Research Associates (Post Doctoral)

The Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute provides advanced research training for individuals holding the Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D. degrees or equivalent.  Because our Institute is interdisciplinary, our research programs attract individuals with interests in a wide range of specialties.  Our current post-doctoral trainees come from diverse backgrounds ranging from immunology, physiology, biochemistry, and cell biology through neuroscience.  To learn about openings in an area of interest, prospective post-doctoral fellows can contact individual members directly.


Corinne Bunn, M.D.Corinne Bunn

Degrees: B.S. Florida State University, M.D. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Residency: General surgery at Loyola University Medical Center

Research: Role of mast cells in burn wound injury, clinical quality and outcomes in burn and trauma patients  

Mentor: Dr. Kuzhali Muthumalaiappan, Dr. Richard Gonzalez

Funding Source: NIH (NIGMS) T32 Training in Trauma and Burn Research

Current Position: General Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood IL



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




Research ResidentSujay Kulshrestha, M.D.

Degrees: M.D. - University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

  1. A. - Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis

Residency: General Surgery – Loyola University Medical Center

Research: Use of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning for Clinical Decision Support in Trauma

Mentor: Majid Afshar, M.D.

Funding Source: T32 NIAAA

Current Position: Research Resident