Department of Pharmacology
Nelson Lab Alumni
Former Graduate Students
Rachael Hannah, Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
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.
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, Ph.D.
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.
Andrá Stevenson, Ph.D.
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.
Gerald Herrera, Ph.D. (Molecular Physiology and Biophysics)
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, Ph.D.
Degree awarded 12/99
Presently, Associate Professor with Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont.
Laura Cartin, Ph.D.
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
Jennings Worley, Ph.D., (02/85-09/86), Associate Director, Discovery Operations, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego CA.
Yu Huang, D. Phil. (02/88-07/91), Assistant Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
John Quayle, Ph.D., (07/88-07/91 & 07/92-05/93) Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Physiology, University of Liverpool,Liverpool, UK
Thomas Kleppisch, Ph.D., (10/93-10/95) Scientist, (Assistant Professor Equivalent) Technische Universität München, Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Munich, Germany.
Rudolf Schubert, M.D., (02/92-05/92) Assistant Professor (Equivalent), University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
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
Blair Robertson, Ph.D., (02/92-10/94) Director, Global Trasylol Strategy, Bayer Healthcare, West Haven, Connecticut
Paul Zimmermann, M.D., (Cardiology Fellow). (07/93-06/95) Cardiologist, South Carolina Heart Center, Camden, South Carolina.
Harm Knot, Ph.D., (01/92-08/97) Managing Director, SI Heidelberg,Germany
Valerie Porter, Ph.D., (12/94-10/97) Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota.
Maik Gollasch M.D., Ph.D., (02/91-05/91 & 08/96-09/97) Presently, Assistant Professor, University of Berlin, Germany.
Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., (11/96 -12/97) Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont
Fernando Santana, Ph.D., (07/98-01/99), Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Washington
Jonathan Jaggar, Ph.D., (07/95-12/99) Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee
George Wellman, Ph.D., (10/97- 12/99) Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont
Tracy Firth, Ph.D., (co-advisor with Dr. Gary Mawe). (11/97-12/00) Technical Sales Representative, CN Biosciences (UK) Ltd., Nottingham, UK.
Guillermo Perez, Ph.D., (04/97-02/01) Research Scientist I, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, New York
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.
Andrá Stevenson, Ph.D., (04/01-09/01) Senior Research Biologist, Pharmacology, Merck & Co., Inc., Rathway, New Jersey
Maria Gomez, Ph.D., (01/00-10/01) Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Karen Bradley, Ph.D., (01/02-04/02) Visiting Novartis Foundation Fellow, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Delrae Eckman, Ph.D., (10/96-07/02) Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Mark Taylor, Ph.D., (09/99-02/04) Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of South Alabama
Hiromitsu Morita, D.D.S., Ph.D., (01/02-02/03) Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, Kyushu University, Kyushu, Japan
Gerry Herrera, Ph.D., (04/01-03/03) Vice President of Research and Development, Med Associates Inc., Saint Albans, Vermont
Laura González-Bosc, Ph.D., (09/01-09/04) Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of New Mexico.
Jessica Filosa, Ph.D., (09/02-11/04) Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and School of Graduate Studies, Medical College of Gerogia
Kevin Thorneloe, Ph.D., (09/01-01/05) Presently Principal Scientist, Cardiovascular and Urogenital CEDD, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia Pennsylvania
Georgi Petkov, Ph.D., (03/99-01/06) Associate Professor, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of South Carolina
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
Keith Wilkerson, Ph.D., (05/02-06/06) Director of Deveopment, The Keewaydin Foundation, Salisbury, Vermont
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