Alumni

Alumni of the Genetics & Genome Sciences Program 

Scott Funkhouser

Dissertation: Deciphering the Genetics Basis for Complex Trait Variation: Utilizing Alternative Genome-Wide Association Metrics and Molecular Phenotypes (Abstract)
Advisor: Cathy Ernst 
Graduated: Summer 2019

Jeff Schachterle

Dissertation: Roles of Hfq-Dependent sRNAs in E. amylovora Regulation of Virulence (Abstract)
Advisor: George Sundin
Graduated: Summer 2019

Mitch Roth

Dissertation: Investigating Management and Genetics of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome Pathogens Fusarium Virguliforme and F. Brasiliense (Abstract
Advisor: Martin Chilvers
Graduated: Spring 2019

Alyssa Fedorko

Dissertation: Identification of Survival Marker CXXC5 and Metastatic Modeling of Endometrial Cancer (Abstract)
Advisor: John Risinger
Graduated: Spring 2019

Alec Steep

Dissertation: The Genetic Landscape of Marek's Disease Lymphoma (Abstract)
Advisor: Hans Cheng
Graduated: Spring 2019

Roshan Angoshtari

Dissertation: Bacterial community assembly and stability on the surface of the Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) eggs (Abstract)
Advisor: Terrence Marsh
Graduated: Spring 2019

Derek Fedeson

Dissertation: Toward the Development of Synthetic Microbial Consortia Utilizing Engineered Cyanobacteria and Heterotroph Interactions (Abstract)
Advisor: Daniel Ducat
Graduated: Fall 2018

Ashley Serverance

Dissertation: Genetic and Molecular Control of Oocyte Function (Abstract)
Advisor: Keith Latham
Graduated: Summer 2018

Amanda Charbonneau

Dissertation: Weed Evolution: Genetic Differentiation Among Wild, Weedy, and Crop Radish (Abstract)
Advisor: Jeff Conner and Ian Dworkin
Graduated: Spring 2018

Nicholas Panchy

Dissertation: Investigating Complexity in Transcriptome Expression, Regulation, and Evolution Using Mathematical Modeling (Abstract)
Advisor: Shinhan Shiu
Graduated: Fall 2017

Michael McAndrew

Dissertation: Chromatin and Transcriptional Regulation in Mouse Macrophages (Abstract)
Advisor: Monique Floer
Graduated: Fall 2017

Paula Gajewski

Dissertation: Cocaine-mediated Induction and Gene Targets of Hippocampal FosB (Abstract)
Advisor: Alfred Robison
Graduated: Fall 2017

Anne Sonnenschein

Dissertation: Machine Learning for the Study of Gene Regulation and Complex Traits (Abstract)
Advisor: David Arnosti and Ian Dworkin
Graduated: Summer 2017

Ethan Dawson-Baglien

Dissertation: Identifying a Causal Gene for Ocular Melanosis in Carin Terriers (Abstract)
Advisor: Simon Peterson-Jones
Graduated: Summer 2017

Jinpeng Li

Dissertation: ARYL Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-P-dioxin Impairs Human B Lymphopoiesis (Abstract)
Advisor: Norbert Kaminski
Graduated: Spring 2017

Nermin Kady

Dissertation: The Role of Sphingolipids in Retinal Vascular Integrity (Abstract)
Advisor: Julia Busik
Graduated: Spring 2017

Nikolas McPherson

Dissertation: Novel Insights Into Sugar and Succinate Metabolism of Actinobacillus succinogenes from Strains Evolved for Improved Growth on Lignocellulose Hydrolysate Sugars (Abstract)
Advisor: Claire Vieille
Graduated: Spring 2017

Mohita Tagore

Dissertation: Dual Role of PU.1 in Enhancer Priming in Macrophages (Abstract)
Advisor: Monique Floer
Graduated: Spring 2017

Sahra Uygen

Dissertation: Using Transcriptome and Data Science Methods to Uncover Gene Regulatory and Functional Information (Abstract)
Advisor: Shin-Han Shiu
Graduated: Spring 2017

Nanda Sasi

Dissertation: The Role of DBF4-Dependent Kinase (DDK) in Maintaining Genome Stability (Abstract)
Advisor: Michael Weinreich
Graduated: Spring 2017