CCDS CURRENT PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWS :

CCDS CURRENT POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS :

Chowdhury Abdullah, PhD
Mentor: Shenu Bhuiyan
Pathology

Mabruka Alfaidi, PhD
Mentor: Wayne Orr
Pathology

Rajesh Parsanathan, PhD
Mentor: Sushil Jain
Pediatrics

Saranya Rajendran, PhD
Mentor: Chris Kevil
Pathology

Bandana Shrestha, PhD
Mentor: Chris Pattillo
Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Ya Hui Tang, PhD
Mentor: J. Steven Alexander
Molecular and Cellular Physiology

CCDS PAST PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWS :

Mahloud Al-Kofahi
Mentor: J. Steven Alexander
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota

Jerry Brunson
Mentor: Karen Stokes
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, 
School of Biological and Physical Sciences, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Elodie Burlet
Mentor: Sushil Jain
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Michelle Carroll-Turpin
Mentor: Tammy Dugas
Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, 
College of Medicine, University of Houston, Texas

Donna Collins-McMillen
Mentor: Andrew Yurochko
Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, 
University of Arizona

Steven D. Funk
Mentor: Wayne Orr
Departments: Pathology; Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Current Position:  Post-Doctoral Fellow, 
Washington University

Aaron Navratil
Mentor: Mathew Woolard
Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Current Position:  Biology Scientist, 
Theravance Biopharma US, Inc, California

Kanikarla-Marie Preeti
Mentor: Sushil Jain
Department: Biochemistry
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Computational, Modeling & Nanoscale Processsing Unit, Glycemic Studies Division, Tamil Nadu, India

Terrel Sugar-Master
Mentor: Kevin McCarthy
Departments: Pathology; Cellular Biology &  Anatomy
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, 
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans

Emily Stevenson
Mentor: Andrew Yurochko
Department: Microbiology &Immunology
Current Position:  Sanofi Aventis, Medical Science Liaison, Sobi, North America

Shuai Yuan
Mentor: Chris Kevil
Department: Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania

CCDS PAST POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS :

Shyamal Bir, PhD
Mentor: Christopher Kevil
Department: Pathology
Current Position:  Neurology Internship, LSU Health Shreveport

Gary Chan, PhD
Mentor: Andrew Yurochko
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Current Position:  Associate Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University, New York

Prashant Chittiboina, MD, MPH
Mentor: Guohong Li
Department: Neurosurgery
Current Position:  Neurosurgery Unit for Pituitary and Inheritable Diseases, National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS)

Vijay Ganta, PhD
Mentor: Steven Alexander
Department: Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Current Position:  Instructor, Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia

Felipe Gomez, PhD
Mentor: D. Neil Granger
Department: Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Pavan Katikaneni, MD
Mentor: Jai Varma; Chris Kevil; Kalgi Modi
Department: Medicine/Cardiology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor,  Cardiology, LSU Health Shreveport

Mikhail V. Khoretonenko, PhD
Mentor: Karen Stokes
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, 
Lakeland Community College, Ohio

Jung Heon Kim, PhD
Mentor: Andrew Yurochko
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, South Korea

Gopi Kolluru, PhD
Mentor: Christopher Kevil
Department: Pathology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, 
Research in Pathology, LSU Health Shreveport

Chun (Mia) Li, MD
Mentors: William Mayhan and Hong Sun
Department: Cellular Biology and Anatomy
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, LSU Health Shreveport

We Li, PhD 
Mentor: Tak Yee Aw
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Yan Li, M.D., PhD
Mentor: Brent Reed
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Current Position:  House Officer, LSU Health Shreveport

Prasenjit Manna, PhD
Mentor: Sushil Jain
Department: Pediatrics
Current Position:  Assistant Professor – II, 
Life Science Division, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati, Assam, India

Seiichi Omura, PhD
Mentor: Ikuo Tsunoda
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, 
Department of Microbiology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

Elvis Peter, MD
Mentor: Jai Varma and Chris Kevil
Department: Medicine/Cardiology
Current Position:  Cardiologist, Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin

Chun-Su Piao, PhD
Mentor: Li-Ru Zhao
Department: Neurology

Fumitaka Sato, PhD
Mentor: Ikuo Tsunoda
Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

Hilary Seifert, PhD
Mentors: William Mayhan and D. Neil Granger
Department: Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Elena Senchenkova, PhD
Mentor: D. Neil Granger
Department: Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Man Si, PhD
Mentor: Edward Glasscock
Department: Cellular Biology and Anatomy
Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, LSU Health Shreveport

Helen Smith, PhD
Mentor: Felicity Gavins
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Emily Stevenson, PhD
Mentor: Steven Alexander
Department: Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Bin Wang, PhD
Mentor: Tak-Yee Aw
Department: Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Alper Yildirim, PhD
Mentor: Neil Granger
Department: Physiology
Current Position:  Associate Professor, 
Department of Physiology, Marmara University, Turkey

Shuang Zhao, MD
Mentor: Yuping Wang
Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Current Position:  Georgia Gwinnett College

CCDS Fellows

Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences