School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Students and Trainees

Many of the member-faculty in the CVRI serve as mentors for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Jin An
Research Associate
Title of research project: Sphingolipid signaling in endothelial functions
Mentor(s): Menq-Jer Lee
Home Department: Pathology


 

Kasey Mohan
Student Assistant
Title of Research Project: "A study of the effects of screening criteria on recruitment for Achieve BP".  DetDetDetkadk(P
Mentor(s): Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D., MCHES, Alica Streater, Ph.D.
Home Department: Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Science

 

Marcello Pasquale Castelvetere, B.S.
Master student
Title of research project: “Role of CXCR2 Macromolecular Complex in Endothelial Progenitor Cell Homing and Angiogenesis”
Mentor: Chunying, Ph.D.
Home Departments: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Yi Dong, MBBS
Title of research project: “Mitochondrial Dyamics: Exploring a Novel Target Against Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
Mentor: Karin Przyklenk, Ph.D.
Home department: Physiology
 

 

 Andy Paranjpe, MD, MPH
Title of research project: “Impact of Patient Activation on Treatment Adherence Among Patients with Hypertension: A preliminary study Mentor: Karin Przyklenk, Ph.D.

Mentors:  Julie Gleason-Comstock, PhD, MCHES, DFMPHS; Alicia Streater, PhD, Center for Urban Studies; Phillip Levy, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
Home department: Family Medicine and Public Health Services

 

Lesley L. Foster
Ph.D. Student
Title of research project :Studying the relationship between sumoylation and hypothermia in brain ischemia and reperfusion
Mentor(s): Jonathon Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D.; Anthony Lagina, M.D.
Home Department: Physiology

 

Yuning Hou, B.S.
Master student
Title of research project: “CXCR2 Macromolecular Signaling Complex in the Regulation of Neutrophil Functions in Inflammatory Cardiovascular Diseases”
Mentor: Chunying, Ph.D.
Home Departments: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Jasmine Vickers

MPH Student Assistant

Title of Research Project: "An investigation of health literacy and health behavior in patients with hypertension discharged from an urban emergency department (Preliminary Title)".

Mentor(s): Julie Gleason-Comstock, PhD, MCHES, Alicia Streater, Ph.D.

Home Department: Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences

 

 
Roberto Mendez
Ph.D student
Title of research project: Role of CREBH in Lipid Metabolism
Mentor: Dr. Kezhong Zhang
Home Department: Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics

 

Jianbin Shen
Ph.D. Student
Title of research project: The effect of  knockout SM22  on vessel remodeling in response to vascular injury
Mentor:  Li Li
Home Departments: Internal Medicine and Center for Molecular Medicine

 

Jin-Sook Lee
Research Associate
Title of research project: Involvement of endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling in lipid metabolism              
Mentor: Dr. Kezhong Zhang
Home Department: CMMG              

 

Jessica Timmins
Honors Student
Title of Research Project: Development of a Nutrition & Health Education Kiosk Research Project in a Public Health Primary Care Clinic
Mentor(s): Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D., MCHES; Alicia Streater, Ph.D.
Home Department: Nutrition and Food Sciences and Biological Sciences
 

Devi Thiagarajan
Postdoctoral Fellow
Title of research project: The molecular mechanisms of SM22 in vascular inflammation
Mentor: Li Li
Home Departments: Internal Medicine and Center for Molecular Medicine


 

Shuo Wang, B.S.
Ph.D. Student
Title of research project: “CXCR2 Macromolecular Complex as a Novel Target for Inhibiting Pancreatic Cancer tumorigenicity and Tumor Angiogenesis”
Mentor: Chunying, Ph.D.
Home Departments: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Xuebao Zhang
Research Associate
Title of research project: Stress-regulated lipogenesis in Cancer
Mentor: Kezhong Zhang
Home Department: Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics


 

Wenliang Zhang
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Title of research project : Role of sphingolipid in adipocyte inflammation and obesity
Mentor: Menq-Jer Lee
Home Department: Pathology
 

 

Ze Zheng
Ph.D. student
Title of research project: Exposure of Real-world Airborne Particulate Matter Causes Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in an Animal Model
Mentor: Kezhong Zhang
Home Department: CMMG

 

 Arun Mallapareddi, MBBS
 MPH Student Assistant
Title of research project: "Analysis of medical aderence in a RCT behavioral intervention (Preliminary title)".
Mentor(s): Phillip Levy, MD, MPH, Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D., MCHES
Home Department: Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences.

 

Scott McPherson-Moncrief
MPH Student Assistant
Title of research project:"Achieveing Blood Control Through Enhanced Discharge (AchieveBP)"  
Mentor(s): Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D., MCHES, Phillip Levy, MD, MPH, Emergency Medicine
Home Department: Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences.

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