Notice: Pre-doc positions are now available! 

We currently have 4 open pre-doctoral positions on the Integrated Training in Engineering and Diabetes T32. These openings need to be filled by May.
Please see the attached nomination form for an overview of the ITED training grant and detailed information about trainee eligibility, requirements,
and the selection process. The deadline for receipt of nominations is March 26. Please submit your nominations to ited@vanderbilt.edu.
Contact Prof. Jamey Young (ITED Director) if you have any questions.

More information HERE.


2021 - 2022

Jan-21
Postdoctoral

Angela Kruse

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Research Description: 3-D molecular reconstruction of the human pancreas using integrated light sheet microscopy and imaging mass spectrometry 

Preceptor #1 Richard Caprioli, PhD
Preceptor #2 Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, PhD

2019 - 2020

May-20 to May-21
Predoctoral

Sam Thompson

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Research Description: iPSC-Derived Model Systems for Analysis of Neurovascular Metabolism

Preceptor #1 Ethan Lippmann, PhD
Preceptor #2 Jamey Young, PhD
 

May-19
Predoctoral

Kevin Corn

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Research Description: Evaluating the Effect of Obesity on Immune Cell Behavior Following Normal
Tissue Damage

Preceptor #1 Marjan Rafat, PhD
Preceptor #2 Alyssa Hasty, PhD

 

May-19
Predoctoral

Lucinda Pastora

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Research Description: Liver-Targeted Nanoparticle-Mediated Delivery of cGAS and STING Antagonists for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Preceptor #1 John Wilson, PhD
Preceptor #2 Alyssa Hasty, PhD

 

Jul-19
Predoctoral

Jason Hughes

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Research Description: Understanding the molecular mechanism of chromatin regulation in kinetic
environments

Preceptor #1 Gregor Neuert, PhD
Preceptor #2 Roland Stein, PhD

 

Jul-19 to Jan-21
Postdoctoral

Deborah Roby

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Research Description: Capillary endothelial structure and function on skeletal muscle insulin resistance

Preceptor #1 David Wasserman, PhD
Preceptor #2 Cynthia Reinhart-King, PhD

 

Dec-19
Postdoctoral

Kelsey Voss

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Research Description: T cell metabolism and CRISPR screens to identify new targets in Type I Diabetes

Preceptor #1 Jeffrey Rathmall, PhD
Preceptor #2 Jamey Young, PhD

 

2018 - 2019

Feb-18 / Apr-18
Predoctoral

Sarah Sacco

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Research Description: Metabolic determinants of lipotoxicity in Hepatocytes

Preceptor #1 Jamey D. Young, PhD
Preceptor #2 Richard M. O'Brien, PhD

 

Jun-18 / May-19
Postdoctoral

Lauren Griggs

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Research Description: Isolating and analyzing collagen from a diabetic mouse model

Preceptor #1 Cynthia A. Reinhart-King
Preceptor #2 Ambra Pozzi

 

Feb-18 / Jan-20
Predoctoral

Lauren Boller

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Research Description: Assessing the cellular response to osteoinductive bone grafts

Preceptor #1 Scott A. Guelcher
Preceptor #2 Julie A. Sterling

 

May-18 / Apr-20
Predoctoral

Nicholas Marinelli

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Research Description: Utilizing the iPSC model to better understand native BBB metabolism and how it becomes altered under conditions that relate to diabetes (e.g. hyperglycemia)

Preceptor #1 Ethan Lippman
Preceptor #2 David H. Wasserman

 

2016 - 2017

Aug-16 / Jul-18
Predoctoral

Stephanie Dudzinski, B.S.E.

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Research Description: Enhancing Immunotherapy Efficacy in Obesity

Preceptor #1 Todd D. Giorgio, Ph.D.
Preceptor #2 Jeffrey C. Rathmell, Ph.D.

 

Feb-17 / Jan-19
Postdoctoral

Nicholas Mignemi

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Research Description: The role in skeletal muscle vascular
alteration in insulin resistance

Preceptor #1 Owen P. McGuiness, PhD
Preceptor #2 Craig L. Duvall, PhD

 


2015 - 2016

Aug-15 / Jul-17
Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinton Hasenour

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Research Description:

Preceptor #1 Jamey D. Young, PhD
Preceptor #2 David H. Wasserman, Ph.D.

 

Aug-15 / Jul-16
Predoctoral

Bryan Dollinger, B.S.

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Research Description: Protection of pancreatic islets from cytotoxic ROS in PPS-based, thermoresponsive hydrogels. 

Preceptor #1 Craig L. Duvall, Ph.D.
Preceptor #2 Alvin C. Powers, M.D.

 

Aug-15 / Jul-17
Predoctoral

Myriam Diaz

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Research Description:

Preceptor #1 Brian Welch, Ph.D.
Preceptor #2 Masakazu Shiota, D.V.M., Ph.D.

 

Aug-15 / Jul-17
Predoctoral

Christian Meyer

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Research Description: Developing methods to induce endocrine transdifferentation based on simulations of gene regulatory networks.

Preceptor #1 Vito Quaranta, M.D.
Preceptor #2 Scott Guelcher , Ph.D.
Preceptor #3 Christopher Wright, D. Phil.

 

May-15 / May-17
Predoctoral

Amy Creecy

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Research Description: The effect of type 2 diabetes on bone matrix

Preceptor #1 Jeffrey S. Nyman
Preceptor #2 Maureen Gannon, PhD


2014 - 2015

Jan-15 / Dec-16
Postdoctoral Fellow

Matthew Dickerson

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Research Description:

Preceptor #1 David A. Jacobson, Ph.D.
Preceptor #2 Matthew Lang, Ph.D.

 

Oct-14 / Jul-15
Predoctoral

John Martin, M.Sc.

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Research Description: Investigating the local delivery of siRNA from ROS-degradable tissue engineering scaffolds to promote healing in diabetic wounds in rats.

Preceptor #1 Craig L. Duvall, Ph.D.
Preceptor #2 Jeffrey M. Davidson, Ph.D.