Shimizu Lab Graduate Student Alumni

Graduate Students

Christopher DeNucci, M.D., Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2010
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "The Role of beta1 Integrin on CD4 T Cells."

Current PositionResident, Diagnostic Radiology, Stanford University 
Contact Info(650) 723-7816

Jennifer Epler, M.S.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2000
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "Requirement for ZAP-70 in Regulating beta-1 Integrin-Mediated Adhesion in T Cells."

Current PositionSenior Scientific Researcher, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA
Contact Info: epler.jennifer@gene.com 
 

Jessica Fiege, Ph.D.

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Program: MCDBG
Defense Year: 2014
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "Regulation of CD8 T-Cell Memory by ADAP."

Current PositionPostdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota (Ryan Langlois lab), Minneapolis, MN
Contactfiege018@umn.edu 

Anne Hunter Novak, Ph.D.

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Program: Pathobiology
Defense Year: 1999
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "Integrin Mediated Signal Transduction in Human T Cells."

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
Contact InfoNovak.Anne@mayo.edu 

Sirid Kellermann, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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Program: Cell and Developmental Biology
Defense Year: 1998
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "T Cell Receptor Regulation of Integrin Expression and Function."

Current PositionPresident, 4th & Aspen Life Sciences Consulting LLC

Amanda Martin, Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2007
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "Regulation of T Cell Migration and the Immune Response by Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Gamma."

Current PositionSenior Medical Writer, Medical Expressions (subsidiary of Nucleus Global), Chicago, IL


Kristen Mueller, Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2006
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "Regulation of Antigen-Dependent T Cell Interactions with Antigen Presenting Cells and T Cell Activation by the Adapter Protein, ADAP."

Current PositionScientific Program Director, Melanoma Research Alliance, Washington D.C
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Jonathan Pribila, M.D., Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2003
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "Molecular Mechanisms for the Recruitment and Retention of Leukocytes in Lymph Nodes."

Current Position: Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Park Nicollet/Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN

Angela Williams Quale, Ph.D.

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Program: MCDBG
Defense Year: 2005
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "Regulation of T Cell Receptor Induced Signaling to Integrins."

Current PositionParaProfessional, Orono Public Schools, Long Lake, MN
 

Nicholas Zumwalde, Ph.D.

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Program: MICaB
Defense Year: 2013
Advisor: Yoji Shimizu
Dissertation Title: "The Role of ICAM-1 Mediated T cell: T Cell Interactions on CD8+ T Cell Effector Function and Differentiation."

Current PositionPostdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin (Jenny Gumperz/Michael Gould labs), Madison, WI
Contact Infonazumwalde@wisc.edu