STUDENTS & ALUMNI

The CANB program offers a vast faculty network drawn from various fields of biomedical and clinical sciences. The program provides a diverse body of students with rigorous training in a collaborative environment to cultivate the training program’s tenants of advancing translational research and discovering new venues for cancer treatment and prevention.

Current Students

2019-2020 Cancer Biology Students


Student NameLabMatriculation
Cera NietoJimeno Lab2014
Dan SislerHeasley Lab2015
Lauren JillsonCramer Lab2016
Katie O'NeillRicher Lab2016
Maddie RoseSchweppe Lab2016
Anagha InguvaJordan Lab2018 (MSTP)
Meghan KellettSchweppe Lab2018 (MSTP)
Hannah HicksSchweppe Lab2017
Allie McMellenBitler Lab2017
Ashley WardSartorius Lab2017
Jaidev BapatBitler Lab2018
Lorraine DavisSherbenou Lab2018
Claire IhleOwens Lab 2018
Connor PurdyFord Lab 2018
Lisa WoodMoore Lab2018
Joe HsiehJedlicka lab 2019 (MSTP)
Phoebe CaoDavila Lab2019
Alan ElderLyons Lab2019
Ashley WuRincon Lab 2019
Petra DahmsLyons Lab 2020 (BSP)
Kelsey KinesLyons Lab 2020 (MSTP)
John AlemanXJ Wang Lab2020
Sophia CorboKaram Lab2020
Nkolika EgbukichiSchweppe Lab2020 (MSTP)
Parsa HaqueTheiss Lab2020
Alana KellerSherbenou Lab2020
Li-Wei KuoRicher Lab2020
Abe MartinezPearson Lab2020
Regan MillerJordan Lab2020 (BSP)
Rachel SteinmetzLyons Lab2020
Ellen BambergRotating2021
Morgan FoxRotating2021
Bridget HoagRotating2021
Hanne LindRotating2021
Nicholas OlimpoRotating2021
Daniela OrtizRotating2021
Steven SextonRotating2021
Pearl WilcockRotating2021

Recent Alumni

Student NameCurrent PositionDefense Date
Lyndsey Crump Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz05/28/2021
Natalia Gurule Postdoctoral Fellow, National Jewish Health05/24/2021
Kelsey Nassar Scientist II, Horizon Discovery04/22/2021
Olivia McGinn Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh11/10/2020
Jenny Mae Samson Intern, Setter Roche LLC8/12/2020
Amber Johnson Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz6/05/2020
Hengbo Zhou Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School4/13/2020
Karina Gomez Medical Student, University of Colorado School of Medicine3/24/2020
Bonnie Bullock Senior Medical Writer - Scientific Communications, Vaniam Group11/09/2019
Sarah Tarullo Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz10/23/2019
Laura Schubert Medical Student, University of Colorado School of Medicine8/01/2019
Divya Ganpathi-Sankaran Post-Doctoral Associate, Cornell University4/16/2019
Lynsey Fettig Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota 4/11/2019
Catherine Pham Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz 1/23/2019
Jeff Kwak Postdoctoral Fellow, Fed Hutchinson Cancer Center9/28/2018
Nuria Padilla Just Associate Director - Medical Science Liaison, Incyte Corporation8/1/2018
Katie Barrett Associate Business Development Director, IQVIA7/2/2018
Lisa Greene Medical Student, Northwestern Medical School4/9/2018
Greg Kirkpatrick Medical Student, University of Colorado School of Medicine4/6/2018
Xi Chen Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 9/1/2017
Tamara Burleson-Garcia Pediatrics Resident, University of Colorado School of Medicine7/13/2017
Thomas Rogers NCI Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center6/26/2017
Thomas Beadnell DOD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas Medical Center 5/16/2017
Marybeth Lupo Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Jude Children's Hospital 3/16/2017
Brittelle KesslerAssociate Medical Director, Cadent Medical Communications3/15/2017
Sarah Nelson-Taylor Pediatrics Resident, University of Colorado School of Medicine1/25/2017
Aria Vaishnavi Postdoctoral Fellow, Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah 1/13/2017
Adwitya Kar Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 12/7/2016
Rick Heinz Postdoctoral Fellow, Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah 8/5/2016
Valerie Barton Technical Trainer, Sartorius3/24/2016
Hamid Gari Strategic Planning Advisor, Hoffman-La Roche 3/16/2016
Alex Sufit Biotechnology Program Manager BioFire Diagnostics, LLC 11/2/2015
Christopher Cummings Medical Student, University of Colorado School of Medicine4/10/2015
Emily Kleczko Instructor, University of Colorado Anschutz3/16/2015
Jenn Symonds Project Manager, Spherix Consulting4/28/2014
Holly Martinson Assistant Professor, University of Alaska 3/18/2014
Kathryn Singleton Staff Scientist, University of Rochester8/28/2013
Trisha Sippel Postdoctoral Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center6/28/2013
Layne Dylla Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz 5/10/2013
Jonathon Parker Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University 4/22/2013

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