University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Nelson Lab Alumni

Former Graduate Students

Rachael Hannal

Rachael Hannah, Ph.D. (Neuroscience)

9/2007-5/2010
Thesis Defense March 10, 2010

“Prominent influence of potassium channel activity on brain arteriolar diameter”

Rachael is currently an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Nelson here in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Vermont. In January 2011, she will begin her Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME.

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Bernhard Nausch, Ph.D.

1/2004-2/2010, Dr. Mark Nelson’s lab
Thesis Defense January 28, 2010

“Regulation of Urinary Bladder Smooth Muscle Function by Muscarinic Receptors and Ion Channels”

Bernhard is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Gary Mawe in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology here at the University of Vermont.

Jeff Layne

Jeff Layne, Ph.D.

09/03-05/07
Thesis Defense May 4, 2007

“The Role of the Transcription Factor NFAT in the Regulation of UBSM Contractility”

Jeff is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Phenomenex, Inc., Torrance, CA, following his NIH Postdoctoral Fellow position here in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Nelson in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Vermont.

Andre Stevenson

Andrá Stevenson, Ph.D.

09/97-05/01
Thesis Defense April 10, 2001

“Dynamic Regulation of Calcium-Dependent Transcription Factors by Differential Calcium Signaling Modalities in Smooth Muscle”

Andrá is currently a Senior Research Scientist in Pharmacology at Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ.

Gerry Herrear

Gerald Herrera, Ph.D. (Molecular Physiology and Biophysics)

09/97-05/01
Thesis Defense March 28, 2001

“Regulation of Urinary Bladder Smooth Muscle Function By Subcellular Calcium Signals and Calcium-Dependent Potassium Channels”

Gerry is currently the Vice President of Research and Development at Med Associates, Inc., St. Albans, VT, and is President of Catamount Research & Development, Inc., St. Albans, VT. In addition, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor here in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Vermont.

George Wellman

George Wellman, Ph.D.

08/93-09/95
Degree awarded 12/99

Presently, Associate Professor with Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont.

Laura Cartin, Ph.D.

07/95-12/99
Degree awarded 12/99

Presently, Postdoctoral Associate with Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Lei Zhang, Ph.D.

(Co-supervised with Dr. Gary Mawe)
Degree awarded 11/94

Presently, Associate Professor

 

Former Postdoctoral Associates

Rachael Baylie, Ph.D., (08/08-05/13) Postdoctoral Associate, University of Manchester, UK

Adam Greenstein, M.D., Ph.D., (08/11-08/12) British Heart Foundation Intermediate Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Manchester, UK

Hagop Sarkissan, M.D., (09/11-08/12) Urology Resident

Lydia Nausch, Ph.D., (03/08-12/11) Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rachael Hannah, Ph.D., (06/10-12/10) Assistant Professor, University of Maine, Presque Isle, Maine

Gayathri Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D., (03/06-03/10) Research Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Manhatten, Kansas

Jeff Layne, Ph.D., (05/07-03/09) Senior Research Scientist, Phenomenex, Inc., Torrance, California

Helénè Girourd, Ph.D., (08/06-07/08) Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Steven Straub, Ph.D., (09/04-06/08) Senior Scientist in the Obesity Transitional Pharmacology Group at Pfizer in Groton, Connecticut

Jonathan Ledoux, Ph.D., (08/03-06/08) Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Keith Wilkerson, Ph.D., (05/02-06/06) Director of Deveopment, The Keewaydin Foundation, Salisbury, Vermont

Matthias Werner, Ph.D., (10/03-02/06) Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Division of Cardiovascular and Endocrine Science, School of Medicine, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Georgi Petkov, Ph.D., (03/99-01/06) Associate Professor, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of South Carolina

Kevin Thorneloe, Ph.D., (09/01-01/05) Presently Principal Scientist, Cardiovascular and Urogenital CEDD, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia Pennsylvania

Jessica Filosa, Ph.D., (09/02-11/04) Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and School of Graduate Studies, Medical College of Gerogia

Laura González-Bosc, Ph.D., (09/01-09/04) Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of New Mexico.

Gerry Herrera, Ph.D., (04/01-03/03) Vice President of Research and Development, Med Associates Inc., Saint Albans, Vermont

Hiromitsu Morita, D.D.S., Ph.D., (01/02-02/03) Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, Kyushu University, Kyushu, Japan

Mark Taylor, Ph.D., (09/99-02/04) Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of South Alabama

Delrae Eckman, Ph.D., (10/96-07/02) Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Karen Bradley, Ph.D., (01/02-04/02) Visiting Novartis Foundation Fellow, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Maria Gomez, Ph.D., (01/00-10/01) Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Andrá Stevenson, Ph.D., (04/01-09/01) Senior Research Biologist, Pharmacology, Merck & Co., Inc., Rathway, New Jersey

Donald Welsh, Ph.D., (co-advisor with Joseph Brayden) (01/98 -04/01) Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Guillermo Perez, Ph.D., (04/97-02/01) Research Scientist I, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, New York

Tracy Firth, Ph.D., (co-advisor with Dr. Gary Mawe). (11/97-12/00) Technical Sales Representative, CN Biosciences (UK) Ltd., Nottingham, UK.

George Wellman, Ph.D., (10/97- 12/99) Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont

Jonathan Jaggar, Ph.D., (07/95-12/99) Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee

Fernando Santana, Ph.D., (07/98-01/99), Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Washington

Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., (11/96 -12/97) Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont

Maik Gollasch M.D., Ph.D., (02/91-05/91 & 08/96-09/97) Presently, Assistant Professor, University of Berlin, Germany.

Valerie Porter, Ph.D., (12/94-10/97) Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota.

Harm Knot, Ph.D., (01/92-08/97) Managing Director, SI Heidelberg,Germany

Paul Zimmermann, M.D., (Cardiology Fellow). (07/93-06/95) Cardiologist, South Carolina Heart Center, Camden, South Carolina.

Blair Robertson, Ph.D., (02/92-10/94) Director, Global Trasylol Strategy, Bayer Healthcare, West Haven, Connecticut

Michael Rubart, M.D., (07/93-10/94) Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hermann B Wells Center for Pediatric Research Indiana University School of Medicine. Adjunct Faculty, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Rudolf Schubert, M.D., (02/92-05/92) Assistant Professor (Equivalent), University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Thomas Kleppisch, Ph.D., (10/93-10/95) Scientist, (Assistant Professor Equivalent) Technische Universität München, Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Munich, Germany.

John Quayle, Ph.D., (07/88-07/91 & 07/92-05/93) Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Physiology, University of Liverpool,Liverpool, UK

Yu Huang, D. Phil. (02/88-07/91), Assistant Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jennings Worley, Ph.D., (02/85-09/86), Associate Director, Discovery Operations, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego CA.

 

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