NameYearDissertation TitlePost-Doctoral PositionCurrent PositionEmail
Emma Goldberg2022Muscle mitochondria in vascular disease: a novel genetic target for limb salvageN/AManager, Grants and Engagement Endocrine Society
Washington DC
Katherine Buddo2021Deciphering the impact of fructose metabolism on liver mitochondrial bioenergeticsJessica Ellis, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology,
East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute,
East Carolina University, Greenville NC
In Progress - Personal Training and Nutrition Counseling Certification
Kelsey McLaughlin2021Comparison of Mitochondrial Phenotypes Across Cancers with Different Tissues of OriginJessica Ellis, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology,
East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute,
East Carolina University, Greenville NC
Scientific Consultant/Grant Writer
Eva Garland, LLC
Raleigh, NC
Joshua Morgan2021Acidosis Activated GPR68 Promotes Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Growth N/ASenior Scientist
Q2 Solutions
Morrisville NC
Adam Amorese2020Physiological Characterization of a Hypoxia-Resistant Skeletal MuscleAlice Ryan, PhD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Gabe Grilo2020Mechanisms of left ventricular remodeling in physiological and pathological conditionsGanesh Halade
Dept. of Internal Medicine and The Heart Institute
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Musaad Alsahly2020Impact of Intrinsic Aerobic Exercise Capacity on Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Various Forms Of Cardiovascular StressN/AAssistant Professor
Dept. of Physiology, College of Medicine
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Michael Odom2019Neurovascular Mechanisms of Erectile Dysfunction Following Androgen Deprivation TherapyTodd Purves and Monty Hughes
Dept. of Surgery and Urinary Dysfunction Laboratory
Duke University
Madaniah Zakari2019Intrinsic Exercise Capacity and Hind-Limb Ischemia: Differential Impact of Active Exercise and Androgen Signaling on Post-Ischemic RecoveryN/AAssistant Professor
Dept of Physiology, College of Medicine
Taibah University
Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia
Cameron Schmidt2018Physiologic Determinants of Ischemic Skeletal Muscle PathophysiologyP. Darrell Neufer
East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Melissa Mae Raval Ińigo2017Induced Ablation of Skeletal Muscle Specific Estrogen Receptor alpha in Adult female Mice Increased the Susceptibility to Develop Skeletal Muscle Inflammation and Glucose Intolerance under Chronic Lipid OverloadShawn Burgess
Dept. of Pharmacology and Center for Human Nutrition
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Nathan Holland2017Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Xenobiotic Pulmonary ExposuresDave Tulis
Dept. of Physiology
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Postdoctoral Fellow (Bill Arendhorst)
UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
Chapel Hill NC
Andrew Holt2016Vasodilator-Stimulated Phosphoprotein Regulates Arterial Smooth Muscle Cell MigrationEye Trauma Unit
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR)
Captain, United States Army
Executive Director
Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory
Tripler Army Medical Center,
Honolulu, HI
Major, Unite States Army
Shaun Reece2016Modulation of Experimental Autoimmune Myocarditis with Cytokine-Myosin Fusion Protein and Novel Cardiac PeptidesKimberly Kew
Center For Advanced Forensics/Arrogen
Greenville NC
IT Support Specialist
Division of Research, Engagement and Economic Development
East Carolina University
Cody Smith2016Linking Energy State to Redox Environment Through Mitochondrial Redox CircuitsP. Darrell Neufer
East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Brigham Young University – Idaho
Rexburg, ID
Rick Alleman2016Cardioprotective Mechanisms Targeting Thiol Redox Homeostasis and Mitochondrial BioenergeticsN/AScientist and Project Manager
CirQuest Labs
Memphis, TN
Fatiha Moukdar2014Targeting the Mitochondrial Inner Membrane to Improve Bioenergetics in the Diseased HeartN/ASenior Group Leader Analytical Development- Microbiology
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Greenville NC
Joshua Stone2013Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein Kinase Inhibits Vascular Smooth Muscle Associated with Vasculoproliferative DisordersN/AAssistant Professor, Biology and PA studies
Didactic Director Medical Studies
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory NC
Achini Vidanaparthirana2013Influence of Carbon Nanomaterial Exposure or Pro-Constrictor Mechanisms During PregnancyChristina Bursill and Peter Psaltis
Heart and Vascular Research Center, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Adelaide, Australia
Associate Investigator,
ARC Center of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
Adelaide, Australia
Stefanie Burleson2013The Induction of Antigen-Specific Immunological Tolerance and Attenuation of Inflammation via Cytokine Antigen Fusion Protein Therapy in a Mouse Model of Pulmonary InflammationN/AStudy Director/Principal Investigator
Burleson Research Technologies, Inc
Raleigh, NC
Leslie Thompson2013Augmented Coronary Vascular Smooth Muscle Response to Endothelin-1 Exacerbates Cardiac Injury Following Pulmonary Exposure to Engineered NanomaterialsAimen Firraj and Wayne Cascio
ORISE and ORD fellow
USEPA Research labs, RTP, NC
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow NIH
Health Science Policy Analyst
NIH, Office of the Director
Rockville MD
Di Wu2012The Significance of miRNA Pathway in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration Following Sciatic Nerve InjuryVeronica Tom
Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Drexel University
Chad Frasier2012The role of cardiac mitochondria in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injuryLori L. Isom
Department of Pharmacology
University of Michigan
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennesssee State University
Xiaojia Wang (Sky Reece)2010Circadian Actiation of Mast Cells Mediates the Nocturnal Response in Allergic AsthmaJared Brown
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Brody School of Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine, UCSF
Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
East Carolina University
Assistant Professor, Beaufort Community College
Jessica Dries-Devlin2010Tissue Salvage in the Non-Reperfused Myocardium Mediated by (the Absence of Circadian Rhythm Gene) mPER2 and (the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase) EphrinA1Doris Taylor and Robert Tranquilo
University of Minnesota
Publications Manager, Clinical Operations, Coronary and Structural Heart
Medtronic, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Sarath Vijayakumar2009Role of Mediators of Neuronal Plasticity in the Circadian Regulation of Suprachiasmatic Nucleus by LightSherri Jones
Dept. Comm. Sci. Disorders
East Carolina University
Resident Assistant Professor
Dept. Of Biomedical Sciences
Creighton University, NB
Elizabeth (Fontenot) Granier2009Role of Intrinsic Aerobic Capacity Phenotype in Determining Adaptive Responses to Peripheral IschemiaN/AAssociate Professor,
Health Sciences Division
St. Louis Community College
Online Physiology faculty, American Public University
Todd A. Nolan2008Inhibition of Protein Kinase C Restores Morphine Efficacy Following Excitotoxic Spinal Cord Injury: Implications for Treatment of Post-Spinal Cord Injury Pain SyndromeRobert Caudle and John Neubert
College of Dentistry
Division of Facial Pain
University of Florida
Associate Professor
Assistant Dean, Preclinical Education
Dept. of Preclinical Sciences
LECOM School of Dental Medicine
Bradenton, FL
Rushaniya Khairova2006The Role of Axon-Glia Interactions in Mechanisms of NAAG, Glutamate and Nitric Oxide Neurotoxicity in Crayfish Medial Giant Nerve FibersNIMH
Bethesda, MD
Psychiatry Residency
Columbia University
Psychiatry and Neurology
Private Practice
St. Charles, MO
Emily Cozzi2006Cardiovascular Effects of Ultrafine Particulate Matter ExposureDavid Beier
Genetics Division BWH
Harvard University
Director, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs
Sage Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA
Hiromi M. Sanders2006Molecular Basis of the Pathogenic Role of Amyloid Abp3-42 Peptide in Alzheimer’s DiseaseColumbia University
New York, NY
J.D, Drexel University
Director of Research Integrity
George Washington University
Rebecca Nolan Harris2006Regulation of the Amyloid Precursor Protein Adaptor Proteins by Cholesterol and IsoprenoidsNeurosciences Institute
Duke University
Adjunct Professor
Messiah College
Online Physiology faculty, American Public University
Small Business Owner, Kairos Float and Wellness Studio
Gregory S. Harris2006The Role of Urotenisn II in the Progression of Congestive Heart FailureUNC- Chapel Hill
M.D., Internal Medicine Residency, Cardiology Fellowship, all BSOM
Fellow, Electrophysiology subspecialty, UNC-CH
Clinical Electrophysiologist
Heart Rhythm Associates
Greenville, NC
Suriovi Hazarika2005Effect of Asthma and Its Associated Systemic Inflammation on Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion InjuryBrian Annex
Department of Medicine/Cardiology
Duke University
Medicine residency, ECU
Cardiology Fellowship, UVA
Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Lorain Family Health Center, OH
Robert C. Noland2005Assessment of Peroxisomal Contribution to Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Oxidation in Insulin ReleaseDeborah Muoio
Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition
Duke University
Assistant Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University
Jessica G. Sharpe2004Transport of Polyamines and Basic Amino Acids Through a Common Carrier SiteMichael Robbins
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Wake Forest University
Dept. of Biology
Associate Director, George Center for Honors Studies
Greensboro College, NC
Alan Stevenson2004Polyamines AffectN/AVice President, Academic
Justin W. Brown2003The Involvement of the Pre-optic Region of the Anterior Hypothalamus in the Hypothermic Response to HemorrhageRobert Darnall
Dept. of Physiology
School of Medicine
Dartmouth University
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biology
James Madison University
Barack O. Abonyo2003Role of SNARES in Regulated Surfactant SecretionSuzanne Jackowski
Dept. of Infectious Disease
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Registrar, Planning, Partnership, Research and Innovation
Kibabii University, Kenya
William H. Rowan2002Nitration of Proteins in Lung Inflammatory CellsPenn Watkinson
Research Triangle Park
ITT Corporation
Alexandria, VA
Steve A. Simandle2002The Role of BAG-1 in Ischemia and Ischemic PreconditioningDavid Busija
Dept. of Physiology/Pharm.
Wake Forest University
Free Lance Author
Mount Airy, NC
Joseph F. Christian2002Transcriptional Regulation of 4E-BP1 by PolyaminesJohn Lawrence
Dept. of Pharmacology
University of Virginia
Global Project Manager
PRA Health Sciences
Wilmington, NC
Timothy R. Koves2002Regulation of Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Oxidation in Rat Skeletal Muscle by Malonyl Co-ADeborah Muoio
Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition at the Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
Duke University
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Medicine, The Molecular Physiology Institute, and the Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
Duke University
Bill T. Storey2002Vascular Endothelial Cell Targeting of Syngeneic Primary and Metastatic AdenocarcinomasNancy Thompson
Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Brown University
Intellectual Property Law
New York
David B. Murray2002Influence of Protein Kinase Inhibition on Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 alpha during Hypoxia in Adult Canine Ventricular TissueJoseph Janicki
Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology
Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University
Medical Science Liason
Associate Director
Ipsen Pharmaceuticals
New Orleans, LA
J. Paul Justice2000Influence of IL-10 on Th2 T-Lymphocyte Mediated Airway Hyperreactivity Development Following Ragweed Allergen Exposure of the AirwayJames Lee
Dept. of Biochemistry
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona
Bioterrorism Investigator
Washington, DC
James Gerardo1999PKC Isoforms Specific Response to Ischemia/Reperfusion and Modulation by Ischemic PreconditioningM.D. (2002), Internal Medicine Residency (2005) and Cardiology Fellowship (2007)
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Private Practice
State College, PA
Barbara D. Leinweber1997Maintaining the Localization of Actin in Smooth Muscle: Alpha Actinin, Filamin, Calponin and SM85/SM95Kathleen Morgan
Boston Biomed. Research Institute
Harvard University
Science Writer
BDL Biochem
Tucson, AZ
Christopher M. Penland1996Beta Adrenergic Stimulation of Bicarbonate Secretion Across Rabbit Non-ciliated Bronchiolar Epithelial (Clara) Cells: Mechanism and RegulationJeffrey Wine
Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
Stanford University
Director of Research
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Bethesda, MD
Kori L. Brewer1996Mutability of the Somatotopic Map in the Nucleus Gracilis of Adult Rats: Role of GABA in Functional PlasticityRobert Yezierski
Miami Project to Cure Pain
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Ron F. Morrison1994Regulation of Cellular Polyamines for Anchorage Dependent and Independent Cell ProliferationJohn Farmer
Dept. of Biochemistry
Boston University SOM
Associate Professor and Chair
Dept. of Nutrition
UNC Greensboro
William C. Stewart1994Regulation of Na/K ATPase Transport Activity in the RN22 Schwann Cell Line in Response to Stimulation of cAMP ProductionS. B. Kater
Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Colorado State University
Dept. of Biology
Middle Tennessee State University
Chunguang Li1992Consequences and Mechanisms of Attenuated Vasodilator Reserve in Left Ventricular HypertrophyMatthew Levy
Dept. of Physiology
Case Western Reserve
Medical Director (retired)
Acupuncture Clinic
Greenville, NC
Guy E. Goblewski1991Regulation of Intracellular Putracine Levels in a Duodenal Crypt Cell LineJohn Williams
Dept. of Physiology
University of Michigan
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
University of Wisconsin
Cindy Wilson1990Correlation of Cardiac Function and Metabolism in Diabetes MellitusSamuel Cushman
Associate Professor (retired)
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Science
Idaho State University
David Ginty1989Regulation of Putricine Biosynthesis in Duodenal Epithelial Cells and Relationship to GrowthMike Greenberg, John Wagner
Dana Farber, Harvard Medical School
Edward R and Anne G Leffler Professor
National Academy of Sciences member
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Dept. of Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School
David Osborne1989Gastrointestinal Luminal Polyamines and their Role in Regulating GI Mucosal GrowthGordon Luk
Dept. of Medicine
Wayne State University
Assistant Dean, Preclinical Education
Dept. of Physiology and Pathology
Burrell College of Osteopathic Med
Jwo-Sheng Chen1988Ventricular Receptor Reflex Control of Renal Function and Plasma Renin Activity in the Conscious DogIrving Zucker
Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Nebraska
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Medical Research
Taichyung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Sandra L. Craner1988A Developmental Analysis of the Organization of the Somatosensory Cortex of the domestic PigJennifer and Ray Lund
Neuroscience Program, University of Pittsburgh
Dept. of Biology
Southwest Minnesota State University