School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

2015 Graduates

Andria Rodrigues, Ph.D. (thesis defended 2014)
Thesis title: Characterization of Initial Iron Binding Location and the Structure/Iron Binding Site on S.
Cerevisiae ISU and on D. Melanogaster Frataxin
Advisor: Dr. Tim Stemmler
Current position: Postdoctoral associate, Department of Biochemistry (Redox biology center), the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: arodrigues2@unl.edu


Susan John, M.S.
Thesis title: Characterization of vaginal microbiota by a novel Lactobacillus relative content qPCR
assay in healthy women versus bacterial vaginosis patients
Advisor: Dr. Robert Akins
Current position: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Class of 2018

Chelsea Myers, M.S.
Thesis title: Characterization of Oral Microbiota in Xerostomic Versus Non-Xerostomic Volunteers and
in Daily Samples Following Standard Oral Hygiene Practices
Advisor: Dr. Robert Akins
Current position: Indiana University School of Dentistry, Class of 2019

Kyla Ross, M.S.
Thesis title: "Structural Studies of HIV-1 Integrase Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations"
Advisor: Dr. Ladislau Kovari
Current position: Project Chemist, R&D, Sika Corporation U.S., Sika AG, Switzerland