Alumni – Other Program Graduates




McClean, Colleen“Novel Methods of Mycobacterial Control via Manipulation of Host Lipid Bioavailability”TobinMD/PhD 2021


Gamble, Dionna"Homologous Recombination Outcomes of Double-Strand Break- Initiated Events in Saccharomyces cerevisiae"Jinks-RobertsonPhD 2020


Yang, Wen-HsuanMolecular Mechanisms of TAZ-regulating Ferroptosis
in Cancer Cells and tRNA Fragment in Erythrocytes
ChiPhD 2019
Dai, Joanne“Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Phenocopies Apoptosis Regulation in Germinal Center B Cells”LuftigPhD 2019
Ding, Chien-KuangChiPhD 2019


Walzer, KatelynChiPhD 2018 UPGG
Lennox, Ashley"mRNA Regulation in Mammalian Brain
Development and Developmental
SilverPhD 2018 UPGG
Matty, Molly"Chemical and Genetic Modulation of
the Host Immune Response to
Mycobacterial Infection"
Tobin PhD 2018 UPGG
Midani, Firas"Predicting colonization of microbes in
the human gut"
DavidPhD 2018 CBB
Lin, Chao-Chieh"CoA Synthase Regulates Mitotic Fidelity via CBP-Mediated Acetylation"ChiPhD 2018 UPGG
Moore, Anthony"Genetic control of genomic alterations induced by interstitial telomeric sequences"PetesPhD 2018 UPGG


Hum, Yee Fang"Molecular Characterization of Mitotic Homologous Recombination Outcomes in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"Jinks-RobertsonPhD 2017 UPGG
McSweeney, Melodi Keisha"Microelectrode array modeling of genetic neurological disorders in the era of next generation sequencing"GoldsteinPhD 2017 UPGG
Bisogno, Laura Simone"Post-transcriptional regulation of cancer traits and gene expression in a genetically defined, primary cell-derived model of breast tumorigenesis"KeenePhD 2017 UPGG
Reese, Aspen"Ecological Forces in Microbial Communities: Experimental Tests of Community Ecology Theory in Soil and the Mammalian Gut"DavidPhD 2017 UPEPostdoc, Harvard
Miller, Emily"The Discovery of EJC Independent Roles for EIF4A3 in Mitosis, Microtubules and Neural Crest Development"SilverPhD 2017 UPGG/DSCB
Billmyre, Blake"Genome evolution in the fungal
pathogen Cryptococcus deuterogattii"
HeitmanPhD 2017 UPGGPostdoc, Stowers Institute in Kansas City, MO
Bae, Sena"Next Gen sequencing tools to derive insights into protein expression and gene function"ValdiviaPhD 2017 BMEDuke


Ross, Justyne"Epigentic Basis of Centromere Maintenance and Inheritance"SullivanPhD 2016 UPGGTBD
Chien, Ming-Shan"Single-Cell Transcriptome Analysis of Olfactory Sensory Neurons"MatsunamiPhD 2016 UPGGTBD
O'Connell, Karen"Genetic analysis of mitotic recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae"PetesPhD 2016 UPGGTBD
Sloan, Roketa"Topoisomerase 1-associated genome instability in yeast: effects of persistent cleavage complexes or increase Top1 levels"Jinks-RobertsonPhD 2016 UPGGTBD
Ost-Selvig, Kyla"Host pH as a signal to induce Cryptococculs neoformans immune evasion"AlspaughPhD 2016 UPGGTBD
Mao, Hanqian (Helen) "Posttranscriptional regulation of embryonic brain development by the exon junction complex"SilverPhD 2016 UPGGTBD


Guo, Xiaoge (Amy) "Tracking individual repair events occurring at mitotic double-strand breaks in Saccharomyces cerevisiae"Jinks-RobertsonPhD 2015 MCBTBD
Keenan, Melissa ChiPhD 2015 UPGG
Aldrup-Macdonald, Megan SullivanMS 2015 UPGGHigh School Science Teacher
Yin, YiPetesPhD 2015 UPGGTBD
Doss, JenniferChiPhD 2015 UPGGTBD


Chen, Yi Shan Dissertation SeminarValdiviaPhD 2014 UPGGTBD
Ho, JianghaiDissertation SeminarMatsunamiPhD 2014 NBITBD
Ruzzo, ElizabethGoldsteinPhD 2014 UPGGTBD
Thompson, MarshallKeenePhD 2014 UPGGTBD


Chu, Pei-Lun MarchukPhD 2013 UPGGTBD
Feretzaki, MariannaDissertation SeminarHeitmanPhD 2013 UPGGTBD
McDonald, David MarchukPhD 2013 UPGGTBD


Evsyukova, IrinaDissertation SeminarGarcia-BlancoPhD 2012 BCHTBD
Lamonte, GregChiPhD 2012 UPGGTBD
Reeves, Jason NevinsPhD 2012 UPGGTBD
St. Charles, JordanPetesPhD 2012 PHARMTBD
Yen, JerryLinneyPhD 2012 Integrated ToxicologyTBD


Friedersdorf, MatthewDissertation SeminarKeenePhD 2011 MCBPost-Doctoral Fellow
Keene Lab, Duke University
Hayden, Karen E.WillardPhD 2011 UPGGPost-Doctoral Scholar UC Santa Cruz
Kucera, KaterinaDissertation SeminarWillardPhD 2011 UPGGTBD
LaBreche, Heather Dissertation SeminarNevinsPhD 2011 UPGGPost-Doctoral FellowDuke University Medical Center
Nguyen, BidongDissertation SeminarValdiviaPhD 2011 UPGGPost-Doctoral Associate Duke University Medical Center
Sangokoya, Carolyn Dissertation SeminarChiPhD 2011 UPGGThird Year Duke University Medical Student


Cirulli, Elizabeth Dissertation SeminarGoldsteinPhD 2010 UPGGBiostatistician
Duke University Medical Center
Keum, SehoonMarchukPhD 2010 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
McCulley, Jennifer PetesPhD 2010 MCBPost-Doctoral Fellow
Myung Lab
NIH, Maryland
Morris, Adam Dissertation SeminarKeenePhD 2010 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University Medical Center
Mudrak, Sarah VictoriaDissertation SeminarJinks-RobertsonPhD 2010 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University Medical Center
Mukherjee, NeelanjanDissertation SeminarKeenePhD 2010 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Ohler Lab
Duke University
Robinson, TimothyDissertation SeminarDewhirst/Garcia-BlancoPhD 2010 MCBDuke University Medical School
Wheeler, Bayly Dissertation SeminarWillardPhD 2010 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
University of California-Berkeley


Akers, AmyMarchukPhD 2009 UPGGChief Scientific Officer
Angioma Alliance
Bastidas, Robert Heitman/CardenasPhD 2009 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Valdivia Lab
Duke University Medical Center
Diezmann, StephanieDietrichPhD 2009 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Leah Cowen Lab
University of Toronto
Fuhrman, Laura AballayPhD 2009 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Maloney, Kristin SullivanPhD 2009 UPGGGenetic Counseling
University of Maryland-Baltimore
Roberts, Richard Dissertation SeminarMatsunamiPhD 2009 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Slone, Jesse AmreinPhD 2009 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Texas A&M University


Bonano, Vivian Garcia-BlancoPhD 2008 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Haskins, Kylie AballayPhD 2008 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, FDA
Kavanaugh, LauraDietrichPhD 2008 UPGGComputational Biologist, Syngenta
Spaeth, Kris ValdiviaPhD 2008 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow
Duke University
Umbach, Jennifer LinCullenPhD 2008 UPGGPost-Doctoral Fellow,
Duke University
Zhuang, Hanyi MatsunamiPhD 2008 UPGGFaculty
Shanghai Jia Tong University