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Pharmacology PhD Program

Alumni


2017 Graduates

​Brett Dunn
B.S., Biochemistry, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, 2014
Mentor: Aoto, Jason
​Jessica Spiltoir
BS: Biochemistry, Univ. of Vermont, VT, 2009

2016 Graduates

​Rachel Fickes
B.S., Biochemistry, Creighton Univ., NE, 2011
Entered Program: 2012
Current Position: Clinical Services Specialist at Adaptive Biotechnologies in Seattle, WA
​Jovylyn Gatchalian
BS: Biochemistry, Univ. of California, San Di​​ego, CA, 2006
Entered Program: 2011
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Molecular and Cell Biology Salk Institute La Jolla, CA US
​Christina L. Wysoczynski-Horita
B.S., Biology, Univ. of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, 2009
Entered Program: 2009
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Chandra Tucker’s Laboratory at CU Anschutz Medical Campus

2015 Graduates

​Kelsey Barcomb
B.A., Neuroscience, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Postdoc at Brown University
​Wes Blakeslee
B.A., Biochemistry, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Director of Clinical Pharmacology at RxREVU Inc
​Hannah Edlin
B.S., Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Startng CU Anschutz PharmD Program in Fall 2016
​Wallace H. Liu
B.S., Biochemistry a​​nd Cell Biology, Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, 20​​07
Entered Program: 2009
Current Position: Postdoc in Dr. Churchill’s Lab at CU Anschutz Medical Campus
​Sarah Martin
B.S., Biochemistry, North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2010
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Postdoc at the Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2014 Graduates

​Allison Ostriker, PhD
B.A., Biochemistry, Bowdoin Coll., Brunswick, ME, 2004
Entered Program: 2008
Current Position: Postdoc at Yale University, Cardiovascular Center
​Jacki M. Rorabaugh, PhD
B.S., Biology: Allied Health, Winona State Univ., Winona, MN, 2009
Entered Program: 2009
Current Position: Postdoc at Emory University, Weinshenker Lab, Department of Human Genetics

2013 Graduates

​J. Taylor Juergens, PhD
B.S., Biology, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Denver, CO, 2007
Entered Program: 2007
Current Position: EMD Serono Inc., Medical Science Liaison, Columbus OH
​Jill Neiman, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 2006
Entered Program: 2006
Current Position: Residency at Poudre Valley Hospital, Family Medicine, Ft. Collins CO
Sarah M. Rogstad, PhD
B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Harvey Mudd Coll., Claremont, CA, 2008
Entered Program: 2009
Mentor: Wu, Christine C.
Current Position: ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow at the FDA in Silver Spring, MD .

2012 Graduates

​James J. Galligan, PhD
B.S., Physiology, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, 2006
Entered Program: 2007
Current Position: Postdoc at Vanderbilt
​Wallace R. Helton, PhD
B.S., Exercise and Sport Science, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, 1994
Entered Program: 2006
Mentor: Wu, Christine C.
Current Position: EMD Serono Inc., Medical Science Liaison Medical Affais - Neurodegenerative Diseases
​Patrick M. Hutchins, PhD
B.A., Chemistry, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2003
Entered Program: 2008
Current Position: Postdoc at Wash Univ. - Dept. of Medicine, Diabetes, & Obesity
​Heather E. Caballes, PhD
B.S., Biology, B.S., Psychology, Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY, 2002
Entered Program: 2007
Current Position: Postdoc at UC Denver|AMC, Pharmacology (Benke Lab)
​Prince Tieku, MS
B.S., Microbiology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Pharmacy Student at the Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
James T. Whitehurst, PhD
M.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC, 2005
Entered Program: 2007
Current Position: MSTP student at UC Denver
​Sarah M. Williams, MS
B.S., Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, 2005
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Clinical Specialist at Medtronic
​Dorothy J. Yamamoto, PhD
B.A., Psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Denver, CO, 2006
Entered Program: 2006
Current Position: Postdoc at UC Denver|AMC, Radiology

2011 Graduates

​Tressa M. Allington, PhD
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames, IA, 2004
Entered Program: 2006
Mentor: Schiemann, William P.
Current Position: CBR International Corp. Scientific Consultant

2010 Graduates

​Rebekah Vest, PhD
B.S., Zoology, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT, 2001
Entered Program: 2005
Postdoc, Univ of Southern California
​Brian M. Ziemba, PhD
B.S., MCD Biology/Biochemistry, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1998
Entered Program: 2005
Current Position: Postdoc at UC Boulder, Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept.

2009 Graduates

Henrick Horita, PhD
B.S., Biology, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004
Entered Program: 2005
Current Position: Scientist at Cytoskeleton Inc. in Aurora, CO.
​Kelli Jonakin, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Univ. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 2005
Entered Program: 2005
Mentor: Wu, Christine C.
Current Position: Field Applications Specialist AB SCIEX
​Bruce Mandt, PhD
B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001
Entered Program: 2004
Current Position: Director of the Postdoctoral Office in the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate School
​Anna Nelson, PhD
B.A., Psychology, Boston College, Boston, MA, 2003
Entered Program: 2006
Current Position: Emergency Medicine Resident, Oregon Health & Science Univ
​Pedro Peña, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, 2003
Entered Program: 2005
Current Position: Postdoc, Univ of Minn., Biotechnology Institute

Contact

David Port, Program Director
Email: David Port, Ph.D.
Shanelle Felder, Program Administrator
Voice: 303-724-3565 | Fax: 303-724-3663 | Email:grad.pharm@ucdenver.edu
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