ALUMNI

2021 Graduates

Sarah Cook
BS, Neurobiology, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX, 2014
Mentor: Bayer, K.​​​​​​​​ Ulrich
Role of CAMKII T305-306 auto-phosphorylation in bi-directional synaptic plasticity (LTP vs. LTD)
Sarah Cook's Publications on PubMed

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Hotchkiss Brain Institute Calgary, Alberta Canada

 

Robert Jones
BS, Biological Sciences, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, 2009
Mentor: Theodorescu, Daniel
Investigating molecular determinants of chemosensitivity in bladder cancer.
Robert Jone's Publications on NCBI 

Current Position: Return to medical school 

 

Sean Korpela
BS, Biochemistry, Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL, 2014
Mentor: Heasley, Lynn E.
Inhibition of oncogenic signaling pathways can modulate T-cell inflammation
Sean Korpela's Publications on PubMed

Current Position: Senior Research Associate Invitae Boulder, CO

 

Wells LaRiviere
BA, Political Science, Reed College, Portland, OR, 2010; BS, Molecular Biology, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2013
Mentor: Schmidt, Eric P.
The vascular and pulmonary glycobiology of critical illness

Current Position: Return to medical school 

 

Susana Restrepo
BS, Bio-Biotechnology, Univ. of Florida, 2015
Mentor: Aoto, Jason
Role of Neurexin3-alpha at the synapse.
Susana Restrepo's Publications on PubMed

Current Position: Medical Writer at the Med Writers

 

Andrew Riching
BS, Biochemistry & Music, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2012
Mentor: Song, Kunhua
Investigating regulation of cardiomyogenesis for cardiac repair.
Andrew Riching's Publications on PubMed
Current Position: Scientist 2 at Horizon Discovery, Lafayette, CO

2020 Graduates

​Ashley Bourke
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, 2013
Mentor: Kennedy, Matthew J.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Max Planck Institute for Brain Research Frankfurt, Germany DE

Evelyn Bordeaux
BS, Biochemistry, Seattle Univ., Seattle, WA, 2017
Mentor: Sikora, Matthew J.
Investigating the unique regulation and functions of ER in ILC breast cancers.
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Danting Cao
B.S., Southern Medical Univ., Guangzhou, China, 2013
Mentor: Petrache, Irina
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Columbia Univ., New York, NY

Emily Wagner
BS, Biotechnology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2018
Mentor: Nemenoff, Raphael A.
Investigating the role of chemokine CCL2 in the recruitment of macrophages to the tumor microenvironment of NSCLC
Current Position: Research Associate at Inscripta, Inc, Boulder CO

2019 Graduates

​Ivelisse Cruz-Torres
B.S., Biology and Natural Sciences, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Cayay, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 2013
Mentor: Herson, Paco
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, MA
Publications: View on PubMed, LinkedIn, CienciaPR

​Alicia Purkey
B.A., Psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO, 2011
Mentor: Dell'Acqua, Mark
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Duke Univ. Durham, NC

2018 Graduates

​Brent Fitzwalter
B.S., Biochemistry, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2011
Mentor: Thorburn, Andrew
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Broad Institute Boston, MA US
Publications: View on PubMed, View on Google Scholar, View on LinkedIn, View on Research Gate

​Andrew Goodspeed
B.S., Biology, State Univ. of New York, Brockport, NY, 2012; M.S., Biology, State Univ. of New York, Brockport, NY, 2013
Mentor: Costello, James
Current Position: Research Associate University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora, CO

​Sarah Haeger
B.S., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2011
Mentor: Tuder, Rubin
Publications: View on PubMed

​Brooke Sinnen
B.A., Biological Science, Northwestern Univ., IL, 2013
Mentor: Kennedy, Matthew J.
Current Position: Scientist at Recursion Salt Lake City, UT
Publications: View on PubMed

2017 Graduates

​Brett Dunn
B.S., Biochemistry, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, 2014
Mentor: Aoto, Jason
Current Position: Intern Muse Biotechnolgy

​Jessica Spiltoir
BS: Biochemistry, Univ. of Vermont, VT, 2009
Mentor: Tucker, Chandra L.
Publications: View on PubMed

2016 Graduates

​Rachel Fickes
B.S., Biochemistry, Creighton Univ., NE, 2011
Entered Program: 2012
Mentor: Voelker, Dennis R.
Current Position: Clinical Services Specialist Adaptive Biotechnologies
Publications: View on PubMed

​Jovylyn Gatchalian
BS: Biochemistry, Univ. of California, San Di​​ego, CA, 2006
Entered Program: 2011
Mentor: Kutateladze, Tataiana G.
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow Molecular and Cell Biology Salk Institute
Publications: View on PubMed

​Christina L. Wysoczynski-Horita
B.S., Biology, Univ. of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, 2009
Entered Program: 2009
Mentor: Churchill, Mair E. A.
Current Position: Senior Research Assistant Pharmacology Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Publications: View on PubMed

2015 Graduates

​Kelsey Barcomb
B.A., Neuroscience, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Mentor: Bayer, K.​​​​​​​​ Ulrich
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow Pharmacology Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Publications: View on PubMed

​Wes Blakeslee
B.A., Biochemistry, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Mentor: McKinsey, Timothy A.
Current Position: Chief Clinical Officer at Rxrevu, Inc.
Publications: View on PubMed
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​Hannah Edlin
B.S., Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Mentor: Jones, David N. M.
Current Position: Student Pharmacy Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Publications: View on PubMed

​Sarah Martin
B.S., Biochemistry, North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2010
Entered Program: 2010
Mentor: Murphy, Robert C.
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow Molecular Genetics Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Publications: View on PubMed

2014 Graduates

Wallace H. Liu
B.S., Biochemistry a​​nd Cell Biology, Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, 20​​07
Entered Program: 2009
Mentor: Churchill, Mair E. A.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Biomolecular Chemistry Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Publications: View on PubMed

​Allison Ostriker, PhD
B.A., Biochemistry, Bowdoin Coll., Brunswick, ME, 2004
Entered Program: 2008
Mentor: Nemenoff, Raphael A.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate Cardiovascular Yale Univ.
Publications: View on PubMed

​Jacki M. Rorabaugh, PhD
B.S., Biology: Allied Health, Winona State Univ., Winona, MN, 2009
Entered Program: 2009
Mentor: Zahniser, Nancy R.
Current Position: Medical Science Liaison Teva Pharmaceuticals
Publications: View on PubMed

2013 Graduates

​J. Taylor Juergens, PhD
B.S., Biology, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Denver, CO, 2007
Entered Program: 2007
Mentor: Sather, William A.
Current Position: Senior Medical Science Liaison EMD Serono, Inc.
Publications: View on PubMed

​Jill Neiman, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 2006
Entered Program: 2006
Mentor: Wang, Xiao-Jing
Current Position: Resident MD
Publications: View on PubMed

Sarah M. Rogstad, PhD
B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Harvey Mudd Coll., Claremont, CA, 2008
Entered Program: 2009
Mentor: Wu, Christine C.
Current Position: Chemist Food and Drug Administration
Publications: View on PubMed

2012 Graduates

James J. Galligan, PhD
B.S., Physiology, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, 2006
Entered Program: 2007
Mentor: Petersen, Dennis R.
Current Position: Assistant Professor Univ. of Arizona
Publications: View on PubMed

​Wallace R. Helton, PhD
B.S., Exercise and Sport Science, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, 1994
Entered Program: 2006
Mentor: Wu, Christine C.
Current Position: Medical Science Liaison Medical Affairs - Neurodegenerative Diseases EMD Serono, Inc.
Publications: View on PubMed

​Patrick M. Hutchins, PhD
B.A., Chemistry, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2003
Entered Program: 2008
Mentor: Murphy, Robert C.
Current Position: Global Product Manager TSI Incorporated
Publications: View on PubMed

​Heather E. Caballes, PhD
B.S., Biology, B.S., Psychology, Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY, 2002
Entered Program: 2007
Mentor: Bayer, K. Ulrich
Current Position: Assistant Research Professor Pediatrics-Neurology Univ. of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Publications: View on PubMed

​Prince Tieku, MS
B.S., Microbiology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Mentor: Churchill, Mair E.A.
Current Position: Pharmacy Univ. of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Publications: View on PubMed

James T. Whitehurst, PhD
M.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC, 2005
Entered Program: 2007
Mentor: Kieft, Jeffrey S.
Current Position: Director of Research Aalto Scientific, Ltd
Publications: View on PubMed

​Sarah M. Williams, MS
B.S., Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, 2005
Entered Program: 2010
Mentor: McKinsey, Timothy A.
Current Position: Principal Clinical Research Specialist Medtronic
Publications: View on PubMed

​Dorothy J. Yamamoto, PhD
B.A., Psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Denver, CO, 2006
Entered Program: 2006
Mentor: Zahniser, Nancy R.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate Radiology Univ. of Colorado Denver
Publications: View on PubMed

2011 Graduates

​Tressa M. Allington, PhD
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames, IA, 2004
Entered Program: 2006
Mentor: Schiemann, William P.
Current Position: Associate Director, Research Quality Operations Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Publications: View on PubMed

2010 Graduates

​Rebekah Vest, PhD
B.S., Zoology, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT, 2001
Entered Program: 2005
Mentor: Bayer, K. Ulrich
Current Position: Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Biological Sciences Mt. San Antonio College
Publications: View on PubMed

​Brian M. Ziemba, PhD
B.S., MCD Biology/Biochemistry, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1998
Entered Program: 2005
Mentor: Jones, David N. M.
Current Position: Senior Research Associate Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory Univ. of Colorado Boulder
Publications: View on PubMed

2009 Graduates

Henrick Horita, PhD
B.S., Biology, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004
Entered Program: 2005
Mentor: Thorburn, Andrew M.
Current Position: Scientist Cytoskeleton Inc.
Publications: View on PubMed

​Kelli Jonakin, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Univ. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 2005
Entered Program: 2005
Mentor: Wu, Christine C.e
Current Position: Global Marketing Manager - Pharma/Biopharma SCIEX
Publications: View on PubMed

​Bruce Mandt, PhD
B.A., Psychology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001
Entered Program: 2004
Mentor: Zahniser, Nancy R.
Current Position: Director of Postdoctoral Office Graduate School Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Publications: View on PubMed

​Anna Nelson, PhD
B.A., Psychology, Boston College, Boston, MA, 2003
Entered Program: 2006
Mentor: Zahniser, Nancy R.
Current Position: Director Medical Student Education Oregon Health & Science Univ.
Publications: View on PubMed

​Pedro Peña, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, 2003
Entered Program: 2005
Mentor: Kutateladze, Tatiana G.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Biotechnology Institute Univ. of Minnesota
Publications: View on PubMed

 

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