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Postgraduate Trainees


2016-2018 Lucas Reineke, Ph.D. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

2016-2017 Guojun Lu, Ph.D. Current Position: Web Designer, Price Waterhouse Coopers

2010-2011 Olga Sirin, Ph.D. Current Position: Clinical Research Associate, Theradex, Redhill, United Kingdom


Graduate Students


2016-2019 Grant Bertolet, Graduate Program in Immunology. Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Houston Methodist Research Institute

2011-2016 Joseph Fachini, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Current Position: Territory Sales Manager, Bio Basic, Inc.

2011-2012 Jon Gengler, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Current Position: Graduate Program in Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin


Undergraduate Students


2018 Corbin McElrath (BCM SMART Program, Old Dominion University). Current Position: Completing Senior Year at ODU

2017 Blair Stewig (BCM SMART Program, Augsburg College). Current Position: Fulbright Scholar, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland

2016 Daniel Ratzlaff (BCM SMART Program, Bethel College). Current Position: Medical Student, Kansas University School of Medicine

2015, 2016 Julia Chernis (Summer Student, University of Texas at Austin). Current Position Medical Student, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

2015 Shebna Cheema (BCM SMART Program, University of Houston Downtown). Current Position: Graduate Program in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

2010, 2011 Alexander Ruch (Summer Student, Pomona College). Current Position: Director, Charles Schwab Investments, San Francisco, Calif.


Professional Staff


2011-2014 Yuande Tan, Ph.D. (Senior Bioinformatics Analyst). Current Position: Bioinformatics Scientist at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

2011-2012 Jixin Deng, Ph.D. (Senior Bioinformatics Analyst). Current Position: Research and Development Software Engineer, Agilent Technologies

2009-2013 Anita Myer Chandler, Ph.D. (Research Assistant II). Current Position: Research Scientist, Rice University

2009-2010 Trinh Nguyen, M.S. (Research Technician III). Current Position: Research Technician, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.