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2017-18 UAMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program Students

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Mikiah Ballard
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Began program in 2017
Graduate program: Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Iris Denmark

Graduate: Jackson State University
Began program in 2017
Graduate program: Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devin Guillory
Graduate: Jackson State University
Began program in 2017
Graduate program: Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hayley Theriot

Undergraduate: Louisiana State University
Began program in 2017
Graduate program: Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

 

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Dolapo Adejumobi

Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Began program in 2016
Graduate program: Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences MD/PhD
Mentor: Dr. Richard Kurten

 

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Christian Cabanlong
Undergraduate: University of New Mexico
Began program in 2016
Graduate program: Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Paul Prather

 

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Cord Carter
Undergraduate: Southeastern Oklahoma State
Began program in 2016
Graduate program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Cesar Compadre

 

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Jakeira Davis
Undergraduate: Philander Smith College
Began program in 2016
Graduate program: Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Steve Barger

 

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Frederico Kiffer
Undergraduate: Lyon College
Began program in 2016
Graduate program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Antino Allen

 

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Bukola Odeniyi
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Began program in 2016
Graduate program: Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences MD/PhD
Mentor: Dr. Elvin Price

 

 

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Tyler Alexander
Undergraduate: Morehouse College
Began program in 2015
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Antino Allen

 

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Rose Cooper
Undergraduate: Langston University
Graduate: Wright State University
Began program in 2015
Graduate program: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Hong-yu Li

 

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Andrea Edwards
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Began program in 2015
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Kevin Raney

 

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Catheryn Wilson
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Began program in 2015
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Toxicology
Mentor: Dr. William Fantegrossi

 


Chris Bolden

Chris Bolden
Undergraduate: University of Southern Mississippi
Began program in 2014
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Eric Peterson

 

Keisha Cawley

Keisha Cawley
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Began program in 2014
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Charles O’Brien

 

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Tiffany Miles
Undergraduate: Louisiana State University
Began program in 2014
Graduate program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Giulia Baldini

 

 

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Lascelles Lyn-Cook

Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Graduate: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Began program in 2013
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Alison Harrill

 

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Diarra Williams

Undergraduate: University of Mississippi
Graduate: Jackson State University
Began program in 2013
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Larry Suva

 


Kimberly Cooney
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Began program in 2012
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Giulia Baldini

 

 


Johnasha Stuart
Undergraduate: University of Virgin Islands
Began program in 2012
Graduate program: Microbiology and Immunology
Mentor: Dr. Karl Boehme

 

GRADUATES


Haleigh Eubanks
Undergraduate: Mississippi Valley State
Graduate: Jackson State University
Began program in 2012
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Dranoff
Graduated: May 2017
Dissertation: SNAP-23 Mediated Regulation of Microfilaments in Hepatic Stellate Cells


Brennon Luster
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Began program in 2012
Graduate program: Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Edgar Garcia-Rill
Graduated: May 2016
Dissertation: Intracellular Mechanisms Modulating Gamma Band Activity in the Peduncuolopontine Nucleus (PPN)

 


Cemeka Agugbuem
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Began program in 2011
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Roger Rank
Graduated : May 2016
Dissertation: Elucidating the Mechanisms of the Early Response to Chlamydial Genital Infection

 


Emmanuel Williams
Undergraduate: Texas A&M-Commerce
Began program in 2011
Graduate program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Jeanne Wei
Graduated: May 2016
Dissertation: p49/STRAP (SRFBP1a) Modulation of Cellular Physiology in Response to Advancing Age and Low-Glucose Stress


Shannon Dunn
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Began program in 2010
Graduate program: Pharmacology
Mentor: Dr.  Kumuda Das
Graduated: May 2016


Lindsey James
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Began program in 2010
Graduate program : Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Brian Storrie
Graduated with MS: August 2016
Thesis: Rab6 is Selectively Required for Cargo Transport and Glycosylation at the Medial/Trans-Golgi Interface

 


Tonisha Kearney-Ramos
Undergraduate: Tulane University
Began program in 2011
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Andrew James
Graduated: May 2015
Dissertation title: Modeling Individual Differences in the Neural Encoding of Working Memory through Network-based Functional Neuroimaging and Clinical Neuropsychology

 


Danielle Fortune
Undergraduate: Fayetteville State University
Began program in 2011
Graduate program: Microbiology and Immunology
Mentor: Dr. Jon Blevins
Graduated: August 2015
Dissertation title: Investigating virulence determinants in the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi

Centdrika Dates
Undergraduate: Alcorn State University
Graduate: Jackson State University
Began program in 2010
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Anna Radominska-Pandya
Graduated: December 2014
Dissertation title: Altered UDP-Glucuronosyltransferase Regulation and Expression: Implications for Cancer Cell Proliferation and Drug Treatment

 

Joseph Graham
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Began program in 2010
Graduate program: Microbiology and Immunology
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Voth
Graduated: May 2015
Dissertation title: Defining the Human Alveolar Macrophage Response to the Q Fever Agent, Coxiella burnetii

 

 

Gwendolyn Carter
Undergraduate: Grinnell College
Began program in 2009
Graduate program: Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Mark Mennemeier
Graduated: May 2015
Dissertation title: Effect of rTMS on Resting-State Brain Activity in Tinnitus

 


Jaclyn Daniels
Undergraduate: Henderson State University
Graduate: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Began program in 2009
Graduate program: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Susan Kadlubar
Graduated: August 2015
Dissertation title: SULT1A1 genetic variation and tamoxifen response in vitro and ex vivo

 


Justin Graham
Undergraduate: Fayetteville State University
Began program in 2009
Graduate program: Microbiology and Immunology
Mentor: Dr. Chia Lee
Graduated: May 2015
Dissertation title: Trapping and identification of cellular substrates of the chaperone ClpC and determining how they regulate virulence genes in Staphylococcus aureus