Trainees Appointed

2023-2025  

Dillon Bohinc

Dillon Bohinc

Pre-Doc

Mentor: Dr. Evi Stavrou, CWRU 

Research Summary: Determining the mechanisms linking diabetes mellitus (DM) to increased venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

February 2024: 3rd place, Oral Presentation Award, Plasminogen Activation and Extracellular Proteolysis Gordon Research Seminar, Ventura, CA

February 2024: Elected Co-Chair for the 2026 Plasminogen Activation and Extracellular Proteolysis Gordon Research Seminar

Presenting at the 32nd Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

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Sadiq Silbak

Sadiq Silbak

Pre-Doc

Mentor: Dr. Alvin Schmaier, CWRU

Research Summary: Blood-contacting medical devices (BCMDs) are biomaterials that are either indwelling, implanted, or associate extracorporeally with patients to aid their treatment or improve quality of life. 

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

ResearchGate

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Andrea Zuccaro

Andrea Zuccaro

Pre-Doc

Mentors: Dr. Margot Damaser, CC and Dr. Metin Uz, CSU

Research Summary: Developing a piezoelectric platform for wireless mechano-electrical stimulation of the pudendal nerve to treat stress urinary incontinence.

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

Cleveland State University, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering 

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Madison Kretzler

Madison Kretzler

Post-Doc

Mentor: Dr. Chris Flask, CWRU

Research Summary: Furthering the development of novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods to non-invasively detect and monitor the progression of chronic kidney diseases (CKD).

Conference Presentations:

  • Madison E. Kretzler, PhD Towards Prospective Free-Breathing Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting, Digital-Poster, ISMRM 2023
  • Andrew Dupuis, Yong Chen, Madison E. Kretzler, Xinzhou Li, Kelvin Chow, Mark Griswold, and Rasim Boyacioglu Accepted ISMRM 2024, Oral presentation to be given by Andrew Dupuis
  • Adaptive Real-time Control and Online Reconstruction of Free-Breathing Abdominal MRF
  • Zhilang Qiu, Xinzhou Li, Madison E. Kretzler, Mark Griswold, Yong Chen, and Rasim Boyacioglu Evaluating Pilot Tone Navigator and BioMatrix Sensor for Motion Assessment using Sliding-Window MR Fingerprinting
  • Accepted ISMRM 2024, Oral Presentation to be given by Zhilang Qiu
  • Kidney MR Fingerprinting and Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) Assessments of Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Christina J. MacAskill, BSE, Madison E. Kretzler, PhD, Chris A Flask, PhD Kidney Disease (ARPKD) Accepted ISMRM 2024, Digital-Poster to be presented by Christina J. MacAskill

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Alexandra Schmidt

Alexandra Schmidt

Post-Doc

Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Garvin and Dr. Julian Stelzer, CWRU

Research Summary: Evaluation of the cardiorenal protective role of SGLT2 inhibition in mouse models of heart failure.

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

October 2023 Systemic and Cellular Metabolic Remodeling in a Mouse Model of HCM. Department of Physiology and Biophysics Annual Research Retreat, CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

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Korey Bartolomeo

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Post-Doc

Mentor: Dr. John Sedor

Research Summary: Characterization of APOL1 variant local proteomes and the effect of the protective p.N264K substitution

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

PubMed

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2022-2024  

Sarah Adams

Sara Adams

Pre-Doc

Mentor: Merlin Nithya Gnanapragasam, CSU

Research Summary: Investigating the role of ATRX mediated subtelomere cohesion on α-globin expression in ATRX syndrome

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

A role for subtelomeric cohesion in the regulation of -globin expression

Brennan Flannery

Brennan Flannery

Pre-Doc

Mentor: Dr. Satish Viswanath, CWRU

Research Summary: Developing computer vision and machine learning methods to predict a patient's risk for kidney transplant rejection based on renal allograft biopsy images.

Renal Transplant Rejection Prediction Using Biopsy Image Biomarkers

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

CWRU BME Excellence in Mentorship, 2024
Excellence in CWRU BME Departmental/External Service Activities, 2024Outstanding Supervising Scientist Award from Hathaway Brown SREP, 2024CWRU Translational Fellows Program 2023-24

AACR Poster 2024

Lauren Haines

Lauren Haines

Pre-Doc

Mentors: Oliver Wessely, John Sedor, John O'Toole, CCF

Research Summary: Investigating the role of high-risk APOL1 in associated kidney diseases using iPSC-derived podocytes

Human iPSC-derived Podocytes to Study APOL1 High-Risk Variants

Ian Houlihan

Ian Houlihan

Post-Doc

Mentors: Vijay Krishna, Smita De, CCF

Research Summary: Nanotechnology Enabled Photoacoustic Lithotripsy

Proof of Concept for a Novel Photonic Lithotripsy Treatment

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

American Urological Association Presentation, May 2024

AUA Presentation
AUA Presentation

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Post-Doc

Mentor: Phil Suneel, CCF

 

Research Summary: Determining the molecular mechanisms of the metalloprotease ADAMTS9 in kidney development and disease

Determining the molecular mechanisms of the metalloproteases ADAMTS1 and ADAMTS9 in kidney development and disease

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

Awarded at the Crossstalk between the ECM and Proteases from Destruction to Regeneration conference.

 

Phillip McClellan

Phillip McClellan

Post-Doc

Mentors: Ozan Akhus, CWRU and Adonis Hijaz, UH

Research Summary: Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence by Regenerative Macrophage Therapy

Determining the Role of M2 Macrophage Subtype and the Release of Cytokines Associated with Improved Long-term Healing Outcomes

Annie Hubben

Anne Hubben CleCreateKUH Trainee

Post-Doc

Mentor: Dr. Keith McCrae, Cleveland Clinic

Research Summary: A novel 2023-2025 murine model of the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and the role of complement in AP

Distinguished Awards and Activities:

Selected for the Hemostasis Thrombosis Research Society Mentored Research Award.