CMB PhD Program Students

Sixth Year Students

Michelle Lin
Yu-Huey (Michelle) Lin

MS Biological Sciences
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

McCarrey Lab
Analysis of Differential Epigenetic Reprogramming Potential among Pluripotent, Germ, and Somatic Cell Types

Lorena Roa de la Cruz
Lorena Roa de la Cruz

MS Advanced Genetics
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Hermann Lab
Do Spermatogonial Stem Cells Arise from a Subpopulation of Male Germ Cells during Mouse Testis Development?

Fifth Year Students

Eric Cheng
Ching Hsun (Eric) Cheng

MS Biotechnology
National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

Gaufo Lab
Identifying Reprogramming Barriers to Totipotency

Mylea Echazarreta
Mylea Echazarreta

BS Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Klose Lab
Effect of Candida albicans on the Type VI Secretion System and Horizontal Gene Transfer of Vibrio cholerae

Jake Lehle
Jake Lehle

BS Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

McCarrey Lab
Epigenetic Reprogramming in a Dish - An In Vitro Model of Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Jacquelyn Messenger
Jacquelyn Messenger

MS Health Sciences-Immunohematology
George Washington University

Cap Lab
Evaluating the Efficacy of CLEC-2 and GPVI Receptrors in Stored Platelets as Indicators Platelet Viability for Vascular Maintenance

Anukriti Singh
Anukriti Singh

MS Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Hermann Lab
Leveraging Conserved Mammalian Testicular Transcriptomes to Define Immature Human Germline Stem Cells and their Niche to Address Fertility

Jacqueline Williams
Jacqueline Williams

MS Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Heidner Lab
Hijacking of the Plant Transcription Factor Tcp24 by Geminiviruses for the Regulation of Late Gene Expression

Fourth Year Students

Kaira Church
Kaira Church

BS Biochemistry & Genetics
Texas A&M University

Cardona Lab
Role of Fractalkine and CX3CR1 Polymorphic Variants in Microglia Function in Diabetic Retinopathy

Alexis Garcia
Alexis Garcia

BS Biology
Texas A&M University

Soo Chan Lee Lab
Elucidation of Echinocandin Drug Resistance Mechanisms in Mucorales Fungi

Shannon Landon
Shannon Landon

BS Biology
University of the Incarnate Word

Macpherson Lab
Mapping the Connectivity of Peripheral Taste Circuits

Cameron Lloyd
Cameron Lloyd

BS Molecular Biology
University of California-Santa Cruz

Klose Lab
Assessing the Relationship Between Virulence Factor Expression and Motiliy in Vibrio cholerae

Taylor MacMackin
Taylor MacMackin

BS Biology
Middle Georgia College

Seshu Lab
Role of Plasmid Encoded Genes in the Pathophysiology of Lyme Disease

James McLellan
James McLellan

BS Microbiology
Texas State University

Hanson Lab
Harnessing the Nascent Proteome in Plasmodium for Drug Discovery

Courtney McMahon
Courtney McMahon

BS Biology
Marist College

Hsieh Lab
Modeling Prenatal SARS-CoV-2 Exposure Using Human Cortical Organoids

Third Year Students

Shawkat Alam
Shawkat Alam

MS Microbiology
Bangladesh University

Zhang Lab
Elucidating Mechanisms of the Vaccine-Induced Protective Immune Response against Coxiella burnetii Infection

Harry Ajetunmobi
Olabayo (Harry) Ajetunmobi

MSc Microbiology
Babcock University

Lopez-Ribot Lab
High Throughput Screening of "Medicines for Malaria Venture Chemical Libraries" to Identify Novel Inhibitors of Candida auris

Colin Rorex
Colin Rorex

MS Biology
Stephen F. Austin State University

Cardona Lab
Investigating the Contribution of Astrocytes in Retinopathy

Christian Ray Serrano
Christian Ray Serrano

MS Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Carless Lab
Role of DNA Methylation in Regulating Energy Homeostasis in a Hispanic Childhood Obesity Cohort

Olivia Shi
Weirui (Olivia) Shi

BS Cell & Molecular
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Renthal Lab
TULIPs in the Black-Legged Tick Ixodes scapularis

Second Year Students

Amanda Brenner
Amanda Brenner

BS Micro/Molecular Biology
Portland State University

Raghavan Lab

Laura Chavez
Laura Chavez

MS Biology
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

McCarrey Lab

Jessica O'Berry
Jessica O'Berry

BS Integrative Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Seshu Lab

Veena Prasad
Veena Prasad

BE Biotechnology Engineering
Visveswaraya Technological University

Gamblin Lab

First Year Students

Nathan Kilgore
Nathan Kilgore

BS Microbiology and Immunology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Adedayo Ogunware
Adedayo Ogunware

BS Biochemistry
Lagos State University

Ashley Otley
Ashley Otley

BS Biology
University of the Incarnate Word

Sarah Saeger
Sarah Saeger

BS Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith

MS Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

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