Hogquist Lab Graduate Student Alumni

 

Graduate Students

 

Laura Ackerman Bursch, Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year:2008
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Immunity and Tolerance at the Barrier Surfaces."

Current PositionBiology instructor, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN
Contact Infoaker018@umn.edu 


Samantha Dunmire, Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year:2015
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Immunological Responses During the Incubation Period and Acute Phase of Naturally Acquired Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infection."

Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow, Henry Balfour lab, University of Minnesota
Contact Infodunmi002@umn.edu 
  

 

Keli Holzapfel, J.D., Ph.D.

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Program: MCDB&G
Defense Year:2014
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "The Role of Antigen Receptor Signaling in Activation and Development of Invariant Natural Killer T Cells."

Current Position: Intellectual Property associate in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Contact Infokholzapfel@wsgr.com 


Dita Mayerova, M.D., Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2004
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Mouse Model of Autoimmune Skin Disease."

Current PositionCardiac Anesthesia Fellow, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brookline, MA
Contact Infodita.mayerova@gmail.com  
 

Thomas McCaughtry, Ph.D.

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Program: MCDB&G
Defense Year:2008
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "T Cell Development: The Generationof Functional and Self-Tolerant T Cells via Positive Selection and Negative Selection and their Export for Immunological Surveillance."

Current Position: Associate Director, KSQ Therapeutics, Boston, MA
Contact Infomccaughtry@gmail.com 
 

Maureen McGargill, Ph.D.

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Program: MCDB&G
Defense Year:2000
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Antigen-driven Events During T Cell Development."

Current PositionAssociate Professor, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN
Contact Infomaureen.mcgargill@stjude.org 

 

Verity Mick, Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "The Molecular Events of T Cell Positive Selection in the Thymus."

Contact Infovebmick@gmail.com

 

 

Amy Moran, Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Revisiting the Role of Antigen Receptor Signal Strength in Lymphocyte Development."

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, OHSU, Portland, OR
Contact Info:moranam@ohsu.edu

Oludare Odumade, M.D., Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2011
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Prospective Analysis of the Primary Immune Response During Natural Epstein-Barr Virus Infection in Humans."

Current Position: Resident (Pediatrics), University of California-San Diego, CA
Contact Infooduma002@umn.edu

 

Evan Parke, M.S., J.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year:2000
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Antigen Presentation in a CD8 T Cell-Mediated Autoimmune Disease"

Current PositionAttorney and Founder of Parke PLLC, Washington D.C.
Contact Infoevan@parkepllc.com 


Timothy Starr, Ph.D.

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Program: MCDB&G
Defense Year:2004
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Regulation of T Cell Sensitivity."

Current PositionAssistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Minnesota
Contact Infostar0044@umn.edu 

 

Heather Stefanski, M.D., Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "Testing the Role of Peptide in Positive Selection of T Cells."

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatric BMT physician, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota  
Contact Infostef0030@umn.edu 

 

Michael Weinreich, M.D., Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Kristin Hogquist
Dissertation Title: "The Kruppel, the Like, the Factor, the 2 and the Ology."

Current Position: Associate Medical Director, Physician Development Program, AbbVie, Chicago, Illinois
Contact Infomaweinreich@gmail.com