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CPDR Education and Training

Post-doctoral Research

Post-doctoral fellows with M.D. or Ph.D. degrees from the United States and other countries actively participate in the research program and receive state-of-the-art training in basic and translational aspects of cancer research by focusing on prostate cancer. The CPDR is proud of the excellent career advancement that the CPDR trainees have demonstrated. Up to this point, thirty postdoctoral fellows have participated in our program.


Education and Training Opportunities for Graduate Students (M.P.H., Ph.D.) and Medical Students (M.D.) of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The CPDR offers opportunities for long-term and short-term training of graduate and medical students at USU. Graduate students undertake original research projects focusing on molecular biology, genetics and translational research focusing on prostate cancer. Three graduate students and several medical students have participated so far in the CPDR laboratory projects. One USU-Molecular and Cell Biology Program student completed his Ph.D. thesis at CPDR. One MPH student from the LAM completed his thesis at CPDR.


Jaya Gaddipati, Ph.D (1991-1994)
Axel Heidenreich, MD (1994-1995)
Kekule Asgari, Ph.D (1994-1998)
Linda Xu, MD (1995-1999)
Chun Ling Gao, MD (1997-2002)
Wei Zhang, Ph.D (CPDR & AFIP) (1998-2002)
Takehiko Segawa, MD, Ph.D (1999-2002)
Keiichiro Nakamura, MD, Ph.D (1997-2001)
Yutaka Yasunaga, MD, Ph.D (2000-2001)
Sudhir Rawal, MBBS, MS (2000-2002)
Yongpeng Gu, MD, Ph.D (2000-2006)
Kala Prasanna, Ph.D (2002-2006)
Syed Shaheduzamman, Ph.D (2002-2004)
Chen Sun, MD, Ph.D (2003-2006)
Aijun Liu, MD (2003-2005)
Lionel Banez, MD (2003-2005)
Xiaoqin Fu, Ph.D (2003-2006)
Anu Vishwanath, MD (2003-2004)
Bungo Furusato, Ph.D (2003-2004)
Kee-Hong Kim, BTech, Ph.D (2004-2006)
Katsuaki Masuda, MD, Ph.D (2004-2007)
Govindan Vaidyanathan, Ph.D (2004-2007)
Jun Miki, PhD (2004-2007)
Hongzhen Li, PhD (2007-2009)
Rajesh Thangapazham,Ph.D. ((2008-2009)
Ahmed Mohamed, MD, Ph.D (2006-2009)
Ying Hu, MD.PhD (2006-2009)
Shashwat Sharad, Ph.D (2009-Present)
Shiela Macalindong, MD (2010-2012)
Kristen Nickens, Ph.D (2010-2013)
Nicolas Griner, Ph.D (2011-2013)
Anshu Rastiogi, Ph.D (2011-Present)
Jocelyn Lee, PhD., MPH (2012-Present)
Allissa Dillman, Ph.D (2014-Present)
Indu Kohaar, Ph.D (2014-Present)
Charles Xavier, Ph.D (2014-Present)


CPDR Distinguished Guest Speaker

Dr. Annette Fenner

Chief Editor
Nature Reviews Urology

Presentation: "Editor’s Insights – the Nature of Urology"

Annette Fenner studied at Imperial College London, where she completed her medical degree and intercalated a BSc in Endocrinology and PhD in Reproductive Biology. During her PhD, she worked on hypothalamic peptides in the control of reproduction, with a particular focus on the role of kisspeptins. Bringing with her an interest in the field of sexual medicine, she joined the Nature Reviews Urology team as an Associate Editor in 2010, and was promoted to Chief Editor in 2011.

Date: 30 November 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: CPDR Rockville, MD


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