-Direct program at Wayne State University, Graduate School.

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Christopher SinklerChristopher Sinkler
Mentors: Maik Huttemann, Ph.D. & Robert Lasley, Ph.D.
Research: COX4-2 as a molecular oxygen sensor and biomarker for lung cancer
Current Position: Dual Appointment-Senior Research Technician II for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Laboratory Services Coordinator for the labs of James Bardwell and Ursula Jakob in the Department for Molecular, Developmental, and Cellular Biology. University of Michigan.

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Joseph WiderJoseph Wider, Ph.D.
Mentor: Karin Przyklenk Ph.D.
Research: Remote ischemic preconditioning: efficacy in the setting of type 2 diabetes and the role of exosomes
Current Position: Post-doctoral position with Thomas Sanderson, Ph.D. in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan.

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Kevin MilesKevin Miles, Ph.D.
Mentor(s):  Howard Matthew, Ph.D. and Karin Przyklenk, Ph.D.
Research: Design of a Modular Endothelialized Platform for Bone Regeneration
Current Position: Post-doctoral position with Dr. Rhima Coleman in theCartilage Healing and Regeneration Laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan.

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Joshua HolcombJoshua Holcomb, Ph.D.
Mentor(s):  Zhe Yang, Ph.D. and J.-P. Jin, M.D., Ph.D.
Research: Structural and Functional Characterization of the Angiotensin-associated Nogo-B Receptor
Current Position: Post-Doc position with Dr. Yang in Immunology at Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Previous Position: Research Scientist at Penrose TherapeuTx .

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Matthew FountainMatthew Fountain
Mentor(s):  Gilda Hillman, Ph.D. and J.-P. Jin, M.D., Ph.D.
Research: Mechanisms of Radioprotection by Soy Isoflavones: Modulations of Radiation-Induced Inflammatory and Oxidative Signaling Pathways
Current Position: PhD Candidate in Immunology/Microbiology

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