Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Neuroscience Graduate Program Alumni


Our graduates go on to successful careers in academia, industry, law, consulting and more. The following lists provide an update on where some of our graduate students went after completion of their Ph.D. program at Baylor College of Medicine.


Graduation Year: 2018
Yu-Mei Huang, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow/Clinical Research Coordinator, BCM
Jennifer Johnson, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate, BCM
Jasdeep Sabharwal, M.D., Ph.D. - Ophthalmology Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital

Graduation Year: 2017
Jenny Sun, Ph.D. – Consultant, ClearView Healthcare Partners, Newton Maine
Lucy Liu, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
George Denfield, Ph.D. – In medical school at BCM to finish M.D./Ph.D. degree
Baouyen Tran, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Francisco
Angela Carter, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
Chun-Ting Wu, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Graduation Year: 2016
Chi-An Chiang, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Joshua White, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
Miguel Marin, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Los Angeles
Lena Nguyen, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
Cathryn Cadwell, M.D., Ph.D. – Neuropathology Resident, UC San Francisco
Ryan Ash, M.D., Ph.D. – Psychiatry Research Residency, Stanford University

Graduation Year: 2015
Sarah Ciupek, Ph.D. - Teacher of AP Chemistry, Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science in Reston, Va.
Michael Yetman, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Florida Neuroscience Institute
Daniel Zollinger, Ph.D. – Scientist I, NanoString Technologies, Inc, Seattle, Wash.
Longwen Huang, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Mingbo Cai, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Neuroscience Institute Princeton University
Olivia Fitch, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, UT Health Science Center at Houston
Mario Oyola, Ph.D. – Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Hongsup Shin, Ph.D. – Senior Research Engineer, ARM Austin, Texas
Emmanouil Froudarakis, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Associate, BCM

Graduation Year: 2014
Dimitri Yatsenko, Ph.D. – President and Co-Founder, Vathes LLC; Postdoctoral Associate, BCM
Dererk Nusbaum, M.D., Ph.D. – Flight Surgeon at KBRwyle/NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas; Founder and Owner, Leed Technologies, Inc; Hospitalist Physician, Sound Physicians
Kelli Baalman, Ph.D. – Research Associate, BCM
Wei Huang, Ph.D. – Patent Agent, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington D.C.
Heather Born, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Associate, BCM/Texas Children's Hospital
Erika Perez, Ph.D. - NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania


Alumni Profile


Dr. Mingshan Xue, BCM alumnus and assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and a researcher with the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, was awarded the prestigious 2018 McKnight Scholar Award.

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Career Development


Workshops, seminars and courses offered through the Career Development Center help students explore the many career paths open to individuals with a Ph.D. The Center’s experienced staff helps students find opportunities to gain experience and build connections that match their career interests. They also work one-on-one with students to help them define and reach their goals.

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