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College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomy and Physiology

Graduate Students

Doctoral Students
ChenShifan Chen

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

Research Field:
Aging disease

Mentor:
Dr. Yulan Xiong

Hometown:
Beijing, China

Research Project:
Molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease

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, Mo.

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

 
LeeDongoh Lee

Previous Degrees/Schools:
MS, DVM, Chungbuk National University

Research Field:
Ion transport

Mentor:
Dr. Bruce Schultz

Hometown:
Jeonju-si, Republic of Korea

Research Project:
Investigation of the Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator

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

LouMaria Lou

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

Research Field:
Swine behavior and welfare

Mentor:
Dr. Abbie Viscardi

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

Research Project:
To be determined

 
 
MartinMiriam Martin

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

Research Field:
Animal welfare and pain management

Mentor:
Dr. Hans Coetzee

Hometown:
Meadville, Mo.

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 Field:
Nanomedicine for cancer therapeutics

Mentor:
Dr. Rob DeLong

Hometown:
Sasthamcotta, Kollam, Kerala, India

Research Project:
Use of bioengineered metal oxide nanoparticles against melanoma

SpringfieldDariyan Springfield

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Animal Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Clinical pharmacology

Mentor:
Dr. Butch KuKanich

Hometown:
Kansas City, Kan.

Research Project:
To be determined

 
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

Mentor:
Dr. Masaaki Tamura

Hometown:
Kathmandu, Nepal

Research Project:
To be determined

 
CromerAdrienne Wright

Degrees/School:
Working on MBA and PhD concurrently at Kansas State University

Research Field:
Mesenchymal stromal cells

Mentor:
Dr. Mark Weiss

Hometown:
Brodhead, Ky.

Research Project:
Role of mitochondria in cell growth and differentiation

MS Students in AP labs
BrichalliWyatt Brichalli

MS candidate

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

Research Field:
Tumor suppressors in drosophila model 

Mentor:
Dr. Jianzhong Yu

Hometown:
Concordia, Kan.

Research Project:
Novel components of or related to the hippo tumor suppressor pathway

 
JiaScott Fritz

MS candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Biology, Hastings College, Hastings, Neb.; DVM, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Research Field:
Toxicology 

Mentor:
Dr. Steve Ensley

Hometown:
Cozad, Neb.

Research Project:
To be determined

WilsonSarah Wilson

MS candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Biology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; DVM, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Nanotechnology 

Mentor:
Dr. Rob Delong

Hometown:
Whitman, Mass.

Research Project:
TBA

 
Affiliated Graduate Students
Chemistry 
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

 

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

 
Kinesiology  
ColburnTrenton Colburn

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
MS, Kinesiology, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cardiovascular physiology and oxygen transport

Mentors:
Drs. Tim Musch and David Poole

Hometown:
Belleville, Kan.

Research Project:
Sexual dimorphism in the physiological function of KATP channels

 
SchulzeKiana Schulze

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS & MS, Kinesiology, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cardiorespiratory physiology

Mentors:
Drs. Tim Musch and David Poole

Hometown:
Shawnee, Kan.

Research Project:
Oxygen-related mechanisms of exercise intolerance in pulmonary hypertension

WeberRamona Weber

MS candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Life Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cardiovascular physiology and oxygen transport

Mentors:
Drs. Tim Musch and David Poole

Hometown:
Hanover, Kan.

Research Project:
Soluble guanyl cyclase activator and stimulator effects on chronic heart failure