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2016

Cole, Joanne.jpg Joanne Cole, PhD 
 BS: University of Maryland,   ​​College Park
 ​​Mentor: Dr. Richard Spritz
 Currently: Postdoctoral Research  Associate, Broad Institute of MIT  and Harvard
​Emily Mathews, PhD
BS: Trinity College, Dublin
Mentor: Dr. Bruce Appel
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis
Veronica Searles-Quick, PhD
BS: Brown University
Mentor: Dr. Jim Sikela
Currently: Medical School, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

2014

​Ken Eyring, PhD
BS: Brigham Young University
Mentor: Dr. David Schwartz
Currently: Senior Scientist, IMD Path Inc. 
Steven Glidewell, PhD
BS: Metropolitan State College
Mentor: Dr. Mark Geraci
​Katherine Grabek, PhD
BS: Plymouth State College
MS: Plymouth State College
Mentor: Dr. Sandy Martin
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
​Peter Van Laarhoven, PhD
BS: University of California Los Angeles
Mentor: Dr. Tamim Shaikh
Currently: Regulatory Affairs Review Specialist, National Jewish Health

2013

​Jessica Cummiskey, PhD
BS: University of Colorado Boulder
Mentor: Dr. Curt Freed
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder
Jesse Hinckley, PhD
BS: Brigham Young University
Mentor: Dr. Jorge DiPaola
Currently: Medical School, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

2011

​Greggory LaBerge, PhD
BS: University of Guelph
MS: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Mentor: Dr. Richard Spritz
Currently: Director of Forensics and Evidence Division, Denver Police Department

2010

​Erin Baschal, PhD
BA: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Mentor: Dr. George Eisenbarth 
Currently: Research Instructor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Christina Mailloux, PhD
BS: Tufts University
Mentor: Dr. Richard Spritz
Currently: Genetics Scientific Affairs Liaison, Vantari Genetics

2009

​Shay Fabbro, PhD
BS: Mesa State College
Mentor: Dr. Nicolas Seeds
Currently: Adjunct Faculty, Community College of Aurora
Bethany Reid, PhD
BS: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Mentor: Dr. Trevor Williams
Currently: Patent Agent, Cochran Freund & Young

2008

​Laura Dumas, PhD
BA: Carroll College
Mentor: Dr. Jim Sikela
Currently: Review Analyst, GeneDx
Jean Jasinski, PhD
BS: Smith College
MS: Stanford University
Mentor: Dr. George Eisenbarth
Currently: Field Application Scientist – Genomics, Agilent Technologies
​William Park McNair, PhD
BS: University of Alabama
Mentor: Dr. Sandy Martin
​Sarah Stephens, PhD
BS: University of Florida
MS: Texas A&M University
Mentor: Dr. Sherry Leonard
Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore

2007

Theresa Boyle, PhD
BA: University of Colorado Boulder
MD: Howard University
Mentor: Dr. George Eisenbarth
Currently: Assistant Research Professor, Moffitt Cancer Center
Wai-Lun Patrick Li, PhD
BS: Texas A&M University
Mentor: Dr. Sandy Martin
Currently: Scientist III, Sangamo BioSciences

2006

Yunzhi Du, PhD
BS: Peking University
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Gardiner
Currently: Investigator, Novartis
Jason Lee, PhD
BS: Lander University
Mentor: Dr. Robert Gemmill
Currently: Associate Professor, Lander University
​Sharon Mexal, PhD
BS: University of New Mexico
Mentor: Sherry Leonard
Currently: Director of Clinical Operations, Ambry Genetics
​Aaron Knox, PhD
BA: Carroll College
Mentor: Dr. David Patterson
Currently: Research Instructor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
​Erin Spiegel, PhD
BS: University of Nebraska
Mentor: Dr. David Patterson
Currently: Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Evergreen Research

2005

​Melanie Gubbels, PhD
BS: Creighton University
Mentor: Dr. Brian Kotzin
Currently: Associate Professor, Randolph-Macon College

2004

Asem Alkhateeb, PhD
BS: Jordan University of Science and Technology
MS: Jordan University of Science and Technology
Mentor: Dr. Richard Spritz
Currently: Senior Scientist, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute

2003

​Jonna Westover, PhD
BS: Utah State University
Mentor: Dr. Frank Frerman
Currently: Research Scientist, Utah State University

2001

​Marissa Ehringer, PhD
BS: Indiana University
Mentor: Dr. Jim Sikela
Currently: Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder