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Alumni


Graduate Students - Ph.D.


Robert Bruckner

Ph.D. 1987

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

rcbruckner@comcast.net


Julie Senecoff

Ph.D. 1987

Program Director, Allied Health Transfer, Manor College, Jenkintown, PA

jsenecoff@manor.edu


Scott Morrical

Ph.D. 1987

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Scott.Morrical@uvm.edu
 


Brian Schutte

Ph.D. 1988

Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, East Lansing, MI 48824

schutteb@msu.edu


Leslie Meyer-Leon

Ph.D. 1989

President, IP Legal Strategies Group P.C., Centerville, MA

LMeyer-Leon@IPLegalStrategies.com


Janet Lindsley

Ph.D. 1989

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

jlindsley@msscc.med.utah.edu


Scott Umlauf

Ph.D. 1990

Director Immunology and Analytical Testing, VaxInnate Corporation


Jongwon Lee

Ph.D. 1990

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Republic of Korea

leejw@cu.ac.kr


Wendy Bedale

Ph.D. 1992

Science Writer, Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

bedale@wisc.edu


Li-chun Huang

Ph.D. 1992

Experienced Group Leader, Project Director and Bioassay Scientist, Genentech, San Francisco Bay Area


Sarita Jain

Ph.D. 1994

Sr. Director, Business Development, XenoPort Inc., Santa Clara, CA

sarita.jain@xenoport.com


Xiao-hong Qian

Ph.D. 1995

President, Certified GeneTool, Inc, Pleasanton CA

brian@cgenetool.com


Lisa Iype

Ph.D. 1995

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA


Kerry MacFarland

Ph.D. 1996

Professor, Colorado State University, Department of Chemistry, Fort Collins, CO


Paul Marrione

Ph.D. 1996

Consultant, Development Quality Engineer, Exact Sciences Middleton, WI


Qun Shan

Ph.D. 1996

Richard Q. Shan, Owner, Quintarabio, Albany, CA

Quintarabio.com
richard.shan@quintarabio.com
Richard.Shan@gmail.com


Alberto Roca

Ph.D. 1997

Executive Director, DiverseScholar, Founder and Editor of MinorityPostdoc.org


Leslie Waite

Ph.D. 1997

Senior Clinical Trainer, Genentech, USA, San Francisco Bay Area


Brian Webb             

Ph.D. 1997

R&D Platform Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rockford, IL and

Adjunct Instructor, Molecular Biology, University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Rockford, IL


Julie (Bork) Schultz

Ph.D. 1998

Research Professional, DHHS/NIH/NIDCD/DIR/LMG/SHG

Julie.Bork@nih.hhs.gov


Tanya Arenson

Ph.D.  1998

Registered Patent Agent, Casimir Jones, S.C., Middleton, WI

taarenson@casimirjones.com


Kevin Rice

Ph.D. 2000

Associate Professor, Colby College, Department of Chemistry, Waterville, ME

kprice@colby.edu


Shelley Lusetti

Ph.D. 2001

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

slusetti@nmsu.edu


Aimee Eggler

Ph.D. 2002

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry Program Villanova University , Villanova, PA

aimee.eggler@villanova.edu


Mara-Eliza Robu

Ph.D. 2002

Instructor, Biological Sciences, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ


President & CEO at Center for Genomic Interpretation, Salt Lake City, UT


Julia Drees

Ph.D. 2006

Scientific Director of Chemistry, Kaiser Permanente, Regional Laboratory, San Francisco Bay Area

Julia.C.Drees@kp.org


Michael Hobbs

Ph.D. 2006

Senior Operational Excellence Manager, Illumina, Madison, WI


Julia Cox

Ph.D. 2007

Patent Agent, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison, WI

jmcox@michaelbest.com


Dennis Harris

Ph.D. 2007

Associate Director, Content Strategy and Outcomes, The Endocrine Society, Washington, DC


Rachel Britt

Ph.D. 2010

Health Specialist, NIH, Washington, DC


Associate Director, Data Management Program, UC Davis Library, Davis, CA


Marielle Eichhorn-Gruenig

Ph.D. 2010

Study Director/Lab Head, Synlab Pharma Institute, Basel, Switzerland


Audrey Klingele

Ph.D. 2011

Senior Scientist, Proteovista, LLC, Madison, WI


Asher Page

Ph.D. 2012

Life Sciences Specialist, L.E.K. Consulting, Boston, MA


Khanh Ngo

Ph.D. 2012

Scientist, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., UCSF, San Francisco, CA


Rose (Byrne) Nash

Ph.D. 2013

Scientist, InDevR, Inc., Boulder, CO


Scientist, PreventionGenetics, Marshfield, WI


TaeJin Kim

Ph.D. 2015

Scientist, Provivo, Inc., Santa Monica, CA


Erin Ronayne

Ph.D. 2015

Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Carlsbad, CA

 


 

 


Postdoctoral Fellows


Sandra Neuendorf

1983-1985

Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Department of Chemistry, Oshkosh, WI 54901

neuendor@uwosh.edu


Cynthia Gates

1986-1988

Regulatory Medical Writer, Biotechnology Greater, Boston Area


Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University, Eberly College of Science, University Park, PA

bfp2@psu.edu


Jong-Il Kim

1985-1993

Professor, Seoul Woman's University, Department of Applied Microbiology, Seoul, Korea

jikim@swu.ac.kr


Sergei Saveliev

1992-2004

R&D Project Leader, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI 

sergei.saveliev@promega.com


Professor, Structural Chemistry lab, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


Jong-Moon Kim

1999-2002


Nami Haruta

2002-2004

Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Genome Dynamics Group, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan


Dmitry Baytin

2005-2007

Molecular Genetics Lab, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, The Russian Academy of Sciences, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, 188300 Russia


Akiko Sakai

2007-2009

Department of Biological Science, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan

asakai@bio.titech.ac.jp


Cedric Norais

2008-2011

Business Development Manager, Enzo Life Sciences, Lyon, France


Stefanie Chen

2012-2016

Teaching Postdoctoral Associate Biotechnology Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Undergraduates


Michael J. Modica

Graduated 2002

Diagnostic Radiology Specialist, Boise, ID


April Jean Schumacher

Graduated 2003

Senior Quality Molecular Biologist at 3M, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Jeffrey John Shaw

Graduated 2003

Senior Research Scientist, Promega Madison, WI


Hamza Guend

Graduated 2004

MD, Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s, Roosevelt Hospital Center


Lena Ho

Graduated 2004

Research Fellow, Bruno Reversade Lab, Institute of Medical Biology, A*Star, Singapore


Hyunji Ryu

Graduated 2004

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Simona Rosu

Graduated 2005

Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH


Michael Ross Goodman

Graduated 2006

Validating Specialist, Scientific Protein Laboratories (SPL), B.S., M.S.


Meng Kwang Marcus Tan

Graduated 2007

Postdoctoral Fellow, A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore


Reece Joseph Goiffon

Graduated 2007

M.D., Ph.D., Internal Medicine Resident, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Michael William Ahn

Graduated 2007

DDS, Dentist, Woodbury, MN


Li Hao

Graduated 2008

Graduate Student, Matthew Bogyo lab, Stanford University School of Medicine


Michael Christopher Popelars

Graduated 2008

DMD, Dentist, MAC Dental, Green Bay, WI


Jae Eun Lee

Graduated 2009

 


Katie Lynn Scarpace Schroeder

Graduated 2009

UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program, Two Rivers, WI


Sarit Aimee Klugman

Graduated 2009

Project Manager, Pharma Services, NeoGenomics Laboratories, Aliso Viejo, CA


Lindsay L. Hamilton

Graduated 2009

Working on Masters in Nursing to be Nurse Practitioner Spring 2014. Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI


Lukas Blackford Bane

Graduated 2010

Graduate Student, Rachelle Gaudet Lab, Harvard University


Joseph Piechura

Graduated 2011

Graduate Student, Erin O’Shea Lab, Harvard University


Ricardo Reyes

Graduated 2011

Senior Business Account Executive, Cox Communications, San Diego, CA


Sang Joon (Michael) Won

Graduated 2012

Graduate Student, Brent Martin lab, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Chemical Biology PhD Program (Started Fall 2013)


Lauren Buckley

Graduated 2012

Founder, LBWell, Milwaukee, WI


Allison Maytag

Graduated 2012

MPH Candidate in Community and Behavioral Health at Colorado School of Public Health


SungHyu Koo

Graduated 2012

Graduate Student, University of Utah at Salt Lake City


Eileen Molzberger

Graduated 2012

Grad Student, Dennis Theile’s lab, Duke University Fall 2013


Xue (Summer) Xia

Graduated 2013

Left Cox lab Fall 2012. As of 2014, Graduate Student, Fengyi Wan, Johns Hopkins University


Mengyuan (Mandy) Zhou

Graduated 2013

Left Cox lab Fall 2012. Graduate Student, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Paul Iglar

Graduated 2013

Pursuing Masters Public Health at UW-Madison. As of October 2013, Lab Assistant, Kendrick Labs, Madison, WI


Tayla Olsen

Graduated 2014

Research Scientist, Andrew Oberst Lab, University of Washington, Department of Immunology


Karina Herlambang

Graduated 2014

Graduate student, Brandeis University,

Biochemistry, Waltham, MA


Staci Baker

Graduated 2015

Student UW-Madison, School of Pharmacy (Transferred Fall 2013 from Biochemistry)


Rachel Dvorak

Graduated 2015

M.D. Ph.D. Student, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


Nicole Romero

Graduated 2015

Working Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Americorps Member, City Year, Boston, then applying for Med School


Mary Menhart

Graduated 2016

Working at Covance for one year then applying for grad school in 2017/2018

 


Yui Chun (Serena) Wan

Graduated 2016

Quality Control Analyst/Research Associate 1, Illumina, Inc., Madison WI


Bowon Joung

Graduated 2016

Will work in Cox lab until Fall 2016


Matthew Ritger                              Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), University of Virginia

Graduated 2017


Laura Sowin                                 Will take gap year in 2017 before applying for medical school in 2018

Graduated 2017



Hannah Robiolio

Graduated 2017

Will take 1-2 years off before applying to med school.  Will take a year or two to work full-time, gain more outside of class experience through volunteering in clinics, job shadowing, and translating for Hispanic patients.