Former Students




 

Former Undergraduate Students

  • Luke Engelking - 491Biochemistry Student; Honors Thesis Title: Function of EC 27, a putative cyclin encoded by baculovirus, and composition of the EC27-associated protein complex. First Prize - Research Thesis Honors; Portz Scholar - recognized by the National Collegiate Honors Council, one of three such scholars recognized nationwide. He was also recognized for his Undergraduate Research Fellows Honors Theses, work that was carried out in the Summers' Laboratory. Luke is the first undergraduate from TAMU to receive this honor. Current: MD/PhD Student, Southwestern University Medical School, Dallas with Nobel Laureates Goldstein and Brown
    Links:
    Remarkable Research - Luke Engelking
    Texas A&M University Honors Program - Luke Engelking

    Fellows of the Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Southwestern, Dallas
  • Amber Neely - 491Microbiology Student; Research Title: Cloning and tagging of three forms of EC 27 protein for the purpose of immunoprecipitation of complexes and cellular location. Current: Medical School, UT Houston.
  • Heather Hurn - 491Microbiology Student; Research Title: Cloning the N-terminal signature motif of E66 into the C-terminus of EDFP; Current: Medical School, UT Houston
  • Einar Ottestad - 491 - Molecular and Ceelular Biology Student; Current

Former Graduate Students

  • Dr. L.R. Tanzer - National Science Foundation Predoctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas, Austin 1972-75. Present location: Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Linda Carol Douglas - M.A., Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin 1977. “Early Infection Events in a Cabbage Looper Cell Line (TN368-10) Infected with Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus.” Present location: Baylor College of Medicince
  • E. Michael Kopf - M.A., Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin 1978. “Sindbis Virus: Biological, Ultrastructural and Immunological Analysis of Infection in Arthropod Cell Lines and Hosts.” Present location:
  • James E. Maruniak - Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin 1979. “Biochemical Characterization of Baculovirus Structural and Infected TN-368 Cell Polypeptides, Glycoproteins, and Phospho-proteins.” Present location: Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Maje B. Perryman - Ph.D., Biology-Microbiology, Texas A&M University 1980. “Immunoassay of Baculovirus Structural Polypeptides.” Present location: Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Gale E. Smith - Ph.D., Biology-Microbiology, Texas A&M University 1983. “Physical Mapping, Expression, and Genetic Manipulation of the Autographa californica Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Genome.” Present location: Vice-President of Vaccine Development. Rockville, MD.
  • Gary W. Blissard - Ph.D., Entomology, Texas A&M University 1986. “Campoletis sonorensis Virus Expression in Heliothis virescens and Preliminary Studies on the Organization of the Viral Genome.” Present location: Associate Molecular Biologist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, New York.
  • David A. Theilmann - Ph.D., Biology/Microbiology, Texas A&M University 1988. “Investigations into the Replication, Structure, and Expression of Campoletis sonorensis Virus Genome.” Present location: Research Scientist, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, British Columbia.
  • Burton Beames - Ph.D., Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine 1989. “Functional and physical mapping of transposable elements occurring in mutant baculovirus genomes.” Present location: Senior Research Scientist, Bayer Biological Products, Raleigh, NC 27610.
  • David Carson - Ph.D., Biochemistry, Texas A&M University 1990. “Regulation of early gene expression in the AcNPV Genome.” Postdoctoral study with Dr. Walter Doerfler at the University of Cologne, West Germany, Department of Molecular Genetics. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. Present location: Assistant Professor of Biology, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS.
  • Gerald Kovacs - Ph.D., Biochemistry, Texas A&M University 1991. “Early gene expression in the AcNPV Genome.” Postdoctoral study with Dr. David Knipe at Harvard University, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Cambridge, MA. Post-doctoral study with Dr. Bernard Moss, Lab of Viral Diseases, NIAID, Bethesda, MD. Principal Research Scientist, Wyeth-Lederle Labs, Pearl River, NY. Present location: Program Officer, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Office of Biodefense Research Affairs, 6610 Rockledge Drive, Room 5121, Bethesda, MD 20815
  • Tao Hong - Ph.D., Microbiology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Texas A&M University, 1995. “The molecular basis of viral envelope assembly and maturation in the nucleoplasm of infected cells.” Postdoctoral study with Dr. Max Summers, Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology, College Station, TX. Postdoctoral study with Dr. Lutz Birnbaumer, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (Deceased)
  • Robert Harrison - Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, 1996. “Functional Analysis of the AcMNPV 25K Gene.” Present location: Postdoctoral study with Dr. Byrony Bonning, Iowa State University, Department of Entomology, Ames, IA.
  • Brent Graham - M.S., Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, 1996. “An analysis of gene families within the Campoletis polydnavirus repeat genome regions.” Present location: Scientist II, CIBA Pharmaceuticals, Horsham, United Kingdom
  • Haiyan Ma - Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics, 1998. “The molecular basis of polydnavirus-induced immune avoidance.” Postdoctoral study with Dr. Robert Geahlen, Purdure University, West Lafyette, IN. Present location: BioNumerick Pharmaceuticals Inc., San Antonio, TX




Former Visiting Professors

  • Dr. Just M. Vlak, Professor, Department of Virology, The Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands (1980-81).
  • Dr. D.B. Stoltz, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1980-81).
  • Dr. Yan Jia-qui, Professor, Visiting Scholar, Department of Virology, Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China (1981-82).
  • Dr. Naomi Kislev, Research Associate, The Weissman Institute and Tel Aviv University, Israel (1981-82).
  • Dr. Mohamed El Sheikh, AMIDEAST Peace Fellowship (1986-87).
  • Dr. Seok Kwon Kang, Laboratory of Insect Pathology, Seoul National University, Suweon, Korea (1988-1989).




Former Postdoctoral Students

  • Dr. D.B. Stoltz - Canadian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1969-71. Present location: Professor, Dalhousie University, Department of Medical Microbiology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Dr. K. Egawa - Robert A. Welch, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1969-70. Present location: Research Scientist, The Institute of Medical Science, Department of Cell Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Dr. Loy E. Volkman - National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1972-74. Present location: Professor, University of California, Department of Entomology & Parasitology, Berkeley, CA.
  • Dr. Micheo Ohba - US Environmental Protection Agency Research Associate, 1974. Present location: Research Scientist, Institute of Biological Control, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Japan.
  • Dr. J.P. Burand - 1980-82. Present location: Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
  • Dr. J.D. Knell - 1979-84. Present location: Senior Scientist, MicroGeneSys, Inc., West Haven, Connecticut.
  • Dr. C.Y. Kawanishi - National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1969-70. Present location: Supervisory Microbiologist, US Environmental Protection Agency, Developmental Biology Division, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
  • Dr. Ann M. Fallon - National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1978-79; National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979-81. Present location: Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Dr. Verne Luckow - Eli Lilly Fellow, 1985-87. Present location: Research Scientist, Monsanto Corporation, Chesterfield, Missouri.
  • Dr. Peter Krell - 1978-80. Present location: Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Dr. Malcolm Fraser - 1982-84. Present location: Professor, Department of Biology, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
  • Dr. J. Fleming - National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1981-84. Present location: Assistant Research Scientist, Animal Science Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • Dr. B. Ericson - US Environmental Protection Agency Postdoctoral Fellow, 1984-86. Present location: Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska.
  • Dr. J. Brusca - National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, 1983-85. Present location: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University, Department of Biology, College Station, Texas.
  • Dr. Christian Oker-Blom - Kleberg Fellow, 1987-88. Present location: Assistant Professor, ABO AKADEMI University, SF 20500 Turku, Finland.
  • Dr. Joanne Ward - 1990-92; Ph.D. Molecular Immunology; Glasgow University, Scotland.
  • Dr. Bruce Webb - National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award, 1988-91; Ph.D. Zoology; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Present location: Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Dr. Loyd Sneed - 1990-91; Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology (Molecular Biology); Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Present location: Molecular Geneticist, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas A&M University.
  • Dr. Sharon Braunagel - 1989-91; Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences/Biochemistry; Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Present location: Program Manager, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station, Texas.
  • Dr. Laura Post - 1990-92; Ph.D. Biochemistry; Texas A&M University, College Station. Present location: Postdoctoral study with Susan Golden, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University.
  • Dr. Lalitha Ramamoorthy - 1991-92; Ph.D. Biochemistry; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • Dr. Debra Elton - 1992-94; Ph.D. Microbiology; University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • Dr. Sulayman D. Dib-Hajj - 1990-94; Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Dr. Haiqi He - 1994-96; Ph.D. Nutrition, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Dr. Tao Hong - 1995-96; Ph.D. Microbiology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Texas A&M University (deceased)
  • Dr. Jinmei Wu - 1996-97; Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Present location: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.
  • Dr. Hideo Beniya - 1995-; Ph.D. Molecular Genetics/Biochemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Dr. Rebecca Parr- 1996-; Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Dr. Michail Belyavskyi - 1997-; Ph.D. Cell Biology, Institute of Chemical Physics, Acad. Sci. Russia, Moscow, Russia
  • Dr. German Rosas-Acosta - 1998-; Ph.D., Cellular & Molecular Biology, Sackler Institute of Biomedical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York
  • Dr. Zhenping Zhong – 1992-; Ph.D., Molecular and Cell Biology, Institute of Developemental Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China