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Visiting Scholars

Throughout the years a number of scientists have come from around the world to work in the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory (BCRL) in order to complete their training, as a part of a rotation within their PhD program, or as a visiting scholar on sabbatical from their University.

Mathematical Models and Statistical Methods in Medicine and Biology
Mathematical methods provide a valuable tool oriented towards the qualitative and quantitative analysis of real physical and, in particular, biomedical systems. This course is devoted to introduce some of the most important Statistical techniques and Mathematical modeling processes used in Biological and Medical research. It is directed to professionals in the biomedical research area.

Shalina Joshi, MBBS from Tainjin Medical University, Tainjin, China. She graduated in 2008 and has performed several internship in Kathmandu Nepal from which she is original. She joined the Irma H Russo, MD - Breast Cancer Research Laboratory in June 2015 and has been a visitant scholar on breast cancer research until December 2016. Dr Joshi has been working on the effect of pubertal exposure to PFOA, BBP and Zeranol on endocrine organs of rats and is coauthor of two research abstracts submitted to the meeting of the Environmental Health Science FEST organized by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science in North Caroline, December 6-9, 2016. Dr Joshi also has been in charge of coordinating the training of interns from the Drexel CoOp Program. 

 

 

Hatice Damla Kayhan.  Bioengineering Student of Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey. Ms. Kayhan  as a visitant scholar from  June 15 to July 15, 2016 made an internship learning  basic  laboratory procedures of histology, cytology and collection of animal tissues exposed to environmental  pollutants. Ms. Kayhan is coauthor of a research abstract submitted to the meeting of the Environmental Health Science FEST organized by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science in  North Caroline , December 6-9, 2016.

Michael Lawler is a Bachelor of Science in Biology from DeSales University. Mr. Lawler joined the Irma H Russo, MD - Breast Cancer Research Laboratory as a research scholar in June 2015. During his   four months internship, after his graduation in May 2016, worked   under the direct supervision of Dr Yanrong Su on the role of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in chromatin remodeling.


Vishnuprabha Rahulkannan, is a Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation from the Amerita School of Engineering in India in 2012 and Master of Science in Biotechnology from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2015. After her MS graduation in  May of 2015 she has been  an intern, under the supervision of Dr Julia Pereira and Dr.Yanrong Su  in the Irma H Russo, MD - Breast Cancer Research Laboratory until February 20, 2017. Ms Rahulkannan has been working on the effect of pubertal exposure to PFOA, BBP and Zeranol on endocrine organs of rats and is coauthor of two research abstracts submitted to the meeting of the Environmental Health Science FEST organized by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science in North Caroline, December 6-9, 2016. Ms Rahulkannan also has been in charge of coordinating the training of interns from the Drexel CoOp Program. 

Daniel Salovish is a Bachelor of Science in Biology from DeSales University. Mr. Salovich spent a 10 months internship (May 1 2016 to February 28, 2017 in our laboratory   under the direct supervision of Professor Russo. Mr. Salovich has been working on the effects of pubertal exposure to PFOA, BBP and Zeranol on endocrine organs of rats.Mr. Salovich is coauthor of a research abstract submitted to the meeting of the Environmental Health Science FEST organized by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science in North Caroline, December 6-9, 2016. He also has been in charge of coordinating the training of six interns from the Drexel CoOp Program during the Fall  of 2016 and winter of 2017.  


Annelies Steyaert, Biotechnology Student from the University of Gent, in Belgium. Ms. Steyaert made an internship on Environmental Influences during windows of susceptibility in breast cancer risk from August 1 to August 31 of 2016.  Ms. Steyaert is coauthor of a research abstract submitted to the meeting of the Environmental Health Science FEST organized by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science in  North Caroline , December 6-9, 2016.


Mardee So is a Bachelor of Science from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. After her graduation in 2013 has worked as a Patient Care Coordinator in ACRO Pharmaceutical Service until she joined the Irma H Russo, MD - Breast Cancer Research Laboratory in March 2015 and has been an intern on breast cancer research until July 30 of 2016. Ms. So has been trained as a histo-technologist and has contributed in several experimental protocols among them the study of environmental exposures on the mammary gland and endocrine organs of rats.  Ms. So also has been in charge of coordinating the training of interns from the Drexel CoOp Program. 

Michelle Kozakov, BS, MS. Ms. Kozakov joined the BCRL first   as a co-op student from Drexel University in 2012. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Drexel University in 2015, and after her graduation   she returned to the BCRL whereas she was doing her master's studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She received a master's degree in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Medicine in 2016. Ms Kozakov is presently in the Pathologists' Assistant program (PathA) at Drexel University, where she will receive a master's degree in Pathologists' Assistant studies. Ms. Kozakov is a visitant scholar in the Irma H Russo, MD - Breast Cancer Research Laboratory and assisting in the studies on the role of environmental agents during the windows of susceptibility to mammary cancer in a rodent model.