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Darrian Bugg

Ms. Bugg is an M3D graduate student in Pathology performing her Ph.D. thesis studies in the Davis Lab focusing on how various cardiac fibroblast cell state changes affect cardiac physiology over time. In particular she is focusing on understanding how fluid these changes are and if there is the possibility to revert to a healthy…

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Ian Dowsett

Mr. Dowsett is a graduate student in the M3D Ph.D. program performing his thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Herr. He is a pre-doctoral trainee in the BHMA Training Program. Dr. Herr serves as his primary mentor and Dr. Kaeberlein serves as his senior mentor. Mr. Dowsett’s research is focused on understanding the…

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Michael Kiflezghi

Mr. Kiflezghi is a graduate student in the M3D Ph.D. program and pre-doctoral trainee in the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program. He is performing his Ph.D. thesis studies in the Kaeberlein Lab, where he has developed and applied novel technology for identifying small molecule inhibitors of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR). As…

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Stephan Raiders

Mr. Raiders is a PhD candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Ph.D. program. He performs his research in the lab of Dr. Aakanksha Singhvi, studying molecular interactions between neurons and their supporting cells, glia, using the small nematode worm, C. elegans. Mr. Raiders studies the pruning of sensory neurons by associated glial cells and…

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Ryan Rossner

Mr. Rossner is a graduate student in the M3D Ph.D. program studying the role of flavin-containing monooxygenase proteins in aging. He is performing his Ph.D. thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Kaeberlein. He was awarded a position on the Genetic Approaches of Aging Training Grant in 2016 and is currently a pre-doctoral trainee in the…

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Kristine Tsantilas

Ms. Tsantilas is a PhD Candidate in Biochemistry performing her thesis¬†research in the laboratory of Dr. James B. Hurley. Her main focus is on how aging impacts the function and metabolic capacity of the ocular ecosystem. In particular, this work examines neighboring tissues –¬† the retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) – that are heavily…

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