MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

MD/PhD Students, 2018-2019

MS4

Neima Briggs

Neima Briggs

The University of Texas at Austin
Immunology Program
Mentor: Jagannadha Sastry, PhD

Pushan Dasgupta

Pushan Dasgupta

Harvard University
Genes & Development Program
Mentor: Giulio Draetta, MD, PhD

Ted Koellhoffer

Ted Koellhoffer

Boston College
Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Louise McCullough, MD, PhD

Sarah Wu

Sarah Wu

Rice University
Genes & Development Program
Mentor: Elsa Flores, PhD


In the Lab

Maureen Aliru

Maureen Aliru

Rice University
Medical Physics Program
Mentor: Sunil Krishnan, MD

Nathan Berg

Nathan Berg

University of Michigan
Biochemistry & Cell Biology Program
Mentor: Holger Eltzschig, MD, PhD

Carson Callahan

Carson Callahan

Emory University
Cancer Biology Program
Mentor: Jeffrey Myers, MD, PhD

Ryan Cassidy

Ryan Cassidy

The University of Texas at Austin
Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Qingchun Tong, PhD

Grant Fischer

Grant Fischer

Rockhurst University
Cancer Biology Program
Mentor: Michael Davies, MD, PhD

Kiefer Forseth

Kiefer Forseth

Rice University
Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Nitin Tandon, MBBS

Sarah Glazer

Sarah Glazer

Columbia University
Cancer Biology Program
Mentor: David Piwnica-Worms, MD, PhD

Pedram Honarpisheh

Pedram Honarpisheh

University of Houston
Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Louise McCullough, MD, PhD

Marisa Hornbaker

Marisa Hornbaker

University at Buffalo
Immunology Program
Mentor: Sean Post, PhD

Nick Karagas

Nick Karagas

Trinity University
Cell & Regulatory Biology Program
Mentor: Kartik Venkatachalam, PhD

Kaveeta Kaw

Kaveeta Kaw

The University of Texas at Austin
Biochemistry & Cell Biology Program

Natasha Kharas

Natasha Kharas

New York University
Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Valentin Dragoi, PhD

BK Kim

BK Kim

Georgia Institute of Techonology
Therapeutics & Pharmacology Program
Mentor: Sunil Krishnan, MD

Yashwanth Lagisetty

Yashwanth Lagisetty

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

April Nguyen

April Nguyen

University of Central Florida
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Program
Mentor: Cesar Arias, MD, PhD

Lalit Patel

Lalit Patel

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Genes & Development Program
Mentor: Michelle Barton, PhD

Jonathan Schulz

Jonathan Schulz

Southwestern University
Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Claudio Soto

Deborah Silverman

Deborah Silverman

Drexel University
Immunology Program
Mentor: Patrick Hwu, MD

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Nancy Wareing

Texas Christian University

Cory Wilson

Cory Wilson

University of Houston
Biochemistry & Cell Biology Program
Mentor: Harry Karmouty-Quintana, PhD

Jamie Wright

Jamie Wright

The University of Texas at Dallas
Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD


MS3

Renato Guerrieri

Renato Guerrieri

Davidson College

Matt Howe

Matt Howe

University of Connecticut
Neuroscience Program
Mentor: Louise McCullough, MD, PhD

Anita Kaw

Anita Kaw

Rice University

Charissa Kim

Charissa Kim

University of Cambridge
Genes & Development Program
Mentor: Nicholas Navin, PhD

Michael Longmire

Michael Longmire

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Emily Mendez 

Emily Mendez

Johns Hopkins University

Meaghan Roy-O'Reilly

Meaghan Roy-O'Reilly

University of Connecticut
Immunology Program
Mentor: Louise McCullough, MD, PhD

Oscar Villarreal

Oscar Villarreal

The University of Texas at Austin

Kareem Wahid

Kareem Wahid

The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Mikayla Waters

Mikayla Waters

The University of Texas at Austin


MS2

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Mary Adeyeye

University of Albany, SUNY

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Janelle Korf

The University of Texas at Austin

Morse_Joshua_AY 2017-2018

Joshua Morse

Rice University

Whitfield_Benjamin_AY 2017-2018

Benjamin Whitfield

Davidson College


MS1

Amanda Lanier

Amanda Lanier

Texas A&M University



UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO STUDENTS

The Program partners with the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) College of Medicine to train MD/PhD students, supported in part through a U54 award from the National Cancer Institute awarded to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). The goal of the training program is to bring outstanding medical students from the UPR College of Medicine to MDACC, as an initial step toward becoming physician scientists. The long term goal of the MDACC U54 grant is to eliminate disparities in cancer outcomes between patient populations in the US and Puerto Rico. These students receive their medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico and complete their PhD dissertation research at the GSBS, as part of the degree requirements for a Ph.D. degree granted by GSBS. While here, UPR students are fully integrated into the MD/PhD Program with assigned MD/PhD Committee advisors and joint classes with the MD/PhD Program students.

 

Vincent Bernard

Vincent Bernard (Postdoc)

Cancer Biology Program
Mentor: Anirban Maitra, MBBS

Marimar dela Cruz

Marimar De la Cruz

Cancer Biology Program
Mentor: Helen Piwnica-Worms, PhD

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Carolina Garcia

Cancer Biology Program
Mentor: Cullen Taniguchi, MD, PhD

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Odemaris Narvaez del Pilar

Genetics & Epigenetics Program
Mentor: Jichao Chen, PhD

Alejandro Villar

Alejandro Villar (MS4)

Genes & Development Program
Mentor: Anil Sood, MD

Carlos

Carlos Vera Recio