Previous Lab Students


Aderotimi Ajayi 
Pre-Doctoral Student (1995-1998)
Arthur Alfonso Schomburg Graduate Fellowship Award (1997-1998)
Recipient of R01 Minority Supplement Award (1995-1997)
Resident

Michael Ament 
Pre-Doctoral Student (1997)
Third Honors at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine Student Research Forum (1997)
Resident

Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student (1995 - 1999)
Post Doctoral T32 NCI Fellow (2002-2003)
Winner of OSU Dept. of Internal Medicine Warren Research Award (2004)
Landacre Day Student Research Forum Oral Abstract Presentation, OSU (1998)
Recipient ASH Medical Student Scholarship and Travel Award, OSU (1998)
American Society of Hematology Summer Medical Student Scholar Award (1996)
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Michael Brian Becknell, MD, PhD
Undergraduate Student Researcher (1998)
Pre-Doctoral Student, combined MD/PhD program (2002-2006)
MD/PhD Medical Scientist Program Award (2008)
Grant Morrow, III, MD Award for excellence in clinical pediatrics and research
OSU School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Award
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine 
Faculty in Nephology and Principal Investigator Center for Clinical and Translational Research , Nationwide Columbus Children's Hospital

Bradley Blaser, MD, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student, combined MD/PhD program (2003-2006)
MD/PhD Medical Scientist Program Award (2008)
Internal Medicine Research Award 
OSU School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Award
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine
Instructor in Medicine, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Eric Bluman MD, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student (1994-1997)
Recipient of The Rockefeller Univ. Award Eastern Research Forum (1995)
First Honors at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine Student Research Forum (1994)
Associate Orthopedic Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Lecturer on Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard University

Jacob Bryan
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2004-2005) 
OSU College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Scholar Fellowship Honors Committee (2004)  
OSU Denman Undergraduate Research Forum First Place: " Modulation of Flt3 Inhibitor-Induced Cytotoxicity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia by Flt3 Ligand" (2005)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Jennifer Bush, MD
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2000-2002)
Medical Student, Medical College of Ohio
Resident, University of Michigan

Jason Chandler, MD
Post Doctoral Researcher, NCI T32 Fellow (2008 - current)

Dennis Chang
Wells Scholar, Undergraduate and Pre-Doctoral Student Researcher (2005-2008)
Albany Medical College

Hugh Chapin
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2002-2003)
Graduate Student

Anita Chong
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2006-2008)

Megan Cooper, MD, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student (1998-2002)
Recipient of American Medical Women's Association Carroll L. Birch Award (2002)
Recipient of first prize Oral Presentation, Vet School annual competition (2001)
American Society Hematology Summer Medical Student Scholar Award (2001)
Recipient American Society Hematology Travel Award, OSU (1999)
Recipient of Howard Hughes Medical Student Fellowship Award (1999)
Landacre Day Student Research Forum Oral Abstract Presentation, OSU (1997-2000)
Recipient of Bertha Bouroncle Fellowship Award (Student Honors) (1998)
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine

Douglas Curphey
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2008)

Julie Dierkeshiede 
Pre-Doctoral Student (1999-2001)  
Medical Student, Wright State University

Adrienne Dorrance, PhD
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2004-2005)
Pre-Doctoral Student (2006-current)
Recipient of a scholarship from the Lady Tata Memorial Trust (2005-2006)
Research Assistant Professor, Hemtology, The Ohio State University

Charles Eisenbeis, MD, PhD
Post-Doctoral, T32 NCI Fellow, (1998-1999) 
NCI K08 Award (2002)
Cure for Lymphoma Fellowship Award (2000)
Physician in practice with Cancer Centers of North Carolina

Lauren Falkenberg
Wells Scholar and Undergraduate Researcher (2009) 
Graduate Studies in Biology, American University

Whitney Michelle Fegenbush
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2007-2008)

Todd Fehniger, MD, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student (1995-2000)
Recipient of the Physician Scientist Award, OSU Graduation (2002)
Recipient of the Huang Award from American Association of Immunology (2000)
First Honors, Research Year 4 MVIMG Graduate Research Forum (2000)
American Society of Hematology Summer Medical Student Scholar Award (2000)
Landacre Day Student Research Forum Oral Presentation, OSU (2000)
Recipient ASH Travel Award, OSU (1999)
Landacre Day Student Research Forum Poster Abstract Presentation, OSU (1999)
Recipient of Howard Hughes Medical Student Fellowship Award (1996)
First Honors at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine Student Research Forum (1995)
Resident Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Aharon Freud, MD, PhD
Undergraduate Student Researcher (1999)
Pre-Doctoral Student, combined MD/PhD program (2003-2006) 
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Award (2008)
MD/PhD Medical Scientist Program Award 
Emmerich von Haam Pathology Award for Scholastic Achievement in Pathology
OSU School of Biomedical Science Research Day Award in MD/PhD Program Division (2006)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine.
Resident, Stanford University
Assistant Professor, Pathology, The Ohio State University

Margaret Germain
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2008)

Yoonhee Ha
USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team (2007)
Marshall Scholar, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK (2007)
Harry S. Truman Scholarship, U.S. Government (2006)

Augustine Hong
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2006-2008)

Michelle House
1st Year Medical Student (2008) 
Pre-Doctoral Student Researcher (2008) 
The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Tiffany Hughes 
Pre-Doctoral Student (2006-present)
The Ohio State University, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Christine Hwang
Undergraduate Researcher (2007-2009) 
Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Ohio State University 
Participated in OSU Undergraduate Research Day Poster Forum (through Summer Undergraduate Research Institute — SURI; “The Role of mir-181a in Regulating Natural Killer Cell Activity”)

Rebekah Jamieson
Wells Scholar and Undergraduate Researcher (2009)
Marshal University

Michael Jaung
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2004-2006)
One of five finalists to present research at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil: "TSC-22 Is Methylated and a Putative Tumor-Suppressor Gene in Leukemia" (2006)

Jessica Johns
Undergraduate Student researcher and Medical student OSU School of Medicine (2009)

Chidimma Mmele Kate Kalu
Research Assistant and Medical Student OSU School of Medicine (2009)

Seth Evan Karol
Pre-Doctoral Student (2006-2008)
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Award (2008)
Pediatrics Department Chairman's Award for Outstanding Leadership and Excellence Throughout Medical School

Kerry Katz
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2004-2005)
Honorable Mention (2004)
Summer Research Internship Competition (2004)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Vijay Khatri, MD
Pre-Doctoral Student (1996)
Best Research Paper, Oncology Fellowship Programs (1998)
Best Research Paper, Oncology Fellowship Programs (1997)
Best Research Paper, Oncology Fellowship Programs (1996)
Private Practice

Andrew Khouri
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2003-2004)

Daniel Kim 
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2004-2005)
OSU Denman Undergraduate Research Forum: First place (2004)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Peter Kourlas MD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, T32 NCI Fellow (1998-1999)
James V. Warren Award: Most Outstanding Research Fellow Department of Internal Medicine (2000)
Physician in Practice, Columbus, Ohio

Craig Krenzel
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2003)

Allison Landoll
Medical Student, Midwestern University School of Medicine (2007) 

Teresa Lin
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2004-2005)
OSU Denman Undergraduate Research Forum: Fourth Place (2004)
Mayers Summer Research Scholarship

Jessica Linder
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2005-2006)

Patricia Lugar
Pre-Doctoral Student (1997)
Third Honors at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine Student Research Forum (1997)

Eman Maghraby, MD
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2000-2002) 
Physician in Practice, Cairo, Egypt

Isabel Manring
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2006)
Laboratory Manager, Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University

Trent Marburger, MD
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2003-2005)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Guido Marcucci, MD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, T32 NCI Fellow (1997-1999)
NCI K08 Award (2001)
Recipient of American Cancer Society Cancer Research Fellowship (1998)
Professor, The Ohio State University
Professor, Hematology and Hematology Cell Transplantation
Director,  Gehr Leukemia Center
Chief, Division of Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Leukemia Research

Anjali Mishra, PhD
Post Doctoral Research 2007-2014
EHA-ASH Career Development Award: Translational Research Training in Hematology for USA (2011-2012)
Eugene Farber Young Investigator Award, Montagna Symposium on the Biology of the Skin (2011)
Young Investigator’s Award; American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research (2011)
Best Poster Award, OSUCCC Annual Scientific Meeting (2007, 2010)
Research Assistant Professor, Dermatology, The Ohio State University

Maura Munoz
OSU Med student (2011)
Recipient of Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship Fund, OSU (2011)

Gina Muto
Undergraduate Student Reseacher (2005-2006)

Michael Nazareth, MD, PhD
Pre-Undergraduate Student Researcher (1996) 
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Sidney Farber Award for Excellence (1996)
Westwood-Squibb/Bristol Myers Award for Outstanding Research (2001)
American Society of Clinical Pathologists Award for Academic Excellence (2003)
Boris Albini Award for Outstanding Graduate Research (2004)
Doctor of Medicine, cum laude (May 2008) 
Doctor of Philosophy, SUNY at Buffalo (May 2008)
Resident in Dermatology, SUNY at Buffalo
Physician in practice, Buffalo, NY

David Nemer
Wells Scholar and Undergraduate Student Researcher (2007-2008)
PhD Candidate, Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

John Nemer
Student (2012-2014)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University

Myntee Ngangana 
ASH Minority Medical student award"Association between epigenetic changes and acute myeloid leukemia" (2010)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University

Adam Oberkircher
Pre-Doctoral Student (1996-1997)
Roswell Park Graduate Research Forum Award (1994)

Il Kyoo Park, PhD
“Up on the Roof” Post-Doctoral Fellow (2006-2008)

Benjamin Pulley
3rd year medical student, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2010-2011)
Undergraduate Student Researcher, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2006-2008)

Katherine Renner
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2006-2008) 
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Mary E. Ross, MD, PhD 
Pre-Doctoral Student (1990-1997) 
First Honors SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine Student Research Forum (1997)
Roswell Park Graduate Research Forum Award (1994-1995)
American Women in Science Graduate Student Award (1994)
American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award (1994)
Research Assistant Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL

Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student, combined MD/PhD program (2001-2004)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine
Resident, University of Michigan
Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University

Laura Rush, DVM, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student, PhD (1998-2002)
Molecular and Cellular Biology category, Veterinary Research Day: First Place (2001)
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Executive Director, Clinical and Translational Research Unit, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Susan Schmidt
Pre-Doctoral Student (2007- current)
The Ohio State University, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Noah Schwind, MD
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2004-2005)
OSU Denman Undergraduate Research Forum: Second Place (2004)
OSU Biological Science Colloquium: Second Place
OSU Undergraduate Research Scholarship: "IL-15 Signaling in Acute GVHD"  
Louis G. Bernstein Memorial Scholarship, OSU College of Biological Sciences
The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Gregory L. Seidensticker
Undergraduate Student Researcher (1998-1999)
Recipient of Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship Fund, OSU (1998)

Elizabeth Stover, MD
Undergraduate Student Researcher (1998-2000)
Resident 

Matthew P. Strout, MD, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student, combined MD/PhD program 
Elected President of the Landacre Honor Society (1999)
Recipient of ASH Medical Student Scholarship Award, OSU (1999)
Recipient of Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship Fund, OSU (1998)
Recipient of ASH Travel Award, OSU (1997)
Recipient of Lady Tata Memorial Trust Research Internship Award in Leukemia (1995-1996)
Resident Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology), Yale University School of Medicine
Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine

Laura Sullivan
Wells Scholar and Undergraduate Researcher (2009)
Cornell University
Medical School, The Ohio State University

David Suster
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2003-2004)

Brittany Thomas
Undergraduate Student Researcher and Medical Student at Medical College of Ohio (2009)

Tammi Thomas
Pre-Doctoral Fellow (2005-2006)
Recipient of Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship Fund, OSU (2005)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Anna Tulchinsky
Pre-Doctoral Fellow (2006)
Recipient of Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship Award, OSU (2006)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Matthew Turner, MD
Undergraduate Student Researcher (1997-1999)
Recipient of the Undergraduate Research Scholarship, OSU (1998)

Katherine Tzou
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2003-2004)
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum: First Place (2003-2004)
Recipient Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship Fund, Medical Student
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Jeff Vandeusen, MD, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Student, combined MD/PhD program (2001-2004) 
American Society Hematology Summer Medical Student Scholar Award (2001)
Landacre Day Student Research Forum Poster Abstract Presentation, OSU (2000)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine 
Resident, Duke University
Physician in Practice, Chillicothe, OH

Wacharaphon Vongchucherd
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2006-2008)

Srinu Vourganti
Pre-Doctoral Student (2001-2002)
Recipient of Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship Fund, OSU (2001)
Medical Student, The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Jackie Ward, MD, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2001-2002) 
National Cancer Institute Oncology Training Grant (T-32) (2000)

Susan Whitman, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow (1999-2000) 
NCI K01 Award (2002)
2002 General Motors Junior Faculty Grant (2002)
James V. Warren Award: Most Outstanding Research Fellow Department of Internal Medicine (2001) 
National Cancer Institute Oncology Training Grant (T-32) (1999-2000)
Recipient of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (1998)
Research Scientist, The Ohio State University
Regulatory Compliance Office, The Ohio State University

Tatiana Witte
Undergraduate Student Researcher (2006-2008)

Renuka Yeldandi
Pre-Doctoral Student (1999-2000)
Recipient of Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship Award, OSU (1999)

Jianhua Yu, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2003-2004) 
“Up on the Roof” Fellowship, James Cancer Hospital  (2003)
Recipient of ASH Travel Award 2004
First Place Poster Award: OSUCCC Annual Scientific Meeting (2005)
Research Associate (2004-2007)The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
Research Scientist (2007-2011) The Ohio State University
Research Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Institutional Research Grantee, The American Cancer Society (2012)
Meeting Session Moderator, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (2012)
Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Translational Research (2012

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Michael Caligiuri, MD

Michael Caligiuri

 

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, is holder of the John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research. He is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and in the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics in Ohio State’s College of Medicine. He is also currently president of the American Association of Cancer Research.

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