Current Students

Amin AmiraAmira Amin

Undergraduate School
Helwan University, Cairo

Research Interests
Cardiovascular physiology, machine learning, molecular biology

Ruwaida Ben Musa Ruwaida Ben Musa

Undergraduate School
M.D., University of Tripoli, Libya

Post-graduate
M.S., Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Research Interests
Studying the role of orexin in cardiorespiratory and autonomic function in wakefulness and sleep – implications for sleep apnea, hypertension and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Scott Brown

Undergraduate
Northumbria University, UK

Research Interests
I am studying the role of the endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptor in recovery from hind limb ischemia.

Donnie HowellDonnie Howell

Undergraduate School
Columbia College

Graduate School
M.S., Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research Interests
Cardio-vascular and surgery

Shannon KellyShannon Kelly

Undergraduate School
Furman University

Graduate School
M.S., St. Louis University

Research Interests 
Therapeutic interventions in a large animal model of heart failure

Nathan Kerr Nathan Kerr

Undergraduate School
Pittsburg State, Kansas

Research Interests
Elucidating the changes that occur in brain plasticity, as well as the brown adipose tissue, after participation in a resistance training regimen.

Xuansong MaoXuansong Mao

Undergraduate School
Soochow University, China

Graduate School
Auburn University, USA

Post-graduate
M.S., Auburn University, Alabama

Research Interests
Genetic determinants of voluntary wheel running based on lab rodent selective breeding model, as well as aging induced reduction in running. 

Jacob RussellJacob Russell

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri, Columbia

Research Interests
Role of Aldosterone/RECK in adverse remodeling of the heart.

Nishant Sinha Nishant Sinha

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri, Columbia

Research Interests
Understanding pathological pathways causing blindness and developing molecular interventions.

Rowenna WoodeRowena Woode

Undergraduate School
Missouri State University

Post-graduate
DVM at MU College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Interests
My research explores the molecular mechanisms by which cystic fibrosis-causing mutations lead to intestinal barrier dysfunction, inflammation, and increased gastrointestinal cancer risk.