School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

2013 Graduates

Poorna Subramanian, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Elucidation of the Functional Role of PCBP - The Cytosolic Iron Chaperone Protein Family, in Cellulular Iron HomeostasisTHE CYTOSOLIC IRON
CHAPERONE PROTEIN FAMILY, IN CELLULAR IRON HOMEOSTASIS
Advisor: Dr. Tim Stemmler
Current Position: Post-Doc, Department of Chemistry, California Inst. of Technology
E-mail: poorna.physics@gmail.com

Tamaria Dewdney, Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Biochemical, Structural and Drug Design Studines of Multi-drug Resistant HIV-1
Therapeutic Targets
Advisor: Dr. Ladislau Kovari
Current Position: Post-Doc, Postdoc - DanaFarber Cancer Institute, Boston
E-mail: TamariaG_Dewdney@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU

Rahul Ravindran Nair, M.S.
Thesis Title: Cysteine Desulfurase and Isd11: A Drosophila Model
Advisor: Dr. Tim Stemmler
Current Position: Process Engineer, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
E-mail: rnraul@gmail.com

Fei Ni, M.S.
Thesis Title: Investigating the Metal Binding Affinity of Bacterial Zinc Transporters: ZUPT and
Truncated ZNTA (ZNTA-PINA)
Advisor: Dr. Bharati Mitra
Current Position: Research Assistant, Department of Otolaryngology, SOM, Wayne State University
Email: fnie@med.wayne.edu

Guan Xiaoqing, M.S.
Thesis title: CXCR5 PDZ-mediated Interactions in B Cell Lymphoma
Advisor: Dr. Chunying Li
Current Position: BMB Ph.D. student, SOM, Wayne State University
E-mail: xguan@med.wayne.edu

Kiran Rokkappanavar, M.S.
Thesis title: Optimization of Labeling Techniques; Determination of Best Parameter for OMPC
Delivery and Study of Effects of Methylene Blue and Polyethylene Glycol in an Animal Model of
Spinal Cord Injury
Advisor: Drs. J. Nelson and Robert Akins

Phillip Selman, M.S.
Thesis title: Characterizing Cyclin J by Identifying Conserved Protein-Protein Interactions
Advisor: Dr. Russell Finley
Current Position: Research Assistant, Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center

Caitlin Williams, M.S.
Thesis title: LC3I and LC3II as Autophagy Markers for the Development and Improvement of
Products and Techniques used in Research
Advisor: Drs. P. Domanski and Robert Akins
Current position: Clinical Technician, Paradigm, Ann Arbor, MI http://www.paradigmdx.org/
E-mail: seejaybee15@yahoo.com