2013 Fellows

Interdisciplinary Training

2013 Fellows


Katie Semmens
Mentors: Dr. Adam Geballe (Human Biology) and Dr. Harmit Malik (Basic Sciences)
Propoal Title: "Evolution of PKR antagonism in primate cytomegaloviruses"

Zoi Villasana
Mentors: Dr. Michael Lagunoff (Microbiology, UW) and Dr. Alejandro Wolf-Yadlin (Genome Science, UW)
Proposal Title: "Changes in glucose and glutamine utilization during KSHV infection"

Kristjana Asbjorndottir
Mentors: Dr. Grace John-Stewart (Epidemiology, UW) and Dr. Stephen DeRosa (VIDD)
Proposal Title: "Infant ART response and the role of host immune responses"

Angela Ulrich
Mentors: Dr. Ann Duerr (VIDD) and Dr. Steven Goodreau (Anthropology, UW)
Proposal Title: "Concurrency and acute infection: Drivers fo the HIV epidemic among men who have sex                                 with men in Lima, Peru?"

Patrick Mitchell
Mentors: Dr. Harmit Malik (Basic Sciences) and Dr. Michael Emerman (Human Biology)
Proposal Title: "Evolution of antiviral specificity and function of the primate Mx GTPases"



Joel Rosenbaum
Mentors: Dr. Rachel Klevit (UW Biochemistry) and Dr. David Hockenbery (Clinical Research)
Proposal Title: "HSPB1 and HSPB5 as Targets for Treating Chemoresistance in Cancers"

Kimberly Jordan-Williams
Mentors: Dr. Alanna Ruddell (Comparative Medicine, UW) and Dr. Andrew Farr (Biological Structure, UW)
Proposal Title: "mCLCA1 regulation of lymph node lymphangiogenesis"

Sheila Ganti
Mentors: Dr. Alanna Ruddell (Comparative Medicine, UW) and Dr. Brian Iritani (Comparative Medicine, UW)
Proposal Title: "Lymph node alterations in melanoma"

Amitahba Gupta
Mentors: Dr. Sue Biggins (Basic Sciences) and Dr. Charles Asbury (Physiology & Biophysics, UW)
Proposal Title: "Elucidating the multiple functions of CLASP in kinetochore biorientation"

Lucia Vojtech
Mentors: Dr. Florian Hladik (VIDD) and Dr. Muneesh Tewari (Human Biology)
Proposal Title: "Effect of exosomes and exosomal miRNA in semen on mucosal immunity to HIV"