Alumni

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PhD Graduates (degree dept.) & last known position

  • 2022 Dylan Plaskon, (Biochemistry) Postdoctoral position in the Tamayo lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2019 Munish Chhabra, (BioPhysics) Scientist, Molecular Assemblies, San Diego, CA
  • 2017 Xian Cheng, (BioPhysics) Scientist, UTSW Medical Center Dallas, TX
  • 2016 Rituparna Sengupta, (BioPhysics) Senior Biophysicist, SPSD Division, 3M Corp., St. Paul, MN
  • 2015 Raashi Sreenivasan, (BioPhysics) Scientist, RAPT Therapeutics, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 Emily F. Ruff, (Chemistry) Asst. Professor (Chemistry) Winona State Univ, Winona, MN
  • 2013 Emily J. Guinn, (Chemistry) Scientist, Eli Lilly Corp., Indianapolis, IN
  • 2013 D. Benjamin Knowles, (IPiB) Formerly Scientist, UTSW Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • 2012 Sara E. Heitkamp, (IPiB) Scientist, Thermo Fisher Corp., San Diego, CA
  • 2012 Amanda C. Drennan, (IPiB) Scientist, PPD Laboratories, Madison, WI
  • 2010 Theodore J. Gries, (IPiB) Scientist, State of WI DOJ Crime Laboratory, Madison, WI
  • 2008 Melissa A. Witmer Anderson, (Biophysics) Formerly Instructor (Chemistry), UW LaCrosse
  • 2008 Junseock Koh, (BioPhysics) Asst. Professor (Biophysical Chemistry) Seoul National University, South Korea
  • 2007 Jonathan G. Cannon, (BioPhysics) Assoc. Professor (Biochemistry), Middle Georgia State University, Macon, GA
  • 2007 Caroline A. Davis, (Biochemistry) Scientist, Roche Sequencing Solutions, Madison, WI
  • 2007 Laurel M. Pegram, (Chemistry) Scientist, U Colorado Boulder
  • 2007 Kirk A. Vander Meulen, (Biochemistry) Scientist, Invenra Biotechnology, Madison, WI
  • 2006 Wayne Kontur, (Chemistry) Scientist, UW Madison
  • 2004 Jiang Hong, (Biochemistry) Lecturer, Shanghai Univ (Shanghai, China)
  • 2003 Jeff D. Ballin, (Chemistry) Researcher (Biochemistry) U. Maryland. Med. School, Baltimore, MD
  • 2003 Daniel J. Felitsky, (Biochemistry) Director of Biology, Pyxis Oncology, Boston, MA
  • 2003 Marni Raffaelle, (Biochemistry) Formerly Researcher, UW Madison, Madison, WI
  • 2001 Jill A. Holbrook, MD/PhD, (Biochemistry)  Researcher, Dept of Neurology, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
  • 2000 Elizabeth S. Courtenay, (Bacteriology) Instructor (Chemistry) Wellesley Coll., Wellesley, MA

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Graduates 1973-1999

  • 1999 Haihong Ni, (Chemistry) Director of Computational Chemistry, BioDuro, Beijing, China
  • 1998 Man Li, (Biochemistry)  No information
  • 1998 Oleg V. Tsodikov, (Biophysics) Professor (Pharmacy), Univ. Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 1997 Diane E. Frank, (Biochemistry) No information
  • 1996 Maria L. Craig, (Biochemistry) Assoc Prof (Chemistry) Mary Baldwin Univ, Staunton, VA
  • 1996 Kristi L. McQuade, (Biochemistry) Assoc Professor (Biochemistry) Bradley Univ, Peoria, IL
  • 1996 Wentao Zhang, (Chemistry) Founder and president of Quintara Discovery, San Mateo, CA
  • 1995 Mark M. Levandoski, (Biochemistry) Professor (Chemistry), Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
  • 1995 Peter E. Schlax, Jr., (Biophysics)  Science and Data Librarian, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
  • 1994 Harry J. Guttman, (Chemistry) Patent Lawyer, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1994 Paula J. Schlax, (Chemistry) Professor (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Bates College, Lewiston, ME
  • 1994 Veronica M. Stein, (Chemistry) Professor of Chemistry, Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD
  • 1993 Scott M. Law, (Biochemistry) Formerly Scientist, Third Wave, Madison,WI
  • 1993 Won-Chul Suh, (Chemistry) Formerly Scientist, Dupont Corp.
  • 1992 Jeffrey R. Livingstone, (Biochemistry) CEO, Igia Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
  • 1991 D. Scott Cayley, (CMB) Formerly Scientist, UW Madison, Madison, WI
  • 1991 Martha C. Olmsted, (Chemistry) Formerly Scientist, U. Colorado Denver
  • 1991 Ruth M. Spolar, (Chemistry) Scientist, Rockefeller University
  • 1990 Bruce A. Beutel, (CMB) Chief Strategy & Business Officer, Dewpoint Therapeutics, Boston, MA
  • 1990 Matthew A. Fisher, (Biochemistry) Professor of Chemistry, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
  • 1990 Jeung Hoi Ha, (Biochemistry) Senior Scientist (Biochemistry), SUNY Upstate Med Center, Syracuse, NY
  • 1989 Gregory R. Bellomy, (Biochemistry) Senior Corporate Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York, NY
  • 1989 Sigrid L. Leirmo, (Biochemistry) Scientist, UW Madison, Madison, WI (Deceased)
  • 1989 Mark D. Paulsen, (Chemistry) Professor, Dept. Head (Chemistry), Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette, MI
  • 1988 S. Padmanabhan, (Biochemistry) Scientist, Instituto de Quimica Fisica “Rocasolano”, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, 28006 Madrid, Spain
  • 1986 Sharlyn Mazur, (Chemistry) Staff Scientist, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 1986 Jung-Hye Roe, CMB) Professor (Microbiology), Seoul National University
  • 1985 Pamela Mills, (Chemistry) Professor (Chemistry), Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY
  • 1985 Michael C. Mossing, (CMB) Professor (Biochemistry) U. Mississippi, Oxford, MS
  • 1983 Laura Unger, (Chemistry) Formerly at IUPU, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1983 Barbara Kure Klein, (Chemistry) Formerly Scientist, Monsanto, St. Louis, MO (Deceased)
  • 1983 Ding Kwo Chang, (Chemistry) Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taipai City, Taiwan
  • 1982 Louise Bleam, (Chemistry) Professor (Chemistry), Central College, Pella, IA (retired)
  • 1982 William Braunlin, (Chemistry) Patent agent, Sunstein LLP, Boston, MA
  • 1982 Paul Melancon, (CMB) Professor Emeritus (Cell Biology) Univ. of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada)
  • 1982 Sandra Shane, (Chemistry) Senior Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn, Hartford, CT
  • 1979 Harlee Strauss, CMB)  President, H. Strauss Associates, Inc., Natick, MA
  • 1978 C. Glen Wensley, (Chemistry) Research & Development, Celgard, Charlotte, NC (retired)
  • 1977 Pieter deHaseth, (CMB) Professor Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1977 Timothy M. Lohman, (Chemistry) Professor (Biophysics), Washington University St Louis
  • 1976 Charles P. Woodbury, (Chemistry) Assoc. Professor Emeritus (Pharmacy), U Ill. Chicago

Undergraduates

One of the major goals of our lab is the training of undergrads to become the next generation of scientists.  In any given semester we have about 15 to 20 undergrads doing research with us.  Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors going on to graduate school, medical school, or starting careers!

2022

  • Madiha Amir, (Neurobiology with Honors) Master of Healthcare Administration Program at University of Illinois Chicago.
  • Alana Bordeaux, (Biochemistry and a Certificate in Fermentation Science) Lab Lead position at Lift Bridge Brewing Company.
  • Will Langholz, (Biochemistry) taking an EMT course and working as an EMT during a gap year before applying for medical school.
  • Renxi Li, (Applied Math, Physics, Astronomy-Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Zoology, Psychology) medical school at George Washington University.
  • Quinn McBride, (Biochemistry and a Certificate in Computer Science) medical school at Indiana University.

2021

  • Stephen Halada, (Pharmacology & Toxicology) Clinical research assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and then applying to medical school next year
  • Jiayin Tang, (Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology, and Psychology) PhD program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard University
  • Maddie Boleyn, (Biochemistry) A gap year then completing a Masters the following year, and then pursuing a dual MD, PhD program
  • Krysta Stroncek, (Food Science) Associate Food Scientist in R&D at PepsiCo
  • Armor Anuchit Rupanya, (Biochemistry with Honors & Chemistry) Chemistry PhD program in Chemical Biology at University of Chicago
  • Takahiro Ishikuri, (Biochemistry & Statistics) Applying to medical schools after a gap year
  • Ben Palatnik (Biochemistry & Classics)

2020

  • Keer Zhao, (Chemistry & Communication Arts) Applying to photography school
  • Artun Kadaster, (Biochemistry with Honors) Clinical research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic for a gap year and applying to medical schools
  • Sumin Yang, (Microbiology) Applying to medical schools after a gap year
  • Kate McClure, (Biochemistry) Clinical Research Coordinator for the Carbone Cancer Center, UW Hospital & Clinics as a gap year, and then applying to medical schools
  • Claire Evensen, (Biochemistry & Applied Math) Masters of Applied Math at Oxford, then PhD program in Evolutionary Biology and Disease Ecology at Berkeley
  • Sarah Doughty, (Biochemistry) Marquette University School of Dentistry

2019

  • Tristan Gunther, (Biochemistry) Biochemistry and Biophysics PhD program at the University of California – San Diego, research intern Record Lab 2020-2021
  • Jack Prazich, (Biochemistry) PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at University of Texas-Austin
  • Sarah Dyke, (Biochemistry & French) MD program at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Guanyu Gary Liao, (Biochemistry & Statistics) Chemistry PhD program at Princeton University
  • Jamie Schuberth, (Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, & Biology) Research & Development Engineer at Amcor
  • Rezwana Karim, (Chemistry and Biochemistry) PhD program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Cornell University, formerly research intern in Record Lab

2018

  • Rebecca Brodziski, (Biomedical/Medical Engineering) Lab research tech 3 at Rush University Alzheimer’s Disease Center
  • Rebecca Tang, (Biochemistry) Molecular and Cell Biology PhD program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, formerly Associate Scientist at Luminex Corporation
  • Nicholas Visser, (Chemistry & Mathematics) MD Student at Medical College of Wisconsin, formerly Assistant Scientist at PPD
  • Katelyn Lulu Callies, (Biology) PhD student at Seattle Molecular and Cellular Biology Program – University of Washington and Fred Hutch, formerly National Institutes of Health post-baccalaureate fellowship at National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • Christina McNerney, (Biochemistry) Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics PhD student at Johns Hopkins University

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Undergraduates 2015-2017

2017

  • Madiha Amir, (Neurobiology with Honors) Master of Healthcare Administration Program at University of Illinois Chicago.
  • Yao Yao, (Math, Chemistry, & Computer Science) PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Department
  • David Lambert, (Biochemistry) MD student at Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Clare Kai Cimperman, (Biochemistry & Chinese) PhD student Microbiology University of Pennsylvania; formerly National Institutes of Health post-baccalaureate internship position in Maryland)
  • Andrew Kilger, (Biochemistry) MD student at University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Runyu Hong, (Biochemistry) PhD student at New York University School of Medicine Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences for the System & Computational Biomedicine track

2016

  • Yan Ma, (Chemical Engineering) Software Development Engineer Amazon.com, Inc., former research intern, Record Lab
  • Can Abby Xu, (Chemical Engineering) Validation engineer, Medline Industries
  • Joe Kraft, (Biochemistry & Chemistry) PhD student in Biomedical Engineering UW-Madison, formerly Covance (deceased)
  • Hertina Kan, (Biochemistry) Quality control analyst at Colorcon
  • Lindsey Felth, (Biochemistry & German) PhD student University of California-Davis, Pharmacology and Toxicology, former research intern Record Lab
  • Kevin O’Connor, (Biochemistry) PhD student in the Department of Immunology, Washington University
  • Sherry Cheng, (Chemistry, Math, Biochemistry, & Molecular Biolog) PhD student at Caltech, Chemistry Department, physical chemistry track, former research intern, Record Lab
  • Kayla Stenjem, Dental School, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Adrian Pantel, (Biochemistry & Biology) Associate Scientist at Fresenius Kabi
  • Jack Kalloch, Dental School, Temple University
  • Brian Paoletti

2015

  • Cristen Molzahn, (Biochemistry) PhD student at University of British Columbia-Vancouver, Biochemistry Department; former research intern, Record Lab
  • Evan Buechel, (Biochemistry) PhD student at Department of Genetics, Northwestern University
  • Emily Zytkiewicz, (Biochemistry) Research Specialist, Record Lab UW-Madison
  • Hunter Cochran, University of Arkansas Medical School