School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

2001-2005 Graduates


Gheorghe Proteasa, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Structure-Function Studies of the HIV-1 Protease Multi-Drug Resistant Clinical Isolates
Advisor: Ladislau Kovari

Frederic Sigoillot, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Phosphorylation of the multifunctional protein CAD by MAP Kinase, PKA and PKC cascades leads to the cellular control of de novo pyrimidine biosynthesis and is associated with differential localizations of CAD
Advisor: Hedeel Guy-Evans


Ayana Hinton, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Probing the mechanisms of Atp11p and Atp12p through biochemical and molecular biological studies
Advisor: Sharon Ackerman


Bin Fan, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Biochemical and functional studies on COPA: The Escherichia Coli CU(I)-translocating P-type ATPase
Advisor: Barry Rosen

Ming Liu, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Targets of phenylbutyrate - a differentiating agent in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Advisor: Richard Needleman

Ye Liu, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Mechanism of enhancer action over a large distance and transcription through the nucleosome by RNA plymerase II
Advisor:  Vassily Studitsky

Jian Wang, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Structure and function of AQUIFEX AEOLICUS 3-Deoxy-D-Manno-Octulosonate-8-Phosphate synthase & protein and ligand dynamics in 4-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase
Advisor: Domenico Gatti


Anupama Ahuja, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Pyrimidine biosynthesis in Aquifex Aeolicus : lessons from an ancestral organism
Advisor:  David Evans

Dana Mahadeo, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: A network model governing spore formation, dormancy, and germinization in Dictyostelium discoideum
Advisor: Maureen Brandon

Jian Shen, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Nonequivalent arsa nucleotide binding site and preliminary studies of an arsa homolgue in yeast
Advisor: Barry Rosen


Dmitry Sheluho, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Probing the mechanism of proteins that mediate assembly of the mitochondrial ATP synthase
Advisor: Sharon Ackerman

Yang Xu, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Structural and Functional Studies of (S)-mandelate Dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas putida, a Flavin-Dependent Alpha-Hydroxyacid Dehydrogense
Advisor: Bharati Mitra
Current position: Senior Scientist, Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism Division, Amgen Inc.