Trainees

Elizabeth Blears, MD
2017-present
Research Topic: Sepsis mouse model for pneumona and wound infection to test medications for improved survival in multidrug resistant pneumonia and wound infections with klebsiella pneumonia, acinetobacter and pseudomonas


Evan Ross, MD
2017-present
Research Topic: Changes in the cutaneous microbiome following burn injury


Christian Sommerhalder, MD
2017-present
Research Topic: Effects of Beta-adrenergic knockout in burned mice


Daniel Cambiaso, MD
2016-2017
Research Topic: Growth hormone therapy in severely burned patients


Charles Voight, MD
2015-2016
Research Topic: Acute and long-term outcomes of the combined administration of oxandrolone and propranolol


Karel Capek, MD
2014-2016
Research Topic: Modulation of the hypermetabolic response to burn injury; improvements in burn survival


Fredrick J. Bohanon, MD
2014-2015
Research Topic: Hypermetabolism following thermal injury with special focus on liver metabolism and sepsis. Additional focus on hepatic fibrosis and the use of oridonin and analogs as possible therapies


Jessica Tanksley, MD
2012-present
Research Topic: Immunology of Beta Blockade


Arham Ali, MD.
2012-present
Research Topic: Growth hormone, Metformin, Propranolol genechips, wound healing, Clinical Insulin, Fenofibrate, Proteomics in Burns


Linda Sousse, PhD
2012-2014
Research Topic: Vitamin Supplements in Burns


Spogmai Komak, MD
2011-2012
Research Topic: Effects of propranolol on the molecular responses to severe burn injury. Impact of propranolol on adipose tissue signaling


Eric Kratzer, PhD
2010-2011
Research Topic: Signaling pathways of the beta-adrenergic receptor involved in the post burn response


Laura Porro, MD
2009-2010
Research Topic: Effects of Propranolol and/or Exercise in Burns


Itoro Elijah, MD
2010
Research Topic: Evaluation of blood flow to hypertrophic skin in pediatric burn patients during treatment with propranolol


Fatemah Emdad, PhD
2008-2010
Research Topic: Use of non-linear techniques in genomics


Juquan Song, MD
2006-2010
Research Topic: Molecular mechanisms in severe burn and hepatocyte apoptosis or hepatic function


Ricky Fram, MD
2005-2006
Research Topic: Assessment of mechanisms of improved wound healing and protein metabolism of insulin in severely burned patients


Celeste Finnerty, PhD
2004-2007
Research Topic: Role of cytokines; genotypic changes to phenotypic catabolic responses following major burns in children


Orlando K. Beckum, MD
2004-2005
Research Topic: Ketoconazole steroids and protein synthesis in burns


Erle D. Murphey, PhD
2004-2005
Research Topic: Dendritic cell dysfunction in a murine model of post-septic immuno-suppression


Zhiyu Huang (Donald), MD
2004-2005
Research Topic:The role of TGF-beta in burn/sepsis