Dr. Anthony J. Saviola
Anthony graduated with his PhD from the University of Northern Colorado in spring 2015, and he received both the Graduate Dean’s Citation for Excellence (PhD student) and the Graduate Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Dissertation. His dissertation explored several aspects of the biological roles of disintegrins in venoms and their potential as anti-cancer therapeutics contributing to rational drug design. He also conducted proteomic analyses of rattlesnake and colubrid snake venoms and has recently published the proteome of the Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis) from Colorado. He was a postdoctoral research scientist at Cornell Medical School in New York City and was working in a cancer research laboratory where he honed many molecular techniques and coauthored several papers. Anthony is currently a postdoctoral research scientist in the lab of Dr. Seth Frietze at the University of Vermont.
Cassie Modahl graduated with her PhD in 2016 and she received the Graduate Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Dissertation. She is now a postdoctoral research scientist in the lab of Dr. R.M. Kini and is working on several projects involving genomics/bioinformatics related to mosquito-borne viral diseases.
Dr. Cassandra M. Modahl
Brenda K. Jones
Brenda Jones completed her Masters degree on the venom phenotype of the White-lipped Island Pitviper, Trimeresurus insularis, in 2015.
Chris Rex completed his Masters degree at UNC in 2013.
Christopher J. Rex