Graduate Committees (Completed)

Committee Chair - Mentor

  1. Amanda Gross
    M.S. Student, Biomedical Sciences. CVM;
    Defended M.S. Thesis
  2. James W. Gillespie
    Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Sciences. CVM, Auburn University, AL
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis on August 2015.
  3. Xu Chuanling
    Ph.D. student. Biomedical Sciences, CVM, Auburn University, AL.
    Since Fall 2005, advisor and provider of stipend support
    Terminated studies at Auburn.
  4. Olusegun A. Fagbohun
    Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Sciences. CVM;
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Landscape Phage-Targeted Drug Delivery to Breast Cancer Cells" on December 2010.
  5. Prashanth K. Jayanna
    Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Sciences. CVM;
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Therapeutic Liposomes for Prostate Cancer Targeted by Phage Fusion Coat Proteins" on October 2009.
  6. Kiril A. Vaglenov
    M.S. student, Biomedical Sciences, CVM;
    Defended M.S. Thesis "Development and Study of Phage-Based Microarray and Dot-Blot" on May 29, 2007.
  7. Jennifer Renee Brigati
    Ph.D. student, Biomedical Sciences, CMV;
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Development and Study of Phage-Derived Detection Probes" in 2005.
    Presently Assistant Professor of Biology, Maryville College, Maryville, TN 37804
  8. Larissa I. Karpenko
    Ph.D. student. Biology, Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Engineered reconstruction of the core protein of Hepatitis B virus (HBcAg)" in 1993.
    Presently Head of Laboratory in Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia.
  9. Galina A. Kuzmicheva
    Ph.D. student. Biology, Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Investigation of mutagenic properties of modified oligonucleotides" in 1992.
    Presently Senior Scientist in Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia.
  10. Olga O. Minenkova
    Ph.D. student. Biology, Novosibirsk, Russia
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Engineered reconstruction of M13 filamentous bacteriophage basic protein" in 1992.
    Presently Group Leader at IRBM, Rome, Italy.
  11. Victor N. Kuvshinov
    Ph.D. student. Biology, Novosibirsk, Russia
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Expression of biologically active products in bacterial cells" in 1991.
    Presently Head of Laboratory in Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia.
  12. Sergey M. Kipriyanov
    Ph.D. student. Biology, Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Engineered reconstruction of viral genes" in 1989.
    Presently Vice President of Discovery Research and Preclinical Development, Affitech AS, Oslo, Norway.
  13. Pavel I., Pozdnyakov
    Ph.D. student. Chemistry, Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Phosphotriester analogues of oligonucleotides" in 1988.
    Presently Senior Scientist in Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia.
  14. Ludmila N., Semenova
    Ph.D. student. Chemistry, Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Site-directed mutagenesis" in 1986.
  15. Sergey I., Tatkov
    Ph.D. student. Chemistry, Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis "Investigation of structure-functional organization of human alpha2-interferon by site-directed and localized mutagenesis." in 1986.
    Presently Head of Laboratory in Inst. Mol. Biol., Novosibirsk, Russia.

Co-Director/Co-Mentor

  1. Eric V. Olsen
    Ph.D. student. Microbiology, COSAM, Auburn University, AL
    Sinse January 2003, advisor in the phage display porition of project.
    Defended Ph.D. Thesis in 2005.
    Awards: 2006 AU Sigma Xi Carolyn Taylor Carr Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation.
    Presently Chief, Microbiology Research and Development Clinical Investigation Facility, 60 MDSS/SGSER, 101 Bodin Circle, Travis AFB, CA, 94535.

Committee Member

  1. Ramji Lakshmanan
    Ph.D. student. Material Engineering
    Obtained Ph.D. in 2008.
  2. Jiehui Wan
    Ph.D. student. Material Engineering
    Since March 2004, advisor in the molecular recognition portion of project.
    Obtained Ph.D. in 2004.
  3. Jennifer Sycora Cannon
    Ph.D. student. Chemistry, COSAM, Auburn University, AL
    Since January 2002, advisor in the structural phage biology portion of project.
    Obtained Ph.D. in 2003.
  4. Viswaprakash Nanduri
    Ph.D. student, Biomedical Sciences, CVM, Auburn University, AL
    Since August 2002, advisor in biochemical portion of project.
  5. April Anne Krunow
    Ph.D. student, Biomedical Sciences, CVM, Auburn University, AL
    Since August 2002, advisor in biochemical portion of project.
  6. Nominanda Isabel Barbosa
    M.S. student, Microbiology, COSAM, Auburn University, AL
    Since August 2002, advisor in biochemical portion of project.
  7. Santoras D. Gamble
    Ph.D. student, Microbiology, COSAM, Auburn University, AL
    Since August 2002, advisor in biochemical portion of project.
    Terminated his study
  8. Rachana Agrawal
    Ph.D. student, Microbiology, COSAM, Auburn University, AL
    Since January 2001, advisor in phage display portion of project.
    Terminated her studies at Auburn in August 2001.

Graduate Committees (In Progress)

Committee Member

  1. Shichu Huang
    Ph.D. student, Material Engineering
  2. Wen Shen
    Ph.D. student, Material Engineering
  3. Shin Horikawa
    Ph.D. student, Material Engineering

Other Teaching Activities

Rotation Advisor

  1. Tim Oliver
    Ph.D. student, Microbiology, COSAM, Auburn University, AL
    Advisor of a short term project
    Summer semester 2001.
  2. Olusegun Fagbohun
    Ph.D. student, Biomedical Sciences, CVM, Auburn University, AL
    Advisor of a short term project
    Spring semester 2006.
  3. Ovee Mohiuddin
    Ph.D. student, Cellular Molecular Program, Auburn University, AL
    Advisor of a short term project
    Spring semester 2009.

Summer Student Advisor

  1. Kelly Franz, 2006
  2. Stephanie Koehler, 2009
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