MS and PhD Graduates 2012
Domicinda M. Hall completed an MS
Advisor: Robert Dores
Dissertation title: "Analyzing the Interaction Between Melanocortin 5 Receptor, Melanocortin Receptor Accessory Protein 1, and Melanocortin 2 Receptor in RainbowTrout"
Monika Pauckova completed an MS
Advisor: Nancy Lorenzon
Dissertation title: "Estradiol modulation of calcium dynamics in pituitary MMQ lactotroph cells"
Erika K. Ross completed an MS
Advisor: Daniel Linseman
Dissertation title: "Nutraceutical Antioxidants and Their Therapeutic Potential in Neurodegeneration"
Mark Edson earned his MD/PhD from Baylor College of Medicine on May 24, 2011.
Aaron Wolfe earned his DO from Des Moines University School of Osteopathic and Podiatric Medicine on May 28, 2011.
Brian Ferguson enrolled in the Des Moines University School of Osteopathic and Podiatric Medicine in August, 2011.
Faculty in the news
Professor John Kinneman is named Scholar/Teacher of the Year
A neuroscientist and professor in DU's Department of Biological Sciences, John ("Jack")Kinnamon received the United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award at DU's Convocation in October 2009. Dr. Kinnamon's research has focused on discovering how taste cells inside taste buds interface with the nerves that carry the message of taste sensation to the brain. His teaching includes neurobiology and a first-year seminar on science fiction. Congratulations to Jack! Read more on DU Today.
Dan Linseman is advancing research of Lou Gehrig's disease
Armed with grants from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, DU researcher John Linseman has devoted the last three years to unraveling the mysteries of Lou Gehrig's disease. Read more in the DU Magazine.