Biochemistry Alumni

graduatesSince the first student graduated in the early 1950's, more than 120 students have completed their degrees in the Biochemistry Program.

Our students have gone on to a variety of careers, but the majority have gone on to a research-focused postdoctoral training position in either an academic setting or in the biotechnology industry.

Learn more about our alumni below.

2010-Present
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Cecile Rouleau 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard
Andrew Coppage 2015 Consultant, ClearView Health Care Partners
Samuel Stampfer 2015 MD, PhD, Resident, Internal Medicine, Emory School of Medicine
Gizem Uzturk 2015 Clinical Research Associate, Johnson & Johnson, Turkey
Justin Hwang 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Chukwudi Ezeokonkwo 2013
MD, PhD, Senior Clinical Research Associate, Chiltern
Colleen McNamara 2013
Medical Writer, BGB Group
Richard Wong 2013 MD, PhD, Resident, Pathology, U California - San Diego
Scott Ezell 2012 Scientist, Pharmacyclics
Harold Hatch 2012 MS, Scientist, Potenza Therapeutics
Daniel O'Connell 2012 MD, PhD, Investment Manager, Arix Bioscience
Connie Wu 2012 Research Investigator, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research
Paul Everill 2011 Director of Technology, Molecular Rebar Design
Kathryn Heard 2011 Director, Preclinincal Development, Pronutria
Daqin Mao
2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Eric Yang 2011 MD, PhD, Clinical Asst Professor, Pathology, Stanford U
Bodi Zhang 2011 Co-founder & General Manager - Strategy, Thorne Research
Yanni Zhu 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Brandi Davis-Duesenbery 2010 Senior Scientist, Seven Bridges Genomics
Geoffrey Kilili 2010 Commisioner's Fellow, FDA, Office of Regulatory Affairs
Anna Markowska 2010 Senior Research Scientist, Y-mir Genomics
Lawrence Milo, Jr 2010 Analytical Chemist II, Nitto Denko Avecia
Chuong Pham 2010 Scientist, Alliance Pharma
Adam Sowalsky 2010 Investigator, NCI, NIH

 

2000-2009
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Eva Christensen 2009 MD, PhD,  Radiation Oncologist, Aurora Health Care, Two Rivers, WI
Beth Connolly 2009 Business Development & Licensing Manager, Broad Institute
Kevin Jefferies 2009 Scientist, Bluefin Biomedicien
Nicole Neuman 2009 Editor, Trends in Biomedical Science, Cell Press
Yansheng Hao 2008 Research Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Anuradha Kumar 2008 Scientist, Infectious Disease Research Institute, Seattle
Lucia Morstadt 2008 Unavailable
Mun Chun Chan 2007 Research Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Shaida Andrabhi 2006 Asst Professor, U Kashmir, India
Jing Cao 2006 Senior Scientist, Janssen
Manching Ku 2006 Director, NextGen Sequencing Facility, Salk Institute
Andrew Leger 2006 Associate Director, Strategic Alliances, Business Development, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Sarah Poplawski 2006 Associate Director, Oncology Research, Arisaph Pharmaceuticals
Danielle Reese 2006 Director, Information Security, Akamai Technologies
Natalia Ulyanova 2006 Business Development, Extera Partners
Jie Wei 2006 Internship Fellow, Dat Venture
Adrienne Boire 2004 Instructor, Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Elizabeth Bradshaw 2004 Asst Professor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Deborah Denis 2004 Manager, Global Medical Information, EMD Serono
Kristin Haddad 2004 Unavailable
Alan Meisler 2004 MS, Unavailable
Michail Shipitsin 2004 Assoc Director, R&D, Metamark Genetics
Leah Hesse 2003 Program Administrator, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kristiana Kandere-Grzyboska 2003 Research Scientist, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology, S Korea
Jonathan Tward 2003 MD, PhD, Assoc Professor, Radiation Oncology, U Utah
Donald Cullis 2002 Project Leader, Immunetics
G Jonah Rainey 2002 Senior Scientist, Medimmune
Ellen Sampson Moore 2002 At home
Xiaobing Be 2001 Patent Attorney
Kevin Croce 2001 MD, PhD, Asst Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Steffen Helmling 2001 Vice President, Business Development, X-Chem Pharmaceuticals
Elissa Ash 2000 MD, PhD, Director, Center for Memory & Attention Deficient Disorders, Neurology, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Soyoun Kim 2000 Asst Professor, Kyungpook University, Korea
Xiaowei Wang 2000 Asst Professor, Cancer Biology, Washington U School of Medicine

 

1990-1999
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Waleed Hassan
1999 Unavailable
Kevin O'Connor 1999 Asst Professor, Neurology, Yale U School of Medicine
Qing Sheng 1999 Research Assoc, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Heather Shih 1999 Bioanalytics Outsourcing Manager, EMD Serrono
Ekaterina (Kate) Torchilin 1999 Chief Executive Officer, NovaSeek Research
Kim Mendelson Wallenstein
1998 MD, PhD, Asst Professor, Surgery, Upstate Medical U, State U of New York
Min Zeng 1998 MS, Director, Business Operations, Projector PSA
Sharon Cantor 1997 Assoc Professor, Cancer Biology, U Massachusetts Medical School
Charles (Chuck) Farnsworth 1997 Scientist, Cell Signaling Technology
Steven (Jamie) Freedman 1997 MD, PhD, VP, Senior Vice President, Clinical Development, MedImmune
Xuelian Luo 1997 Assoc Professor, Pharmacology & Biophysics, U Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Karen Mullane-Robinson 1997 Senior Advisor, Pfizer
Kelly-Ann Sheppard 1997 Research Investigator, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Sergei Tevosian 1997 Assoc Professor, Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, U Florida
Alakananda Chatterjee
1996 Patent Attorney
Clyde Jones
1996 MS, Senior IT Engineer, Genetech
Elinor Shin 1996 Associate General Counsel & Director of Patent Law, Genentech
Regina Day 1995 Professor, Pharmacology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Renee Emkey 1995 Principal Scientist, Amgen
Patricia (Patty) Holman 1995 Biology Teacher, El Cerrito HS, CA
Steven Howes 1995 Senior Director, Informatics, Pfizer
Jennifer Ratcliffe 1995 MD, PhD, Private Practice, Reproductive Endocrinology, Santa Ana, CA 
Colleen Sweeney 1995 Assoc Professor, U California-Davis
Elizabeth Green
1994 Unavailable
Michael Polymenis
1994 Assoc Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Texas A&M U
Paul Rose 1994 Principal Scientist, Amgen
Monique Yoakim-Turk 1994 Partner, Technology Development Fund, Children's Hospital, Boston
John Andrew Bristol 1993 Vice President, Research & Development, Synthetic Biologics 
Margaret Coutts 1993 Scientist, U California - Irvine
Linda Epstein 1993 Senior Scientist, Amgen
Jennifer Hartigan 1993 Independent Contractor, HighTech Business Solutions
Chichi Huang 1993 Scientific Director, Janssen R & D
Young Jang 1993 Professor, Microbiology, Ajou U, Korea
Karen Kotkow 1993 Senior Global Program Manager, Novartis Translational Clinical Oncology
Barbara LeDuc 1993 Adj Assoc Professor, Phamacology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
James Powers 1993 Affiliate, Tufts Medical Center
Elisabeth Tsilikounas 1993 Director of Operations, Gilead Sciences
Matthew Vincent 1992 Director, Business Development, Ocata Technologies
Dorothy Auth 1991 Attorney, Calwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Stephen Edington 1991 MS,  Unavailable
Garry Handelman 1991 Professor, Nutritional Science, U Massachusetts-Lowell
Judith Nutkis 1991 MS, Producer, Historical Haunts
Bruce Cohen 1990 Global Project Leader, Millennium

Mona Hall

1990 Senior Instructor, Chemistry, Wellesley College

 

1975-1989
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Shauna Farr-Jones 1989 Academic Coordinator III, Anesthesiology, U California - San Francisco
Maria Jorgenson 1989 MD, PhD, Private Practice, Hematology, Yakima, WA
Panicos Papadopoulos 1988 Unavailable
Suwicha (Tim) Chitpatima 1987 Director, International Affairs, Royal Thai Army Medical Department
Margaret van Boldrik 1986 Unavailable
Brenda Neary 1986 Private Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Liza Pon 1986 Professor, Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia U
Marianne Borowski 1985 Retired
Shu-Chun Hsu-Lin 1984 Deceased
Glenn Albrecht 1983 President & CEO, Dios Therapeutics
Jean Cremins 1983 MS, Professor Middlesex Community College
Eileen Lafer 1983 Professor, Biochemistry, U Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
David (Dave) Robison 1983 President, Communication Services, Inc
Robert Desgranges
1982 Unavailable
Bruce Keyt
1982 Chief Scientific Officer, Trellis Bioscience
Robert (Bob) Wolfert
1981 VP, Commercial Test Development, MesoScale Diagnostics
Patricia Andrews 1980 Unavailable
Laurie Feldman
1980 Asst Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Richard (Rich) Siegel
1980 Principal, Rich Siegel Consulting, LLC
Robert DeSchenes 1980 MS, Professor & Chair, Molecular Medicine, U South Florida
Margaret Johnston
1979 Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Health Program
Walter Cantarow 1975
Deceased
Paul Durda
1975 In transition
David Holowka
1975 Senior Scientist, Cornell U

 

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February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

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