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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

Tyler Bell, PhD

Toxicologist, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Rochester, NY

Connor McGuire, PhD

Toxicologist, Syracuse Research Corporation, Syracuse, NY

Jasmine Reed, PhD

Marine Biology Laboratory, Chicago, IL

 

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

Sarah Phelan Dickinson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA

Denise Herr, PhD

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

Christina Post, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow at URMC, Rochester, NY

Candace Wong, PhD

Toxicologist at 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, PhD

Staff Toxicologist at iuvo Bioscience, Rush, NY

Parker Duffney, PhD

Toxicologist, US EPA, RTP, NC

Elissa Wong, PhD

Biologist, US FDA, Silver Spring, MD

2017 Graduates

Carolyn Klocke, PhD

Research Scientist, Bausch Health Companies, Inc., Rochester, NY

Claire McCarthy, PhD

Health Policy Analyst, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

Jennifer Judge, PhD

IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan

Shannon Lacy, DVM, MPH, MS, DACVPM, DACVP, PhD

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

Lisa M. Prince, PhD

Toxicologist at ICF, Durham, NC

Khatera Rahmani, PhD

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

Michael Rudy, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of CO Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO

2016 Graduates

Emily Resseguie, PhD

Inhalation Toxicologist, Covance, Somerset, NJ

2015 Graduates

Sage Begolly, PhD

Toxicologist, International Flavors & Fragrances, Wilmington, DE

John A. Bennett, PhD

Study Manager, Genewiz, New York, NY

Amanda Croasdell Lucchini, PhD

Science Lead, Labcorp Drug Development, Madison, WI

Katherine Ringo, PhD

Considering career options

2014 Graduates

Sadie (Wheeler) Gorman, PhD

Research Scientist, NYS Dept. of Health, Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment

Allison Greminger, PhD

Toxicologist/ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences

Bethany Winans, PhD

Senior Scientist, Toxicology, CRISPR Therapeutics, Mountain View, CA

2013 Graduates

Joshua Allen, PhD

Toxicologist, Study Director, AmplifyBio, West Jefferson, OH

Brittany (Serke) Baisch, PhD

Regulatory Toxicology Lead, Enko Chem, Mystic, CT

Eric Beier, PhD

Toxicologist at the Food and Drug Administration

Bradley Buczynski, Ph.D.

Scientist/Toxicologist, Sage Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

Samuel Caito, PhD

Asst Professor, Husson University

Daniel Dever, PhD

Head of Discovery Research/Co-Founder, Graphite Bio, San Francisco, CA

John Lapek, PhD

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

David McMillan, PhD

Toxicologist at the Food and Drug Administration

2012 Graduates

Melissa Badding, PhD

Toxicologist/Exponent

Whitney Christian, PhD

Mng. Principal Toxicologist at Medtronic

Joseph Frasca, PhD

Business Compliance Advisor-Specialty Elastomers at ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Casey Manning, PhD

Sr. Regulatory Specialist at Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company

Chia Thach, PhD

Chemist, Abbott Laboratories

2011 Graduates

Fanny Casado-Pena, PhD

Professor and Research Coordinator at Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru

Jon Holz, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Hsien Ming Kung, PhD

Section Head, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Annandale, NJ

Sarah Latchney, PhD

Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Michael Madejczyk, PhD

Toxicologist, US Army Center for Environmental Health Research, Fort Detrick, MD

Jennifer (Head) Wheeler, PhD

Medical Writer, Aclairo, New Brunswick, NJ

2010 Graduates

David Adenuga, PhD

Advanced. Toxicologist/ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences

Samuel Caito, PhD

Staff Scientist/University of Rochester

2009 Graduates

Jamie (O’Brien) Bernard, PhD

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Xianglu Han, PhD

Regulatory Toxicologist, Lanxess Americas, Pittsburgh, PA

Brent Kobielush, PhD

U.S. Regulatory Affairs Manager/Cargill Inc.

Sara Sebag (Saperstein), PhD

Assistant Research Scientist, University of Iowa

Zhengyu Yin, PhD

Director, Global Product Stewardship, Celanese, Irving, TX

2008 Graduates

Heather Ferguson, PhD

President, QRT Consulting Group, LLC, Columbus, OH

Na Li, PhD

Pharmacist at the University of Rochester

2007 Graduates

Julian Castaneda, PhD

Veterinary and Facility Director/U of California, San Francisco

Sean Gehen, PhD

Leader, Global Regulatory Toxicology & Risk, Corteva Agriscience, Indianapolis, IN

Rosemarie Marchan, PhD

Junior Group Leader, IfADo, Germany

John Norman, PhD

Senior Director, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, American Chemistry Council, Washington, DC

Erik Rushton, PhD

Senior Toxicologist/LyondellBasell Corp., The Netherlands

Peter Vitiello, PhD

Associate Professor, University of OK Health Sciences Center

Zhihui Zhong, PhD

Assoc. Professor/Sichuan University West China Hospital

2006 Graduates

David Farrer, PhD

Public Health Toxicologist/Oregon Office of Public Health

Carissa Filbrandt-Childs, PhD

Patent Attorney, Troutman-Pepper, Rochester, NY

Geniece Lehmann, PhD

Toxicologist/U.S. EPA

Yu (Agnes) Luo, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, OH

Elizabeth Ryan, PhD

Associate Professor, Colorado State University, Wellington, CO

Tara (Arndt) Wenger, MD, PhD

Asst Professor of Pediatrics/Seattle Children's Hospital

2005 Graduates

Donna Wai Ling Lee, PhD

Assoc. Scientist/Genetech Inc.

David Lehmann, PhD

Principal Investigator/U.S. EPA

Pheona Radcliffe, PhD

Sr. Assoc. Scientist/Mondelez International

Jason Roper, PhD

Sr. Research Toxicologist/Dupont Haskell Global Center

Madhuri Singal, PhD

Principle Scientist, L’Oreal, Clark, NJ

Mary Williamson, PhD

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