PhD Thesis

Claire Bensard

Claire Bensard

Hometown:  Denver, CO

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Colorado (Boulder)

Undergraduate Major:  Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

PhD Department/Program:  Biochemistry

PhD Advisor:  Jared Rutter, PhD

Clinical Interest:  Surgery 

Lorne Hofstetter

Lorne Hofstetter

Hometown:  Boise, ID

Undergraduate Institution:  Princeton University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Undergraduate Major:  Astrophysical Sciences; Master's: Physics

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

PhD Department/Program:  Bioengineering

PhD Advisor:  Dennis Parker, PhD

Clinical Interest: Radiology Research

Thomas Huffaker

Thomas Huffaker

Hometown:  Pocatello, ID

Undergraduate Institution:  Idaho State University

Undergraduate Major:  Microbiology/Spanish

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

Clinical Interest:  Internal Medicine

PhD Department/Program:  Microbilogy and Immunoiogy

PhD Advisor: Ryan O'Connell

Nate Krah

Nate Krah

Hometown:  Bradenton, FL

Undergraduate Institution:  Bowdoin College

Undergraduate Major:  Biology; History minor

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

PhD Department/Program:   Human Genetics

PhD Advisor:  L. Charles Murtaugh, PhD

Clinical Interest: 

Research Description:  My research focuses on the initiation and progression of pancreatic cancer. We are investigating pathways that synergize with an activating mutation in the Kras oncogene to promote the progression of pancreatic cancer. 

Edwin Lin

Edwin Lin

Hometown:  Monterey Park, CA

Undergraduate Institution:  UC Davis

Undergraduate Major:  Biochemistry, Master's: Biotechnology

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

PhD Department/Program:  Human Genetics

PhD Advisor:  Mark Yandell, PhD

Research Description:  

Tim Mulvihill

Tim Mulvihill

Hometown:  Tiburon, CA

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Utah

Undergraduate Major:  Biological Chemistry and Economics

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

PhD Department/Program:  Oncological Sciences

PhD Advisor:  Brad Cairns, PhD

Clinical Interest:  Hematology/Oncology

Jackson Richards

Jackson Richards

Hometown:  Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Utah

Undergraduate Major:  Biology

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis 

PhD Department/Program:  Oncological Sciences

PhD Advisor:  Dean Li, MD, PhD

Clinical Interest:  

Research Description:  

John Michael Sanchez

John Michael Sanchez

Hometown:  Torrance, CA

Undergraduate Institution: California State University-Los Angeles

Undergraduate Major: Biology

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

PhD Department/Program:  Pathology

PhD Advisor:  Robert Fujinami, PhD

Research Description:  

Amanda Truong

Amanda Truong

Hometown:  Ogden, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  Weber State University

Undergraduate Major:  Zoology

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

PhD Department/Program:  Oncological Sciences

PhD Advisor: Martin McMahon, PhD

Jared Wallace

Jared Wallace

Hometown:  Grand Junction, CO

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Utah

Undergraduate Major:  Biology

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

Clinical Interest:  Internal Medicine

PhD Department/Program:  Microbilogy and Immunoiogy

PhD Advisor: Ryan O'Connell

Bradley Weaver

Bradley Weaver

Hometown:  Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Utah

Undergraduate Major: Biology, Cell and Molecular

MD-PhD Phase:  PhD Thesis

PhD Department/Program:  Oncological Sciences

PhD Advisor:  Brad Cairns, PhD

Jacob Winter

Jacob Winter

Hometown:  Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  Westminster College

Undergraduate Major:  Biology

PhD Department/Program:  Biochemistry

PhD Advisor:  Jared Rutter, PhD

Clinical Interest: 

Guang Yang

Guang Yang

Hometown:  San Diego, CA

Undergraduate Institution:  University of California-San Diego

Undergraduate Major:  Physiology & Neuroscience, Master's: Biology

PhD Department/Program:  Neuroscience

PhD Advisor:  Oleksandr (Alex) Shcheglovitov, PhD

Clinical Interest: 

Brian Zenger

Brian Zenger

Hometown:  Salt Lake City, UT

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Utah

Undergraduate Major:  Bioengineering

PhD Department/Program:  Bioengineering

PhD Advisor:  Rob MacLeod, PhD

Clinical Interest: