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

 

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

 

Chang, Jennifer, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., Rosalind Franklin Unversity, North Chicago, IL., M.S., Wright State University, Dayton, OH., B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Research: Effects of alcohol-induced induction of alternative splicing of the glucocorticoid receptor

Mentor(s): Mashkoor Choudhry, Ph.D., and Toni Pak, Ph.D.

Current Postion: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pak Lab, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: jchang8@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

 

Caroline Johnson, B.S.

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

Research: MicroRNA and gut inflammation following alcohol and burn injury

Mentor: Mashkoor Choudhry, Ph.D.

Current Position: 2016-date. Graduate Student, Ph.D., Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

 

‌‌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

 

Marisa Luck, B.A.

Degree: B.A., Carleton College, MN

Research: Effect of alcohol and burn injury on intestines

Mentor: Mashkoor Choudhry, Ph.D.

Current Position: MD/PhD Student, Integrative Cell Biology, Loyola Universtiy Chicago, IL

Email: mluck@luc.edu

 

Yi Wei Lim, B.S.

Degree: B.S. Biomedical Science

Research Title: Pathology of T cell subsets in the context of alcohol-induced inflammation

Mentor: Makio Iwashima, Ph.D.

Current Position: 2016-date. Graduate Student

Email: ylim@luc.edu

 

Gregory Malnassy, B.S.

Degree: B.S., Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Research: Defining the role of focal adhesion kinase in alcohol liver disease

Mentor: Wei Qiu, Ph.D.

Current Position: 2016-date. Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Integrated Program in the Biomedical Sciences, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: gmalnassy@luc.edu