Graduating Class of 2007

Graduating Class of 2007

Ford, Bradley A.
B.S. Cornell University, 1998
M.D. and Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics
Dissertation Title: "Structural & Functional Analysis of Ras Cycling and Inhibition"
Mentor: Nicolas Nassar, Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Residency: Clinical Pathology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Clinical Fellowship: Medical & Public Health Microbiology Fellowship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, Laboratory of Dr. Scott Hultgren
Funding: Translational Research Seed Fund, funded by Johnson and Johnson through the Office of Technology Management at Washington University:``Proof of clinical efficacy of mannoside anti-virulence compounds vs. antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in a mouse model of bladder infection''.
NIH grant K08-DK093707: ``Structural Glycomics of the E. coli Host-Pathogen Interface''

Selected Publications:
G. Phan, H. Remaut, T. Wang, W.J. Allen, A. Lebedev, K.F. Pirker, N.S. Henderson, S. Geibel, E. Volkan, J. Yan, M. Kunzel, J. Pinkner, B.A. Ford, C.W.M. Kay, H. Li, S. Hultgren, D.G. Thanassi, G. Waksman. 2011. Crystal structure of the FimD usher bound to its cognate FimC-FimH substrate, Nature. 474:49-53.

Mikhailik A, Ford B, Keller J, Chen Y, Nassar N, Carpino N. 2007. A phosphatase activity of Sts-1 contributes to the suppression of TCR signaling. Mol Cell. 27:486-97.

Ford B, Hornak V, Kleinman H, Nassar N. 2006. Structure of a transient intermediate for GTP hydrolysis by ras. Structure. 14:427-36.

Ford B, Skowronek K, Boykevisch S, Bar-Sagi D, Nassar N. 2005. Structure of the G60A mutant of Ras: implications for the dominant negative effect. J Biol Chem. 280:25697-705.

LaLonde, Mary M.
B.S. Carnegie-Mellon, 1999
M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular & Cellular Biology
Dissertation Title: "Investigating the role of Drosophila Phospholipase D in Cellularization and Phototransduction"
Mentor: Michael Frohman, M.D., Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Residency: General Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, NY
Fellowship: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, NY
Licensure and Certifications:
BLS, 2010; New York State, 2009; Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, 2011
Fast-Track (Academic Research-oriented) Psychiatry Residency Program at Mt. Sinai (Class of 2012).

Selected Publications:
LaLonde, M.M, Janssens H, Yun S, Crosby J, Redina O, Olive V, Altshuller YM, Choi SY, Du G, Gergen JP, Frohman MA. A role for Phospholipase D in Drosophila embryonic cellularization. BMC Dev Biol. 2006. 6:60.

LaLonde MM, Janssens H, Rosenbaum E, Choi SY, Gergen JP, Colley NJ, Stark WS, Frohman MA. Regulation of phototransduction responsiveness and retinal degeneration by a phospholipase D-generated signaling lipid. J Cell Biol. 2005. 169:471-9.

McVoy, Lauren A.
B.A. Stony Brook University, 1989
M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Dissertation Title: "Identification of the Vitamin D Binding protein ligands on the Surface of Neutrophils and U937 Cells"
Mentor: Richard Kew, Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Residency: Clinical Pathology/Research Track Residency, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Licensure and Certifications:
New York State Medical License, 2010
Board Certified, American Board of Pathology (Clinical Pathology), 2010
Postdoctoral Research, Immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, New York University
Current position: Assistant Director of Clinical Laboratories, New York University Medical Center

Selected Publications:
Lytkin N, McVoy L, Weitkamp JH, Aliferis CF, Statnikov A. Expanding the understanding of biases in development of clinical-grade molecular signatures: a case study in acute respiratory viral infections. Plos One 2011. 6:e20662.

2. DiMartino SJ, Trujillo G, McVoy LA, Zhang J, Kew RR. Upregulation of vitamin D binding protein (Gc-globulin) binding sites during neutrophil activation from a latent reservoir in azurophil granules. Mol Immunol. 2007. 44:2370-77.

3. McVoy LA, Kew RR. CD44 and annexin A2 mediate the C5a chemotactic cofactor function of the vitamin D binding protein. J Immunol. 2005. 175:4754-60.

Ocampo, Christopher J.
B.A. Lafayette College, 1994
M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Dissertation Title: "Determinants & Kinetics of Chronic Immune Activation in HIV-1 Infection"
Mentor: Roy Steigbigel, M.D., and Sidonie Morrison, Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Residency: Internal Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Rampal, Raajit K.
B.S. University of Rochester, 1999
M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Dissertation Title: "The Role of O-Fucosylation and Fringe in the Regulation of Notch Signaling"
Mentor: Robert Haltiwanger, Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago Hospitals, IL,
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Medical Oncology/Hematology)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, 2010
Professional Societies: American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology
Current research: The genetics of myeloproliferative neoplasms and acute leukemia (lab based)
Funding: Charles A. Dana Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellowship

Selected Publications:
Rampal R, Luther KB, Haltiwanger RS. Notch signaling in normal and disease States: possible therapies related to glycosylation. Curr Mol Med. 2007. 7:427-45.

Loriol C, Dupuy F, Rampal R, Dlugosz MA, Haltiwanger RS, Maftah A, Germot A. Molecular evolution of protein O-fucosyltransferase genes and splice variants. Glycobiology 2006. 16:736-47.

Rampal R, Li AS, Moloney DJ, Georgiou SA, Luther KB, Nita-Lazar A, Haltiwanger RS. Lunatic fringe, manic fringe, and radical fringe recognize similar specificity determinants in O-fucosylated epidermal growth factor-like repeats. J Biol Chem. 2005. 280:42454-63.