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Graduate Alumni (PhD and MD/PhD students)

Name Lab PhD Awarded Current Status
Carrie Fitzpatrick Katzen 2003 Associate Professor, Director, Constitutional Cytogenetics and Cytogenomics Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago
Siau Min Fung Katzen 2003 Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics, Vanguard University, California
Shr-Jeng Leu Lau 2003 Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Laboratory Science in Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan.
Tatiana Grzeszkiewicz Lau 2003 MD/PhD Board of Directors, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group; Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Medical Center
Monika Stankiewicz Ackerman 2004 Senior Clinical Research Project Manager, Protocol Development Team, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago
Aleksandra Jovanovic Poole Tyner 2004 Vice President, Research and Development at AIVITA Biomedical
Tanya Bondar Raychaudhuri 2004 Deputy Editor, Blood Cancer Discovery
Abhishek Datta Raychaudhuri 2004 Head, Biologics Drug Discovery, Scholar Rock
Taewon Yoon Raychaudhuri 2004 CEO, Yuhan USA
Amy Jacobs Caffrey 2004 Research Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Vladimir Jovasevic Mokyr 2004 Principal Scientist II, Novartis-NIBR
Gerald Buldak Mirkin 2004 Advanced Lecturer in Biology, Loyola University, Chicago
Andrea Haegebarth Tyner 2005 Senior Vice President, Head of R&D Strategy, Portfolio and Operations, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Berlin, Germany
Cristiane Lin Lau 2005 MD/PhD Physician at Pediatrix Medical Group, Scottsdale, Arizona
Siwanon Jirawatnotai Kiyokawa 2005 Dept of Pharmacology at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Pratibha Khanduri Gudkov (Rosewell Park Cancer Center) 2005 Associate at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, Washington DC
Aatur Singhi Gudkov (Rosewell Park Cancer Center) 2005 Associate Professor of Pathology, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Alexander D. Boiko Gudkov (Rosewell Park Cancer Center) 2005 Assoc. Professor, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
Susanna McRenolds Caffrey 2006 Regulatory Manager and Technical Supervisor, Fertility Genetics, Lone Tree, CO
Ekaterina V. Mirkin Mirkin 2006 Lecturer in Genetics, Tufts University
Jennifer Skeen Hay 2006 Vice President, Custom Services and Support at Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Melissa Dee Laughery Kaplan 2006 Science Teacher, Palo Alto Prep School, Mountain View, CA
IL-Man Kim Costa 2006 Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology, Indiana University
I-Ching Wang Costa 2006 Associate Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Viktor Todorovic Lau 2006 Principal Research Scientist at Discovery Dermatology and Fibrosis at AbbVie
Carrie Franzen Lau 2006 Senior Scientist at Tempus Labs, Inc.
Shalu Shiv Colley 2006 Senior Data Scientist at IBM Watson Health
William Brad Ruzicka Guidotti (Pychiatry) 2006 MD/PhD Research Psychiatrist at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Dario Segura-Peña Lavie 2007 Postdoctoral Scientist at University of Pennsylvania
Nikolina Sekulic Lavie 2007 Group Leader at Norwegian Centre for Molecular Medicine
Sanober Amin Bulun (Northwestern Univ.) 2007 MD/PhD Dermatologist, Dermatology Solutions, Grapevine, Texas
Maher Alayyoubi Gettins 2007 Principal Scientist at Arcturus Therapeutics
Fiona Fenteany Colley 2007 Contract Scientist at Pfizer
George Scaria Katzen 2007 MD/PhD Internal Medicine, Allina Health Nicollet Mall Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
Jayita Sen Caffrey 2007 Associate Director, Clinical Research, ImmunoGen, Inc.
Irina Voineagu Mirkin (Tufts Univ.) 2008 Assoc. Professor, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
Richa Bedi Ackerman 2008 Administrative Laboratory Director, AMITA Health St.Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago
Vladimir Petrovic Tyner 2008 Clinical Biomarkers at Gilead Sciences
Prashanth Bhaskar Hay 2008
Tao Bai Lau 2009 Research Fellowship, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Joon Il Jun Lau 2009 Research Assistant Professor, UIC
Vladislava Juric Lau 2009 Associate Director, Early Discovery Biology at Pionyr Immunotherapeutics
Christine Doyle Ackerman 2009 MD/PhD Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Dupage Medical Group, IL
Evan Osmundson Kiyokawa (Northwestern Univ.) 2009 MD/PhD Assoc. Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, TN
Carmen Dominguez-Brauer Raychaudhuri 2009 Principal Scientist at QIAGEN
Yi-Ju Chen Raychaudhuri 2009 Technology & Resource Development Scientitst, The Jackson Laboratory, Maine
Hyun Jung Park Raychaudhuri 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, England
Tanya Stoyanova Raychaudhuri 2009 Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Marija Kundakovic Grayson (Psychiatry) 2009 Assistant Professor, Fordham University, NY
Chia-Chen Chen Hay 2009 Senior Manager, ScinoPharm Taiwan Ltd
Deepa Sundararajan Hay 2009 Medical Editor at Cactus Communications, Chennai, India
Ivana Tonic Hay 2009 Personalized Healthcare Expert at Roche Farma España, Madrid, Spain
Weihan Zhao Colley 2009 Associate Director, Statictics; AbbVie, IL
Adriana Zimnicka Kaplan 2009 Research Assistant Professor; UIC (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Patrick Brauer Tyner 2010 Senior Scientist, STEMCELL Technologies
Deirdre Foley Colley 2010 Senior Program Manager, Ambys Medicines
Ninh Doan Gettins 2010 MD/PHD Assistant Prof. at University of South Alabama, Department of Neurosurgery
Saugata Hazra Lavie 2010 Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Ming-Fong Lye Lavie 2010 Scientist III; Aldevron
Dragana Kopanja Raychaudhuri 2010 Research Assistant Professor, UIC
Lyne Khair Nakamura 2010 Senior Research Scientist, UMASS Medical School, Worcester, MA
Lakxmi Subramanian Nakamura 2010 Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, England, United Kingdom
Brandon Nicolay Frolov 2010 Director, Head of Pharmacology at Cedilla Therapeutics
Laura Pereira Merrill 2010 Principal Scientist, Patch Biosciences
Fei Yi Merrill 2010 Director of Cell Engineering, Ambys Medicines
Evan Small Mesecar 2010 MD/PhD Emergency Medicine Physician; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Sherwin Abraham Gaponenko 2011 Associate Director, Drug Product, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco, CA
Youngshim Lee Gaponenko 2011 Lecturer; Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Janai R. Carr-Ascher Raychaudhuri 2011 MD/PhD Assistant Professor in Residence, UC Davis Health
Jessica Celigoy Caffrey 2011 Manager of Platform Development Specialists-North America at Sartorius
Jessica Gierut Tyner 2011 Principal Research Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
Ansu Perekatt Tyner 2011 Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology
Sang-min Jeon Hay 2011 Associate Professor; Ajou University, South Korea
Jennifer Kwan Hay 2011 MD/PhD Cardiology Fellow at Yale University School of Medicine
Jennifer McEllin Katzen 2011 Research Assistant, Dissel Lab, Universityof Missouri, Kansas City
Margritte (Mella) Rovani Katzen 2011 Assistant Professor of Biology, at Harper College Palatine, IL
Thomas Wubben Mesecar (Purdue Univ.) 2011 MD/PhD Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan, MI
Marianna Halasi Tyner/Gartel 2012 Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Yu (Eric) Zheng Tyner 2012 Senior Scientist II at Prime Medicine, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Jackson Hoffman Merrill 2012 Biologist, NIEHS, Morrisville, NC
Nilotpal Roy Raychaudhuri 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
Matt Thompson Colley 2012 Life Sciences Management Consultant at Accenture
Kristin Ivy Kaplan 2013 Senior Medical Science Liaison; Global Blood Therapeutics, FL
Mustafa Okur O'Bryan (Pharmacology) 2013 Assistant Researcher, Kheradvar Lab, University of California, Irvine.
Krushna Patra Hay 2013 Assistant Prof. Univ. of Cincinnati, OH
Wan-Ni Yu Hay 2013 Nonclinical unit head, Taiwan Liposome Company
Maoyu Peng Tyner 2013 Scientist, Kite Pharma, Los Angeles, CA
Zebin (Sarah) Wang Raychaudhuri 2013 Clinical Biomarker Director at GSK, Boston, MA
Sumeyye Yar Solaro (Physio. & Biophysics) 2013 Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Researcher & Science Outreach Educator; Genspace, New York City, NY
Joseph Zapater Colley 2013 MD/PhD Endocrinology Fellow, UI Health
Aaron Ambrus Frolov 2013 Assistant Project Scientist, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Mike Beshiri Benevolenskaya 2014 Research fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Ya-Ting Chang Nakamura 2014 Senior Scientist I at Exelixis
Michael Chastkofsky Tyner 2014 Statistical Programmer at Amgen
Tanmay Chavan Gaponenko 2014 Medical Writer, MedVal Scientific Information Services, LLC
Jacob Choi Lau 2014 MD/PhD Oncology Fellow, Northwestern University
Yuka Shimizu Garcia (Univ. of Arizona) 2014 Head of Process Development at Orbsen Therapeutics Limited, Galway, Ireland
Chun-I Wu Merrill 2014 Senior Scientist at SQZ Biotechnologies
Brian Shy Merrill 2015 MD/PhD HS Clinical Instructor, UCSF Cellular Therapy Development Laboratory
Rachel French Simonovic 2015 Field Application Scientist, Agilent Technologies
Kaitlyn Holman Simonovic 2015 Senior Scientist, Research and Development at Abbott
Priya Mathur Tyner 2015 Senior Publications Manager, Immunology-Dermatology at AbbVie
Battuya Bayarmagnai Frolov 2015 Research Scientist at WuXi AppTec
Alexandra Vilkova Benevolenskaya 2015 Medical Science Liaison at Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Kimberly Gao Laffey Ackerman 2016 Postdoctoral Associate; Dept. of Mol. Micorbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Aleksandar Antanasijevic Caffrey 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute
Malgorzata Dobosz-Bartoszek Simonovic 2016 Support Scientist at Cytiva
Dannielle DeWaal Hay 2016 Independent Researchers of America for Conservation
Jane Kim Segev 2016 Director, Medical Strategy, 21GRAMS
Gaurang Bhide Colley 2017 Senior Scientist, Biologics Discovery (Glycobiology at AbbVie)
David Ebenezer Natarajan (Pharmacology) 2017 Senior Scientist, Lab Head, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Akshay Pandey Raychaudhuri 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, Standford Univ.
Shuo Huang Raychaudhuri 2017 Senior Associate, Baidu Ventures
Indira Elangovan Reddy (Pediatrics) 2017
Darren Wozniak Tyner 2017 Senior Consultant, LI-COR Biosciences
Joshua Bernstein Shikano 2017 Senior Scientist at Abbott
Yu (Jenny) Zheng Merrill 2017 MD/PhD Residency: Psychiatry, Northwestern University
Stefanie Kall Lavie 2018 Product Marketing Manager, NanoTemper Technologies, Chicago, IL
Amanda Mennie Nakamura 2018 MD/PhD Residency: Internal Medicine -PSTP University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas TX
Xinyu Chen Hay 2018 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medicine, Stanford University
Matthew Durst Lavie 2019 MD/PhD Resident Physician, Univ. of Toledo Medical Center
Ben Hitchinson Gaponenko 2019 Scientist,Longeveron Inc, Miami, FL:
Matthew Macdougall Merrill 2019 MD/PhD Resident Physician at Stanford University
Ryan Clarke Merrill 2019 CEO, Cellgorithmics, Chicago, IL
Georgina Mancinelli Grippo (Gastroenterology) 2019 Postdoc., Macleod Lab, Univ. of Chicago
Casey Blaha Hay 2020 MD/PhD Residency: Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Majd Ariss Frolov 2020 Scientist, Cell Signaling Technology, Saugus, MA
Adam Didier Nakamura 2020 Microbiome Scientist III, Millipore-Sigma, Chesterfield, MO
Anu Puppala Simonovic 2021 Scientist, Cellgorithmics, Chicago, IL
Alex Terry Hay 2021 MD/PhD Medical School, UIC
Danny Principe Rana (Surgery) 2021 MD/PhD Medical School, UIC
Naiyuan Cheng Lau 2022 Mandatory Military Service (Taiwan)
Milica Gilic Tyner 2022 Postdoc., Kalodimos Lab, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis.
Wanian Alwanian Tyner 2022 Assistant Professor, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Hannah Pennington Kluger Merrill 2022 MD/PhD Medical School, UIC

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