Graduating Class of 2008

Graduating Class of 2008

Chabra, Inderjit S.
B.S. Stanford University, 1995
M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Dissertation Title: "Adenovirus-AAV Hybrid Vectors for Gene Therapy"
Mentor: Patrick Hearing, Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Residency: Medicine, UPMC Med. Education Prog-PA / Transitional / Dermatology

Selected Publications:
Hornbeck PV, Chabra I, Kornhauser JM, Skrzypek E, Zhang B. PhosphoSite: A bioinformatics resource dedicated to physiological protein phosphorylation. Proteomics. 2004. 4:1551-61.

Hsieh, Helen
B.S. Brown University, 1999
M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience, 2008
Dissertation Title: "Mechanisms Underlying AB Mediated Glutamatergic Synaptic Depression"
Mentor: Roberto Malinow, M.D., Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Residency: General Surgery, McGill University Faculty of Medicine/Quebec, Canada

Selected Publications:
Hsieh H, Boehm J, Sato C, Iwatsubo T, Tomita T, Sisodia S, Malinow R. AMPAR removal underlies Abeta-induced synaptic depression and dendritic spine loss. Neuron. 2006. 52:831-43.

Boehm J, Ehrlich I, Hsieh H, Malinow R. Two mutations preventing PDZ-protein interactions of GluR1 have opposite effects on synaptic plasticity. Learn Mem. 2006. 13:562-5.

Kamenetz F, Tomita T, Hsieh H, Seabrook G, Borchelt D, Iwatsubo T, Sisodia S, Malinow R. APP processing and synaptic function. Neuron. 2003. 37:925-37.

Kwofie, Michael M.
B.A. Pomona College, 2000
M.D. and Ph.D. in Genetics, 2008
Dissertation Title: "Specific Recognition of RhoGTPases by DOCK 180 family of Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors"
Mentor: Jacek Skowronski, Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Selected Publications:
Kwofie MA, Skowronski J. Specific recognition of Rac2 and Cdc42 by DOCK2 and DOCK9 guanine nucleotide exchange factors. J Biol Chem. 2008. 283:3088-96.

Suzuki T, Kwofie MA, Lennarz WJ. Ngly1, a mouse gene encoding a deglycosylating enzyme implicated in proteasomal degradation: expression, genomic organization, and chromosomal mapping. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003. 304:326-32.