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BBS Program Alumni

  • Molly Crowe, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience completed in 2016
    Advisor
    Steven Kinsey
    Research Project or Area
    Endocannabinoid modulation of secretory and inflammatory causes of gastric pathology
    Current Position
    Postdoctoral, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Danielle Davidov, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Public Health Sciences completed in 2010
    Advisor
    Jeffrey Coben
    Research Project Or Topic
    Mandatory Reporting in the Context of Home Visitation Programs
    Position Upon Graduation
    Research and Grants Coordinator, WVU; Assistant Director of Education and Training, WVU
    Current Position
    Assistant Professor (tenure track), Dept of Social and Behavioral Sciences, WVU School of Public Health
  • Danielle Doll, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Neuroscience completed in 2015
    Advisor
    James W Simpkins
    Research Project or Area
    Role of Mitochondria in TNF-alpha Neurotoxicity in Stroke
    Position Upon Graduation
    Staff Research Scientist, Mylan Pharmaceuticals
    Current Position
    Medical Science Liaison, Sanofi
  • Termeh Feinberg, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Epidemiology completed in 2016
    Advisor
    Kim Innes
    Research Project or Area
    An Exploration of the Relationships between Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and Herbal Medicine
    Position Upon Graduation
    Postdoctoral, Univ of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine
    Current Position
    Postdoctoral, Yale University Center for Medical Informatics
  • Richard Felix PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Neuroscience completed in 2011
    Advisor
    Albert Berrebi
    Research Project Or Topic
    Encoding of Temporal Sound Features in the Rodent Superior Paraolivary Nucleus
    Position Upon Graduation
    Postdoctoral, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Research Faculty, Washington State University @ Vancouver
    Current Position
    Clinical Neurophysiologist, SpecialityCare Intraoperative Neuromonitoring
  • Rolf Hansen, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Neuroscience completed in 2013
    Advisor
    HanTing Zhang
    Research Project or Area
    Functional characterization of Phosphodiesterase-4A in behavior and obesity
    Position Upon Graduation
    Postdoctoral, University of Pennsylvania
    Current Position
    Medical Science Liaison at Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Lindsay Lueptow, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Neuroscience completed in 2015
    Advisor
    O’Donnell
    Research Project Or Topic
    Behavioral Effects of Inhibition of Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase 2 (PDE2) in Mice
    Position Upon Graduation
    Postdoctoral, New York University
    Current Position
    Postdoctoral, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
  • Sylwia Mrowka

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Neuroscience Completed in 2016 (continues in MD portion of MD/PhD program)
    Advisor
    Bernard G Schreurs
    Research Project or Area
    Cholesterol diet-associated changes in the hippocampus- a prelude to Alzheimer’s disease
    Current Position
    Continuing only in MD portion of MD/PhD program
  • Erienne (Pedersen) Olesh, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Neuroscience completed in 2017
    Advisor
    Valeriya Gritsenko
    Research Area or Topic
    The Investigation of Motor Primitives During Human Reaching Movements and the Quantification of Post-Stroke Motor Impairment
    Current Position
    Associate Director, WVU Health Sciences Innovation Center
  • Jenny Ozga

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Behavioral Analysis in Progress
    Advisor
    Karen Anderson/Melissa Blank
    Research Project or Area
    Probability discounting of Lewis and Fischer 344 rats: Strain comparisons as baseline and following acute administration of d-amphetamine.
    Current Position
    In Training
  • Keyana Porter

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences in Progress
    Advisor
    James W Simpkins
    Research Area or Project
    In vivo assessments of over-expression or knockout of miRNA 34a on stroke severity, and functional recovery
    Current Position
    In training
  • Paula Prentice, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Clinical Psychology completed in 2013
    Advisor
    Kevin Larkin
    Research Project or Area
    Stress and Obesity: Facilitation of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Nervous System Recovery from Stress while Eating Comfort Foods?
    Position Upon Graduation
    Medical Psychology Resident, Medical College of Georgia and Charlie Norwood VAMC
    Current Position
    Program and Project Manager, Director and Developer, Arts Council of Johnson County, Kansas City, MO
  • Cameron Randall, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Psychology completed in 2017
    Advisor
    Daniel McNeil
    Research Project or Area
    Fear of Pain and Dental Care-Related Fear: Associations with the MC1R Gene
    Current Position
    Senior Fellow, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Dentistry
  • Margeaux (Gray) Schade, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience completed in 2017
    Advisor
    Hawley Montgomery-Downs
    Research Project or Area
    Effects of Systematic Sleep Fragmentation on Tolerance and Threshold in a Pressure Pain Task: Associations with Sustained Attention
    Position Upon Graduation
    Postdoctoral, Biobehavioral Health at Penn State College of Health and Human Development
    Current Position
    Postdoctoral, Biobehavioral Health at Penn State College of Health and Human Development
  • Michael Seminerio, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences completed in 2012
    Advisor
    Rae Matsumoto
    Research Project Or Topic
    Pharmacological Characterization of an Optimized Sigma Receptor Ligand
    Position Upon Graduation
    Postdoctoral, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics, University of Chicago
    Current Position
    US Medical Lead (Migraine and Headache), Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Merideth Smith, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Clinical Psychology completed in 2012
    Advisor
    Amy Fiske
    Research Project or Area
    Giving Support and Mental Health in Older Adults at Risk for Vision Impairment
    Current Position
    Staff Psychologist @ PSIMed, Behavioral Health Management Company
  • Doug Thornton

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Health Services and Outcomes Research completed in 2017
    Advisor
    Nilanjana Dwibedi
    Research Project or Area
    Combined use of SSRIs and platelet aggreg- ation inhibitors in those with co-occurring heart disease and depression or anxiety
    Current Position
    Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Houston School of Pharmacy
  • Ryan Turner, MD/PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Neuroscience completed in 2015
    Advisor
    Charles Rosen
    Research Project or Topic
    Lessons in Modeling, Preventing, and Treating Neural Injury: Improving Bench-to- Bedside Translation
    Current Position
    Neurosurgery Resident, WVU
  • Tricia Wilkins, PhD

    Degree / Year Graduated
    PhD in Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy completed in 2013
    Advisor
    Usha Sambamoorthi
    Research Project or Area
    Healthcare Quality and Expenditure Benchmarks along the Continuum of Care: The Role of Primary Care Use and Community Healthcare Resources
    Position Upon Graduation
    Project Officer and Pharmacy Advisor, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
    Current Position
    Director of Pharmacy Affairs, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy