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Lab Alumni


Ryan Baxter  (2013-2016)  MS degree award 2016. Current position: Research Assistant, University of Colorado

Emily Snavely, PhD  (2011-2017)  Current Position: medical microbiology fellow at the University of Utah


Victoria Carpenter, PhD  (2012-2017)  Current Position: Medical Student at University of New Mexico


Sena Bae. PhD  (2013-2017)  Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University


Marcela Kokes, PhD  (2008-2015)  Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University


Yi-Shan Chen, PhD  (2007-2014)  Current Position: Scientist CRISPR Therapeutics


Bidong Nguyen, PhD  (2006-2013)  Current position: Research Scientist, ETH Zurich


Ine Jorgensen, PhD  (2005-2011)  Current position: Medical Science Liason, Interstitial Kung Disease Boehringer Ingelheim


Mark Vignola, PhD  (2003-2009)  Current position: Chief Financial Officer at Applied Therapeutics


Jordan Cocchiaro, PhD  (2003-2008)  Current position: Program Manager at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (Duke Univ.)


Kris Spaeth, PhD  (2002-2008)  Current position: Teaching Professor, Xavier University.



Lee Dolat, PhD  (2016-2022) Current Position: Scientist at Chordoma Foundation

Dustin Middleton, PhD  (2019-2022)  Current Position: Scientist at Baebies


Lauren Davey, PhD  (2018-2022) Current Position: Assistant Professor Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Canada


Victor Ocasio, PhD  (2014-2020)  Current Position: Field Application Scientist, Nexcelom Bioscience


Michitaka Susuki, PhD  (2015-2018)  Current position: Assistant Professor Fukushima Medical University


Barbara Sixt, PhD  (2013-2016)  Current position: Group leader at the Laboratory of Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)


Jeff Barker, PhD  (2009-2015)  Current Position: Senior Scientist II, AbbVie (Worcester, MA)


Joe Dan Dunn, PhD  (2008-2014)  Current position: Research Scientist/Grant and Science writer, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)


Alex Saka, PhD  (2008-2013)  Current position: Assistant Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina


Yadunanda Kumar, PhD  (2003-2009)  Current Position: Director R&D at Tychan Pte Ltd (Singapore)


Sergey Konstantinov, PhD  (2008-2009)  Current Position: Research Scientist, Janssen ID&V, The Netherlands


Terry Dixon, MD/PhD  (Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow) (2005-2006)  Current position: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Medical University of South Carolina.



Per Malkus, PhD, Senior Research Scientist  (2014-2020)

Anton Xavier, Research Analyst and Manager  (2006-2008)

Ozge SheRa Kuddar, Research Analyst  (2018-2021)


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