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Degree Program - Postdoctoral Fellows

Masoumeh AminesmaeiliMasoumeh Aminesmaeili

Year entered: 2018

Previous degrees:
Certification by the Iranian Board of Psychiatry; Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences; 2004

Advisor: Ramin Mojtabai, MD

Research interests: Psychiatric epidemiology, substance use disorders, epidemiology and service research.



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Wendy IngramWendy Marie Ingram

Year entered: 2017

Previous degrees:
PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology; University of California Berkeley; 2015
BS, Psychology; University of Arizona; 2008
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics; University of Arizona; 2008

Advisor: Peter Zandi, PhD

Research interests: I use clinical and bio-informatics to study Electronic Health Records and genomics to better understand mental illnesses, their treatments, and their outcomes.  My work explores depression in three ways: 1) Emergency Department utilization, 2) likelihood of receiving concurrent narcotics and benzodiazepines, and 3) Electroconvulsive therapy.



  1. W.M. Ingram, C. Holingue, H. Wilcox, M.D. Fallin.  “Looking to Make Lasting Change: Building a Mental Health Graduate Student Network”, The Public Health Chronicle. May (2018). 
  2. K. Taraszka Hastings, D. Elizalde, L. Muppana, S. Levine, C.M. Kamel, W.M. Ingram, J. Nguyen, M.P. Rausch, A.L. Gallitano.  “Nab2 maintains thymus cellularity with aging and stress”, Molecular Immunology. March 8 (2017). 
  3. W.M. Ingram, L. M. Goodrich, E.A. Robey, M.B. Eisen.  “Mice infected with low-virulence strains of Toxoplasma gondii lose their innate aversion to cat urine, even after extensive parasite clearance”, PLOS ONE. September 18 (2013).  
  4. A. Williams, W.M. Ingram, S. Levine, J. Resnik, S. Janowski, C. Kamel, J. Lish, D. Elizalde, A. Kozlenkov, J. Gonzalez-Maeso and A. Gallitano. “Reduced levels of serotonin 2A receptors underlie resistance of Egr3-deficient mice to locomotor suppression by clozapine”, Neuropsychopharmachology. June 13 (2012).
  5. W.J. Anderson, L.O. Van Dorn, W.M. Ingram, and M.H.J. Cordes. “Evolutionary bridges to new protein folds: design of C-terminal Cro protein chameleon sequences”, Protein Engineering, Design & Selection. 1-7 (2011).
  6. M.S. Dubrava, W.M. Ingram, S.A. Roberts, A. Weichsel, W.R. Montfort, M.H.J. Cordes. “N15 Cro and lambda Cro: orthologous DNA-binding domains with completely different but equally effective homodimer interfaces”, Protein Science. 17, 5, 803-812 (2008). [co-first author]
  7. C.G. Roessler, B.M. Hall, W.J. Anderson, W.M. Ingram, S.A. Roberts, W.R. Montfort, M.H.J. Cordes.  “Transitive homology-guided structural studies lead to discovery of Cro proteins with 40% sequence identity but different folds”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA. 105, 7, 2343-2348 (2007).
  8. L.O. Van Dorn, T. Newlove, S. Chang, W.M. Ingram, and M.H.J. Cordes. “Relationship between sequence determinants of stability for two natural homologous proteins with different folds”, Biochemistry. 45, 10542-10553 (2006).