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College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomy and Physiology

Graduate Students

Doctoral Candidates
ChenShifan Chen

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Veterinary Medicine, Northeast Agricultural University, China; MS Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, China

Research Field:
Pseudorabies Virus (PRV) escapes from Interferon related innate immunity

Mentors:
Drs. Jun Tang and Peying Fong

Hometown:
Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang, China

Research Project:
PRV protein UL42 abrogates IFNa pathway through down-regulating JAK-STAT activity

CurtisAndrew Curtis

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Animal Science, University of Missouri; MS Animal Science, University of Missouri

Research Field:
Physiology

Mentor:
Dr. Hans Coetzee

Hometown:
Bourbon, Missouri

Research Project:
Immunocastration

 
HuLiang Hu

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Veterinary Medicine, Jilin University, China; MS Preventive Veterinary Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Research Field:
Cancer Biology

Mentor:
Dr. Jianzhong Yu

Hometown:
Huaihua, China

Research Project:
Screening and characterization of novel tumor suppressor genes in hippo and mTOR pathways

 
LiuQinfang Liu

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Bioengineering, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University; MS, Biomedical Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Aging Disease

Mentor:
Dr. Yulan Xiong

Hometown:
Zhuzhou, China

Research Project:
Molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease

MartinMiriam Martin

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Animal Science, University of Missouri; MS Animal Science, Livestock Behavior and Welfare, Colorado State University 

Research Field:
Pain and Animal Welfare

Mentor:
Dr. Hans Coetzee

Hometown:
Meadville, Missouri

Research Project:
Animal pain and NSAID use

 
MathewElza Mathew

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BVSc & AH, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India; MVSc, Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Punjab, India; MS, Animal Science, University of Connecticut

Research Fields:
Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapeutics

Mentor:
Dr. Rob DeLong

Hometown:
Sasthamcotta, Kollam, Kerala, India

Research Project:
Use of bioengineered metal oxide nanoparticles against melanoma

SnyderOrman L. (Larry) Snyder II

Previous Degree/Schools:
DVM, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Stem Cell Biology

Mentor:
Dr. Mark Weiss

Hometown:
Topeka, Kansas

Research Project:
EV clinical effects

ThakkarRavindra Thakkar

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Sardar Patel University, India; MS, Sardar Patel University, India

Research Field:
Electron Microscopy and Molecular Simulation

Mentor:
Dr. Jeff Comer

Hometown:
Vadodara, India

Research Project:
Interaction between biological molecules and synthetic nanostructures using electron microscopy and molecular simulation

 
UpretiDeepa Upreti

Previous Degrees/School:
MS, Veterinary Biomedical Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cancer Biology

Hometown:
Kathmandu, Nepal

Research Project:
To be determined

 
CromerAdrienne Wright

Degrees/School:
Adrienne is working on her MBA and PhD concurrently at Kansas State University

Research Field:
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells

Mentor:
Dr. Mark Weiss

Hometown:
Brodhead, Kentucky

Research Project:
Role of mitochondria in cell growth and differentiation

Affiliated Graduate Students
Chemistry 
JiaKaimin Jia

MS candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum

Research Field:
Chemical Biology - Enzyme

Mentors:
Drs. Ping Li and Yulan Xiong

Hometown:
Shandong, China

Research Project:
Protein N-terminal methyltransferase

MarasiniRamesh Marasini

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Chemistry and Biology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal; MS, Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Research Field:
Nanomedicine

Mentor:
Dr. Santosh Aryal

Hometown:
Gulmi, Nepal

Research Project:
Engineering multifunctional biomimetic nanomedicine for drug delivery and imaging

 

NguyenTuyen Nguyen

MS candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Medicinal Chemistry, Cantho University, Vietnam; Graduate PhD, Chemistry, Kansas State University

Research Fields:
Biomaterials, Nanomedicine and Cancer Diagnosis

Mentor:
Dr. Santosh Aryal

Hometown:
Cantho, Vietnam

Research Project:
Engineered nanomaterial for tumor-targeted drug delivery and diagnosis

RayamajhiSagar Rayamajhi

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BTech, Biotechnology, Kathmandu University

Research Fields:
Exosome, Drug Delivery and Cancer Diagnosis

Mentor:
Dr. Santosh Aryal

Hometown:
Kathmandu, Nepal

Research Project:
Engineering exosomes for drug delivery

 
Industrial Engineering
AminiHossein Amini

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
MS, Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University;

Research Field:
Application of data mining and machine learning in manufacturing and health care

Mentor:
Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki

Hometown:
Tehran, Iran

Research Projects:
Process monitoring of laser bed fusion additive manufacturing in industrial scale; Optimizing on-time delivery in the supply chain using predictive models; Process monitoring and prognosis models in high-dimensional multi-stage manufacturing systems using data-driven approaches; Predicting adverse drug reactions using patient demographic data; Data-driven decision support system for breast cancer

Kinesiology  
ColburnTrenton Colburn

PhD candidate

Mentors:
Drs. Tim Musch and David Poole

 

 
Mathematics  
AziziTahmineh Azizi

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
MS, Math, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Research Fields:
Nanomedicine

Mentor:
Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki

Hometown:
Tehran, Iran

Research Project:
Mathematical modeling of nanoparticles and drug biodistribution

GoligerdianArash Goligerdian

PhD candidate

Mentor:
Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki

 

Public Health  
FerrelColin Ferrel

MS candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Psychology, Kansas State University

Research Fields:
Nanomedicine

Mentor:
Dr. Santosh Aryal

Hometown:
Burlingame, Kansas

Research Project:
Biomimetic theranostic nanoparticles