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Profiles of Selected Alumni

Current as of 2021

Derrick McCarthy, PhD

Derrick McCarthy, PhD

Grad Year: 2013
Advisor: Miller, Stephen
Current Position: Associate Director of Platform Enhancements, TCR2 Therapeutics

Elena Brin, PhD

Elena Brin, PhD

Grad Year: 2002
Advisor: Leis, Jonathan
Current Position: Chief Scientific Officer, Athae Bio

Finola Moore, PhD

Finola Moore, PhD

Grad Year: 2010
Advisor: Kiyokawa, Hiroaki
Current Position: Director of Pipeline Research, Immune Oncology, Catamaran Bio

Samuel McBrayer, PhD

Samuel McBrayer, PhD

Grad Year: 2012
Advisor: Rosen, Steven
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

Current as of 2020

Luisa Hiller, PhD

Luisa Hiller, PhD

Grad Year: 2005
Advisor: Haldar
Current Position: Eberly Family Career Development Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Current as of 2019

Alexandra Vrazo, PhD, MPH

Alexandra Vrazo, PhD, MPH

Grad Year: 2012
Advisor: Longnecker
Current Position: Senior HIV/AIDS Clinical Services Advisor, USAID, The Global Health Fellows Program II/ The Public Health Institute

Nehal Gosalia, PhD

Nehal Gosalia, PhD

Grad Year: 2014
Advisor: Harris
Current Position: Associate Director of Genetics, RTW Investments

Scott Baker, PhD

Scott Baker, PhD

Grad Year: 1996
Advisor: Jones
Current Position: Lead Biologist, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Current as of 2018

Ian Mehr, PhD, MBA

Ian Mehr, PhD, MBA

Grad Year: 1998
Advisor: Seifert
Current Position: Head of US Business Development, Kowa Company

Christina Cordero, PhD, MPH

Christina Cordero, PhD, MPH

Grad Year: 2006
Advisor: Satchell
Current Position: Project Director, The Joint Commission

Alyson Fuller, JD, PhD

Alyson Fuller, JD, PhD

Grad Year: 2006
Advisor: Kim, B.S.
Current Position: Vice President of Intellectual Property, Prolacta Bioscience

Shanthi Ganeshan, PhD

Shanthi Ganeshan, PhD

Grad Year: 1997
Advisor: Wolinsky
Current Position: Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs, Glaxo Smith Kline

Sheila Chari, PhD

Sheila Chari, PhD

Grad Year: 2009
Advisor: Winandy
Current Position: Editor in Chief, Cell Stem Cell

Current as of 2017

Derek Applewhite, PhD

Derek Applewhite, PhD

Grad Year: 2007
Advisor: Borisy
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Reed College

Mark Merchant, PhD

Mark Merchant, PhD

Grad Year: 2001
Advisor: Longnecker
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Genentech

Margaret Ruesch, PhD

Margaret Ruesch, PhD

Grad Year: 1998
Advisor: Laimins
Current Position: Vice President, Pfizer

James Dolan, PhD

James Dolan, PhD

Grad Year: 2008
Advisor: Leis
Current Position: Director, Navigant

Daniel Foltz, PhD

Daniel Foltz, PhD

Grad Year: 2001
Advisor: Nye
Current Position: Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH

Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH

Grad Year: 2002
Advisor: Seifert
Current Position: Professor, Vanderbilt University

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