Department of Biology Ph.D. Students

  • Surabhya Balasubramanian
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-Sathyabama Univ.

     
     
  • Adam Bell
     
    Lab:
    Cryan/Robinson
     
    Project:
    A global phylogeny of Cercopoidea, the Spittlebugs and Froghoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadomorpha
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-Cornell Univ.
     
     
  • Jamie Belrose
     
    Lab:
    Ben Szaro
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-UAlbany
     
     
  • Caroline Girard-Cartier
     
    Lab:
    Gary Kleppel
     
    Project:
    Grazing and the coupling of biodiversity in vascular plant and soil microbial communities in human-dominated landscapes
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-SUNY New Paltz
    MS-University at Albany
     
     
  • Rupa Choudhary
     
    Lab:
    Ben Szaro
     
    Project:
    Molecular Aspects of Cytokine Signaling during Optic Nerve Regeneration in Xenopus laevis
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-Univ. Hyderabad
     
     
  • Kara Desantis
     
    Lab:
    Mindy Larsen
     
    Project:
    Modulation of Progenitor Cell Differentiation in Submandibular Salivary Gland Development and Regeneration
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-SUNY New Paltz
     
     
  • Devangi Dhebar
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-Univ. of Conn.
     
     
  • Xiaolong (Eren) Dong
     
    Lab:
    Marlene Belfort
     
    Project:
    Silencing factors of group II intron in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-Dallan Ocean Univ.
     
     
  • Zeinab Farajallah Hosseini
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-Stockholm Univ.
     
     
  • Alyssa FitzGerald
     
    Lab:
    Jeremy Kirchman (with the New York State Museum)/George Robinson
     
    Project:
    Niche evolution of Catharus thrushes
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-Univ. of Bloomington
     
     
  • Pooja Flora
     
    Lab:
    Prash Rangan
     
    Project:
    Identifying the factors required for regulating stem cell differentiation using Drosophila as a model system
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-SUNY Plattsburgh
     
     
  • Daniel Gertner
     
    Lab:
    Greg Lnenicka
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-Virginia Commonwealth
     
     
  • Elise Gervais
     
    Lab:
    Mindy Larsen
     
    Project:
    PAR-1b in Integrin localization and Laminin-111 Assembly in the Salivary Gland
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-SUNY Oneonta
     
     
  • Cathleen Green
     
    Lab:
    Marlene Belfort
     
    Project:
    The Effect of Reactive Nitrogen Species on the Regulation of Inteins
     
    Previous Degrees:
    College of St. Rose
     
     
  • Eric Henderson
     
    Lab:
    Cara Pager
     
    Project:
    Interactions of DEAD-box helicases and host microRNAs with the Hepatitis C Virus genome
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-UAlbany
     
     
  • Andrew Isidoridy
     
    Lab:
    Robert Osuna
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-James Madison Univ
     
     
  • Sherin Kannoly
     
    Lab:
    Ing-Nang Wang
     
    Project:
    Host-range evolution of a ssRNA phage
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MSc-Mumbai
     
     
  • Matthew Koslow
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-Syracuse Univ
     
     
  • Hae Ryong Kwon
     
    Lab:
    Mindy Larsen
     
    Project:
    Dynamics of branching morphogenesis of embryonic mouse submandibular gland
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-Univ of Tenn-Knoxville
     
     
  • Matthew Mitchell
     
    Lab:
    Katy Gonder
     
    Project:
    The Role of Landscape Variation in Driving the Evolutionary Diversification of Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in a Biodiversity Hotspot
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BA-Colby
     
     
  • Shannon Morgan
     
    Lab:
    Ing-Nang Wang
     
    Project:
    The effects of White-nose Syndrome mortality on the genetic structure and diversity of NY's Myotis lucifugus (little brown bat) population
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-SUNY ESF
     
     
  • Sathishkumar Munusamy
     
    Lab:
    Hua Shi
     
    Previous Degrees:
    Btec-Anna Univ
     
     
  • Sarah Peters
     
    Lab:
    Mindy Larsen
     
    Project:
    Mouse Salivary Gland Development is Promoted by Optimal Substrate Compliance
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-UAlbany
     
     
  • Elizabeth Peterson
     
    Lab:
    Greg Lnenicka
     
    Project:
    Transgenerational epigenetic effects of developmental exposure to lead on behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BA-Ithaca College
     
     
  • Tatyana Polyanskaya
     
    Lab:
    Richard Cunningham
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-Univ of Texas-San Antonio
     
     
  • Preethi Ravikumar
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-Univ. of Bristol
     
     
  • Shayoni Ray
     
    Lab:
    Mindy Larsen
     
    Project:
    Modeling dynamics of salivary gland branching morphogenesis
     
    Previous Degrees:
    MS-Jadavpur
     
     
  • Paul Sesink Clee
     
    Lab:
    Katy Gonder
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-Siena College
     
     
  • Sara Stark
     
    Lab:
    Ing-Nang Wang
     
    Project:
    The Role of Host Recognition in the Host Range Evolution of
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-SUNY Fredonia
     
  • Melissa Stone
     
    Lab:
    Ing-Nang Wang
     
    Project:
    Global ospC diversity in the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex and local diversity of B. burgdorferi sensu stricto within subpopulations of its tick vector, Ixodes scapularis, in the Hudson Valley, NY.
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-UAlbany
     
     
  • Deepak Thirunavukarasu
     
    Lab:
    Hua Shi
     
    Project:
    RNA aptamer enabled manipulation of HSP70 chaperone machine
     
    Previous Degrees:
    Btec-Anna Univ
     
     
  • Dustin Trufanoff
     
    Lab:
    Bob Osuna
     
    Post-Transcriptional Regulation of DksA in Escherichia coli
     
    Previous Degrees:

     
     
  • Maitreyi Upadhyay
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-College of St. Rose
     
     
  • Chen Wang
     
    Lab:
    Ben Szaro
     
    Project:
    Identification of functionally active cis-elements of hnRNP K regulatory modules on NF-M mRNA
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-China Ag. Univ.
     
     
  • Daniel Woods
     
    Lab:
    Bob Osuna
     
    Previous Degrees:
    BS-UAlbany