Current Students

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Arij Beshish

Research topic: The long-term effect on the right heart and pulmonary vasculature in adults who were born preterm
Advisor: Marlowe Eldridge
(608) 237-2897 – Email

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Katrina Carter

Research topic: Cerebral blood flow regulation in insulin resistance
Advisor: William Schrage, PhD
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Che-Wei Chang

Research topic: TBA
Advisor: Meyer Jackson
(608) 262-9112 – Email

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Ting-Yu Chang

Research topic: Investigating the neural basis of 3D visual perception and multisensory integration
Advisor: Ari Rosenberg
(608) 263-8256 – Email

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Aurélia Faure

Research topic: Understanding the contributions of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) to the maintenance of primary effusion lymphomas.
Advisor: William Sugden
608-262-6697 – Email

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Juliana Giacomini

Research topic: Probing opioid-mediated inhibitory control and frontal circuitry in physiological and pathological feeding
Advisor:  Brian Baldo
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Adam Goldring

Research topic: Calcium Homeostasis and the Molecular Basis of Mechanotransduction in Mammalian Cochlear Hair Cells
Advisor: Robert Fettiplace
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Chen Ji

Research topic: Phosphatidylinositol regulated vesicle trafficking
Advisor: Xuelin Lou
(608) 261-1540 – Email

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Sumit Kar

Research topic: How phosphorylation of cardiac protein myosin binding protein c regulates contraction of the heart
Advisor: Rick Moss & J Carter Ralphe
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Anna Kowalkowski

Research topic: Examining the role of the extracellular matrix during intestinal organogenesis.
Advisor: Peter Nichol
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Morgan Kuntz

Research topic: TBD – New Graduate Student Fall 2016
Advisor: TBD – Rotating Labs Fall 2016

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Lin Lin

Research topic: Investigating Nos-1 Expressing Circuitry in Cochlear Nuclei
Advisor: Donata Oertel
(608)263-4271 – Email

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Yihe Ma

Research topic: Using optical voltage sensors to study hippocampal circuitry
Advisor: Meyer Jackson
608-262-9112 – Email

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Caitlin Murphy

Research topic: Investigating the effects of anesthetics on cortical activity in sensory cortex
Advisor: Matthew Banks
(608) 263-6662 – Email

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Thejaswi Nagaraju

Research topic: Cellular function and regulation of EBNA-1
Advisor: William Sugden
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Tiaira Porter

Research topic: TBD – New Graduate Student Fall 2016
Advisor: TBD – Rotating Labs Fall 2016
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Katherine Scheuer

Research topic: TBD – New Graduate Student Fall 2016
Advisor: TBD – Rotating Labs Fall 2016
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Joseph Sepe

Research topic: Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Physiology; cellular and molecular regulation of contraction
Advisor: Gary Diffee
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Dan Smelter

Research topic: Understanding mechanisms of cardiovascular disease using 3D-tissue models.
Advisor: Carter Ralphe
(608) 262-1603 –  Email

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Laura Tetri

Research topic: Effects of postnatal hyperoxia-induced lung injury on rats’ muscle metabolism as they age into adulthood
Advisor: Marlow Eldridge
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Vicki (Tzu-Wei) Tsao

Research topic: Monitoring Motions in GABA-A Receptor Transmembrane Cavities
Advisor: Cindy Czajkowski
(530) 219-6142 – Email

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Jun Wan

Research topic: Role of mitotic checkpoint component Mad1 in tumor progression
Advisor: Beth Weaver
(608) 263-5249 – Email

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Steven Wiesner

Research topic: Neural mechanisms underlying motion perception 
Advisor: Xin Huang
608-262-9897 – Email

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Brandon Wright

Research topic: Plasticity of Intrinsic Hilar Circuitry and Implications for Information Storage and Epilepsy
Advisor: Meyer Jackson
(608) 262-9112 – Email

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Jianbo Xiao

Research topic: Neural Representation of Transparent Motion in Visual Cortical area MT
Advisor: Xin Huang
(608) 262-9897 – Email

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Yaxian Zhao

Research topic: Regulatory roles of cytoplasmic domains of voltage-gated potassium channels
Advisor: Gail Robertson
(608) 265-3396 – Email