The Marion I Barnhart Graduate Student Award
Marion Barnhart, Ph.D.
Dr. Marion Barnhart, who was the first full time female staff person at Wayne State University, School of Medicine (1951) and the first women to become a Professor (1967), completed her B.S. at the University of Missouri, her M.S. in Anatomy from Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. in Cellular Physiology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Barnhart's area of research was Hematology and at the time of her passing, she was the Director of the Academic Program in Transfusion Medicine, Director of the Bargman Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Research, Chairperson of NIH's Blood Diseases and Resources/Hemostasis Advisory Committee, and a charter member of Wayne State University's Academy of Scholars.
In honor of Dr. Barthart's commitment to excellence in academics and research, the Marion I. Barnhart Graduate Student Award was created to recognize Physiology graduate students for academic distinction, research accomplishment, and career development .
(2014-15 Academic Year)
First Year Student
Mentor: Thomas Sanderson, Ph.D.
Research Area: TBD
Second Year Student
Mentor: Jennifer Condon, Ph.D.
Research Area: TBD
Third Year Students
Mohamed El Chami*
Mentor: Jason Mateika, Ph.D.
Research Area: Circadian Modulation of breathing stability and respiratory plasticity
Mentor: Donal O'Leary, Ph.D.
Research Area: Muscle Metaboreflex and Arterial Baroreflex: Action, Interaction and Altered Control in Heart Failure
Mentor: J.-P. Jin, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Area: H2-Calponin in the Pathogenesis and Prevention.
Rani Fritz, D.O., Ph.D.
Mentor: Dr. Randy Armant
Dissertation: Trophoblast Retrieval and Isolation from the Cervix (TRIC) for Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis and Prediction of Abnormal Pregnancy Outcome
Chinthaka Amarsinghe, M.S.
J.P. Jin, M.D., Ph.D.: The NH2 Hypervariable Region Modulates the Binding Affinity of Troponin T for Tropomyosin
Julia Solarewicz, M.S.
Mentor: Dr. Jason Mateika
Thesis: Modulation of arousal state, temperature and activity in trypophan hydrolase-2 knockout mice
last update: 11/16/2015 by CRC.