Career Paths

Wherever your ambitions lie, you will receive the support you need to follow a path well worn by BCM alumni who have built successful careers across diverse endeavors. 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.

2017

Samirkumar B. Amin, Ph.D. - Post-doctoral Associate, Jackson Laboratory, Farmington, Connecticut

Victor Onuchic, Ph.D. -  Bioinformatics Scientist, Illumina, California

Quan Zhou, Ph.D. - Post-doctoral Associate, Rice University, Houston, Texas

2016

James Christopher Campbell, Ph.D. - Staff Scientist, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Regis Aaron James, PhD - Bioinformatics Application Specialist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, New York

Lukas Mikolaj Simon, Ph.D. - Post-doctoral Associate, Helmholtz Research Institute, Bonn, Germany

Li Zhao, Ph.D. - Computational Scientist, MD Anderson, Houston, Texas

2015

Benjamin Bachman, Ph.D. Software Engineer (Data) at Dataminr, New York City, New York

2014

Rossitza Irobalieva, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Cyrus Eierud, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland

Chuan Hong, Ph.D., Research Specialist, Janelia Farm Research Campus-HHMI, Ashburn, Virginia

Hye Jin Kang, Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Rui Wang, Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Yuan Yuan, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Deepti Karandur, Ph.D.  Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of California--Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Gao Wang, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Scholar at Matthew Stephens group, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2013

James Lu, Ph.D., Medical Student, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Eric Venner, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Codified Genomics, Houston, Texas

2012

Xiaorui Chen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Caleb Davis, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Scientist, Gene By Gene, LTD, Houston, Texas

David Ortiz, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Ian Rees, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

Ryan Rochat, M.D.,Ph.D., Medical Resident, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Ke Zhang, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland

2011

Matthew Bainbridge, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate, Human Genome Sequencing Center-Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Amadeo Biter, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Bin (Randy) Lin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, China

Merry-Lynn McDonald, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Christopher Miller, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, The Genome Institute-Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

2010

Lei Chen, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, The Genome Institute-Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Peng Ge, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate, University of California, Los Angeles, California

Oliver Hampton, Ph.D., Instructor, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Char Hu, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Alzheimer's Care Companies, Austin, Texas

Elizabeth Jones, M.S., Adjunct Faculty-Mathematics, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Michael Lopez, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Resident, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas

Anup Parikh, Ph.D., Senior Project Manager, Ion Torrent

Rui Zhang, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate, University of California, Berkeley

2009

Mariah Baker, Ph.D., Research Associate, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas

Wei Dai, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Kwanghyuk Lee, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Bingshan Li, Ph.D. Assistant Professor-Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Graham Randall, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer, Normal Modes, Houston, Texas

Junjie Zhang, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, California

2008

Matthew Linnell, Ph.D., Senior Developer, Velocity Futures

Chaoping Qin, Ph.D., Software Engineer, Google

Tiffany Weksberg, Ph.D., Patent Agent, Fulbright

2007

Juan Chang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Mingzhi Chen, Ph.D., Portfolio Manager, Millenium Partners

Xu Cui, Ph.D., Founder of Peaya, Inc., Research Scientist, Stanford University, Standford, Calif.

David Kristensen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow, NCBI; NLM, NIH.

Michael Marsh, Ph.D., Imaging Expert, Visualization Sciences Group, Inc., Burlington, MA 

David Mittelman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, VA

2006

Christopher Booth, Ph.D., Project Manager, Life Sciences, Gatan, Inc., Pleasanton, Calif.

Ezgi Okyay-Booth, Ph.D., Scientific Editor

Qikai Xu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Hui Yao, Ph.D., Principal Statistic Analyst, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Zhen Zhang, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.

2005

Kenneth Kalafus, Ph.D., Patent Clerk, Hunton & Williams, LLP.

Yifei Kong, Ph.D., Scientist, Monsanto

Srinivasan Madabushi, Ph.D., Country Head of Indonesia, Novartis Diagnostics

2004

James P. Carson, Ph.D. Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Anjelica Gonzalez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2003

Hariharan Jayaram, Ph.D., Scientist, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

2002

Matthew Baker, Ph.D., Instructor-Biochemistry (Chiu Lab), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Mathew Sowa, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Warp Drive Biosynthetics, Cambridge, MA

2001

Jing He, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Wen Jiang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Yuxin Mao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2000

Chetlen Crossnoe, Ph.D., Family Practitioner, Grace Clinic of Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas

Guanghui Hu, Ph.D., Vice President/Global Business Leader, Translational Genomics

Daoyun Ji, Ph.D., Assistant Professor-Molecular and Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

1998

Carlos Cantu, Ph.D., Clinical Project Manager, Quintiles

Vladimir Markov, Ph.D., Partner, IFXworks, L.L.C.

1996

Pamela Thuman-Commike, Ph.D., Publications Planning Manager, Affymax, Inc., New York, NY