Former Trainees

 

PhDs

Years in CBI

Mentor

Current Position

Daniel Appella 1993-1995 Gellman Senior Investigator
LBC Synthetic Bioactive Molecules Section
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland
Nicole Beauchene Ellis 2009-2012 Kiley Staff Scientist, Matthias Machner lab
NIH
Bethesda, Maryland
Joseph Binder 2004-2008 Raines Senior Scientist
The Dow Chemical Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stephanie Blaszczyk 2018-2020 Tang Medical Writer
Intellia Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA (remote)
Travis Blum 2012-2014 Yoon Principal Scientist
Arena BioWorks
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tony Breitbach 2009-2012 Blackwell Associate Professor of Chemistry
Clarke University
Dubuque, Iowa
Maren Buck 2006-2008 Lynn Associate Professor of Chemistry
Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
Heather Carr 1997-1999 Burstyn Sr Research Associate, Integrative Biology & Pharm
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas
Yolande Chan 2002-2005 Thomas Clinical Microbiology Fellow
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Melisa Cherney 2001-2002 Burstyn Adjunct Instructor, Chemistry
Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, Iowa
Marc Chevrette 2016–2019 Currie Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Cell Science
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Chris Ciolli 2000-2003 Belshaw Strategic Technology Manager – Product Integrity
The Lubrizol Corporation
Cleveland, Ohio
Brain Clare 2001-2002 Gellman Vice President of Operations & Technology
Tricol Biomedical, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
Stephanie Dillon 2013-2015 Brunold Staff Process Development Engineer
Illumina
San Diego, California
Kaitlin Dunn Hoffman 2014-2019 Palecek Senior Research Scientist 1
Promega
Madison, Wisconsin
Emily Ehlerding Shepard 2015-2017 Cai Scientific Director of Medical Affairs
GI Oncology, Merck
Amy Elder 1996-1999 Rich Acting Head of Drug Discovery
Ilios Therapeutics
Alston, Massachusetts
Aubrey Ellison 2013-2017 Raines Associate Group Lead
PPD
Madison, Wisconsin
Emily English 2002-2006 Gellman Senior Director, Quality
Cartesian Therapeutics
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Whitney Erwin 2001-2004 Lauhon Director of Pharmacy
Central Wisconsin Center
Waunakee, Wisconsin
Arielis Estevez-Davila 2017-2023 Jiang Scientist
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Kansas City, Missouri
Rebeca Fernandez 2016-2021 Brunold Post-Doctoral Researcher
UC–Davis
Davis, California
Joshua Fishman 2012-2014 Kiessling Senior Research Supervisor
3M
St. Paul, Minnesota
Bennett Fox 2014-2016 Tibbets Post-Doctoral Researcher
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Kathleen Garber 2004-2010 Kiessling Associate Professor, Chemistry
St. Norbert College
De Pere, Wisconsin
Kevin Garcia 2017-2021 Weix Research Chemist
Gilead Sciences
Foster City, California
Michael Gelman 1998-2001 Gellmann Physician-Scientist
James J Peters VAMC (Bronx)
New York, New York
Nicholas George 2005-2008 Keck Practice Manager, Consulting Microbiologist and Biochemist
Meadows Cat Hospital
Issaquah, Washington
JP Gerdt 2012-2014 Blackwell Assistant Professor
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Kelly Gorres 2003-2006 Raines Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Zhen Guo 1995-1996 Smith Department of Bioinformatics
Fujian Medical University
Fuzhou, China
Marlies Hager 2013-2015 Gellman Senior Scientist
Zoetis
Lincoln, Nebraska
Sarah Hansen 2014-2016 Hoskins Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Laura Harper 1995-2001 Vedejs
Nestor Hernandez-Lozada 2013-2015 Pfleger Scientist
Manus Bio
Waltham, Massachusetts
Peyton Higgins 2019-2023 Buller Post-doctoral Researcher
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Heather Hodges 2011-2018 Kiessling Senior Research Scientist 1
Promega
Madison, Wisconsin
Cara Jenkins 1998-2000 Raines Chemistry–Biology Interface Training Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Heather Johnson 2001-2004 Thorson Senior Regulatory Outreach Specialist
Cargill
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lisa Johnson 2008-2012 Gellman Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical Director
Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington
Bradley Kelemen 1993-1996 Raines Staff Scientist
International Flavors and Fragrances
Palo Alto, California
Wendy Kelly 1997-1998 Lauhon Upper School Science Teacher
PACE Academy
Atlanta, Georgia
Alan Kennan 1994-1996 Whitlock Associate Professor of Chemistry, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Mark Klein 2016–2020 Denu Senior Research Scientist
Promega Corporation, Advanced Technologies Group
Madison, Wisconsin
Erin Kolonko 2002-2005 Kiessling Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Siena College
Loudonville, New York
John Kremer 1997-1999 R. Murphy Associate Director, Preclinical Safety and Efficacy
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Madison, Wisconsin (remote)
Bill Lambert 1998-2000 Burke Principal Investigator
Corteva Agriscience
Indianapolis, Indiana
Rebecca Lennen 2007-2010 Pfleger Director of Strain Engineering
Lygos
Berkeley, California
Chris Lietz 2012-2013 Li Principal Scientist
Bristol Myers Squibb
La Jolla, California
Ethan Lippman 2006-2008 Shusta Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
Christopher Marvin 2005-2007 Burke Principal Research Scientist II, Discovery Chemistry
Abbvie
North Chicago, Illinois
Jared Mays 2005-2007 Rajski Content Developer, Pre-health Education
UWorld Test Prep
Sioux Falls, SD (remote)
Sonya McKay 1996-1998 Gellman Associate Professor of Chemistry (last known)
Denison University
Granville, Ohio
Paola Mera 2005-2007 Escalante Assistant Professor of Microbiology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Tony Meza 2019-2023 Buller Investigator, Biocatalysis Chemistry
GlaxoSmithKline
Upper Providence, Pennsylvania
David Michaelis 2006-2009 Yoon Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
Rachel Miller 2018–2022 Smith R&D Scientist
Streck Laboratories
Omaha, Nebraska
Reagan Miller 2002-2005 Lee Associate Director
Baxter Healthcare
Round Lake, Illinois
Kathleen Mortell 1994-1995 Kiessling Project Manager
Abbvie, Inc.
North Chicago, Illinois
Nathan Murray 2017–2022 Pagliarini Research Scientist 4
Promega
Madison, Wisconsin
Samira Musah 2011-2013 Kiessling Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Kimberly Naber 2003-2006 Li Lecturer 2
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Corey Nemec 2011-2012 Ansari Staff Scientist
10X Genomics
San Francisco, CA
Kayleigh Nyffeler Bucci 2016-2020 Blackwell Senior Microbiologist
Ossium Health
Indianapolis, Indiana
Christopher O’Donnell 1994-1996 Burke Partner, Pfizer Ventures & Executive Director Worldwide Research, Development and Medical
Pfizer
New London, Connecticut
Amy Odegard 1999-2000 Nibert Assistant Professor
University of Puget Sound (last known)
Tacoma, Washington
Samuel Oliver 2007-2010 Denu Technical Support Specialist
BioTek Instruments, Inc.
Burlington, Vermont
Benjamin Ortiz-Cardona 2015-2019 Lynn Senior Scientist II
AbbVie
North Chicago, IL
Kimberly Peterson Kaufman 2004-2007 Gellman Senior VP and Chief of Staff
Invenra
Madison, Wisconsin
Ashley Phetsanthad 2018-2023 Li Research Scientist–Proteomics Biologist
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, Massachusetts
Tom Polaske 2019-2023 Blackwell Research Services Manager/Research Specialist
UW Carbone Cancer Center
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Joshua Price 2003-2006 Gellman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
Andrew Reidenbach 2015-2017 Pagliarini Associate Director
Magnet Biomedicine
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jose A. Restituyo 2002-2005 Rajski Director of Business Development, North America and Europe
Samsung Biologics
Boston, Massachusetts?
Christopher Rose 2013-2014 Coon Scientist, Microchemistry, Proteomics and Lipidomics
Genentech
San Francisco, California
Brad Ryland 2009-2012 Stahl Lab Operations Leader
Solventum
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
William Sanders 1993-1996 Kiessling Senior Director
Aceto
Madison, Wisconsin
Michael Santiago 2003-2006 Burstyn Research Chemist, Cotton Structure and Quality
USDA Agricultural Research Service
New Orleans, Louisiana
Michael Schuster 1997-1999 Kiessling Physician
Arthritis, Rheumatic & Back Disease Associates
Voorhees, New Jersey
Julia Schwartzman 2013-2014 Ruby Assistant Professor, Marine and Environmental Biology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Rachael Sheridan 2006-2008
2009-2010
Kiessling Flow Cytometry Core Manager
Van Andel Research Institute
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Matthew Shoulders 2004-2008 Raines Professor of Chemistry
MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Steven Singer 1998-2000 Casey Research Scientist, Program Director
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
ARPA-E
Berkeley, California
Michael Solomon 1993-1996 Rich CEO
Ribometrix
Boston, Massachusetts
Chris Sprague 2001-2004 Elfarra Director, QA
AbbVie
North Chicago, Illinois
Suzanne Stokes 1994-1997 Rich Vice President and Program Lead
Akouos
Boston, Massachusetts
David Thiriot 1997-1999 Ruoho Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Merck
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tim Tiambeng 2017-2022 Ge/Jin Analytical Scientist
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Tarrytown, New York
Trisha Tucholski 2017-2020 Ge Program Officer
Board on Life Sciences
National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
Washington, DC
Joseph Vasquez 2015-2019 Blackwell Associate Research Specialist
Dow
Auburn, Michigan
Eric Voight 2000-2002 Burke Principal Research Scientist
AbbVie Inc.
North Chicago, Illinois
Olivia Watkins 2008-2010 Brunold QAC Lab Manager
Evonik Oil Additives
Deer Park, Texas
Rex Watkins 2009-2010 Raines Legal Associate
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto, California
Elizabeth Werner 1997-2001 DeLuca Director, Life Science Intellectual Property
WARF
Madison, Wisconsin
Darryl Wesener 2010-2011 Kiessling Assistant Professor of Microbiology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Korbin West 2016-2021 Blackwell Senior Scientist
Scioto Biosciences
Indianapolis, Indiana
Constance Wood 1994-1997 Frey Technical Manager, Bioassay Group
Hospira (a Pfizer company)
Lake Forest, IL
Kenneth Woycechowski 1995-1997 Raines Associate Teaching Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Laura Wysocki 2007-2008 Burke Associate Professor of Chemistry
Wabash College
Crawfordsville, Indiana