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Pharmacology PhD Program

Alumni


2020 Graduates

Danting Cao
Danting Cao
B.S., Southern Medical Univ., Guangzhou, China, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow Columbia Univ., New York, NY

2019 Graduates

Ivelisse Cruz-Torres
​Ivelisse Cruz-Torres
B.S., Biology and Natural Sciences, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Cayay, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 2013
Mentor: Herson, Paco
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, MA
Alicia Purkey
​Alicia Purkey
B.A., Psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO, 2011
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Duke Univ. Durham, NC

2018 Graduates

​Brent Fitzwalter
​Brent Fitzwalter
B.S., Biochemistry, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2011
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Broad Institute Boston, MA US
​Andrew Goodspeed
​Andrew Goodspeed
B.S., Biology, State Univ. of New York, Brockport, NY, 2012; M.S., Biology, State Univ. of New York, Brockport, NY, 2013
Current Position: Research Associate University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora, CO
Sarah Haeger
​Sarah Haeger
B.S., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder , CO, 2011
Mentor: Tuder, Rubin
Brooke Sinnen
​Brooke Sinnen
B.A., Biological Science, Northwestern Univ., IL, 2013
Current Position: Research Associate University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora, CO

2017 Graduates

​Brett Dunn
B.S., Biochemistry, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, 2014
Mentor: Aoto, Jason
Current Position: Intern Muse Biotechnolgy
​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 Adaptive Biotechnologies
​Jovylyn Gatchalian
BS: Biochemistry, Univ. of California, San Di​​ego, CA, 2006
Entered Program: 2011
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow Molecular and Cell Biology Salk Institute
​Christina L. Wysoczynski-Horita
B.S., Biology, Univ. of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, 2009
Entered Program: 2009
Current Position: Senior Research Assistant Pharmacology Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

2015 Graduates

​Kelsey Barcomb
B.A., Neuroscience, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow Pharmacology Univ. of Colordao Anschutz Medical Campus
​Wes Blakeslee
B.A., Biochemistry, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Chief Clinical Officer at Rxrevu, Inc.
​Hannah Edlin
B.S., Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Student Pharmacy Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
​Wallace H. Liu
B.S., Biochemistry a​​nd Cell Biology, Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, 20​​07
Entered Program: 2009
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Biomolecular Chemistry Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
​Sarah Martin
B.S., Biochemistry, North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2010
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow Molecular Genetics Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School

2014 Graduates

​Allison Ostriker, PhD
B.A., Biochemistry, Bowdoin Coll., Brunswick, ME, 2004
Entered Program: 2008
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate Cardiovascular Yale Univ.
​Jacki M. Rorabaugh, PhD
B.S., Biology: Allied Health, Winona State Univ., Winona, MN, 2009
Entered Program: 2009
Current Position: Medical Science Liaison Teva Pharmaceuticals

2013 Graduates

​J. Taylor Juergens, PhD
B.S., Biology, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Denver, CO, 2007
Entered Program: 2007
Current Position: Senior Medical Science Liaison EMD Serono, Inc.
​Jill Neiman, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 2006
Entered Program: 2006
Current Position: Resident MD
Sarah M. Rogstad, PhD
B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Harvey Mudd Coll., Claremont, CA, 2008
Entered Program: 2009
Mentor: Wu, Christine C.
Current Position: Chemist Food and Drug Administration

2012 Graduates

​James J. Galligan, PhD
B.S., Physiology, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, 2006
Entered Program: 2007
Current Position: Assistant Professor Univ. of Arizona
​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: Medical Science Liaison Medical Affairs - Neurodegenerative Diseases EMD Serono, Inc.
​Patrick M. Hutchins, PhD
B.A., Chemistry, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2003
Entered Program: 2008
Current Position: Global Product Manager TSI Incorporated
​Heather E. Caballes, PhD
B.S., Biology, B.S., Psychology, Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY, 2002
Entered Program: 2007
Current Position: Assistant Research Professor Pediatrics-Neurology Univ. of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
​Prince Tieku, MS
B.S., Microbiology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2009
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Pharmacy Univ. of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
James T. Whitehurst, PhD
M.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC, 2005
Entered Program: 2007
Current Position: Director of Research Aalto Scientific, Ltd
​Sarah M. Williams, MS
B.S., Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Univ. of California, San Diego, CA, 2005
Entered Program: 2010
Current Position: Principal Clinical Research Specialist Medtronic
​Dorothy J. Yamamoto, PhD
B.A., Psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Denver, CO, 2006
Entered Program: 2006
Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate Radiology Univ. of Colorado Denver

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: Associate Director, Research Quality Operations Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc

2010 Graduates

​Rebekah Vest, PhD
B.S., Zoology, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT, 2001
Entered Program: 2005
Current Position: Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Biological Sciences Mt. San Antonio College
​Brian M. Ziemba, PhD
B.S., MCD Biology/Biochemistry, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1998
Entered Program: 2005
Current Position: Senior Research Associate Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory Univ. of Colorado Boulder

2009 Graduates

Henrick Horita, PhD
B.S., Biology, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004
Entered Program: 2005
Current Position: Scientist Cytoskeleton Inc.
​Kelli Jonakin, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Univ. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 2005
Entered Program: 2005
Mentor: Wu, Christine C.
Current Position: Global Marketing Manager - Pharma/Biopharma SCIEX
​Bruce Mandt, PhD
B.A., Psychology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2001
Entered Program: 2004
Current Position: Director of Postdoctoral Office Graduate School Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
​Anna Nelson, PhD
B.A., Psychology, Boston College, Boston, MA, 2003
Entered Program: 2006
Current Position: Director Medical Student Education Oregon Health & Science Univ.
​Pedro Peña, PhD
B.S., Biochemistry, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, 2003
Entered Program: 2005
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Biotechnology Institute Univ. of Minnesota

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