ID Scholars

2018-2019 Duke Scholars in Infectious Disease

Hannah Brown
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Andrew Alspaugh
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Abhishek Chhetri
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Kenichi Yokoyama
Department: Biochemistry

Matthew Draelos
MSTP Lab Yr 2
Mentor: Kenichi Yokoyama
Department: Chemistry

Rebekah Dumm
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Nicholas Heaton
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Ben Fenton
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Pei Zhou
Department: Biochemistry

Vincent Han
Postdoctoral Associate
Mentor: Barton Haynes
Department: Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Joshua Messinger
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Micah Luftig
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Shelby Priest
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Joseph Heitman
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Maria Tuyishime
Postdoctoral Associate
Mentor: Guido Ferrari
Department: Surgery

Jianxuan Wu
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Soman Ninan Abraham
Department: Immunology

2017-2018 Duke Scholars in Infectious Disease

Alfred Harding
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Nicholas Heaton
Department: MGM

Kelly Hughes
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Mary Klotman
Department: MGM

Letitia Jones
Post Doc
Mentor: Tony Moody
Department: DHVI

Mubeen Mosaheb
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Matthias Gromeier
Department: MGM

Tinashe Nyanhete
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Georgia Tomaras
Department: Immunology

Corrina Probst
Post Doc
Mentor: Dennis Thiele
Department: Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

HIlda Sucipto
Post Doc
Mentor: Kenichi Yokoyama
Department: Biochemistry

Tatyana Sysoeva
Post Doc
Mentor: Lingchong You
Department: Biomedical Engineering

Matthew Zirui Tay
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Georgia Tomaras
Department: MGM

2016-2017 Duke Scholars in Infectious Disease

Ted Espenschied
PhD Candidate
Mentor: John F. Rawls
Department: MGM

Aaron Smith
Post-Doctoral
Mentor: Dr. Dennis Thiele
Department: Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Xiou Cao
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Alejandro Aballay
Department: MGM

Dora Posfai
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Emily Derbyshire
Department: MGM

Hilary Renshaw
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Dr. William J Steinbach
Department: MGM

Alexander Kovach
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Dr. Richard Brennan
Department: Biochemistry

Nandan Gokhale
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Stacy M Horner
Department: MGM

Saintedym Wills
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Georgia Tomaras
Department: Immunology

Laura Ganser
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Hashim Al-Hashimi
Department: Biochemistry

Christine Vazquez
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Dr. Stacy Horner
Department: MGM

Christine Daniels
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Daniel Lew
Department: Molecular Cancer Biology

2015 -2016 Duke Scholars in Infectious Disease

Benjamin Anderson
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Gregory Gray
Department: Infectious Diseases
 

Emily Snavely
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Raphael Valdivia
Department: MGM
 

Jennifer Gamboa Jackman
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Bruce Sullenger
Department: Biomedical Eng
 

Kimberly Freeland Starr
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Joseph St. Geme III
Department: MGM
 

Kristy Marie Bialas
Post-Doctoral
Mentor: Sallie Permar
Department: DHVI
 

Linying(Alice) Li
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Gabriel Lopez
Department: Biomedical Eng
 

Sarah Jaslow
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Dennis Ko
Department: MGM
 

Monica Thomas
PhD Candidate
Mentor:  Dennis Ko
Department: CMB/MGM

Shannon Kimberly Esher
PhD Candidate
Mentor:  Andy Alspaugh
Department: MGM
 

Todd Christopher Bradley
PhD Candidate
Mentor:  Barton Haynes
Department: DOM

Victoria Carpenter
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Raphael Valdivia
Department: MGM
 

2014-2015  Duke Scholars in Infectious Disease

Nicholas Homa
Graduate Student Researcher
Mentor: Micah Luftig
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Brandi Johnson-Weaver
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Herman Staats
Department: Pathology

Sarela Garcia-Santamarina
Post-Doc Candidate
Mentor: Dennis Thiele
Department: Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Kara Shumansky
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Bruce Sullenger
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Brandt Levitt
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Mariano Garcia Blanco
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Matthew Howe
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Tim Haystead
Department:  Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

 

2013-2014 Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases

Sissel Juul Jensen
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: Kam Leong
Department: Biomedical Engineering

Kim Dolich
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: David Tobin
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Kyla Selvig
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Andy Alspaugh
Department: UPGG

Danielle M. Pilla
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Jorn Coers
Department: MGM

Ashley Mead Trama
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Barton F. Haynes
Department: Immunology

 

2012-2013 Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases

Brad Hover
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Kenichi Yokoyama
Department: Biochemistry

Jeff Blackinton
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: Jack Keene
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Masashi Kanayama
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: Mari Shinohara
Department: Immunology

Chaoran Li
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Qi-Jing Li
Department: Immunology

Casey Perley
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Rich Frothingham
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Nam Thontat
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: Maria Schumacher
Department: Biochemistry

Katy Riccione
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Lingchong You
Department: Biomedical Engineering

Kristen Smith
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Sunhee Lee                                                                                                                                   
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Guang Yang
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Garnett Kelsoe
Department: Immunology

Makoto Inoue
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: Mari Shinohara
Department: Immunology

 

2011-2012 Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases

Chris Castorena
PhD Candidate                                                                                                                                             
Mentor: Katia Koelle
Department: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Richard Festa
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: Dennis Thiele
Department: Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Carlos Goller
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: Patrick C. Seed
Department: Pediatrics

Jeff Melvin
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Dewey McCafferty
Department: Biochemistry

Anand Pai
PhD Candidate
Mentor: Lingchong You
Department: Biomedical Engineering

Robert Smith
Post-Doctoral Associate
Mentor: Lingchong You
Department: Biomedical Engineering

 

2010-2011 Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases

Chen Ding
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dennis Thiele
Department: Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Michael Hast
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Mentor: Lorena S. Beese
Department: Biochemistry

Stephanie Holmer
Pre-Doctoral Student

Mentor: Jo Rae Wright
Department: Cell & Molecular Biology/Cell Biology

Ian McDonald
Pre-Doctoral Student
Mentor: Meta Kuehn
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology/Cell & Molecular Biology

Ryan Michalek
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Mentor: Jeffrey Rathmell
Department: Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Eric Porsch
Pre-Doctoral Student
Mentor: Joseph St. Geme
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Maria Traver
Pre-Doctoral Student
Mentor: Greg Taylor
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

2009-2010 Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases

Elizabeth Ballou
Pre-Doctoral Student
Mentor: Andrew Alspaugh
Department: University Program in Genetics & Genomics

Edmond Byrnes
Pre-Doctoral Student
Mentor: Joseph Heitman
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Ine Jorgensen
Pre-Doctoral Student
Mentor: Raphael Valdivia
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Tracy Nevitt, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow 
Mentor: Dennis Thiele

Department: Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Stacey Prow
Pre-Doctoral Student
Mentor: Pat Seed
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Jennifer Umbach, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow

Mentor: Bryan Cullen
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology