Current Fellows

The goal of the fellowship training program is to prepare tomorrow’s translational scientists by excellent training, eliminating silos and stimulating an appreciation of the clinical importance of their work. We are pleased to introduce our first, second and third year fellows.

Vanessa Assibey-Mensah, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow

Population Project: The placenta as a window to maternal microvascular disease risk
Mentor: Janet M. Catov, PhD

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Public Health/Epidemiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
Bachelor of Science (BS), Public Health, Indiana University School of Public Health

Mary Gemmel, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Basic Project: The influence of pregnancy on future vascular dysfunction and atherosclerosis
Mentor: Robert W. Powers, PhD

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Neuroscience and Physiology, Ohio University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Microbiology, The Ohio State University

Alisse Hauspurg, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Clinical Project: Glycocalyx pathways linking pregnancy profile with microvascular dysfunction postpartum
Mentor: Carl A. Hubel, PhD

Education:
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Yale University
Residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Brown University
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Sutton, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Basic Project: The influence of pregnancy on future vascular dysfunction and atherosclerosis
Mentor: Robert W. Powers, PhD

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Molecular and Developmental Biology, Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University