Shimizu Lab Post Doctoral Fellow Alumni
Post Doctoral Fellows
Margaret Adelsman, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 1996-2000
Research Emphasis: Stimulation of beta1-integrin function by epidermal growth factor and heregulin-beta has distinct requirements for erbB2 but a similar dependence on phosphoinositide 3-OH kinase.
Current Position: Data Manager, The Loppet Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
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Brandon Burbach, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2004-2009
Research Emphasis: Distinct regulation of integrin-dependent T cell conjugate formation and NF-kappa B activation by the adapter protein ADAP., T-cell receptor signaling to integrins.,
Current Position: Senior Research Associate, Center for Immunology, Shimizu Lab, Minneapolis, MN
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Anissa Chan, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 1998-1999
Research Emphasis: Cutting edge: T cell migration regulated by CXCR4 chemokine receptor signaling to ZAP-70 tyrosine kinase.
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Biothera, Minneapolis MN
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Heekyoung Chung, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 1998-2000
Research Emphasis: Regulation of beta 1 integrin-mediated adhesion by T cell receptor signaling involves ZAP-70 but differs from signaling events that regulate transcriptional activity., Protein kinase D1 and the beta 1 integrin cytoplasmic domain control beta 1 integrin function via regulation of Rap1 activation.
Current Position: Professor, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Ricardo De Medeiros, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2002-2006
Research Emphasis: Regulation of NF-kappaB activation in T cells via association of the adapter proteins ADAP and CARMA1., Protein kinase D1 and the beta 1 integrin cytoplasmic domain control beta 1 integrin function via regulation of Rap1 activation.,
Deborah Dickey, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 1999-2004
Research Emphasis: Measured effect of kinase-dead or dominant negative PKC constructs on static adhesion of T cells. Determined localization of PKCmu in response to stimulation by confocal microscopy. Isolation of PKCmu binding partners by immunoprecipitation and Western blotting.
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics- Lincoln Potter Lab, University of Minnesota, MN
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Eisuke Domae, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2011-2013
Research Emphasis: ICAM-1-dependent homotypic aggregates regulate CD8 T cell effector function and differentiation during T cell activation.
Current Position: Department of Biochemistry, Osaka Dental University, Osaka, Japan
Seiji Goda, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 1999-2002
Research Emphasis: Control of TCR-mediated activation of beta 1 integrins by the ZAP-70 tyrosine kinase interdomain B region and the linker for activation of T cells adapter protein.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Osaka Dental University, Osaka, Japan
Estelle Harris, M.D.
Fellowship dates: 1993-1996
Research Emphasis: Use of a beta1 integrin-deficient human T cell to identify beta1 integrin cytoplasmic domain sequences critical for integrin function., T-lymphocyte interactions with endothelium and extracellular matrix.
Current Position: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah Health Science Center, Medical Director of the University of Utah medical intensive care unit (ICU) and the Huntsman Cancer Hospital ICU/intermediate care unit., Salt Lake City, UT
Wendy Kivens, Ph.D
Fellowship dates: 1995-1999
Research Emphasis: Identification of a proline-rich sequence in the CD2 cytoplasmic domain critical for regulation of integrin-mediated adhesion and activation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase.
Juliana Lewis, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2013-2014
Research Emphasis: Investigated methods to help tumor antigen-specific CD8+ T cells more efficiently clear tumors in a melanoma mouse model.
Current Position: Technical Sales Consultant, Miltenyi Biotec, Inc., MN, SD, ND, NE and Manitoba region
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Fiona Mbai, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2001-2003
Current Position: Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Director Research and Knowledge Exchange, Technical University of Kenya
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Jason Mitchell, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2006-2010
Research Emphasis: Multistage T cell-dendritic cell interactions control optimal CD4 T cell activation through the ADAP-SKAP55-signaling module.
Current Position: Assistant Director for the Center for Immunology and Institute for Translational Neurosciences Imaging Core, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
James Mobley, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 1992-1995
Research Emphasis: Measurement of cellular adhesion under static conditions., Isolation and characterization of cell lines with genetically distinct mutations downstream of protein kinase C that result in defective activation-dependent regulation of T cell integrin function., Differential activation-dependent regulation of integrin function in cultured human T-leukemic cell lines., Regulatory mechanisms underlying T cell integrin receptor function., Distinct divalent cation requirements for integrin-mediated CD4+ T lymphocyte adhesion to ICAM-1, fibronectin, VCAM-1, and invasin.
Lakshmi Nagarajan, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2001-2004
Research Emphasis: Protein kinase D1 and the beta 1 integrin cytoplasmic domain control beta 1 integrin function via regulation of Rap1 activation.
Current Position: Technical Service Specialist, R & D Systems, Minneapolis, MN
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Pamela Reynolds, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 1992-1993
Research Emphasis: Regulatory mechanisms underlying T cell integrin receptor function.
Current Position: Science Educator, The Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA
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Rupa Srivastava, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2006-2010
Research Emphasis: ADAP regulates cell cycle progression of T cells via control of cyclin E and Cdk2 expression through two distinct CARMA1-dependent signaling pathways., NF-kappaB activation in T cells requires discrete control of IkappaB kinase alpha/beta (IKKalpha/beta) phosphorylation and IKKgamma ubiquitination by the ADAP adapter protein.,
Molly Thomas, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 2004-2008
Research Emphasis: The p110gamma isoform of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase regulates migration of effector CD4 T lymphocytes into peripheral inflammatory sites.
Current Position: Scientist, R & D Systems, Minneapolis, MN
Melody Woods, Ph.D.
Fellowship dates: 1996-2002
Research Emphasis: Signaling networks regulating beta1 integrin-mediated adhesion of T lymphocytes to extracellular matrix., A novel function for the Tec family tyrosine kinase Itk in activation of beta 1 integrins by the T-cell receptor., Activation-dependent changes in soluble fibronectin binding and expression of beta1 integrin activation epitopes in T cells: relationship to T cell adhesion and migration.
- Alphabetical list of all CFI alumni
- Binstadt Lab
- Farrar Lab
- Fife Lab
- Gillespie Lab
- Hogquist Lab
- Jameson Lab
- Jenkins Lab
- Kaplan Lab
- Khoruts Lab
- Masopust Lab
- Mescher Lab
- Mueller Lab
- Peterson Lab
- Shimizu Lab
- Vezys Lab