Graduating Class of 2014

Graduating Class of 2014

Brett, Ian
B.S. College Of Mount Saint Vincent, 1996
M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics and Structural Biology, 2012
Dissertation Title: "Transmembrane domain structure and function in the erythropoietin receptor”
Mentor: Stephen Smith, Ph.D., Dept. of Biochemistry
Residency: Department of Pediatrics, U. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Selected Publication(s):
Ian C. Brett, Miki Itaya, Stefan N. Constantinescu and Steven O. Smith. Helix interactions in the transmembrane dimer of the Epo receptor. Submitted, May 2014.

Camiolo, Matthew
B.S. Cornell, 2004
M.D. and Ph.D. in Genetics, 2012
Dissertation Title: "Regulation of Bronchial Epithelial Progenitors of the Distal Airway by HTR2B”
Mentor: Raffaella Sordella, Ph.D., CSHL
Residency: Internal Medicine, UPMC (U. Pittsburgh Medical Center)

Selected Publication(s):
Prasanth KV, Camiolo M, Chan G, Tripathi V, Denis L, Nakamura T, Hübner MR, Spector DL. (2010) Nuclear organization and dynamics of 7SK RNA in regulating gene expression. Mol. Biol. Cell. 21:4184-96.
Premsrirut PK, Dow LE, Kim SY, Camiolo M, Malone CD, Miething C, Scuoppo C, Zuber J, Dickins RA, Kogan SC, Shroyer KR, Sordella R, Hannon GJ, Lowe SW. (2011). A rapid and scalable system for studying gene function in mice using conditional RNA interference. Cell.145:145-58.

Feinstein, Igor
B.S. NYU/Stevens Inst of Tech, 2006
M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience, 2012
Dissertation Title: "Integrated Biobehavioral Analysis of Sex Differences in a Rat Model of Schizophrenia”
Mentor: Mary Kritzer, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior
Residency: Medicine-Preliminary, Stony Brook University; Anesthesiology, Stanford University

Selected Publication(s):
Feinstein I. & Kritzer MF. (2013). Acute NMDA Receptor Hypofunction induced by MK801 Evokes Sex-Specific Changes in Behaviors Observed in Open Field Testing in Adult Male and Proestrus Female Rats. Neuroscience. 228:200-14.

Hanel, Walter
B.S. U. Buffalo, 2005
M.D. and Ph.D. in Genetics, 2012
Dissertation Title: "Two new p53 mutant mouse models display differential gain-of-function effects on tumorigenesis in vivo”
Mentor: Ute Moll, M.D., Pathology
Residency: Internal Medicine, Univ. Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor

Selected Publication(s):
Hanel W, Moll UM. (2102) Links between mutant p53 and genomic instability. J Cell Biochem. 113:433-9.
Hanel W, Marchenko N, Xu S, Xiaofeng Yu S, Weng W, Moll U. (2013) Two hot spot mutant p53 mouse models display differential gain of function in tumorigenesis. Cell Death Differ. 20:898-909.

Racine Brzostek, Sabrina
B.S. Boston College, 2000
M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2012
Dissertation Title: "DNA Damage Response Activates Interferon Signaling”
Mentor: Nancy Reich, Ph.D., Microbiology
Residency: Pathology, Einstein / Montefiore Medical Center

Selected Publication(s):
Brzostek-Racine S, Gordon C, Van Scoy S, Reich NC (2011) The DNA damage response induces IFN. J Immunol. 187:5336-45.

Salussolia, Catherine
B.S. Swathmore, 2006
M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience, 2012
Dissertation Title: "Molecular Mechanisms of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor Assembly”
Mentor: Lonnie Wollmuth, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior
Residency: Pediatrics-Preliminary, Stony Brook U., Child Neurology, Children’s Hospital-Boston, MA

Selected Publication(s):
Salussolia CL, Prodromou ML, Borker P, Wollmuth LP (2011) Arrangement of subunits in functional NMDA receptors. J. Neuroscience, 31(31):11295-304.
Salussolia CL, Wollmuth LP. 2012. Flip-flopping to the membrane. Neuron, 76:1238.?
Salussolia CL, Gan Q, Kazi R, Singh P, Allopenna J, Furukawa H, Wollmuth LP (2013) A eukaryotic specific transmembrane segment is required for tetramerization in AMPA receptors. J. Neuroscience, 33:9840-5.