Graduate Students & Postdocs

Meet our Students

Bojana

 

Bojana Bojovic, DDS/PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. David Crowe

Research Project: Oral cancer telomerase and stem cells

Previous Degree: MS, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

 

Prashant

 

Prashant Bommi, PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Srilata Bagchi

Research Project: Role of NER-factor DDB2 as a regulator of epithelial to mesenchymal transition

Previous Degree: MS, Murray State University

 

Michael

 

Michael Chastkofsky, PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Angela Tyner

Research Project: Kinase signaling in oral epithelial

Previous Degree: MS, University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

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Marybeth Francis, DMD/PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Xianghong Luan

Research Project: Epigenetic manifestations of diabetes in periodontal disease

Previous Degree: MS, University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

Ellie

 

Ellie Juhn, PhD/PharmD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Z. Jim Wang

Research Project: Role of Monoamine Neurotransmitter System Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

Previous Degree: Pre-Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Kaitrin Kramer

 

Kaitrin Kramer, PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. David Crowe

Research Project: Role of PPARs in regulating the effects of developmental inflammatory microenvironments on mammary stem cell tumorigenesis

Previous Degree: BS, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

 

Josh

 

Joshua Padovano, DMD/PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Anne George, Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo

Research Project: Role of DMP1 in bone and dentin mineralization using transgenic mouse models

Previous Degree: BS, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Christine

 

Christine Politis, DMD/PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Anna Lysakowski

Research Project: Efferent innervation of identified vestibular afferents

Previous Degree: BS, Oberlin College

 

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth Razdolsky, DMD/PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Luisa DiPietro

Research Project: PEDF impacts extracellular matrix remodeling during wound healing

Previous Degree: BS, University of Michigan

 

Gabriella

 

Gabriella Szewczyk, DMD/PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Michael Federle

Research Project: in development

Previous Degree: BS, University of Michigan

 

Eileen

 

Eileen Weinheimer-Haus, Postdoctoral Fellow

Mentor: Dr. Timothy Koh

Research Project: Bone marrow cell mobilization and wound healing

Previous Degree: PhD, Purdue University

 

Mat

 

Mateusz Wietecha, DDS/PhD candidate

Mentor: Dr. Luisa DiPietro

Research Project: Mechanisms of vascular regression in dermal wound healing

Previous Degree: BS, University of Illinois at Chicago