PDD Alumni

commencementPDD celebrates the achievements of its alumni. This program first admitted students in 2013 and had its first graduates in 2015.

Students have gone on to use their training in academia or the biotechnology industry or pursued additional advanced training.

Use the information below to learn more about PDD alumni and their careers.

2015 - Present
Trainee Year  Current or Last Known Position 
Novera Alam 2017 Clinical Research Scientist, Alkermes
Sara Algeelani 2017 Unavailable
Caroline Appel 2017 Unavailable
Victoria Frank 2017 Research Associate, Agios Pharmaceuticals
Li Lin 2017 Associate Scientist, Biogen
Wendi Ni 2017 Scientific Associate, Novartis
Carolyn Okure 2017 Unavailable
Yunmi Park 2017 In Transition
Sam Saliba 2017 In Transition
Xuzhong Yang 2017 PhD Student, Biomedical Sciences, U Massachusetts Medical School
Vaughn Youngblood 2017 In Transition
Michael Arciprete 2016 Lab Technician III, Sanofi
Tianmeng Chen 2016 PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, U Pittsburgh
Kyle Garnick 2016 PhD Student, U Massachusetts Medical School
Salwa Hafez 2016 PhD Student, Molecular Pharmacology, Brown U
MD Amin Hossain 2016 Staff Scientist, Sanofi
Maria Ibrahim 2016 Research Assistant, MIT
Joshua Oppenheimer 2016 In transition
Timothy Tran 2016 Research Scientist, ReForm Biologics 
Chang Xue 2016 Research Technician, TUSM
Naixin Zhang 2016 PhD Student, U Minnesota
Maulana Empitu 2015 Research Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Bahar Matin 2015 PhD Student, Mass College of Pharmacy
Yuli Qian 2015 PhD Student, Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology, U Florida
Ahmad Sherbini 2015 Lecturer, King AbdulAziz University
Jiayi Wu 2015 PhD Student, Pharmacology, Boston U

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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

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research