MSTP Alumni 1984–1989

Class of 1984 Class of 1986 Class of 1987
Class of 1988 Class of 1989

Class of 1989

Richard Rembecki
Dissertation Topic: Genetic analysis of hematopoietic histocompatibility (Hh1 antigens)
Mentor: Michael Bennett, M.D.
Current Position: Director of KidLungs, Pediatric Pulmonary PA; Assistant Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Program, Collin County Community College; Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Lab, Trinity Medical Center
Current Affiliation: KidLungs Pediatric Pulmonology, PA (Frisco, TX)

Barbara Joy Snider
Dissertation Topic: The complex class of nonadenylated polysomal RNA from rodent brain
Mentor: M. Morrison-Bogorad, M.D.
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Neurology; Adult Neurology Residency Program Director; Director of Hope Center Viral Vectors Core
Current Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine

Class of 1988

Andrew R. Zinn
Dissertation Topic: Yeast mitochondrial DNA recombination
Mentor: R. Butow, Ph.D.
Current Position: Dean of UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Internal Medicine and McDermott Center for Human Growth & Development; Associate Dean, Medical Scientist Training Program
Current Affiliation: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Class of 1987

John B. Williams
Dissertation Topic: The role of retinoic acid in vitamin A-mediated differentiation: F9 embryonal carcinoma cells as a model system
Mentor: JL Napoli, Ph.D.
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Current Affiliation: University of Tennessee School of Medicine; Endocrinology Consultants of East Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)

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Class of 1986

Christen M. Anderson
Dissertation Topic: Regulation of the synthesis and activity of cholesterol side chain cleavage cytochrome P-450 in the adult and fetal testis
Mentor: Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
Current Position: Vice President of Clinical Development
Current Affiliation: Arena Pharmaceuticals (San Diego, CA)

Debra Jeske Zack
Dissertation Topic: Molecular mapping of idiotopes and the antigen combining site in A/J anti-p-azophenylarsonate antibodies
Mentor: JD Capra, Ph.D.
Current Position: Executive Director of Global Development, Inflammation Therapeutic Area
Current Affiliation: Amgen, Inc. (Thousand Oaks, CA)

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Class of 1984

Dianna McGookey Milewicz
Dissertation Topic: Aspects of cholesterol metabolism involved in the cholesteryl ester cycle in macrophage foams cells and the endocytic pathway in human fibroblasts
Mentor: Ron Anderson, M.D.
Current Position: Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics; Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist; George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Division of Medical Genetics; Director, M.D./Ph.D. Program
Current Affiliation: University of Texas Houston Health Science Center

Kevin J. Petty
Dissertation Topic: The role of sodium-potassium-activated adenosine triphosphatase in the mechanism of mineralocorticoid hormone action in the mammalian nephron
Mentor: J. Kokko, M.D., Ph.D.
Current Position: Senior Director and Head of Clinical Pharmacology Translational Medicine
Current Affiliation: Centocor R&D (Malvern, PA)

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