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PhD Past Students

Ricci, Anthony
Mentor PhD: P. Guth
Grad Year: 1992
Current Position: Professor, Stanford University

Lucas, Louis
Mentor PhD: R. Harlan
Grad Year: 1993
Current Position: Asst. Professor, Loyola University Chicago

Taylor, Gail
Mentor PhD: K. Muneoka
Grad Year: 1995
Current Position: Assoc. Program Director, MBRS-RISE, University of Texas at San Antonio

Scripter, Jori
Mentor PhD: C. Ide
Grad Year: 1995
Current Position: Washington University, St. Louis

Maness, Lawrence
Mentor PhD: A. Kastin
Grad Year: 1996
Current Position: Field Medical Director at FORUM Pharmaceuticals

Wyatt, H. Alan
Mentor PhD: A. Gerall
Grad Year: 1997
Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Research Director, LSU Health Sciences Center;
Current Position: Medical Co-Director, West Jefferson Medical Center Hyperbaric Medicine Dept.

Gutierrez, Carolina
Mentor PhD: C. Cusick
Grad Year: 1997
Current Position: Administrative Director, Dept. of Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Romero-Ortega, Mario
Mentor PhD: C. Phelps
Grad Year: 1997
Current Position: Assoc. Professor, Bioengineering, University of Texas at Dallas

Schrader, Laura
Mentor PhD: J. Tasker
Grad Year: 1997
Current Position: Assoc. Professor, Cell & Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Tulane University

Gergen, Kerry
Mentor PhD: R. Harlan
Grad Year: 1997
Current Position: Freelance Regulatory Writer

Pan, Weihong
Mentor PhD: R. Harlan
Grad Year: 1997
Current Position: Chief of Sleep Laboratory/Sleep Disorder Clinic, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System

Harrison, Laura
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 1998
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Cell & Molecular Biology, Tulane University

Dotson, Robert
Mentor PhD: C. Ide
Grad Year: 1998
Current Position: Professor of Practice, Cell & Molecular Biology, Tulane University

Jelaso-Langerveld, Anna
Mentor PhD: C. Ide
Grad Year: 1998
Current Position: President and CEO of Genemarkers, LLC

Plotkin, Scott
Mentor PhD: B. Banks
Grad Year: 1998
Asst. Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital;
Current Position: Director of Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

McLay, Robert
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 1998
Current Position: Research Director and Psychiatrist, Naval Medical Center, San Diego

Martin-Schild, Sheryl
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 1999
Director, Stroke Program at Tulane University Hospital;
Current Position: Assoc. Professor of Neurology;
Vascular Neurologist at Tulane University Hospital & Clinic

Luther, Jason
Mentor PhD: J. Tasker
Grad Year: 1999
Current Position: Scientist, Amgen (Boston, MA)

Gray-Singh, Danielle
Mentor PhD: C. Fermin
Grad Year: 1999
Current Position: Biology Department Head, Tuskegee University

Lipani, John
Mentor PhD: D. Lee
Grad Year: 2000
Current Position: Founding Director, Princeton Neurological Surgery, P.C., Neurosurgeon, Princeton Neurological Surgery- NJ

Smith, Rebecca
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 2001
Adjunct Professor, University of Louisville;
Current Position: Program Director, Fiduciary Services, GuardiaCare Services

Webber, Doug
Mentor PhD: M. Garcia
Grad Year: 2001
Founding member, DSX Therapeutics;
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Magna Biosciences, LCC

Padberg, Jeff
Mentor PhD: C. Cusick
Grad Year: 2001
Current Position: Assoc. Professor, University of Central Arkansas

McInvale, Andrew
Mentor PhD: M. Garcia
Grad Year: 2002
Deceased

Horner, Ashley
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 2002
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Mercer University School of Medicine

Greenwell, Tom
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 2003
Current Position: Program Director, Retinal Neuroscience, National Eye Institute

Hruska, Zuzana
Mentor PhD: G. Dohanich
Grad Year: 2003
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University/Geosystems Research Center

Knaus, Tracy
Mentor PhD: A. Foundas
Grad Year: 2003
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, New Orleans Children’s Hospital and LSUHSC

Cola, Monique
Mentor PhD: C. Cusick
Grad Year: 2004
Current Position: Head of School, New Orleans Charter Science & Math High School

Baucom, Catherine
Mentor PhD: A. Foundas
Grad Year: 2004
Current Position: Surgical Breast Oncologist, Ochsner Medical Center

Brightwell, Jennifer
Mentor PhD: P. Colombo
Grad Year: 2005
Deceased

Lopes, Renato
Mentor PhD: J. Tasker
Grad Year: 2005
Current Position: Professor, University of Brazil

Kailas, Sudha
Mentor PhD: R. Harlan
Grad Year: 2006
Current Position: Holistic Psychiatrist,Private Practice, Santa Fe, NM

Munoz, James
Mentor PhD: D. Procktop
Grad Year: 2006
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Williams, Kevin
Mentor PhD: B. Smith
Grad Year: 2006
Current Position: Associate Professor,University of Texas Southwestern

Khodr, Christina
Mentor PhD: D. Hurley
Grad Year: 2007
Current Position: Senior Medical Writer at Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare plc

Abrams, Matthew
Mentor PhD: D. Prockop
Grad Year: 2007
Current Position: Director, Science and Training at International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

Mock, Jeff
Mentor PhD: A. Foundas
Grad Year: 2007
Current Position: Asstistant Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

Cohen, Jeremy
Mentor PhD: A. Foundas
Grad Year: 2007
Current Position: Associate Professor, Xavier University

Jensen, Elizabeth
Mentor PhD: C. Cusick
Grad Year: 2008
Current Position: Psychiatrist, University of Vermont Medical Center

Witkin, Brian
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 2008
Current Position: Sales Representative, VWR (St. Louis, MI)

Stoutenger-Snyder, Brooke
Mentor PhD: D. Prockop
Grad Year: 2008
Current Position: Postdoc, Emory University

Robinson, Andrew
Mentor PhD: D. Prockop
Grad Year: 2008
Current Position: Biopharma Analyst and Consultant, LifeSci Capital, LLC

Minokadeh, Ardalan
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 2009
Current Position: MD, Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills

Bohacek, Johannes
Mentor PhD: J. Daniel
Grad Year: 2009
Current Position: Professor of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, ETH, Zurich

Peters, Kelly
Mentor PhD: J. Constans
Grad Year: 2009
Current Position: Neuroscientist, Health Policy Analyst, American Institutes for Research

Smith, Clay
Mentor PhD: P. Colombo
Grad Year: 2010
Current Position: Clinical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Ochsner

Ivey, Nathan
Mentor PhD: A. Lackner
Grad Year: 2010
Current Position: Regulatory Programs Staff, FDA

Morgenweck, Jenny
Mentor PhD: Zadina/Taylor
Grad Year: 2010
Current Position: Product Manager, In Vivo Services at The Jackson Laboratory

Clark, Sara
Mentor PhD: F. Inglis
Grad Year: 2010
Current Position: Professor of Practice, Neuroscience Program, Tulane University

Foraker, Jessica
Mentor PhD: D. Prockop
Grad Year: 2011
Current Position: Research Biologist at Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System

Ferland, Chantelle
Mentor PhD: L. Schrader
Grad Year: 2012
Current Position: Director, Policy and Advocacy at Cohen Veterans Bioscience Inc

Nelson, Jeremy
Mentor PhD: E. Golob
Grad Year: 2012
Current Position: Deputy Director at Military Health Institute, UT Health San Antonio

Renner, Nicole
Mentor PhD: A. MacLean
Grad Year: 2012
Current Position: Senior Medical Writer at Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare plc

Springer, Steven
Mentor PhD: L. Schrader
Grad Year: 2012
Current Position: Postdoc, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Solway, Brian
Mentor PhD: B. Taylor
Grad Year: 2012
Current Position: Out of Field

Wang, Chih-Chieh
Mentor PhD: B. Hall
Grad Year: 2012
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Cygnal Therapeutics

Cachat, Jonathan
Mentor PhD: A. Kalueff
Grad Year: 2013
Postdoc, University of California, Davis;
Current Position: President and CEO, Conscious Cannabis Ventures

Combe-Somers, Crescent
Mentor PhD: F. Inglis
Grad Year: 2013
Current Position: Postdoc, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Cost, Katherine
Mentor PhD: G. Dohanich
Grad Year: 2013
Current Position: Research Associate, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Witty, Christine
Mentor PhD: J. Daniel
Grad Year: 2013
Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tulane University

Pahng, Joshua
Mentor PhD: G. Wang
Grad Year: 2013
Current Position: Resident, Opthamology, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Jernberg, Jennifer
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 2013
Current Position: Resident, Psychiatry, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Nelson, Britta
Mentor PhD: J. Daniel
Grad Year: 2014
Current Position: Medical Science Liaison at Bayler

Pauker, Carolyn
Mentor PhD: E. Golob
Grad Year: 2014
Current Position: Tulane School of Medicine

Karhson, Debra
Mentor PhD: E. Golob
Grad Year: 2014
Current Position: Postdoc, Stanford University

Dutta, Somhrita
Mentor PhD: D. Busija
Grad Year: 2015
Current Position: Beacon Consulting Group, Portland ME

Jiang, Yanyan
Mentor PhD: A. Derbenev
Grad Year: 2015
Current Position: Postdoc, Penn State College of Medicine

Nilges, Mark
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 2015
Current Position: Bioscience Sales Specialist, Nikon Instruments

Pahng, Amanda
Mentor PhD: P. Colombo
Grad Year: 2015
Current Position: Postdoc, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Miller, Oliver
Mentor PhD: B. Hall
Grad Year: 2016
Current Position: Scientist II - Inscopix, Inc

Moran, Jacqueline
Mentor PhD: B. Hall
Grad Year: 2016
Current Position: Litigation Associate at Fish & Richardson P.C.

East, Brett
Mentor PhD: P. Colombo
Grad Year: 2016
Current Position: Postdoc, Nathan Kline Institute

Black, Katelyn
Mentor PhD: J. Daniel
Grad Year: 2017
Current Position: Professor of Practice, Neuroscience Program, Tulane University

Hartner, Jeremy
Mentor PhD: L. Schrader
Grad Year: 2017
Current Position: Postdoc, University of Michigan

Homiak, Damek
Mentor PhD: L. Schrader
Grad Year: 2017
Current Position: Tulane School of Medicine

Pollard, Kevin
Mentor PhD: J. Daniel
Grad Year: 2017
Current Position: Postdoc, Tulane University

Yu, Diankun
Mentor PhD: L. Schrader
Grad Year: 2017
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

Freehan, Amy
Mentor PhD: J. Zadina
Grad Year: 2018
Current Position: Research Scientist, Oschner Health System

Voglewede, Rebecca
Mentor PhD: R. Mostany
Grad Year: 2018
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Darling, Jeff
Mentor PhD: J. Daniel
Grad Year: 2019
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Jones, Chris
Mentor PhD: S. Drury
Grad Year: 2019
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Oseid, Danny
Mentor PhD: A. Robinson
Grad Year: 2019
Current Position: Senior Consultant, MicroBio Consulting

Huggins, Jefferson
Mentor PhD: J. Daniel
Deceased

Morford, Jamie
Mentor PhD: F. Mauvais-Jarvis
Grad Year: 2020
Deceased

Sawyer, Edward (Ted)
Mentor PhD: L. Schrader
Grad Year: 2020
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Wise, Rachel
Mentor PhD: B. Bunnell
Grad Year: 2020
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University