Fellowship Recipients (Present and Past) // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

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Fellowship Recipients (Present and Past)


David Dik, 2017-2018
Advisor: Shahriar Mobashery, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: Cross-Talk Between Cell-Wall Recycling and Antibiotic Resistance in Pathogenic Bacteria

Rose Donohue, 2017-2018
Advisor: Edwin Michael, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Understanding Neglected Tropical Disease Control from a Socio-ecological Perspective

Catherine Flanley, 2017-2018
Advisor: MaryAnn McDowell, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Genetic differentiation and immunogenicity of nine salivary proteins from four geographically distant populations of Phlebotomus papatasi, a known Leishmania vector

Mark Fraser, 2016-2018
Advisor: Robert Stahelin, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: Effectiveness of sub-therapeutic staurosporine on inhibition of budding and replication of lipid-enveloped viruses

Micah Ferrell, 2016-2018
Advisor: Patricia Champion, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Mapping of acetylated proteins in M.marinum and M.tuberculosis to NATS in the genome

Todd Marek, 2016-2018
Advisor: Vania Smith-Oka, Ford Family Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Title: Relationship between linguistic practices and the emergence of differing forms of Traditional Tibetan medicine

Katrina Button-Simons, 2015-2017
Advisor: Michael Ferdig, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Develop tool that prioritizes anti-malarial candidate drugs for advancement through pre-clinical and clinical trials.

Olivia Choudhury, 2015-2017
Advisor: Scott Emrich, Research Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Title: Develop framework for analyzing data-intensive biological applications with high performance computing and develop novel approach for increasing accuracy of Single Molecule Sequencing

Sage Davis, 2015-2017
Advisor: Michael Ferdig, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Build and analyze gene co-expression networks to determine genes of importance for ART-R

Trevor Kane, 2015-2017
Advisor: Shaun Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: 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

Enrico Speri, 2015-2017
Advisor: Shahriar Mobashery, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: Role of S.aureus protein kinase in phosphorylation of BlaR1

Michelle Ngai, 2014-2016
Advisor: Mary Ann McDowell, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: 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

Brianna Norris, 2014-2016
Advisor: Miguel Morales, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Role of Ser/Thr protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) in cell growth, virulence, complex formation and signaling pathways in L. major and L. donovani

Matthew Leming, 2014-2015
Advisor: Joseph O’Tousa, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Understand the visual processes of the Ae. Aegypti mosquito to allow for novel development and refinement of mosquito control strategies.- ND PhD 2015

Mark Majewski, 2014-2015
Advisor: Marvin Miller, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: Syntheses and Evaluation of Hydroxamates, Monobactams, and Cephalosporins as Anti-Tuberculosis and Anti-Microbial Agents - ND PhD 2016

Huan Wang, 2014-2015
Advisors: Mayland Chang, Research Professor and Shahriar Mobashery, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: 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

Callan Driscoll, 2013-2015
Advisor: Joshua Shrout, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Title: 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

Victoria Smith, 2013-2015
Advisor: Jeffery Schorey, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: 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

Quirine ten Bosch, 2013-2015
Advisor: Alex Perkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Occurrence of dengue epidemics as affected by complex interplay of environmental and climate on mosquitoes - ND PhD 2017

Nicholas Geraci, 2012-2014
Advisor: Mary Ann McDowell, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Role of miRs in immunopathology of leishmaniasis - ND PhD 2015

Lindsey Turnbull, 2012 & 2015
Advisor: Michael Ferdig, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Plasticity of transcriptional response and implications for malaria parasite adaptation - ND PhD 2016

Abigail Weaver, 2012-2014
Advisors: Marya Lieberman, Associate Professor, and Holly Goodson, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: Developing paper analytical devices for the detection of counterfeit drugs - ND PhD 2015

Emily Williams, 2012-2014
Advisor: Patricia Champion, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Molecular mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence 

Emmanuel AduGyamfi, 2011-2013
Advisor: Rob Stahelin, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title: Molecular architecture of Ebola virus assembly and budding from the plasma membrane - ND PhD 2013

Tony Clemons, 2011-2013
Advisors: David Severson, Professor & Molly Duman Scheel, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Aedes aegypti vector competence to dengue - ND PhD 2014

Ling Sun, 2011-2013
Advisor: Philippe Sucosky, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Title: Role of hemodynamic sheer stress in calcific aortic valve disease - ND PhD 2014

Ellen Flannery, 2011-2012
Advisor: Molly Duman Scheel, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Role of Sema signaling in the developing CNS and olfactory system of Aedes aegypti - ND PhD 2013

Geofrey Siwo, 2009-2011
Advisor: Michael Ferdig, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Integrative systems biology of malaria parasites - ND PhD 2014

Upeka Samarkoon, 2009-2010
Advisor: Michael Ferdig, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Structural Genome validation in malaria parasites - ND PhD 2012

Davis A. Darcy, 2009-2010
Advisor: Nitesh Chawla, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Title: Network-centric data mining for medical applications – ND PhD 2012

Andrew K. Rider, 2009-2010
Advisor: Scott Emrich, Associate Research Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Title: Data and network science for noisy heterogeneous systems - ND PhD 2013