The Dewhurst Lab

Lab Alumni:

Past Graduate Students

Name Years as a Graduate Student Current Position
Rahm Gummuluru 1991-1996 Assistant Professor of
Microbiology and Immunology
Boston University
Hongyu Deng 1993-1997 Assistant Professor in Residence
Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
UCLA School of Dentistry
Carrie Dykes 1993-1997 Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Shekema Hodge 1995-1999 Manager
Global Clinical Immunology
Sanofi Pasteur
Pete Hocknell 1997-2002 Senior Scientist
Adnexus Therapeutics
Boston, Massachussetts
Joe Sanchez 1999-2002 Group Leader
Genetics, Virology, and Process Development
Paragon BioServices, Inc.; Baltimore
Julie Richards Gunzler 1999-2002
Graduate (M.D./Ph.D.) student, 1999-2002.
Pediatrician at Pediatricenter, Cleveland, Ohio
Matt Renda 2002-2003 Graduate Student, 2002-03
(comentor w. Bob Bambara)
Research Scientist II, PgxHealth
Ramothea Webster 1999-2004
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY
Servio Ramirez 1999-2004 Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine Temple University
Zhu (Julia) Zhen 2002-2005 Licensing Associate
Industry Relations and
Technology Transfer Office
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Casey Maguire 2001-2006 Postdoctoral fellow
Neuroscience Center
Molecular Neurogenetics Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Heather Lankes 2001-2006
Translational Research Scientist,
GOG Statistical & Data Center
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Christine Zanghi 2003-2006
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Kathlyn Santos-Alfonso 2001-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow
Applied Biology, Chemistry
and Nuclear Sciences Group
National Security and Technology Department
Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory
Ramil Sapinoro 2001-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Rochester
Cindy Duke 2003-2007
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Johns Hopkins University
Ketna Volcy 2005-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania (Fraser lab)

Past Post-Doctoral Trainees

Name Years of Service Current Position
Sheila Dollard 1992-1994 Research Biologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(faculty equivalent)
Steve Fine 1995-1997 Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center; Community Health Network
Nanette van Loon 1994-1997 Assistant Professor
City University of New York (BMCC)
David Skrincosky 1997-2000 Research Director
Worthington Biochemicals
Linda Whetter 1998-2000 Medical/Science Writer
Harsh Bal 1998-2001 Managing Partner at Stem Cell Capital
Mumbai, India
Jay McLaughlin 2000-2001
(comentored with Jean Bidlack)
Assistant Professor
Northeastern University
Xiuqing Wang 2000-2002 Assistant Professor of Biology and Microbiology and Immunology
South Dakota State University
Birgit Bradel-Tretheway 2001-2005 Research Scientist
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Shongshan Fan 2001-2003 Research Scientist
Center for Neurovirology
Temple University
Crisy Sanfilippo Neal 2004-2008 Senior Research Scientist
Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY
Oksana Polesskaya 2006-2009 Research Assistant Professor
University of Rochester

Past Post-Baccalaureate Trainees

Name Years of Service Current Position
Angela Burgess 2003-2004
PREP Trainee
M.D. / Ph. D. Student
New York Medical College
Sol-Marie Rodriguez-Colon 2003-2006
PREP Trainee
M.P.H., Pennsylvania State University
Clinical Research Associate
Penn State College of Medicine/
Hershey Medical Center
Jharon Silva 2007-2009
PREP Trainee
M.D., Ph. D. student
University of Rochester
Odaelys Walwyn 2007-2009
PREP Trainee
Ph. D. student
New York Medical College


Past Undergraduates

Name Years of Service Current Position
Greg Gregory 1999-2000 Ph. D., Northwestern University
Post-Doctoral Fellow,
The Childrens Hospital of Philidelphia
Johanna (Jo) R. Abend 2001-2002 Ph. D. student,
University of Michigan
Natasha Gitgis 2003-2004 Ph. D. student,
University of Pennsylvania
Erin Conway 2004-2005 M.D. student, University of Buffalo
Rumbidzayi Nzara 2007 M.D. / Ph. D. student,
University of Minnesota
Aaron McUmber 2007-2008 Ph. D. student,
University of Colorado at Boulder
Chelsea McGuire 2007-2009 Fulbright Scholar to
Dominican Republic, 2009 - 2010.

Project Title: Fighting HIV in the Dominican Batey: An Opportunity for Community

Directed Change
Stefanie Trop 2007-2009 Ph.D. Student and
Hopkins Sommer Scholar,
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Johns Hopkins University