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Research Team

Research Team

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Ramesh Babu Batchu, Ph.D.

Ramesh Babu Batchu, Ph.D.
The Michael and Marian Ilitch Department of Surgery
Director, Division of Surgical Oncology & Developmental Therapeutics
Title: Associate Professor, John D. Dingell VAMC, Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Office Address: John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, 4646 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 1-313-576-3304 (Office Room # B4235), 1-313-576-3002 (Lab # B4242), 1-313-576-3112 (Fax)
Email: rbatchu@med.wayne.edu
Specialty: Adeno-associated Virus as gene delivery vector and RNAi therapeutics.
Clinical Interest: Development of therapeutic cancer vaccine for Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers.
Research Interest: RNAi mediated targeted therapeutics and vaccine delivery with Adeno-associated Virus.
Education:
M.Sc., University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
M.Phil., Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Post-doctoral Fellowship: University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR.

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Scott A. Gruber, M.D.

Scott A. Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, FACS, FCP, FACHE
Title: Chief of Staff at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI and Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs & Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Office Address: John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Chief of Staff (11), 4646 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 1-313-576-3327 (Office), 1-313-576-1991 (Fax)
Email: scott.gruber@va.gov
Specialty: Transplant Surgery
Clinical interest: Kidney and pancreas transplantation
Research Interest: Local immunosuppression; mechanisms of allograft rejection; pharmacology of immunosuppresssants; posttransplant malignancy; composite tissue allografts; nerve and hand transplantation.
Board Certification: Surgery
Education:
B.E.S. (Bioengineering): John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (w/ honors)
M.D.: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (summa cum laude)
Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Ph.D. (Surgery)
Training: Columbia University, NY, NY, postdoc (Yeast molecular biology and genetics)

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Donald W. Weaver, M.D.

Donald W. Weaver, M.D.
Title: Chief of Surgery at Harper University Hospital and Chairman of Department of Surgery & Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine
Office address: Harper Pro, Suite 400, 540 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 1-313-745-4195 (Office), 1-313-745-1873 (Fax)
Email: dweaver@med.wayne.edu
Specialties & Clinical Interests: Colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, endoscopy, lithotripsy, reflux surgery, biliary tract surgery, gall bladder surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, laparoscopic hernia surgery, pancreatic surgery.
Research Interest: Pancreatic surgery, Sphincter Sparing Rectal Surgery
Board Certification: Surgery
Education:
M.D.: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency & Fellowship: General Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Research Members
ogruzdynOksana V. Gruzdyn
B.S., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Involvement Period: 01/2011 – Present
ovgruzdy@med.wayne.edu
Shu Ting KungShu Ting Kung
B.S., Wayne State University School of Medicine Student, Year 4, Detroit, MI
Involvement Period: 02/2012 – 01/2015
skung@med.wayne.edu
Jaskiran KaurJaskiran Kaur
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S)
Govt. Medical College, Patiala, India 2010
Involvement Period: 06/2014 – Present
jkau@med.wayne.edu
Aamer QaziAamer Qazi
Post Doc
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2006
Involvement Period: 04/2007-01/2011 and 08/2014-Present
aqaz@med.wayne.edu
Ebrahem MahmudEbrahem Mahmud
Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Involvement Period: 08/2014 – Present
ebrahem.mahmud@wayne.edu