TL1 Predoctoral Award Recipients - Past
  • Maria Bane, B.A., M.S.; Ph.D. Candidate

    Project Title: Optimizing voice therapy through treatment personalization

    Project Mentor: Joseph Stemple, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, College of Health Sciences

  • Shoshana Bardach, Ph.D.

    Project Title: Predictors and barriers for cervical cancer screening among African immigrant women

    Primary Mentor: Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D., College of Public Health

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  • Susan Birket, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

    Project Title: Role of alternative macrophage activation in mediating fibrosis in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa pneumonia

    Primary Mentor: David Feola, Pharm.D., Ph.D., College of Pharmacy 

  • Lucas Broster, M.D., Ph.D.

    Project Title: Event-related potentials as biomarkers of emotional memory enhancements and repetition learning in a pre-dementia population

    Primary Mentor: Yang Ying, Ph.D., College of Medicine

  • Christopher Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

    Project Title: Contribution of white matter microstructure and amyloid burden to age-related declines in default-mode network function and cognitive performance

    Primary Mentor: Brian Gold, Ph.D., College of Medicine 

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  • Jeff Chen, B.S., M.D., Ph.D. Candidate


      Project Title: Renin angiotensin system in Marfan Syndrome Associated thoracic aortic aneurysms

      Primary Mentor: Alan Daugherty, Ph.D., D.Sc.

      Jeff Chen
    • Danielle Edwards, Ph.D.

      Project Title: Integrin alpha5 Beta1: A new avenue in stroke intervention

      Primary Mentors: Gregory Bix, M.D., Ph.D. and Justin Fraser, M.D., College of Medicine

    • Paulina Davis Fisher, Ph.D.

      Project Title: Beta-amyloid immunization in combination with behavioral enrichment in a canine model of aging

      Primary Mentor: Elizabeth Head, Ph.D., College of Medicine

    • Benjamin Fowler, M.D., Ph.D.

      Project Title: Molecular regulation of DICER1 expression in age-related macular degeneration

      Primary Mentor: Jayakrishna Ambati, M.D., College of Medicine

    • David Henson, B.A., M.D., Ph.D. Candidate

      Project Title: Evaluation of nuanced antibody response to C-terminal peptide of ApoA-1 in cardiovascular disease

      Primary Mentors: Vince Venditto, Ph.D. and David Feola, Pharm.D., Ph.D., College of Pharmacy

    • Edita Klimyte, M.D., Ph.D.

      Project Title: Elucidating binding, fusion and entry of HMPV in cell culture and host tissues

      Mentor: Rebecca Dutch, Ph.D., College of Medicine

    • Paul Kline, D.P.T., Ph.D.

      Project Title: Factors contributing to protracted strength loss and function after total knee arthroplasty

      Primary Mentor: Brian Noehren, P.T., Ph.D., College of Health Sciences

    • Evan Lynch, PhD; M.D. Candidate

      Project Title: The role of Azin2+ colonic stem cells in ulcer bleeding

      Primary Mentor: Terrence Barrett, M.D., College of Medicine

    • Katherine Marks, Ph.D.

      Project Title: Cocaine Cue Attentional Bias: Effects of known antecedent to relapse

      Primary Mentor: Craig Rush, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences

    • Paul Mueller, Ph.D.

      Project Title: Functional validation of polymorphisms in PPAP2B that associate with coronary artery disease

      Primary Mentor: Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., College of Medicine

    • Amanda Sherwood, Ph.D.

      Project Title: Structural dynamics of laforin and therapeutic options for lafora disease

      Primary Mentor: Matthew Gentry, Ph.D., College of Medicine

    • Zoe Simmons, B.S.; Ph.D. Candidate

      Project Title: Treatment of Lafora disease premature termination codons with novel compounds

      Primary Mentor: Matthew Gentry, Ph.D., College of Medicine

    • Dustin Stephens, M.D., Ph.D.

      Project Title: High risk behaviors associate with exacerbation of transmission and outcomes of infectious disease among Appalachia drug users

      Primary Mentor: Jennifer Havens, Ph.D., College of Medicine

    • Tori Stromp, Ph.D.

      Project Title: Acute cardiac remodeling and prognosis in hemodialysis patients

      Primary Mentor: Moriel Vandsburger, Ph.D., College of Medicine

    • Justin Matthew Thomas, B.S., Ph.D. Candidate

      Project Title: Metabolic benefits of timed exercise

      Primary Mentors: Jody Clasey, Ph.D. and Julie Pendergast, Ph.D.; College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences