Department Directory

Alumni (Ph.D.)

adneyskScott Adney, Ph.D.
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail:  adneysk@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, October 2013

_MG_6246-Al-ShboulOthman Al-Shboul, Ph.D.
(Srinivasa Karnam, Ph.D.)
E-mail: alshboulo@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2011

Mohammed_AlqudahMohammed Alqudah, Ph.D.
(John Grider, Ph.D.)
E-mail: alqudahma@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2013

AluriHema Aluri, Ph.D.
(Edward Lesnefsky, Jr., M.D.)
E-mail: alurihs@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2013

_MG_6446-Anderson

Charles Anderson, Ph.D.
(John Grider, Ph.D.)
E-mail: andersoncd2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2011

_MG_6278-Bakos_000Stephen Bakos, Ph.D.
(Richard Costanzo, Ph.D.)
E-mail: bakossr@vcu.edu Completed Requirements, November 2010

 

_MG_6407-Bednarek

Melissa Bednarek, Ph.D.
(Paul Ratz, Ph.D.)
E-mail: bednarekml@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, July 2009

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Sayak Bhattacharya , Ph.D.
(Murthy Karnam, Ph.D.)
E-mail: bhattachars2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, October 2012

KrasnodaraCameronKrasnodara Cameron
(De Felice Lab)
E-mail: stoychevakn@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, February 2015
connerymdMichael Connery, Ph.D.
(Roland Pittman, Ph.D.)
E-mail:  connerymd@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, October 2013
_MG_6578-Deng

Wu Deng, Ph.D.
(Clive Baumgarten, Ph.D.)
E-mail: dengw@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, July 2009

desaipnPooja Desai, Ph.D.
(Clive Baumgarten, Ph.D.)
E-mail: desaipn@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2013
CandiceHatcherCandice Hatcher
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hatchercn@vcu.edu

 Divya Prasanna Kumar
(Murthy Karnam, Ph.D/Arun Sanyal, M.D.))
E-mail: dprasannakum@vcu.edu
Completed Requirements, November 2014

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Yan Li, Ph.D.
(John Grider, Ph.D.)
E-mail: liy2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, November 2009

rahul_mahajanRahul Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D.
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: mahajanr@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, October 2012

uzoma_mbaM. Uzoma Mba
(Drs. Catherine Dumur and Vladimir Vladimirov.)
E-mail: mbamuu@vcu.edu
Completed Requirements, August 2014

_MG_6398-McClainJustin McClain, Ph.D.
(Helen Fillmore, Ph.D.)
E-mail: mcclainja@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2009

_MG_6556-ChaudhariNikita Mishra, Ph.D.
(Scott Walsh, Ph.D.)
E-mail: chaudharina@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, May 2010

mousaaaAhmad Mousa, Ph.D.
(Scott Walsh, M.D.)
E-mail: mousaaa@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, January 2012

Ancydimpy Nalli -- new
(S. Murthy Karnam, Ph.D.)
E-mail:  nallia@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, September 2015

_MG_6320-NugentWilliam Nugent, Ph.D.
(Roland Pittman, Ph.D.)
E-mail: nugentwh@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, August 2010

LauraOBrienLaura O'Brien
(James P. Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.)
E-mail: obrienl@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2015

SungParkSung Park
(Clive Baumgarten, Ph.D.)
E-mail: parksh@vcu.edu

 

vasileiospetrouVasileios Petrou , Ph.D.
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: vasileios.petrou@mssm.edu
(Degree awarded by Mt. Sinai, New York) Completed Requirements, July 2012

_MG_6504-PinkstaffSherry Pinkstaff, Ph.D.
(Ross Arena, Ph.D.)
E-mail: pinkstaffso@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, May 2010

PollokRobert (Bob) Pollock, Ph.D.
(Leon Avery, Ph.D.)
E-mail:  rhpollock@gmail.com

Completed Requirements, May 2013
Aaron_RandolphAaron Randolph, Ph.D.
(I. Scott Ramsey, Ph.D.)
E-mail: alrandolph@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, January 2014

_MG_6575-Raucci

Frank Raucci, Ph.D.
(Clive Baumgarten, Ph.D.)
E-mail: rauccifj@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements,
October 2009

SoumyaGovindaRemeshSoumya Govinda Remesh, Ph.D.
(Carlos Escalante, Ph.D.)
E-mail: remeshsg@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, August 2014

 

Ernesto_Solis

Ernesto Solis, Ph.D.
(Louis De Felice, Ph.D.)
E-mail: esolis3@vcu.edu Degree awarded by Vanderbilt University) Completed Requirements,  November 2012

songbk2Bjorn Song, Ph.D.
(Roland Pittman, Ph.D.)
E-mail: songbk2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, December 2010

 

 

Gregory_Sturz Gregory Sturz, Ph.D.
(Rakesh Kukreja, Ph.D.)
E-mail: gsturz@mcvh-vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, May 2013

avarma

Amit Varma, Ph.D.
(Rakesh Kukreja, Ph.D)
E-mail: avarma@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, November  2012

ChrisWaiteChristopher B. Waite
(Lei Zhou, Ph.D.)
E-mail:  waitecb@vcu.edu

CrystalWest

Crystal West, Ph.D.
(Shyama Masilamani, Ph.D.)
E-mail: westca@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, June 2011

_MG_6315-Yannaccone

Andrew Yannacone , Ph.D.
(Roland Pittman, Ph.D.)
E-mail: yannacconeat@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, February 2012

JasonYounkinJason W. Younkin
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.) E-mail: younkinjw@vcu.edu

Alumni (M.S.)

 

ReemAlkhataniReem Alkahtani, M.S.
(Srinivasa Karnam, Ph.D.)
E-mail: alkahtanir2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, June 2011

Bishop, ClaytonClayton Bishop
(Carlos Escalante, Ph.D.)
E-mail: bishopcm2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, Summer 2014

MS Student - Ninu BrunoNinu Bruno
(Guy Cabral, Ph.D.)
E-mail: brunon2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, Fall 2015

Bruzek, AmyAmy K. Bruzek
(Off-site - Mayo Clinic)
E-mail:  bruzekak@vcu.edu

Graduated Summer 2014
RickChainaniRick Chainani, M.S.
(John Grider, Ph.D.)
E-mail: chainanirk@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, September 2013
Cvitkovic, RomanaRomana Cvitkovic
(Lewis Laboratory)
E-mail: cvitkovicr@vcu.edu

Graduated Summer 2014

ShreyaDesai

Shreya Desai, M.S.
(Hivo Miyazaki, Ph.D.)
E-mail: sdesai@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, August, 2012

 SamiDodhySami C. Dodhy, M.S.

(Roland Pittman, Ph.D.)

E-mail: dodhysc@vcu.edu


Completed Requirements, May 2013
Dwyer, HollyHolly Dwyer
(Lewis Laboratory)
E-mail:  dwyerh@vcu.edu


Graduated Summer 2014
BrittanyField_000 Brittany Field, M.S.
(Andrew Yeudall, Ph.D.)
E-mail: fieldbl@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, December 2012

Scott FilipponeScott M. Filippone
(Rakesh Kukreja, Ph.D.)
E-mail: filipponesm@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2015
EverettFoxW. Everett Fox, M.S.
(Carlos Villalba-Galea, Ph.D.)
E-mail: foxwe@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, July 2013
 

Daniel_Gardiner

Daniel Gardiner, M.S.
(Christina Marmarou, Ph.D.)
E-mail: gardinertj@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, May 2011

MS Student - Fiza HashmiFiza Hashmi
(Liya Qiao, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hashmif@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements,
July 2015
NormHurstNorman Hurst, M.S.
(John Grider, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hurstn@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, November  2013
 YoungKimYoung M. Kim, M.S.
(Dr. Miyazaki)
E-mail: kimym4@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, May 2013
 
June Young LeeJune Young Lee
(Hisashi Harada, Ph.D.)
E-mail: leejy7@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2015
Manisha_MagarManisha Magar, M.S.
(Carmen Sato-Bigbee, Ph.D.)
E-mail: magarm@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, August 2011

RubanaMasoodRubanna Masood, M.S.
(Andrew Yuedall, Ph.D.)
E-mail: masoodrs@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, July 2013
Alden Newcomb
(Bruce Spiess, M.D.)
E-mail:  newcombah@vcu.edu

Graduated Summer 2014
 

nophoto_smHuong L. Nguyen, M.S.
(Valeria Mas, Ph.D.)
E-mail: nguyenhl2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, May 2011

Gyu_Park_000Gyu Park , M.S.
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: parkgt@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, August 2011

 

AlexanderPhillip-cropped

Alexander Philip, M.S.
(Valeria Mas, Ph.D.)
E-mail: alex.cheep@gmail.com

Completed Requirements, June 2011

Righi, SamuelSamuel M. Righi
(Siddartha Ghosh, Ph.D.)
E-mail:  righism@vcu.edu


Graduated Spring 2014
 

 

Rostami, SoheilSoheil Rostami
(Lewis Laboratory)
E-mail: srostami@vcu.edu


Graduated Summer 2014

Ruchala, MonikaMonika Ruchala
(James Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.)
E-mail: ruchalam@vcu.edu

Graduated Summer 2014

     

Zohra_Saleh

Zohra Saleh , M.S.
(William Yeudall, Ph.D.)
E-mail: salehz@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, August 2011

CourtneySchlenker

Courtney D. Schlenker, M.S.
(Janina Lewis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: schlenkercd@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, June 2011

Sneha ShahSneha R. Shah
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: shahsr2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2015
Smith, DavidDavid M. Smith
(Lewis Lab)
E-mail:  smithdm28@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, Fall 2015

Shawn Sunu
Shawn Y. Sunu

(Edward Lesnefsky, M.D.)
E-mail: sunusy@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, April 2015
ChulhoYangChulho (Chris) Yang, M.S.
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: yangc2@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, July 2013

Sharon_YuSharon Yu, M.S.
(Liya Qiao, Ph.D)
E-mail: yus5@vcu.edu

Completed Requirements, June 2011

 

 

 

Ph.D. Alumni (2017)

TuoxinCao_000Tuoxin Cao 
(Scott Ramsey, Ph.D.)
E-mail: caot2@vcu.edu
Michael DavisMichael Davis 
(Bruce Rubin, M.D.)
E-mail: mdavis35@vcu.edu
Iwona RuchalaIwona Ruchala
(Jose Eltit, Ph.D.)
E-mail: ruchalai@vcu.edu
Vishaka SantoshVishaka Santosh
(Carlos Escalante, Ph.D.)
E-mail:  santoshv@vcu.edu

Rudy Toneatti

(Javier Gonzalez-Maeso, Ph.D.)

E-mail:Rudy.Toneatti@vcuhealth.org 

 



 

M.D./M.S. Students (Year Out)

nophoto_smLoren Liebrecht
E-mail: liebrechtlk@vcu.edu

nophoto_smAndrew Rock
E-mail: arock@vcu.edu‌‌

 

M.S. Students(2016-2017)

William P AdamsWilliam P. Adams
(Stefano Toldo, Ph.D.)
E-mail: adamswp@vcu.edu
Balan,Bharat - Fadi LabBharat Balan
‌(Fadi Salloum, Ph.D.)
E-mail: balanb@vcu.edu
Catherman, ColinColin Catherman
(John R. Grider, Ph.D.)
E-mail: cathermancm@vcu.edu
Hojati, DeannaDeanna Hojati
(Vijay Lyall, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hojatid@vcu.edu
Kim, Sung WooSung Woo Kim
(Hisashi Harada, Ph.D.)
E-mail: kims63@vcu.edu
Liles, Alexander Alexander Liles 
(Roland Pittman, Ph.D.)
E-mail: lilesac@vcu.edu
May, AlexanderAlexander May 
(John S. Grider, Ph.D.)
E-mail: mayat2@vcu.edu
Narayan, PratyushPratyush Narayan 
(Stefano Toldo, Ph.D.)
E-mail: naryanp2@vcu.edu
Will, Alex H.Alex Will 
(Montserrat Samso, Ph.D.)
E-mail: willah@vcu.edu
Parkash, MeetaMeeta Prakash 
(Anindita Das, Ph.D.)
E-mail: prakashm@vcu.edu
Shah, HabibaHabiba Shah 
(Rolland Pittman, M.D.)
E-mail: shahh2@vcu.edu
Shah, NikhilNikhil Shah 
(Lei Zhou, Ph.D.)
E-mail: shahnn4@vcu.edu
Sitta, RamseyRamsey Sitta 
(Jose Eltit, Ph.D.)
E-mail: sittar@vcu.edu
Spengler, JoeJoseph Spengler 
(John R. Grider, Ph.D.)
E-mail: spenglerjr@vcu.edu
Talegaonkar, SoniaSonia Talegoankar 
(Zhao Lin, B.D.S., M.S., M.M.S., Ph.D.)
E-mail: talegoankars@vcu.edu
Victor De La Rosa JimenezVictor De La Rosa Jimenez, Ph.D.
(I. Scott Ramsey, Ph.D.)
Phone: (804) 628-4576
E-mail: vdelarosajime@vcu.edu 
nophoto_smSupriya A. Gaitonde, Ph.D.
(Javier Maeso, Ph.D.)
Phone: (804) 628-4520
E-mail: Supriya.Gaitonde@vcuhealth.org
 

 

 

 

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) 2015

Khade GrantKhade Grant
(Lei Zhou, Ph.D.)
E-mail: grantkl@mymail.vcu.edu
Bri-Ana JohnsonBri-Ana Johnson
(Roland Pittman, Ph.D.)
E-mail: b_johnson8@salemstate.edu‌                                        
Aamir AkbaraliAamir Akbarali
(Carlos Escalante, Ph.D.)
E-mail: ahakbarali@email.wm.edu
Maria GhawjiMaria Ghawji
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: mghawji@alfaisal.edu
Hala HasaneinHala Hasanein
(Carlos Escalante, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hhasanein@alfaisal.edu
Adithi KrishnamoorthyAdithi Krishnamoorthy
(Gea-Ny Tseng, Ph.D.)
E-mail:krishnamooa2@mymail.vcu.edu
Josh ChiuJosh Chiu
(Louis DeFelice, Ph.D.)
E-mail: chiujsj@mymail.vcu.edu
Anna HegelerAnna Hegeler
(Qinglian Liu, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hegelera@mymail.vcu.edu
Kelsey HideshimaKelsey Hideshima
(Qinglian Liu, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hideshimaks@mymail.vcu.edu
Ashkhan HojatiAshkhan Hojati
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hojatia@mymail.vcu.edu
Darius HossainianDarius Hossainian
(Liya Qiao, Ph.D.)
E-mail: hossainiand@mymail.vcu.edu
nophoto_smPaul Pottanat
(Fadi Salloum, Ph.D.)
E-mail: pottanatpj@mymail.vcu.edu
Lisa Yanwei LiLisa Yanwei Li
(Qinglian Liu, Ph.D.)
E-mail: yli9@wellesley.edu
Shiva RingsShiva Rings
(Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D.)
E-mail: ringsss@mymail.vcu.edu

                                DOCTORAL STUDENTS IN PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS (1999-2010)