Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Graduate Student / Research Assistant
Lab Phone: 806-414-9329
Mail Address: 1406 S Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79106-1786


Daniela Rolph completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ in 2016. She joined the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences as a PhD student in August of 2016, and is presently working in the laboratory of Dr. Hiranmoy Das with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


  • BS: Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2016

Research Interests:

Daniela’s research in this laboratory focuses on the differentiation of dental pulp-derived stem cells into cells of the osteogenic lineage for use in animal models of osteoporosis for future development of clinically applicable therapeutics.


   Before Admission to GPPS:

  • Mercado-Pimentel ME, Miller C, Rolph DN, Villalobos EF, Dunn AM, Mohan PM, Igarashi S, Liu X, Yrun-Duffy M, Patel NK, Read CM, Francis RH, Lane Al, Murugesh S, Jacob A. Inhibiting p21-Activated Kinase Induces Cell Death in Vestibular Schwannoma and Meningioma via Mitotic Catastrophe. Otology and Neurotology. 2017 Jan;38(1):139-146.

   After Admission to GPPS:

  • Rolph DN, Deb M, Kanji S, Greene CJ, Das M, Joseph M, Aggarwal R, Leblebicioglu B, Das H. Ferutinin directs dental pulp-derived stem cells towards the osteogenic lineage by epigenetically regulating canonical Wnt signaling. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2018 Nov 6. pii: S0925-4439(18)30435-6. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Rolph DN and Das H. Krüppel-Like Factor 2 (KLF2) in Limiting Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis. In: Treatment Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis (pp. 2-43). Telagrana, India: Avid Science; 2017. Book Chapter.
  • Rolph DN, Greene CJ and Das H. Nanofiber Expanded CD34+ Stem Cells as an Alternative for Bone Marrow Transplantation. In: Bone Marrow Transplantation (pp. 2-37). Telagrana, India: Avid Science; 2016. Book Chapter.


  • Daniela Rolph, Moonmoon Deb, Manjusri Das, Suman Kanji, Matthew Joseph, Reeva Aggarwal, Hiranmoy Das. "Ferutinin Activates Dental Pulp-Derived Stem Cells by Epigenetically Regulating the Canonical Wnt Signaling Pathway". Seventeenth Annual Research Days, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX; June 2018.
  • Daniela N Rolph, Carl J Greene, Manjuri Das, Matthew Joseph, Reeva Aggarwal, and Hiranmoy Das. “Directed differentiation of human dental pulp-derived stem cells towards osteogenic lineage using small pharmacological compounds”. Sixteenth Annual Research Days, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Amarillo TX; June 2017.


  • 11/16/2018 "A stem cell-based osteoimmunologic approach for the treatment of osteoporosis" [Oral Qualifying Exam, counted as Seminar credit]
  • 04/11/2018 "Directed Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells for Osteoporosis Therapy"


   Before Admission to GPPS:

  • National Hispanic Scholar, University of Arizona Honors College, Tucson, AZ; 2012-2016.

   After Admission to GPPS:

  • Best Poster Award, Junior Graduate Students, Seventeenth Annual Research Days, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Amarillo, TX; June 2018.
  • Mary Lou Clements-Mann Scholarship, TTUHSC Graduate School in Biomedical Sciences, Fall 2017.


  • Graduate Student Association in Amarillo - Secretary, 2018-2019.
  • Graduate Student Association in Amarillo, 2016-present.
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