Current Ph.D. Students in Pharmacology

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Edward Crockett
Graduate Student, Year 5
University of South Alabama
Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology
Office: (251) 461-1668
Fax: (251) 460-6798
Email: esc301@jagmail.southalabama.edu


Primary Mentor:
  Ivan McMurtry, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology


Primary Focus:
  Our lab group generally studies Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and the recently implicated role of Rho kinase in the pathogenesis of PAH. I am particularly interested in targeted drug delivery and identifying lung specific markers that will allow for the delivery of Rho kinase inhibitors to lung tissue.

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Kathleen McClinton
Graduate Student, Year 4
University of South Alabama
Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology
Office: (251) 461-1552
Fax: (251) 460-6798
Email: akm1101@jagmail.southalabama.edu


Primary Mentor:
Eugene Cioffi, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology


Primary Research Focus:
I am interested in the host-pathogen interaction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with the pulmonary endothelial glycocalyx during infection.

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Kaori Oshima
Graduate Student, Year 4
University of South Alabama
Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology
Office: (251) 461-1667
Fax: (251) 460-6798
E-mail: ko503@jagmail.southalabama.edu


Primary Mentor:
  Masahiko Oka, M.D., Ph.D.

Departments of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology


Primary Focus:
  The potential roles of pulmonary supernumerary arteries in the pathogenesis of vascular occlusive lesions in advanced-stage pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Phoibe Renema
Graduate Student, Year 4
University of South Alabama
Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology
Office: (251) 461-1552
Fax: (251) 460-6798
Email: pr1101@jagmail.southalabama.edu


Primary Mentor:
Diego Alvarez, M.D., Ph.D

Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology


Primary Focus:
I am interested in the effects of bacterial growth conditions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa's interaction with host cells.

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Thomas M. Yarbrough
Graduate Student, Year 4
University of South Alabama
Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology
Office: (251) 461-1552
Fax: (251) 460-6798
Email: tmy1101@jagmail.southalabama.edu


Primary Mentor:
Natalie Bauer, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology, Center for Lung Biology


Primary Research Focus:
I am interested in the role(s) microparticles play in the epidemiology of pulmonary hypertension. My project is specifically focused on the effects of endothelial-derived microparticles on angiogenesis and proliferation, as well as the potential role for microparticles in maintaining homeostasis in the endothelial layer of the pulmonary vasculature.

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