Dr. Dorn's Research Students
Years and project in lab Current position Student

1993-1994

"Molecular Diagnosis of Chagas Disease in Bolivia"

Family practise physician working with Direct Relief International as director of a medical team delivering care to indigenous people in Bolivia.

Tuwanda Williamson

1993-1994

"Optimization of PCR detection of T. cruzi in vector samples"

Graduated School of Optometry, Indiana University.

Simona Selegean

1995-1996

"Biological Characterization of T. cruzi strain SO 34, a major Bolivian Strain"

Currently a laboratory supervisor in South Africa

Nonhlanhla Majola

1995-1996

"Possible interactions between T. cruzi and HIV"; graduated LSU Dental School.

Currently a dentist

Jeanette Cao

 

1996

"Possible interactions between T. cruzi and HIV"

Graduated School at Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Daniel Salmeron

1995-1997

"Detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in blood preserved in EDTA"

Currently a dentist

Monique Guillot

1996-1997

"Comparison of PCR and microscopy in the detection of T. cruzi in Guatemalan vectors"

Currently a Physician's Assistant Pediatric Anesthesiologist.

Debra (Engelke) Magtis

1996-1998

"Rates of infection of vectors with T. rangeli in Guatemala"

Currently a dentist in New Orleans.
Bridget Brahney

1997-1998

"Comparison of fresh tissue and filter paper samples in the detection of T. cruzi by PCR"

Graduated Loyola Chicago Medical School

Juan Flores

1997-1998

"Population Genetics of Chagas disease Vectors in Guatemala"

Medical resident at McGill University in Canada.
Vanessa Rouzier

1998-1999

"Population Genetics of Chagas Vectors"

Graduated Xavier Pharmacy School, currently a pharmacist in Texas
Candice Millro-Macklin

1999-2001

"Genetic structure of Triatoma dimidiata within houses in Guatemala"

Currently attending Ponce Medical School in Puerto Rico

Astrid Gutierrez

1999-2001

"Genetic structure of Triatoma dimidiata in a village in Guatemala"

Currently attending Medical School Univ. of Texas Houston.

Sarah (Kott) Galfione

2000-2002

"Genetic structure of Triatoma dimidiata among departments in Guatemala"

Currently a graduate student at Tulane Health Sciences Center in neuroscience.

Crescent (Somers) Combe

2000-2002

"Genetic structure of Triatoma dimidiata among departments in Guatemala"

Currently a Physician's Assistant

Debra (Salvia) Mattis

2003-2004

“Population structure of Triatoma dimidiata across morphotectonic units in Central America and Mexico”

Laboratory technician, applying to graduate school
Miriam Ducruet

2003-2004

“Population structure of Triatoma dimidiata across morphotectonic units in Central America and Mexico”

Currently in Tulane University Master's program.
Raquel Barrerra

2003-2005

"Serological survey of primates at the Delta Primate center for Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies” .

Currently in LSU Medical School
Megan Daigle

2004-2005

“Population structure of Triatoma dimidiata

Currently in University of Alabama Medical School

Juan Calix

2006-present

"Trypanosoma cruzi strains circulating in Louisiana"

Current student

Ashley Tate

Ashley Tate

2006-present

"Trypanosoma cruzi in dogs and Triatoma sanguisuga in Louisiana"

Current student

Leon Perniciaro

Loyola University New Orleans
Department of Biological Sciences

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