Research

Former Riback Recipients and their Mentors

Jason Bugno Ruixuan Jiang

2014 Riback Fellowship Recipients and their Mentors

Taha Taha
Identification of potential targets for novel HBV therapies
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Mentor: Pavel Petukhov


Matthew Deraedt
Assessment of small molecule production of actinomycete communities across Lake Huron
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Mentor: Brian Murphy


Surafel Mulugeta
Identifying and validating markers to predict severity of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Larry Danziger


Josephine Kochou
Health care provider related factors that influence adoption of anticoagulation self-monitoring in a minority population
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Edith Nutescu


Daniel Gratie
Impact of a Pharmacist Guided Pharmacogenetics Service on Prediction of Warfarin Stable Dose
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Edith Nutescu


2013 Riback Fellowship Recipients and their Mentors

Priyam Patel
Impact of Novel Oral Anticoagulants on Patient Quality of Life
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Edith Nutescu


Taha Taha
Toward understanding of epigenetic machinery: Novel three-dimensional model of HDAC3/NCoR2 complex with nucleosomes
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Mentor: Pavel Petukhov


Shan Wong
Effect of novel gene variants on warfarin dose prediction in African Americans
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Larisa Cavallari


Jason Bugno
Temporal and kinetic control of dendrimer release from hybrid nanoparticles for multiscale tumor targeting
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Seungpyo Hong


Kristin Progar
Pharmacogenetic predictors of hemodynamic response to beta-blockers in heart failure
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Julio Duarte


Ruixuan Jiang
Estimation of rates of BCR-ABL1 mutations resistant to tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia
Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research
Mentor: Simon Pickard


2012 Riback Fellowship Recipients and their Mentors

Alexandra Goncharenko
Epithelial sodium channel genotype and risk for hyperkalemia with an aldosterone antagonist in heart failure
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Larisa Cavalari


Peter Shanine
The use of spermine-based macromolecules to enhance T-oligo's therapeutic efficacy on breast cancer cells
Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Rockford
Mentor: Rohit Kolhatkar


Jamie Rayahin
Microparticle delivery of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist to osteoarthritic joints
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Rick Gemeinhart


Hyungsik Ahn
Covalent modification of Eukaryotic topoisomerase II induced by anti-cancer drugs
Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Rockford
Mentor: John Nitiss


Glenn Roma
PAR2-mediated supersensitization underlying paclitaxel-induced neuropathic pain
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Z. Jim Wang


Heesue Kim
In vitro cytotoxicity study and characterization of preclinical pharmacokinetics of broad spectrum antibiotics against Category A agents
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Hyunyoung Jeong


2011 Riback Fellowship Recipients and their Mentors

Melissa McInnis
Genetic determinants of diuretic resistance in heart failure
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Larisa Cavallari


Tara Berkson
Pharmacodynamics of Novel Variation in the Vitamin K Epoxide Reductase (VKORC1) Gene
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Larisa Cavallari


Jamie Rayahin
Surface modification of microparticles for targeted delivery
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Rick Gemeinhart


Brenton Bialik
Assessment of ligase IV-dependent regulation of DNA double-strand break repair as a target for chemotherapeutics to augment traditional radiation therapy
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Rockford
Mentor: Les Hanakahi


2010 Riback Fellowship Recipients and their Mentors

Katarzyna Drozda
Clinical significance of the CYP2C9*8 allele
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Larisa Cavallari


Tara Gallagly
Identifying novel pharmaceuticals for ovarian cancer treatment
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Mentor: Joanna Burdette


Shilpa Paul
The quality and outcomes of oral anticoagulation management in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Edith Nutescu


Godfred Boateng
Development of a novel nanomedicine for photodynamic therapy of cancer
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Hayat Onyuksel


2009 Riback Fellowship Recipients and their Mentors

Sharon Chae
Pharmacogenetics of SSRI-associated sexual side effects - analysis of common functional CYP2D6 and 2C19 gene variants
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Jeffrey Bishop


Amy Marin
CaMKII in cancer pain
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Z. Jim Wang


Rebeca Calderon
Investigating the cellular modification of cysteines and its role behind the molecular mechanisms of the Keap1-Nrf2-ARE pathway in chronic disease prevention
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Mentor: Andrew Mesecar, Aimee Eggler


Kathleen Sese
Inducibility of cfr gene in Staphylococcus aureus
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Mentor: Alexander Mankin


Yana Blekhman
Genetic determinants of aldosterone escape
Pharmacy Practice
Mentor: Larisa Cavallari


Jin Han
The mechanisms of nitric oxide-driven resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Mentor: Douglas Thomas