Class of 2009 - 2010/11

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Amogh Belagodu

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
  • MBP Research Project: Multi-tiered therapeutic parylene thin films for extended localized drug release involving post-surgical intervention (D. Ho)
  • InternshipBaxter Healthcare
  • Continued Education: PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL (2012 – 2017)
  • Current Position: Research Associate III, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
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Kerstyn Bryce

  • BS Biology, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research ProjectSIRTZ regulation of megakaryocyte differentiation (W. Miller)
  • Internship: Eli Lilly and Company 
  • Current Position: BPT Senior Technology Associate, GlaxoSmithKline - Rockville, MD
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Steven Buckingham

  • BS Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado (Boulder) - Boulder, CO
  • MBP Research ProjectDiscovery of novel biochemical networks for synthesis of levulinic acid from D-glucose (L. Broadbelt)
  • Current Position: Process Engineer, Takeda Oncology - Brooklyn Park, MN
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Jaclyn Cordero

  • BS Chemistry, Wagner College - Staten Island, NY
  • MBP Research ProjectCharacterization of signaling in CypA knockout mammary epithelial cells (C. Clevenger)
  • Current Position: Study Management Associate, AbbVie - North Chicago, IL
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Andrea Engel-Schoen

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research ProjectTowards a synthetic ribosome (M. Jewett
  • Current Position: Senior Intellectual Property Manager, LanzaTech - Skokie, IL
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Amy Flowers

  • BS Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry, Illinois State University - Normal, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, with particular interest in endocrine factors in the hypothalamus (J. Levine)
  • Current Position: PhD Candidate, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, University of California (Davis) - Davis, CA
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Ryan Haake

  • BS Biological Sciences, Ohio University - Athens, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Creation of a Cre/loxP FBP17 conditional knockout mouse via recombineering and assessing miR-155 expression in cancer patient samples by quantitative RT-PCR (S. Corey)
  • Internship: Baxter Healthcare
  • Continued Education: MBA Candidate, Finance and Health Enterprise Management, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management - Evanston, IL (2016 – 2019)
  • Current Position: Research Associate III, Exicure - Skokie, IL
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Soo Kyung Ham

  • BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
  • MBP Research Project: Mechanisms of mast cell mediated tumor invasion (K. Khazaie)
  • Continued Education: Technische Universität München-Weihenstephan (2014 – 2018)
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JeeHong Lee

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - Champaign, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Delivery of tetracycline antibiotics via nanodiamonds and multi therapeutic applications toward pathogenic organisms (D. Ho)
  • Current Position: R&D Scientist, Johnson & Johnson
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Anushya Mani

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
  • MBP Research Project: Determining the effects of radiation and illumination on PC12 Cells treated with titanium dioxide nanoparticles (G. Woloschak)
  • Current Position: Project Manager Consultant, Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) - Boston, MA
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Viraj Muthye

  • BS Biotechnology, University of Mumbai - Mumbai, Maharashtra (India)
  • MBP Research Project: Developing a mutli-organism bioreactor model for studying biofilm characteristics of Legionella pneumophila (N. Cianciotto)
  • Continued Education: PhD Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Iowa State University - Ames, IA (2012 – 2016)
  • Current Position: PhD Candidate, Iowa State University - Ames, IA
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Joseph Palac

  • BS Biology, University of Wisconsin (Madison) - Madison, WI
  • MBP Research Project: The DNA cleavage abilities of ellagic acid coated iron-core titanium dioxide nanoparticles in vitro and in cells (G. Woloschak)
  • Internship: Abbott Laboratories
  • Current Position: Productdion Section Manager, AbbVie - North Chicago, IL
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Chandrima Palit

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Waterloo - Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)
  • MBP Research Project: Examining the role of BMI1 in promoting resistance to gefitinib in breast cancer cells (G. Dimri)
  • Internship: Eli Lilly and Company
  • Current Position: Associate Scientist, Analytical Process Development, ZymoGenetics - Seattle, WA 
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Vani Patel

  • BS Biotechnology, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
  • MBP Research Project: Evaluation of B3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase (B3GnT1) expression as a potential therapeutic for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) (R. Kroes)
  • Current Position: Senior Associate, Eli Lilly and Company - Chicago, IL
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Jan Ramanathan (neé Ressl)

  • BS Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Examining the effects of nanoparticle coating on nanoparticle-induced DNA cleavage (G. Woloschak)
  • Internship: Genentech
  • Current Position: Procurement Manager, Genentech - San Francisco, CA
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Daniel Schaffer

  • BA Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, and Genetics, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MBP Research Project: Nanodiamond mediated future medicine: The ability of nanodiamonds to absorb anthracycline and other molecules (D. Ho)
  • Continued Education: JD, University of Michigan Law School - Ann Arbor, MI (2014)
  • Current Position: Employee, Driehaus Private Equity - Greater Chicago Area, IL
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Ying-Hsuan (Elson) Shih

  • BS Microbiology and Immunology, National Chiayi University - East District, Chiayi City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: Germ cell loss, development delay and globozoospermia in mice lacking Pumilio (E. Xu)
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California (Santa Barbara) - Santa Barbara, CA
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Fu-Nien Tsai

  • BS Biology, National Sun Yat-Sen University - Gushan District, Kaohsiung City (Taiwan)
  • MBP Research Project: The corsstalk between cathepsin B and inflammasome (K. Khazaie)
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard - Cambridge, MA
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Eric Tseng

  • BS Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
  • MBP Research Project: Development of a cost-effective cell-free protein synthesis system from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker's yeast) (M. Jewett)
  • Internship: Abbott Laboratories
  • Current Position: Scientist I, Purification, AbbVie - Worcester, MA
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Adam Young

  • BS Neuroscience, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • MBP Research Project: Sleep mechanisms and trends discovered through Drosophila (R. Allada)
  • Current Position: Specialty Lab Tech III - Cellular Therapy Laboratory, Michigan Blood - Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area