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2018 Graduates

Kristin Arvola, MS
Kristine Arvola, MS
MS Advisor: Dr. Sarah Bondos
Ramesh Gunaratna, PhD
Ramesh Gunaratna, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher- Dr. Yibin Kang’s lab
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
PhD Advisor: Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young
Kathy Scienski
Kathy Scienski, MS
Research Specialist
MU Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
MS Advisor: Dr. Clare Gill

2017 Graduates

Jade M. Benjamin, PhD
Jade M. Benjamin, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Lieber Institute for Brain Development
Baltimore, Maryland
PhD Advisor: Dr. Scott Dindot
Courtney M. Caster, MS
Courtney M. Caster, MS
Researcher-Dr. Paul Hardin Lab
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
MS Advisor: Dr. Paul Hardin
Kelly A. Churion, PhD
Kelly A. Churion, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
PhD Advisor: Dr. Sarah Bondos
Camille L. Duran, PhD
Camille L. Duran, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher-Dr. Condeelis’ Lab
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
PhD Advisor: Dr. Kayla Bayless
Michelle M. Gorman, MS
Michelle M. Gorman, MS
QA Microbiology Technician
Sage Products
Byron, Michigan
MS Advisor: Dr. Deborah Threadgill
Josie L. Hilley, PhD
Josie L. Hilley, PhD
PhD Advisor: Dr. John Mullet
Meghan N. Kinder, MS
Meghan N. Kinder, MS
Biology Professor
Blinn College
Bryan, Texas
MS Advisor: Dr. Deborah Threadgill
Matthew Littlejohn, MS
Matthew Littlejohn, MS
Data Scientist
Accenture
Austin, Texas
MS Advisor: Dr. Alan Pepper
Ashley J. Mattison, PhD
Ashley J. Mattison, PhD
Adjunct Professor
University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
PhD Advisor: Dr. John Mullet
Ryan F. McCormick, PhD
Ryan F. McCormick, PhD
Research Scientist
DuPont Pioneer
Johnston, Iowa
PhD Advisor: Dr. John Mullet
Hilary A. Scott, PhD
Hilary A. Scott, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ocular Genomics Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Reed M. Stubbendieck, PhD
Reed M. Stubbendieck, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate-Dr. Currie Lab
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
PhD Advisor: Dr. Paul Straight
Sandra K. Truong, PhD
Sandra K. Truong, PhD
Research Scientist
DuPont Pioneer
Johnston, Iowa
PhD Advisor: Dr. John Mullet
Nancy J. Wahl, PhD
Nancy J. Wahl, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher- Dr. Johnson & Dr. Thomson Labs
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
PhD Advisor: Dr. Seth Murray
Cassandra D. Wilson, MS
Cassandra D. Wilson, MS
Territory Manager- Vaccines Division
Pfizer
Dallas, TX
MS Advisor: Dr. Jim Hu
Ahmet E. Yavuz, PhD
Ahmet E. Yavuz, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher-Dr. Wang Lab
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Hubert Amrein

2016 Graduates

Stephen Z. Caster, PhD
Stephen Z. Caster, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher-Dr. Rosbash Lab
Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
PhD Advisor: Dr. Deborah Bell-Pedersen
Erika D. Downey-Slinker, PhD
Erika D. Downey-Slinker, PhD
Research Scientist Clinical Trials
Elanco Animal Health
Larchwood, Iowa
PhD Advisors: Dr. Loren Skow & Dr. Andy Herring
Victor C. Mason, PhD
Victor C. Mason, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Bern University 
Bern, Switzerland
PhD Advisor: Dr. William Murphy

2015 Graduates

Catherine M. Bush, PhD
Catherine M. Bush, PhD
PhD Advisor: Dr. James Womack
Lauren K. Dobson, PhD
Lauren K. Dobson, PhD
Laboratory Manager/Post Doc Research Associate
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. James Derr
Daniel L. Genung, MS
Daniel L. Genung, MS
Database Manager
NC State Tree Improvement Program
Raleigh, North Carolina
MS Advisor: Dr. Craig Coates
Chelsea L. Grams, MS
Chelsea L. Grams, MS
Adjunct Professor
Park University
El Paso, Texas
MS Advisor: Dr. Clint Allred
Yvette A. Halley-Schultz, PhD
Yvette A. Halley-Schultz, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
WVU Research Corporation
Morgantown, West Virginia
PhD Advisor: Dr. Christopher Seabury
Hao Ching Hsiao, PhD
Hao Ching Hsiao, PhD
Research Scientist, Personalized Medicine From a Liquid Biopsy
Biocept, Inc
San Diego, California
PhD Advisor: Dr. Sarah Bondos
Amanda M. Hulse, PhD
Amanda M. Hulse, PhD
Computational Biologist  & Assistant Professor
USDA-ARS
North Carolina State University
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
PhD Advisor: Dr. David Stelly
Rachel A. Jordan, PhD
Rachel A. Jordan, PhD
Research Scientist
Lynntech
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Mary Bryk
Carla J. Logan-Young, PhD
Carla J. Logan-Young, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
PhD Advisor: Dr. John Z. Yu
Cole M. McQueen, PhD
Cole M. McQueen, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Noah Cohen
Robbie D. Schultz, PhD
Robbie D. Schultz, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Tina Gumienny
Kylee J. Veazey, PhD
Kylee J. Veazey, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Michael Golding

2014 Graduates

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Shabnam Eslafam, MS
Dentistry
Midwestern University, Illinois
MS Advisor: Dr. Jim Hu

2013 Graduates

Jaime L. Brannan, PhD
Jaime L. Brannan, PhD
Research Assistant
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Patricia Holman
Robert C. Britt, MS
Robert C. Britt, MS
Account manager
Barker Hughes
Port Arthur, Texas
MS Advisor: Dr. Marty Dickman
Vikram E. Chhatre, PhD
Vikram E. Chhatre, PhD
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisors: Dr. Konstantin Krutovsky & Dr. Thomas Bryam
Brian W. Davis, PhD
Brian W. Davis, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Bioinformatic and Comparative Genomicist
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. William Murphy
Ryan N. Doan, PhD
Ryan N. Doan, PhD
Genetics Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School in Dr. Christopher Walsh’s Lab
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
PhD Advisor: Dr. Scott Dindot
Kory C. Douglas, PhD
Kory C. Douglas, PhD
Post Approval Monitor for Human Subjects Protection Program
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Paul Samollow
Charles S. Goldsmith, PhD
Charles S. Goldsmith, PhD
Life Sciences Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)
Austin, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Deborah Bell-Pedersen
Michael Johanson, MS
Michael Johanson, MS
Therapeutics Manufacturing Instructor
Blinn College
Bryan, Texas
MS Advisor: Dr. Craig Coates
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Juanita McLachlan, PhD
Research Associate
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Herman Scholthof
Lauren E. Ritchie, PhD
Lauren E. Ritchie, PhD
Regional Product Expert
L-Nutra
PhD Advisor: Dr. Nancy Turner
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Eric R. Strickland, PhD
Engineer & Higher Education Professional
EPICS Corporation
Bryan, Texas
Dr. Rajesh Miranda & Dr. Thomas Bryam
John A. Valenta, MS
John A. Valenta, MS
Senior Clinical Research Financial Analyst
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas
MS Advisor: Dr. Raquel Sitcheran
Robert N. Vaughn, PhD
Robert N. Vaughn, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
PhD Advisor: Dr. Penny Riggs
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