F Force Fellows

Fellowship Years

Fellowships Awarded in 2020

Fellow

Name

Project Title

Katherine WrightKatherine Wright“Learned Olfactory Preferences and Estradiol” (F32)
Stephanie CerneraStephanie Cernera“Wearable Sensor-Driven Responsive Deep Brain Stimulation for the Improved Treatment of Essential Tremor” (F31)
Deanna BousalisDeanna Bousalis“Creating Hydrogel Tissue Mimics to Better Understand Congenital Heart Disease” (F31)
Matthew Turner"Investigating the Role of Riboflaving and CIDAB in Streptococcus mutans Anaerobic Metabolism" (F31)
Ryan CrislipRyan Crislip“The Role of Sex Hormones in Distal Nephron-Specific BMAL1 Blood Pressure Regulation in Male and Female Mice” (F32)

Fellowships Awarded in 2019

Fellow

Name

Project Title

Chu Jane Hsiao Chu Jane Hsiao“Biocultural Investigation of Maternal Adversity on Gene Expression and DNA Methylation in the Placenta” (F30)
Zachary SorrentinoZachary Sorrentino, PhD“Towards Understanding the Initiating Role of Truncated Alpha-Synuclein in Neurodegeration” (F30)
Robert EisingerRobert Eisinger, PhD"Local Field Potentials Reveal Reward Processing and Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinsons' Disease" (F30)
Lindsay RotblattLindsay Rotblatt“Cognitive Aging Trajectories: Cardiovascular Risk, White Matter, and Medication Predictors” (F31)
Michael SunshineMichael Sunshine“A New Method of Spinal Stimulation to Activate the Diaphragm” (F31)
Kelly DemarsKelly Demars“Degrading BET Proteins is Neuroprotective in Ischemic Stroke” (F31)
Enrico BarrozoEnrico Barrozo“Phenotypic Analyses of HSV-1 MIRNAS: H1, H6, & H8” (F31)
Adaixa PadronAdaixa Padron“Diurnal Variations in Salivary Concentrations of Pro-Tumorigenic Cytokines and Possible Effects of Psycho-Physiological Stress in Gynecologic Cancer Patients and Matched Health Controls” (F31)
Verlin JosephVerlin Joseph“Patterns of Marijuana Use for HIV Pain: A Mixed Methods Approach” (F31)
Bryan JamesBryan James“Vascular Cell Sexual Dimorphism in Complex Mechanical Microenvironments” (F31)
Hillary CanslerHillary Cansler, PhD“Odor-Directed Attention and the Medial Prefrontal Cortex” (F32)

Fellowships Awarded in 2018

Fellow

Name

Project Title

Adam GrippinAdam Grippin, PhD“Engineering RNA-Nanoparticles to Enhance Dendritic Cell Mediated Treatment of Glioblastoma” (F30)
Kaitlyn CalabroKaitlyn Calabro, PhD"Exploring MYO7A Function in Novel Mouse Models and Improving AAV-Dual Vector Gene Therapy for Usher Syndrome 1B" (F31)
Samantha PaigeSamantha Paige, PhD“Precision Message Approaches to Combating Late-Stage COPD Diagnosis among Rural Adults” (F32)
Danielle VermilyeaDanielle Vermilyea, PhD"Determining how PPAD Modulates Porphyromonas gingivalis Biofilm Development" (F31)
Kyulim LeeKyulim Lee“Investigation of the Probiotic Mechanisms of Action of Streptococcus A12” (F30)
Nina ThigpenNina Thigpen, PhD"Perception Biases in Social Anxiety: Oculomotor and Visuocortical Mechanisms" (F31)
Justin KasparJustin Kaspar, PhD"Ecological Consequences of Cell-Cell Signaling on Interbacterial Competition" (F32)
Gee Su YangGee Su Yang, PhD“Biopsychosocial Correlates of Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Musculoskelatal Symptoms in Breast Cancer” (F32)
Mathew SebastianMathew Sebastian, PhD“PGLYRP3 Cooperates with Snail1 to Mediate Anti-Tumor Immune Response in Breast Cancer” (F30)
Melanie ShapiroMelanie Shapiro, PhD"Roles of the Insulin-Like Growth Factor Axis in Pre-Type 1 Diabetes Immune Regulation" (F31)

Fellowships Awarded in 2017

Fellow

Name

Project Title

Olivia BaileyOlivia Bailey"A Novel Combination Therapy for Type-1 Diabetes Prevention" (F31)
Julie BrayJulie Bray, PhD"The Novel Role of Rest in the Development of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma" (F31)
Sean CrossonSean Crosson, PhD"Characterization of Salivary Adiponectin and its Effect on Taste Perception" (F31)
Kyle Dyson Kyle Dyson"Immunologic Targeting of Developmentally-Regulated Antigens for the Treatment of High-Risk Medulloblastoma" (F30)
Hunter FutchHunter Futch, PhD"Immunotherapeutic Targeting of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone in Alzheimer's Disease" (F30)
Abigail HernandezAbigail Hernandez, PhD"Metabolic Mechanisms for Treating Cognitive Aging" (F31)
Lance RileyLance Riley, PhD"The Molecular Clock and Titin Expression in Skeletal Muscle" (F31)
Kate WhiteKate White, PhD"Functional Role of an Olfactory Corticostriatol Pathway" (F31)

Fellowships Awarded in 2016

Fellow

Name

Project Title

David Holden JrDavid Holden Jr, MD-PhD"In Pursuit of a PICS Prognostic: An Investigation of the Agents Activating and Perpetuating PICS" (F30)
Michael MassengillMichael Massengill, PhD“Development of Allele Independent Gene Therapy Strategies for Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentsa” (F30)
Samantha PaigeSamantha Paige, PhD"Developing an Instrument to Measure Interactive eHealth Literacy" (F31)
Jacqueline MayeJacqueline Maye, PhD"A 14 Week Study of Mindfulness Effects on Attentional Control in Older Adults" (F31)
Brittany Rife MagalisBrittany Rife Magalis, PhD"Intra-host Phylogeography Dynamics of SIV in the Rhesus Macaque Model of Neuroaids" (F31)
Alok SwaroopAlok Swaroop. MD-PhD"Chromatin Dysregulation Generated by Recurrent Point Mutation in Histone Methyltransferase, MMSET, Drives Progression of Lymphoid Malignancies" (F30)

Fellowships Awarded in 2015

Fellow

Name

Project Title

BrittneyNewbyBrittney Newby, PhD"Type 1 IFN in Type 1 Diabetes: Influencing Beta-Cell and CD8+ T Cell Interactions" (F30)
Martin WegmanMartin Wegman, MD-PhD"Comparative Effect of Managed Care on Quality and Costs of Care for Medicaid Adults" (F30)
Vaughn BryantVaughn Bryant, PhD"Working Memory: A Critical Factor underlying Alcohol Reduction Intervention Response" (F31)
Chukwuemeka OkaforChukwuemeka Okafor, PhD"The Impact of Long-Term Marijuana Use on the Neurocognitive Functioning of Individuals Living with HIV" (F31)
Douglas BennionDouglas Bennion, MD-PhD"Neuroprotection by Post-Stroke Activation of the ACE2-ANG-(1-7)-MAS Axis" (F31)
Joseph McQuailJoseph McQuail, PhD"Molecular and Physiological Determinants of Age-Related Working Memory Decline" (F32)
Thomas CaseyThomas Casey, PhD"Elucidating Functional Mechanisms for Drug Resistance in HIV-1 Protease" (F32)
Christina GravesChristina Graves, PhD"The Role of Intestinal Immunity in Type-1 Diabetes Initiation and Progression" (F31)
Natalie ChichettoNatalie Chichetto, PhD"Alcohol Consumption Patterns on Cardiovascular Health in Persons Living with HIV" (F31)
Kristi StreeterKristi Streeter, PhD"Coupling Spinal Gene Therapy with Intermittent Hypoxia to Improve Breathing after Spinal Cord Injury" (F32)

Fellowships Awarded in 2014

Fellow

Name

Project Title

Justin KasparJustin Kaspar, PhD"Ecological Consequences of Cell-Cell Signaling on Interbacterial Competition" (F31)
Yaima LightfootYaima Lightfoot, PhD"Rebalancing Intestinal Pathogenic Inflammation in Colon Cancer with a Novel L." (F32)
Giancarlo CuadraGiancarlo Cuadra, PhD"Functional Studies of Oral Epithelial Membrane Associated Mucins" (F32)
Jenna LeClercJenna Leclerc, MD-PhD"Role of Haptoglobin and CD163 in Brain Hemmorage" (F31)
Lisa KeyesLisa Keyes, PhD"Characterization of Epigenetic Modifications during MHV68 Lytic/Latent Infection" (F32)

Fellowships Awarded in 2013

Fellow

Name

Project Title

Annette De KloetAnnette de Kloet, PhD"Angiotensin-II, Hypothalmic Inflammation and Neurogenic Hypertension" (F32)
Matthew WilliamsMatthew Williams, PhD"Studies of YLXM of Streptococcus mutans, a Newly Identified Component of the Sign" (F31)
Janelle LetzenJanelle Letzen, PhD"The Effects of Mood on Functional Brain Connectivity in Low Back Pain Patients DU" (F31)
Maria CoronelMaria Coronel, PhD"Development of Bioactive Oxygen Platforms for Extrahepatic Islet Transplantation" (F31)
Lauren GayLauren Gay, PhD"Identification of KSHV MIRNA Targets in Endothelial Cells and Characterization MI" (F31)
Irina VelskoIrina Velsko, PhD"Periodontal Pathogens-Induced Atherosclerosis in APOE-/- and Integrin Beta6-/- MI" (F31)
Jason GravanoJason Gravano, PhD"Dissociating MTBI and PTSD Brain Activity at Rest" (F31)
Charles PenzaCharles Penza, PhD"Central Mechanisms of Manipulative and Body-Based Interventions: Training Program" (F32)

Fellowships Awarded in 2012

Fellow

Name

Project Title

Alfredo SklarAlfredo Sklar, PhD"Low Dose Alcohol Effects on Early Processing in Non-Problem Drinkers" (F30)
Christopher VakulskasChristopher Vakulskas, PhD"Characterization of a Novel Role for Dead-Box RNA Helicases in Bacteria" (F32)
Brooke ArmfieldBrooke Armfield, PhD"Dorsoventral Patterning of the Mammalian Cloaca" (F32)
Christine LarkinsChristine Larkins, PhD"Hypospadias: Morphogenesis of the Proximal Urethra" (F32)
Allison SangAllison Sang, PhD"Mechanisms of B-Cell Tolerance in a Mouse Model of Lupus" (F31)
Marci MitchellMarci Mitchell, PhD"Adolescent Risk-Taking, Dopamine Signaling, and Cocaine: A Vicious Circle" (F31)
Kristina NeelyKristina Neely, PhD"The Neurobehavioral Processes of Motor Inhibition" (F32)
Rachel BaileyRachel Bailey, PhD"LRRK2 Modulates the Progression of Neuropathology in a Mouse Model of Tauopathy" (F31)
Shekher MohanShekher Mohan, PhD"Role of Prostaglandin F2A Receptor (FP Receptor" in Hemorrhagic Stroke" (F32)

Fellowships Awarded in 2011

Fellow

Name

Project Title

Krista McCoyKrista McCoy, PhD"A Developmental and Molecular Investigation of how Vitamin E Ameliorates Endocrin" (F32)
Dana CatalfamoDana Catalfamo, PhD"Osteoclast Differentiation and Activation in the Context of Diabetes" (F31)
Jenna RenfroeJenna Renfroe, PhD"Psychophysiology of Emotion in Parkinson's Disease" (F31)
Amber MuehlmannAmber Muehlmann, PhD"Profiling Direct/Indirect Basal Ganglia Cells in Restricted Repetitive Behavior" (F31)

Fellowships Awarded in 2010

Fellow

Name

Project Title

David BorregoDavid Borrego, PhD"In-Clinic Assessment of Organ Doses for Interventional Fluoroscopic Procedures" (F31)
Brendan DoughertyBrendan Dougherty, PhD"Embryonic Raphe Cell Transplant and Cervical Spinal Cord Injury" (F31)
Shannon SiscoShannon Sisco, PhD"Neighborhood Influences on Cognitive Level and Training Gains in the ACTIVE Study" (F31)
Alex CuencaAlex Cuenca, MD-PhD"TLR4 Signaling in the Innate Immune Response to Neonatal Sepsis" (F32)
Lisa LagorioLisa Lagorio, PhD"Effects of Bolus Accomodation in Healthy Elderly Individuals" (F31)
Karienn MontgomeryKarienn Montgomery, PhD"Transfer Learning in Mice: Improved Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease" (F31)
Jeffrey BoissoneaultJeffrey Boissoneault, PhD"Neurophysiological Correlates of Moderate Alcohol Use in Older Adults" (F31)