Genetics Alumni

graduates The Genetics Program was founded in 1994 and its first graduates completed their studies in 1999.  The program is proud of the achievements of its alumni. Over 70 students have completed the Genetics Program since it was founded.

Our alumni hold leadership positions in academic institutions and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Other graduates have gone on to careers in law, communication, and medicine.

See the listings below to learn more about our alumni.

Trainee Year
Current or Last Known Position
Prarthana Khanna 2018  Business Development Associate, Office of Technology Development, Harvard U
Farrah Roy 2018  Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Christopher Benway 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow,  Brigham & Women's Hospital
Sneha Borikar 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Jackson Laboratory
Leah Graham 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Jackson Laboratory
Meagan Montesion 2017 Scientist, Foundation Medicine
Marina Freytsis 2017 Technology Transfer Officer, Children's Hospital, Boston
Surbhi Goel 2017 Scientist, Intellia Therapeutics
Elizabeth Adkins 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, MDI Biological Laboratory
Raka Basu Kong 2016 Manager, Medical Affairs, Tesaro
Wing Yan Leung 2016 In Transition
Gabrielle McDonald 2016 Associate Scientist, Agios
Karyn Austin 2015 MD, PhD, Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center
Emy Chen 2015 MD, PhD, Resident, Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center
Stephanie Pritchard Gilley 2015 MD, PhD, Resident, Pediatrics, U Colorado School of Medicine
Catherine Weindel 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas A & M
Christina Binder 2014 MD, PhD, Resident, Radiation Oncology, Oregon Health Sciences U
Crystal Bryan 2014 Program Coordinator, Randstad Pharma
Caitlin Foley 2014 MD, PhD, Fellow, Gastroenterology, U Pennsylvania
Melissa Donovan Gilbert 2014 Research Associate, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Benjamin Harwood 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts Medical Center
Derick Hoskinson 2014 Variant Classification Scientist, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Sarah Phillips 2014 Science Writer & Editor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Shauna Andersson 2013 MD, PhD, Associate Medical Director, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals
Chi Luo 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard
Sohini Mazumdar 2013 Associate, Clarion Healthcare
Xinxin Sun 2013 Lecturer, Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology, TUSM
Michelle Arya 2012 Research Scientist, Cambridge Biomedical, Inc
Oya CingÓ§z 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia U School of Medicine
Robert Goldstein 2012 MD, PhD, Fellow, Medicine, Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital
Ivana Petrovska 2012 Science Educator, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
S Parker Read 2012 MD, PhD, Fellow, Ophthalmology, U Miami-Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Marcos Salazar 2012 Sales & Marketing Manager, KeraFAST
Rachel Wozniak 2012 MD, PhD, Fellow, Ophthalmology, Flaum Eye Institute, U Rochester
David Greenwald 2011 Director, Business Development & Corporate Partnerships, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Volkan Gunduz 2011 Healthcare Analyst, GlobalData
Elizabeth Kong 2011 Manager, Hall of Human Life, Museum of Science, Boston
Jacqueline Lane 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kris Richardson 2011 Scientist III, HNRCA, Tufts U
Leila Sevigny 2011 Staff Scientist II, Genzyme
Miriam Enos 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Kyle Havens 2010 Scientist II, Bluebird Bio
Andrew Natonson 2010 MS, Fellow, Neurology, Oregon Health & Science U
Ari Rosenbach 2010 MD, PhD, Private Practice, Pediatrics, Albany, NY


Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Christine Fillmore 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Children's Hospital, Boston
Brendan Stuart 2009 MS, Schools on Trails Coordinator, Anchorage Park Foundation
Bonnie Chang 2008 MS, Clinical Social Worker, Boston Medical Center
Peter Cheslock 2008 Quality Control Scientist II, Massachusetts Biological Laboratories; Instructor, U Massachusetts Medical School
Michael Fogel 2008 MD, PhD, Instructor, Medicine, Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Francis Hsiao 2008 MD, PhD, Surgical Dermatologist, California Skin Institute
Maria Lazebnik 2008 Adjunct Asst Professor, Bentley U
Hillel Sims 2008 Director, Science Laboratories, Roxbury Community College
Rebekah Zimmerman 2008 Director of Clinical Genetics, Foundation for the Assessment and Enhancement of Embryonic Competence
Munya Al-Fulaij 2007 Asst Professor, U Kuwait
Kerry Garrity 2007 Assoc Director, Regulatory Science, Bluebird Bio
Alexander Holman 2007 Bioinformatics Engineer, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Yang Wang 2007 Director, Product Discovery, Massachusetts Biological Laboratories
Raymond Mankoski 2006 MD, PhD, Senior Medical Director, Sonovion Pharmaceuticals
Ellen Miller Moriarty 2006 MS, High School Teacher, Lynn, MA
Sohela Shah 2006 Genome Scientist, Ingenuity Web Apps
Swati Achayara 2005 Staff Scientist, Stanford U
Hailing Cheng 2005 Instructor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Jeonghee Cho 2005 Principal Investigator, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Korea
Elizabeth Egan 2005 MD, PhD, Asst Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford U School of Medicine
Tara Love 2005 Clinical Genetics Lead, Qiagen Bioinformatics Division
Kerry Whalen 2005 Scientific Fellow I, Blend Therapeutics
Stephen Berasi 2004 Associate Research Fellow & Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer
Lei Jin 2004 Asst Professor, Immunology & Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College
Irene Min 2004 Research Associate, Cornell U
Susan Schonhoff Sloan 2004 Director, R&D, Visterra
Xi Chen 2003 Research Associate, Stanford U
Karen Muller-Smith 2003 Asst Professor, Biology, U Louisiana - Lafayette
Nicole D'Avirro 2002 Adjunct Faculty, Sacred Heart U
Jennifer Hughes 2002 Research Scientist, Whitehead Institute, MIT
Chi Wang Forster 2001 MS, Attorney, Wang & Grossman, PC
Sarah Boyer Ratsch 2000 Quality Assurance Manager, NuView Systems
Marla Hildebrand-Chae 2000 MS, Principal, Next Generation Images & Madison Floral
Jeffrey Phillips 2000 DVM, PhD, Asst Professor, Oncology & Medical Genetics, U Tennessee - Knoxville
Jessica Anderson 1999 Author
Allison Berg 1999 MS, Senior Scientist, Pfizer


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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development