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T-COHR Trainees

Pre-Doctoral Trainees

Emily Durham
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: James Cray, Ph.D.
Project Title: Direct Effects of Nicotine Exposure on Murine Calvaria

Jessica eSilva
Cardiology
Mentor: Amy Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Project Title: Decreased Mechanical Strength and Collagen Content in SPARC-null Periodontal Ligament is Reversed by Inhibition of Transglutaminase Activity

Bethany Herbert
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: Keith Kirkwood, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Projectd TItle: MK2 Signaling REgulates Osteoclastogenesis and Pro-Resorptive Cytokines During Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans-Induced Bone Loss

Joy Kirkpatrick
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: Patrick Woster, Ph.D.
Project TItle: Use of KDM4B Inhibitors to Target Periodontal Disease Progression

Jaden Lee
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: Ozlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Project Title: To Be Determined

JoAnn Roberts
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: Ozlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Project TItle: Porphyromonas Gingivalis Modulates NADPH Oxidase 2 in Primary Gingival Epithelial Cells

Alexandra Rogers
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Mentor: Christine Kern, Ph.D.
Project Title: The Role of ADAMTS5-Mediated Aggrecan Turnover in the Temporomandibular Joint

Emilie Rosset
Cardiology
Mentor: Amy Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Project Title: SPARC Influences Collagen Fiber Morphology and Monocyte Activity in a Murine Model of Periodontal Disease

Raquela Thomas
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Besim Ogretmen, Ph.D.
Projectd TItle: HPV16-E7 Oncoprotein Enhances Ceramide-Mediated Lethal Mitophagy by Regulating the Rb/E2F5/Drp1 Signaling Axis

Post-Doctoral Trainees

R. Nicole Howie, Ph.D.
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: James Cray, Ph.D.
Project Title: Sertraline Alters Wound Healing in Critical-Sized Mouse Calvarial Defects

Sarah Cisewski, Ph.D.
Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering
Mentor: Christine Kern, Ph.D.
Project Title: TBA

Matthew Coombs, Ph.D.
Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering
Mentor: Hai Yao, Ph.D.
Project Title: To Be Determined

Reniqua House, Ph.D.
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: Viswanathan Palanisamy, Ph.D.
Project Title: The RNA-Binding Protein CELF1 REgulates the Tumor Supressive Protein IL-24/mda-7 Expression in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Mrinmoyee Majumder, Ph.D.
Oral Health Sciences
Mentor: Viswanathan Palanisamy, Ph.D.
Project Title: RNA-binding Protein FXR1 Negatively Regulates Senescence by Destabilizing mRNA CDKN1A and Stabilizing Non-Coding RNA Telomerase RNA Component