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Simon Platt

BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN Residency in Neurology & Neurosurgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (1995-1998) Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada (1992-1993) Veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1992) In the Lab Efforts to develop stroke…
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Robert Pazdro

Postdoc, Genetics, The Jackson Laboratory 2013 Ph.D., Nutrition Science, Purdue University 2010 B.A., Sociology/Biology, Oakland University 2004 In the Lab According to the CDC, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer account for seven of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. Advanced age is a common…
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Luke J. Mortensen

Post-doctoral fellow MGH, Harvard Medical School 2011-2014 Ph.D. University of Rochester 2011 M.S. University of Rochester 2006 B.S. University of Toledo 2003 In the Lab The Mortensen Lab is interested in using engineering approaches to solve important biological problems where canonical techniques and methods of thinking have failed. This requires…
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Sheba M. J. MohanKumar

BVSc (eq to DVM), Madras Veterinary College, India, 1988 MS (Biochemistry), Kansas State University 1992 PhD (Neuroendocrinology), Kansas State University 1996 In the Lab Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1ß) is a cytokine that is produced by the immune system and a variety of cells in response to an insult. Previous work in…
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Puliyur S. MohanKumar

BVSc (DVM), Madras Veterinary College, India PhD, Neuroendocrinology, Kansas State University Postdoctoral, Neuroendocrinology, University of Kansas Medical Center Bio Dr. P. S. MohanKumar was born in Tamil Nadu, India. He received his veterinary degree from the Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India. He went onto pursue a PhD degree in neuroendocrinology…
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Ross Marklein

ORISE Post-Doctoral Fellow, U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2012-2015 Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2012 B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007 In the Lab Functional heterogeneity is a significant barrier to the clinical translation of many cellular therapies, including mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Though MSCs have shown promise…
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Leidong Mao

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering – Yale University 2008 M.Phil in Electrical Engineering – Yale University 2005 M.S. in Electrical Engineering – Yale University 2002 B.S. in Materials Science – Fudan University 2001 In the Lab The mission of Mao lab is two fold. For research, our goal is to exploit…
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Yangqing Lu

PhD, Guangxi University, Animal Reproduction (2001 – 2008) BS, East China Normal University, Biochemistry (1995 – 1999) In the Lab Germ cells (GCs) are critically important as the vehicle that passes genetic information from one generation to the next. Correct development of these cells is essential and perturbation in their…
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Jason Locklin

PhD (2004) University of Houston M.S.(2002) University of Alabama at Birmingham B.S.(1999) Millsaps College, Jackson Mississippi In the Lab Our research focuses on growing functional polymers from surfaces using different surface initiated polymerization techniques. Much of our research is focused around growing functional polymers from surfaces in a “grafting from”…
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Hongxiang Liu

Ph.D., Beijing Medical University (currently Peking University) M.Sc., Henan Medical University (currently Zhengzhou University) M.D., Henan Medical University (currently Zhengzhou University) In the Lab The sense of taste informs our nutritive choices, which are essential for life and quality of life. In mammals, taste bud cells in lingual taste papillae…
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