Lab Alumni

Former Lab Members

Graduate Students

  • 2008, Shangli (Jesse) Lian, BMed, Ph.D. Current position: Resident in Pediatrics, Amarillo, TX
  • 2008, Kaleb M. Pauley, Ph.D. Current position: Associate Professor of Biology, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH. kpauley@cedarville.edu
  • 2009, Songqing Li, BMed, Ph.D. Current position: Embryologist/Andrologist, Frisco Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Frisco, TX
  • 2010, Rushi Patel, D.D.S., Ph.D. Current position: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Citrus Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Crystal River, FL
  • 2011, Md A. Nahid, Ph.D. Current position: Chief, Immunology and Virology Clinical Laboratory, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
  • 2012, Wendy C. Carcamo, M.D., Ph.D. Current position: Resident in Pediatrics, University of Florida at Orlando Health, Orlando, FL. wcarcamo@knights.ucf.edu
  • 2012, Bing Yao, Ph.D. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. bing.yao@emory.edu
  • 2013, Paul R. Dominguez-Gutierrez, Ph.D. Current position: Postdoc, Department of Urology, College of Medicine, University of Florida. paul.dominguez@urology.ufl.edu
  • 2014, Hyun Min Jung, Ph.D. Current position: Postdoc, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Bethesda, MD. hyunmin.jung@nih.gov
  • 2019, Amani M. Harrandah, B.D.S, Ph.D. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • 2004, Kazuhisa Nozawa, M.D., Ph.D. Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan. k-nozawa@juntendo.ac.jp
  • 2005, Theophany Eystathioy, Ph.D. Retired.
  • 2008, Keigo Ikeda, M.D., Ph.D. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine 2, Urayasu Hospital, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan. keigo@juntendo.ac.jp
  • 2010, Andrew Jakymiw, Ph.D. Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Oral Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. jakymiw@musc.edu
  • 2012, Angela Ceribelli, M.D. Current position: Rheumatology Researcher, Department of Clinical Immunology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Italy. dott.ceribelli@libero.it
  • 2018, Bing Zheng, Ph.D. Current position: Postdoctoral Associate, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Technicians

  • 1988-2005, John C. Hamel, Research Program Coordinator. Current position: Research Technician, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • 2008-2011, Brad Pauley, Laboratory Manager. Current position: Laboratory Technician, Health Sciences Center, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • 2015-2017, Justin L. Nicholas, Laboratory Technician. Current position: Graduate Student, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Summer Research Fellows

  • 2004, Scott Harris, UF dental student
  • 2005, Anna Pyatigorskaya, UF dental student
  • 2006, Erwin Lam, University of Arizona undergraduate student
  • 2006, Dan Dauer, UF medical student
  • 2007, Monet K. Ducksworth, UF dental student
  • 2008, Lauren D. Tabis, UF dental student
  • 2016, Natalie Atyeo, UF dental student

Undergraduate Students

  • 2002-2004, Shannon DeLucia, UF work student
  • 2003-2005, Tam Nguyen, UF federal work-study student
  • 2003-2005, Mykhaylo (Mike) Yenatskyy, UF work student
  • 2004-2005, Amy L. Hinchey, UF work student
  • 2004-2005, Sylvia Cristin Rivera, UF work student
  • 2004-2006, Kelli R. Murphy, UF work student
  • 2004-2006, Ga Kim Le, UF work student, University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: USF M.D. graduate
  • 2005-2007, Frank Y. Han, UF student, 2006 University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: UF M.D. graduate and trained Pediatric Cardiologist at University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • 2005-2007, Rebeca Alvarez, UF student, 2006 University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: UF M.D. graduate and Pathologist at University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • 2006-2007, Kristine B. Vasquez, UF student. Current position: Nova College of Dental Medicine D.M.D. graduate and practicing in Norridge, IL
  • 2007-2008, Wendy C. Carcamo, UF student, 2007 University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: UCF M.D. student
  • 2007-2009, Natasha R. Deming, UF student, 2008 University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: UF M.D. graduate and a Family Physician in Aurora, CO
  • 2009, Steven J. Ross, UF student. Current position: Ross University School of Medicine M.D. graduate and a UF medical resident
  • 2009, Reshma J. Patel, UF student. Current position: practicing general dentistry in Jacksonville, FL
  • 2007-2010, Grant X. Abadal, UF student, HHMI Science for Life Program, 2009 University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: UF M.D. graduate and specializing in radiology
  • 2008-2011, Priya Shah, UF student, HHMI Science for Life Program
  • 2009-2011, Brian Simmons, UF student, HHMI Science for Life Program, University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: University of Miami M.D. graduate and a dermatology researcher
  • 2009-2011, Stephanie Tamayo, UF student, University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: Nova Southeastern University D.O. graduate and Intern at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • 2010-2012, Lan B. La, UF student, HHMI Science for Life Program, University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: Resident in Orthodontics, University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • 2011-2013, Claire Krueger, UF student, University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: completed D.D.S. at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • 2012-2013, Brittany L. Phillips, UF student. Current position: completed Ph.D. at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, now postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2013-2014, Joyce D. Yin, UF student. Current position: completed D.M.D. at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2013-2015, Dania A. Saleem, UF student. Current position: MPH student, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2013-2016, Yoel Benarroch, UF student, University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: Peace Corps Volunteer, Mozambique
  • 2013-2016, Thuy Nguyen, UF student, University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: M.D. student, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2015-2017, Sathwik Madireddy, UF student
  • 2015-2017, Katie B. Bennett, UF student
  • 2016-2017, Mindy Luu, UF student
  • 2016-2019, Madeline Howe, UF student, University Scholars Program Research Award. Current position: D.D.S. student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Exchange Students & Researchers

  • 2012, Gerson D. Keppeke, Ph.D., former graduate student, Rheumatology Division, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Current position: Visiting Professor, Rheumatology Division, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2013, Tatiana Libório-Kimura, D.D.S., Ph.D. Professor of Oral Pathology, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil
  • 2015-2016, Jussara Fernandes, Ph.D., fomer graduate student, University of São Paulo. Current position: Postdoc, University of Kentucky