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Alumni

Graduate Students

Name Year Graduated Last Known Position Email
Robert Bruckner Ph.D. 1987 Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Julie Senecoff Ph.D. 1987 Program Director, Allied Health Transfer, Manor College, Jenkintown, PA
Scott Morrical Ph.D. 1987 Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Brian Schutte Ph.D. 1988 Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, East Lansing, MI 48824
Leslie Meyer-Leon Ph.D. 1989 President, IP Legal Strategies Group P.C., Centerville, MA
Janet Lindsley Ph.D. 1989 Professor of Biochemistry and Addjunct Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
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
Wendy Bedale Ph.D. 1992 Science Writer, Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Li-chun Huang Ph.D. 1992 Product Development at Tessa Therapeutics Pte Ltd
Sarita Jain Ph.D. 1994 Vice President, Business Development at Coherus Biosciences, Redwood City, CA
Xiao-hong Qian Ph.D. 1995 President, Certified GeneTool, Inc, Pleasanton CA
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 Product Development Scientist, Medical Device Risk, Exact Sciences Middleton, WI
Qun Shan Ph.D. 1996 Richard Q. Shan, Owner, Quintarabio, Albany, CA Quintarabio.com
Alberto Roca Ph.D. 1997 SACNAS - Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
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
Tanya Arenson Ph.D. 1998 Registered Patent Agent, Casimir Jones, S.C., Middleton, WI
Kevin Rice Ph.D. 2000 Associate Professor, Colby College, Department of Chemistry, Waterville, ME
Shelley Lusetti Ph.D. 2001 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Aimee Eggler Ph.D. 2002 Associate Professor, Biochemistry Program Villanova University , Villanova, PA
Mara-Eliza Robu Ph.D. 2002 Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613
Julie Eggington McLachlan Ph.D. 2006 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
Michael Hobbs Ph.D. 2006 Associate Direcctor, Operational Excellence, Illumina, Madison, WI
Julia Cox Ph.D. 2007 Senior Patent Agent, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Madison, WI
Dennis Harris Ph.D. 2007 Associate Director, Content Strategy and Outcomes, The Endocrine Society, Washington, DC
Rachel Britt Ph.D. 2010 Health Specialist and Communications Director, Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC), NIH, Washington, DC
Vessela (Petrova) Ensberg Ph.D. 2010 Associate Director Data Architecture, Data and Digital Scholarship Department, Shields Library, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Marielle Eichhorn-Gruenig Ph.D. 2010 Study Director/Lab Head, Synlab Pharma Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Audrey Klingele Ph.D 2011 Quality Engineer, LGC, Biosearch Technologies, Middleton, WI
Asher Page Ph.D. 2012 Director, Business Development, Cullinan Oncology, Boston, MA
Khanh Ngo (Courtney) Ph.D. 2012 Project Director of Biological Chemistry, Avomeen, Ann Arbor, MI
Rose Byrne-Nash Ph.D. 2013 Scientist, InDevR, Inc., Boulder, CO
Angela (Manlick) Gruber Ph.D. 2014 Scientist, PreventionGenetics, Marshfield, WI
TaeJin Kim Ph.D. 2015 Senior Scientist, Altria, Richmond, VA
Erin (Ronayne) Hinson Ph.D. 2015 Manager of the Manufacturing/Laboratory Automation Group, Illumina, San Diego, CA
Tyler Stanage Ph.D. 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Boulton lab, The Francis Crick Institute, London, England
Steven Bruckbauer Ph.D. 2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, Brandeis University, Bisson Lab
Zachary Romero Ph.D. 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ

Postdoctoral Fellows

Name Dates with Lab Last Known Position Email
Sandra Neuendorf 1983-1985 Retired, Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Department of Chemistry, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Cynthia Gates 1986-1988 Associate Director, Medical Writing at Biogen, Cambridge, MA
B. Franklin Pugh 1987-1988 Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University, Eberly College of Science, University Park, PA
Jong-Il Kim 1985-1993 Professor, Seoul Woman's University, Department of Applied Microbiology, Seoul, Korea
Sergei Saveliev 1992-2004 R&D Project Leader, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI
Koichiro Ishimori 1993-1994 Professor, Faculty of Science, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Jong-Moon Kim 1999-2002
Nami Haruta 2002-2004 Laboratory of Developmental Dynamics, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, 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 Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, Niigata University, Japan
Cedric Norais 2008-2011 Manager, Promega PETAL, France
Stefanie Chen 2012-2016 Assistant Teaching Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Support Staff

Name Dates with Lab Last Known Position
Carol C Pfeffer May 1993 - March 2021 University Services Associate 2

Undergraduates

Name Year Graduated Last Known Position
Michael J. Modica 2002 MD, Radiology, Saint Alphonsus, Boise, ID
April Jean Schumacher 2003 Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
Jeffrey John Shaw 2003 Senior Research Scientist, Promega Madison, WI
Hamza Guend 2004 MD, TriHealth Surgical Institute
Lena Ho 2004 Assistant Professor, Duke, NUS Medical School, Singapore
Hyunji Ryu 2004 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Simona Rosu 2005 Associate Director, STEM Graduate Careers at Syracuse University
Michael Ross Goodman 2006 Validating Specialist, Scientific Protein Laboratories (SPL), B.S., M.S.
Meng Kwang Marcus Tan 2007 Research Manager, Dornier MedTech, Singapore
Reece Joseph Goiffon 2007 M.D., Ph.D., Resident Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Michael William Ahn 2007 DDS, Dentist, Hastings, MN
Li Hao 2008 Research Fellow at Molecular Engineering Lab, A*STAR, Singapore
Michael Christopher Popelars 2008 DMD, Dentist, MAC Dental, Green Bay, WI
Jae Eun Lee 2009
Katie Lynn Scarpace Schroeder 2009 UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program, Two Rivers, WI
Sarit Aimee Klugman 2009 Project Manager, Pharma Services, NeoGenomics Laboratories, Aliso Viejo, CA
Lindsay L. Hamilton 2009 Working on Masters in Nursing to be Nurse Practitioner Spring 2014. Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Lukas Blackford Bane 2010 Strategic Growth Associate, D.E. Shaw Research, New York, NY
Joseph Piechura 2011 Bioinformatics Scientist, Indigo, Cambridge, MA
Ricardo Reyes 2011 Senior Business Account Executive, Cox Communications, San Diego, CA
Sang Joon (Michael) Won 2012 Graduate Student, Brent Martin lab, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Chemical Biology PhD Program (Started Fall 2013)
Lauren Buckley 2012 Founder, LBWell, Milwaukee, WI
Allison Maytag 2012 Research Specialist, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO
SungHyu Koo 2012 Graduate Student, University of Utah at Salt Lake City
Eileen Molzberger 2012 Grad Student, Dennis Theile’s lab, Duke University Fall 2013
Xue (Summer) Xia 2013 Left Cox lab Fall 2012. As of 2014, Graduate Student, Fengyi Wan, Johns Hopkins University
Mengyuan (Mandy) Zhou 2013 Left Cox lab Fall 2012. Graduate Student, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Paul Iglar 2013 Pursuing Masters Public Health at UW-Madison. As of October 2013, Lab Assistant, Kendrick Labs, Madison, WI
Tayla Olsen 2014 Research Technician III/Lab Manager, lab of Anthony Rongvaux, Fred Hutchinson University, Seattle, WA
Karina Saskia Herlambang 2014 Graduate student, Brandeis University, Biochemistry, Waltham, MA
Staci Baker 2015 Pharmacist, Madison, WI
Rachel (Dvorak) Ceron 2015 Ph.D. Student, Neuroscience Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania
Nicole Romero 2015 Working Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Americorps Member, City Year, Boston, then applying for Med School
Mary Menhart 2016 Bioinformatics Masters student at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Yui Chun (Serena) Wan 2016 Working in Cox lab
Bowon Joung 2016 MD program at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, August 2018
Matthew Ritger 2017 Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), University of Virginia
Laura Sowin 2017 Will take gap year in 2017 before applying for medical school in 2018
Hannah Robiolio 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.
Joseph Trimarco 2018 Molecular Genetics and Microbiology PhD Program at Duke University.
Kamya Gopal 2018 Grad School at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Cell and Molecular Biology Department PIBS Program. Fall 2018.
Neema Mbele 2019 Research Intern Cox lab for one year beginning summer 2019
Sarah Thimmesch 2019 Med school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee beginning 08/2019
Illissa Landcaster 2020
Emma Steigerwald 2020 Direct-Entry MSN program at Marquette University. After completing this program, I am planning on continuing on to become a nurse practitioner.
Hope Beyer 2020
Jessica Liu 2021 Working as a CNA and doing volunteering and will continue as I apply to medical school this summer
Abigail Watson 2021 Planning to start a Ph.D. in Biochemistry with Luca Pellegrini's lab at Cambridge