Previous Fellowship Awardees

Year   Award Recipient Faculty Advisor Description
2018 Katelyn Carothers Shaun Lee

Role for a secreted Streptococcal protease in host cell and polymicrobial interactions

2018 Rachel Oidtman Alex Perkins Inferring and forecasting pathogen transmission dynamics by confronting models with epidemiological time series
2018 Kevin Sanchez Patricia Champion The Mechanisms of ESX-1 Feedback Regulation in Mycobacterium marinum
2018 Morgan Smith Edwin Michael Data-driven computational modeling of macroparasitic disease transmission and elimination
2017 David Dik Shahriar Mobashery Cross-Talk Between Cell-Wall Recycling and Antibiotic Resistance in Pathogenic Bacteria
2017 Rose Donohue Edwin Michael

Understanding Neglected Tropical Disease Control from a Socio-ecological Perspective

2017 Catherine Flanley Mary Ann McDowell Genetic differentiation and immunogenicity of nine salivary proteins from four geographically distant populations of Phlebotomus papatasi, a known Leishmania vector
2016 Mark Fraser Robert Stahelin Effectiveness of sub-therapeutic staurosporine on inhibition of budding and replication of lipid-enveloped viruses
2016 Micah Ferrell Patricia Champion Mapping of acetylated proteins in M.marinum and M.tuberculosis to NATS in the genome
2016 Todd Marek Vania Smith-Oka Relationship between linguistic practices and the emergence of differing forms of Traditional Tibetan medicine
2015 Katrina Button-Simons Michael Ferdig Develop tool that prioritizes anti-malarial candidate drugs for advancement through pre-clinical and clinical trials
2015 Olivia Choudhury Scott Emrich

Develop framework for analyzing data-intensive biological applications with high performance computing and develop novel approach for increasing accuracy of Single Molecule Sequencing

2015 Sage Davis Michael Ferdig Build and analyze gene co-expression networks to determine genes of importance for ART-R
2015 Trevor Kane Shaun Lee Genetic studies to delinate the role of the SLS-like genes in S.aureus and Biochemical studies aimed at deducing the structural characteristics of the SLS-like toxin produced by S.aureus
2015 Enrico Speri Shahriar Mobashery Role of S.aureus protein kinase in phosphorylation of BlaR1
2014 Michelle Ngai Mary Ann McDowell Characterization of family of serotonin receptors for Aedes aegpyti and Anopheles gambiae, Identification of influence of insecticide impregnated barriers on malaria incidence - ND PhD 2017
2014 Brianna R. Mullins (Norris) Miguel Morales Elucidating Mechanisms of Leishmania Signaling Pathways and Parasite Stress Response  - ND PhD 2017
2014 Matthew Leming Joseph O’Tousa Understand the visual processes of the Ae. aegypti mosquito to allow for novel development and refinement of mosquito control strategies - ND PhD 2015
2014 Mark Majewski Marvin Miller Syntheses and Evaluation of Hydroxamates, Monobactams, and Cephalosporins as Anti-Tuberculosis and Anti-Microbial Agents - ND PhD 2016
2014 Huan Wang Mayland ChangShahriar Mobashery

Synthesis and evaluation of a novel class of 1,2,4-triazolo [1,5-a] pyrimidines antibacterial agents, Synthesis and evaluation of a novel class of NagZ inhibitors

2013 Callan Driscoll Joshua Shrout Effects of calcium on the surface motility of pathogenic bacteria. Focus on most common bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, causes chronic pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis - ND PhD 2015
2013 Victoria Smith Jeffery Schorey Identify the mechanism by which Mycobacteria tuberculosis components are trafficked to exosomes and what role exosomes play during course of in vivo infection - ND PhD 2016
2013 Quirine ten Bosch Alex Perkins Occurrence of dengue epidemics as affected by complex interplay of environmental and climate on mosquitoes - ND PhD 2017
2012 Nicholas Geraci Mary Ann McDowell Role of miRs in immunopathology of leishmaniasis - ND PhD 2015
2012 Lindsey Turnbull Michael Ferdig Plasticity of transcriptional response and implications for malaria parasite adaptation - ND PhD 2016
2012 Abigail Weaver Marya Lieberman

Developing paper analytical devices for the detection of counterfeit drugs - ND PhD 2015

2012 Emily Williams Patricia Champion

Molecular mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence

2011 Emmanuel AduGyamfi Rob Stahelin

Molecular architecture of Ebola virus assembly and budding from the plasma membrane - ND PhD 2013

2011 Tony Clemons David SeversonMolly Duman Scheel Aedes aegypti vector competence to dengue - ND PhD 2014
2011 Ling Sun Philippe Sucosky Role of hemodynamic sheer stress in calcific aortic valve disease - ND PhD 2014
2011 Ellen Flannery Molly Duman Scheel Role of Sema signaling in the developing CNS and olfactory system of Aedes aegypti - ND PhD 2013
2009 Geoffrey Siwo Michael Ferdig

Integrative systems biology of malaria parasites - ND PhD 2014

2009 Upeka Samarkoon Michael Ferdig Structural Genome validation in malaria parasites - ND PhD 2012
2009 Davis A. Darcy Nitesh Chawla

Network-centric data mining for medical applications – ND PhD 2012

2009 Andrew K. Rider Scott Emrich Data and network science for noisy heterogeneous systems - ND PhD 2013