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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
Ana (Annie) Jenike, Ph.D. May 2023 Postdoctoral Fellow Oregon Health and Science University
Kathleen (Katie) Mulka, DVM, DACVP, Ph.D. May 2023 Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology School of Veterinary Medicine, Univ of Penn
Thomas R. Nirschl, Ph.D. May 2023 Postdoctoral Fellow, Jelani Zarif Laboratory Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Monali Praharaj, M.S., Ph.D. May 2023 Research Scientist-I Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Carli B. Jones, Ph.D. Dec 2022 Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiation Oncology and Immuno-oncology City of Hope National Medical Center
Worarat (Pan-am) Chaisawangwong, M.Sc., Ph.D. Aug 2022 Research Scientist BioNTech
Peter E. Chianchiano Jr., M.S, Ph.D. Aug 2022 Senior Manager Alliance Mangement, Tempus Labs, Inc.
Yeh Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Aug 2022 Post-doctoral Research Fellow Dr. Ie-Ming Shih Lab, JHUSOM
Pola Olczak, Ph.D. Aug 2022 Field Application Scientist Covaris, LLC
Ye Eun Jeong, Pharm., Ph.D. May 2022 Postdoctoral Research Fellow FDA
Tat Wei Lionel Chia, Ph.D. Dec 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow Foghorn Therapeutics
Daniel R. Monaco, Ph.D. Dec 2021 Scientist ImmuneID
Yea Ji Jeong, D.V.M., Ph.D. Aug 2021 Anatomic Pathology Resident Ohio State University
Wei-Kai Huang, M.S., Ph.D. May 2021 Postdoctoral Scholar University of New York
Swathi Karthikeyan, M.S., Ph.D. May 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Christina Curtis and Dr. Mike Bassik Lab Stanford University School of Medicine
Monika M. Looney, Ph.D. May 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Petros Karakousis Lab Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Katie L. Marshall, Ph.D. May 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Nicholas Maragakis Lab Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Kristen L. Nicholes, M.S. May 2021 Research Scientist Fate Therapeutics
Yu-Ting Chang, Ph.D. Dec 2020
Bo-Ran Choi, DVM, Ph.D. Dec 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Dorian McGavern Lab
Nivedita Chowdhury, Ph.D. Dec 2020 Scientist Atreca
John A. Fissel, Ph.D. Dec 2020 Clinical Microbiology Fellow Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Byung Woo Kim, Ph.D. Dec 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Zhaohui Ye Lab FDA
Zoila Areli Lopez Bujanda, Ph.D. Dec 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Dan Littman Lab Skirball Institute, NYU
Emily C. Maggioncalda, Ph.D. Dec 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Evan Snitkin Lab University of Michigan
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. Kuchroo Lab
Brigham Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Drew T. Bell, Ph.D. May 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine
Bo-Yi Sung, M.D., Ph.D. May 2019 Instructor National Defense
Medical Center,
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 Clinical Chemistry Fellow Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Heidi Hempel Sullivan, Ph.D. May 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow National Human Genome Research Institute and Education and Community Involvement Branch
Carolyn Tallon, Ph.D. May 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Dr. Barbara Slusher Lab
Johns Hopkins University
Drug Discovery
Michael E. Urbanowski, M.S., Ph.D. May 2018 3rd 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,
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
Yi-Hsin Lin, M.D., Ph.D. May 2017 Attending Physician, Director of Gynecology Tri-Service General Hospital
Jonathan Ling, Ph.D. May 2017 Assistant Professor, Molecular Pathology Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Meng Su, Ph.D. May 2017 Assistant Professor of Pathology; Associate Director of Colorado Genetics Laboratory University of Colorado
Byung-Hak Kang, Ph.D. Dec 2016 Investigative Pathologist - Investigator III Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Annie Hsieh, Ph.D. May 2016 3rd 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 Research Assistant Professor Vanderbilt University
Medical Center
Anne Macgregor-Das, Ph.D. May 2015 Biologist FDA
Alvin Makohon-Moore, Ph.D. May 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue Lab Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Weijie Poh, Ph.D. Dec 2015 Chief Scientist Digital Life Line, Singapore
Melek Sunay, Ph.D. May 2015 Staff Fellow FDA
Joshua Wang, Ph.D. May 2015 Founder, CEO and President VerImmune
Hong Yuen Wong, Ph.D. May 2015 Research Assistant Professor Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Shu-Han Yu, Ph.D. May 2015 Assistant Professor, S.H.Y. Lab, Institute of Biotechnology National Taiwan University
Jacqueline Brosnan-Cashman, Ph.D. May 2014 Scientific Writer PathAI
Saniya Fayzullina, PhD, PMP, PfMP Dec 2014 Director, Program Management, Identifeye Health Independent Consultant -Sanity Consulting, LLC
Teraneh "Tizzy" (Zarififar) Jhaveri, Ph.D. May 2014 Associate Director, Medical Affairs (Oncology) 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 Assistant Project Scientist UCLA
Brian Simons, Ph.D. May 2014 Director, Comparative Pathology Program Center for Comparative Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Ren-Chin Wu, M.D., Ph.D. Dec 2014 Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Arvin Gouw, M.A., Ph.D. May 2013 Founding CEO of Bacchus Therapeutics and Instructor in the Division of Oncology Stanford University School of Medicine
Kah Jing Lim, Ph.D. May 2013 Research Scientist Acenzia, Inc.
Sophie Zhirong Lin, Ph.D. May 2013 4th 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 Sr. Assistant Director of Research,
Institute for Health Technologies
Nanyang Technological University
Kristen Rennoll-Bankert, Ph.D. May 2013 Regulatory Affairs Manager Biomeme, Inc.
Taylor Reynolds, Ph.D. May 2013 Discovery Pathologist,
Immunology at Biogen
Cambridge, MA
Jessica M. Fogel, Ph.D. Dec 2012 Research Program Manager, HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Kathleen K. Kelly (Brennan), DVM, Ph.D. May 2012 Veterinary Pathologist II Charles River Laboratories
Valerie Toodle, Ph.D. May 2012 Biological Patents Examiner USPTO
(US Patent and Trademark Office)
Genevieve L. Weber, Ph.D. May 2012 Instructor/Adjunct Faculty Oregon State University
Kai Lee Yap, Ph.D. May 2012 Director, Molecular Diagnostics; Professor of Pathology 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 Sr. Research Associate Oregon Health and Science University
Barry Gertz, M.D., Ph.D. May 2011 CSO and EVP Synterica, Inc.
Tory P. Johnson, Ph.D. Dec 2011 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurology-Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Cheryl Mei-Yi Koh, Ph.D. Dec 2011 Principal Scientist DeepCure
Melissa A. Landek-Salgado, Ph.D. May 2010 Contractor, Molecular Psychiatry Program Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Kimberly M. Walter, D.V.M., Ph.D. May 2010 Associate Director, Biomarker Scientist Atreca, Inc.
Sarah K. Wyman (Brennan), Ph.D. Dec 2010 Research Specialist University of California, San Francisco
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 (USPTO)
Youngtae Jeong, M.D., Ph.D. Dec 2009 Assistant Professor, New Biology Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
Colleen Mulvey Lemmon, Ph.D. May 2009 Sr. Medical Science Liaison Seagen
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
Cancer Center
Stina M. Tucker, Ph.D. May 2008 Deputy Head of Department of Comparative Medicine Karolinska Institutet
Victoria A. Laast, D.V.M, Ph.D. May 2007 Associate Director, Pathology Labcorp Drug Development
Paria Mirmonsef, Ph.D. May 2007 Assistant Professor Rush University Medical Center
Koh Meng Aw Yong, Ph.D. Dec 2006 Product Manager Charles River Laboratories
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 Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences University of Texas
at Dallas
Craig N. Morrell, D.V.M, Ph.D. May 2005 Professor, Department of Medicine Aab Cardiovascular
Research Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center
Onikepe A. Adegbola, M.D., Ph.D. May 2003 Founder, Casa de Sante; Physician Entrepreneur, Digital Health Casa de Sante
Jonathan R. Brody, Ph.D. May 2003 Vice Chair of Research for the Dept. of Surgery; Associate Director of Translational Research of the Brenden-Colson Pancreatic Center for Patient Care Oregon Health and Science University
Laura K. Richman, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVP May 2003 Chief Development Officer Affinia Therapeutics