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.

Donnie HowellDonnie Howell

Undergraduate School
Columbia College

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

Research Interests
Cardio-vascular and surgery

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.

Jacob RussellJacob Russell

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri, Columbia

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

Kimber Schafer

Undergraduate School
Evangel University in Springfield, MO

Research Interests
Exploring how EFhd2 affects calcium signaling to MLKL in necroptotic cell death, and examining the effects of EFhd2 deletion on cardiac function.

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.