*Listed by year graduated then alphabetically by last name. Only the previous five years' graduates are listed.

Student PI Year Graduated Dissertation Title
Roger Chang Edwards 2017 Role of chloride in vesicular glutamate transport
Bevin English Sil 2017 The Transcription Factor CHOP, an Effector of the Integrated Stress Response, is Required for Host Sensitivity to the Fungal Intracellular Pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum
Marie La Russa Stanley Qi (Stanford) 2017 Programmed cell fate changes in embryonic stem cells using CRISPR technology
Viola Lam Lanier 2017 Natural Killer Cell-specific Genes: Klf12 and Spry2
Samira Khakpour Lawton Hellman 2017 Role of endocannabinoids on inflammatory responses on endothelial cells
Andrew Lechner Rock 2017 Recruited Monocytes and Type 2 Cytokines Promote Lung Regeneration
Siyuan John Liu Lim 2017 Identification and functional characterization of long non-coding RNAs in development and disease
Misty Montoya Ansel 2017 MicroRNA Regulation of Th17 Cell Differentiation
Stephanie Moquin Miranda   Novel molecular insights into Epstein-Barr virus reactivation
Darienne Myers Roose 2017 Dynamic Tuning of CD4+ T cells by Tonic Signals
Philip Nova Huanh, Y. 2017 Enhanced Inhibitory Neurotransmission as a Therapeutic Target in ApoE4-Related Alzheimer’s Disease
Jenny Qi Oakes 2017 Targeting the Unfolded Protein Response in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Julia Ye Blelloch 2017 Post-transcriptional regulation of pluripotency by microRNAs and RNA binding proteins
Joan Zape Zovein 2017 Investigating Intra-aortic Clusters in Hemogenic Endothelium of the Dorsal Aorta Reveals a Transitory Niche for Early Hematopoietic Development

Andrea Cantu

Laird 2016 The Role of Ror2 in Primordial Germ Cell Migration

Avantika Chitre

McCune 2016 Investigating the Establishment of Intestinal Epithelial Dysfunction  during Viremic HIV Infection and Recovery upon Antiretroviral Therapy

Benjamin Cohn

Sanjabi 2016 Role of TGFβ in mucosal immunity and HIV transmission

Kevin Dumas

Shieh 2016 The multiple EGF-like domain protein ITGBL1 is involved in heart development and modulates cellular response to collagen

Mark Jeng

Ott 2016 Control of HIV transcription by lysine methyltransferases
Bianca Lee Shah 2016 Mechanisms of FLT3 dimerization and activation

Todd Logan

Edwards 2016 Alpha-Synuclein Promotes Dilation of the Exocytotic Fusion Pore

Jordan Mar

Lynch 2016 Investigating the Clinical Utility of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Ulcerative Colitis

Tali Mazor

Costello 2016 Evolution of low-grade glioma through intratumoral heterogeneity of the genome and epigenome

Vien Nguyen

Rowitch 2016 Therapeutic Effects of a Sonic Hedgehog Agonist on Developmental Cerebellar Brain Injury
David Pardo Rock 2016 The role of TMEM16a in breast cancer and gastrointestinal physiology

Richard Parenteau

Kenyon 2016  

Megan Robblee

Koliwad 2016 Macrophage Activation by Fatty Acids

Melissa Ruck

Hermiston 2016 Myeloid contribution to regulation of immune tolerance in a mouse model of SLE
Koy Saeteurn Dernyck 2016 Dissecting the Roles of TGF-b Receptors in TGF-b-Induced PI3K-Akt Activation

Lauren Shields

Nakamura 2016 Mitochondrial Fission in Neuronal Function and Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Allyson Spence

Qizhi Tang 2016 Maintenance of Tregs at the Site of Chronic Inflammation

Hanna Kuznetsov Starobinets

Debnath 2016 Anti-Cancer T Cell Response Remains Intact During Autophagy Inhibition

Jillian Varonin

German 2016 Characterization of GFAP+ Islet Glial Cells

Yang Zhang

Cyster 2016 Mechanism of innate lymphocyte shuttling between parenchyma and subcapsular sinus to provide lymph node barrier immunity

Meghan McKeon Zubradt

Weissman 2016 Novel methods for the quantitative determination of RNA folding on a genome-wide scale and in a targeted manner

Brittany Anderton

Goga 2015 Reprogramming of Glutamate Metabolism and Redox Homeostasis in De Novo MYC-Driven Liver Tumors
Dale Ando Finkbeiner 2015 Automated, High-throughput Analysis of Neurite Dynamics in Neurodegenerative Disease
Siang Yun Ang Bruneau 2015 An essential role for H3K4 methyltransferase KMT2D in heart development
Robert Bell Costello 2015 Discovery and molecular mechanism of cis-regulatory element mutations in cancer
Samantha Bell Cox 2015 Cytosolic detection of the vacuolar pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Miranda Broz Krummel 2015 The Critical Role of CD103+ Dendritic Cells in Anti-Tumor T Cell Immunity
Ryan Delgado Lim 2015 Chromatin-modifying factor Mll1 maintains neural stem cell regional identity in the postnatal mouse brain
Katherine Farrar Hellman 2015 Innate immune signaling in spesis mediated by ERK5 and endothelial TLR2
Sky Feuer Rinaudo 2015 Sexually dimorphic effects of in vitro fertilization (IVF) on offspring growth and metabolism: a mouse model
Anna Gillespie Huang, Y 2015 Characterizing APOE4-Induced Hippocampal Network Deficits in Mice
Si-Han Hai Hermiston 2015 Autoimmune kidney damage correlates with autoantibody specificity and inflammatory mononuclear cell phenotype in the CD45 mutant mouse model of lupus
Yuyuan Han Cyster 2015 Zinc finger protein Zfp335 is required for the formation of the naïve T cell compartment
Robert Hesse Pomerantz 2015 The Duality of ARF: Enhanced Tumor Suppression at the Expense of Cellular Plasticity and Regenerative Ability
Gorjan Hrustanovic Bivona 2015 The Molecular Pathogenesis of EML4-ALK Driven Lung Cancer and Strategies to Overcome Clinical Resistance to ALK Inhibitors
Candia Kenific Debnath 2015 Regulation of metastatic phenotypes by autophagy
Taylor LaFlam Anderson 2015 The cis-Regulation of Aire Expression
Florie Mar Stohr 2015 Autophagy-Independent Senescence and Genome Instability  Driven by Targeted Telomere Dysfunction
Annalise Petriello Mukherjee 2015 Molecular mechanisms of Legionella pneumophila pathogenesis
Cameron Pitt McCormick 2015 Targeting Ras in Cancer: Mutation-Specific Dependencies in Oncogenic Signaling
Irina Proekt DeFranco 2015 Organ-Specific Autoimmunity Resulting from Combined Defects in Two Tolerance Checkpoints
Renee Rivas Srivastava 2015 Genomic and Cellular Analysis of a GATA4 Mutation in Human iPS Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes
Laura Simpson Ansel 2015 MicroRNA regulation of Th2 cell function and asthma pathogenesis
Kasia Skrzypczynska Weiss, A. 2015 Reciprocal regulation of B cell antigen receptor signaling by CD148 and Csk
Gianne Souza Sil 2015  
Yunshuo (Caroline) Tang Alvarez-Buylla 2015 Role of MGE- and CGE-derived Interneuron Subtypes in Transplant-induced Cortical Plasticity
Elisabeth Unger Shah, Nirao 2015 The role of aromatase in sexually dimorphic behaviors
Ivan Vujkovic-Cvijin McCune 2015 Effects of the gut-resident bacterial microbiome on host immune function during HIV/SIV disease
Eric Wang Oakes 2015 The Role of Apoptosis in Differentiation and Disease
Jennifer Bando Locksley 2014 Identification and distribution of developing innate lymphoid cells in the fetal mouse intestine
Leonard Chavez Verdin 2014 Investigating the role of T cell activation on the establishment of HIV-1 latency in primary CD4+ T cells using a dual-reporter virus
Justin Chen Wiess, W. 2014 The Genetics of Splicing in Neuroblastoma
Alison Coady Sil 2014 MyD88-dependent signaling and the host response to the human fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum
Joshua Faguet Ashrafi 2014 Neuroendocrine circuits governing C. elegans decision-making
Nicole Galloway Greene 2014 Cell-to-cell transmission of HIV-1 is required to trigger pyroptotic death of CD4 T cells in lymphoid tissue
Yaohui Huang Balmain 2014 The Roles of the Lrig1- and Lgr6-Positive Stem Cells in the Skin and the Functions of the Molecular Markers That Define Them
Brett Johnson Costello 2014 Genetic divergence and therapy-driven evolution between initial and recurrent glioma
Imran Khan Anderson 2014 Therapeutic Manipulation of Central T cell Tolerance
Fong Ming Koh Ramalho-Santos 2014 Chd1 is essential for the emergence of definitive hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
Elisabeth Krow-Lucal McCune 2014 Distinct functional programming in human fetal and adult monocytes
Jasmine Lau Weiss, W 2014 Radiation induces a STAT3-dependent proneural-to-mesenchymal transition
Linda Lee DeFranco 2014 Mechanisms by which two different Toll-like receptor ligands induce divergent immune responses in the lungs
Robyn Mills Hermiston 2014 Cellular and molecular contributions of tlr9 to autoreactive b cells in a murine model of systemic lupus erythematosus
Alexander Mohapatra Locksley 2014 IL-33 and TSLP in chitin-induced lung inflammation
Lyndsay Murrow Debnath 2014 Atg12-Atg3 interacts with Alix to promote basal autophagic flux and late endosome function
Nir Oksenberg Ahituv 2014 The Function and Regulation of AUTS2
Erin Oswald Krummel 2014  
Alexander Ramos Lim 2014 The role of long noncoding RNAs in neurogenesis
Gabriel Reyes Shah 2014 Genetic Determinants of Disease Persistence and Overt Off-Target Resistance to TKI Therapy in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Carlos Rojo Seielstad 2014 Elucidating the Genetics of Vaccine-Induced Febrile Seizure Through a GWAS and Exome Sequencing
Debbie Ruelas Green 2014 The role of MicroRNAs in HIV-1 latency
Pankaj Sahai Nystul 2014 The follicle stem cells require a dynamic population of stromal cells in the Drosophila ovary
Megan Salt McCormick 2014 Epithelial to mesenchymal transition rewires the mechanisms of proliferation and survival
Leslie Tong Huang, Y 2014 Roles of Apolipoprotein E and GABAergic Interneurons in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease
Morgan Truitt Ruggero 2014 New Paradigms for eIF4E in Translating the Genome of Normal and Cancer Cells
Marta Wegorzewska MacKenzie 2014 Maternal Immune Recognition of the Semi-Allogeneic Fetus During Fetal Intervention in Mice
Kurt Weiberth Finkbeiner 2014  
Jennifer Bando Locksley 2014 Identification and distribution of developing innate lymphoid cells in the fetal mouse intestine
Hengameh Zahed Kargaran Finkbeiner 2014 A role for cytoskeletal proteins as modifiers of mutant Huntingtin toxicity
Emily Bradford Bakardjiev 2013  
Michael Sachs Ramalho-Santos 2013 Epigenetic Regulation of Transcription and Cellular Potency during Mammalian Development
Any Heidersbach Srivastava 2013 The Role of microRNA-1 in the Mammalian Heart
Julie VanderMeer Ahituv 2013 Cis-regulatory elements in limb development and human congenital malformations
Francesca Gazzaniga Blackburn 2013 Non-canonical roles for telomerase in T cells and breast cancer cells
Sarah Gerhart L'Etoile 2013 Odorant adaptation in C. elegans
Adrian Barker Coughlin 2013 Protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR2) in epithelial biology
Alexandra Greer Shin 2013 Human dendritic cells accumulate in lung disease and contribute to serum IgE clearance via FcERI
Todd Metzger Anderson 2013 Control of Central and Peripheral Tolerance by Aire
Mantissa Johnston Lim 2013 A Role for Ezh2 in Regulating Adult Neural Stem Cell Quiescence by Targeting the Ink 4a Locus
Weijuan Li Febbo 2013  
Ashley Mahne Tang 2013 Dissecting immune regulation and dysregulation in autoimmune diabetes from the vantage point of the target tissue
Ying Xim Tan Weiss, A 2013 The role of Csk in the dynamic negative regulation of T cell receptor signaling
Kathryn Blaschke Ramalho-Santos 2013 Vitamin C induces Tet-dependent DNA demethylation and a blastocyst-like state in embryonic stem cells
Kegan Donlan Shannon 2013 Response and Resistance to Targeted Inhibitors in T-Lineage Leukemias
David Staudt (MSTP) Stainier 2013 Live Imaging of Myocardial Development in the Zebrafish
Albert Lee (MSTP) Ma 2013 Otubain 1 in T cell homeostasis and programmed cell death
Arif Hussain Saleem (MSTP) Coughlin 2013 The Role of Zebrafish Adhesion GPCR Eltd1 in Left-Right Asymmetry and Cardiovascular Development
Matthew Wheeler DeFranco 2013 Fine-tuning B cell antigen receptor signaling by reactive oxygen species and diacylglycerol metabolism
Timothy Schmidt (MSTP) Cyster 2013 CXCR4 Promotes B Cell Egress from Peyer's Patches
Brian Webster Greene 2013 Elucidating the Nature of Viral Competition in Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Michael Patnode Rosen 2013 Carbohydrate Binding Receptors in Leukocyte Migration and Activation
Ian Kratter (MSTP) Finkbeiner 2013 Serine 421 is a Crucial Mediator of Pathology in a Mouse Model of Huntington's Disease
Noelle Huskey Mullin Goga 2013 Targeting Cyclin Dependent Kinases in Embryonic Stem Cells and Cancer
Alex Greninger (MSTP) DeRisi 2013 Genomics and Proteomics of Picornaviruses
Jonathan Russell (MSTP) Ptacek 2013 Familial Cortical Myoclonus Caused by Mutation in NOL3
Lionel Lim Goga 2013 Understanding the Potential of MicroRNAs as Novel Therapeutic Targets in Cancer
Chris Nelson DeRisi 2012 Regulation of transcription in pathogens, yeast and people
Lauren Herl Martens Farese 2012 The Role of Progranulin in CNS Injury and Disease
Yelena Bronevetsky Ansel 2012 Investigation into the mechanisms underlying activation-induced microRNA and Argonautc downrcgulation in helper T cells
Jon Clingan Matloubian 2012 The Role of Innate Immune Recognition in Chronic Viral Infection
Annie Arguello Cheyette 2012 Dactl cooperates with Dishevelled-1 and Disrupted in Schizophrenia-1 during postsynaptic development in mouse forebrain GABAergic interneurons
Michelle Toft Graham Lowell 2012 Constitutive Syk Activity Deregulates Cell Signaling and Hematopoiesis
Melissa Ehlers Stewart Black 2012 NFATc1 controls skeletal muscle fiber type and is a negative regulator of MyoD transcriptional activity
Angela Sia Muchowski 2012 Mechanisms of Amyloid-beta Toxicity in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Sarah Gierke Wittmann 2012 Function and dynamics of microtubules and plus-end-tracking proteins during 3d epithelial remodeling
Mark White Srivastava 2012 The Role of NOTCH1 Signaling in Aortic Valve Calcification
Robert Judson Blelloch 2012 MicroRNAs Promote Induced Pluripotency Through the Regulation of Cooperative Gene Networks
Marlea Gemmel Chiu 2012 Enhancing diagnosis and detection of pathogens in encephalitis and meningitis
Jane Yu Schneider 2012 On Generation of Variation in Craniofacial Development and Evolution
Elizabeth Gray Cyster 2012 Development and function of IL-17-committed gdT cells
Renee VanderLaan Greer Hebrok 2012 Regulation of the development of pancreatic diseases by cell intrinsic and stromal influences
Kyriacos Koupparis McKerrow 2012 Investigating the function of CLK1 kinase in Trypanosoma brucei and identifying other essential kinases
Sachi Jain Yim Huang, Y 2012 Investigating the Effects of ADP-Ribosylation Factor (ARF) 4 on Pattern Separation and Dendritic Spine Development in Mice
Josie Clowney Lomvardas 2012 Genomic and nuclear organization of olfactory receptors
Jonathan Chou (MSTP) Werb 2012 Insights into breast cancer metastasis: understanding the roles of transcription factors, microRNAs and the tumor microenvironment
Renatta Knox (MSTP) Ferriero 2012 Fyn in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury
Raymond Ng Willenbring 2012 A microRNA-21 surge facilitates rapid cyclin D1 translation and cell cycle progression in mouse liver regeneration
Karen Ring Huang, Y 2012 Direct Reprogramming of Mouse and Human Fibroblasts into Multipotent Neural Stem Cells with a Single Factor
Jeff Alexander Bruneau 2012 Stage-specific Chromatin Modification and Regulation in Cardiomyocyte Differentiation
Emily Harrington (MSTP) Rowitch 2012 Manipulating developmental mechanisms to promote remyelination
Feng-Yen Li (MSTP) Lenardo 2012 XMEN disease reveals novel regulatory roles for magnesium in the immune system
Danielle Shin (MSTP) Braun 2012 Biochemical Dissection of SHP-2 and C-CBL in Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
Amy Moon Wynshaw-Boris 2012 Molecular Genetics of Lissencephaly and Functions of LIS1 in Cell Division
Molly Thomas (MSTP) Ansel 2012 Eri1 Regulation of Lymphocyte MicroRNA Homeostasis and Effector Functions
David Steiner (MSTP) Ansel 2012 MicroRNA Regulation of Helper T Cell Cytokine Production and Differentiation
Ben Freeze (MSTP) Kreitzer 2012 Optogenetic Dissection of Pathway-Specific Processing in the Basal Ganglia
Emily Elliott Lowell 2012 Neutrophils as the Key Mediators of Antibody-induced Arthritis and Edema: The Central Role of Syk
Nicole Santos Reiter 2012 Primary cilia mediate vertebrate Hedgehog signaling through the regulation of Smoothened and Gli2
Emily Thornton Krummel 2012 Lung Surveillance Revealed by Two-Photon Live Imaging
Orlando Zepeda Greene 2012