PHTS Umbrella Program (1st Year)

PhD Students

 

Atham Ali


athamali@usc.edu | LinkedIn

Undergraduate Education:  Bachelor of Science, Public Health Science, University of California, Irvine

Research Interests: Bacterial Virulence, Cancer, Drug Delivery, Drug Design, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Nanomedicine, Pharmacology

Year of Study:  1st

 

 

Liting Chen


litingc@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education:  Bachelor of Science, Public Health Science, University of California, Irvine

Graduate Education:  Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California

Research Interests: Cancer, Drug Delivery

Year of Study:  1st

 

 

Haoyi Cui


haoyicui@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Huaqiao University

Graduate Education:  Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California

Research Interests: Pharmacology, Toxicology

Year of Study:  1st

 

 

Brandon Ebright


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Rice University

Research Interests: Anti-inflammatory, Biochemistry, Cancer, Chemical Biology, Drug Delivery, Drug Design, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Neurodegeneration, Peptide Chemistry, PK/PD (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic), Regulatory Science

Year of Study:  1st

 

Nidia Espinoza


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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Graduate Education: Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences

Research Interests: Alcohol Addiction, Alzheimer’s Disease, Drug Delivery, Drug Design, Drug Discovery, Neurodegeneration, Nanomedicine, Pain Management, Pharmacogenomics

Year of Study:  1st

 

Isis Janilkarn-Urena


janilkar@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, California State Polytechnic University

Graduate Education:  Master of Science, Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University

Research Interests: Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial Resistance, Bacterial Virulence, Cell Biology, Cellular Stress, Drug Delivery, Drug Design, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Fungi, Gene Expression, Global Health, Host Immune Response, Molecular Biology, Natural Products, Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics, Plant Medicine, Regulatory Science, Therapeutic Development, Toxicology

Year of Study:  1st

 

Shu-Yi “Dean” Lin


shuyilin@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, National Defense Medical Center;

Graduate Education: Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Science, National Defense Medical Center

Research Interests: Cancer, Computational Science, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, MAO (Monoamine Oxidase), Nanomedicine, Natural Products, PK/PD (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic)

Year of Study:  1st

 

Angela Lu


alu52904@usc.edu | LinkedIn

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

Graduate Education: Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers University

Research Interests: Antimicrobial Resistance, Bacterial Virulence, Host Immune Response, Therapeutic Targets

Year of Study:  1st

 

Kerui Peng


keruipen@usc.edu | LinkedIn

Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Research Emphasis, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Research Interests: Computational Science, Computer Modeling, Data Reproducibility, PK/PD (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic), Pharmacogenomics, Regulatory Science

Year of Study:  1st

 

Alvin Phan


alvinpha@usc.edu | LinkedIn

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Graduate Education:  Master of Science, Pharmacology, University of California, Irvine

Research Interests: Anti-inflammatory, Cancer, Cell Biology, Diabetes, Drug Delivery, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Gene Expression, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, PK/PD (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic), Steroids, Therapeutic Development, Therapeutic Targets, Toxicology

Year of Study:  1st

 

Elisa Stephens


enstephe@usc.edu

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Pitzer College

Research Interests: Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Drug Delivery, Drug Design, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Fungi, Molecular Biology, Nanomedicine, Natural Products, Peptide Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics, Protein Chemistry, Protein Engineering, Therapeutic Targets

Year of Study:  1st

 

 

Alicia “Ali” Vogelaar


vogelaar@usc.edu | LinkedIn

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Occidental College

Research Interests: Alcohol Addiction, Biochemistry, Cancer, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Fungi, Mental Health, Regulatory Science, Therapeutic Targets, Toxicology

Year of Study:  1st