2002 Graduates

Rosalyn Cabrera, Universidad de Puerto Rico, BS, Biology
Research Mentor: Robert Parmer, MD, Assoc. Professor I.R., Medicine
Project: Is there a relationship between PAI-1 Over Expression and Hypersecretion of the Cell?
Current Position: Universidad de Puerto Rico, Medical School, entered Fall 03; entered PhD program in Fall 05 (as part of a MD/PhD) at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Abstract  - [1024 kb]
Publications: none

Randon Hall, Rutgers University, BS, Exercise Science
Research Mentor: Joseph Witztum, MD, Professor Medicine
Project: The New Face of Atherosclerosis
Current Position: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, entered Fall 04
Abstract  - [2126 kb]
Publications: none

Jesus Jimenez, University of California, San Diego, BS, Bioengineering
Research Mentor: Kirk Hammond, MD Assoc. Professor I.R., Medicine
Project: Quantification of Gene Transfer in Rat Hearts
Current Position: MSTP trainee at Albert Einstein, entered Fall 05
Abstract  - [133 kb]
Publications: Roth DM, Lai NC, Gao MH, Drumm JD, Jimenez J, Feramisco JR, Hammond HK. Indirect Intracoronary Delivery of Adenovirus Encoding Adenylyl Cyclase Increases Left Ventricular Contractile Function in Mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2004 Jul;287(1):H172-7. Takahashi T, Lai NC, Roth DM, Rebolledo B, Saito M, Jiminez J, Hammond HK. Increased Cardiac Adenylyl Cyclase Expression is Associated with Increased Survival after Myocardial Infarction. Circulation (Submitted) 2005
Abstracts: Roth DM, Lai NC, Drumm J, Jimenez J, Spellman M, Hammond HK. (2003) Indirect Intracoronary Viral Gene Delivery to the Mouse Heart. FASEB 17(4)
A833. Jimenez J, Lai NC, Drumm JD, Burhan J, Roth DM, Hammond HK (2004) Increased Left Ventricular Function after Intracoronary Gene Delivery of an Adenovirus Encoding Adenylyl Cyclase VI in Mice. FASEB 18(5) A1221.
Jimenez J, Hammond HK, Miyanohara A, Takahashi T, Roth DM, Lai NC (2005) Ion Exchange Chromatography Purification of Adeno-Associated Virus Type 5. FASEB 19(5):A1540.

Sameelah Reed, Clark Atlanta University, BS Biology
Research Mentor: Kirk Knowlton, MD, Assist. Professor, Medicine
Project: Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Viral Heart Disease
Current Position: Azusa Pacific University, Master in Education and a Single-Subject Science Credential; plans to apply to MSTP
Abstract  - [36 kb]
Publications: none

Jennifer Thompson, University of Arizona, BS, Mol. And Cell. Biology
Research Mentor: Kenneth Chien, MD/PhD, Professor, Medicine
Project: Expression Analysis of Potassium Channel Regulation and Generation of the Knowck-0ut Construct Ional KO, KCR-1 Expression would be Restricted to only Certain Areas of the Conduction Wystem. This will provide the data needed to see if requirement for KCR-1 comes from cells found in the brain and heart.
Current Position: UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD
Abstract  - [32 kb]
Publications: none

Jermeliah Todd, Spellman College, BS, Biology
Research Mentor: Sylvia Evans, PhD, Assoc. Adj. Professor, Medicine
Current Position: Trainee at Meharry Medical College, entered Fall 03; National Healthcare Scholars Foundation Awardee
Publications: none