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College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomy and Physiology

Graduate Students

Doctoral Students
AlizadehKimia Alizadeh 

Previous Degrees/Schools:
DVM, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran

Research Field:
To be determined

Mentor:
Currently rotating in Dr. Masaaki Tamura's lab

Hometown:
Mashhad, Iran

Research Project:
To be determined

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, 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

 
 LeeDongoh Lee

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

Research Field:
To be determined

Mentor:
Currently rotating in Dr. Seong-O Choi's lab

Hometown:
Jeonju-si, Republic of Korea

Research Project:
To be determined

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 Field:
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

Mentor:
Dr. Masaaki Tamura

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

Veterinary Biomedical Sciences MS Students in AP labs
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

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, Kansas

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

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:
Not available

Research Field:
Not available

Mentor:
Dr. Tim Musch and David Poole

Hometown:
Not available

Research Project:
Not available

 
Mathematics  
AlbayyadhiMaram Albayyadhi

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
MS, Operator Algebra, University of Regina, Canada; PhD, Pure Math, University of Victoria, Canada; Two-year diploma, Learning and Teaching for Higher Induction, University of Victoria, Canada

Research Field:
Mathematical Biology

Mentor:
Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki

Hometown:
Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Research Project:
To be determined

AziziTahmineh Azizi

PhD candidate

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

Research Field:
Nanomedicine

Mentor:
Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki

Hometown:
Tehran, Iran

Research Project:
Mathematical modeling of nanoparticles and drug biodistribution

GoligerdianArash Goligerdian

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
Not available

Research Field:
Not available

Mentor:
Dr. Majid Jaberi-Douraki

Hometown:
Not available

Research Project:
Not available

Public Health  
FerrelColin Ferrel

MS candidate

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

Research Field:
Nanomedicine

Mentor:
Dr. Santosh Aryal

Hometown:
Burlingame, Kansas

Research Project:
Biomimetic theranostic nanoparticles