Current Graduate Students

 
       Ph.D. Graduate Students
 
Carolina Chiale Ferreira 2015 - Present  
 
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Prior Institutions: M.S., University of the Republic
Montevideo, Uruguay
 Project:"TBD"
Mentor: Thomas D. Friedrich, Ph.D.
E-mail: chialec@mail.amc.edu
 
Kristen Holland 2013 - Present  
 
Hometown: Union, NJ
Prior Institutions: B.S., Biology; Ramapo College, New Jersey
Project: "Engineering a Protective Vaccine Against Francisella tularensis"
Mentor: Karsten R. O. Hazlett, Ph.D.
E-mail: Hollank1@mail.amc.edu
 
Nicole (Johnson) Nelson 2011 - Present  
 
Hometown: Little Meadows, PA
Prior Institutions: BS, Biology, Ithaca College
Project: "Use of Fc Receptor Targeting in a DNA Prime-Fusion Protein Boost Strategy for Vaccination Against Mucosal Pathogens" 
Mentor: Edmund J. Gosselin, Ph.D.
E-mail: JohnsoN4@mail.amc.edu
 
Samira Mansouri 2012 - Present  
 
Hometown: Albany, New York
Prior Institutions: B.S., Siena College
Project: "A Novel Ubiquitin Ligase With a Role in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Severity Through Th17 Cells"
Mentor: Lei Jin, Ph.D.
E-mail: MansouS@mail.amc.edu
 
Andrea Marias Furuya 2010 - Present  
 
Hometown: Queens, New York
Prior Institutions: B.S., Hunter College
Project: "The Impact of the Interplay of HIV1 Vpr with Host Proteins on Viral Functions"
Mentor: Carlos de Noronha, Sc.D.
E-mail: MariasA@mail.amc.edu
 
Abhinit Nagar 2013 - Present  
 
Hometown: Howrah, India
Prior Institutions:

M.S., Microbiology, Banaras Hindu University


B.S., Microbiology, University of Calcutta
Project: "Regulation of NLRP3 Inflammasome Function"
Mentor: Jonathan A. Harton, Ph.D.
E-mail: NagarA@mail.amc.edu
 
Jesse Rabinowitz 2014 - Present  
 
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Prior Institutions: Brooklyn College
Project: "Investigating the Antiviral State Induced by the Upregulation of Nrf2 during HIV Infection within Human Monocytic Cells"
Mentor: Carlos de Noronha, Sc.D.
E-mail: rabinoj@mail.amc.edu
 
Alicia Soucy 2012 - Present  
 
Hometown: Bristol, Connecticut
Prior Institutions: B.S., Siena College
Project: "Immune Protection Against Pulmonary F. tularensis Infection"
Mentor: Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
E-mail: SoucyA@mail.amc.edu
 
Don Steiner 2010 - Present  
 
Hometown: Elmhurst, Illinois
Prior Institutions: B.S., Elmhurst College
Project: "The Role of Innate Immunity in Francisella tularensis Infection"
Mentor: Dennis W. Metzger, Ph.D.
E-mail: SteineD@mail.amc.edu
     Don Steiner 2
 
Travis Walrath 2012 - Present  
 
Hometown: Cooperstown, New York
Prior Institutions: B.S., Clarkson University
Project: "Antagonistic Effects of IBD-associated Cytokines at the Colonic Mucosa"
Mentor: William O'Connor, Jr., Ph.D.
E-mail: WalratT@mail.amc.edu
 
Tiffany Zarrella 2012 - Present  
 
Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire
Prior Institutions: B.S., Syracuse University
Project: "Coordinated Regulation of the Pneumococcal TrK-family Proteins by Cyclic di-AMP"
Mentor: Guangchun Bai, M.D., Ph.D.
E-mail: ZarrelT@mail.amc.edu
 


 
  M.S. Graduate Students
 
Angelica Costello 2014 - Present  
 
Hometown: Ravena, New York
Prior Institutions: Russell Sage
Project: "The Role of Resident
Macrophages in Regulating HSC Function
"
Mentor: Kate C. MacNamara, Ph.D.
E-mail: Costela@mail.amc.edu
     Angelica Costello