Current Tollefsbol lab M.S. and Ph.D. students:

 

  • Sabita Saldanha: Epigenetics in aging and cancer (Ph.D. Program)
  • Gregory Peek: Epigenetics of cancer prevention (Ph.D. Program)
  • Michael Daniel: Cancer prevention epigenetics (M.S. Program)
  • Yifeng Gao:  Epigenetics of cancer inhibition and aging (Ph.D. Program).
  • Samantha Martin:  Epigenetics of cancer and aging (M.S. Program).
  • Rishabh Kala:  Nutritional epigenetic impact on cancer and aging (Ph.D. Program).
  • Bidisha Paul: Epigenetics of cancer prevention (Ph.D. Program)
  • Chengwen Teng: Ovarian cancer epigenetics (Ph.D. Program)

 

Previous Tollefsbol lab students:

 

  • Joseph Poole: Epigenetic modulation of the telomerase promoter (M.S. 2001)
  • Mark Casillas: Neoplastic transformation of human lung fibroblasts: Regulation of hTERT and DNA methyltransferase activity (M.S. 2002).
  • Sabita Saldanha: Analysis of promoter regulation of the catalytic subunit of telomerase (hTERT) (M.S. 2002)
  • Nathan Hansen: Epigenetics of telomerase gene regulation in aging and cancer (M.S. 2003)
  • Rebecca Wylie: 9cUAB30 retinoic acid as a potential treatment for human breast cancer (M.S. 2005)
  • Amanda Cunningham: Inhibition of hTERT in human cancer cells using RNA interference (M.S. 2005)
  • Serene Lai: Evidence of extra-telomeric effects of hTERT and its regulation involving a positive feedback loop (M.S. 2005)
  • W. Kliph Love: Inhibition of Telomerase in Human Leukemia Cells (M.S. 2006)
  • Joel Berletch: Telomerase gene regulation in response to polyphenols in cancer prevention (Ph.D. 2007)
  • Sharla Phipps: Analysis of telomerase in embryonic and cancer cells (Ph.D. 2007)
  • Vijayalakshmi Nandakumar: DNA methylation patterns in the ultraviolet radiation-exposed skin and tumors: Chemoprevention role of phytochemicals (co-mentor; M.S. 2008)
  • Clayton Ulrey: Impact of DNA methylation on metabolism (M.S., Plan II Program, 2009).
  • Brannon Queen: Polyphenols and Aging (M.S., Plan II Program, 2009)
  • Joseph DeAngelis: An investigation into the molecular mechanisms involved in the generation and metastasis of breast cancer (Ph.D. 2010)
  • Shweta N. Patel: Mechanisms of cancer epigenetics (M.S. 2011).
  • Anna Watkins: Epigenetics in cancer (M.S., Plan II Program, 2011)
  • Natalie Mitchell: Epigenomics of cancer (M.S. 2012).
  • Huaping Chen:  Epigenetics and epigenomics of ovarian cancer (Ph.D. 2013)

 

Current Tollefsbol lab Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates:

 

  • Tabitha Hardy: MERIT Scholar: Telemorase gene regulation and epigenetics

 

Previous Tollefsbol lab Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates:

 

  • Joyce Haskell: Manager of the Cell Senescence Culture Facility.
  • Nadejda Lopatina: DNA methyltransferases in aging and cancer cells.
  • Mitchell Pate: Manager of the Cell Senescence Culture Facility.
  • Liang Liu: DNA methyltransferases in aging and cancer
  • Canhui Liu: EGCG and epigenetic control of telomerase in cancer
  • Sabrina Walthall: Caloric restriction in cancer and aging
  • Yuanyuan Li: Epigenetics of tumorigenesis and aging
  • Syed Musthapa Meeran: Epigenetics of cancer prevention

 

Current Tollefsbol lab Junior Faculty:

 

  • Yuanyuan Li: Epigenetics of tumorigenesis and aging

 

Previous Tollefsbol lab Junior Faculty:

 

  • Liang Liu (Assistant Research Professor): Epigenetics and Bmi-1 in cancer and aging
  • Stephanie Yap (Assistant Professor; Morehouse University): Epigenetics of ovarian cancer
  • Syed Musthapa Meeran (Assistant Research Professor): Epigenetics of cancer prevention