Current Students

Amin AmiraAmira Amin

Undergraduate School
Helwan University, Cairo

Research Interests
Cardiovascular physiology, machine learning, molecular biology

Juliette BakerJuliette Baker

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri

Research Interests
Neuromuscular diseases and Neurology

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 serotonin deficiency in sudden infant death syndrome as influenced by respiratory dysfunction and bradycardia.

LaurenBorkowskiLauren Borkowski

Undergraduate
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Graduate School
M.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato

Research Interests
Determining the mechanisms that contribute to the preservation and restoration of respiration following motor neuron death and how accessory respiratory muscle groups compensate for loss of diaphragmatic output.

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

Taylor Kelty

Undergraduate School
Quincy University

Research Interests
Determining the molecular mechanisms by which resistance training can improve cognition in a model of mild cognitive impairment.

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.

RayneLimRayne Lim

Undergraduate School
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research Interest
Pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy as an inflammatory disease.

Shermaine LowShermaine Low

Undergraduate School

Research Interest

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 Wood

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.