Ph.D. Students

 

Noran A. Aboalela
Education: B.Sc. in Clinical Laboratories Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences;
King Saud University, 2006
Adviser: Colleen K. Jackson-Cook, Ph.D.
E-mail: aboalelan@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-2994
Office: Sanger Hall, 5-012
Year entered: Fall 2008

  Maaged A. Akiel
Education: M.S. in Human Genetics, 2012; B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Medicine,
King Saud University, 2007
Adviser: Devanand Sarkar, Ph.D., M.B.B.S.
E-mail: akielma@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 827-2358
Office: MMRB, 7055
Year entered: Fall 2010
  Areej A. Alhareeri
Education: M.S. in Human Genetics, 2013;  B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences,
Kind Saud University,2005
Adviser: Colleen Jackson-Cook, Ph.D.
E-mail: alhareeriaa@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-2994
Office: Sanger Hall, 5-012
Year Entered: Fall 2010
  Aiman S. Alhazmi
Education: M.S. in Human Genetics, 2012; B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Medicine,
King Saud University, 2007
Adviser: Joseph W. Landry, Ph.D.
E-mail: alhazmias@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 828-2177
Office: Goodwin Research Laboratory 167
Year entered: Fall 2010
David Brohawn David G. Brohawn
Education: B.A. in Psychology, University of Delaware, 2008
Adviser: Brien Riley, Ph.D.
E-mail: brohawndg@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-4081
Office: Sanger Hall, 11-045A
Year entered:  Fall 2011

 

Elliot N. Burton
Education: B.S. in Biotechnology, James Madison University, 2011
Adviser: Shirley Taylor, Ph.D.
E-mail: burtonlm@mymail.vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-4081
Office: Sanger Hall, 11-045A
Year entered:  Fall 2011

 

Megha Desai Megha A. Desai
Education: B.E. in Biotechnology Nmamit, Visvesvaraiah Technological University, India.
Adviser: Gordon D. Ginder, Ph.D.
E-mail: desaima@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-2008
Office: Goodwin Research Laboratory, 134
Year entered: Fall 2009
Kaitlyn Dochelli Kaitlyn M. Dochelli
Education: B.A. in Biology, University of Richmond, 2010
Adviser: Colleen K. Jackson-Cook, Ph.D. & John M. Quillin, Ph.D., MPH, MS, CGC
E-mail: dochellikm@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-2994
Office: Sanger Hall, 5-012
Year entered: Fall 2010
  Jessica Felthousen
Education: B.S. in Biology, Marymount University, 2011
E-mail: jfelthousen@vcu.com
Year Entered: Fall 2014
Derek Gygax Derek M. Gygax
Education: B.S. in Biology, College of William & Mary, 2010
Adviser: Maria C. Rivera, Ph.D.
E-mail: gygaxdm@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-4081
Office: Sanger Hall, Room 11-045A
Year entered: Fall 2010

 

 

Aymen F. Hariz
Education: M.S. in Human Genetics, 2013; B.S. in Biology Lebanese University, 2004
Adviser: Shawn Wang, Ph.D.
E-mail: hariza@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-4081
Office: Sanger Hall, 11-045A
Year Entered: Fall 2011

Tyler Hendon Tyler J. Hendon
Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Florida State University, 2008
Adviser: Linda A. Corey, Ph.D.
E-mail: hendont@mymail.vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-4081
Office: Sanger Hall, 11045A
Year entered: Fall 2011
Anting Hsiung Anting Hsiung
Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, 2009
Advisor: Rita Shiang, Ph.D. & Sam Chen, Ph.D.
E-mail: hsiunga@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-3296
Office: Sanger Hall, Room 11-059
Year entered: Fall 2010

 

 

Nidhi Jariwala
Education: B.S. in Biotechnology, University of Mumbai, 2011
Adviser: Devanand Sarkar, Ph.D., M.B.B.S.
E-mail: jariwalanh@vcu.edu 
Year entered: Fall 2012

Timothy Kegelman Timothy P. Kegelman
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2007
Adviser: Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph. Ph.D.
E-mail: kegelmantp@vcu.edu
Phone:(804) 628-3337
Office: MMRB, Room 7003
Year entered: Fall 2009

Laura A. Lambert
Education: M.S. in Education, James Madison University, 2010, B.S. in Biology,
University of Virginia, 2008
Advisor: Rita Shiang, Ph.D. & Paul B. Fisher, MPh, Ph.D.
E-mail: laycockla@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-3268
Office: Sanger Hall, 11-036
Year entered: Fall 2010

 

Kimberly C. Mayes
Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Baylor University, 2010
Adviser: Joseph Landry, Ph.D.
E-mail: mayesk@mymail.vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-4081
Office: Sanger Hall, 11-045A
Year entered: Fall 2011
  Bhavi Modi
Education: B.S. in Biotechnology, University of Mumbai, 2011
Adviser: Jerome F. Strauss III, M.D., Ph.D.
E-mail: modibp@vcu.edu
Year Entered: Fall 2012

 

Benjamin Morris Benjamin L. Morris
Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Spanish minor,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2010
Advisor: Steven R. Grossman, M.D., Ph.D.
E-mail: morrisbl@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-4574
Office: Goodwin Research Laboratory, Dr. Grossman's Lab 378M
Year entered: Fall 2010
  Sierra Mosticone-Wangensteen
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Year Entered: Fall 2014
Bridget Quinn Bridget A. Quinn
Education: B.S. in Biology, Loyola College in Maryland, 2005
Adviser: Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D.
E-mail: quinnba@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-3337
Office: MMRB, 7033
Year entered: Spring 2008
 

Kelly Rafferty
Education: B.S. in Psychology, Bioscience concentration, Biology minor,
University of Richmond, 2012
Adviser: Colleen K. Jackson-Cook, Ph.D.
E-mail: raffertyka@vcu.edu
Year ntered: Fall 2012

 

  Chelsea Sawyers
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Year Entered: Fall 2014
Maren Smith Maren L. Smith
Education: B.S. with Honors of Biology, The University of Georgia, 2009
Adviser: Michael Miles, M.D., Ph.D.
E-mail: smithml9@vcu.edu
Phone:(804) 628-4081
Office: Sanger Hall, 11-045A
Year entered: Fall 2011
Divya S. Vinjamur
Education: M.S. Garden City College, Bangalore University, 2006
Adviser: Joyce A. Lloyd, Ph.D.
E-mail: vinjamurd@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 628-2183
Office: Goodwin Research Laboratory, 134
Year entered: Fall 2008

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