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TRAINING RECORD
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Primary Thesis Advisor (Ph.D.)
Student name Training period Current position
Bruce Lian-Hong Tang
1989-1994
Anesthesiologist, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
Timothy Newcomer
1990-1994
Nurse Anesthetist, UPMC (Retired, US Army)
Faye Boeckman
1990-1996
Director, Market Dev. Americas, Thermo Fisher
Jeroo Sinor
1992-1998
Head Global Planning & Launch Excellence, Roche, Zurich
Jess Brimecombe
1993-1998
Site Director, ChanTest-Charles River Laboratory
Daniel Leszkiewicz
1997-2003
Senior Vice President, Scientific and Medical Affairs, Synapse Medical Communications
Greta Ann Herin
1997-2003
Associate Prof., Eastern Mennonite University, VA
Sumon Pal 1999-2004 Co-founder and CSO,Thync Global, Cambridge, MA
Patrick Redman 2004-2008 Associate Regional Director, Medical Affairs, Keryx Biopharm.
Mandar Aras 2006-2009 Clinical Fellow, Cardiology, UCSF
Meghan McCord 2009-2013 AMGEN Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Niyathi Hegde 2010-2014 Internal Medicine Resident, UPMC
Yang Yeh 2015- CNUP Graduate Student - AHA Predoctoral Fellow
Becca Krall 2016- CNUP Graduate Student (co-mentored with Thanos Tzounopoulos)

Postdoctoral Fellows
Name of fellow Training period Prior degree Current position
Stuart Arden 1996-1999 Ph.D., Imperial College, London Scientist, Thermofisher/Cellomics, Pittsburgh
BethAnn McLaughlin 1998-2002 Ph.D., Univ. Pennsylvania, PA Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt U.
Hirokazu Hara 2002-2003 Ph.D. Gifu Univ., Japan Associate Professor, Gifu Pharmaceutical University
Rebecca Henderson 2005-2006 Ph.D. MBA Penn St. Freelance writer

Megan Knoch

2005-2007 Ph.D., Kent St. Associate Professor, Indiana University of PA
Patrick Redman 2008-2009 Ph.D. U. Pittsburgh Associate Regional Director, Medical Affairs, Keryx Biopharm.
Kai He 2003-2012 Ph.D., Otago U., N Zealand Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Meghan McCord 2014 Ph.D., U. Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Jason Justice 2014- Ph.D., Texas A&M Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

^Research Specialists, *Masters Students and **Undergraduates
Name Current position
^Karen Hartnett (1989-present) Manager, Aizenman Laboratory
**Hai Vo (1990-1991) Pharmacist, Chandler, Arizona
**^William Potthoff (1993-1999) Unknown
**Mingha (Lucy) Tran Unknown

**Jennifer Steiner (Rutherford) , Ph.D. (1999-2001)

Laboratory Manager, Van Andel Institute
^Shen Du, M.S., M.B.A. (1998-2003) Manager, Economic Analysis, International Specialy Products, NJ
**Daniel Jimenez, Ph.D. Digital at EY
**Beth Gabris Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh
^Mia Jefferson Research Specialist, University of Pittsburgh
**Jason Huang, M.D. Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
**Bobby Saadi, MD(2009-2012) ENT Physician, Penn State University College of Medicine
**Zach Haddad (2011-2012) Software Developer, San Francisco, CA
**Katerina Clemens (2012-2015) Graduate student, CNUP, Pittsburgh
*Callie Norris Miller, M.S. (2010-2012) Staff, Reformed University Fellowship, Pitt
**Tom Hageman (2012-2014) Unknown
**^Tony Schulien (2012-2016) Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP), U. Pittsburgh Sch. Medicine
**Shivani Patel (2014-2015) University of Pittsburgh undergraduate student
**Gabrielle Kosobucki (2014-present)

Undergraduate researcher, Aizenman Laboratory
**Ashlyn Bulas (2015-present) Undergraduate researcher, Aizenman Laboratory
**Shivani Gaur (2016-present) Undergraduate researcher, Aizenman Laboratory
**Shalom Mammen (2017-present) Undergraduate researcher, Aizenman Laboratory
**Zunera Ghalib (2017-present) Undergraduate researcher, Aizenman Laboratory

Thesis Committees (in addition to primary advisees)
Student name Degree/year Primary Advisor Department or program/Role
Anthony Kanai Ph.D./1992 Guy Salama Physiology/Member
Rula Abbud Ph.D./1993 M. Susan Smith Physiology/Member
Qiang Zhou M.S./1994 Daniel Simons Physiology/Member
Sunita Rajdev Ph.D./1995 Ian Reynolds Pharmacology/Member
Thomas Blanpied Ph.D./1995 Jon Johnson Neuroscience/Member
Weixing Shen Ph.D./1996 John Horn Physiology/Chair
Richard Thorne Ph.D./1996 John Horn Physiology/Chair
R. James White M.D.,Ph.D./1996 Ian Reynolds Pharmacology/Member
Yingying Li-Smerin Ph.D./1997 Jon Johnson Neuroscience/Member
Sarah Berman M.D.,Ph.D./2000 Teresa Hastings Neuroscience/Member
Diane Cruz M.S./1998 Gloria Hoffman Neurobiology/Chair
Chialin Chen Ph.D./1999 Ian Reynolds Pharmacology/Member
Joelle Scanlon Ph.D./2000 Ian Reynolds Pharmacology/Member
Eric Norman Ph.D./2001 Eric Klann Neuroscience/Member
Kirk Dineley Ph.D./2002 Ian Reynolds Pharmacology/Member
Haibing Jiang Ph.D./2003 Don DeFranco Pharmacology/Chair
Anqi Qian Ph.D./2003 Jon Johnson Neuroscience/Member
Aura Negoita Ph.D./2003 Karl Kandler Neurobiology/Member
Latha Malaiyandi  PhD/2004 Ian Reynolds Pharmacology/Member
David Levinthal MD,PhD/2005 Don DeFranco Pharmacology/Chair
Gunsoo Kim PhD/2005 Karl Kandler CNUP/Member
Soledad Santos PhD/2006 Ian Reynolds Pharmacology/Member
Richard Clarke PhD/2006 Jon Johnson CNUP/Member
Hanmi Lee PhD/2007 Karl Kandler CNUP/Chair
David Nauen MD,PhD/2010 Guoqiang Bi CNUP/Member
Jenny Linnoila MD,PhD/2009 Z.Z. Wang Pharmacology/Member
Amanda Clause PhD/2011 Karl Kandler CNUP/Member
Kat Salerno PhD/2011 Kathy Albers CNUP/Member
Ranmal Samarasinghe MD,PhD/2012 Don De Franco CNUP/Chair
Maxx Horowitz MD,PhD/2014 Tim Greenamyre CNUP/Member
Kalidasan Thambiayya PhD/2012 Bruce Pitt Bioengineering/Member
Mitchell Springer PhD/2013 John Horn Pharmacology/Chair
Amanda Kinnischtzke PhD/2013 Dan Simons CNUP/Chair
Shuang Li PhD/2015 T. Tzounopoulos CNUP/Member
Ankur Joshi PhD/2015 T. Tzounopoulos CNUP/Chair
Esser Yilmaz PhD/2016 Michael Gold CNUP/Mermber
Matt Geramita PhD/2016 Nathan Urban CNUP/Chair
Nathan Glasgow PhD/2016 Jon Johnson CNUP/Member
Maddie Wilcox   Jon Johnson CNUP/Member
       
       


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