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Pharmacology Alumni

Alumni, we would love to hear from you!  If you are willing to provide us with your current position and affiliation, please feel free to contact Amy Forcier. This inspires current trainees and it helps the department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences to recruit outstanding new students to the Pharmacology Graduate Program.

Roster

Below is a Pharmacology roster representing alumni who have provided us with their correct position and affiliation information. The alumni are listed below in the year they graduated.  Also included is the year they matriculated into our graduate program and the mentor they worked with to earn their degree. The time to degree varies for each individual in the program based on many factors, but over the last 28 years the average time it takes from matriculation until graduation is 5.5 years. 

1989

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Richard Ambinder
(1984/G. Hayward)
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
James B. Murphy Professor
Paul Lieberman
(1983/G. Hayward)
The Wistar InstituteHilary Koprowski, M.D., Endowed Professor;
Professor and Program Leader, Gene Expression and Regulation Program;
Director, Center for Chemical Biology and Translational Medicine;
Scientific Director, Protein Expression and Libraries Facility
Timothy Murphy
(1985/Coyle)
University of British ColumbiaProfessor, Neuroscience
Alan Partin, MD/PhD
(1983/Coffey)
Johns Hopkins Hopsital and UniversityChairman,  Jakurski Family Professor and Director
Urologist-in-Chief;
Chairman, Department of Urology; 
Professor, Department of Oncology, Pathology

 

 

1990

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Fayez Hamzeh
(1984/Lietman)
 Roche PharmaceuticalsSenior Medical Director
Samuel Hassenbusch- deceased
(1983/Colvin)
MD Anderson
Texas Pain Society
Professor of neurosurgery
President of the Board of directors
Jonathan Pevsner
(1985/Snyder)
Kennedy Krieger InstituteResearch Scientist
Curtis Ruegg
(1985/Strand)
Revance TherapeuticsExecutive Vice President of R&D
James Russo
(1984/Colvin)
Whitman CollegeProfessor, Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Molecular Biology
Samir Sauma
(1985/Strand)
National Institute on Aging, NIHDirector, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation
Lisa Shantz
(1984/Talalay)
Penn State College of MedicineAssociate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

 

 

1991

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Linda Arterburn
(1985/August)
Medifast/Jason PharmaceuticalsVice President
Scientific and Clinical Affairs
Ruth Schneider Russo
(1985/Shaper)
Walla Walla Community CollegeChemistry Instructor
Barbara Slusher
(1986/Coyle)
Johns Hopkins School of MedicineProfessor
 Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience
Elizabeth Wolffe
(1985/August)
Sangamo BioSciencesVice President
Corporate Communications

 

1992

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Robert Mourey
(1987/Snyder)
 Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Consultant
John Newitt
(1984/Shaper)
Bristol-Myers SquibbPrinciple Scientist
Rimas Orentas
(1986/Hildreth)
Lentigen Technology IncDirector, Translational Research and Development
M. Scot Roberts
(1986/G. Hayward)
Vaxin IncChief Scientific Officer

 

1993

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
David Azorsa
(1986/Hildreth)
Phoenix Children's Hospital
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Senior Research Scientist
Research Associate Professor
David Bredt, MD/PhD
(1986/Snyder)
Johnson & JohnsonGlobal Head of Discovery- Neuroscience
Elizabeth Fixman
(1986/G. Hayward)
Department of Medicine,  McGill UniversityAssociate Professor
Traci Tanaka-Hall
(1986/Strand)
Macromolecular Structure Group,
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Principle Investigator
Anthony Welch
(1989/Gibson)
National Cancer InstituteProgram Director/Project Officer
Amina Woods
(1988/Cotter)

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Tenure Track Investigator, Chief Structural Biology Unit
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

 

 

1994

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Mark Chevrier
(1988/Cotter)
Janssen Research and Development, LLCHead of Estrela Clinical Development (Janssen Incubator)
Mary Dwyer, MA
(1990/Shaper)
 OncoSec Medical IncScientist
Markham Luke, MD/PhD
(1987/Coffey)
Food & Drug AdmninistrationSupervisory Medical Officer/Clinical Deputy Director
Janet Meurer
(1986/Shaper/Schnaar)
EMD Serono, IncProgram Leader, MEK Inhibitors, Global Clinical Development

 


1995

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Marisela Gomez
(1990/Hildreth)
 Author and Community Activist
Teresa Spehar
(1990/Strand)
 Synthetic GenomicsVice President of IP

 

 

1996

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Yu-Jiun Chan
(1990/G. Hayward)
Taipei Veterans General Hospital
National Yang-Ming University
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Adjunct Associate professor, Institute of Public Health
Margaret Guo
(1990/Hildreth)
Sacremento Medical CenterHospital Physician
James Hsieh
(1992/D. Hayward)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterFaculty, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis
Program
Yuesheng Zhang
(1993/Talalay)
Roswell Park Cancer InstituteMember and Professor of Oncology;
Member, Chemoprevention Program; Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences

 

1997

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Jennifer Bostic
(1992/Strand)
MedImmune, Inc.Scientist II
Hsiao-Yu Cheng
(1992/Hardwick)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterFaculty, Human Oncology & Pathogenesis
Program
Deborah Croteau
(1991/August)
National Institute on AgingStaff Scientist
Qi Huang
(1991/G. Hayward)
Biology Assembly PharmaceuticalsDirector
Ruth Luthi-Carter
(1990/Schnaar)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology LausanneAssistant Professor of Life Sciences
Keith Robertson
(1992/Ambinder)
Georgia Regents University,
Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Associate Professor
Loretta Tse
(1990/Hardwick)
Oxford Bioscience PartnersAssociate
Ishrat Waheed
(1990/G. Hayward)
 Biomedical Research and Education Consultant
Loren Walensky, MD/PhD
(1990/Snyder)
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School;
Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor
​Assistant Professor
Lynda Yang, MD/PhD
(1988/Schnaar)
University of Michigan, Brachial Plexus Program
University of Michigan, Neurological Surgery
Director
Associate Professor

1998

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Mary-Elizabeth Harmon
(1990/Gibson)
Municipal Market of AtlantaSmall Business Developer
Karl Hoffmann
(1993/Strand)
Aberystwyth UniversityProfessor of Parasitology
Scott Plafker
(1992/Gibson)
University of Oklahoma, Dept. of Cell BiologyAssistant Professor
Albert Ruff
(1993/August)
US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical DefensePrincipal Investigator

1999

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Brian Collins
(1993/Schnaar)
Momenta PharmaceuticalsDirector
Gloria David
(1993/Nelson)
Rho Federal SystemsResearch Scientist
Mikael Eliasson, MD/PhD
(1990/Snyder)
Cardiovascular & Metabolism,NovartisGlobal Head New Products
Frank Guarnieri, MD/PhD
(1990/August)
Maine General Medical CenterFamily practitioner/hospitalist
Yuang-Taung Juang
(1992/Pitha-Rowe)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterHead of The Human Lupus Laboratory
Ernesto Marques
(1994/Schnaar)
Univ. of Pittsburgh,�Infectious Diseases and Microbiology,
Center for Vaccine Research
Associate Professor
Vu Truong(-Le)
(1994/August)
Aridis PharmaceuticalsFounder and CEO

2000

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Jennifer S. Cannon
(1995/Ambinder)
Invitrogen CorporationBusiness Area Manager
Stacy Mihalik Moore
(1994/Ambinder)
Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc.Field Scientist
Dzung Nguyen
(1995/Hildreth)
BioLegendDirector of Marketing
Kevin Staveley-O'Carroll
(1993/August/Levitsky)
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South CarolinaAlice Ruth Reeves Folk Endowed Chair in Clinical Oncology,
Professor of Surgery, and Medical Director of the Oncology Service Line

2001

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
James Conway
(1993/G. Hayward)
Baltimore Neurosurgery and Spine CenterNeurosurgeon
Robert Georgantas
(1994/August)
MedImmune, LLCScientist II
Daniel Krovich
(1992/Coffey)
Delta DentalCustomer Service Representative
Jie Yang
(1995/Ambinder)
Eastern Connecticut Hematology & Oncology AssociatesClinical Staff
Sifang Zhou
(1996/D. Hayward)
MicroBioTest, (a div. of Microbac Laboratories, Inc.)Director of Virology and Molecular Biology

2002

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Anita (Krithivas) Gandhi
(1997/D. Hayward)
Celgene CorporationSr. Principal Scientist
Renae Speck
(1996/Flexner)
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryManager of Technology Transfer and
Partnerships-BioEnergy Science Center
Fred Wu
(1998/G. Hayward)
Radiation Oncology, UCSFResident

2003

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Lisa Cimakasky
(1995/Hildreth)
CkbiomedFreelance Medical Writer
Ryan Dick
(1999/Kensler)
Portola PharmaceuticalsScientist III
Yihru Fannjiang
(1997/Hardwick)
Full Plenty Industry Co. Ltd. TAIWANAssistant Vice President
Suzanne Ramirez Kalb
(1998/Cotter)
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionResearch Chemist
Deborah Greene Nguyen
(1998/Hildreth)
Genomics Institute of Novartis FoundationResearch Investigator
Kara Scheibner
(1998/Cole)
University of MarylandAssistant Professor
Ruijiang Song
(1996/Schnaar/Leong)
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research CenterResearch Scientist
Ji Sun
(1997/Schnaar)
Investigational Drug Service,
UC San Diego Health System
Senior Manager
Shan Zha
(1998/W. Isaacs)
Columbia University Medical CenterAssistant Professor

2004

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Yingbei Chen
(1998/Hardwick)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFaculty
Kelly Kroeger
(2002/Greenberg)
Bio-Rad ResearchSenior Scientist
Jeffrey Shaman
(1999/Coffey/Sollner-Webb)
Genewiz, Inc.Business Development Lead
& Associate Manager
Christopher von Seggern
(2001/Cotter)
ClearView Healthcare PartnersPrinciple

2005

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Brian Cornblatt
(1998/Nelson)
Nutramax Laboratories, Inc.Medical Director
Christopher Farrell
(1998/D. Hayward)
Merck Research LabsAssociate Principle Scientist
Jian Huang
(1999/D. Hayward)
Invitrogen Greater China, Hong KongTechnology Sales Specialist
Paul Kim
(1998/Snyder)
Johns Hopkins HospitalResident in Psychiatry
Ihid Leao
(2001/Hildreth)
University of California Davis Health SystemProject Scientist
Lan Lin
(1999/Ambinder)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFellow in Hematopathology
Brock Peters
(2000/Kinzler)
Complete Genomics, Inc.Director of Research

2006

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Tony Agoston
(2001/Nelson)
Brigham and Women's HospitalAssociate Pathologist
Rebekah Gundry
(2001/Cotter)
Medical College of WisconsinAssistant Professor
Daniel Krosky
(2001/Stivers)
MerckTeam Lead Enzymologist
Brian Ladle
(2003/Jaffee)
Johns Hopkins UniversityPediatric Oncology Fellow
Elizabeth (Manning) Duus
(2001/Jaffee/Emens)
Helsinn Therapeutics (US), Inc.Director of Clinical Research
Yingfeng Qiao
(2001/Cole)
Fairfield, CAPharmacist
Srinivasan
Yegnasubramanian
(2002/Nelson)
Johns Hopkins UniversityAssociate Professor
Xiang Yu
(2000/Kensler)
National Library of MedicineClinical Trials Results Analyst

2007

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Elin Simms Agoston
(2001/Kensler)
StemgentSenior Scientist
Jiameng Chen
(2001/Ambinder)
Food and Drug AdministrationClinical Pharmacology Reviewer
Staci Deaton Cummings
(2002/Alani)
Articulate Science, The Nucleus GroupAssociate Scientific Director
Aliya Courtney Hines, MD/PhD
(1999/Cole)
Heidelberg DermatologyDermatologist
Xiaoyi Hu
(2001/Liu)
Eli Lilly and CompanyResearch Scientist
Peter Kim
(1999/Jaffee)
Emory UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow
Heather Martin
(2001/D. Hayward)
University of PennsylvaniaPostdoctoral Fellow
Niraj Mehta
(2002/Schnaar)
FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and ResearchSenior Pharmacologist
Omonike (Omotoso) Olaleye
(2002/Liu)
Texas Southern University College of PharmacyAssistant Professor
Lauren (Seiple) Parker
(2002/Stivers)
Sieman Healthcare DiagnosticsNew Product Development
Scientist/Manager
Paul Zarek
(2002/Powell)
U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficePatent Examiner

2008

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Curtis Chong
(2001/Liu)
Dana Farber Cancer InstitutePostdoctoral Fellow
Matthew Vaughn
(2002/Nelson)
Citrics BiomedicalVice President of Scientific
Affairs
Ling Wang
(2002/Cole)
New Haven, CTStay-At-Home Mother

2009

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Michael Allen
(2003/Zhang)
US Patent and Trademark OfficePatent Examiner
Lisa DiPilato
(2003/Zhang)
Perelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaSenior Research Investigator
Ashley (Beasley) Green
(2004/Cotter)
National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBioanalytical Chemist
Xin Huang
(2003/Kinzler)
Boston Consulting Group, Beijing OfficeConsultant
Bingnan Kang
(2002/Snyder)
Immune at Decision ResourcesDirector
Aaron LeBeau
(2003/Denmeade)
University MinnesotaAssistant Professor of Pharmacology
Soona Shin
(2004/Kensler)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dept of GeneticsInstructor
Courtney Silverthorn
(2003/Alani)
Senior Interagency Policy SpecialistNational Institute of Standards and Technology
Jing Xu
(2003/Liu)
Eli Lilly and CompanyResearch Scientist
Melinda Yates
(2004/Kensler)
M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterAssistant Professor
Mark Zabawa, MA
(2007/Meyers)
Iowa Lakes Community CollegeChemistry/Biology Instructor
Jian Zhu
(2004/D. Hayward/Zhu)
University of Rochester,�Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyAssistant Professor

2010

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Bradley Barnett; PhD: 2010, MD: 2012
(2008/Cole)
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Wilmer Eye InstituteOphthamology Resident
Hyo-Eun Bhang
(2004/Pomper)
Novartis OncologyPresidential Postdoctoral Fellow
Jason Dinoso
(2004/Siliciano)
GenentechSenior Research Associate
Jason Howard
(2005/Alani)
Director of Epitope-Based Vaccine ProjectVaccinogen
Nicolette Louissaint
(2006/Hendrix)
U.S. Department of StateAAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Andrea Mountney
(2004/Schnaar)
U.S. Army, Walter Reed Army Research InstituteResearch Psychologist
Zachary Reichert, MD/PhD
(2004/Nelson)
University of Michigan, Dept. of Internal MedicineClinical Lecturer
Lin Shen
(2005/Siliciano)
University of PittsburghMedical Resident
Xiaosong Zhang
(2004/Kinzler)
University of California, San FranciscoHematology Oncology
Fellowship

2011

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
William Brennan
(2004/Denmeade)
Oncology, Johns Hopkins UniversityResearch Fellow
Michael Koldobskiy, MD/PhD
(2005/Snyder)
Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins HospitalResident
Meng Li
(2004/Vogelstein)
Johns Hopkins HospitalPathology Resident
Moira McMahon
(2004/Siliciano)
Ludwig Inst. for Cancer Research, Cellular& Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Postdoctoral Fellow
Meghdad Rahdar
(2004/Zhang/Devreotes)
University of California, San DiegoPostdoctoral Fellow
Katie (Herbst) Robinson
(2006/Zhang)
ETHOS Health CommunicationsStaff Strategic Consultant
Traci Speed; MD/PhD
(2005/Nelson)
Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins HospitalAssistant Resident
Marie Webster
(2005/Meyers)
Wistar InstitutePostdoctoral Fellow
Brice Wilson
(2004/W. Isaacs)
National Cancer InstitutePostdoctoral Fellow
Crystal Woodard
(2005/D. Hayward/Zhu)
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Inst.Postdoctoral Research
Associate

2012

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Blake Aftab
(2007/Rudin)
UCSF Helen Diller Family
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Translational Research
Specialist & Grand Scholar
Lindsay Avery
(2008/Hendrix)
PfizerSenior Scientist
Andrea Benedict
(2006/Talalay)
FDAPharmacologist
Agedi Boto; MD/PhD
(2005/Amzel)
Yale HospitalResident
Mark Castanares
(2005/Pomper/Lupold)
Eli Lily and CompanyResearch Scientist
Isabel Martinez Ferrando
(2004/Cole)
Comparative Medicine, Johns Hopkins UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow
Christine Jelinek
(2006/Cotter)
Neurology, Johns Hopkins UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow
Michael Manning
(2006/Denmeade)
National Cancer InstitutePostdoctoral Fellow
Omoruyi Osula
(2006/Cotter)
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & FoxPatent Agent
Vedani Sample
(2005/Zhang)
Harvard Medical SchoolPostdoctoral Fellow
Liang Shan
(2007/Siliciano)
Yale UniversityPostdoctoral Associate
Denis Titov
(2005/Liu)
Harvard Medical School and
Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Fellow
Sifei Xing
(2006/Siliciano)
Emory UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow

2013

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Ying-Chun Lo
(2008/Powell)
Yale New Haven HospitalPathology Resident
John Skoko
(2007/Kensler)
University of PittsburghPostdoctoral Fellow
Feiran Zhang
(2006/Liu)
Emory UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow

2014

Alum
(Matriculation date/Mentor)
AffiliationJob Title
Akrita Bhatnagar
(2009/Pomper)
Johns Hopkins UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow
David Bolduc
(2008/Cole)
Brigham and Women's HospitalPostdoctoral Fellow
Meng-Jung Chiang
(2008/Cole)
FDA Office of Clinical PharmacologyPostdoctoral Fellow
Elisabeth Hersman
(2008/Siliciano)
University of ChicagoPostdoctoral Fellow
Darshil Jhaveri
(2008/Jaffee)
C1 ConsultingAssociate Consultant
Nene Kalu
(2009/Ambinder)
Anderson Cancer CenterPostdoctoral Fellow
Yanhui Lu
(2009/Hendrix)
FDA Office of Clinical PharmacologyPostdoctoral Fellow
Johnathan Neiswinger
(2007/Zhang)
National Institute of HealthPostdoctoral Fellow
Romeo Papazyan
(2008/Taverna)
University of PennsylvaniaPostdoctoral Fellow
Ijeoma Uzoma
(2007/Zhu)
USAMRIIDORISE Postdoctoral Fellow
Frank Vendetti
(2005/Rudin)
University of PittsburghPostdoctoral Fellow
Melissa Zarr
(2008/Siliciano)
FDAORISE Postdoctoral Fellow

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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