Featured Past Lab Members
Former Graduate/Dental Students
Dr. Ralee Spooner
Dr. Ralee Spooner, a lieutenant officer in the US Navy and graduate student in Dr. Yilmaz's lab, successfully defended his Masters in Dental Sciences Degree in May 2019 at MUSC, and also completed his residency degree in MUSC's periodontics department as chief resident.
Currently, a Lieutenant and periodontist at Dental Corps, United States Navy.
Kyulim Lee is a former DMD/PhD Student (University of Florida), NIH F30 awardee, and adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Florida.
Currently, a pediatric dentist at Ohio State University/Nation-wide Children's Hospital.
Dr. Carolina Jermanus
Dr. Carolina Jermanus is a former DMD/MS Student (University of Florida).
Currently, a Board-certified private-practice periodontist in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Former Faculty/Postdoctoral Trainees
Dr. ChulHee Choi, PhD
Former Post-doctoral associate and Research Assistant Professor.
Currently, an Associate Professor at Chungam University, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, South Korea
Dr. Kalina Atanasova, DVM, PhD
Former Post-doctoral Associate.
Currently, Dr. Kalina Atanasova is a Biological Scientist in the Biological Chemistry Department of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida.
Dr. Jungnam Lee, PhD
Former Post-doctoral Associate and Research Assistant Professor.
Currently, Dr. Jungnam Lee is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at the University of Florida.
Dr. Je Chul Lee, MD, PhD
Former visiting Professor
Currently, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea
Dr. Ana Carolina Morandini Ramos, DDS, PhD
Former FAPESP Post-Doctoral Fellow, Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru. Universidade de São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil
Currently, an Assistant Professor, University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugani School of Dentistry