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Since its inception in 2001, more than 100 students have earned their doctoral degrees through the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars (OxCam) Program and have moved on to make exciting scientific discoveries in their research.

The numerous successes and achievements of our alumni has made it challenging to maintain a current database. We are striving to cultivate the relationships with our former students and take great pride in observing the development of these scholars’ careers. We look forward to providing constant updates on the remarkable accomplishments of our alumni and hope that their continued engagement will provide networking opportunities for our current students.

Meet the Alumni of the NIH OxCam Program

Below is a list of program alumni in order by graduation year:

PhD Graduation Year First Name Last Name NIH IC University Dissertation Title
2006 Jean Lee NIAID-VRC Oxford The nature of CD8+ T cell recognition and cross-reactivity to retroviral antigens
2006 Alicia Lee NCI Cambridge Damage specific and cell cycle dependent regulation of the DNA repair machinery through MDC1
2006 Adrian Lobito NIAMS Oxford Cell death, stomach pains and migratory rashes: structure-functional analysis of tumour necrosis factor receptor superfamily members in health and disease.
2006 Stephanie Manson CC Oxford The invisible pathology of multiple sclerosis
2006 Jon Roiser NIMH Cambridge Genetic, neurochemical and cognitive factors in understanding unipolar depression.
2006 Jeffrey Smith NIDDK Cambridge Biophysical properties of amyloid fibrils
2007 Melody Duvall NIAID-VRC Oxford HIV-Specific Cellular Immune Responses in HIV-1 and HIV-2 Infection
2007 Stephen Huffaker NIMH Cambridge Expression profiling of human brain tissue as a means of identifying novel candidate genes for schizophrenia
2007 Jeffrey Lengyel NCI Cambridge A critical role of an inter-domain linker region for the spatial architecture of the Bacillus stearothermophilus pyruvate dehydrogenase complex
2007 Leah Sartorius (Bloom) NIMH Oxford Study of alternative splicing as a mechanism by which genetic variation in metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 contributes to risk for schizophrenia
2007 Joana Taylor Tavares NIMH Cambridge Cognition and the effect of negative feedback in unmedicated Unipolar and Bipolar Depression : neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies
2007 Paul Tesar NINDS Oxford The origin and properties of embryonic stem cells
2008 Sara Angleman NIA Cambridge Epidemiological investigations of obesity in older populations
2008 Bhooma Aravamuthan NINDS Oxford Comparing the radiological anatomy, electrophysiology, and behavioral roles of the pedunculopontine and subthalamic nuclei in the normal and Parkinsonian brain
2008 Adam Bennett NCI Cambridge Structural analysis of an HIV-neutralizing protein and its complex with native viral gp120: implications for antiviral drug design
2008 Eric Freundt NIAID Oxford Characterization of SARS-CoV accessory proteins
2008 Ogechi Ikediobi NCI Cambridge Characterization of cancer gene mutations in human cancer cell lines for correlation with drug activity
2008 Cassin Kimmel Williams NCI Oxford The Notch ligand delta-like 4 as a modulator of endothelial cell function and tumour-induced angiogenesis
2008 Tracy Laabs NHLBI Cambridge Chondroitin sulfate synthesis and the inhibition of axonal regeneration
2008 Martin Lan NIMH Cambridge Molecular studies to further understand the pathophysiology and treatment of bipolar affective disorder
2008 Justin Lathia NIA Cambridge The role of the laminin/integrin relationship in neural stem cell regulation in the developing central nervous system
2008 Tomasz Macura NIA Cambridge Automating the quantitative analysis of microscopy images
2008 Jean Milstein NINDS Cambridge Neuropsychopharmacology of attention deficit disorder : a basic neuroscience approach
2009 Danielle Bassett (Perry) NIMH Cambridge Graph theoretical analysis of human brain networks
2009 Ambika Bumb NCI Oxford Nanomedicine : development of a tri-imageable nanparticle for diagnostics
2009 Wendy Chang NINDS Cambridge Foxa2 and the birth and death of midbrain dopamine neurons
2009 Megan Dennis NHGRI Oxford Functional characterization of the dyslexia candidate gene KIAA0319
2009 Katherine Graef NIAID Oxford Functional Comparisons between Human and Avian Influenza A Virus PB2 Proteins
2009 Jeffrey Ishizuka NIAID Oxford Immunodominance and interconnection in the CD8+ T-cell response to influenza A virus
2009 Mahim Jain NHGRI Oxford Unraveling the genetic architecture of human traits
2009 Andy Johnson NIAID Oxford Themis is a member of a new metazoan gene family and is required for the completion of thymocyte positive selection
2009 Sariah Khormaee NINDS Cambridge Biological properties of phenylalanine grafted poly (L-lysine iso-phthalamide)
2009 Jason Mellad NHLBI Cambridge Novel Nesprin-1 isoforms participate in mRNA regulatory pathways
2009 Christina Mozes (Bodner) NIDDK Cambridge Phospholipid-binding of human _-synuclein : implications for native function and Parkinson's disease pathology
2009 Darci Phillips NHLBI Oxford Regulation of cardiac energetics in transgenic models and mitochondria
2009 Jennifer Schymick NIA Oxford The genetics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
2009 Eugene Shenderov NIAID Oxford In vivo and in vitro studies of T-cell receptor-ligand-MHC affinity and T-cell function
2009 William Siu NEI Oxford Epidermal Growth Factor-Seven Transmembrane (EGF-TM7) Receptors In Myeloid Biology
2009 Miriam Udler NHGRI Cambridge Fine-scale mapping of breast cancer susceptibility loci
2010 Lisa Anderson NCI Cambridge Cell fate determination in the mouse mammary gland
2010 Elizabeth Azzato NCI-DCEG Cambridge Common germline genetic variation and outcome after a diagnosis of breast cancer
2010 Rittik Chaudhuri NICHD Cambridge The mechanism of HIV-1 Nef-mediated downregulation of CD4
2010 Kristina Cook NCI Oxford Small molecule inhibitors of the hypoxic response
2010 Samuel Day NINDS Cambridge Detection of tumour treatment response using hyperpolarized __C pyruvate
2010 Lydia Durant NIAMS Oxford The roles of STAT3 and STAT5 in intestinal immune regulation
2010 Reza Ehsanian NIDCD Oxford Molecular targets in head and neck cancer
2010 John (Brad) Holmes NICHD Cambridge The essential role of RNase H1 in the generation and clearance of RNA primers for mitochondrial DNA replication
2010 Julia James NIAID-VRC Oxford The role of TCR specificity in the prevention of viral escape in HIV-1 infection
2010 Sean Jeffries NHGRI Cambridge Imprint erasure and DNA demethylation in mouse development
2010 Thomas V Johnson NEI Cambridge Investigations of novel cell transplantation-based therapies for glaucoma
2010 Leopold Kong NIAID-VRC Oxford HIV-1 gp120 : flexibility and glycosylation
2010 Thomas Lozito NIAMS Cambridge Cross-talk between mesenchymal stem cells and their matrix microenvironment
2010 Dan (Joseph) Pennington NCI Cambridge Intramitochondrial function of SIRT_
2010 Tricia Peters NCI Cambridge Physical activity and breast cancer risk
2010 Jamie Schroeder NHLBI Oxford Acute and Chronic Regulation of Oxidative Phosphorylation in Muscle
2010 Tracy Yuen NINDS Cambridge Identification of inflammatory factors that promote remyelination
2011 Keriann Backus NIAID Oxford Incorporation of Trehalose Analogs into Mycobacterium Tuberculosis: Antigen 85 and Probes of Bacterial Infection
2011 Kelly Bolton NCI-DCEG Cambridge The genetic epidemiology of ovarian cancer survival
2011 Lisa Bond NHLBI Cambridge Functional investigation of the molecular motor myosin VI in the secretory and endocytic trafficking pathways
2011 Molly Bright NINDS Oxford Novel methods for characterisation of cerebrovascular reactivity using magnetic resonance imaging
2011 Ethan Buch NINDS Oxford Cortico-cortical networks interactions and plasticity underlying prehension behaviour in healthy controls and in chronic stroke patients with severe hand plegia
2011 Cynthia Chang NIAMS Oxford In vivo and in vitro models of distraction osteogenesis.
2011 Rebecca Chodroff NHGRI Oxford Characterization of long noncoding RNAs in vertebrate brain development and evolution
2011 Julia Ciampa NCI-DCEG Oxford Multilocus approaches to the detection of disease susceptibility regions : methods and applications
2011 Michael (Ryan) Haynes NIMH Cambridge Dissociating the valence-dependent neural and genetic contributions to decision making under risk
2011 Hardave Kharbanda NIMH Oxford Improvement of Simultaneous Multislice Acquisition in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2011 Jacob Lemieux NIAID Oxford Gene expression in P. falciparum : statistical patterns and molecular determinants
2011 Elizabeth Mayne NICHD Oxford G-protein coupled modulation of cortical up and down states in vitro
2011 Will Motley NINDS Oxford Glycyl-tRNA synthetase mutations in neurological disease : mechanisms and models
2011 Derek Narendra NINDS Cambridge Involvement of PINK1 and Parkin in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease
2011 Giang Huong Nguyen NCI Oxford Cancer, Aging, and Genome Instability
2011 Katherine Patzel NHGRI Oxford A study of human disorders in the sialic acid synthesis pathway
2011 Molly Perkins NIAID-VRC Oxford Impact of GB Virus C (Hepatitis G Virus) Co-Infection in HIV-1 Pathogenesis
2011 Shivang Shah NIAID Oxford Examining the relationship between genetic variation at G6PD and severe malaria
2011 Roseanne Zhao NHGRI Cambridge Investigating the requirements for CTL cytotoxicity through studies on hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and X-linked lymphoproliferative disease
2012 Tahir Ahmed NINDS Cambridge Selective neuronal loss, microglial activation and adult neurogenesis after stroke : an in vitro and in vivo analysis of the SDF-1alpha/CXCR4 axis in focal ischaemia and endogenous mechanisms of neural repair
2012 T Grant Belgard NHGRI Oxford Comparative neurotranscriptomics in mammals and birds
2012 Chibawanye Ene NCI Cambridge Relevance of histone 3 lysine 27 modifiers in neural stem cells and malignant brain tumours
2012 Natasha Fewkes (Carter) NCI Oxford Modulation of immune cell niches for therapeutics in cancer and inflammatory diseases
2012 Brett Jagger NIAID Cambridge The influenza A polymerase in viral pathogenesis
2012 Nicholas McBride NIAID Cambridge Detection of mycobacterial siderophores and implications for diagnostics
2012 Matthew Rees NHGRI Oxford Genetic, functional, and phenotypic analysis of human variants in the glucokinase regulatory protein gene
2012 Kevin Shenderov NIAID Oxford Innate Immune Pathways Controlling IL-1? Production and Adjuvant-induced T Helper 17 Cell Differentiation
2012 Scott Steward-Tharp NIAMS Oxford Effects of hypomorphic stat3 on lymphocyte function and intestinal immune regulation.
2012 Jeanette Tse Beaudry NIAID Oxford Effect of hemoglobins S and C on the in vivo expression and immune recognition of Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 variants in Malian children
2012 Judah Weathers NIMH Oxford Cognitive functioning in bipolar disorder
2013 Aaron Alexander-Bloch NIMH Cambridge Brain networks in magnetic resonance imaging studies of typical development and childhood-onset schizophrenia
2013 Nolanne (Anne) Chang
Wai-Ling (Bessman)
NIDCR Oxford Towards the development of vascularized constructs for bone repair
2013 Jeffrey Cloutier NIDDK UCL Analysis of the epigenetics of meiotic silencing and its role in germ cell loss
2013 Michael DiMattia NIAMS Oxford Structural and biophysical studies of HIV Rev and HBV e-antigen
2013 Cedar Fowler NIAID Cambridge Identification of a ciliary defect associated with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease
2013 Sonya Hanson NINDS Oxford Structural, biochemical and computational studies of TRP channel transmembrane domain modularity
2013 Abhisake Kole NIAID Oxford The role of type I interferons in regulating intestinal inflammation
2013 Prantik Kundu NIMH Cambridge Physical analysis of BOLD fMRI signals for functional brain mapping and connectomics
2013 Jeansun Lee NIAMS Cambridge The regulation of Fas ligand trafficking in human lymphocytes
2013 James Luccarelli NIDDK Oxford Conformational control by intramolecular hydrogen bonding
2013 Ellene Mashalidis NIAID Cambridge Biophysical and structural studies of novel F420-dependent oxidoreductases in mycobacterium tuberculosis
2013 Stephanie Mok NIMH Cambridge Social fear learning in oxytocin receptor knockout mice and human subjects with autism spectrum conditions
2013 Caroline Robertson NIMH Cambridge Dynamics of visual perception in autism
2013 Steven Robinette NHGRI Imperial Metabolic profiling for biomarker discovery in biochemical genetics
2013 Adjoa Smalls-Mantey NIAID Oxford The Innate Immune Effector Cell Response Against HIV-1
2013 Austin Swafford NIAID Cambridge Aetiology, Early Diagnosis, and Therapeutic Strategies in Type 1 Diabetes
2014 Matthew Alkaitis NIAID Oxford Biochemical Determinants of Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Severe Malaria
2014 Jeffrey Alstott NIMH Cambridge The Behavior and Utility of Branching Processes on Complex Networks.
2014 Matthew Biancalana NIAID Cambridge Biophysical properties of NF-kappaB and MagT1: proteins mediating T cell activation and effector functions
2014 Inn Inn Chen NCI Oxford The Role of EphrinB2 in Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cell Differentiation from an Artertial Hemogenic Endothelium
2014 Thao Do NCI Oxford Imaging of HIV_1 Spread from T Cells and Macrophages to Astrocytes
2014 Jenny Dworzak NIAID Cambridge A role for neuronal chemokine receptor Cx3cr1 in Alzheimer's disease
2014 Stephanie Hill (Shaw) NHLBI Cambridge Folding and association of spectrin tetramer domains : a study of intrinsically disordered proteins from a protein folding perspective
2014 Matthew Jones NCI Oxford MicroRNA-215 regulates differentiation in colorectal cancer stem cells
2014 Tamara Litwin NHLBI Cambridge Effects of DNA Topology on Enzyme Binding and Activity
2014 Geoffrey Lynn NIAID-VRC Oxford Polymer Carriers of Toll-Like Receptor-7/8 Agonists as Vaccine Adjuvants
2014 Joel Meyerson NCI Cambridge Structural studies of membrane proteins and cellular architecture using three-dimensional electron microscopy
2014 Eugene Oteng NIAID Oxford Discovery of a Conserved Plasmodium Antigen on the Surface of Malaria-Infected Red Blood Cells
2014 Natasha Spottiswoode NIAID Oxford Hepcidin Regulation in Malaria
2014 Madhav Sukumaran NICHD Cambridge Biophysical Investigations of AMPA Receptor N-terminal Domain Structure and Function Reveal Mechanisms Underlying Recpetor Assembly, Dynamics, and Allosteric Potential
2014 Mark Ziats NICHD Cambridge Functional Genomics Studies of Human Brain Development and Implications for Autism Spectrum Disorder
2015 Katherine Deigan Warner NHLBI Cambridge Structural studies of small molecule-RNA interactions in druggable RNA targets and fluorogenic RNAs
2015 Richard Gieseck NIAID Cambridge Elucidating Mechanisms of Hepatic Fibrosis using Murine Models and Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
2015 Lucas Glover NIMH Oxford Examining the contribution of dentate gyrus granule cells and ambiguity toward the stress response and behaviour of the rodent
2015 Ryan Harrison NHLBI Oxford Molecular biophysics of strong DNA bending and the RecQ DNA helicase
2015 Stefano Iantorno NIAID Cambridge Genome plasticity and genetic exchange in Leishmania tropica
2015 Michael Krause NIAID Oxford Investigation of Genetic Determinants of Drug Response in a Plasmodium falciparum Genetic Cross Using a High-Throughput Screening Method
2015 John McManigle CC Oxford Three-dimensional geometric image analysis for interventional electrophysiology
2015 Muktha Natrajan NINDS Cambridge Retinoid X Receptor Activation Reverses Age-Related Deficiencies in Myelin Debris Phagocytosis and CNS Remyelination
2015 Aaron Neal NIAID Oxford Identifying genetic determinants of impaired PfEMP1 export in Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes
2015 Catherine Nezich NINDS Cambridge Insights into Parkin-mediated mitochondrial quality control and its role in biased segregation of pathological mitochondrial DNA
2015 Kristen Pluchino NCI Oxford Generation of chimeric P-glycoprotein for functional and structural investigations
2015 Arianne Richard NIAMS Cambridge Studies of genetic variation in the tumour necrosis factor cytokine and receptor superfamilies in autoimmunity and autoinflammation
2015 Alex Ritter NICHD Cambridge Employing quantitative light microscopy to dissect mechanisms of activation and secretion in cytotoxic T lymphocytes
2015 Michael Tee CC, NHLBI Oxford Image analysis of cardiac computed tomography towards regional functional analysis
2015 Casmir Turnquist NCI Oxford The Role of p53 and ASPP2 in Neurodegenerative Disease
2015 Madhvi Venkatesh NCI Oxford Structural Studies of Signal Transduction in Bacterial Chemotaxis and Metabolism-Related Cancer Targets
2015 Stan Wang NIAMS Cambridge Reprogramming and epigenetic factors regulating pluripotency and the stem cell state
2015 Christopher Wassif NICHD Oxford Dysregulation of Cholesterol Homeostasis
2015 Bennett Waxse NICHD Cambridge Examining Connexin-43 Gap Junction remodeling by the cytoskeleton, an unconventional myosin motor and other cellular machinery
2015 Luke Wylie NCI Cambridge Ascl1 phosphoregulation promotes proliferation or differentiation in Xenopus laevis and neuroblastoma
2015 Baltazar Zavala NINDS Oxford The role of subthalamic nucleus oscillatory activity as it pertains to decision making
2016 Eva Archer NIAID-VRC Cambridge Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection of CD4+ T Cell Subsets and Its Impact on B Cell Responses in Early Infection
2016 Elizabeth Brickley NIAID Cambridge The Life Course Epidemiology of Severe Malarial Anemia
2016 Michael Chen NHLBI Cambridge Insights into the G-quadruplex unwinding mechanism of DHX36
2016 Brennan Decker NHGRI Cambridge Genomic Approaches to Prostate Cancer Tumourigenesis and Susceptibility to Breast Cancer
2016 Huayu Ding NINDS Cambridge Visual computation in starburst amacrine cell dendrites
2016 Alice Easton NIAID Imperial Assessing the impact of mass deworming: changes in soil-transmitted helminth burden and characteristics, co-infections and the gut microbiome
2016 Emilia (Liana) Falcone NIAID Cambridge Intestinal inflammation in chronic granulomatous disease: reactive oxygen species interact with the microbiome at the intestinal barrier
2016 Ian Goldlust NCATS Cambridge No cell left behind: targeting residual ovarian cancer spheroids
2016 Michael Gormally NCATS Cambridge Chemically Targeting the Cancer Cell at the DNA Interface
2016 Sabrina Heman-Ackah NINDS Oxford Alpha-Synuclein in Parkinson's Disease: Molecular Pathogenesis and Development of Genome Engineering-Based Silecing Approaches
2016 Jessica Hostetler NIAID Cambridge Identification of novel Plasmodium vivax blood-stage vaccine targets
2016 Andrew Ishizuka NIAID-VRC Oxford Pre-clinical and clinical evaluation of the malaria vaccines ñPFRH5-VLPî and ñPFSPZî vaccine
2016 Monica Kasbekar NCATS Cambridge Discovery of a selective small molecule inhibitor of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis fumarate hydratase
2016 Leah Katzelnick NIAID Cambridge Characterization of dengue viruses using antigenic cartography
2016 Jason Murray NICHD Cambridge Lost in Translation: Studies of the Initiation, Elongation, and Termination of Protein Synthesis in Eukaryotes
2016 Daria Nikolaeva NIAID Oxford Towards the development and evaluation of a transmission-blocking vaccine for Plasmodium falciparum malaria
2016 Jenna Shapiro NICHD Cambridge Development of a hydrogel-based in vitro model to study the effects of cAMP signaling on collagen and extracellular matrix formation and structure
2016 Kailan Sierra-Davidson NIAID-VRC Oxford Single cell transcriptional analysis of malaria-specific T lymphocytes following vaccination and protection in humans
2016 Steven Witte NIAMS Cambridge Long non-coding RNAs and super-enhancers: cell-specific regulators of the immune response
2017 Joshua Bernstock NINDS Cambridge Neuroprotective therapies centred on posttranslational modifications by sumoylation
2017 Andrew Breglio NIDCD Oxford Mechanisms of Clinical Ototoxicity and Inner Ear Protection
2017 Christie Campla NEI Oxford Rod photoreceptor specific expression and function of frmpd1 (FERM and PDZ domain containing 1)
2017 Angela Ianni NIMH Oxford Characterization of the Effect of Dopamine on the Neural Coding of Reward Value in Healthy Individuals and Patients with Schizophrenia
2017 Dennis Leland Taylor NHGRI Cambridge A genetic analysis of molecular traits in skeletal muscle
2017 Davis Vigneault CC Oxford Quantification of Regional Cardiac Function: Clinically-Motivated Algorithm Development and Application to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography
2017 Alexander Weiss NINDS Oxford Novel Approaches to Studying the Role of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Cognition and Parkinson’s Disease


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