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Alumni - Where Are They Now?

Attention Alumni - Please contact Elizabeth Williams-Velasquez with any updated information.

Below are a listing of graduate students with current positions

2022 Graduates

Kadijah Abston, PhD 

The Sherwin-Williams Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Jasmine Reed, PhD

2021 Graduates

Ashley Rackow, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate at URMC, Rochester, NY

Jakob Gunderson, PhD

Senior Scientific Associate, Charles River Laboratories, Horsham, PA

Ashley Fields, PhD

Toxicologist at FDA, Beltsville MD

Timothy Anderson, PhD

Federal Postdoctoral Fellow at the EPA, North Carolina

Timothy Smyth, PhD

Postdoctoral Trainee at UNC Chapel Hill

Ashley Peppriell, PhD

Toxicologist at ICF, Durham, NC

Keegan Vaughan, PhD

Research Scientist, Shoreline Biosciences, San Diego CA

2020 Graduates

Denise Herr, PhD

Forensic Laboratory Specialist VI, Virginia Department of Forensic Science, Richmond VA

Sarah Phelan, PhD

Scientific Editorial Assistant at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Christina Post, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow at URMC, Rochester, NY

Candace Wong, PhD

Ethicon, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ

2019 Graduates

Keith Morris-Schaffer, PhD

Toxicologist at Exponent, Sacramento, California

Brian Palmer, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kelly Hanson, PhD

Toxicologist at SRC, Syracuse NY

Katrina Jew, PhD

Toxicologist at CTEH, Carlsbad, California

2018 Graduates

Tyler Beach, PhD

Research Scientist at SRI Bioscience, Santa Clara, California

Jessica Meyers, Ph.D.

Staff Toxicologist at iuvo Bioscience, Rush, NY

Parker F. Duffney, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Rochester

Elissa L. Wong, Ph.D.

ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, US Food and Drug Administration

2017 Graduates

Carolyn Klocke, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate at University of California-Davis

Claire McCarthy, Ph.D.

Health Communications Intern, Div. of Cancer Biology at the National Cancer Institute

Jennifer Judge, Ph.D. 

IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan

Shannon Lacy, DVM, MPH, MS, DACVPM, DACVP, Ph.D.

Chief, Pathology Division, Veterinary Services Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Lisa M. Prince, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate at Florida International University

Khatera Rahmani, Ph.D.

Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist/Risk Assessor/Toxicologist at Conagra Brand Foods in Chicago, IL

Michael Rudy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester

2016 Graduates

Emily Resseguie, Ph.D.

Study Director at Envigo

Amanda (Croasdell) Lucchini, Ph.D.

Study Director, Immunology & Immunotoxicology Group at Covance

2015 Graduates

Sage Begolly, Ph.D.

Toxicologist, Dow Chemical Company

John A. Bennett, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow with Charlie Lowenstein, PhD in the Dept of Medicine M&D-Cardiology Div, University of Rochester

Katherine Ringo, Ph.D.

Considering career options

2014 Graduates

Sadie Gorman, Ph.D.

Pursuing an academic position

Allison Greminger, Ph.D.

Toxicologist/ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences

Bethany Winans, Ph.D.

Investigational Toxicologist at NGM Biopharmaceuticals

2013 Graduates

Joshua Allen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist at Battelle

Brittany (Serke) Baisch, Ph.D.

Toxicologist/Sun Products Inc.

Eric Beier, Ph.D.

Toxicologist at the Food and Drug Administration

Bradley Buczynski, Ph.D.

Staff Toxicologist at Charles River Laboratories

Daniel Dever, Ph.D.

Instructor, Dept. of Pediatrics at Stanford University, School of Medicine

John Lapek, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist, Chemical Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry Specialist at Pfizer Inc.

David McMillan, Ph.D.

Toxicologist at the Food and Drug Administration

2012 Graduates

Melissa Badding, Ph.D.


Whitney Christian, Ph.D.

Mng. Principal Toxicologist at Medtronic

Joseph Frasca, Ph.D.

Business Compliance Advisor-Specialty Elastomers at ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Casey Manning, Ph.D.

Sr. Regulatory Specialist at Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company

Chia Thach, Ph.D.

Chemist, Abbott Laboratories

2011 Graduates

Fanny Casado-Pena, Ph.D.

Professor and Research Coordinator at Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru

Jon Holz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/D’youville College

Hsien Ming Kung, Ph.D.

Sr. Toxicologist/ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences

Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.

Postdoc with the Rochester Partnership for Research and Academic Career Training of Deaf Postdoctoral Scholars

Michael Madejczyk, Ph.D.

ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow/US Army Center for Environmental Health Research

Jennifer (Head) Wheeler, Ph.D.

Scientist/Bristol-Myers Squibb

2010 Graduates

David Adenuga, Ph.D.

Advanced. Toxicologist/ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences

Samuel Caito, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist/University of Rochester

2009 Graduates

Jamie (O’Brien) Bernard, Ph.D.

Asst Professor/University of Michigan

Xianglu Han, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Manager/ILSI Research Foundation

Brent Kobielush, Ph.D.

U.S. Regulatory Affairs Manager/Cargill Inc.

Sara (Saperstein) Sebag, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow/Vanderbilt University

Zhengyu Yin, Ph.D.


2008 Graduates

Heather Ferguson, Ph.D.

Manager of Regulatory Affairs/Abbott Laboratories

Na Li, Ph.D.

Pharmacist at the University of Rochester

2007 Graduates

Julian Castaneda, Ph.D.

Veterinary and Facility Director/U of California, San Francisco

Sean Gehen, Ph.D.

Sr. Toxicologist/Dow Agro Sciences

Rosemarie Marchan, Ph.D.

Scientist/Leibniz Research Center, Germany

John Norman, Ph.D.

Associate Toxicologist/ExxonMobil

Erik Rushton, Ph.D.

Senior Toxicologist/LyondellBasell Corp., The Netherlands

Peter Vitiello, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist at Sanford Research

Zhihui Zhong, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor/Sichuan University West China Hospital

2006 Graduates

David Farrer, Ph.D.

Public Health Toxicologist/Oregon Office of Public Health

Carissa Filbrandt-Childs, Ph.D.

Attorney at Law/LeClairRyan

Geniece Lehmann, Ph.D.

Toxicologist/U.S. EPA

Yu Agnes Luo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow/National Institute of Health

Elizabeth Ryan, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor/Colorado State University

Tara (Arndt) Wenger, M.D., Ph.D.

Asst Professor of Pediatrics/Seattle Children's Hospital

2005 Graduates

Donna Wai Ling Lee, Ph.D.

Assoc. Scientist/Genetech Inc.

David Lehmann, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator/U.S. EPA

Pheona Radcliffe, Ph.D.

Sr. Assoc. Scientist/Mondelez International

Jason Roper, Ph.D.

Sr. Research Toxicologist/Dupont Haskell Global Center

Madhuri Singal, Ph.D.

Manager/Respiratory Sciences, Res. Inst. For Fragrance Materials

Mary Williamson, Ph.D.

VP of Scientific Affairs & Laboratory Operations/ACM Global Central Labs