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2015

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Eugene Cozza Ph.D. Host-conditioning Strategies for Adoptive T Cell Immunotherapy of Cancer Todd Schell Medical Student; Penn State Hershey
Zainul Hasanali Ph.D. CD30 Regulation by Chemical and Viral Agents and the Resulting Effect on Anti-CD30 Therapy Clare Sample, Thomas Loughran Medical Student; Penn State Hershey
Lauren Kaminsky Ph.D. The Requirement for Myeloid Cell Subsets in Mediating an Effective Immune Response to Ectromelia Virus Infection Chris Norbury Medical Student; Penn State Hershey
Eric Ryndock Ph.D. A Study of Native Human Papillomavirus Structure and Capsid Stability Craig Meyers Postdoctoral Fellow; Wistar Institute
Rebekah Templin M.S. Jeffery Sample Technician; Penn State Hershey
Lindsay Ward-Kavanagh Ph.D. The Broad Applicability of Adoptive Immunotherapy: Optimization through Host Conditioning and Target Antigen Selection Todd Schell Postdoctoral Fellow; Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

2014

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Gregory Berry Ph.D. Mechanisms of Insulin—Dependent Diabetes Locus 9—Mediated Protection from Type 1 Diabetes Hanspeter Waldner Clinical Fellow; University of Texas Medical Branch
Linda Cruz Ph.D. Diversity in Papillomavirus Host Interactions During Attachment and Entry Craig Meyers Postdoctoral Scholar; Penn State Hershey
Matthew England Ph.D. Regulation of Retroviral Capsid Maturation: Contributions of the CA C-Terminal Domain Rebecca Craven Postdoctoral Scholar; Penn State Hershey
Katrina Heyrana Ph.D. Contributions of the Capsid N-Terminal Domain to the Regulation of Assembly and Maturation in Rous Sarcoma Virus Rebecca Craven Medical Student; Penn State Hershey
Lynnsay Marsan Ph.D. Implications of the Mu-Opioid Receptor Single Nucleotide Polymorphism on the Regulation of the HPA Axis Robert Bonneau Postdoctoral Fellow; University of Texas at El Paso
Rachel Temple Ph.D. Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and Replication in Stratified Epithelial Cells Clare Sample Postdoctoral Scholar; Dartmouth College

2013

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Darrin Bann M.D. / Ph.D. Intracellular Trafficking of Retroviral Gag and RNA During Late Replication Leslie Parent Otolaryngology Resident, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Scott Jones Ph.D. Mechanism of Protein-Primed Initiation of Reverse Transcription by Hepatitis B Virus Polymerase and Inhibition by Antiviral Compounds Jianming Hu Health Resource Analyst II; State of Nevada
Fengyang Lei Ph.D. Development of a T cell based cancer immunotherapy by using the induced pluripotent stem cell Jim Song Research Fellow; Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center
Tong Ren Ph.D. Molecular Pathogenesis of the Retroviral Oncoprotein Tax in T Lymphocyte Transformation Thomas Loughran
Melissa Tursiella Ph.D. Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen 3A Promotes G1/S Cell Cycle Progression Clare Sample National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate; US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

2012

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Janet Sei Ph.D. Dendritic Cells Are Required For Immune Responses Against Mousepox Virus In Vivo: Cytokine Profile and Mechanisms of Antigen Presentation Chris Norbury Postdoctoral Fellow; Merck Pharmaceuticals

2011

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Andrea Beyer Ph.D. Insights into the dynamic properties of the betaretroviral gag polyprotein Leslie Parent Postdoctoral Scholar; VA Commonwealth University
Satheesh Chencheri Ph.D. Contributions of EBNA-3C and BHRF1 to EBV latency Clare Sample Veterinarian; Banfield Pet Hospital
Laurie Ludgate Ph.D. Regulation of hepadnavirus core protein function by phosphorylation Jianming Hu
Alan Watson Ph.D. Peptide-MHC-stability determines the size of the CD8+ T cell response toward an immunorecessive tumor anitgen determinant Todd Schell Postdoctoral Scholar; University of Pittsburgh

2010

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Callie Bounds Ph.D. An investigation of the vaccine generated cell mediated immune response to HLA-A2.1 restricted HPV16E7 epitopes in vivo using two preclinical animal models Neil Christensen Research Microbiologist; Ke’aki Technologies LLC
Michelle Bucks Ph.D. Insights into the interaction and nuclear capsid-association of herpes simplex virus type 1 tegument proteins UL36 and UL37 Richard Courtney Adjunct Professor, Harrisburg Community College
Michael Conway Ph.D. Genetic and biochemical analyses of human papillomavirus capsid assembly and maturation Craig Meyers Assistant Professor; Central Michigan University
Erica Granger Ph.D. Mononuclear phagocytes: critical players in both maintaining tissue homeostasis and initiating and potentiating the adaptive immune response Chris Norbury Research Fellow; NCI
Nicole Gudleski Ph.D. Subcellular trafficking and early assembly of the retroviral gag polyprotein Leslie Parent Medical Writer; Complete Publication Solutions, LLC
Parvez Lokhandwala Ph.D. Rebecca Craven Resident; Penn State Hershey
Mi Sun Moon Ph.D. In vitro and in vivo systems for evaluating the effects of elevated iron on acute and chronic liver injury Harriet Isom Visiting Fellow; NIH / NIDDK
Tam-Linh Nguyen M.S. Charged residues of the rous sarcoma virus flexible loop region are critical for viral replication Rebecca Craven Lead R&D Scientist; Enzium, Inc.
Mindy Stamer M.S. Kenneth Lucas

2009

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Kathleen Ashcraft Ph.D. Immunosuppressive effects of psychological stress and associated increases in glucocorticoids on the T cell-mediated immune response to herpes simplex virus type 1 Robert Bonneau Lab Coordinator; Duke University School of Medicine
Nicholas Baird Ph.D. Acyl determinants of the herpes simplex virus type 1 UL11 tegument protein required for membrane trafficking and virion envelopment John Wills Postdoctoral Scholar; University of Montana
Keri Donohue Ph.D. Toward designing a more effective vaccine: mechanisms of priming T cells in vivo Chris Norbury Research Biologist; Environmental Laboratory; US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research & Development Center
Michael Elftman Ph.D. Stress-induced glucocorticoids impair dendritic cell function compromising CD8+ T cell responses to herpes simplex virus Robert Bonneau Assistant Professor; University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
Matthew Fischer Ph.D. The immune response to vaccinia virus-infection: inflammatory monocytes, leukotrienes, and CD8+ T cell immunodominance Chris Norbury Biosafety Specialist; University of Maryland
John Purdy Ph.D. To assemble, or not to assemble: the initiation of retroviral capsid assembly Rebecca Craven Postdoctoral Fellow; Princeton University
Jason Starkey Ph.D. Harriet Isom Cell Bank Scientist; Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pei-Chun Yeh Ph.D. Interactions between the tegument proteins, UL11 and UL16, and the glycoprotein E of herpes simplex virus John Wills Medical Writer, EBSCO Information Services

2008

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Tatevik Broutian M.S. Early interactions between human papillomavirus particles and the host cell Neil Christensen Graduate Research Associate; Ohio State University Medical Center
Richard Heipertz, Jr. Ph.D. Insights into the in vitro replication of the lamivudine-resistant mutant, RTM204I, using the HBV recombinant baculovirus system in HepG2 cells Harriet Isom Captain, Research Scientist; U.S. Army Medical Service Corp
Scott Kenney Ph.D. Insights into retroviral assembly from mutation of the rous sarcoma virus p10 nuclear export sequence Leslie Parent Postdoctoral Fellow; Virginia Tech
David G. Meckes, Jr. Ph.D. The Dynamic Herpesvirus Tegument: Receptor Binding Induced Release of UL16 from the Herpes Simplex virus Capsid John Wills Assistant Professor; Florida State University College of Medicine
Michael Murphy Ph.D. Packaging determinants of the herpes simplex type 1 teument protein PUL46 Richard Courtney Director Analytical Development; Medicago
David Nguyen Ph.D. Inhibition of Hepatitis B virus replication of the APOBEC3 protein Jianming Hu Postdoctoral Fellow; UCLA
Kevin O’Regan Ph.D. Insights into herpes simplex virus type 1 assembly: Protein interactions and virion incorporation determinants of the tegument protein VP22 Richard Courtney Strategic Consultant; ETHOS Health Communications
Angela Tatum Ph.D. Mechanisms that regulate the C8+ T cell response to SV40 T antigen Todd Schell Resident Teacher; Prince George’s County Public Schools
Eric Tewalt Ph.D. Antigen processing and presentation: Contributions of the cross-presentation pathway in eliciting CD8+ T cell responses in vivo Chris Norbury Research Scientist/Group Leader; PPD, Pharmaceutical Company
Ato Wright MD/PhD Shao-Cong Sun Physician; Internal Medicine, Private Practice
Hassan Zahwa Ph.D. Modulation of the neonatal cell-mediated immune response by maternally derived stress hormones Robert Bonneau Chief, DHMSM; US Department of Defense

2007

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Wesley Konsavage Ph.D. Identification of residues within the 25-amino-acid spacing region of rous sarcoma virus integrase that are important for interactions with its viral and nonviral DNA substrates Michael Katzman Research Associate; Penn State Hershey
Christina Ryan M.D. / Ph.D. Targeting and immunorecessive tumor for adoptive immunotherapy of advanced-stage brain tumors induced by SV40 T antigen Todd Schell Pediatric Hospitalist; Kaiser Permanente

2006

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Aji Nair Ph.D. Modulation of microglia and CD8+ T lymphocyte activation by psychological stress during the development of stress-induced herpes simplex virus type-1 Robert Bonneau Medical Writer; Novo Nordisk
Jennifer Rankin M.S. Craig Meyers Project Manager; inVentiv Health Clinical

2005

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Jason Bodily Ph.D. The differentiation-dependent P742 promoter and the HPV31 life cycle Craig Meyers Assistant Professor; LSU Health Sciences Center
William Reiley Ph.D. Shao-Con Sun Senior CRO Program Manager; Trudeau Institute
Jared Spidel Ph.D. Utilization of cellular proteins by rous sarcoma virus during replication John Wills Group Leader; Morphotek, Inc.

2004

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Michael Brignati Ph.D. Insights into the Herpes Simplex virus type 1 assembly: membrane association and intra-cellular trafficking of the VP22 tegument protein Richard Courtney Associate General Counsel; Penn State University
Timothy Culp Ph.D. Early Events in Papillomavirus Infection Neil Christensen Principal Scientist; Merck Pharmaceutical
Rachel Garbitt Ph.D. The role of the rous sarcoma virus gag protein localization in genomic RNA packing and dimerization Leslie Parent
Christian Grant Ph.D. Analysis of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type I Viral Gene Expression in cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage Brian Wigdahl Research Director; Biomedical Research Models, Inc.
Jean (Monchik) Grant M.S. Mechanisms of cross-priming in vivo: The role of molecular chaperone GP96 and the assessment of temporal viral antigen expression Chris Norbury Research Analyst; Immune Tolerance Network
Kate Mostoller Ph.D. Secretion and Extracellular function of the human T cell leukemia virus trans-activator protein tax Brian Wigdahl Associate Principal Scientist; Merck & Co., Inc.
Lisa Scheifele Ph.D. Neucleocytoplasmic transport of the rous sarcoma virus Gag polyprotein Leslie Parent Assistant Professor; Loyola University
Stephanie Stoehr Ph.D. Iron associated pathogenesis in the liver: the effects of iron overload on hepatocellular gene expression Harriet Isom Lecturer; York College
Sandra Urdaneta Ph.D. Candidate microbicides for inactivation of HIV-1 in breast milk Mary K. Howett Research Assistant Professor; Drexel University College of Medicine
Jodi Yorty Ph.D. Good stress, bad stress: stressing the consequences of maternal-fetal/neonatal neuroimmune interactions on immunity to herpes simplex virus (HSV) Robert Bonneau Associate Professor; Elizabethtown College

2003

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Timothy Alefantis Ph.D. Analysis of amino acid signals within the human T cell leukemia virus type 1 transactivator protein tax that control nuclear export cytoplasmic intracellular localization and secretion Brian Wigdahl Chief Product Development Officer; Vital Probes, Inc.
Crystal Anglen Ph.D. A critical role and a critical period for herpes simplex virus-specific CD8+ T lymphocyte infiltration into the central nervous system: impact of the development of stress-induced herpes simplex encephalitis Robert Bonneau Medical Affairs; Gilead Sciences
Tricia (Hogan) Burdo Ph.D. Cellular and viral factors involved in HIV-1 associated neurologic disease Brian Wigdahl Research Assistant Professor; Boston College
Bradley Catalone Ph.D. Model systems for the preclinical evaluation of topical vaginal microbicides Brian Wigdahl Unit Head of Safety Microbiology, R&D; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Li Fang Ph.D. Model systems for human papilloma virus production and virus interactions with herpes simplex virus type two: implications for cervical cancer Mary K. Howett Penn State Hershey
Amy Harper Ph.D. Substrate interactions of the retroviral integrase Michael Katzman Visitng Assistant Professor; Dickinson College
Heather Iocca Ph.D. Pleiotrophic effects of the cytokine tumor necrosis factor alpha on primary rat hepatocytes in long term DMSO culture Harriet Isom Integrated Project Development Associate; PPD
Joshua Loomis Ph.D. Functional Analysis of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 UL11 Tegument Protein John Wills Assistant Professor; Nova Southeastern University
Margaret McLaughlin-Drubin Ph.D. Development of genetic systems to study the differentiation dependent life cycle of human papillomaviruses Craig Meyers Instructor; Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Bethanee Schlosser MD/PhD Characterization of the E1 E4 protein of human papillomavirus type 11 in experimental and clinical papillomas Mary K. Howett Assistant Professor; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Michael Waterfield MD/PhD IKK/NF-kB serving as essential components of the MAP kinase signal trascution pathway Shao-Cong Sun Assistant Professor; University of California, San Francisco

2002

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Ayman Abdelhamed Ph.D. Study of some aspects of antihepadnaviral nucleoside analogs using hepatitis B virus recombinant baculovirus-HepG2 system Harriet Isom Instructor; Menofyia University Liver Institute
John Bilello Ph.D. Analysis of paracellular junctions in primary rat hepatocytes following calcium depletion and iron loading: effects on baculovirus-mediated gene delivery and hepatocyte gene expression Harriet Isom Senior Scientific Manager; Idenix Pharmaceuticals
Jennifer Bromberg-White Ph.D. Effects of glucocorticoids on HPV transcriptional regulation, life cycle events, and growth of HPV-positive tissues Craig Meyers Research Scientist; Van Andel Research Institute
Eric Callahan Ph.D. Functional analysis of the membrane-binding domain of the rous sarcoma virus gag protein John Wills
Monica Embers Ph.D. Immunogenecity and cellular protein associations of the papillomavirus minor capsid protein Neil Christensen Research Assistant Professor; Tulane Natl. Primate Research Center
Abraham Fong Ph.D. Molecular characterization of a novel NF-kB pathway critical for B cell function Shao-Cong Sun Associate Medical Director; Seattle Genetics
Paul Meyer Ph.D. Murine tissue distribution of an antigen recognized by an antibody against the hemochromatosis gene product, HFE, and the role HFE in intestinal immunology and diabetes Michael Chorney Physician; US Department of Veteran Affairs

2001

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Sara Cole Ph.D. SV40 large T antigen associated apoptosis Mary J. Tevethia Microscopy & Imaging Facility; The Ohio State
Tina Kish Ph.D. The Development and characterization of the nod/scid-human vaginal xenograft model: a small animal model for the stuy od human immunodeficiency virus type 1 transmission and infection Mary K. Howett Assistant Professor; DeSales University
Akah Patnaik Ph.D. Ubiquitin and retrovirus late budding events John Wills Resident; Mayo Clinic Grad SOM, MN/CI Research Residency
Mark Uhlik Ph.D. Molecular characterization of signaling pathways critical for mitogen-induced T-cell activation and HTLV-1 tax-mediated pathogenesis Shao-Cong Sun Principal Research Scientist; Eli Lilly and Company
Isis Rivera-Walsh Ph.D. Insights on the genetic regulation of apoptosis signaling during T cell activation and HTLV-1 infection Shao-Cong Sun Research Associate; Penn State Hershey
Keith Wonnacott Ph.D. Stress and stress-associated neuroendocrine hormones modulate the function of herpes simplex virus-specific memory cytotoxi T lymphocytes Robert Bonneau Director Regulatory Affairs; Novartis

2000

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Tina Cairns Ph.D. Rous sarcoma virus structural proteins: genetic evidence for complex activities in replication Rebecca Craven Staff Scientist; University of Pennsylvania
Aruna Dharshan DeSilva Ph.D. On the assembly and intracellular traffic of antigen presenting MHC Class I and CD1d1 molecules Sebastian Joyce
Nicole Leo Ph.D. Norepinephrine and corticosterone modulate the primary and momory cellular immune response to herpes simplex virus inflection in intact and sympathectomized mice under basal and stress conditions Robert Bonneau Adjunct Professor; Pace Law SchoolAttorney; Callahan Law Firm
Jing Yao MD/PhD Physical and functional interace of CREB-1, SP1 and Tax with the HTLV-I LTR Brian Wigdahl Physician; Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc.

1999

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Tina Beachy M.A. The Role of RB and p53 in the Ability of SV40 Large T Antigen to Cooperate with RAS Mary J. Tevethia Teaching Associate, Biology; Colby College
Joseph Blaney Ph.D. Protective immunity conferred by cytotoxic T lymphocytes directed against an immunodominant, MHC class 1-restricted epitope of herpes simplex virus type 1 & 2 Satvir Tevethia Associate Director, Scientific Operations, Division of Intramural Research; NIAID/NIH
Alina Boesteanu Ph.D. Biochemical characterization of an immunodominant minor histocompatibility antigen and structural features of its recognition Sebastian Joyce Research Assistant Professor; Drexel University College of Medicine
John B. Bowzard Ph.D. Identification of a second site suppressor of an RSV capsid mutation John Wills
Edward Harhaj Ph.D. Identification of cellular components involved in T cell activation and HTLV-1 mediated cellular transformation Shao-Cong Sun Associate Professor; Johns Hopkins University
Scott Millhouse Ph.D. Biochemical and functional analysis of the herpes simplex virus type 1 latency-associated transcript promoter Brian Wigdahl Principal Scientist and Group Leader; Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Heather Ross Ph.D. Impact of LTR sequence variation and C/EBP factors on HIV-1 gene expression in cells of the monocytic lineage implications for HIV-1 CNS disease Brian Wigdahl Principal Scientist; Lancaster Laboratories Inc
Medhat Shier Ph.D. Molecular mechanisms of differentiation of human papillomavirus-transformed cells by transforming growth factor B1 (TGB1) Mary K. Howett

1998

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Michael Brehm Ph.D. Utilization of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) replication defective mutants to define antigen requiements for the induction of HSV-specific CTL Satvir Tevethia Associate Professor; University of Massachusetts Medical Center
William Delaney Ph.D. Generation, characterization, and use of the HBV baculovirus-HepG2 system: a novel in vitro model system for studying hepatitis B virus Harriet Isom Senior Scientist; Gilead Sciences
Timothy Mayer Ph.D. Investigations of the role of the human papillomavirus E5 protein in viral replication and oncogenesis Craig Meyers NIH / NCI
Romnie Newmaster M.S. Role of a subdominant H-2Kd-restricted SV40 tumor antigen cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitope in tumor rejection Satvir Tevethia Merck Research Institute
Melissa Reeder Ph.D. Transforming growth factor B induction of apoptosis and suppression of the transformed phenotype in SV40-immortalized rat hepatocyte cell lines Harriet Isom
Amy Ten Elshof M.S. Michael Chorney FBC Boise Student Ministries

1997

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Mary Beth Anania M.S. Ras regulation of a1 integrin in hepatocyte cell lines Harriet Isom Lilly Pharmaceutical
Neel Krishna Ph.D. Role of the rous sarcom virus Gag protein in determining particle size, shape, and core morphology John Wills Associate Professor; Eastern VA Medical School, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Cell Biology
Lori Maxfield Ph.D. Early transcriptional activation of the adenovirus E1b gene by read-through transcription originating in E1a David Spector Staff Ph.D.; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dorothy Mehrens M.S. Brian Wigdahl Staff Research Scientist; Gene Medicine
Padmanee Sharma M.D./Ph.D Functional studies on the thymus leukemia antigen in a transgenic mouse system Michael Chorney Associate Professor; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1996

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Timothy Nelle Ph.D. Features of the Rous sarcoma virus matrix protein required for virus assembly and infectivity John Wills Senior Regulatory Review Officer; Food and Drug Administration
Doyle Siever Ph.D. Identification and characterization of the Cek7 receptor tyrosine kinase Michael Verderame Intellectual Property Attorney; Intrexon Corporation
Charles Venditti M.D./Ph.D. Structural,functional and evolutionary studies on the human major histocompatibility complex class I region Michael Chorney
Tongyuan Yang Ph.D. Characterization of virion-associated immediate-early protein ICP4 of HSV-1 Richard Courtney Associate Director; Johnson & Johnson/Biologics Clinical Pharmacology

1995

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Mary Lynn Fecile M.D./Ph.D. analysis of viral and cellular transcription in epithelium productivity infected with human papillomavirus type-11 Mary K. Howett NE Med Center
James Harris M.S. an examination of the class I region of the MHC and beyond: attempts undertaken at identifying candidate genes possibly responsible for the inherited disease hereditary hemochromatosis Michael Chorney Smith-Kline-Beechum
Joseph Kenney Ph.D. Analysis of the cell type-specific transcriptional regulation of the herpes simplex virus type 1 latency-associated transcript promoter Brian Wigdahl Chief Patent Counsel; ImmunoGen, Inc.
Liang Xia Ph.D. Studies of the membrane-associated ICP4 of herpes simplex virus type 1 Richard Courtney Resident; Staten Island Hospital

1994

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Robert Bennett Ph.D. Molecular interactions required for protease activation and virion assembly by retroviral Gag proteins John Wills Research Scientist; Invitrogen Corp.
Tong-Ming Fu Ph.D. Manipulation of cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes for enhancement of CTL recognition in vitro and induction of CTL responses in vivo Satvir Tevethia Senior Research Biologist; Merck Research Labs
John Lippolis Ph.D. Role of amino acid residues that encourages and surround two H-2Db-restricted SV40 T antigen epitopes in antigen processing and presentation Satvir Tevethia Research Molecular Biologist; U.S. Department of Agriculture
Amy Sakulich M.S. The role of glycoprotein G in the cell-mediated immune response to herpes simplex virus type 2 Richard Courtney Biologist; NIH/NICHD
Lisa Salvucci Kierstead Ph.D. Identification and characterization of a herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitope within the HSV-1 ribo-nucleotide reductase large subunit Satvir Tevethia Director, Vaccines and Biologics Laboratory; PPD Inc.
Maribeth Tillmann-Bogush Ph.D. A bio-chemical and functional analysis of the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 long terminal repeat region Brian Wigdahl Principal; MedBio Consulting, LLC

1993

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Michael Angell Ph.D. Susceptibility of cottontail rabbit papillomavirus infection to alpha/beta interferons John Kreider Associate Professor; E. Michigan University
Jane Cavendar Ph.D. Probing the relationships between Ras cooperative transformation and p53 Mary J. Tevethia Professor; Elizabethtown College
Jian-ming Hu Ph.D. Regulation of albumin transcription in hepatocyte cell lines Harriet Isom Professor; Penn State Hershey
Timothy Kierstead Ph.D. SV40 large T antigen: p53 binding and immortalization Mary J. Tevethia Senior Research Scientist; PPD
Lorna Samaniego Ph.D. Functions of the human cytomegalovirus immediate early 1 and 2 gene David Spector Research Associate; University of Pittsburgh
Robert Weldon Ph.D. Molecular analysis of retrovirus assembly John Wills

1992

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Alison Deckhut Augustine Ph.D. Mapping of SV40 antigen cytotoxic T lymphocyte recognition sites I, II, and III Satvir Tevethia Branch Chief, Basic Immunology Branch; NIAID/NIH
Doug Jiang Ph.D. Functional analysis of the cell-mediated immune response to the MoMLV-tumor-associated antigen David Flyer American Red Cross
Nancy Lill Ph.D. The molecular basis for functional loss of T antigen cytotoxic T lymphocyte recognition sites from SV40-transformed antigenic site loss various cells Satvir Tevethia Assistant Professor; Penn State Hershey
Yin Lu Ph.D. William Hendrickson Tufts Medical School
Rosa Serra Ph.D. TGFB1 suppresses the ras-transformed phenotype; evidence for the involvement of the a1B1 integrin Harriet Isom Professor; University of Alabama School of Medicine

1991

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Charles Kunsch Ph.D. Analysis of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 infection of the developing human nervous system Brian Wigdahl Director; AbbVie Biotech Ventures, Inc.
David Thompson Ph.D. Regions of SV40 tumor antigens involved in transformation Mary J. Tevethia

1990

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Beth Kollas M.S. Brian Wigdahl Executive Director; Health Outcomes Management and Clinical Program Integration

1989

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Robert Bonneau Ph.D. Analysis of the immune mechanisms involved in modulation of acute and latent herpes simplex virus infection in mice Stephen Jennings Professor; Penn State Hershey
Ingo Georgoff Ph.D. Transciptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in hepatocytes in long term culture Harriet Isom Senior Director and Head, Scientific and Technical Operations; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Christopher Parks Ph.D. Structural organization of the transcriptional control region of the E1b gene of adenovirus type 5 David Spector

1988

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Karen Cockley Ph.D. Human cytomegalovirus renders cells non-permissive for replication of herpes simplex viruses Fred Rapp Manager, Project Development; Wyeth-Ayers Institute

1987

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Hugh Maguire Ph.D. Enumeration of varicella-zoster virus transcripts Richard Hyman

1986

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Robert Anderson Ph.D. Recognition of simian virus 40 tumor specific transplantation antigen by cytotoxic T lymphocyte clones Satvir Tevethia Principal Regulatory Affairs Scientist; SAIC
Subhasis Bondopadhyay Ph.D. Effect of initial template topology on transcription of adenovirus genes in vitro Fred Rapp Investigator; E. Birmingham Hospital
Gary Marks Ph.D. Characterization of the plasminogen activator of herpesvirus-transformed cells and examination of its correlation with the tumorigenic and metastatic ability of in vivo cell lines Mary K. Howett Associate Senior Investigator; Smith-Kline Beecham Cystic Fibrosis Center

1985

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Min Gao Ph.D. Molecular characterization of guinea pig cytomegalovirus Harriet Isom
Thomas Jones Ph.D. Studies of the herpres domplex virus type 1-related DNA in transformed hamster cells and in normal human cells Richard Hyman
Chao-yin Yin Ph.D. Guinea pig cytomegalovirus immediate early gene expression Harriet Isom

1984

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Frank Jenkins Ph.D. Molecular studies on a transforming region of the herpes simplex virus type 2 DNA Mary K. Howett Associate Professor; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Robert Sarisky Ph.D. Structure and function analysis of the herpes simplex virus type 1 a sequence+I6:I27 Peter Weber Janssen Global Services
Carol Seemueller M.S. Mutants of SV40 with altered EcoRII sites Mary J. Tevethia Biology Teacher; Rocky Mountain High School

1983

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Michael Titus Ph.D. Inhibition by Corynebacterium parvum of immunity conferred by a tumor cell vaccine Gerald Bartlett VP, Quality Assurance; Tektagen, Inc.

1982

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Rebecca Blanton Ph.D. Characterization of immediate-early and early infected-cell specific polypeptides from lytic infections with human cytomegalovirus by immunoprecipitation Mary J. Tevethia Immunex Corp.
Virginia Carter Ph.D. The involvement of herpes simplex virus glyco-proteins in the cell-mediated immune response Satvir Tevethia Instructor; Foothill College
Joseph Ecker Ph.D. Molecular cloning and structural determination of varicella-zoster virus DNA Richard Hyman Professor; The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Sherrie Feldman M.D./Ph.D. Biological characterization of the plasminogen activator associated with herpes simplex virus type 2-transformed cells Mary K. Howett Physician; Cowley Associates
David Flyer Ph.D. Characterization of the immune response to the simian virus 40 transplantation rejection antigen in high responder mice Satvir Tevethia Director, Preclinical Development; Novavax

1981

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Judith Kalinyak Ph.D. Rat glutathione S-transferase: Cloning of double-stranded complementary DNA, determination of a partial nucleotide sequence and analysis of the drug induction of its mRNA John Taylor Chief Medical Officier; Naviscan Inc.
Warren Liao Ph.D. Molecular cloning of a-fetoprotein double-stranded cDNA and studies of a-fetaprotein and albumin expression during development John Taylor Associate Professor; University of TX, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Roger Miller Ph.D. Identification and physical mapping of the short foldback sequences of herpes simplex virus DNA NIDCD/NIH

1980

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Cinda Boyer Ph.D. Systemic adoptive transfer of immunity to 13762A rat mammary adenocarcinoma John Kreider Assistant Professor; Duke University
Anamaris Colberg-Poley Ph.D. An in vitro system of herpes simplex virus latency Harriet Isom Associate Director; Children’s National Medical Center
David Cosman Ph.D. Characterization of a novel, temperature-sensitive mutant of simian virus 40 Mary J. Tevethia VP & Director of Molecular Biology; Immunex Research & Development

1979

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Betty Conner Ph.D. Characterization and identification of lymphoma and lymphoblastoid cell lines Ronald Glaser
Michael Tocci Ph.D. Studies on the replication of human cytomegalo-virus in lympho-blastoid cells Stephen St. Jeor Director; Merck, Sharp, and Dohme Research Labs

1978

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Elaine DeFreitas Ph.D. Tumor infiltrating leukocytes and their role in the rejection of autochthonous tumors induced by murine sarcoma virus-Moloney strain John Kreider Virologist; The Wistar Institute
Kathleen Hay Ph.D. Detection of virus-associated antigens expressed by herpes simplex virus-infected and transformed hamster cells Robert Lausch Research Support Associate; Penn State Hershey
Jennifer McKimm-Breschkin Ph.D. Factors controlling interferon induction by measles virus Fred Rapp University of Melbourne

1977

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Randy Hutt Ph.D. The inter-relationship between human cytomeg-alovirus and host cell DNA synthesis Stephen St. Jeor Manager; Wyeth-Lederle
Anna Laychock M.S. Study of immune response to virus related antigens in CMV-infected and transformed human cells – An approach to the etiology of prostatic cancer Laszlo Geder Physician; Pottsville Hospital & Warner Clinic
Cathy St. Hillaire Ph.D. Interaction between superinfecting herpesviruses and resident type C RNA virus genomes in mammalian cells Fred Rapp Research Director; Office of Government Relations, Hershey Foods Corp

1976

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Jui-Len Li Ph.D. Properties of cells transformed by viruses inactivated by photo-dynamic procedures Fred Rapp Research Manager; Cooper Labs, Inc.

1975

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
John Keiser M.D./ Ph.D. Characterization of a temperature-sensitive DNA mutant of Staphylococcus aureau Isabel Barnes Physician; George Washington University
Donna Murasko Ph.D. Demonstration of virus-associated membrane antigens on hamster cells transformed by cytomegalovirus Robert Lausch Professor; Allegheny University of Health Science
Thom Schwartz Ph.D. A study of oX174 deoxyribonucleic acid replication utilizing inhibitors of ribonucleic acid and protein synthesis Fred Funk

1974

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Elizabeth Dollar Ph.D. Resistance of hamster embryo cells transformed in vitro by herpes simplex viruses to superin-fection by herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 Ronald Duff Professor and Chair; Parker College Of Chiropractic
Martin Haspel Ph.D. The biological properties of temperature-sensitive mutants of measles virus Ronald Duff Director; PERimmune, Inc.
Roger Koment Ph.D. Temperature-sensitive host range mutants of herpes simplex virus type 2 Fred Rapp Founder and CEO of the International Association of Medical Science Educators

1973

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Thomas Albrecht Ph.D. Studies on the oncogenic potential of human cytomegalovirus Fred Rapp Professor; University of Texas Medical Branch
Paul Knight M.D./ Ph.D. Mechanism of human measles virus latency in hamster cells Ronald Duff Professor and Chair; SUNY
Geraldine Shantz Ph.D. Quantitative expression of Forssman antigen on normal and transformed hamster cells Robert Lausch Institute for Immunology & Serology, Heidelberg FRG

1971

NAME DEGREE THESIS TITLE ADVISOR(S) CURRENT POSITION
Sally Layne Ph.D. Properties of primate cells transformed by PARA (defective SV40) adenovirus type 7 Fred Rapp Private School

 

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