Graduating Class of 2009

Graduating Class of 2009

Bien, Harold H.
B.S. Johns Hopkins University, 1999
M.D. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
Dissertation Title: "Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis In Urban Air Pollution: Optical Mapping In A Tissue-Engineered Model"
Mentor: Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Residency: Internal Medicine, Stony Brook Teaching Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

Selected Publications:
Bien H, Parikh P, and Entcheva E. Lenses and effective spatial resolution in macroscopic optical mapping. Physics in Medicine and Biology 52:941-960. 2007.

Bien H and Entcheva E. Spatial frequency content in optical mapping of cardiac cell monolayers. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circ Physiol 291:H484-5. 2006.

Bien H, Yin L, and Entcheva E. Calcium instabilities in mammalian cardiomyocyte networks. Biophysical Journal. 90:1-13. 2006.

De Jesus, Nidia H.
B.A. Skidmore College, 1999
M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Dissertation Title: "Impact of Mutating a Single Conserved Nucleotide between the Cloverleaf and Internal Ribosome Entry Site on Biological Properties of Poliovirus and Coxsackievirus A20"
Mentor: Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Residency: General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Selected Publications:
Cello, J., Toyoda, H., Dejesus, N., Dobrikova, E. Y., Gromeier, M., and Wimmer, E. 2007. Growth phenotypes and biosafety profiles in poliovirus-receptor transgenic mice of recombinant oncolytic polio/human rhinoviruses. J Med Virol. 80:352-9.

De Jesus, N. H. 2007. Epidemics to eradication: the modern history of poliomyelitis. Virol J. 4:70-88.

De Jesus, N., Franco, D., Paul, A., Wimmer, E., and J. Cello. 2005. Mutation of a single conserved nucleotide between the cloverleaf and internal ribosome entry site attenuates poliovirus neurovirulence. J Virol. 79:14235-43.

Kontorvoich, Amy R.
B.S. University of Pennsylvania, 2002
M.D. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
Dissertation Title: "Finding fluorescent needles in the cardiac haystack: tracking the location and fate of hMSCs with quantum dots for electrical and mechanical repair of damaged myocardium"
Mentor: Ira Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Residency: Medicine-Research, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Congratulations to Amy Rosen! Amy was named a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition for her entry entitled, "Tracking the 3-D distribution of delivered stem cells in vivo with quantum dot nanoparticles."

Selected Publications:
Rosen, M.R., Brink, P.R., Cohen, I.S., Danilo Jr., P., Robinson, R.B., Rosen, A.B., and Szabolcs, M.J. Regenerative therapies in electrophysiology and pacing. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology 22:87-98, 2008.

Rosen, A.B., Kelly, D.J., Schuldt, A.J.T., Lu, J., Potapova, I.A., Doronin, S.V., Robichaud, K.J., Robinson, R.B., Rosen, M.R., Brink, P.B., Gaudette, G.R., and Cohen, I.S. Finding Fluorescent Needles in the Cardiac Haystack: Tracking human mesenchymal stem cells loaded with quantum dots for quantitative in vivo 3-D fluorescence analysis. Stem Cells 25: 2128 -38, 2007.

Potapova, I.A., Doronin, S.V., Kelly, D.J., Rosen, A.B., Schuldt, A.J.T., Lu, Z., Guo, Y., Kochupura, P.V., Robinson, R.B., Rosen, M.R., Brink, P.R., Gaudette, G.R., and Cohen, I.S. Replacing damaged myocardium. J. Electrocardiology 40: S199-S201, 2007.