Alumni

 

 

Graduate Students

Ramya Chandrasekaran, 2012-2017, Ph.D. Present position: Scientist, OncoResponse, Inc.

Joe Alvin, 2012-2017, Ph.D. Present position: Scientist, Ventana Medical Systems.

Michelle LaFrance, 2009-2016, Ph.D. Present position: Microbiologist, United States Army 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Command's CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity (CARA) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Ryan Craven, 2011-2015, Ph.D, Present position:  Data scientist at XSOLIS

Nicole Chumbler, 2009-2015, Ph.D. Present position: Postdoctoral fellowship with Deborah Hung, Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute.

Desirée Benefield, 2010-2014, Ph.D. Present position: Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rory Pruitt, 2007-2011, Ph.D. Present position: Postdoctoral fellowship with Thorsten Nürnberger at Tübingen University.

Darren Mushrush, 2007-2011, Ph.D. Present position: Senior Scientist, Flagship Pioneering- VL54, Cambridge MA

Kelly Gangwer Basi, 2006-2010, Ph.D.  Present position: Microbiologist, United States Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense (USAMRICD).

John Schmitt, 2007-2009, MS.  Lead Strategist, Schmitt Consulting Group.

 

Postdoctoral fellows

Michael Sheedlo, Ph.D. 2016-2021. Present position: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Nick Markham, M.D.-Ph.D. 2018-2021. Present position: Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

David Anderson, Ph.D. 2015-2020. Present position: Research Scientist, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Melissa Farrow, Ph.D. 2008-2012. Present position: Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Visiting Scholars

Phyllis Wang, 2019-2020, Present position: Graduate student at CalTech

Pablo Castro, Graduate student from the Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile, summer 2018

Chadi Eltaha, Clinical neonatology fellow, 2014-2016

Diana Lopez-Urena, Graduate student from the University of Costa Rica, summer 2013

Richard Watts, Visiting postdoctoral fellow, 2010

 

Research Assistants

Audrey Thomas, 2019-2021, Present position: Graduate student, New York University

Sarah Bloch Bernard, 2018-2019,  Present position: Graduate student, Vanderbilt University

Kaycei Moton-Melancon, 2017-2018

Matthew Hensen, 2017-2018

Paige Spencer Vega, 2016-2017, Present position: Graduate student, Vanderbilt University

McKenzie King, 2016-2017, Present position: Teach for America, Milwaukee, WI

Stacey Rutherford Seeback, 2010-16, Present position: Scientist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Adarsh Godbole, 2006-08, Present position: Scientist at Novartis, Cambridge MA

Darren Mushrush, 2006-07, Present position: Senior Scientist, Flagship Pioneering- VL54, Cambridge MA

 

Undergraduate Students

Einar Trosdale, summer 2021, Present position: Senior at Grove City College

Kayla Ortiz, 2019-2021, Present position: Research Assistant in the Ramnik Xavier lab at the Broad Institute

Ruth Parsons, summer 2019, NIH- Post-bac program

Donovan Brown, summer 2018, Present position: Research Assistant, VUMC

Isria Jarrett, summer 2018, Present position:  Research Assistant, VUMC

Caroline Stanton, summer 2018, Present position: Graduate student, The Scripps Research Institute

Audrey Thomas, summers 2017 and 2018, Present position: Graduate student, New York University

Erin Uhelski, summer 2017, Medical Technologist- Microbiology, Michigan Medicine

Vu Hong Ai, 2015, Present position: Graduate student, University of Paris

Jonathan Davies, 2015, Present position: Graduate student, Vanderbilt University

Taylor Jones, 2012, Present position: Graduate student, Vanderbilt University

Reed Jones, 2010, Present position: Scientist, Vanderbilt University

Laura Hood, 2009

Michael Cover, 2008, Present position: Physician

Erica Bozeman, 2006-2007, Present position: Scientist at Janssen Pharmaceutical Company

 

High School Students

Ava Williams, summer 2019.  

Rehan Khan, summer 2016, Present position: Undergraduate at Duke University

Sophia Chen, 2016, Present position: Undergraduate at Northwestern University

Taylor Jones, summer 2011, Present position: Graduate student, Vanderbilt University