Alma Mater: University of California, San Diego
Thesis Advisor : Renee Tsolis, Ph.D.
Graduate Group: Microbiology
Research Project: n/a
Residency: Samir began his residency at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Facility in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015
Alma Mater: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis Advisor: Dennis Matthews, Ph.D.
Graduate Group: Biomedical Engineering
Research Project: (1-2 sentences):
We are developing a label-free, non-invasive cell sorter capable of purifying stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (SC-CMs) from the mixture of cells that results from a typical embryoid body or directed differentiation protocol. The technology is based off of second harmonic generation (SHG), a nonlinear optical process that occurs quite strongly in sarcomeric myosin. We are also using SHG to image the contractile dynamics of immature SC-CMs
Presentations: Optics Within Life Sciences 2010 (Quebec City, QC, Canada). "Second
harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy of stem cell derived
SPIE Photonics West: BIOS 2011 (San Francisco, CA). "Characterization
of stem cell derived cardiomyocytes using second harmonic generation
Residency: Weston is a resident in Pediatrics at University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle, Washington.
Alma Mater: Princeton University
Thesis Advisor: Janine LaSalle, Ph.D.
Graduate group: BMCDB
Research Project: My research project involves looking at Neurodevelopmental diseases, chromatin structure and remodeling during development, RNA metabolism and trafficking, mechanisms of imprinting
Powell, Weston T., Rochelle L. Coulson, Florence K. Crary, Spencer S. Wong, Robert A. Ach, Peter Tsang, N. Alice Yamada, Dag H. Yasui, and Janine M. Lasalle. 2013. “A Prader-Willi Locus lncRNA Cloud Modulates Diurnal Genes and Energy Expenditure.” Human Molecular Genetics 22 (21) (November 1): 4318–28.
Powell, Weston T., Rochelle L. Coulson, Michael L. Gonzales, Florence K. Crary, Spencer S. Wong, Sarrita Adams, Robert A. Ach, et al. 2013. “R-Loop Formation at Snord116 Mediates Topotecan Inhibition of Ube3a-Antisense and Allele-Specific Chromatin Decondensation.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110 (34) (August 20): 13938–43. Lasalle, Janine M., Weston T. Powell, and Dag H. Yasui. 2013. “Epigenetic Layers and Players Underlying Neurodevelopment.” Trends in Neurosciences 36 (8) (August): 460–70.
Powell, Weston T., and Janine M. LaSalle. 2013. “Imprinting in the CNS and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.” In Epigenetic Regulation in the Nervous System, edited by J. David Sweatt, Michael J. Meaney, Eric J. Nestler, and Schahram Akbarian, 267–279. Academic Press.
Meguro-Horike, Makiko, Dag H. Yasui, Weston Powell, Diane I. Schroeder, Mitsuo Oshimura, Janine M. Lasalle, and Shin-Ichi Horike. 2011. “Neuron-Specific Impairment of Inter-Chromosomal Pairing and Transcription in a Novel Model of Human 15q-Duplication Syndrome.” Human Molecular Genetics 20 (19): 3798–3810.
Fellowships and Awards: 2011-2013
NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD programs (F31). Award F31NS073164. March 2013 2013 Max Kleiber Graduate Research Prize. Awarded annually in recognition of the most outstanding dissertation in the areas of nutrition and metabolism. November 2012 2012 ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. Awarded at the annual ASHG meeting for excellence in research presented
Residency: Nicolas's first transitional residency program was at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. His second program, in Radiation Oncology, is at Stanford University.Alma Mater: Stanford University
Thesis Advisor: John M. Boone, Ph.D.
Graduate Group: Biomedical Engineering
Research Project: My research project focuses on the use of dedicated breast computed tomography as a novel platform for quantitative targeting and image-guided radiation therapy for the treatment of breast cancer.
Publications - UC Davis:
N. D. Prionas, S. Y. Huang and J. M. Boone, "Experimentally determined spectral optimization for dedicated breast computed tomography," Med Phys 38, 646-655 (2011).
N. D. Prionas, K. K. Lindfors, S. Ray, S. Y. Huang, L. A. Beckett, W. L. Monsky and J. M. Boone, "Contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT: initial clinical experience," Radiology 256, 714-723 (2010).
N. D. Prionas, S. Ray and J. M. Boone, "Volume assessment accuracy in computed tomography: a phantom study," J Appl Clin Med Phys 11, 3037 (2010).
N. D. Prionas, M. A. Gillen and J. M. Boone, "Longitudinal volume analysis from computed tomography: Reproducibility using adrenal glands as surrogate tumors," J Med Phys 35, 174-180 (2010).
S. Y. Huang, J. M. Boone, K. Yang, N. J. Packard, S. E. McKenney, N. D. Prionas, K. K. Lindfors and M. J. Yaffe, "The characterization of breast anatomical metrics using dedicated breast CT," Medical Physics 38, 2180-2191 (2011).
Alma Mater: Union College
Thesis Advisor: David Pleasure
PSTP Advisor: John Payne
Graduate Group: BMCDB
Residency: Can matched for his residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, MO in 2016.
Alma Mater: Macalester College
Thesis Advisor: William J. Murphy
PSTP Advisor: Charles Bevins
Graduate Group: Immunology