Program Alumni

Recent Pathways of Human Disease Ph.D. Graduates

2013

Angela Aggrey

Home town: Kumasi, Ghana
B.S., Biochemistry & International Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mentor: Craig Morrell

Angela Aggrey

Nikesha Haynes

Home town: Chaguanas, Trinidad
B.S., Biology, Lincoln University

Mentor: Jacques Robert

Nikesha Haynes

Iawen Hsu

Home town: Taichung County, Taiwan
B.S., Life Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Mentor: Shuyuan Yeh

Iawen Hsu

Chung-Hsuan Shih (Richard)

Home town: Taipei, Taiwan
M.S., Biochemistry, Chang Gung University

Mentor: Christoph Proschel

Chung-Hsuan Shih (Richard)

Jeffrey Malik

Home town: Middle Island, NY
B.S., Biology, SUNY Geneseo

Mentor: James Palis

Jeffrey Malik

Laura Nguyen

My current research is on HIV-1 vaccine development.

Hometown: San Jose, CA
M.S., Immunology, University of California, Davis

Mentor: Baek Kim

Laura Nguyen

Shin-Jen Sean Lin

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Tzu-Hua Dennis Lin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Punsiri Mahendra Colonne

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Harder

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Mercedes Szpunar

MD/PhD Student, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Lin Gao

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Benjamin Frisch

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Scott Peslak

MD/PhD Student, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Dawn Lee

Medical Writer, Scientivity, LLC

Diana Metz-Estrella

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

2011

Mustimbo E.P. Roberts

Postdoctoral Fellow, Translational Sciences, MedImmune, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD

Chiung-Kuei Huang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Jong-Wei Hsu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Rebecca Porter

MD/PhD Student, University of Rochester, Rochester , NY

Meina Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Chun-Wei David Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Boston MA

Eugene Chang

Medical Student, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

2010

Rachel M. Johnston

Instructor, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY and Medical Editor, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Robert D. Bell

Principal Scientist, Neurovascular Biology Lab Head, Pfizer, Cambridge, MA

David A. Dunn

Postdoctoral Fellow, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Jessica Spahn

Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Pramodh Seneviratne

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Kuo-Pao Lai

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Debbie Y. Dao Dang

MD/PhD Student, University of Rochester, Rochester , NY

Jonathan Weber

Consultant Level 3, Simon-Kucher and Partners, Boston, MA

Wen-Lung Ma

Assistant Professor, Clinical Medical Research graduate program, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan and Assistant Researcher at Sex Hormone Research Center (SHRC), China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Su Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

2009

Alicia Augustine
Associate Director for Research, Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Jiann-Jyh Lai
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Ting-Hein Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lung Biology Center, CVRI, Univeristy of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Alayna Loiselle
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

W. W. Shanaka I. Rodrigo
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Jing Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Yu Zhang
Business Development Manager of Strategy and Business Development at Pfizer Investment Co., Ltd., China


Ming Chen

Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2008

Shang-Yi Chiu
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard, Boston, MA

Aimee Johnson
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Cell Biology,University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Pu-Yeh Kan
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Ning-Chun Liu
Senior Fellow, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Amish Naik, MD, PhD
Orthopedics Residency Program, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Pin-Yi Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Hung-Yun Lin
Senior Scientist, DSRD-MA, Pfizer, Inc., Andover, MA

Additional Ph.D. Graduates

Harindra Abeysinghe
Director, Global Regulatory Leader, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, Titusville, NJ

Saleh Altuwaijri
Director, Clinical Labs, Saad Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Stephen Bauer
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine/Pulmonary Critical Care Unit, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Stefan Burde
Sr. Manager, Section Head, Molecular Diagnostics Development at Biomerieux, France

Qin Cao
Resident, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New York University, New York, NY

Yi-Guang Chen
Research Fellow, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Yei-Tsung Chen
Instructor in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Hongbo Chi
Assistant Member, Faculty, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Department of Immunology, Memphis, TN

Kuang-Hsiang Chuang
Sr. Technical Associate, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Christine Clark
Rochester, NY

Heidi Collins
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Loretta Collins
Freelance Science/Medical Writer, Utica, NY

Myra Coppage
Director, Tissue Typing Laboratory, Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Judith Cornejo, MS
MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD

Teifei Dong
Technology Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Hai Ou Duan
Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Elizabeth Evans
Scientist, Vaccinix, Rochester, NY

Antonia Eyssallenne
Pediatrics Resident, Jackson Memorial Hospital,University of Miami, Miami, FL

Xiangrong He
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Urology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Cheng-Lung Hsu
Assistant Professor, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Hu-Chiang Hu
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Yueh-Chiang Hu
Associate Professor, School of Dentistry, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Donald Kulas
Pediatrician, Crownpoint, NM

Yi-Jang Lee
Postdoctoral Associate, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Jigang Li
Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

Rongshan Li
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Hui-Kuan Lin
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Wen-Jye Lin
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Dawn Mazzatti
Research Scientist in Metabolic Health at Unilever, Milton Keynes, UK

Xi Na
Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA

Jing Ni
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Marian Pereira Gaelakis
Research Scientist at Celgene, New York, NY

Thuy Phung
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Mujib Rahman
Research Fellow in Medicine, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Jay Reeder
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Brian Rybarczyk
Lecturer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Erik Sampson
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Karl Scheidweiler
Fellow, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD

Chih-Rong Shyr, Taiwan

Frederick Strathmann
Assistant Professor and Assistant Medical Director of the ToxicologyLaboratory at ARUP Laboratories, University of Utah

Jeffrey Streb
Medical Student, Stonybrook SUNY, Stonybrook, NY

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stonybrook SUNY, Stonybrook, NY

Lung-Kuo Tai
Scientist, Scios, Inc., Fremont, CA

Jihong Tang
Resident, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New York University, New York, NY

Tin-Htwe Thin
Fellow, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Amy Wagner
Fellow, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD

Dakun Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Urology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Liang Wang
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY

Barbara Way
QA Director, Instrumentation Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Shaozhen Xie
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Yan Yang
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Yin Yang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Yung Zoon Yang
Principal Research Scientist, Regeron, Inc., Korea

Donghui Zhang
IRTA Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

Yanqing Zhang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology and Lab Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL