Kristian Doyle earned his PhD from Oregon Health & Science University in 2007, developing novel therapeutics for stroke in the laboratory of Mary Stenzel-Poore. He then trained as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University under the mentorship of Marion Buckwalter, researching the role of TGFbeta signaling after stroke and developing a model of post-stroke dementia. Kristian Doyle started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona in 2013.
Vivian Nguyen earned her PhD from the University of Southern California, in which she investigated neuroprotective mechanisms of sex steroid hormones against Alzheimer’s disease (AD). She then trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buck Institute for Age Research and as a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University, investigating signaling pathways of neurodegeneration. Vivian Nguyen moved to the University of Arizona in 2013. In her spare time, she loves to read and explore nature and historical sites in Arizona with her husband and little girl.
Jen Frye received her Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from The University of Arizona. In the Doyle lab, Jen employs her extensive research background to investigate the inflammatory response to stroke in humans as well as different rodent models. In her spare time, Jen enjoys football, wakeboarding, and spending time with her family.
Amanda Chung is currently a Master's student studying Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona. She has been working in the Doyle lab since early 2017. For her Master’s thesis, she studies how myelin debris contributes to the prolonged inflammatory response following stroke. She will be pursuing her medical education at the University of Arizona in 2018. During her spare time, Amanda enjoys all types of physical activities, including yoga, dancing, and biking. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Becktel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Butler University in 2016. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Molecular Medicine – Immunobiology, with a minor in Cancer Biology, at the University of Arizona. In 2018, she joined the Doyle lab to investigate the chronic production of degradative enzymes in the area of liquefaction following stroke. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys hiking, camping, and playing board games with friends.
Kylie Calderon is studying Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Arizona. She started working in the Doyle Lab in the summer of 2018 through the Undergraduate Biology Research Program, and is currently assisting with the investigation of immune responses to stroke (cholesterol metabolism in macrophages post-stroke). After earning her Bachelor’s degree, Kylie plans to continue her education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine through either the MD program or the Cellular & Molecular Medicine MS program. During her spare time, Kylie enjoys reading, hiking, watching movies, and spending time with her family. Email: email@example.com
Bassil Ramadan is currently pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience and Cognitive science with an emphasis in bioelectronics at the University of Arizona. He has been working in the Doyle lab since the summer of 2018, examining RNA sequencing data from stroke-induced mouse models. After earning his Bachelor’s, Bassil intends to pursue an MD/PhD in neuroscience and a career in clinically-based research. In his free time he likes to hike and work on his volunteering non-profit. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Hayes is currently studying Neuroscience and Cognitive science as well as Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. She has been working in the Doyle lab since the summer of 2015, assisting in characterizing an aged-mouse model of post-stroke dementia. After earning her Bachelor’s degree, Megan plans to pursue a PhD in neuroscience and a career in research. In her free time, Megan enjoys rock climbing around Tucson.
Jacob Zbesko went to the University of Redlands where he graduated in 2012 with a BS in Biology. In 2015, he joined the UA ABBS program and is currently a second year graduate student in the Doyle lab investigating immunological responses occurring within brain lesions. When not in the lab, Jacob enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and soccer.