MS Students who graduated this year

Congratulations to all the MS students who defended their thesis this year. Although none of them graduated from the School of Dentistry they did carry out their research under the supervision of our faculty.  We will continue to see some of them around the school.

Paul Dado Kim: MS in Microbiology and Immunology

Title: The role of Toll-like receptor 9 in periodontitis

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry (D1 student)
Faculty Advisor Esra Sahingur

Anuja Chumble: MS in Microbiology and Immunology
Title: Epigenetic alterations of Toll-like receptors by TET2
University of New England
College of Dental Medicine (D1 student)
Faculty Advisor Esra Sahingur

Yamileth Chin, MS in Microbiology and Immunology
“The cytotoxic effect of the BCL-2 family proteins in breast cancer cells”
Dental School Applicant
Faculty Advisor Hisaho Harada

B. Ross Belvin MS in Microbiology and Immunology
“HcpR of Porphyromonas gingivalis utilizes heme to bind NO”
Virginia Commonwealth University
PhD program VCU
Faculty Advisor Janina Lewis

Holly Dwyer MS in Microbiology and Immunology
“Characterization of putative Porphyromonas gingivalis RNA-binding proteins”
University of Maryland
School of Dentistry (D1 student)
Faculty Advisor Janina Lewis

Soheil Rostami MS in Microbiology and Immunology
“Characterization of a putative TonB deficient Porphyromonas gingivalis mutant”
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry (D1 student)
Faculty Advisor Janina Lewis

Romana Cvitkovic MS in Microbiology and Immunology
“Characterization of a biological role of a putative Porphyromonas gingivalis RNA – binding protein”
Dental School Applicant
Faculty Advisor Janina Lewis

Ahmad Obaidullah MS

 A Route to Discover Small Molecule Inhibitors of PsaA, A Potential Target for Streptococcus pneumoniae

Faculty Advisor:  Todd Kitten

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