Graduate Training

The Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute is home to graduates students from several different departments and programs of the Graduate School of Loyola University Chicago.

Our students are enrolled in graduate programs in the Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Cell & Molecular Physiology as well as students from the interdisciplinary programs in Integrated Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Molecular Biology.  In addition, students participate in the Alcohol Research Program and the program in Immunology and Aging.

Current Graduate Students

 ‌Lauren Albee, B.S.

Degree: B.S., Bradley Univeristy, Peoria, IL;

M.S., King's College, London, England

Research: Role of vasopressin receptor modulation in regulating the

hemodynamic response.

Mentor: Matthias Majetschak, M.D., Ph.D.

Current Position: 2014-date. Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Integrative Cell Biology-Integrated

Program in the Biomedical Sciences, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: lalbee@luc.edu

 

 Abigail Cannon, B.S.

Degree: B.S., Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL,

M.S., Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Research: Ischemic environment of the gut after burn injury and

the subsequent inflammatory response.

Mentor: Mashkoor A. Choudhry, Ph.D.

Current Position: 2015-date. Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Integrated Program

in the Biomedical Sciences, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: acannon@luc.edu

 Jonathan Eby, B.S.

Degree: B.S. North Central College, Naperville, IL

Research: Heteromerization of G-protein-coupled receptors

regulating vascular reactivity

Mentor: Matthias Majetschak, M.D., Ph.D.

Current Position: 2016-date. Graduate Student (M.D.), Biochemistry and

Molecular Biology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: jeby@luc.edu

 

‌‌Paulius Kuprys, B.A.

Degree: B.A., Lake Forest College, IL

Research: 2016-date. Effects of alcohol in setting of colitis

Mentor: Mashkoor Chouldry, Ph.D.

Current Position: 2016-date. Graduate Student (M.D.), Integrative Cell Biology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: pkuprys@luc.edu

 

 ‌Niya Morris, B.S.

Degree: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Research: MicroRNAs role in gut bamer disniption after alcohol

and burn injury.

Mentor: Mashkoor A. Choudhry, Ph.D.

Current Position: 2014-date. Graduate Student (Ph.D), Integrative Cell

Biology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: nmorris@luc.edu

 

 Philip Roper, B.S.

Degree: B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Research: Effects of alcohol on the Wnt signaling pathway in bone

fracture healing. 

Mentor: John J. Callaci, Ph.D.

Position: 2008-date. Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Integrative Cell Biology,

Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: proper@luc.edu