Program Alumni

Below is a listing of some recent graduates from the Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology Ph.D. program.

Name Undergraduate  Institution
Year PhD Conferred
Current Position and
Employer
Danielle Alcéna Voorhees College
2012

Academic Counselor/Graduate Retention Specialist at University of Rochester

Adam Derr Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison 2012 Postdoc
NIH - Neurogenetics Section
Brendaliz Santiago University of Puerto Rico
2012
Postdoc
University of Rochester
Kaisha Gonzalez Inter American University of Puerto Rico
2012
DNA Analyst (Forensic, Kinship, Ancestry, & Infectious Diesases)
DNA Reference Laboratory
San Antonio, TX
Emilio Ortiz Riano University of Chile
2012
Postdoc
University of Rochester
Felix Santiago University of Puerto Rico
2011

Postdoc
University of Texas Medical Branch

 

Maria Arévalo University of Rochester
2011
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Hristina Nedeklovska SUNY Fredonia
2011
Postdoc
University of Rochester
Joanna Touger Olsen 2011 Medical Student
Univerity of Rochester
Keith Olsen 2011 Medical Student
University of Rochester
Mohammad Ashfaqul Alam University of Dhaka
2010
Postdoc
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Kevin Cook University of Buffalo
2010
Postdoc
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Ana Goyos Florida International University
2010
Postdoc
Stanford University
School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
Eric LoVullo Arizona State University
2010
Postdoc
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Elizabeth Sorensen Oberlin College
2010
Postdoc
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Ken Barth Niagara University
2009
Postdoc
Boston University
Boston, MA
Yeissa Chabrier-Rosello University of
Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
2009
Postdoc
Bausch & Lomb
Rochester, NY
Heidi Morales Diaz Florida Internation University
2009
Postdoc
University of California
Santa Barbara
Helen Ngai SUNY Binghamton
2009
Staff Fellow
FDA
Rockville, Maryland
Mark Skasko Clarkson University
2009
Chemist
FDA
Mawadda Al-Naelli Univ. of
Western Ontario
2008
Postdoc
NIH
Thaddeua Carlson Bates College
2008
Postdoc
Wyeth
Boston, MA
Pauline Chugh Millikin University
2008
Research Associate
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Pratima Deshpande Oklahoma State Univ.
2008
Postdoc
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Cindy Duke CUNY City College
2008
Clinical Fellow/Clinical Instructor
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Yale University School of Medicine
Megan Enos Univ. of Rhode Island
2008
Adjunct Professor
University of Kansas
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Shoshana Katzman Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2008
Program Director - Health Sciences at UC Berkeley Extension
Luen-Luen Li National Taiwan University
2008
Postdoc
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Manorville, NY
Paula Menges St. Francis University
2008
Special Agent
FBI
Vanessa Morales-Tirado Univ. of Puerto Rico
2009
Assistant Professor
University of Tenenessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
Fernando Ontiveros National University
of Mexico
2008
Assistant Professor of Biology
St. John Fissher College
Rochester, NY
Darwin Operario University of
California-Davis
2008
Research Associate
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA
Ramil Sapinoro Pacific University
2008
Assistant Professor
of Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
David Simon SUNY Binghamton
2008
Staff Scientist
Strategic Analysis Inc.
Washington, DC
Xiaomin Su South China University of Tehnology
2008
Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center
Byron Au-Yeung University of Rochester
2007
Postdoc
UC San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Amit Lugade Duke University
2007
Postdoc
Roswell Park Cancer Center
Buffalo, NY
Kathlyn Santos University of
Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chemistry & Nuclear Sciences
National Security &Technology
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
Matthew Seavey University of Vermont
2007

Pharmacology Project Leader at
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Greater Philadelphia Area

Nadine VanAlst Rochester Institute
of Technology
2007
Product Development Scientist
Kerry Bio-Science
Norwich, NY
Christine Zanghi Denison University
2007
Resident
Dept. of Anesthesiology
University of Rochester Med Ctr
Christa Chatfield Michigan State University
2006
Assistant Professor of Biologicial Sciences
SUNY - Cortland
Robert Domaoa Boston University
2006
Postdoc
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Jennifer Guess USAF Academy
2006
Assistant Professor of Biology
Director of Faculty Development
USAF Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
Heather Lankes Canisius College
2006
Translational Research Scientist
GOG Statistical & Data Center
Roswell Park Cancer Center
Buffalo, NY
Casey Maguire University of Maine
2006
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Christine Malboeuf University of Rochester
2006
Research Scientist
Broad Institute, MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Kelly Roth SUNY Fredonia
2006
Assistant Professor
Genesee Community College
Arcade Campus Center, NY
Melanie Wellington Brown University
2006
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Jesse Wells Ithaca College
2006
Microbiology Reviewer
FDA
Bethesda, MD
Kyung Hee Yi Wellesley College
2006
Postdoc
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
Zhu Julia Zhen Shandong University
2006
Sr. Manager Corporate Development
Life Technologies
San Diego, CA
Joshua DiNapoli University of
Nevada-Reno
2005
Senior Scientist
Manager Immunology
Sanofi Pasteur
Boston, MA
Anthony Flores University of Wyoming
2005
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor University
Houston, TX
Elizabeth Fozo University of Delaware
2005
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Rick Gillis Montana State University
2005
Scientist
Protolab
Montana
Julia Kaufman SUNY Albany
2005
Research Specialist
Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology
Rockefeller University
New York, NY
Denise Ray New Hartford
B.S.

Patent Agent
Alston & Bird LLP
Research Triangle Park, NC

Jon Raymond, Jon University of Rochester
2005
Sr. Microbiologist
The Dow Chemical Company
Chicago, IL
Jennifer Snyder-Cappione Brandeis University
2005
Director - Flow Cytometry Core Facility
Boston University
Li Yang Beijing Medical University
2005
Sr. Staff Application Scientist
Beckman Coulter
Miami, FL
Tracy Diamond University of Rochester
2004
Biology Program Team Member
Merck Pharm, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
Willis Huang Harvard University
2004
Private Practice - Diagnostic Radiology
Palo Alto, CA
Ping Li University of Brasilia
2004
Sr. Scientist
Medtronic Spine & Biologics
Memphis, TN
Don Nguyen McGill University
2004
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Yale University
Josue Padilla Torres University of Puerto Rico
2004
Dentist - Private Practitioner
Rochester, NY
Servio Ramirez Rochester Institute
of Technology
2004
Assistant Professor
of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
MIchael Turner University of Vermont
2004
Senior Scientist
Genzyme
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ramothea Webster Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. / 2004
Family Medicine Physician
USAF
Norlolk, VA
Kellie Weiss University of Nevada
2004
Patent Attorney, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox, Washington DC

 

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