Contact

Department

IBMS Physiology/Pharmacology

Petra Jans

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

Hometown
Littleton, Colorado
Lab Association
Susan Mooberry, Ph.D.
Hobbies and Interests
Hiking, Skiing, Choir, and Acappella.


Education

BA, Biochemistry Colorado College - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Awards & Accomplishments

Greehey MD/PhD Endowment Award – 2016-2017
Best Poster Presentation – Faculty Choice – MD/PhD Program Retreat – March 2016
Outstanding Senior Award in Biochemistry – Colorado College – May 2015
William C. Champion Prize in Organic Chemistry – Colorado College – May 2013

Affiliations

American Medical Women’s Association – UTHSCSA Chapter Vice President and Interim President – Jan 2016 thru Jan 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society – May 2015 to Present

News

Graduate Student Symposium in Pharmacology – UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX. – October 2016
Jans, P.E., Schaffer, C.V., Mfuh, A.M., Risinger, A.L., Larinov, O.V. and Mooberry, S.L. – Mechanism of action of trichodermamide B and novel analogs with anti-tumor potential (Abstract for Poster Presentation)
Annual MD/PhD Program Retreat – UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX. – March 2016
Jans, P.E., Schaffer, C.V., Mfuh, A.M., Risinger, A.L., Larinov, O.V. and Mooberry, S.L. – Mechanism of action of trichodermamide B and novel analogs with anti-tumor potential (Abstract for Poster Presentation)
Scientia (University of Chicago Undergraduate Research Journal) – Spring 2015
Jans, P.E. and Fini, M.A. – The role of xanthine oxidoreductase in tumor associated macrophage activation in breast cancer (Abstract for Publication)
Midstates Symposium in Biological Sciences and Psychology – University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. – November 2014
Jans, P.E. and Fini, M.A. – The role of xanthine oxidoreductase in tumor associated macrophage activation in breast cancer (Abstract for Poster Presentation)
Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum – Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. – April 2014
Jans, P.E., Kim, K.M. and Dounay, A. – Design and synthesis of a novel drug for human African trypanosomiasis – (Abstract for Oral Presentation)

Publications

Jans, P.E., Mfuh, A. M., Arman, H. D., Shaffer, C.V., Larionvov, O.V., and Mooberry, S.L. Cytotoxicity and Mechanism of Action of the Marine-Derived Fungal Metabolite Trichodermamide B and Synthetic Analogues J Nat Products. 2017 Mar 24;80(3):676-683. doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b00963. Epub 2017 Jan 4
Ichire, O., Jans, P., Parfenov, G., and Dounay, A. A safe and selective method for reduction of 2-Nitrophenylacetic acid systems to N-Aryl hydroxamic acids using continuous flow hydrogenation. Tetrahedron Lett. 2017, 58, 582-585.