Commencement 2019 Tuesday, May Twenty-eighth Two Thousand and Nineteen 6:30 p.m. The Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts 615 Louisiana ...

 
Commencement 2019
         Tuesday, May Twenty-eighth
         Two Thousand and Nineteen

                  6:30 p.m.

The Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
                615 Louisiana
               Houston, Texas
THE COMMENCEMENT PROCESSION
         Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Commencement Speaker
              President of the College of Medicine and Honored Guests
                                      Chancellor
                                        Provost
                                 Deans of the College
                                  Associate Provosts
               Chairs of Academic Departments and Center Directors

                                Trustees of the College
                               Professors of the College
                          Associate Professors of the College
                          Assistant Professors of the College
                              Instructors of the College

       Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and Faculty Advisors
                  Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine

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           Significance of the Colors of the Academic Regalia

The color of the velvet edging of the hood and gown indicates the degree; in the lining
    of the hood are the college colors of the institution that conferred the degree.

      The hood and gown of the Doctor of Philosophy has a blue velvet edging;
 Doctor of Medicine, green; both Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Theology, scarlet;
              Doctor of Laws, purple; Doctor of Science, golden yellow;
       Doctor of Letters and Humanities, white; and Doctor of Dentistry, lilac.

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PROGRAM

Processional
Welcome .................................................................................... Mr. Fred R. Lummis, Chair, Board of Trustees

Introductions and Remarks .................................... Dr. Paul E. Klotman, President and Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                         Executive Dean

Presiding ....................................................................................................... Dr. Alicia D.H. Monroe, Provost
                                                                                   Senior Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs

Remarks by the Student Representative
  Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences ............................................................. Dr. Marissa Ann Scavuzzo

Remarks by the President of the Graduating Class
  School of Medicine ..................................................................................................Mr. Brian Sooman Park

Introduction of Awardees..............................................................................................Dr. Alicia D.H. Monroe

Presentation of Awardees and Conferring of Honorary Degrees.........................................Dr. Paul E. Klotman

Doctor of Humanities in Medicine
                                                 Dr. Marla M. Guerra
                            Retired Superintendent, South Texas Independent School District

                                                         Liz Scott
                                 Co-Executive Director, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Doctor of Letters in Medicine
                                                      Dr. Erin K. O’Shea
                                          President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

                                                       Dr. Ruth J. Simmons
                                             President, Prairie View A&M University

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John E. Whitmore Lecture Commencement Address ...................................................... Dr. Ruth J. Simmons

Presentation of the Candidates for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy...................................... Dr. Adam Kuspa
                                                                                                            Interim Dean
                                                                        Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Conferring of Degrees ....................................................................................................... Dr. Paul E. Klotman

Administration of the Physician’s Pledge ................................................................................ Dr. Joseph S. Kass
                                                                                                   Associate Dean of Student Affairs
                                                                                                                        School of Medicine
Presentation of the Candidates for the Degree Doctor of Medicine.................................. Dr. Jennifer Christner
                                                                                                                   Dean
                                                                                                      School of Medicine

Conferring of Degrees ....................................................................................................... Dr. Paul E. Klotman

Benediction ................................................................... Dr. Virgil Fry, Executive Director – Lifeline Chaplaincy

Recessional

                                                          Investing Marshals
                                                          School of Medicine

                                Dr. Edward Lee Poythress, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
                                 Dr. Andrea Gail Stolar, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

                                                        The John E. Whitmore
                                                        Endowed Lectureship

                    Mrs. Clara Whitmore established the John E. Endowed Lectureship in 1987
          as a perpetual tribute to the lifetime accomplishments of her late husband, John E. Whitmore;
            his service as a Trustee of Baylor College of Medicine; and his interest in medical education,
                research and healthcare. Mrs. Whitmore further enhanced the endowment in 1993.
                                The College lost a dear friend with her death in 2010.

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Erin K. O’Shea, Ph.D.

Dr. Erin K. O’Shea is the sixth president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the first woman to lead
the institute. She also is the Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and a professor of
chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University. O’Shea was named an HHMI investigator in 2000, and
she previously served as vice president and chief scientific officer of the institute before being named president
in 2016.

Under her leadership, the institute has established key priorities for its work in discovery science and science
education, and O’Shea is responsible for new efforts at HHMI to increase diversity in science and improve the
academic ecosystem. She also has overseen strategic changes to the institute’s core programs to ensure it maintains
its impact over time.

O’Shea is a leader in the fields of gene regulation, signal transduction and systems biology, and she maintains a
lab at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus. Prior to joining HHMI leadership, she was the director of Harvard’s
Center for Systems Biology and served on the faculties of Harvard and the University of California, San Francisco.

She completed her undergraduate training at Smith College and her doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
and the American Academy of Microbiology. She serves on the boards of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
and Rescuing Biomedical Research and on the scientific advisory board of the Francis Crick Institute.

Marla M. Guerra, Ed.D.

For 17 years, Marla Guerra served as the superintendent of the South Texas Independent School District, where
Baylor College of Medicine has six partner high schools. Guerra was instrumental in the expansion and success
of these schools.

Under her leadership, the district had a rise in student success, with performance in state accountability
consistently surpassing set targets and levels of others across the state and campuses consistently ranking among
the best in the state and nation. At the time of her retirement, the district ranked first in the state and sixth in
the nation in the Niche 2018 Best K-12 School Districts rankings.

Guerra has driven the expansion of academic offerings and opportunities for hands-on learning and networking
through partnerships with local businesses and organizations as well as institutions of higher learning.

She started her career as a social worker and held numerous positions as she pursued her 40-year career in
education, including teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent and college professor.

Guerra worked with Baylor to expand its network of high schools and middle schools with programs aimed
at students interested in careers in medicine, science and the health professions. Baylor’s network of schools in
South Texas includes four high schools and two middle schools.

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Liz Scott

Liz Scott is the co-executive director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which was created in January 2005
following the death of her daughter, Alex, of cancer at the age of 8.

At the age of 4, three years after being diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Alex told her parents that she wanted
to raise money to cure cancer in children through lemonade stands. At the time of her death, more than $1
million had been raised through lemonade stands run by children nationwide.

Since the first lemonade stand in 2000, the foundation has raised more than $150 million to fund research and
programs to help families struggling with childhood cancer, such as the Travel for Care program and SuperSibs.
The foundation has funded nearly 1,000 grants for pediatric cancer research at 135 institutions, including
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. Currently, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation funds
12 grants at Baylor College of Medicine totaling more than $2.5 million.

The organization’s key events include Lemonade Days, where supporters across the country host lemonade
stands in their neighborhoods every June, as well as Alex’s Million Mile, the largest childhood cancer awareness
challenge that funds researchers so they can find better treatments and more cures for kids battling cancer.
Participants of all ages log as many active miles as possible during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with
the goal of collectively moving 1 million miles during the month.

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The Roy and Lillie Cullen Building
The Baylor University College of Medicine moved to Houston in 1943 from
Dallas to launch the proposed Texas Medical Center. The building to house
Baylor's medical school was named after Hugh Roy and Lillie Cullen who moved
to Houston in 1911 and made their fortune in oil. The Cullen Foundation's first
check was written in 1947 to fund the new medical building. Architects Hedrick
and Lindsley designed the building with modern deco elements and Texas cream
limestone. A portico was added in 1982 to enhance the main entrance. The Cullen
building remains at the heart of the Texas Medical Center.

                  Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2014

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COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

                                         Ruth J. Simmons, Ph.D.
                                        President of Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Ruth Simmons serves as the president of Prairie View               Simmons completed her undergraduate training at Dillard
A&M University. She is the eighth president of the institution         University in New Orleans and went on to earn her master’s
and the first woman to serve as president at the university.           and doctorate degrees from Harvard University. She is
She served in various faculty and administrative roles at the          widely recognized for her focus on servant leadership and the
University of California, Princeton University and Spelman             importance of advancing high-quality education for students
College and then, in 1995, she became president of Smith               from all backgrounds.
College. She was the first African-American woman to head              She is the recipient of many honors, including a Fulbright
a major college or university and, as president, she started the       Fellowship to France, the 2001 President’s Award from the
first engineering program in a U.S. women’s college. In 2001,          United Negro College Fund, the 2002 Fulbright Lifetime
she became the president of Brown University and was the               Achievement Medal, the 2004 Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill
first African-American president of an Ivy League institution          Medal, the Foreign Policy Association Medal and the
as well as Brown’s first female president. At Brown, she also          Centennial Medal from Harvard University. She is a member
held appointments as a professor in the Departments of                 of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American
Comparative Literature and Africana Studies.                           Philosophical Society and the Council on Foreign Relations.
In 2011, Simmons retired and moved to Texas, where she                 She serves on the board of a number of companies and
was born and raised, and in 2017 agreed to serve as interim            nonprofit organizations. In 2012, the president of France
president of Prairie View A&M University, a historically               named her a ‘chevalier’ of the French Legion of Honor.
black university. Later that year, she was officially named as
president of the institution.

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Candidates for the Degree, Doctor of Philosophy

                                     Alexandra Acevedo-Rodríguez
                            B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
                                              Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                       Advisor: Shailaja K. Mani, Ph.D.
                            Dissertation: “Estrogen, Oxytocin, and Stress, Oh My!”

                                         Callison Edward Alcott
                                 B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
                                     Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                  Advisor: Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
  Dissertation: “NUDT21 Variants Cause Intellectual Disability via Misregulated Alternative Polyadenylation”

                                         Katherina Maria Alsina
                                              B.A., Rice University
                                         Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                     Advisor: Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.
          Dissertation: “Post-Translational Regulation of Ion Channels in Cardiac Health and Disease”

                                          James Michael Arnold
                                          B.S., University of Washington
                                   Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                         Advisor: Arun Sreekumar, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Insights into Metabolic Reprogramming By the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Breast Cancer"

                                             David Alan Bader
                                  B.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
                                    Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology
                                     Advisor: Sean Eric McGuire, Ph.D.
    Dissertation: “Mitochondrial Pyruvate Import is a Metabolic Vulnerability in Prostate Adenocarcinoma"

                                               Lakshya Bajaj
                            B. Dental Surgery, Maharshi Dayanand University
                                   M.S., Tulane Medical School (LA)
                                Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                    Advisor: Marco Sardiello, Ph.D.
     Dissertation: “A CLN6-CLN8 Complex Recruits Lysosomal Enzymes at the Endoplasmic Reticulum”

                                        Anthony Patrick Barrasso
                                      B.S., Bridgewater State University
                            Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                         Advisor: Ross Poche, Ph.D.
     Dissertation: “Coupled Mitochondrial Activity and Cell Cycle Progression in the Mammalian Retina”

                                      Genevieve Danielle Bertolet
                                     B.S., Louisiana State University
                                           Ph.D., Immunology
                                       Advisor: Joel Neilson, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “MIR-146A WILD-TYPE 3' Sequence Identity is Dispensable for Proper Innate Immune Function in Vivo”

                                             Lynn Hope Bimler
                                        B.S., B.A., University of Dallas
                                              Ph.D., Immunology
                                          Advisor: Silke Paust, Ph.D.
           Dissertation: “M2e-specific Monoclonal Antibodies as a Universal Influenza A Treatment”

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Vitaliy V. Bondar
                                 B.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
                                   Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                    Advisor: Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
           Dissertation: “Elucidating Therapeutic Entry for Points Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1”

                                        Cameron August Brown
                                    B.S., University of Southern Indiana
                                           Ph.D., Pharmacology
                                  Advisor: Timothy Gerald Palzkill, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Role of Naturally Occurring B-Lactamase Mutations in the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance”

                                            Lee Thomas Call
                                     B.S., Brigham Young University
                           Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                    Advisor: Douglas G. Burrin, Ph.D.
    Dissertation: “Formula Carbohydrates and Parenteral Lipid Composition Shape Intestinal Microbiota,
                             Metabolome, and Disease Risk in Premature Pigs”

                                          Steven Gregory Call
                                    B.S., Brigham Young University
                                 Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology
                                   Advisor: Orla M. Conneely, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Targeting MYC-Dependent AML Using Small Molecule Activators of NR4A Nuclear Receptors”

                                             Ivenise Carrero
                                 B.S., University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
                                M.S., University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
                                  Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                 Advisor: Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Ph.D.
       Dissertation: “Epigenomic Approaches to Understanding genetic and Histoepigenetic Variation”

                                             Henry Xin Cham
                                     B.A., SUNY at Binghamton
                                          Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                   Advisor: J. David Dickman, Ph.D.
      Dissertation: “A 3D Neural Compass: 3D Orientation Encoding in the Mice Anterior Thalamus”

                                      Richard Harrison Chapple
                              B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                   M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
                                   Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                      Advisor: Daisuke Nakada, Ph.D.
                   Dissertation: “Regulation of Hematopoietic Regeneration by Estrogen”

                                             Min-Shan Chen
                                       B.S., Kaohsiung Medical University
                                        M.S., National Taiwan University
                            Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                     Advisor: Noah Freeman Shroyer, Ph.D.
        Dissertation: “Plasticity of Intestinal Epithelial Cells in Regeneration and Colorectal Cancer”

                                              Sungwoo Choi
                                        B.S., SUNY at Stony Brook
                                      Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                       Advisor: David Moore, Ph.D.
 Dissertation: “Methyl-Sensing Nuclear Receptor LRH-1 Regulates Mitochondrial Functions in Hepatocytes”

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Derrick Michael Chu
                                    B.S., University of California-Los Angeles
                             Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                              Advisor: Kjersti Marie Aagaard-Tillery, M.D., Ph.D.
     Dissertation: “Maturation of the Early Infant Microbiome and the Impact of a Maternal High-fat Diet”

                                                Justin Ryan Clark
                               B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                             Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                       Advisor: Anthony Maresso, Ph.D.
            Dissertation: “Bacterial Metallurgy: New Insights into Heme Metabolism and Virulence”

                                         Zachary Christopher Conley
                                          B.S., Westmont College
                                 Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                    Advisor: E. Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Sugar and Iron: Toward Understanding the Antibacterial Effect of Ciclopirox in Escherichia coli”

                                                  Lexi Crommett
                                           B.S., Texas A&M University
                                               Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                            Advisor: Jeffrey Yau, Ph.D.
               Dissertation: “Interactions Between Audition and Touch in the Frequency Domain”

                                                     Hang Dai
                                            B.S., Fudan University
                                    Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                        Advisor: Yongtao Guan, Ph.D.
   Dissertation: “A Reference-free Method for Quantifying Genetic Difference Between Sequencing Samples”

                                         Natalie Janine Dailey Garnes
                                             A.B., Princeton University
                                         M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University
                                          M.D., Harvard Medical School
                                     M.S., Clinical Scientist Training Program
                                     Advisor: Rebecca R. Rico, M.P.H., Ph.D.
                   Dissertation: “A Pilot Study of Chikungunya Infection in Humanized Mice”

                                                Antonia De Maio
                                    B.A., University of Naples Frederico II
                                   M.A., University of Naples Frederico II
                                       Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                     Advisor: Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
Dissertation: “Study of the RNA Binding Protein RBM17 Provides Insight into Regulation of RNA Homeostasis”

                                          Tatiana Yurievna Fofanova
                                                  B.S., Rice University
                                                  B.A., Rice University
                                Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                           Advisor: Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D.
 Dissertation: “Personalized Probiotics: Investigation of Targeted Microbial Therapeutics for the Treatment of Disease”

                                             Kristen Nicole Fousek
                                        B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
                                         M.S., University of California-Irvine
                               Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                          Advisor: Nabil M. Ahmed, M.D.
Dissertation: “Targeting Resistant B-lineage Malignancies Using Trivalent Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells”

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Kenichiro Fujiwara
                                           B.S., Duke University
                           Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                Advisor: Lawrence Allen Donehower, Ph.D.
 Dissertation: “The Interaction of Oncogenic Phosphatase WIP1 and p27Kip1 in DNA Damage Response”

                                        Robert Steven Fultz
                                    B.S., Sam Houston State University
                           Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                  Advisor: James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.
  Dissertation: “Histamine Receptor Signaling Modulates Inflammation-Associated Colorectal Cancer and
                                   Macrophage-Mediated Phagocytosis”

                                     Jonathan Michael Gallion
                                      B.S., Oregon State University
                             Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                 Advisor: Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.
               Dissertation: “Computationally Guided Unraveling of GPCR Signaling Bias”

                                             Bon-Hee Gu
                                           B.S., Yonsei University,
                                           M.S., CHA University
                                            Ph.D., Immunology
                                    Advisor: Farrah Kheradmand, M.D.
                Dissertation: “Anti-elastin Autoimmunity in the Lung and Thoracic Aorta”

                                   Michael Cartwright Gundry
                                  B.S., University of California-San Diego
                                  Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                   Advisor: Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D.
                  Dissertation: “The Roles of DNMT3A and NPM1 in Leukemogenesis”

                                        Justin Tyme Gunesch
                                 B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
                                          Ph.D., Immunology
                                       Advisor: Emily Mace. Ph.D.
              Dissertation: “Determinants of Function in Human Natural Killer Cell Lines”

                                        Lavesh Amar Gwalani
                                    M.B.B.S., University of Mumbai
                                     M.S., Northeastern University
                                          Ph.D., Immunology
                                 Advisor: Jordan Orange, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dissertation: “Four-Dimensional Quantitation of Degranulation in Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity”

                                      Katherine Marie Haines
                                  B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
                                 Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                  Advisor: Sharon E. Plon, M.D., Ph.D.
             Dissertation: “Molecular Characterization of Pediatric Hepatocellular Neoplasms”

                                      Ryan Christopher Haley
                                  B.S., University of Alaska Anchorage
                               Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                      Advisor: Zheng Zhou, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “The Small GTPase RAB-35 Defines a Novel Pathway Required for Apoptotic Cell Clearance in
                                         Caenorhabditis elegans”

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Anne M. Hause
                                B.S., The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
                       M.S., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
                             Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                        Advisor: Pedro A. Piedra, M.D.
   Dissertation: “The Road to a Maternal Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine: Sequence Variability and
                                 Clinical Impact of RSV in Pregnant Women”

                                                   Teng-Kuei Hsu
                                         B.S., National Taiwan University
                                   Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                     Advisor: Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.
                  Dissertation: “Evolutionary Calculus of the Genotype-Phenotype Relationship”

                                                 Kelsey E. Jarrett
                                     B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
                                    M.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
                                 Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                           Advisor: William R. Lagor, Ph.D.
 Dissertation: “Liver-directed Somatic Genome Editing of the LDL Receptor to Model and Correct a Metabolic Disease”

                                                    Xiqian Jiang
                                            B.S., Peking University
                                             Ph.D., Pharmacology
                                           Advisor: Jin Wang, Ph.D.
          Dissertation: “Development of Reaction-Based Fluorescent Probes for Biothiol Quantification”

                                             Valerie Kristin Jordan
                                    B.S., University of Houston-Downtown
                                  Ph.D., Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
                                 Advisor: Daryl Armstrong Scott, M.D., Ph.D.
       Dissertation: “Upstream Regulators and Downstream Targets of GATA4 in Structural Birth Defects”

                                                Sanjeev Khatiwada
                                            B.A., Cornell College
                                  Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                    Advisor: Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Ph.D.
             Dissertation: “Mechanisms Underlying Vulnerability to the Effects of Psychostimulants”

                                                     Jordan Kho
                                       B.S., University Washington (FR)
                                         Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                    Advisor: Brendan Hl Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
  Dissertation: “Argininosuccinate Lyase Deficiency Causes an Endothelial-Dependent Form of Hypertension”

                                             Amanda Michelle Koire
                                                 B.A., Pomona College
                                 Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                      Advisor: Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Applying Evolutionary Action to the Interpretation and Prioritization of Rare Variants in Complex Diseases”

                                                  Andrew Laitman
                                            B.A., Harvard University
                                Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                         Advisor: Zhandong Liu, Ph.D.
                Dissertation: “Network-Based Methods for Integrated Analysis of Biomedical Data”

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Janakiraman Kausik Lakshminarasimhan
                           B.Eng., Birla Institute of Technology and Science. PIlani
                                   M.S., Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
                                              Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                         Advisor: Dora Angelaki, Ph.D.
     Dissertation: “Behavioural Strategies and Neural Computations for Goal-Directed Visual Navigation”

                                        Cameron Taylor Landers
                                    B.S., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
                             Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                        Advisor: David B. Corry, M.D.
           Dissertation: “Coagulation Factors at the Nexus of Allergic and Antifungal Inflammation”

                                            Dylan James Laug
                                          B.S., Whitworth University
                                         Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                      Advisor: Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D.
          Dissertation: “Nuclear Factor IA at the Intersection of Glial Development and CNS Injury”

                                               Thomas Lee
                                    B.A., The University of Texas at Dallas
                                             Ph.D., Immunology
                                       Advisor: Matthew Bettini, Ph.D.
          Dissertation: “Strengthening Central Tolerance to Prevent T Cell Mediated Autoimmunity”

                                          Jonathan Thomas Lei
                                            B.S., Baylor University
                             Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                       Advisor: Matthew J. Ellis, Ph.D.
   Dissertation: “Functional Annotation of ESR1 Gene Fusions in Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer”

                                         Laramie Denise Lemon
                               B.S., Northwestern State University of Louisiana
                            Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                 Advisor: Alison Ann Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.
  Dissertation: “On the Role of KU DNA End Binding in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Telomere Maintenance”

                                          Phoebe Elnora Lewis
                                          B.S., Langston University
                            Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                  Advisor: Qizhi Cathy Yao, M.D., Ph.D.
            Dissertation: “HIV Virus-Like-Particle Vaccine Strategies to Promote B-cell Responses”

                                                  Jiani Li
                                      B.S., China Agricultural University
                                    Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                            Advisor: Fuli Yu, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Identifying Novel Genetic Risk Factors for Complex Diseases Using Next-Generation Sequencing”

                                                  Lele Li
                                          B.S., Tsinghua University
                                       Ph.D., Cardiovascular Sciences
                                     Advisor: James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
       Dissertation: “Loss of PITX2 in Regenerating Cardiomyocytes Leads to Adipose-Like Phenotype”

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Steven Donald Lien
                                               B.S., Trinity University
                                                Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                         Advisor: J. David Dickman, Ph.D.
                   Dissertation: “Vestibular Injury After Exposure to a Low-Pressure Blast Wave”

                                              Phaik Har Karen Lim
                                         B.S., SUNY University at Buffalo
                                       M.S., University of Missouri-St Louis
                               Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                           Advisor: Carl E. Allen, M.D.
Dissertation: “Cell of Origin and Lineage Differentiation of Pathogenic CD1A+CD207+ Cells in Langerhans Cell
                                               Histiocytosis (LCH)”

                                                      Yang Lu
                                  B.S., Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences
                               Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                            Advisor: Jeffrey M. Rosen, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “MiR-205 Regulates Basal Cell Identity and Stem Cell Regenerative Potential During Mammary Reconstitution”

                                       Berkley Kristina Johnson Luck
                                    B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
                            Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                   Advisor: James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Dissertation: “The Role of Bifidobacteria-Gut-Brain Communication in Shaping Functional Brain Connectivity
                                     and Behavior at Various Life Stages”

                                               Sanjana Mahapatra
                                     B.S., SUNY University at Buffalo
                                            Ph.D., Immunology
                                   Advisor: Jordan Orange, M.D., Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Determining NK Cell Phenotype and Function to Identify Distinguishing Subsets in Healthy and
                                     Treated HIV-Infected Children”

                                                  Ken Hou Mak
                                    B.S., Chinese University of Hong Kong
                                  M.Phil., Chinese University of Hong Kong
                             Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                          Advisor: Jue D. Wang, M.D.
Dissertation: “Lysosomal Nucleotide Phosphatase MESH-1 Regulates Organelle Homeostasis Via MTOR Pathway”

                                                  Dongxue Mao
                                          B.S., Tsinghua University
                                       Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                  Advisor: Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
       Dissertation: “VAMP Associated Proteins are Required for Autophagic and Lysosomal Degradation”

                                              Heidi Martini-Stoica
                                                B.S., Rice University
                               Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                            Advisor: Hui Zheng, Ph.D.
                      Dissertation: “Transcription Factor EB (TFEB) in Alzheimer’s Disease”

                                        Sara Elizabeth Kee McCordic
                                     B.S., The University of Texas at Dallas
                                              Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                      Advisor: Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
              Dissertation: “Impaired Spatial Memory Codes in a Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome”

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Anna Barker McMullin
                                        B.S., Texas A&M University
                                 Ph.D., Molecular Virology & Microbiology
                                       Advisor: David B. Bates, Ph.D.
       Dissertation: “The Influence of DNA Supercoiling on Replication Fork Progression and Arrest”

                                           Xiangling Meng
                                            B.Med., Peking University
                                              Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                       Advisor: Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
Dissertation: “Investigating the Effects of MECP2 and Nxph4 on Synaptic and Neurophysiological Functions”

                                        Jessica Ellen Messier
                                    B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
                                             Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                        Advisor: Mingshan Xue, Ph.D.
 Dissertation: “Inhibition in the CNS: The Role of Neuroligin 2 in Inhibitory Synapse Specification and an
                                   Improved Inhibitory Optogenetic Tool”

                                             Anisha Misra
                              B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                              M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                 Ph.D., Molecular Virology & Microbiology
                                      Advisor: Jason T. Kimata, Ph.D.
    Dissertation: “Neutralization and Clearance of HIV-1 by GPI-Anchored Anti-HN ENV Antibodies”

                                       Tanner Oliver Monroe
                                   B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
                               Ph.D., Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
                                    Advisor: James Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
                         Dissertation: “Active YAP Promotes Adult Cardiogenesis”

                                       Justin Matthew Mower
                                      B.S., Colorado State University
                            Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                      Advisor: Trevor Cohen, Ph.D.
   Dissertation: “Compositional Related-based Learning (CoRL): A General Purpose Method to Leverage
                     Literature-derived Relationships Applied to Pharmacovigilance”

                                           Ayse Sena Mutlu
                                          B.S., Bogazici University
                                       Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                        Advisor: Meng Wang, Ph.D.
    Dissertation: “Olfaction Regulates Peripheral Lipid Storage Dynamics via Neuroendocrine Signaling”

                                       Andrea Kathleen Nash
                                  B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
                                Ph.D., Molecular Virology & Microbiology
                                     Advisor: Joseph Petrosino, Ph.D.
                      Dissertation: “The Human Mycobiome in Health and Disease”

                                          Tuan Minh Nguyen
                                            B.A., Wabash College
                            Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                      Advisor: Jeffrey M. Rosen, Ph.D.
             Dissertation: “Translational Regulation in Breast Cancer: A New Sine of the Time”

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Rana Nikzad
                                 B.S., University of California-San Diego
                           Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                        Advisor: Silke Paust, Ph.D.
          Dissertation: “Human Natural Killer Cells Mediate Adaptive Immunity to Viral Antigens”

                                          Marisol Ann O’Neill
                                         B.S., Syracuse University
                                  M.S., The University of Texas at El Paso
                                   Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology
                                      Advisor: Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D.
      Dissertation: “Defining Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Dosage Changes That Underlie Congenital
                                         Genitourinary Anomalies”

                                            Ninad Ramesh Oak
                            B.S., Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences University
                                           M.S., University of Pune
                                   Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                    Advisor: Sharon E. Plon, M.D., Ph.D.
 Dissertation: “Framework for microRNA Variant Annotation and Prioritization Using Human Population and
                                               Disease Datasets”

                                      Laura Cristina Ortiz-Velez
                                       M.H., Universidad de Antioquia
                                   D. Vet. Med., Universidad de Antioquia
                                 Ph.D., Molecular Virology & Microbiology
                                        Advisor: Robert Britton, Ph.D.
             Dissertation: “Engineering of Lactobacillus Reuteri as a Therapeutic Delivery System”

                                        Amy Elizabeth Pohodich
                                   B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
                                            Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                     Advisor: Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
  Dissertation: “Exploring the Molecular Changes in MeCP2 Disorders and Their Response to Interventions”

                                                Cecilia Poli
                                        M.D., Universidad de Los Andes
                                              Ph.D., Immunology
                                     Advisor: Jordan Orange, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dissertation: “Identifying the Genetic Cause and Underlying Mechanisms of Disease in Two Unrelated
                   Individuals with Primary Immune Deficiency and Immune Dysregulation”

                                                 Liying Qin
                             B.S., University of Science and Technology of China
                                 Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                         Advisor: Choel Kim, Ph.D.
   Dissertation: “Biochemical and Structural Studies of PKG Ialpha Provide Insights for PKG Ialpha-Specific
                                               Inhibitor Design”

                                              Anubama Rajan
                                      B.Tech., Anna University Chennai
                                        M.S., Georgia State University
                                 Ph.D., Molecular Virology & Microbiology
                                      Advisor: Anthony Maresso, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Next-Gen Models of Infection: How Human Intestinal Enteroids Challenge Current Paradigms of
                                             Bacterial Adherence”

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Ayush Raman
                                  B.Tech., VIT University, Vellore Campus
                                     M.S., Carnegie Mellon University
                              Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                       Advisor: Zhandong Liu, Ph.D.
             Dissertation: “Decoding Big Genomic Datasets: Biases, Hypotheses and Regulation”

                                                Zhenning Ren
                                            B.S., Nanjing University
                                  Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                          Advisor: Ming Zhou, Ph.D.
                   Dissertation: “Elevator-Type Transport Mechanism of EIIC Transporters”

                                             Amanda Rodríguez
                                          B.S., San Jose State University
                                     Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology
                                       Advisor: Stephanie A. Pangas, Ph.D.
  Dissertation: “Investigating the Distinct SUMO and SMAD Pathways in the Regulation of Female Fertility”

                                           Michelle Jenny Rubin
                                         B.A., University of St. Thomas
                             Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                          Advisor: Gad Shaulsky, Ph.D.
                     Dissertation: “Sociality in Dictyostelium discoideum During Growth”

                                          Alexander B. Saltzman
                                           B.S., Texas A&M University
                                    Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                        Advisor: Anna Malovannaya, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Informatic Solutions for Gene-Centric Analysis and Integration of Multidimensional Proteomics Data”

                                           Marissa Ann Scavuzzo
                                       B.S., Baldwin Wallace University
                                        Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                     Advisor: Malgorzata Borowiak, Ph.D.
          Dissertation: “Constructing Pancreatic Transcriptional Blueprints to Build Better Beta Cells”

                                          Danielle Dee Seckfort
                                            B.S., University of Kansas
                               Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                     Advisor: B. Montgomery Pettitt, Ph.D.
              Dissertation: “Investigating Structural Changes of the LAC Repressor Hinge Helix”

                                              Mumine Senturk
                                           B.S., Bogazici University
                                        Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                    Advisor: Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Ubiquilin, A Ubiquitin Binding Protein, is Required for ER Quality Control, Lysosomal Function,
                                         and Neuronal Maintenance”

                                                  Shan Shen
                                              B.S., Peking University
                                               Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                      Advisor: Andreas Savas Tolias, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Cell-type Specific Connectivity Profile of Local Circuits and Top-Down Cortical Feedback Circuits”

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Trace Lamar Stay
                                        B.S., Brigham Young University
                                              Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                         Advisor: Dora Angelaki, Ph.D.
              Dissertation: “The Role of Cerebellar Processing in the Vestibulo-Cerebellar Circuit”

                                        Alexandra McLean Stevens
                                            B.S., Duke University
                             M.D., Columbia University in The City of New York
                               Ph.D., Clinical Scientist Training Program (PhD)
                                Advisor: Michele Simmons Redell, M.D., Ph.D.
            Dissertation: “Novel Approaches to Risk Stratification and Treatment for Pediatric AML”

                                           Adrianne Elayne Stone
                                          B.S., Texas A&M University
                                         M.Ed., Texas A&M University
                              Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                     Advisor: Brendan Hi Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
               Dissertation: “Combinatorial Gene Therapy Approaches to Treating Osteoarthritis”

                                              Sujita Sukumaran
                             M.S., Birla Institute of Technology and Science. PIlani
                                          M.S., Texas A&M University
                             Ph.D., Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine
                                        Advisor: Ann Marie Leen, Ph.D.
          Dissertation: “Customized Cytokine Receptors to Advance T cell Therapy for Solid Tumors”

                                                   Kai Li Tan
                                    B.S., Rutgers University - New Brunswick
                                          Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                     Advisor: Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Ari-1 Regulates Myonuclear Organization Together with Parkin and is Associated with Aortic Aneurysm”

                                             Maria Elisa Terron
                                       B.S., University Metropolitana (PR)
                              Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                     Advisor: Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.
           Dissertation: “Residues and Residue Pairs of Evolutionary Importance Differentially Direct
                                   Signaling Bias of Dopamine D2 Receptors”

                                                Chang-Ru Tsai
                                      B.S., National Yang Ming University
                                      M.S., National Yang Ming University
                                         Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                         Advisor: Michael Galko, Ph.D.
              Dissertation: “Signal Pathways That Regulate Wound Healing in Drosophila Larvae”

                                                 Yen-Kuei Tu
                                           B.S., Harvey Mudd College
                              Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                 Advisor: Kimberley Renee Fuch Tolias, Ph.D.
               Dissertation: “The Adhesion-GPCR BAI1 Promotes Excitatory Synaptogenesis by
                              Coordinating Bidirectional Trans-Synaptic Signaling”

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Berrak Ayse Ugur
                                                 B.S., Bogazici University
                                              Ph.D., Developmental Biology
                                         Advisor: Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
                       Dissertation: “A Krebs Cycle Enzyme, Isocitrate Dehydrogenase 3A, Couples
                               MITOCHONDRIAL Metabolism to Synaptic Transmission”

                                            Meike Esther van der Haijden
                                           B.S., University of Amsterdam
                                                Ph.D., Neuroscience
                                        Advisor: Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
             Dissertation: “Role of ATOH1-Lineage Neurons in Respiratory Control and Neonatal Survival”

                                                         Li Wang
                                                B.S., Fundan University
                                         Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                          Advisor: Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
                   Dissertation: “The Function and Regulation of Shank3 in Development and Autism”

                                                     Mengyu Wang
                                     B.S., University of Science and Technology of China
                                      Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                                   Advisor: Ido Golding, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Measuring Transcription at a Single Gene Copy Illuminates mRNA Dynamics and Reveals Intracellular Correlations”

                                                         Xing Wei
                                   B.S., University of Science and Technology of China
                                  Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                                  Advisor: Li Xin, Ph.D.
                               Dissertation: “Regulation of Prostate Epithelial Homeostasis”

                                                Stephen Joseph Wilson
                                                B.A., Colorado College
                                      Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                        Advisor: Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.
           Dissertation: “Precision Medicine Guided Research Through Evolution and Integrated Information”

                                                       Nejla Yosef
                                             B.S., University of Gezira
                                 M.S., Wageningen University and Research Centre
                                    Ph.D., Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
                                          Advisor: Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “The Pro-Angiogenic and Pro-Neurogenic Properties of Mouse Yolk-Sac-Derived Embryonic Macrophages”

                                                  Melvin Chen Young
                                          B.S., The University of Texas at Austin
                                       Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                               Advisor: Patrick Barth, Ph.D.
                     Dissertation: “Rational Design and Mechanisms of GPCR-G-protein Coupling”

                                               Smriti Agrawal Zaneveld
                                            A.S., Middlesex County College
                                               B.S., Monmouth University
                                              M.S., University of Delaware
                                        Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics
                                                Advisor: Rui Chen, Ph.D.
           Dissertation: “Precision Medicine: From Gene Discovery to Functional Analysis and Development
                               of Therapeutic Interventions for Inherited Retinal Diseases”

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Jing Zhang
                                        B.S., Tsinghua University
                              Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
                                       Advisor: Ido Golding, Ph.D.
 Dissertation: “Measuring Transcription at a Single Gene Copy Illuminates mRNA Dynamics and Reveals
                                        Intracellular Correlations”

                                               Mingkun Zhao
                                        B.S., Peking University
                         Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                       Advisor: Jin Wang, Ph.D.
   Dissertation: “Development of a Novel Gene Delivery Toolkit Using Star-Shaped Cationic Polymers”

                                    Boryana Hristova Zhelyazkova
                                      B.A., Connecticut College
                                Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology
                                   Advisor: Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D.
   Dissertation: “Consequences of an Epimutation Affecting MSH5 Expression in Humans and Mice”

                                                  Ying Zhou
                                       B.S., Zhejiang University
                         Ph.D., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
                                     Advisor: David Moore, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Vitamin D Receptor Activation in Liver Macrophage Protects Against Hepatic Endoplasmic
                                           Reticulum Stress”

                                                Lin Lynn Zhu
                                        B.A., Wellesley College
                          Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                Advisor: Michael S. Beauchamp, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Mouth and Voice: A Neuroimaging Study of Visual Speech Perception in the Human Brain”

                                                   Ying Zhu
                           B.S., University of Science and Technology of China
                            Ph.D., Quantitative & Computational Biosciences
                                    Advisor: Fabrizio Gabbiani, Ph.D.
 Dissertation: “Spatial Organization and Functional Connectivity of Excitatory Inputs onto an Identified
                                Collision-Detecting Neuron in the Locust”

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         All degrees to be awarded are contingent upon satisfactory completion of all degree requirements.

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SPECIAL AWARDS
 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Professor John J. Trentin Scholarship Awards
        Derek Michael Chu – 2014
       Heidi Martini-Stoica – 2013
        Jessica Ellen Messier – 2015
      Justin Matthew Mower – 2015
          Ayse Sena Mutlu – 2012
        Tuan Minh Nguyen – 2014
              Kai Li Tan – 2011
             Yen-Kuei Tu – 2012
              Xing Wei – 2013
           Lin Lynn Zhu – 2015

          Beckman Poster Award
        David Alan Bader – 2017
            Li Wang – 2017

     Beckman Platform Speaker Award
        David Alan Bader – 2018
            Li Wang – 2017

        Dean’s Award of Excellence
     Callison Edwards Alcott – 2016
       David Alan Bader – 2015
      Heidi Martini-Stoica – 2015
        Trace Lamar Stay – 2015
         Adrianne Stone – 2015
          Chang-Ru Tsai – 2016
     Meike Van der Heijden – 2017
          Lin Lynn Zhu – 2015

   Lehmann Outstanding Student Award
      Marissa Ann Scavuzzo – 2017

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Candidates for the Degree, Doctor of Medicine
             with Highest Honor
                Syed Altamash Ali
           Matthew Frederick Cherches
            Sirus Jonathan Jesudasen
               Talia Jayne Noorily
               Pooja Salguti Reddy
            Zachary Joseph Solomon

Candidates for the Degree, Doctor of Medicine
              with High Honor
            Doha Kamel Aboul-Fotouh
              Hayden Scott Andrews
                   Austin Jones
             Colette Helene Kendrick
                 Nhon Thanh Le
                David Shiwei Liu
          Nathaniel Joseph Spezia-Lindner
              Matthew James Stampfl

Candidates for the Degree, Doctor of Medicine
                 with Honor
               Katherine Lynn Cecil
          Alexander Clifford Commanday
                   Logan DeBord
            George Hilton Denfield IV
                Carly Rachel Dunn
                   Ali El-Halwagi
              Joan Kathryn Fernandez
               Tyler Christian Friske
                  Kirea Mazzolini
             Taylor My Hang Nguyen
             Randall Zachary Olmsted
            Katherine Marie Rodriguez
                 Jesal Rajesh Shah
           Muhammad Musab Shamim
                Alison Kremer Yoder

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Candidates for the Degree, Doctor of Medicine

           Doha Kamel Aboul-Fotouh
                B.A., Rice University
                 Residency Program:
             Baylor College of Medicine
             (Pediatrics), Houston, Texas

                 Nyssa Rae Adams
                 B.S., Ohio University
   Baylor College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Program:
           Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
                  Residency Program:
               Baylor College of Medicine
          (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

         Muhammed Ashar Zaheer Afaq
             B.S., University of Houston
                 Residency Program:
              Baylor College of Medicine
         (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

                    Mahdi Agha
     B.S.Bioch., The University of Texas at Austin
                  Residency Program:
              Baylor College of Medicine
         (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

                   Suchi Agrawal
                B.S., Tulane University
                 Residency Program:
              Baylor College of Medicine
         (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

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Stefanie Louise Alexander
                B.S., Canisius College
             M.D., Doctor of Medicine*
  Baylor College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Program:
         Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
                 Residency Program:
        Vanderbilt University Medical Center
          (Psychiatry), Nashville, Tennessee
        *Degree Awarded December 31, 2018

                 Syed Altamash Ali
                 B.S., Rice University
                 Residency Program:
              Baylor College of Medicine
         (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

            Stephanie Michelle Allen
               B.A., Baylor University
M.S., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
                 Residency Program:
       University of Minnesota Medical School
 (Obstetrics & Gynecology), Minneapolis, Minnesota

            Elizabeth Dawn Anderson
              B.A., Davidson College
                Residency Program:
          Rush University Medical Center
         (General Surgery), Chicago, Illinois

              Hayden Scott Andrews
     B.S.Bioch., The University of Texas at Austin
                  Residency Program:
            Massachusetts General Hospital
      (Internal Medicine), Boston, Massachusetts

                    Azeen Anjum
        B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
    B.S. Biology, The University of Texas at Austin
                  Residency Program:
             Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas
          (Internal Medicine), Dallas, Texas

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Michael David Bass
                B.S., University of Notre Dame
                      Residency Program:
                  John Peter Smith Hospital
        (Transitional), Fort Worth, Texas (2019-2020)
       University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
      (Diagnostic Radiology), Dallas, Texas (2020-2023)

                   Jenna Nicole Bates
                   B.S., Davidson College
                    Residency Program:
                 Baylor College of Medicine
                 (Urology), Houston, Texas

                Megan Michelle Blaney
                B.A., Wake Forest University
                    Residency Program:
                 University of Utah Health
              (Pediatrics), Salt Lake City, Utah

                     Nelson Boland
                  B.S., Boston University
                   Residency Program:
UCLA David Gefffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
        (Family Medicine), Los Angeles, California

                   Natalie Anne Boone
         B.S.B.E., The University of Texas at Austin
                    Residency Program:
                Adventist Health - Glendale
          (Family Medicine), Glendale, California

             Giovanni Antonio Campagna II
        B.S.B.E., The University of Texas at Austin
                    Residency Program:
     University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
         (Transitional), Austin, Texas (2019-2020)
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
   (Ophthalmology), Los Angeles, California (2020-2023)

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Felicia Cao
              B.A., SUNY University at Buffalo
               B.S., SUNY University at Buffalo
      Baylor College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Program:
              Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
                      Residency Program:
                   Duke University Hospital
        (Internal Medicine), Durham, North Carolina

                   Koby Dane Caplan
          B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
                   Residency Program:
Trident Medical Center/Medical University of South Carolina
       (Family Medicine), Charleston, South Carolina

                 Jessica Cecilia Carrillo
                B.S., Texas A&M University
                    Residency Program:
                Baylor College of Medicine
                (Pediatrics), Houston, Texas

                  Katherine Lynn Cecil
               B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
                      Residency Program:
           University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
     (Transitional), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2019-2020)
             University of California San Francisco
(Diagnostic Radiology), San Francisco, California (2020-2023)

                      Yanshu Cheng
                  B.S., Cornell University
                     Residency Program:
             Methodist Health System, Dallas
          (Obstetrics & Gynecology), Dallas, Texas

             Matthew Frederick Cherches
               B.A., Vanderbilt University
                    Residency Program:
           University of California San Francisco
      (Orthopaedic Surgery), San Francisco, California

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Kevin Chiou
                  B.S., Duke University
                   Residency Program:
               Baylor College of Medicine
   (Surgery-Preliminary), Houston, Texas (2019-2020)
               Baylor College of Medicine
(Diagnostic Radiology/ESIR), Houston, Texas (2020-2023)

            Kyrstin Harris Christensen
         B.S., University of Southern California
                  Residency Program:
       Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (Obstetrics & Gynecology), New York, New York

          Alexander Clifford Commanday
              B.M., Vanderbilt University
                  Residency Program:
         Emory University School of Medicine
         (Internal Medicine), Atlanta, Georgia

             Mary Margaret Cornaghie
                  B.A., Rice University
                   Residency Program:
 University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock
     (Orthopaedic Surgery), Little Rock, Arkansas

          Andre Constantino Critsinelis
                  B.S., Rice University
                 B.A., Rice University
                  Residency Program:
              Baylor College of Medicine
         (Surgery-Preliminary), Houston, Texas

                   Logan DeBord
         B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
                    Residency Program:
                       HealthONE
      (Transitional), Denver, Colorado (2019-2020)
       University of Colorado School of Medicine
     (Dermatology), Denver, Colorado (2020-2023)

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George Hilton Denfield IV
                          B.S., Tufts University
                       M.D., Doctor of Medicine*
            Baylor College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Program:
                   Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
                           Residency Program:
   New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center
                    (Psychiatry), New York, New York
                  *Degree Awarded December 31, 2018

                      Belicia Kuang-Chieh Ding
                          B.A., Rice University
                           Residency Program:
      Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
                 (Internal Medicine), Bronx, New York

                          Carly Rachel Dunn
                        B.A., Texas A&M University
                             Residency Program:
University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine at San Antonio
          (Medicine-Preliminary), San Antonio, Texas (2019-2020)
                         Baylor College of Medicine
                 (Dermatology), Houston, Texas (2020-2023)

                     Sydney Nicole Dunn-Valadez
                        B.S., Texas A&M University
                            Residency Program:
                   University of Alabama Medical Center
                (Internal Medicine), Birmingham, Alabama

                    Ethan Alexander Edmondson
                         B.A., Amherst College
          M.P.H., Columbia University In The City of New York
                          Residency Program:
                      Baylor College of Medicine
                   (Child Neurology), Houston, Texas

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Ali El-Halwagi
                             B.S., Texas A&M University
Baylor College of Medicine/The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
                   School of Public Health M.D./M.P.H. Program:
         M.P.H., The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
                                 Residency Program:
                             Baylor College of Medicine
                        (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

                           Joshua Clifton Eldridge
                            B.S., Stanford University
                              Residency Program:
      Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center
                      (Psychiatry), Los Angeles, California

                             Daniel Elias Elizondo
                                B.A., Rice University
                                Residency Program:
             Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis
                      (Internal Medicine), St. Louis, Missouri

                         Maria-Catalina Lao Espinosa
                   B.S. Biology, The University of Texas at Austin
                                 Residency Program:
                             Baylor College of Medicine
                         (Otolaryngology), Houston, Texas

                            Andres Fabian Espinoza
                      B.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
                                Residency Program:
                             Baylor College of Medicine
                         (General Surgery), Houston, Texas

                                 Harish Eswaran
                              B.S., Duke University
                                Residency Program:
                      University of North Carolina Hospitals
                 (Internal Medicine), Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Joan Kathryn Fernandez
                B.S., Texas Christian University
                      Residency Program:
                  Baylor College of Medicine
      (Medicine-Preliminary), Houston, Texas (2019-2020)
                  Baylor College of Medicine
         (Dermatology), Houston, Texas (2020-2023)

                    Evan Michael Fisch
               B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
                      Residency Program:
                Denver Health Medical Center
            (Emergency Medicine), Denver, Colorado

                      Erin Emily Foster
                      B.A., Baylor University
                       Residency Program:
      University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
                   (Pediatrics), Houston, Texas

                  Morgan Nicole Fredell
          B.S. Biology, The University of Texas at Austin
Baylor College of Medicine/Rice University M.D./M.B.A. Program:
                     M.B.A., Rice University
                        Residency Program:
     Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium
          (Transitional), Las Vegas, Nevada (2019-2020)
                  Wake Forest School of Medicine
 (Ophthalmology), Winston-Salem, North Carolina (2020-2023)

                  Christopher Scott Frey
                    B.S., Emory University
                      Residency Program:
                      Stanford University
        (Orthopaedic Surgery), Redwood City, California

                   Tyler Christian Friske
           B.S.M.E., Southern Methodist University
                      Residency Program:
                         HealthONE
        (Transitional), Denver, Colorado (2019-2020)
       University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
   (Ophthalmology), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2020-2023)

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Justin Jeng-Young Fu
                 B.S.E., Duke University
                    Residency Program:
              Kaiser Permanente Washington
          (Family Medicine), Seattle, Washington

                  Adam David Garibay
   B.S. Public Health, The University of Texas at Austin
                    Residency Program:
Harbor - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
        (Emergency Medicine), Torrance, California

                  Eric Andres Goethe
                  B.S., Baylor University
                    Residency Program:
                Baylor College of Medicine
           (Surgery-Preliminary), Houston, Texas

                     Abigail Gordon
                   B.A., Rice University
                    Residency Program:
           University of Chicago Medical Center
       (Transitional), Evanston, Illinois (2019-2020)
           Emory University School of Medicine
      (Ophthalmology), Atlanta, Georgia (2020-2023)

                      Shreya Goyal
                  B.B.A., Baylor University
                    Residency Program:
                 Baylor College of Medicine
            (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

              Chelsea Justine Guy-Frank
                 B.A., New York University
                     Residency Program:
      University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
              (General Surgery), Dallas, Texas

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Tu-Anh Nguyen Ha
  B.S.Bioch., The University of Texas at Austin
               Residency Program:
          Baylor College of Medicine
       (Otolaryngology), Houston, Texas

            Julie Anastasia Hall
          B.S., University of Oklahoma
               Residency Program:
 University Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
            (Pediatrics), Austin, Texas

              Chelsea Henshaw
              B.A., Rice University
               Residency Program:
            Johns Hopkins University
(Obstetrics & Gynecology), Baltimore, Maryland

           Rebecca Long Hetrick
          B.A., Vanderbilt University
              Residency Program:
          Baylor College of Medicine
          (Pediatrics), Houston, Texas

                  Lucy Huo
    A.B., Washington University in St. Louis
              Residency Program:
    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
        (Family Medicine), Dallas, Texas

            Christopher Huynh
         B.S., University of Houston
             Residency Program:
         Baylor College of Medicine
       (Anesthesiology), Houston, Texas

               Suzette Ikejiani
         B.S.Ed., University of Miami
             Residency Program:
       Yale-New Haven Medical Center
(Emergency Medicine), New Haven, Connecticut

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Jake Sheraj Jacob
                       B.A., Rice University
                       Residency Program:
                    Baylor College of Medicine
               (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

                          Annum Jaffer
          B.S. Biology, The University of Texas at Austin
                        Residency Program:
             New York University School of Medicine
                (Pediatrics), New York, New York

                          Lakshay Jain
          B.S. Biology, The University of Texas at Austin
                    M.D., Doctor of Medicine*
                        Residency Program:
         University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
                  (Internal Medicine), Tyler, Texas
              *Degree Awarded December 31, 2018

                Christabel Olufolake Jaiyeola
                   B.S., Oral Roberts University
                        Residency Program:
                Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
(Medicine-Preliminary), Winston-Salem, North Carolina (2019-2020)
               Emory University School of Medicine
          (Anesthesiology), Atlanta, Georgia (2020-2023)

                       Abdur Rafio Jamal
                   B.S., University of Houston
                       Residency Program:
                   Baylor College of Medicine
              (Surgery-Preliminary), Houston, Texas

                           Albert Jang
                      B.S., Rice University
                       Residency Program:
                        Tulane University
           (Internal Medicine), New Orleans, Louisiana

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Sirus Jonathan Jesudasen
                 B.S., Rice University
                 Residency Program:
            Massachusetts General Hospital
      (Internal Medicine), Boston, Massachusetts

                     Jingxiao Jin
                 B.S., Duke University
                  Residency Program:
        University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
     (Internal Medicine), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                     Austin Jones
             B.S., Texas A&M University
                 Residency Program:
             Baylor College of Medicine
          (Child Neurology), Houston, Texas

               Jennifer Marie Kaplan
              B.S., Texas A&M University
                  Residency Program:
               Baylor College of Medicine
          (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

               Rachel Arielle Kaplan
               B.S., Brown University
                 Residency Program:
MedStar Health/Georgetown Washington Hospital Center
 (General Surgery), Washington, District of Columbia

             Colette Helene Kendrick
                  B.A., Rice University
                   Residency Program:
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
                (Psychiatry), Dallas, Texas

                Jitae Alexander Kim
     B.S. Physics, The University of Texas at Austin
                   Residency Program:
               Baylor College of Medicine
          (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

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Eric Yau-Ming Kok
               B.S., Rice University
                Residency Program:
            Baylor College of Medicine
            (Pediatrics), Houston, Texas

                  Disha Kumar
                B.A., Rice University
                B.S., Rice University
                Residency Program:
             Baylor College of Medicine
        (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

              Kristen Lea Lavere
               B.S., Trinity University
                Residency Program:
             Baylor College of Medicine
        (Internal Medicine), Houston, Texas

                     Lien Le
          B.A., Johns Hopkins University
                Residency Program:
     Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
         (Pediatrics), New York, New York

                Nhon Thanh Le
            B.S., University of Houston
                Residency Program:
            Baylor College of Medicine
(Medicine-Preliminary), Houston, Texas (2019-2020)
            Baylor College of Medicine
  (Ophthalmology), Houston, Texas (2020-2023)

              Rafael Almeida Lima
              B.S., Rice University
              Residency Program:
 Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center
     (Emergency Medicine), Chicago, Illinois

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Jessica Sen Lin
                       B.A., Pomona College
Baylor College of Medicine/Rice University M.D./M.B.A. Program:
                      M.B.A., Rice University
                        Residency Program:
                     Johns Hopkins University
             (Internal Medicine), Baltimore, Maryland

                      Timothy Alan Lin
             A.B., Washington University in St. Louis
Baylor College of Medicine/Rice University M.D./M.B.A. Program:
                      M.B.A., Rice University
                       Residency Program:
                    Johns Hopkins University
    (Medicine-Preliminary), Baltimore, Maryland (2019-2020)
                     John Hopkins University
     (Radiation Oncology), Baltimore, Maryland (2020-2023)

                      Weijie Violet Lin
                   A.B., Dartmouth College
                       Residency Program:
               Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
        (Transitional), San Jose, California (2019-2020)
          Columbia University Irving Medical Center
      (Ophthalmology), New York, New York (2020-2023)

                      David Shiwei Liu
                     B.A., Rice University
                      Residency Program:
                Massachusetts General Hospital
          (Orthopaedic Surgery), Boston, Massachusetts

                   Taylor Morgan Luckie
                   B.S., Clemson University
                      Residency Program:
                  Baylor College of Medicine
                  (Pediatrics), Houston, Texas

                  Salvador Roland Maffei
                   B.S., University of Miami
                      Residency Program:
                  Baylor College of Medicine
                  (Pediatrics), Houston, Texas

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