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.

Learn more about the career outcomes and demographics of CU Anschutz PhD students.

89%

Out of State

30%

Underrepresented Populations

16%

International

11%

Colorado

2021 Cancer Biology Class

Student NameYear and Mentor
Amandip Bangar

Matriculation Year: 2024 (MSTP)

Mentors: Davila/Verneris

Scott Lin

Matriculation Year: 2024 (MSTP)

Mentor: Bitler

Selena Martinez

Matriculation Year: 2023 (BSP)

Mentor: Nassour

Jared Williams

Matriculation Year: 2023
Mentor: Kabos

Lars Wick

Matriculation Year: 2023
Mentor: Zhao

Madison Tipton

Matriculation Year: 2023
Mentor: Henry

Perpetual Kyei

Matriculation Year: 2023
Mentor: Ernst

Alexandria Becks

Matriculation Year: 2023
Mentor: Lyons

Alex Beacom

Matriculation Year: 2023
Mentor: Nassour

Karen Alvarez

 

Matriculation Year: 2023
Mentor: Cittelly

Mary Grace CarrollMatriculation Year: 2022
Mentor: Haugen
Kady DennisMatriculation Year: 2022
Mentor: Sherbenou
Clarissa GarciaMatriculation Year: 2022
Mentor: Witkowski
Daniel MoskopMatriculation Year: 2022 (MSTP)
Mentor: Pietras/Jordan
Maureen HoenMatriculation Year: 2021 (BSP)
Mentor: Rincon
Lauren CozzensMatriculation Year: 2021 (BSP)
Mentor: Lyons
Ellen Bamberg (she/her/hers)Matriculation Year: 2021
Mentor: Kabos
Morgan Fox (he/him/his)Matriculation Year: 2021
Mentor: Cittelly
Bridget HoagMatriculation Year: 2021
Mentor: DeGregori
Nicholas OlimpoMatriculation Year: 2021
Mentor: Karam
Daniela OrtizMatriculation Year: 2021
Mentor: DeGregori
Pearl WilcockMatriculation Year: 2021
Mentor: Davila
Petra DahmsMatriculation Year: 2020 (BSP)
Mentor: Lyons
Regan Miller (she/her/hers)Matriculation Year: 2020 (BSP)
Mentor: Jordan
John AlemanMatriculation Year: 2020
Mentor: Wang
Sophia CorboMatriculation Year: 2020
Mentor: Karam
Parsa HaqueMatriculation Year: 2020
Mentor: Theiss
Alana KellerMatriculation Year: 2020
Mentor: Sherbenou
Li-Wei KuoMatriculation Year: 2020
Mentor: Richer
Abe MartinezMatriculation Year: 2020
Mentor: Pearson
Rachel SteinmetzMatriculation Year: 2020
Mentor: Lyons
Phoebe CaoMatriculation Year: 2019
Mentor: Davila
Alan ElderMatriculation Year: 2019
Mentor: Lyons
Connor PurdyMatriculation Year: 2018
Mentor: Ford
Lisa WoodMatriculation Year: 2018
Mentor: Moore
NameMentor(s)DefenseCurrent Position
Jaidev Bapat Benjamin Bitler2024Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California San Francisco
Lorraine DavisDan Sherbenou2024Scientist I in Molecular Diagnostics, National Jewish Health
Joe HsiehPaul Jedlicka2024Medical School
Kelsey KinesTraci Lyons2024Medical School
Ashley (Meng) WuMercedes Rincon2024Postdoctoral Fellow at Seoul National University
Anagha InguvaCraig Jordan2023Medical School
Meghan KellettRebecca Schweppe2023Medical School
Claire IhlePhil Owens2023Scientist, Cancer Biology, Bristol Myers Squibb
Hannah HicksRebecca Schweppe2023Application Scientist, NanoTemper Technologies Inc.
Maddie RoseRebecca Schweppe2023Medical Writer, 21GRAMS
Ashley WardCarol Sartorius2022Postdoctoral fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Dan SislerLynn Heasley2022Scientific Affairs Liaison at Tempus Labs, Inc
Cera NietoAntonio Jimeno2022Postdoctoral fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Allie McMellen Ben Bitler2022Postdoctoral fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Katie O'Neill Jen Richer2022Postdoctoral fellow, University of California San Francisco
Kelsey NassarRebecca Schweppe and Aik Choon Tan2021Principle Scientist, Cogent Biosciences
Lauren JillsonScott Cramer 2021Process Development Scientist (therapeutic protein production), KBI Biopharma
Lyndsey CrumpTraci Lyons2021Scientist, TrAMPoline Pharma
Natalia GuruleLynn Heasley2021Scientist II, Horizon Discovery
Amber JohnsonRaphael Nemenoff2020Principal Scientist, Cogent Biosciences
Hengbo ZhouHeide L. Ford2020Senior Scientist at Arnatar Therapeutics
Jenny Mae SamsonMayumi Fujita2020 IP Technical Advisor, Duane Morris, LLP, Washington, DC
Karina GomezAntonio Jimeno2020Medical Student, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Olivia McGinnCarol Sartorius2020Scientific Communications Manager, Susan G. Komen
Bonnie BullockRaphael Nemenoff2019Associate Director, Scientific Communications at Agenus
Catherine Pham-DanisJames Degregoi2019Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Divya Ganpathi-SankaranChad Pearson2019Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
Laura SchubertRobert Doebele2019Medical Student, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Lynsey FettigCarol Sartorius2019Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota
Sarah TarulloTraci Lyons2019Assistant Professor, Plymouth State University
Greg KirkpatrickJorge Di Paola2018Resident, University of Iowa
Jeff KwakRaphael Nemenoff2018Postdoctoral Fellow, Fed Hutchinson Cancer Center
Katie (Mishall) BarrettRebecca Schweppe2018Clinical Consultant, Starfire Clinical Consulting
Lisa GreeneJennifer Richer2018Medical Student, Northwestern Medical School
Nuria Padilla JustCarol Sartorius2018Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison, Incyte Corporation
Aria VaishnaviDr. Robert Doebele2017Assistant Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Brittelle KesslerRebecca Schweppe2017Medical Director, Syneos Health - Cadet Medical Communications 
Marybeth LupoPaul Jedlicka2017Lead Researcher, St. Jude Children's Hospital
Sarah Nelson-TaylorRobert Doebele2017Pediatrics Resident, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Tamara Burleson-GarciaRajeev Vibhakar2017Pediatrics Resident, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Thomas RogersJennifer Richer2017Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center
TJ BeadnellRebecca Schweppe2017Scientific Manager, Eurofins Viracor BioPharma Services
Xi ChenShi-Long Li2017Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Adwitya KarArthur Gutierrez-Hartmann2016Senior Scientist at Immunitas Therapeutics
Hamid GariDr. Jim Lambert2016Division Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Abbott Laboratories
Rick HeinzJennifer Richer2016Scientist I, Sumitomo Dainippor Pharma Oncology 
Valerie BartonJennifer Richer2016Training Implementation Manager, Sartorius
Alex SufitDouglas Graham2015Biotechnology Program Manager, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
Christopher CummingsDouglas Graham2015Medical Student, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Emily KleczkoLynn Heasley2015Senior Scientist, Loxo Oncology
Holly MartinsonPepper Schedin2014Associate Professor, University of Alaska
Jenn SymondsMary Reyland2014Scientific Consulting for Food and Dietary Supplements, Spherix Consulting
Jonathon ParkerAllen Waziri2013Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgeon, The Mayo Clinic
Kathryn SingletonLynn Heasley2013Staff Scientist, University of Rochester
Layne DyllaPaul Jedlicka2013Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Trisha Sippel 2013Director of Scientific and Medical Communications, Cellular Immunotherapy Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Erin HoweJennifer Richer2012Research Assistant Professor, Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), University of Notre Dame
Kathryn WareLynn Heasley2012Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University
Ori MallerPepper Schedin 2012Associate Director, Translational Medicine, Adicet Bio
Ramon WhitsonScott Lucia/Jim Lambert2012Principal Scientist II, Novartis
Trista HinzLynn Heasley2011Senior Professional Research Assistant, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Jenean O'BrienPepper Schedin2010Assistant Professor, College of St. Scholastica
Kevin BauerleBryan Haugen2010Instructor in Medicine, Staff Physician, Washington University St. Louis VA Medical Center
Christian YoungSteven Anderson2009Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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