MS Student Profiles

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Please click on the name of each student to learn more about them.

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Tess Champ

Advisor: Katalin Gothard

Research Interests: Neurophysiology 

Personal Interests: Reading, hiking, and traveling. 

Email: champ5@email.arizona.edu

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Lizzie Church

Advisor: Carol Barnes, Ph.D. 

Research Interests: Electrophysiology of memory and aging

Personal Interests: Reading, traveling, and going to concerts.

Email: echurch@email.arizona.edu

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Melissa Dennis

Advisor: Christopher Banek, PhD

 

Research Interests: Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology, Polycystic Kidney Disease

 

Personal Interests: Hiking, working out, and drinking lots of coffee

 

Email: melissardennis@arizona.edu

 

Publications:

Parvin , I., Gauthier, M., Dennis, M. and Banek, C. (2021), Sequential Afferent-Targeted and Total Renal Denervation and Impact on Regulation of Arterial Pressure, Glomerular Filtration, and Sodium Handling in Sprague Dawley Male Rats. The FASEB Journal, 35:. https://doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.2021.35.S1.04343

 

Gauthier, M., Dennis, M., Parvin, I., Schwartz, K. and Banek, C. (2021), Cannabinoid Administration Does Not Affect Mean Arterial Pressure or Glomerular Filtration Rate in DOCA-Salt Hypertensive Rats. The FASEB Journal, 35:. https://doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.2021.35.S1.04100

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Jean Dill

Advisor: Andrew Fuglevand, PhD

Research Interests: Neurophysiology: Cognitive Development, Learning and Memory, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Cognitive Resilience, Movement/ Motor Control

Personal Interests: Volleyball, hiking, traveling, running, aerial silks, rock climbing, scuba diving, learning to play piano, spending time with family and friends

Email: jema919@email.arizona.edu

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Sadia Falana

Advisor: Jared Churko, PhD

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Physiology, hiPSC disease modeling, Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Personal Interests: Swimming, Watching movies, Traveling, Spending time with family and friends

Email: sfalana1@email.arizona.edu

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Sam Gillman

Advisor: Scott Boitano

Research Interests: Respiratory Physiology, Asthma, Pain

Personal Interests: Cycling, Running, Badminton

Email: samgillman@email.arizona.edu

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Adrian Grijalva

Advisor: Steven Goldman, M.D. 

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Email: adriangrijalva@email.arizona.edu

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Stephen Hutchinson

Advisor: Michael Grandner, PhD

 

Interests: Role of metabolism and obesity in aging.

 

Personal Interests: Rock climbing, weightlifting, snowboarding and science fiction.

 

Email: Shutchison@email.arizona.edu

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Allison Kath

Advisor: Chi Zhou, Ph.D.

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Email: allisonkath@email.arizona.edu

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Kora Kostiew

Advisor: TBA

 

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Email: korakostiew@email.arizona.edu

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Lauren Loreto

Advisor: Heddwen Brooks, PhD

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Physiology and Cardiovascular Disease; Hypertension; Reproductive Physiology; Nutritional Sciences and Disease

Personal Interests: Reading, cooking and baking, spending time with loved ones and traveling. 

Email: loretol@email.arizona.edu

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Arezou Mobramaein

Advisor: TBD

Research Interests: Systems physiology, Gastrointestinal diseases, Gut microbiome, Immunobiology 

Personal Interests:  Trying new foods, watching crime movies, forensic science, spending time with my family and friends

Email: amobramaein@email.arizona.edu

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Stanley Ndugba

Advisor: John Konhilas, Ph.D.

 

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Email: chinaenyendugba@email.arizona.edu

Publications:

Amu EO, Ndugba SC, Olatona FA. Knowledge of Cervical Cancer and Attitude to Cervical Cancer Screening among Women in Somolu Local Government Area, Lagos, Nigeria; Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care. 2019; 31 (1) 76–85.

 

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Izzy Thesz

Advisor: Michael Grandner, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Sleep habits and exercise/academic performance, improving sleep efficiency

Personal interests: Anything outdoors, exercise, coaching cheer/tumbling, spending time with loved ones

Email: ikethesz@email.arizona.edu

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Matt Vance

Advisor: Kirsten Limesand, PhD

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Email: mvance1@email.arizona.edu

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Nathan Wright

Advisor: John Konhilas, PhD

 

Research Interests: Cardiovascular and Reproductive Physiology, CVD (Cardiovascular Disease), affects of sex differences on the heart.

 

Personal Interests: Being a Father, Photography, Gardening, and Swimming.

 

Email: naw12@email.arizona.edu

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Linda Wu

Advisor: Dawn K. Coletta, PhD

Research Interests: Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Personal Interests: Major foodie, dance, yoga, binge watching shows, and hanging out with friends and family!

Email: lindawu@email.arizona.edu

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