Recent Alumni


Cara D'Amico, Ph.D.

Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb
"Droplet Microfluidics Coupled to Mass Spectrometry for Pharmacological Applications"
Advisor: Robert T. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Josh Lott, Ph.D.

Medical Science Liaison, Merz Aesthetics
"Delineating the Specificity of Cannabinoid Effects by Investigating Cannabinoid Receptor-1 Trafficking and Signaling"
Advisor: Manoj Puthenveedu, Ph.D.

Andrea Pesch, Ph.D.

Sr Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Loxo Onocology
"Targeting DNA Damage, Apoptosis, and the Cell Cycle for the Radiosensitization of Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer"
Advisors: Corey Speers, MD, PhD and James Rae, PhD


Naincy Chandan, PhD

Principle Scientist Research, Genentech
"Identification and Characterization of G Protein Signaling Networks by Proximity Labeling-Coupled Proteomics"
Advisor: Alan Smrkca, Ph.D.

Nnamdi Edokobi, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
"The Role of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Gene Scn1b in the developing pediatric heart"
Advisor: Lori L. Isom, Ph.D.

Julie Philippe Gupta, Ph.D.

Life Sciences Consultant, Putnam Associates
"Ankyrin-B is Lipid-Modified by S-Palmitoylation to Promote Dendritic Membrane Scaffolding of Voltage Gated Sodium Channel Nav1.2 in Neurons"
Advisor: Paul Jenkins, Ph.D.

Alina Morales, Ph.D.

Scientific Associate, Viscira
"Regulation of Chromaffin Cell Exocytosis via Endogenously Secreted Signaling Molecules Acetylcholine and PACAP"
Advisor: Arun Anantharam, Ph.D.

Bryan Sears, Ph.D.

Clinical Research Associate, Univ. of Michigan
"Investigating the Acute and Chronic Effects of Known and Novel Opioid Ligands"
Advisor: Emily Jutkiewicz, Ph.D.