Immunology Alumni

graduatesThe Immunology Program celebrates the achievements of its alumni. Over 170 students have completed the Immunology 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.

Learn more about the careers our alumni pursue below.

2010-Present
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Elizabeth DeRiso 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, Ragon Institute
Alexander Histed 2017 MS, In transition
Nick Macedo 2017 MS, Quality Engineer, Millstone Medical
Michelle Paczosa 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, U Mass Medical School
Bridget Larkin 2017 Scientist, Chimera
Michael Fray 2016 Scientist, Unum Therapeutics
Megan McPhillips 2016 MS, Research Associate, Synlogic Therapeutics
Daniel Ram 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Stephen Schworer 2016 MD, PhD, Resident, Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Guy Surpris 2016 Research Scientist, Pfizer
Daniel Aridgides 2015 MD, PhD, Resident, Internal Medicine, Dartmouth School of Medicine
Ryan Salvador 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH
James Sampson 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Sanofi Pasteur
Michael Ophir 2014 Scientist, Compass Therapeutics
Holly Ponichtera 2014 Director of In Vitro Immunology, Evelo Therapeutics
Jin Qiu 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, AbbVie
Benjamin Umiker 2014 Scientist, Jounce Therapeutics
Juliana Lewis 2013 Technical Sales Consultant, Miltenyi Biotech
Annie Moseman 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH/NIAID
Korynn Stoyanoff 2013 Project Director of STEM, North Shore Community College
Sean Tracy 2013 MD, PhD, Resident, Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Kristine Germar 2012 Scientist, Inovio Pharmaceuticals
David Merritt 2012 Medical leave
Jane Rosen 2012 MD, PhD, Hospitalist, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, IA
Craig Weinkauf 2012 MD, PhD, Fellow, Vascular Surgery, U Arizona
Rosemary Brewka 2011 MS, Unavailable
James Conner 2011 MD, PhD, Assoc Pathologist, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Jared Hawkins 2011 Faculty, Comparative Health Informatics Program, Children's Hosp, Boston
Anastasia Kazimirova 2011 MS, Senior Research Associate, Genocea Biosciences
Yi-Fen Lu 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Meghan Marré 2011 Public Policy Fellow, American Association of Immunologists
Maryam Shansab 2011 Scientist, Novodiax
Patrick Smith 2011 Scientist, Qiagen
Nicholas Sylvain 2011 Instructor, Biology, Dartmouth College
Jennifer Eccleston Magee 2010 In transition
Berri Jacque 2010 Research Asst Professor, TUSM
Mara Shainheit 2010 Asst Professor, Biological Science, Towson U
Jie Yuan 2010 Associate Director II, Head, Asia Business Development & Marketing, WuXi AppTec

 

2000-2009
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Todd Ashworth 2009 Senior Scientist, Pfizer
Barbara Balter 2009 Regulatory Affairs Associate, Vertex
Kacey Caradonna 2009 Project Manager, Seahorse Bioscience
Katherine Cosmopoulos 2009 Senior Scientist, Epizyme
Jin Han 2009 Senior Scientist, Merck Research Laboratory
Ken Nguyen 2009 Modern Combatives Instructor, US Army
Sarah Ok Shin 2009 Asst Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Korea University
Kristin Stephan 2009 Principal Medical Writer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Chia Chi Sun 2009 Scientist I, EMD Serono
Milena de Melo Jorge 2008 Director, Enterprise Solutions, GBI
Vey Hadinoto 2008 Senior Scientist, Immunology, Nutricia Research
Bettina Iliopoulou 2008 Research Scientist, Stanford U
Caleb Lee 2008 MD, PhD, Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, Mt Sinai School of Medicine
Jill Roughan 2008 Founder & Principal Consultant, Sciencia Consulting
Patrick Zana Desgranges 2007 MD, PhD, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Vigilias
Shweta Hakre 2007 In transition
Jyoti Mathur 2007 Technical Advisor, Zoic Capital
Gang Chen 2006 Group Leader EMD Serono
Srimoyee Ghosh 2006 Senior Scientist, Constellation Pharmaceuticals
Mirja Gunthart 2006 At home
Inka Pawlitzky 2006 Senior Scientist, Leica Biosystems
Tatyana Souza 2006 Owner, Coolidge Corner Yoga
Albert Tai 2006 Research Asst Professor, Tufts U School of Medicine
Helena Crowley 2005 MD, PhD, Asst Professor, Pediatric Surgery, U Maryland School of Medicine
Eduardo Finger 2005 Head, R&D, SalamaoZoppi Diagnostics
Mireia Guerau 2005 Asst Professor, Health & Rehab Sciences, Ohio State U Medical Center
Erica Marchlik 2005 Principal Scientist, N-of-One Therapeutics
Michiel Pegtel 2005 Asst Professor, VU U, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Zohar Sachs 2005 MD, PhD, Asst Professor, Medicine, U Minnesota School of Medicine
Michelle Stanton 2005 At home
Linda Baughn 2004 Co-Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic
Pradeep Bista 2004 Senior Scientist, Catabasis Pharmaceuticals
Lauri Laichalk 2004 Unavailable
Karen Rockwell 2004 Independent Biological Sciences Consultant
Theresa Willett 2004 MD, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics/Immunology, Stanford U School of Medicine
Andrew Heilpern 2003 General Manager, Summit Educational Group
Donna Hochberg 2003 Vice President, Health Advances
Jenia Jenab-Wolcott 2003 MD, PhD, Private Practice, Oncology, Drexel Hill, PA
Dennis Keefe 2003 Associate Director, Shire HGT
Henry Lee 2003 MD, PhD, Assoc Professor, Dermatology, Weill Cornell School of Medicine
Changchuin Mao 2003 Scientist, Antagen
Anuradha Raghavan 2003 At home
Mark Ryan 2003 Director, Specialty Testing, University Pathologists, LLC
Catarina Sacristan 2003 Scientific Editor, Cell Press, Trends in Mol Medicine
Neal Golden 2002 Senior Risk Analyst, Food & Safety Service, FDA
Murali Chiravuri 2001 MD, PhD, Private Practice, Cardiology, Fairfield, CT
Maria Denis 2001 CEO, Biomedcode
Luis Fernandez 2001 Biology Teacher, San Rafael High School
Wenda Gao 2001 Owner & Founder, Antagen Institute for Biomedical Research
Bryan Hurley 2001 Asst Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Alexandra Joseph 2001 Consultant, Global Immunology & Biomarkers, Sanofi
Britt Stockton Lee 2001 MD, PhD, At home
Celine Mainville 2001 Research & Development Manager, IDEXX Corp
Stephanie Nelson 2001 Yoga Instructor, The Breathing Space, New Zealand
Robert Seward 2001 Senior Scientist, Perkin-Elmer
Gregory Babcock 2000 Executive Director, Research, Visterra
Urmila Bajpai 2000 Private Practice, Rheumatology
Dawn Gross 2000 MD, PhD, Physician, Palliative Care, U California - San Francisco
Brian Haines 2000 Principal Scientist, Merck
Thomas Luby 2000 Senior Director, New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center
Arash Radfar 2000 MD, PhD, Director, Dermatopathology, MedStar Washington Hospital, Georgetown U

 

1990-1999
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Rahul Jasuja 1999 Managing Director, Biotechnology Research, Noble Life Science Partners
Tracy Schmitz 1999 MD, PhD, Private Practice, Pediatrics, Redmond, WA
Hwei-Fang Tsai 1999 Research Assoc, Graduate Institute of Immunology, National Taiwan U
Laura Baldwin 1998 Information Specialist, MIT
Paul Beresford 1998 VP, Business Development, Biodesix
Scott Brodeur 1998 Principal Scientist, Bristol Myers-Squibb
Lisa Decker 1998 Vice President, Nektar Therapeutics
Dan Liu 1998 Asst Professor, Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine
Nathan Margolis 1998 Commerical Operations Manager, Lallemand
Carl Novina 1998 Assoc Professor, Immunology, Harvard Medical School
Linda Trimble Pestano 1998 Senior Product Lead, miRagen Therapeutics
Robert Underwood 1998 Attorney, McDermott, Will & Emery
Ping-Ning Hsu 1997 Professor & Chair, Graduate Institute of Immunology, National Taiwan U
Christopher Ianelli 1997 Founder & CEO, iSpecimen
Jean Michel LeCerf 1997 Director, ImmunoGen
Emily Miyashita-Lin 1997 Analytical Development Scientist III, Aduro BioTech
Ellen Winchester 1997 MS, Senior Software Engineer, The Broad Institute
Dag Yasui 1997 Project Scientist, U California - Davis
Ami Desai-Mehta 1996 At home
Maria Sikorski 1996 Senior Principal Scientist, CisThera, Inc
Kelly Thome 1996 At home
Elizabeth Whitcomb 1996 Scientist III, HNRCA, Tufts U
Bo Xu 1996 Private Practice, Pathology
Christopher Barry 1995 MD, PhD, Consultant, Mohan Foundation
Chenyeh Chang 1995 MS, Chief Urologist, Nanman Hospital, Taiwan
Christene Huang 1995 Assoc Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Lori Klamen 1995 Scientific Advisor, Medical Affairs, CNS & Metabolic Disorders, Bristol Myers-Squibb
Chandra Mohan 1995 Professor, Biomedical Engineering, U Houston
Elizabeth Scott 1995 Instructor, Immunology, Harvard Medical School
Dagmar Sigurdardottir 1995 Program Coordinator, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Ulrich Beutner 1994 Research Manager, Surgery, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
Yunn-Yi Chen 1994 Professor, Pathology, U California - San Francisco
Christine Rudy 1994 Research Assistant, Nephrology, U Virginia School of Medicine
Li-chun Wang 1994 Student, Postbaccalaureate PreMed Program, Worcester State
Jeongwon Sohn 1993 Professor, Biochemistry, Korea U Medical School, Korea
Ken Ye 1993 Physician, Internal Medicine, Mercy Health Partners
Sharlene Adams 1992 Senior Scientist, ImmunoGen
Silas Chikunguwo 1992 Asst Professor, Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth U
Hee-Yong Chung 1992 Lecturer, Immunology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea
Marie Green 1992 Program Management Executive, Eleven Biotherapeutics
Ramkumar Moorthy 1992 Office Managing Principal, ZS Associates
Theresa O'Keefe 1992 Chief Scientific Officer, Mend Therapies
William Trepicchio 1992 Senior Director, Millennium Pharmaceutical
Richard Wyatt 1992 Professor, Immunology, Scripps Research Institute
John Iacomini 1991 Professor, Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology, TUSM
Susan Kalled-Keller 1991 Senior Director, Discovery Research, Shire HGT
Michelle Kelliher 1991 Professor, Molecular Genetics, UMass Medical School
Martha Merrow 1991 Professor & Chair, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
Robert Numerof 1991 Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, Baxaita
Jennifer Payne 1991 At home
Sumati Rajagopalan 1991 Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID, NIH
Anne Sperling 1991 Assoc Professor, Medicine, U Chicago School of Medicine
Robert Fisher 1990 Project Scientist, Cleveland Clinic
Elizabeth Hurley 1990 Attorney, Biogen Idec
Lalita Ramakrishnan 1990 Professor, Immunology, U Cambridge, UK
Kevin Sheehan 1990 Director, Cellular Therapeutics & Transplantation Laboratory, Stanford U

 

1975-1989
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Gamal Osman 1989 Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Pharos U, Egypt
Dominic Picarella 1989 Director, Pharmacology, Catabasis Pharmaceuticals
Harout DerSimonian 1988 Principal Scientist, XO Ventures
Karen Mann 1988 MD, PhD, Professor, Pathology, Emory U School of Medicine
Steven Swendeman 1988 Scientist, Weill Cornell Medical College
Don Staunton 1987 President & Chief Scientific Officer, CisThera, Inc
Linda Burkly 1985 Distinguished Investigator, BiogenIdec
Barbara Malynn 1985 Project Specialist, U California, San Francisco
Leslie Schiff 1985 Associate Dean, University Curriculum, Professor, Microbiology, U Minnesota
Gloria Vachino 1985 MS, Associate Director, BioScience Academy, Boston U
Linnea Garcia 1984 MS, Pathologist, Private Practice
Peggy Vromen-Gracy 1984 MS, Grant & Contract Administration, U Texas - Arlington
Gerald Waneck 1984 Retired, formerly Professor, School of Medicine & Pharmacy, U Western Australia
Peter Carroll 1983 Attorney, Medlen & Carroll, LLP
Sean Carroll 1983 Professor, Genetics & Molecular Biology, U Wisconsin - Madison, VP Science Education, HHMI
Daniel Gold 1983 President & CEO, Marshall Edwards, Inc
James McIver 1983 Senior Consultant, Biologics Consulting Group
Mindy Tai 1983 Unavailable
Douglas Stafford 1983 Director, Milwaukee Institute of Drug Discovery, U Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Thomas Lalor 1982 Deceased
Chester Andrzejewski 1981 MD, PhD, Director, Transfusion Medicine, Baystate Medical System
Chieh-Yuan Lawn Guo 1981 Scientist, Amgen
Alison Finnegan 1981 Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Rush U Medical Center
Pamela Nakajima 1981 Research Scientist, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Susan Bear 1980 Professor, Biology, Pine Manor College
Peter Brodeur 1980 Assoc Professor, Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology, TUSM
Suzanne Friedman 1980 At home
Richard Ciavarra 1979 Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Jessica Clarke 1979 Prison physician, San Quentin, CA
Philip Morrisey 1979 Manager, Biology Group, Amnis
Margot O'Toole 1979 Translational Medicine Consultant & Senior Director, Genocea Biosciences
Diana DiPadua Yang 1979 Unavailable
Deidre Frey 1978 MS, Unavailable
Judith Pretell 1978 Pathologist, Private Practice
Miguel Stadecker 1975 MD, PhD, Professor, Pathology, Tufts U School of Medicine

 

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February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

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