School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

2012 Graduates

Monica Bame, PhD.
Thesis Title: Understanding The Gender-based Mechanism of MSO Treatment in ALS mice: A
Metabolic Characterization of the SOD1(G93A) Mouse Model
Advisor: Dr. William Brusilow
Current Position: Post-Doc, Comprehensive Depression Center, University of Michigan
E-mail: depression@umich.edu

Iryna King, M.S.
Thesis title: The Role of Zip Superfamily of Metal Transproters In Chronic Diseases,
Purification & Characterization of a Bacterial Zip Transporter: ZupT
Advisor: Dr. Bharati Mitra
Current position: Customer Support Scientist, Business Development, Rubicon Genomics, Ann
Arbor, MI. www.rubicongenomics.com
Email: iking@rubicongenomics.com

Marcelo Pasquale Castelvetere, M.S.
Thesis title: Disrupting CXCR2 Macromolecular Complex PDZ-domain Interactions during
Inflammatory Chemotaxis
Advisor: Dr. Chunying Li
Current position: Research Associate, University of Michigan

Yuning Hou, M.S.
Thesis title: Disrupting CXCR2 PDZ-mediated Interaction in Head and Neck Squamous Cell
Cancer: A Potential Therapeutic Strategy
Advisor: Dr. Chunying Li
Current Position: Ph.D. student, BMB, SOM, Wayne State University
Email: yhou@med.wayne.edu

Andi Cani, M.S.
Thesis title: Modulation of the Anti-Tumor Immune Response by TGF-β-Inducible Early Gene 1
(TIEG1)
Advisor: Wei-Zen Wei and Robert Akins
Current position: Research Assistant, Department of Pathology & Michigan Center for
Translational Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School
Email: acani@med.umich.edu

Samuel Reiter, M.S.
Thesis title: HCV NS3/4 Protease / Ligand Interaction Energies and Binding Characteristics
Provide Insight on Drug / Protein Stability in the Active State
Advisor: Dr. Ladislau Kovari
Current position: Bone Marrow Transplant Technologist, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit,
MI
Email: reiters@karmanos.org