Kaminsky Defends Thesis Defense
February 10, 2012
Paul Kaminsky with Department Head
and Thesis Chair, Dr. John Engelhardt (left)
Paul Kaminsky successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Friday, February 10, 2012, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. His thesis title was "Focal Adhesion-Kinase Signaling Regulates Highly Productive Transduction of Adeno-Associated Virus Through Integrin-Mediated Endocytosis”. Members of his thesis committee were chair, John Engelhardt from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; Amit Choudhury and Charles Yeaman from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kris Demali, from the Biochemistry Department and Mark Stamnes from the Department of Physiology.
Dr. Kaminsky’s research focused on dissecting mechanisms of rAAV infection for application in gene therapy. Dr. Kaminsky received his B.A. in Biochemistry from Kenyon College and began the MST Program at the University of Iowa in 2005. During research in Dr. Engelhardt’s laboratory, Dr. Kaminsky received a three year NRSA from the National Institutes of Health entitled “Mechanisms of Integrin-Linked Transduction of Recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus”. Immediate future plans include continuing his M.D. training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Congratulations Dr. Kaminsky!