Molecular Microbiology Alumni

graduatesThe program has awarded the PhD degree to more than 170 doctoral students.

Graduates from the program have obtained positions at prestigious academic, governmental, and industrial institutions and include a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, a Pew Scholar, and a vice president of a biotechnology corporation.

Among the graduates are many faculty members, most of whom are tenured or on tenure-track. Many others hold senior-level positions at pharmaceutical or biotechnology firms. Others have gone on to obtain MD, DVM, DMD or JD degrees.

Learn more about where our alumni are and what they are doing below.

2010-Present
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Heidi Burke 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, Sanofi Genzyme
Minmin Yen 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, TUSM
Eleanor Fleming 2016 In Transition
Erin Green 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt
Seblewongel Asrat 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Neeru Bhardwaj 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Gilead Sciences
Neil Greene 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Andrew Hempstead 2015 Bacteriologist, Massachusetts Department of Health
Jenifer Hogan 2015 At home
Julia Keith 2015 Associate, RA Capital Management
Brian Klein 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Forsyth Institute
Stephanie Mitchell 2015 Clinical Microbiology Fellow, U Pennsylvania Health System
Rebecca Walsh 2015 Freelance Science Writer
Evan Bradley 2014 MD/PhD, Resident, Emergency Medicine, U Massachusetts Medical School
Dennise de Jesús-Diaz 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH/NIAID
EmilyKate McDonough 2014 Freelance Science Filmmaker
Jared Pitts 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Arpana Sood 2014 Consultant, R&D Pipeline Publications
Faith Wallace-Gadsden 2014 Managing Director, Archimedes Project
Tayla Davis 2013 High School Science Teacher
Jessica Silverman 2013 ASM Burroughs Wellcome Fund Science Teaching Fellow, ASM
Whitney Amyot Viana  2012 Senior Consultant, Putnam Associates
Dana Harmon 2012 Lecturer, California State U - Northridge
Jessica Pierce 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH/NIDDK
Pubali Banerjee 2011 Senior Associate Scientist, Biogen
Debaditya Bhattacharya 2011 Senior Scientist & Project Lead, Aura Biosciences
Enrique Durand 2011 Biology Teacher, Snowdon International School
Jamie Henzy 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston College
Monica Hui 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, New York U
Brian Meehan 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Robbie Narang 2011 Scientist III & Project Lead, IntelliCyt Corp
Kieran Pechter 2011 Exome Sequencing Analyst, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Katherine Price 2011 Instructor, Dartmouth College
Julia Wildschutte  2011 Asst Professor, Biology, Bowling Green State U
Styliani (Stella) Antonara 2010 Assoc Director of Microbiology & Immunoserology, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Hector Martinez-Wilson 2010  MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist, Anesthesia Consultants of California Medical Group, San Diego, CA
Sina Mohammedi 2010 Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Novartis
Eric Nelson 2010  MD, PhD, Asst Professor, Environmental & Global Health, School of Public Health, U Florida
Paola Zucchi 2010 Research Assistant, Northeastern U

 

2000-2009
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Lori Bourassa 2009 Clinical & Public Health Microbiology Fellow, U Washington
Mingyu Liu 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Astrazeneca
Charlotte Majerczyk 2009 Freelance Medical Writer
Deborah McGhee Breiner 2009 MS, Lab Manager, Cambridge U, UK
Timothy Montminy 2009 Lecturer, Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire
Jason Pratt 2009 Director, Molecular Biology, Blue Sky Biotech
Michael Fisher 2008  Asst Professor, Southern Connecticut State College
Julianna Lemieux 2008 Writer, American Council on Science & Health
Vicki Losick 2008 Asst Professor, MDI Biological Laboratory
Melisa Medrano 2008 Senior Recruiter, Gilead Sciences
Meghna Mittal 2008 At home
Diem Nguyen 2008  MS, Fellow, Organismal Biology, U Uppsala, Sweden
Jared Nordman 2008 Asst Professor, Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt U
Warangkhana Songsungthong 2008 Scientist, National Ctr for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, Thailand
Anuradha Villapakkam 2008 RJ Radio Jockey, Radio Zindig
Chae-ryun Yi 2008 Dental Student, Tufts U School of Dental Medicine
Christopher Brigham 2007 Asst Professor, Bioengineering,  U Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Mara Gladstone Holinger 2007 Director, Regulatory Affairs, CBR International
Zhiru Li 2007 Research Scientist, NE Biolabs
Joeli Marrero 2007 Freelance Science Writer
Melissa McCoy 2007 NEPA Reviewer, US EPA, Region 8
Daniel Negusse 2007 Pharmacist, Walgreens
Joan Miquel Balada-Llasat 2006 Asst Professor, Pathology, Ohio State U
Lian-Ee Ch'ng 2006 Laboratory Manager, MIT
Grace Leung 2006 Licensing Manager, Partners Health Care
Lauren Logsdon 2006 Owner, Woodland Babies
Miriam Quinones 2006 Computational Molecular Biologist & On-Site Assistant NIH, Medical Sciences & Computing, Inc
Alisa Serio 2006 Manager, Clinical Microbiology, Achaogen
Ka-Wing Wong 2006
Youth Principal Investigator, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, Fudan U, China
Susan Butler-Wu 2005 Assoc Professor, Clinical Microbiology, U Southern California
Cromwell Cornillez-Ty 2005 Investment Advisor Representative, STEM Financial
Robert Shivers 2005 Manager, Microbiology, T2 Systems
Anna Tischler 2005 Asst Professor, Microbiology, U Minnesota
Marcelo Vinces 2005 Director, Center for Learning, Education and Research in the Sciences, Oberlin College
Anthony Baughn 2004 Asst Professor, Microbiology, U Minnesota
John Beaber 2004 Director, Advanced Platform Research, Intrexon
Jeralyn Haraldson 2004 Grant Proposal Manager, OVPR, U Vermont
Kathryn Huber 2004 MD, PhD, Asst Professor, Radiation Oncology, Tufts U School of Medicine
Rebecca Kamieniecki 2004 At home
Brendan O'Malley 2004 Attorney, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Shuji Sato 2004 Group Leader, Cell Signaling Technology
Christopher Tipper 2004 Senior Scientist, Dimension Therapeutics
Michael Angelichio 2003 Research Scientist I, IDEXX
Gloria Conover 2003 Senior Research Scientist, Texas A&M U
David Hava 2003 Chief Scientific Officer, Pulmatrix
Robert Shanks 2003 Assoc Professor, Ophthalmology, U Pittsburgh
Yanfen Guan 2002 MS, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck
Benedict Kemp 2002 Instructor, Marquette U
Regina Park 2002 Research Scientist, PKC
Swee Kee Wong 2002 In transition
Stefan Gross 2001 Associate Director, Enzymology, Agios Pharmaceuticals
Sang Ho Lee 2001 Associate Principal Scientist, Merck
Manoja Lecamwasam 2001 Senior Director, Intellectual Property & Strategic Innovation, Dignity Health
D Scott Merrell 2001 Assoc Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Uniformed Services U of the Health Sciences
Carl Reid 2001 Head, Vertex Learning Lab & Science Education
Michael Alrutz 2000 Senior VP & General Counsel, Chimerix, Inc
Ashita Doshi 2000 Attorney, Life Technologies
Nishita Doshi 2000 Attorney, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Li Gong 2000 Research Scientist, Pharmacogenetics Knowledge Base, PharmGKB
Gideon Scott Gordon 2000 Director, eHealth, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Elizabeth Joyce 2000 Asst Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, U California - San Francisco
Jonathan Schimmel 2000 VP, Global Support & Sales Operations, 10x Genomics
Yixin Tang 2000 Attorney, Amin Talati & Upadhye
David Warren 2000 In transition
Haobo Zhou 2000 Physician, Nephrology, Kaiser Permanente

 

1990-1999

Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Helene Andrews-Polymenis 1999 Assoc Prof, Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Texas A&M U
Jonathan Aschoff 1999 Managing Director & Analyst, Brean Capital
Joanne Barnes Weidhaas 1999 MD, PhD, Professor & Director, Translational Research, Vice Chair, Molecular & Cellular Oncology, UCLA
Rebecca Boumil 1999 Research Scientist, The Jackson Laboratory
John Strasswimmer 1999 MD, PhD, Private Practice, Dermatology, Delray Beach, FL
Kerry Swift 1999 MS, Technology Licensing Officer, U Vermont
Yihui Elina Tang 1999 MS, Asst Professor, Marketing, Illinois State U
Jean Jing Zhao 1999 Professor, Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
Douglas Brown 1998 Dean, Science & Math, Massasoit Community College
Heather Cook 1998 Assoc Professor, Biological Science, Wagner College
Welkin Johnson 1998 Professor & Chair, Biology, Boston College
Eric Krukonis 1998 Assoc Professor, Biomedical & Diagnostic Sciences, U Detroit School of Dentistry
Ruchi Newman 1998 Research Specialist, Ragon Institute
Glen Raffel 1998 MD, PhD, Assoc Prof, Medicine, U Massachusetts Medical School
Carol Bascom-Slack 1997 Research Asst Professor, TUSM
Amy Youxu Yang 1997 Health Scientist/Scientific Program Officer, CDC
Martha Grossel 1996 Professor, Biology, Connecticut College
Swati Patankar 1996 Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Igor Slobodkin 1996 Deceased
Sorab Dalal 1995 Scientific Officer E, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre
Simon Dillon 1995 Director, Proteomics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ole Gjoerup 1995 Senior Scientist, Dana Farber Cancer Inst
Veronica Godoy-Carter 1995 Assoc Professor, Microbiology, Northeastern U
Shenfang Jin 1995 Senior Director, Biology, Agios Pharmaceuticals
Susannah Rankin 1995 Assoc Member, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Lyle Ross 1995 VP, New Life Era Insurance
Anne Skvorak Giersch 1995 Asst Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Karen Berger 1994 RN, Utilization Management, San Francisco General Hospital
Gerald Marsischky 1994 Research Associate, Harvard Medical School
Cynthia Murphy Grondin 1994 Biocurator, Toxicogenomics Database
Michele Shuster 1994 Assoc Professor, New Mexico State U
Elizabeth Szechenyi Withers-Ward 1994 Writer & Editor, AlphaHelix
Shilpi Banerjee 1993 Chief IP Counsel, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Stuart Brown 1993 Senior Consultant, Edgewater Consulting
Jie Chen 1993 Unavailable
Leisa Pangier Heineman 1993 MS, Veterinary Surgeon
Frank Slack 1993 Professor, Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Sung Ok Yoon 1993 Assoc Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, Ohio State U
Marina Dembinska 1992 MS, International Project Manager, Clinical Operations,  Institut de Recherche Internationale Servier, France
Cathy Wensley 1992 Elementary School Teacher
Jenifer Coburn 1991 Professor, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
Peggy Hopper 1991 Unavailable
Solomon Langerman 1991 Senior VP & CSO, Ampimmune
Amanda Swain 1991 Team Leader, Institute for Cancer Research, Mill Hill
Frederick Whipple 1991 Principal, New Biology Resources
Elaine Buchert Sale 1990 Chief Patent Counsel, Argos Therapeutics
Alan Engelman 1990 Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Steven Hecht 1990 Deceased
Fariba Houman 1990 Compliance Officer, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Young Lee 1990 Lecturer, Yonsei U
Eric Rubin 1990 MD, PhD, Professor, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
Peter Rahaim 1990 Unavailable

 

1980-1989
 
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Dian Bohannon 1989 At home
Subramony Mahadevan 1989 Professor, Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics, Indian Institute of Science
Constantinos (Kostas) Mathiopoulos 1989 Professor, Molecular Biology U Thessaly, Greece
Sing Rong 1989 Research Director, Zoetis
Chu-Chih Shih 1989 Unavailable
Robert Huebner 1988 Principal Consultant, Latham BioPharm Group
Julie Bernstein 1986 Unavailable
Steven Herman 1986 Director, Diagnostics Development, Roche Molecular Systems
Charles Hoffman 1986 Professor, Biology, Boston College
Jeffrey Miller 1986 Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA
Pamela Norton 1986 Assoc Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Drexel U College of Medicine
Robert Braun 1985 Senior Scientific Advisor to the President, Professor of Human Genetics, The Jackson Laboratory
Caroline Donnelly 1985 At home
Michael O'Connor 1985 Professor & Chair, Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, U Minnesota
Brion Mermer 1984 Senior Scientist, Alere
Mark Rosenkrantz 1984 Senior Programmer & Analyst, Magellan Health
Susan Voynow 1984 Senior Executive Coach, Terry Hildebrant, Inc
Ann Reynolds 1983 Shared Resources Manager, Library, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Kathleen Conklin 1982 Assoc Professor, Genetics, U Minnesota
Jeffrey Felton 1981 Professor, Microbiology, Western U of Health Sciences
William Hendrickson 1981 Assoc Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, U Illinois-Chicago
John Kilbane 1981 Professor, Biology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Donald Oliver 1980 Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Wesleyan U
Nancy Schaus 1980 Scientist, Eli Lily, Retired

 

1965-1979
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Arthur Donohue-Rolfe 1979 Assoc Professor & Chair Emeritus, Biomedical Sciences, Tufts Veterinary School
Susan Ely 1978 Asst Dean of Admissions, Student Affairs & Outreach, Cal State Northridge
Susan Fisher 1978 Professor, Microbiology, Boston U School of Medicine
Barbara Young Bram 1977 In transition
Marcia Osburne 1977 Senior Research Associate, TUSM
David Rothstein 1977 Biotechnology Consultant, Daniel Rothstein Consulting, LLC
Suzy Torti 1977 Professor, Molecular Microbiology, U Connecticut Health Science Center
Daphne Blumberg 1976 Assoc Professor, Biological Sciences, U Maryland - Baltimore County
Michael McConnell 1976 Professor Emeritus, Biology, Point Loma Nazarene U
Gail Willsky 1976 Assoc Professor, Biochemistry, State U NY - Buffalo
Barbara Beck 1975 Principal, Gradient Corp
Patricia McDaniels 1975 MS, Senior Counsel, BASF
Lynn Silver 1975 Owner, LL Silver Consulting
Judith Silverstein 1975 Life Coach, State of Mind Products & Clinical Psychologist
Charles Van Beveren 1974 QA Regulatory Affairs Manager, Ajinomoto Althea
Robert Bennett 1972 Unavailable
Trudy Morrison 1972 Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, UMass Medical School
Miriam Susskind 1972 Professor, Biological Sciences, U Southern California
Elizabeth Green Sah 1971 American Representative, BiotechEast
Maxine Linial 1970 Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Ramamirtha Jayaraman 1970 Professor, Molecular Biology, Madurai Kamaraj U, India, Retired
Howard Singer 1970 Professor, Biology, NJ City U
Allen Wais 1970 Senior Lecturer, Basic Medical Sciences, U West Indies
Janet Thorndike 1969 Retired
Teresa Wu 1968 Medical Office, Division of Antiviral Products, FDA, Retired
David Trilling 1967 Unavailable
William Kelly 1965 Senior Director, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Retired

 

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February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

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