Where are our alumni?

Recent CMB and VMED Alumni Theses and Job Placement

Alumni distribution pie chart

Additional Training

Additional Training

Ampudia Mesias, Elisabet, PhD (CMB) (2020)
Advisors: Michael Olin and Liz Pluhar
Subsequent position: Postdoc, Dept. of Pediatrics, Univ. of MN

Hayer, Shivdeep, PhD (VMED) (2019)
Advisors: Andres Perez & Julio Alverez
Subsequent position: Post-doc position, Univ. of Nebraska

Kaushi Kanankege, PhD (VMED) (2019)
Advisors: Dr. Andres Perez and Dr. Nick Phelps
Subsequent position: Post-doc with Dr. Perez and Dr. VanderWaal

Picasso, Catalina, PhD (VMED) (2019)
Advisors: Andres Perez & Julio Alverez
Subsequent position: Post-doc position, Univ. of MN with Andres Perez

Resende, Talita, PhD (VMED) (2019)
Advisors: Connie Gebhart & Fabio Vannucci
Subsequent position: Post-doc, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Wang Haiguang, PhD (CMB) (2019)
Advisors: Kristin Hogquist
Subsequent position: Post-doc position, Univ. of Pittsburgh with Dario Vignali’s lab

Irene Bueno Padilla, PhD (VMED) (2018)
Advisers: Dr. Randy Singer and Dr. Dominic Travis
Subsequent position: Post-doc position, Univ. of Minnesota with Dr. Randy Singer

Liang Guo, PhD (CMB) (2018)
Advisers: Dr. Paul Bohjanen and Dr. Irina St. Louis
Subsequent position: Post-doc position, Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD

Hadia Mohammad Abdelaal, PhD (VMED) (2018)
Adviser: Dr. Pamela Skinner
Subsequent position: Post-Doc, Pennsylvania State University

Hamada Aboubakr, PhD (VMED) (2017)
Adviser: Dr. Sagar Goyal
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral associate in Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Katie Anderson, PhD (CMB) (2017)
Adviser: Dr. Jaime Modiano
Subsequent Position: Dual DVM/PhD student completing DVM curriculum

Eugene Nwaokorie, PhD (VMED) (2017)
Advisers: Dr. Jody Lulich & Dr. Carl Osborne
Subsequent Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota CVM

Michael Rahe, PhD (CMB) (2017)
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Subsequent Position: Veterinary Pathology Resident, Iowa State University

Nandita Mirajkar, PhD (VMED) (2016)
Adviser: Dr. Connie Gebhart
Subsequent Position: Laboratory Research Scientist, University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health

Sian Durward-Akhurst, MS (VMED) (2016)
Adviser: Dr. Molly McCue
Subsequent Position: PhD program, Comparative and Molecular Biosciences, University of Minnesota

Catalina Picasso, MS (VMED) (2016)
Adviser: Dr. Andres Perez & Dr. Julio Alvarez
Subsequent Position: PhD Program, Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Kevin Lang, PhD (CMB) (2015)
Advisers: Dr. Tim Johnson & Dr. Randy Singer
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington

Jessica Rotschafer, PhD (CMB) (2015)
Advisers: Dr. Maxim Cheeran & Dr. Tom Molitor
Subsequent Position: DVM student, University of Minnesota

Melissa Monson, PhD (CMB) (2015)
Adviser: Dr. Kent Reed
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Iowa State University

Fuyuan Wang, PhD (VMED) (2015)
Adviser: Dr. Sabita Roy
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Nubia Macedo, PhD (VMED) (2015)
Advisers: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell & Dr. Albert Rovira
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mythili Dileepan, PhD (VMED) (2015)
Adivser: Dr. Mathur Kannan
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Tamer Sharaf Eldin, PhD (VMED) (2015)
Advisers: Dr. Robert Porter & Dr. Sagar Goyal
Subsequent Position: Resident in anatomical pathology, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Chao Ma, MS (2014)
Adviser: Dr. Dan Kaufman
Subsequent Position: PhD program, University of South Florida

Sunil Kumar, PhD (2014)
Advisor: Dr. Sagar Goyal & Dr. Rob Porter
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Mary Catherine O'Conor Dowd, MS (2014)
Advisors: Dr. Anna Firshman
Subsequent Position: PhD Student, Comparative and Molecular Biosciences, University of Minnesota

Alexandra Draper, MS (2013)
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Valberg
Subsequent Position: PhD student, Royal Veterinary College, London

Elise Lamont, PhD (2012)
Adviser: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Carmen Alonso, MS (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Peter Davies
Subsequent Position: PhD student in Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Andreia Arruda, MS (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Godden
Subsequent Position: Pursuing a PhD in Population Medicine at University of Guelph, Canada

Luis Espejo, PhD (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Scott Wells
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral position, University of Minnesota

Hyeun Bum Kim, PhD (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Richard Isaacson
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral position, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University with Dr. Saul Tzipori

Jane Manfredi, MS (2012)
Adivsor: Dr. Troy Trumble
Subsequent Position: PhD student in comparative medicine and integrative biology, Michigan State University

Arpita Ghosh, MS (2011)
Advisor: Dr. K.V. Nagaraja
Subsequent Position: PhD program, molecular virology, Louisiana State University

Abirami Kugadas, MS (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Subsequent position: PhD student at Washington State University

Amanda Oliveira, MS (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Current Position: PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota Medical School

Juan Li, PhD (2011)
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Private Sector

Private Sector

Garrido, Jorge, PhD (VMED) (2020)
Advisor: Montserrat Torremorell
Subsequent position: Herd Health Manager, Pipestone Veterinary Services, Mexico

Korpela, Derek, DVM, PhD (CMB) (2020)
Advisor: Erin Dickerson
Subsequent position: Study Director, American Preclinical Services, Minneapolis, MN

Smeester, Branden, PhD (CMB) (2020)
Adviser: Dr. Branden Moriarity
Subsequent Position: Scientist, Artisan Biotechnologies, Colorado

Tan, Shaoyuan, DVM, MS (VMED) (2020)
Advisors: Michael Murtaugh and Cheryl Dvorak
Subsequent position: Bioinformaticist, St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Velasquez, Erika, MS (VMED) (2020)
Advisor: Fabio Vannucci and Connie Gebhart
Subsequent Position: Field Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ecuador

Young, Jordan DVM, MS (CMB) (2020)
Advisors: Michael Murtaugh and Cheryl Dvorak
Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Scientist, Zoetis, Kalamazoo, MI

Franzen-Klein, Dana, MS (VMED) (2019)
Advisors: Julia Ponder
Subsequent position: Staff Veterinarian at the Raptor Center

Kruthika Patel, MS (VMED) (2019)
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Godden
Subsequent position: Research Associate, Dairly Experts Inc., Tulare, CA

Natalie Barnes, MS (VMED) (2018)
Adviser: Dr. Kent Reed
Subsequent position: Research and Design, LabCorp, St. Paul, MN

Fabian Chamba Pardo, PhD (VMED) (2018)
Adviser: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Subsequent Position: Scientist, Pharmgate, St. Paul, MN

Elizabeth Groth, MS (VMED) (2018)
Adviser: Dr. Eva Furrow
Subsequent position: Small animal internist, Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado, Englewood, CO

Xi Guo, PhD (CMB) (2018)
Advisers: Dr. Carol Cardona and Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Subsequent position: Data Scientist, Travelport, Denver, CO

Amy Kinsley, PhD (VMED) (2018)
Advisers: Dr. Meggan Craft and Dr. Andres Perez
Subsequent position: Research associate position, Univ. of Minnesota

Shengbin Li, PhD (CMB) (2018)
Adviser: Dr. Pam Skinner
Subsequent Position: Senior Scientist, Beijing, China

Fernando Lopes Leivas Leite, PhD (VMED) (2018)
Adviser: Dr. Richard Isaacson
Subsequent position: Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Junjie Shao, PhD (VMED) (2018)
Advisers: Dr. Yuying Liang and Hinh Ly
Subsequent position: Director of Research and Development, Pharmgate, St. Paul, MN

Grant Stoddard, PhD (VMED) (2018)
Advisers: Dr. Gerard Cramer and Dr. Sandra Godden
Subsequent position: Dairy Consultant, Cargill, Inc.

Sylvia Wanzala, PhD (VMED) (2017)
Adviser: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Subsequent Position: Research Project Specialist, OneHealth Workforce

Jisun Sun, PhD (VMED) (2016)
Adviser: Dr. Peter Davies
Subsequent Position: Bacteriology Laboratory Specialist, Minnesota Department of Health

Elizabeth Goudie DeAngelis, MS (VMED) (2016)
Adviser: Dr. Alice Larson
Subsequent Position: BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York

Xiong Wang, PhD (CMB) (2016)
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Subsequent Position: Sequencing and Bioinformatics Unit Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Health

Jyotika Varshney, PhD (VMED) (2016)
Advisers: Dr. Subree Subramanian & Dr. David Largaespada
Subsequent Position: Genentech, San Francisco, CA

Nichol Schultz, PhD (CMB) (2016)
Advisers: Dr. Molly McCue & Dr. James Mickelson
Subsequent Position: Analytical Consultant

Carlos Andres Diaz Jimenez, PhD (VMED) (2015)
Adviser: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Subsequent Position: Swine Health Services, Pig Improvement Company

Steven Tousignant, PhD (VMED) (2015)
Adviser: Dr. Robert Morrison
Subsequent Position: Veterinarian and Manager of Research, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, MN

Greg Sindberg, PhD (2014)
Advisers: Dr. Sabita Roy & Dr. Tom Molitor
Subsequent Position: Research Associate, Director of STEM inside/outside educational program, Mayo Clinic

Jennifer Marlo-Triemstra, PhD (2014)
Advisers: Dr. Al Beitz & Dr. Lucy Vulchanova
Subsequent Position: Medical Science Liaison, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Maple Grove, MN

Maria Jose Clavijo, PhD (2014)
Advisors: Dr. Albert Rovira & Dr. Bob Morrison
Subsequent Position: Technical Services Specialist, Pig Improvement Company

Joao Lima, PhD (2013)
Advisor: Dr. Scott Wells
Subsequent Position: National Institute for Agrarian and Veterinary Research, Lisbon, Portugal

Matthew Allerson, PhD (2013)
Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Subsequent Position: Research Coordinator & Staff Veterinarian, Holden Farms, Inc. Northfield, MN

Daniel Linhares, PhD (2013)
Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Subsequent Position: Head of Technical Services, Agroceres PIC, Brazil

Maximiliano Sepulveda, PhD (2013)
Advisors: Dr. Randall Singer & Dr. Katey Pelican
Subsequent Position: Consultant, Chile

Willie Greggs, PhD (2013)
Adviser: Dr. Louis Mansky
Subsequent Position: Associate Veterinarian, Banfield

John Schwartz, PhD (2013)
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, Immunogenetics Group, Pirbright Institute, England

Aric Frantz, DVM, PhD (2013)
Advisers: Dr. Jaime Modiano & Dr. Timothy O'Brien
Subsequent Position: Study Director, Immunology and Immunotoxicology Services, Covance Laboratories, Madison, WI

Raha Allaei Been, PhD (2012)
Adviser: Dr. David Largaespada
Subsequent Position: Senior Research Engineer, Skin and Wound Care Division, 3M

Ting Lei, PhD (2012)
Adviser: Dr. Yinduo Ji
Current Position: Assistant Vice President, Animal Health Diagnostic Service, Chaia Tai Animal Husbandry Investment Co., Beijing

Mary Boyce, PhD (2012)
Advisers: Dr. Bruce Walcheck & Dr. Troy Trumble
Subsequent Position: Veterinarian, Crossroads Equine Hospital, Anderson, CA

Seth Baker, MS (2012)
Adviser: Dr. Scott Dee
Subsequent Position: Study Director, Integra Group

Miranda Bauer, PhD (2012)
Adviser: Dr. Kent Reed
Subsequent Position: Database Manager, Be the Match, Minneapolis, MN

Chunmei Long, PhD (2012)
Adviser: Dr. Bruce Walcheck
Subsequent Position: Product Analyst, CHS, Inc., Saint Paul, MN

Amanda Beaudoin, PhD (2012)
Advisors: Dr. Jeff Bender and Dr. Randall Singer
Subsequent Position: Epidemic Intelligence Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cesar Corzo, PhD (2012)
Advisors: Dr. Robert Morrison and Dr. Marie Gramer
Subsequent Position: PIC, Hendersonville, Tennessee

Brian Hardy, MS (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Ned Patterson
Subsequent Position: Private practice, Santa Cruz, California

Lindsey Mathews, MS (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Lynelle Graham
Subsequent Position: Veterinarian, Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services, Coon Rapids, MN

Catherine Rivara, MS (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Jody Lulich
Subsequent Position: Small Animal Internist at Sage Center for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care, California

Kristy Metivier, PhD (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Vickie Wilkie
Subsequent Position: Private practice, Trinidad and Tobago

Sumathy Puvanendiran, PhD (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Subsequent Position: Veterinary Research Officer in the Veterinary Research Institute in Peradeniya, Kandy

Anna Romagosa, MS (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Subsequent position: Pfizer Spain

Santhakumari Anil Sukumaran Nair, PhD (2011)
Advisor: Dr. John Deen
Subsequent position: Epidemiologist for the Florida Department of Health

Megan Swaab, MS (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Troy Trumble
Subsequent Position: Veterinary Surgeon, Data Sciences International

Spencer Wayne, PhD (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Peter Davies
Subsequent Position: Practicing swine veterinarian, Pipestone Veterinary Clinic

Mary Mauzy, PhD (2011)
Adviser: Dr. Mark Rutherford
Subsequent Position: Biostatistics Consultant, Colorado Springs, CO

Academia

Academia

Norton, Elaine (2020)
Advisor: Dr. Molly McCue
Subsequent position: Instructor, Arizona State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Rowe, Samuel, PhD (VMED) (2020)
Advisor: Sandra Godden
Subsequent Position: Faculty, University of Sydney Veterinary College

Elizabeth Coppelman, MS (VMED) (2017)
Adviser: Dr. Troy Trumble
Subsequent Position: Clinical Instructor, Large Animal Surgery, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Vachira Hunprasit, PhD (VMED) (2017)
Advisers: Dr. Jody Lulich & Dr. Carl Osborne
Subsequent Position: Faculty, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Whitney Knauer, PhD (VMED) (2017)
Adviser: Dr. Sandra Godden
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota CVM

Nitipong Homwong, PhD (VMED) (2016)
Adviser: Dr. John Deen
Subsequent Position: Faculty, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Jaclyn Dykstra, PhD (CMB) (2015)
Advisers: Dr. Lucy Vulchanova & Dr. Al Beitz
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine & Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Tiffany Wolf, PhD (CMB) (2015)
Adviser: Dr. Randy Singer & Dr. Dominic Travis
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Dane Tatarniuk, MS (VMED) (2015)
Adviser: Dr. Troy Trumble
Subsequent Position: Clinical Instructor, Large Animal Surgery, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Raffaella Teixeira, PhD (VMED) (2015)
Adviser: Dr. Molly McCue & Dr. James Mickelson
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, University of Max Planck, Indaiatuba, Brazil

Sarah Gresch, MS (2014)
Advisers: Dr. Rebecca Davies & Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Subsequent Position: Section Head of Immunology and Endocrinology, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Eva Furrow, PhD (2014)
Adviser: Dr. Ned Patterson
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Annette McCoy, PhD (2014)
Advisers: Dr. Molly McCue & Dr. Troy Trumble
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery, University of Illinois

Sarah Crain, MS (2014)
Advisors: Dr. Jane Armstrong & Dr. David Polzin
Subsequent Position: PhD student & Clinical Instructor, Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine

Marina Figueiredo, MS (2014)
Advisors: Dr. Michael Murtaugh & Dr. Jody Lulich
Subsequent Position: RePORT Tuberculosis Program Coordinator, Vanderbilt University

Douglas Marthaler, PhD (2014)
Advisor: Dr. Sagar Goyal
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Erin Royster, MS (2014)
Advisor: Dr. John Fetrow
Subsequent Position: Instructor in Dairy Production Medicine, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Kristina Kiefer, PhD (2013)
Advisors: Dr. Michael Conzemius & Dr. Liz Pluhar
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Nicholas Phelps, PhD (2013)
Advisors: Dr. Sagar Goyal & Dr. Katey Pelican
Current Position: Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, University of Minnesota

Fabio Vannucci, PhD (2013)
Advisor: Dr. Connie Gebhart
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Ahmed Abd-Allah, PhD (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Alexandria University, Egypt

Daniel Almeida, MS (2012)
Advisor: Dr. Nick Robinson
Subsequent Position: Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia, University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center

Luis Mendonca, MS
Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Chebel
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University

Susan Detmer, PhD (2011)
Advisor: Drs. Sagar Goyal and Marie Gramer
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sasksatechewan

Josephine Gnanandarajah, PhD (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Current Position: Research Specialist, University of Pennsylvania

Tiffany Granone, MS (2011)
Advisor: Drs. Lynelle Graham and Jane Quandt
Subsequent Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Duane Robinson, PhD (2011)
Advisor: Dr. Michael Conzemius
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of California Davis College of Veterinary Medicine

Anil Thachil, PhD (2011)
Advisor: Dr. K.V. Nagaraja
Current Position: Director, Bacteriology Diagnostic Lab, Cornell University