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  • What Our Graduates Are Doing

    Here is what some of our graduates are doing since they've completed our program:

    • Isioma Enwerem, PhD, 2016. Postdoctoral Researcher in Aaron Goldstrohm lab, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics,
      University of Minnesota.
    • Thomas Flanagan, PhD. 2016, Postdoctoral Researcher in Charles Nichols lab, Louisiana State University Health and Science Center New Orleans,
    • Zunamys I. Carrero, PhD, 2016, Postdoctoral Fellow with  Dr. Guardavaccaro, Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands.
    • Krishna Chauhan, PhD, 2015, Postdoctoral Fellow Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, in Dr. Mu-Shui Dai 's lab, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics.
    • Jianguo Huang, PhD, 2015, Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University.
    • Ramesh Singh, PhD, 2015, Postdoctoral Fellow at Baylor University.
    • Nanjiang Zhao, PhD, 2014,  Research Scientist, System Biosciences.
    • Hannah J. Broome, PhD, 2013. Assistant Professor in Biology Department, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
    • Daniel Lyons, PhD, 2013. Medical student, Class of 2017, UMMC, Jackson, MS. E-mail:
    • Leslie Robinson Walker, PhD, 2013. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Belhaven University, 601-968-5967
    • Payal Vyas, PhD, 2012. Research associate, Harvard University.
    • Shama Moktan, PhD, 2011.  Living in Seattle wit husband Ian and son Miles. E-mail:
    • Nafez Abu Tarboush, PhD, 2011. Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Jordan. E-mail:
    • Sooim Shin, PhD., 2011. Research associate with Victor Davidson, University of Central Florida, Biomedical Sciences.
    • Moonsung Choi, PhD, 2011. Research associate with Victor Davidson, University Central Florida, Biomedical Sciences.
    • Andrew Gilder, PhD, 2011. Post-doctoral fellow,  University of California, San Diego. E-mail:
    • Emily Thomas, MS, 2010. Medical student at Yale University.
    • Lakshman Varanasi, PhD, 2010. Post-doctoral Fellow, Mass Spectrometry Core, The Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Room 1.03 Palacky University Hnevotinska 5, Olomouc 77900 Czech Republic E-mail:
    • Audie Thompson, PhD, 2010. Visiting assistant professor, Prairie View A&M
      University, Department of Biology.
    • P. Holland Alday, MD, PhD, 2009. Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR. E-mail:
    • John Ma, PhD, 2006, MD, 2009. House officer, Department of Radiation Oncology, UMMC, Jackson, MS. E-mail:
    • Eric George, PhD. 2009. Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, UMMC, Jackson, MS. E-mail: webpage:
    • Valeria Cucciarelli, MS, 2008. Medical science liaison with  TMAC/Bristol Myers Squibb, Medical Affairs Department, Denver, CO. E-mail:
    • Tingfeng Li, 2008. Post-doctoral fellow, Tulane University.
    • Iqbal Massodi, PhD, 2008. Post-doctoral research fellow, Wellman Center for
      Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
    • Angela Reiken, PhD, 2008. Assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. E-mail:
    • Ashish Aggarwal, PhD, 2007. Pharmacist at Wal-Mart. E-mail:
    • Sheetal Bhan, 2007. Post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
    • Gene Bidwell, PhD, 2007. Assistant professor, Department of Neurology, UMMC, Jackson, MS. E-mail:; web page:
    • Xianghui Li, 2007. Staff scientist, New England Biolabs, Shanghai R&D Center,
      Shanghai, China.
    • Sandy Negi, PhD, 2006. Post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
    • Dan Yellajoshyula, PhD, 2006. Research associate, Department of
      University of Michigan.
    • Xiaochun Shi, PhD, 2006. Research associate, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
    • Nian Huang, PhD, 2004. Research associate, Dr. Hong Zhang, Department of
      Biochemistry, UTSW Medical College, Dallas, TX.
    • Asmita Kumar, PhD, 2004. Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Nemours Research Foundation, Department of Human Genetics, Wilmington, DE.
    • Yongting Wang Sun, PhD, 2004. Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Web site: 
    • Christopher Sontag, PhD, 2003. Research Associate, Indiana University, Bloomington.
    • Dapeng Sun, PhD, 2002. General manager, New England Biolabs, Shanghai R&D
      Center, Shanghai, China.
    • Sid De, PhD, 2001. Assistant director at Advinus Therapeutics - A TATA Enterprises.
    • Akash Gunjan, PhD, 2000. Associate professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University. E-mail:
    • Melyssa Bratton, PhD, 2000. Manager, Cell and Mecular Biology Core Laboratory, Xavier University, New Orleans
    • Hongzhi "Howard" Xu, MS, 2000; PhD, 2006, UMMC. Statistical research
      coordinator, Institute of Child Health Policy, University of Florida. 
    • Kamini Hingorani Varma, PhD, 2000. Senior scientist, Advanced Manufacturing and Development Group Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA.
    •  Rajesh Satish Savkur, PhD, 1999. Scientist I, PTC Therapeutics, South PLainfield, NJ. E-mail:
    • Zhenyu Zhu, PhD, 1999. Research scientist, New England Biolabs, Beverly,
    • Zhi Hong Lu, PhD, 1999. Research associate, Washington University School of
      Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    • Rajan Munshi, PhD, 1998. MSIS, Deputy Director, Scientific Program Management Department of Radiology

      Stanford University. E-mail:

    • Reid Bishop, PhD, 1997. Belhaven University, Department of Biology. E-mail: or
    • Fenfei Leng, PhD, 1997. Associate professor, Department of Chemistry, Florida
      International University, Miami, FL. E-mail:; web site:
    • Barbara Alexander, PhD, 1997. Associate Professor, Department of Physiology,
      UMMC, Jackson, MS. E-mail:
    • Bojana Vulevic, PhD, 1997. OSI Pharmaceuticals, 2860 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO. E-mail:
    • Liliana Falzon, PhD, 1996. Post-doctoral fellow with Masayori Inouye, Department of Biochemistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ.
    • Bettye Sue Hennington, PhD, 1995. Associate Professor, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS.  Retired. Currently working in Office of Research at UMC. E-mail:
    • Stanley Smith, PhD, 1995. Assistant professor, Department of Pharmacology,
      UMMC, Jackson, MS. E-mail:
    • Rosemary Hoffman, PhD, 1995. Adjunct professor, Health Sciences, Weber State, Utah. E-mail:
    • YoungLan Hyun, PhD, 1995. Assistant professor of chemistry, Korea University
      Medical School, Seoul, Korea.
    • Natasha Vijay, MCS, 1994. PhD  Associate Professor, Department of Management School of Economics and Business Administration St. Mary's College of California E-mail:
    • Thomas K. "T.K." Harris, PhD, 1994. Associate professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. E-mail:
    • Yungao Ding, PhD, 1994. Medical resident, Department of Radiology, St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, Ohio.
    • Harold Brooks, PhD, 1994. Research scientist, Eli Lily, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Dunrui Wang, PhD, 1994. Research scientist, Hyseq Inc., Sunnyvale, CA.
    • Julio Herrera, PhD, 1993. Head, Protein Expression, Cell Signaling Technology, Inc., Danvers, MA. E-mail:
    • Amy H Herrera, MS MCS, 1993. Research assistant, II-Flow Cytometry NeoStem, Cambridge, MA. E-mail:
    • Dong Chul Suh, PhD, 1993. Research scientist, CHA Medical College, Pochun, South Korea.
    • Jacquelyn Trina Kuriger, MCS, 1992. Scientist, Masonic Cancer Center, UMN Twin Cities. E-mail:
    • Lizabeth Brumley, MCS, 1992. Housewife and teacher, Laurel, MS. E-mail:
    • Jinyun Wu, MCS, 1991. Research scientist, Industrial Research, Cleveland, Ohio.
    • Indira Fernandes, MCS, 1990. Research scientist, Pharmaceutical Research, Boston, MA.
    • Jin-Hong Chang, PhD, 1990. Instructor of ophthalmology, Dana Farber Cancer
      Center, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA. 
    • Pei-Kan Chang, PhD, 1990. Assistant professor, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan.
    •  Sridhar Viswanathan, PhD, 1989. Research scientist, Coulter Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco, CA.
    •  Yih-Sheng Yang, PhD, 1989. Assistant professor of internal medicine, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX.
    • Tamba Dumbar, PhD, 1989. Research scientist, Rhone Polenc Rorer, King of Prussia, PA.
    • David Brown, PhD, 1988. Professor of Biochemistry, UMMC, Jackson, MS. E-mail:
    • Hank Daum. Technology consultant, Epicentre Technologies. E-mail:
    • William W. Roth, PhD, 1988. Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Immunology. Research Instructor, sequencing lab, gene profiling core, Morehouse School of Medicine. E-mail: