MSTP Alumni


Since enrolling the first student in the program in 1986, 103 students have graduated, obtaining residencies and fellowships at top academic medical centers, and some obtaining faculty positions at institutions such as Harvard, the Mayo Clinic, UCLA, and the University of Washington.

2020

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s) Thesis Mentor Department
Brandon  Fox Georgia Institute of Technology Jennifer Pollock Pathobiology & Molecular Med
Stephen Gragg Lipscomb College Elizabeth Brown Cell, Molecular, & Develop Bio
Andrew Hardigan Colby University Rick Myers Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinfo
Joseph Ladowski University of Chicago Joseph Tector Pathobiology & Molecular Med
Vincent Laufer University of Notre Dame S. Louis Bridges Cell, Molecular, & Develop Bio
Morgan Locy Capital University Victor Thannickal Pathobiology & Molecular Med
Kelsey Patterson University of Alabama at Birmingham Michelle Olsen Cell, Molecular, & Develop Bio
Ryne Ramaker University of Arkansas-Little Rock Sara Cooper Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinfo
William Webb Millsaps College Farah Lubin Neuroscience

2019

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s) Thesis Mentor Department
Joshua  Bernstock Brandeis University NIH OxCam Neuroscience
Ryan Berry Utah State University Stuart Frank Cell, Molecular, & Develop Bio
Alexander Bray University of Notre Dame Scott Ballinger  Cancer Biology 
Joshua  Cohen Muhlenberg College Sarah Clinton  Neuroscience 
Evida Dennis George Washington University Philip Smith  Immunology 
Daniel  DiToro University of Texas at Austin Casey Weaver  Immunology 
Alex  Dussaq University of Nevada-Reno Christopher Willey       Pathobiology & Molecular Med
Jonathan        Lockhart University of Tennessee-Knoxville      Thomas Ryan Biochemistry & Structural Bio
Elizabeth Ma University of California-Berkeley Timothy Garvey Nutrition Sciences
Sara Stone Auburn University Frances Lund Immunology

2018

First Name        Last Name       Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
David Figge Marquette University David Standaert Neuroscience
Mikael Guzman-Karlsson      University of California-Los Angeles      David Sweatt Neurobiology
Jason  LeGrand Bob Jones University Christopher Klug Cancer Biology
Carson Moseley Wake Forest University Casey Weaver Immunology
Alice Weaver University of Georgia Shih-Hsin "Eddy" Yang      Cancer Biology
Steven Witte Central Michigan University NIH OxCam Immunology

2017

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Travis Hull Juniata College Anupum Agarwal & James George     Immunology
Jarrod  Meadows University of North Carolina-Charlotte      John Hablitz Neuroscience
Stephanie  Robert LSU-Baton Rouge, LA Harald Sontheimer Neurobiology
Jennifer  Stanley Purdue University Shih-Hsin (Eddy) Yang      Cancer Biology

2016

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Emily  Blosser Ohio State University David Randolph & Casey Weaver      Microbiology
Stephanie Brosius Washington University in St Louis Stephen Carroll Neuroscience
Zachary Dobbin Georgetown University Charles Landen Cancer Biology
Avinash Honasoge Northwestern University Harald Sontheimer Neurobiology
Michael Lopker Arizona State University George Shaw Cell & Molecular Biology
Catherine  Poholek University of Notre Dame Laurie Harrington Immunology
Brian Warmus University of California-Riverside Erik Roberson Neurobiology
Ryan Wells Idaho State University Adrie Steyn Microbiology

2015

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Vishnu Cuddapah Tulane University Harald Sontheimer Neurobiology
Abdurhman Elkhetali University Of Southern California Kristina Visscher Neurobiology
David Gaston Birmingham Southern College Jackie Parker Cell & Molecular Biology
Jennifer Hadley Washington University in St. Louis      Adrienne Lahti Biomedical Engineering
Sinifunanya Nwaobi Rhodes College Michelle Olsen Neuroscience
Nicholas Reish Yale University  Alecia Gross Neurobiology
Faraz Sultan Rice University David Sweatt Neurobiology
Stacey Watkins Tufts University Harald Sontheimer      Neurobiology

2014

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Juan Calix Loyola University  Moon Nahm Microbiology
Ryan Corrick Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks Joe Messina Pathology
John  Jarboe University of Maryland-Baltimore County      Chris Willey Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Aimee Merino Indiana Univ.-South Bend Richard Kaslow Microbiology
Jacquelyn Zimmerman LSU-Baton Rouge, LA Boris Pasche Genetics

2013

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Olusimidele     Akinsiku U. of Maryland, Baltimore Cty Paul Goepfert Microbiology
Michael Alberti California Lutheran University David Curiel Pathology
Asher Albertson U of Wyoming John Hablitz Neurobiology
Nicole Brossier U. of Missouri-Rolla Steve Carroll Cell Biology
Eva Clark Mississippi State Ora Lee Branch Microbiology
Brian Dizon U. of Miami John Kearney Microbiology
John  Hammond Lafayette College Robert McCullumsmith Neurobiology
Travis Lewis Washington Univ. David Standaert & David Curiel      Cell Biology
Victor Lin Brown University Fang-Tsyn Lin (Fannie) Cell Biology
Sarah Whitley University of Michigan Casey Weaver Microbiology

2012

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Sarah Baxley Davidson College Rosa Serra Cell Biology
Lena Gamble Xavier University of Louisiana David Curiel Pathology
James Gladden Univ. of AL-Birmingham Louis Dell'italia Physiology & Biophysics
Kayci Huff University of Miami Phillip Smith Microbiology
David Mayhew Truman State University Marcas Bamman Physiology & Biophysics
Sherry Yang Haverford College Joanne Douglas Pathology

2011

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Lisa Akhtar UAB Etty Benveniste Cell Biology
George Atkinson Vanderbilt University Tika Benveniste Cell Biology
Lauren Graham Duke University Joanne Murphy-Ullrich      Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Stephen Jordan Oklahoma City University Julian Rayner Cell Biology
Jason Paik Washington University Weei-Chin Lin Cell Biology
Louise Pyle Smith College Eric Sorscher Genetics
Yawar Qadri College of New Jersey Dale Benos Physiology & Biophysics
Daniel Schreeder University of Washington and Lee      Randall Davis Microbiology
Christopher Yuskaitis University of Virginia Richard S. Jope Cell Biology

2010

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Christa Habela Boston College Harald Sontheimer Neurobiology
Jonathan Lehman Bradley University Bradley Yoder Cell Biology
John  Wang University of California at Berkeley      John D. Mountz Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Katie White University of Alabama George M. Shaw Microbiology

2009

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Matthew Alder University of Utah Max D. Cooper Microbiology
Christopher Dodd Samford University Casey Weaver Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Nola  Ernest Centenary College of Louisiana Harald Sontheimer Neurobiology

2008

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
James Davenport University of Rochester Bradley Yoder Cell Biology
Jennifer Guimbellot Mississippi State University Eric Sorscher Genetics
Kelly Harms Vanderbilt University Xinbin Chen Cell Biology
Paul  Harms Vanderbilt University Chenbei Chang Cell Biology
Kevin Nash Univ of Mass, Amherst & Penn State Univ      Danny Welch Pathology
Amish Shah University of Georgia James Markert Physiology & Biophysics

2007

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Rizwan Akhtar Vanderbilt University Kevin Roth Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Tanya Rege Tulane University James Hagood Cell Biology
Mark  Stonecypher      Vanderbilt University Steve L. Carroll Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Nathaniel Weathington University of South Alabama J. Edwin Blalock Physiology & Biophysics
Thomas Whisenhunt San Diego State University Jeffrey Kudlow Cell Biology

2006

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Jill Adamski University of Wyoming Etty Benveniste Cell Biology
Thomas Bender Duke University Elizabeth Delzell Epidemiology
Sotirios Keros Duke University John Hablitz Physiology & Biophysics
Zachary Kneass California Polytechnic State University      Richard Marchase      Cell Biology
Long Le MIT David Curiel Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Kayvon Modjarrad Duke University Sten H. Vermund Epidemiology

2005

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Jack Crawford Auburn University Rakesh Patel Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Gautam Prasad College of New Jersey Ruiwen Zhang Pharmacology & Toxicology
Joshua Richman Bard College & Univ of Virginia Charles Katholi Biostatistics
Thomas Ryan Wichita State University Pamela Lucchesi Physiology & Biophysics
Joshua Short University of California, Berkeley David Curiel Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Tommy Thomas MIT Robert Langer Biomedical Engineering
Duane Wesemann Brigham Young University Tika Benveniste Cell Biology
Geoffrey Young Duke University Joanne Murphy-Ullrich      Molecular & Cellular Pathology

2004

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Evans Bailey Wheaton College Ronald L. Johnson      Cell Biology
Angela Feeling-Taylor      Univ of Penn, Howard Univ    
    & Albert Einstein College of Medicine    
Karin Hardiman Smith College Sadis Matalon Physiology & Biophysics
Timothy Hecker Catholic University Candece Gladson Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Krista Kilpadi University of Washington Susan Bellis Biomedical Engineering
Howard Masuoka Brown Univ & Vanderbilt Univ Tim Townes Biochem & Mol Gen
Kimberly Parkerson Louisiana Tech University Harald Sontheimer Neurobiology
Pavle Repovic University of Tennessee at Chattanooga      Tika Benveniste Cell Biology
Patricia Ritch Kennesaw State University Harald Sontheimer Neurobiology
John  Robinson Johns Hopkins University Herbert C. Cheung Biochem & Mol Gen
Brian Van Tine University of Arizona Louise Chow Biochem & Mol Gen
David Williams Yale University Charles Turnbough Microbiology
Sunny Yung University of Chicago Thomas Unnasch Microbiology
Jeffrey Zwerner Washington University in St. Louis William A. May Biochem & Mol Gen

2003

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Cari Dakin Eckerd College J. Anthony Thompson      Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Rotem Elgavish Johns Hopkins University Donald Twieg Biomedical Engineering
K. Foster Idaho State University J. Michael Ruppert Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Jayleen Grams St. Cloud State University Stephen Hajduk Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Shawn Harmon University of Alabama at Huntsville Gail W. Wertz Microbiology
Jonathan Newton Western Kentucky University Raymond Ideker Physiology & Biophysics
Christopher Ransom California Polytechnic State University      Harald Sontheimer Neurobiology

1990-2002

First Name      Last Name      Undergraduate Institution(s)           Thesis Mentor          Department
Christopher Miller Vanderbilt University Donald J. Buchsbaum Molecular & Cellular Path
Sandeep Vaishnavi Georgia Institute of Technology Anjan Chatterjee Neurobiology
Jeffrey Milner Emory University Stephen Hajduk Biochem & Molecular Gen
Bryan Tillman Eastern Washington University David Curiel Molecular & Cellular Path
William Berrington Duke University Bruce A. Freeman Molecular & Cellular Path
Stephen Brossette Georgia Institute of Technology Stephen Moser Computer & Infor Sci
Vijayakrishna      Gadi UAB Eric Sorscher Physiology & Biophysics
Brian Hughes UCSD Eric Sorscher Physiology & Biophysics
Jacinda Sampson St. Mary's College of Maryland Joseph Beckman Biochem & Molecular Gen
Mark Fung Wesleyan Univ  Alan Wells Molecular & Cellular Path
    Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign         
Jonathan Grim University of California, Berkeley David Curiel Molecular & Cellular Path
Allen LeBlanc Stanford University Stephen Hajduk Biochem & Molecular Gen
Andrea Smith-Lowe      University of California at Davis Stephen Hajduk Biochem & Molecular Gen
Philip Chen University of South Florida Alan Wells Molecular & Cellular Path
Anthony Lombardo MIT George Brown Neurobiology
Jordan Shin Harvard College J. Anthony Thompson Biochem & Molecular Gen
James Burke Saint Francis College John Hablitz Physiology & Biophysics
Steven McCune MIT Tim Townes Biochem & Molecular Gen
Lawrence Prince University of Miami Richard B. Marchase Cell Biology
Helene Bernstein Mercer University Eric Hunter  Microbiology
      Richard Compans   
Patrick Johnston Mississippi State University Eric Hunter Microbiology
Claus Spies Georgia Institute of Technology Richard W. Compans Microbiology
Michael Madden Georgia Tech Martin Pike Cell Biology
Bruce Swords UCSD Kathleen Berecek Physiology & Biophysics
Daniel Pauly Duke University Jeanie B. McMillin Biochem & Molecular Gen