Name

Year

Dissertation Title

Mentor

Jospeh "Gavin" Daigle, Ph.D. 2015
"Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms of FUS Toxicity and Stress Granule Dynamics in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"
Udai Pandey, Ph.D.

John "Jack" DePaolo, Ph.D.

2015 "ARD1-Mediated AR Acetylation in Prostate Tumorigenesis" Wanguo Liu, Ph.D.

Elaine Maggi, Ph.D.

2015 "Role of Aberrant RBP2 Expression in Neuroendocrine Tumors" Judy Crabtree, Ph.D.

Jyothi Vijayaraghavan, Ph.D.

2015 "MicroRNA-Mediated Regulation of Adaptive Beta Cell Mass Expansion" Judy Crabtree, Ph.D.

Michael Ripple, Ph.D.

2014 "Modulation of Wnt Pathway Target Gene Expression by JC Virus T-Antigen in Colon Cancer" Luis Del Valle, M.D.

Jacob Loupe, Ph.D.

2014 "The Contribution of PAX3-FOXO1 to the Progression of Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma" Andrew Hollenbach, Ph.D.

Anasheh Halabi, Ph.D.

2013

"Targeting DNA Mismatch Repair in Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion"
Edward Grabczyk, Ph.D.

Aditi Iyengar, Ph.D.

2013

"Potential Role of PAX3 Phosphorylation in Melanoma Progression"
Andrew Hollenbach, Ph.D.

David Ricks, Ph.D.

2013

"The Role of Antibodies Targeting Fungal Carbohydrates In Host Defense Against Pneumocystis"
Jay Kolls, M.D.
Nikki Nguyen, Ph.D. 2012

"Vitamin D Regulation of Immune Responses to Aspergillus Fumigatus"

Jay Kolls, M.D.

Sun Mi Choi, Ph.D.

2012

“STAT3, Reg3g, and acute alcohol in pulmonary host defense against MRSA USA300”

Jay Kolls, M.D.

Alain D’Souza, Ph.D.

2012

“Acute Ethanol Suppresses Murine Macrophage Proteasome Function Leading to Altered Macrophage Cellular Functions”

Judd Shellito, M.D.

Elisa Ledet, Ph.D.

 

2011

“Determination Of Genetic Susceptibility in Hereditary Prostate Cancer Families”

 

Diptasri Mandal, Ph.D.

Sammeta "Vamsee" Raju, Ph.D.

2011

“Alcohol Effects on Airway Epithelia”

Guoshun Wang, Ph.D.

Ayan Banerjee, Ph.D.

 

2010

“Cellular Models Evaluating The Pathogenesis of Friedreich’s Ataxia”

 

Edward Grabczyk, Ph.D.

Ryan Bonvillain, Ph.D.

2010

“The Role of CFTR in Phagocytic Host Defense”

Guoshun Wang, Ph.D.

Kevin Dietz, Ph.D.

2010

“Characterization of the Phosphorylation of the Myogenic Transcription Factor PAX3 and the Oncogenic Fusion Protein PAX3-FOX01”

Andrew Hollenbach, Ph.D.

Scott Ditch, Ph.D.

2010

“GAA-TTC Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion In Human Cells”

Edward Grabczyk, Ph.D.

Heena Mehta, Ph.D.

2010

“Mycobacterial Heat Shock Protein Alpha Crystalin As A Target For Improved Vaccination Strategies Against Tuberculosis”

Alistair Ramsay, Ph.D.

Alpa Sidhu, Ph.D.

2009

“Identification And Characterization Of Direct Transcriptional Targets Of FOX01A”

Andrew Hollenbach, Ph.D.

Kong Chen, Ph.D.

2008

“The Role of Interleukin-7 Receptor on T Cell Survival And Proliferation During Early Activation”

Yan Cui, Ph.D.

San San Ng, Ph.D.

2008

“Genetic Studies Of Cobalamin C Disease”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Paulo Rodriguez, Ph.D.

2008

“L-Arginine Metabolism By Arginase I In Myeloid Cells, A Novel Mechanism of Tumor Escape”

Augusto Ochoa, M.D.

Srirangan Sampath, Ph.D.

2008

“Localization Of The Genetic Defect Underlying A Novel Autosomal Dominant Disorder”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Anand Viswanathan, Ph.D.

2008

“Engineering Mesenchymal Stem Cells With The N-Formyl Peptide Receptor To Enhance Lung Engraftment”

Guoshun Wang, Ph.D.

Jovanny Zabeleta, Ph.D.

2008

“Helicobacter Pylori Arginase And Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms In Cytokine Genes As Possible Modulators Of Gastric Pre-Cancerous Lesions.

Augusto Ochoa, M.D.

Jennifer Lentz, Ph.D.

2007

“Animal Models Of Usher Syndrome type IC”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Xi “Jesse” Tang, Ph.D.

2007

“Role Of ATM In Genomic Instability”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Miriam Mancuso, Ph.D.

2006

“Interruptions In The GAA*TTC Repeat of Friedreich Ataxia Alleviate DNA Triplex Formation

Edward Grabczyk, Ph.D.

Aimee Talarski, M.S.

2006

“Use of Cytogenetics And Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (Fish) In The Diagnosis Of Patients With Multiple Congential Anomalies (MCA) And Neurological Abnormalities”

Fern Tsien, Ph.D.

Tara Turley- Stoulig, Ph.D.

2005

“Use of Covariates In The Linkage Analysis of Complex Qualitative Traits”

Diptasri Mandal, Ph.D.

Jennifer Abadie, M.S.

2004

“GJB2 Associated Deafness”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Gauri Dalvi, Ph.D.

2004

“Genetics Of Movement Disorders In Southwest Louisiana”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Deiadra Garrett, M.D., Ph.D.

2004

“In Utero Gene Therapy With Adeno-Associated Virus”

Craig Cohen, Ph.D.

Deidra Arnaud Winnier, Ph.D.

2004

“Deafness (dn) Mouse: Transmembrane Cochlear Expressed Gene 1 (Tmc1) And Refining The Genetic Map”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Chad Donaldson, M.S.

2002

“Characterization And Disease Association Of An ALU Retroposon In The Progesterone Receptor Gene”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Derek Ragusa, Ph.D.

2002

“Cellular Phenotype And Frataxin Expression In Friedreich Ataxia Fibroblasts”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Nathan Maarkward, Ph.D.

2001

“A Framework For The Objective Measurement Of Genomic Information”

Mary Pelias, Ph.D.

Stacy Drury, M.D., Ph.D.

2000

“Identification Of Genes in the Deafness (dn) Interval”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Cristina Justice, Ph.D.

1998

“Analysis Of The GAA Trinucleotide Repeat In The Friedreich Ataxia Gene”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Bronwyn Westling, M.S.

1997

“A Cluster Of Markers On Chromosome 1 Shows Evidence For Linkage To Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy With Absence In A Large Mexican Family”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Smita Premkumar, Ph.D.

1996

“Effects of Sex And Strain On The Genetic Linkage Maps”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Janice Priest, Ph.D.

1996

“Gene Localization of An X-Linked Neuropathy And Mutational Analysis Of The FGFR2 Gene in Craniosynostoses”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Kavita Purohit, Ph.D.

1996

“Molecular Genetic Studies of Friedreich
Ataxia”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Diptasri Mandal, Ph.D.

1996

“A comparison of the power of model dependent and model independent linkage analysis using computer simulation”

Joan Bailey-Wilson, Ph.D.

Kathryn Hanson, M.S.

1995

“Variability Of Blood Pressure In Response To Stress: Is There A Genetic Component?”

Alexander Wilson, Ph.D.

Pornport Limprasert, Ph.D.

1995

 

“Genomic Imprinting In Human Genetic Diseases”

 

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Laura Miller, M.S.

1995

“Legal and Ethical Challenges Of Genetic Testing And Screening”

Mary Pelias, Ph.D.

Sharon Krieger, M.S.

1987

“Molecular Mechanisms Of Mouse Mammary Oncogenesis”

J. Craig Cohen, Ph.D.

Rana Shaftiq-Hoda, M.S.

1987

“Pre-Natal Detection Of Fetal Abnormalities Using Alpha-Fetoprotein”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.

Mei Lu, M.S.

1987

“Linkage Analysis Of Coagulation Factor 13B, Kell And Glutamic-Pyruvate Transaminase To Some Other Genetic Markers”

Bronya Keats, Ph.D.