MMS Students Skip Menu All Degrees & Certificates Master of Medical Science Human Pathophysiology & Translational Medicine PhD Clinical Science MS/PhD Translational Research Post-Doctoral Program Scholarly Concentration in Translational Research Vaccinology Track Apply Here Individual Development Plan TemplateStudent ResourcesMMS StudentsContact Us MMS Students Ketan Thanki, MD Close Ketan Thanki, MD Title: Postdoctoral Trainee IVDepartment: Surgery - Adult General Research Francisco Arroyo Almenas, MD Close Francisco Arroyo Almenas, MD Title: Postdoctoral TraineeDepartment: Surgery – Adult General Daniel Popp, MD Close Daniel Popp, MD Title: Postdoctoral Fellow IVDepartment: Surgery – Burn – ShrineDr. Popp received his MD from Medical University of Graz Austria in 2013. After 4 years of clinical training in General and Trauma Surgery in Switzerland and Plastic Surgery in Germany, he received a research scholarship in Burn Care at the Shriners Hospitals for Children and UTMB Galveston. During his fellowship he received the following research awards: Star Research Achievement Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Suprathel Young Investigator Award - PMI Polymedics Innovations, Travel Grant - Austrian Burn Treatment, Research and Prevention Study Group ABUSG. His Master dissertation is entitled "Acute kidney injury related to antibiotic treatment in rats with major burn injury". Evan Ross, MD Close Evan Ross, MD Title: Postdoctoral Trainee IVDepartment: Surgery – Burn – ShrineDr. Evan Ross, MD studies skeletal muscle cellular biology and mitochondrial function in critical surgical illness under the direction of Drs. Steve Wolf, Andy Murton, and Craig Porter. A 2014 graduate of UT Southwestern in Dallas, Dr. Ross completed two years of general surgery residency at the Dell Medical School in Austin before transitioning into full-time research. His current projects focus on the hormonal control of mitochondrial function and the protein synthetic machinery in skeletal muscle cells. Dr. Ross’s interests in the pathophysiological response to injury span the full spectrum from bench to bedside – in addition to his work in muscle cell biology, Dr. Ross has presented work at national meetings on chronic opioid use after injury and was recently awarded a UTMB Center for Large Data Research pilot grant to use administrative data to study the long-term health consequences of burns and other severe trauma. Kevin Hancock, MD Close Kevin Hancock, MD Title: Resident Pgl-3Department: Surgery-General SurgeryKevin Hancock is currently completing two years of research as a T32 fellow during general surgery training at The University of Texas Medical Branch.