TL1 Predoctoral Award Recipients - Past
  • Adebola Adegoboyega, R.N., Ph.D.

    Project Title:  Predictors of pap screening among Sub-Saharan African immigrants

    Primary Mentor:  Jennifer Hatcher, R.N., Ph.D. 

  • Maria Bane, B.A., M.S.; Ph.D. Candidate

    Project Title: Optimizing voice therapy through treatment personalization

    Primary 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, Ph.D., MD Candidate


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

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

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  • Ryan Cloyd, Ph.D., MD Candidate

    Project Title: Investigation of common mechanisms underlying tauopathy and epilepsy 

    Primary Mentor: Bret Smith, Ph.D.

  • Kara Davis, Ph.D.

    Project Title: Lipid anchored gelatin coatings for increased retention of therapeutic cells after  myocardial infarction

    Primary Mentor: Brad Berron, Ph.D.

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  • 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

  • Davis Englund, Ph.D.

    Project Title: Determining the fiber type-specific requirements for satellite cells during skeletal muscle hypertrophy

    Primary Mentor: Charlotte Peterson, Ph.D.

  • 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

  • Zachary Hettinger, B.S., Ph.D. Candidate, College of Health Sciences

    Project:  The effect of mechano-therapy on skeletal muscle regrowth with aging: the slow yet steady path towards recovery

    Mentor:  Esther Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D.

  • Edita Klimyte, M.D., Ph.D.

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

    Primary 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

  • Laura Kruger, B.S.; M.D., Ph.D. Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences

    Project Title:  The role of Sox11 in the pathogenesis of CHARGE syndrome

    Primary Mentor: Ann Morris, Ph.D.

  • Evan Lynch, M.D., Ph.D.

    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

  • David Nardo, B.S., PharmD; Ph.D Candidate, College of Pharmacy

    Project Title: Evaluation of pharmaceutic approaches to epitope specific suppression

    Primary Mentor: Vincent Venditto, Ph.D.

  • Lincoln Shade, B.S.; M.D., Ph.D. Candidate, College of Public Health

    Project Title: Genomic risk factors of brain arteriolosclerosis

    Primary Mentor: David Fardo, Ph.D.

  • 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, Ph.D.

    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