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Adam Courtney

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology


University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow (Immunology)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, PhD (Biochemistry)

University of Waterloo, BS (Biochemistry)

Dr. Courtney’s research interests include signal transduction in the immune system, T cell signaling pathways, immunotherapy strategies, protein regulation, and cancer therapeutics.

Graduate Students


Yating (Christina) Zheng

PhD Student (Pharmacology)

China Pharmaceutical University, BS

University of Michigan, MS (Pharmacology)

Charles W. Edmunds Fellowship, 2021

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Claire Shudde

PhD Student (Pharmacology)

Abilene Christian University, BS (Chemistry)

Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (PSTP), 2021

PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in Drug Discovery, 2023

Monica Chanda

PhD Student (Cancer Biology)

Purdue University, BS (Biomedical Engineering)

Purdue University, MS (Biomedical Engineering)

Cancer Biology Training Program, 2021

Rogel Cancer Center TrEC Predoctoral Fellowship, 2022

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Zehui Gu

PhD Student (Pharmacology)

China Pharmaceutical University, BS

University of Michigan, MS (Pharmacology)

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Xinyu Wang

MS Student (Pharmacology)

China Pharmaceutical University, BS


Joseph Serrenho

Research Assistant

Lincoln Memorial University- Harrogate, BS (Chemistry)

University of Michigan, MS (Pharmacology)

Undergraduate Researchers

Elian Ruiz-Arevalo, 2023

Charles Ross Pharmacology Research Fellow


Paola Medina-Cabrera

Post-Bac Researcher (U-M PREP)

Next position: U-M PIBS Cancer Biology PhD Training Program

Taylor Piper 

Research Technician

Undergraduate Researchers

Kaitlyn Kunselman (2021)

Lilliana Trinch (2022)

Rotation Students

Jiayu Wang (Pharmacology) 2020

Monica Bonilla (Cancer Biology) 2020

Brian Tran (Pharmacology) 2019

Shreeya Bakshi (Pharmacology) 2019

Erik Peterson (Cancer Biology) 2019

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