Graduate Student Alumni (Quantitative and Systems Biology Graduate Program)

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Betsabel Chicana  Ph.D. 2022

Dissertation Title:  Deletion of Vhl in Dmp1-expressing cells causes microenvironmental impairment of hematopoiesis

Cristine Donham Clement  Ph.D. 2021

Dissertation Title: The systemic effects of sclerostin depletion in mouse hematopoiesis

Alberto Millan Hernandez  Ph.D. 2020

Dissertation Title:  Cell-Extrinsic and Cell-Intrinsic Regulation of Natural Killer Cell Behavior in Mice

Heather Thompson, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation Title:  Immunogenicity of Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Hematopoietic Progenitors

Corey J. Cain, Ph.D 2012

Dissertation Title:  Wnt Antagonists Influence Cell Fate Decisions in Hematopoiesis

David M. Gravano, Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation Title:  Analyses of ADAM protease-mediated shedding on T lymphocyte and thymic epithelial cell development in the fetal and adult thymus

Undergraduate Researchers Alumni

Dr. Manilay has mentored over 40 undergraduates in her research laboratory since opening in 2005.   Most students have proceeded into graduate school and careers related to biomedical research, public health and other health-related careers.