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A PhD in Pathobiology emphasizes translational research and places our graduating students in an exceptional position to pursue careers in academic research, government, and the biotech industry. Our alumni are spread across the world pursuing their dream careers. The scientific knowledge and critical thinking skills shown by our graduates have set them up to succeed in any career path they choose.

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Where Our Graduates Are Today

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Our alumni have gone on to pursue a wide range of career paths, from academia to financial analysis. Most graduates do a post-doctoral fellowship after graduating and enter academic research as an assistant professor. However, a PhD in Pathobiology can be used to enter nearly any career and our program is committed to support and assist our students pursue their unique career paths.

Name Graduation Year Current Position Institution/Company
Yu-Ting Chang, Ph.D. Dec 2020
Bo-Ran Choi, DVM, Ph.D. Dec 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Dorian McGavern Lab
NIH/NINDS
Eva Shrestha, Ph.D. Dec 2020 Worldwide Medical Fellow Biogen
Minling Gao, Ph.D. May 2020
Audrey Knight, Ph.D. May 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Victoria Baxter Lab
University of Chapel Hill
School of Medicine
Janelle Montagne, M.S., Ph.D. May 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Drs. Elizabeth Jaffee and Elana Fertig Lab
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Samantha Semenkow, Ph.D. May 2020 Sr. Biotech Research Associate Citi Group
Hee Sun Choi, Ph.D. Dec 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Daniela Čiháková Lab
Immunopathology
Drew T. Bell, Ph.D. May 2019
Bo-Yi Sung, M.D., Ph.D. May 2019 Instructor National Defense
Medical Center,
Taipei
Wan Rou Yang, Ph.D. Dec 2018 Johns Hopkins General Psychiatry Residency Program Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Corey Porter, Ph.D. Oct 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dr. Matthias Truttman Lab
University of Michigan
Jaeyeun Lee, Ph.D. May 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dr. Richard Ambinder Lab
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Bradley A. Poore, Ph.D. May 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Pediatric Oncology,
Dr. Eric Raabe Lab
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Heidi Hempel Sullivan, Ph.D. May 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dr. Jeffrey Schlom Lab
National Cancer Institute,
Rockville, MD
Carolyn Tallon, Ph.D. May 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dr. Barbara Slusher Lab
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Michael E. Urbanowski, M.S., Ph.D. May 2018 2nd Year Med Student University of Massachusetts
Medical School
Youngran Park, Ph.D. Dec 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Drs. Ie-Ming Shih and
Tian Li Wang Lab
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Breann Yanagisawa, Ph.D. Dec 2017 Academic Copyeditor Research Square Durham,
NC
Allison Hanaford, Ph.D. May 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dr. Hiroyuki Nakai Lab
Oregon Health and
Science University
Rosie Jiang, Ph.D. May 2017 Senior Life Sciences Specialist L.E.K. Consulting
Jonathan Ling, Ph.D. May 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Neuroscience,
Dr. Seth Blackshaw Lab
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Meng Su, Ph.D. May 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
American Board of
Medical Genetics and Genomics
ABMGG Clinical Lab
Genetics and Genomics
(LGG)
Byung-Hak Kang, Ph.D. Dec 2016 Postdoctoral and Clincal Resident,
Vet AP Residency,
Dept of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Annie Hsieh, Ph.D. May 2016 2nd Year Resident, Neurology Albert Einstein Medical Center
Sungyul Lee, Ph.D. May 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dr. Narry Kim Lab
Institute for Basic Science Center
for RNA Research,
Seoul National University
Wan Yee Leong, Ph.D. May 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wei Wen Teo, Ph.D. May 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cancer Science Institute
of Singapore
Alyssa Walker, Ph.D. May 2016 Tutor in Biology Howard Community College
Sarah Croessmann, Ph.D. May 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Vanderbilt University
Medical Center
Anne Macgregor Das, Ph.D. May 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
GI/Liver Pathology,
Dr. Michael Goggins Lab
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Alvin Makohon-Moore, Ph.D. May 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dr. Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue Lab
Memorial-Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center
Weijie Poh, Ph.D. Dec 2015 Biotech Entrepreneur, Co-Founder,
PathoVax LLC;

Research Fellow,
Dr. Jennifer R. Brown Lab
Dana Farber Cancer Institute,
Boston, MA
Melek Sunay, Ph.D. May 2015 Staff Fellow FDA
Joshua Wang, Ph.D. May 2015 Adjunct Assistant Professor, GYN Pathology;
Co-Founder PathoVax LLC
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Hong Yuen Wong, Ph.D. May 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Nat'l Heart Lung & Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
AML
Shu-Han Yu, Ph.D. May 2015 Assistant Professor National Taiwan University
Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman, Ph.D. May 2014 Scientific Editor,
Clinical Cancer Research
American Association for
Cancer Research (AACR)
Saniya Fayzullina, Ph.D. Dec 2014 Staff Project Manager GRAIL, Inc.
Teraneh "Tizzy" (Zarififar) Jhaveri, Ph.D. May 2014 Manager, Marketing Sciences Gilead Sciences
Kihyuck Kwak, Ph.D. May 2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Kah Suan Lim, Ph.D. May 2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Alan D'Andrea & Timur Yusufzai Lab
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Boston, MA
Yiting Lim, Ph.D. May 2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Allison Sharrow, Ph.D. May 2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dept. of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
UCLA
Brian Simons, Ph.D. May 2014 Director, Comparative Pathology Program Center for Comparative Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Ren-Chin Wu, Ph.D. Dec 2014 Assistant Professor Chang Gung University
College of Medicine, Taiwan
Arvin Gouw, M.A., Ph.D. May 2013 Stanford Nanotechnology & SPARK Fellow;
Harvard Affiliate Faculty;
VP of Research and Development at
Rare Genomics Institute
Stanford and Berkely;
Rare Genomics Institute,
Hanover, MD
Kah Jing Lim, Ph.D. May 2013 Research Scientist Acenzia, Inc.
Sophie Zhirong Lin, Ph.D. May 2013 3rd Year Medical Student,
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Laxmi "Lucky" Pellakur-Slider, Ph.D. May 2013 Scientific Director PRECISIONscientia
Shaaretha Pelly, Ph.D. May 2013 Director of Research Development,
Institute for Health Technologies
Nanyang Technological University
Kristen Rennoll-Bankert, Ph.D. May 2013 Scientist II Becton, Dickinson and Company
Taylor Reynolds, Ph.D. May 2013 Discovery Pathologist,
Immunology at Biogen
Biogen,
Cambridge, MA
Jessica M. Fogel, Ph.D. Dec 2012 Research Associate,
HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN),
Laboratory Center, Virology Core
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Kathleen K. Kelly (Brennan), DVM, Ph.D. May 2012 Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences,
Kelly Lab
Cornell University
Valerie Toodle, Ph.D. May 2012 Biological Patents Examiner USPTO
(US Patent and Trademark Office)
Genevieve L. Weber, Ph.D. May 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher;
Instructor; Editor
Oregon State University;
Oncotarget (Impact Journals LLC);
ScienceDocs
Kai Lee Yap, Ph.D. May 2012 Assisant Director,
Molecular Genetics & Cytogenetics;

Assistant Professor of Pathology
(Northwestern Univ Feinberg
School of Medicine)
Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago
Po-Min Chiang, Ph.D. May 2011 Assistant Professor,
Institute of Clinical Medicine
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Joseph Paul Garay, Ph.D. May 2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Barry Gertz, M.D., Ph.D. May 2011 Partner and VP of Research,
Synaptic Research, LLC
Synaptic Research, LLC
Tory P. Johnson, Ph.D. Dec 2011 Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Cheryl Mei-Yi Koh, Ph.D. Dec 2011 Principal Investigator Silicon Therapeutics
Melissa A. Landek-Salgado, Ph.D. May 2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences,
Akira Sawa Lab
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Kimberly M. Walter, D.V.M., Ph.D. May 2010 Senior Scientist II,
Abb Vie Pharmaceuticals
North Chicago, IL
Sarah K. Wyman (Brennan), Ph.D. Dec 2010 Senior Research Scientist Cell Design Labs
(a Gilead Company)
Jennifer R. (Wehner) Zitner, Ph.D. May 2010 Advanced Lecturer,
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Loyola University Chicago
Barry A. Chestnut, Ph.D. May 2009 Primary Patent Examiner,
Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO)
Youngtae Jeong, M.D., Ph.D. Dec 2009 Instructor,
Department of Radiation Oncology
and Cancer Center
Stanford University
School of Medicine
Colleen Mulvey Lemmon, Ph.D. May 2009 Medical Science Liaison Advaxis, Inc.
Yen-Chun Liu, M.D., Ph.D., M.S. May 2009 Assistant Professor of Pathology,
Division of Hematopathology
University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center
Joon Tae Park, Ph.D. May 2009 Assistant Professor,
Department of Electronics Engineering
Incheon National University,
South Korea
Kristi L. Helke, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP May 2008 Professor, Comparative Medicine;
Director, MUSC-VA Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Medical University of
South Carolina
Bruce K. Huang, Ph.D. May 2008 Cancer Researcher National Cancer Institute,
Rockville, MD
Alexandra "Sasha" M. Klevytska, Ph.D. May 2008 Biology and Neuroscience Teacher The Bryn Mawr School,
Baltimore, MD
Kazunori Murata, Ph.D., DABCC May 2008 Clinical Chemist,
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Memorial-Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center
Stina M. Tucker, Ph.D. May 2008 Director, Experimental Core Facility Stockholm University
Victoria A. Laast, D.V.M, Ph.D. May 2007 Pathologist Covance Labs, Inc.
Paria Mirmonsef, Ph.D. May 2007 Clinical Research Coordinator,
Sports Medicine Research
Midwest Orthopedics
Koh Meng Aw Yong, Ph.D. Dec 2006 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
The Sofia Merajver
Breast Cancer Research Program
University of Michigan
Health System
Craig A. Fletcher, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACLAM May 2006 Associate Vice Chancellor of Research;
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine;
Professor, Dept. of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Jung-Whan Kim, D.V.M, Ph.D. May 2006 Principal Investigator,
The Jay Kim Lab
University of Texas
at Dallas
Craig N. Morrell, D.V.M, Ph.D. May 2005 Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine
Aab Cardiovascular
Research Institute
Onikepe A. Adegbola, M.D., Ph.D. May 2003 Global Head, Scientific Affairs; Clinical Trials Quest Diagnostics
Jonathan R. Brody, Ph.D. May 2003 Director, Surgical Research;
Co-director, The Jefferson Pancreas,
Biliary and Related Cancer Center;
Current Chair, Cancer Research Program (PRCRP),
Department of Defense (Army) in Washington, D.C.
Thomas Jefferson University,
Philadelphia, PA
Laura K. Richman, D.V.M., Ph.D. May 2003 Executive Director - Translational Research,
Gene Therapy Program
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine