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Current MSTP Students


M1Gs & M2Gs are rotating through at least two labs until they find a compatible mentor.

M3Gs have either joined a lab or are completing a third rotation before joining a lab.

M4G & M5Gs are in the midst of their graduate work.

M6Gs are students who have defended their thesis and have returned to their clinical curriculum.

Photo Name Year Graduate Program Mentor(s)

Ossama Abu-Halawa

M4G

Biomedical Engineering

Aaron Boes, MD, PhD

Jan Wessel, PhD

Hassan Ahamed

M4G

Neuroscience

Aaron Boes, MD, PhD

Tina Arkee

M5G

Immunology

Gail Bishop, PhD

Sahaana Arumugam

M3G

Immunology

Christine Petersen, DVM, PhD

Lucas Barrett

M2G

Rotating

Lyndsay Harshman, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Riley Behan

M3G

Biomedical Engineering

James Ankrum, PhD

Gabby Bierlein-De La Rosa

M1G

Rotating

Catherine Marcinkiewcz, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Jayden Bowen

M5G

Biomedical Science
(Immunology)
3

Julia Klesney-Tait, MD, PhD

Leo Brueggeman

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Genetics

Jacob Michaelson, PhD

Jane Buchanan

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Medicine)

Eric Taylor, PhD

Elliot Burghardt

M5G

Biostatistics

Joseph Cavanaugh, PhD

Daniel Sewell, PhD

Michelle Chen

Michelle Chen

M1G

No Rotation

 

Joseph Chin

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Medicine)

Richard Smith, MD, PhD

Colin Clark

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Physiology & Biophysics)

Christopher Ahern, PhD

Mackenize Conlon

Mackenzie Conlon

M1G

Rotating

Nandakumar Narayanan, MD, PhD

Andres Dajles

M5G

Biostatistics

Jacob Oleson, PhD

Levi Doyle

Levi Doyle

M1G

Rotating

Jon Houtman, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Jonah Elliff

M3G

Immunology

Wendy Maury, PhD

Lucy Evans

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Biomedical Science
(Molecular Medicine)

Alex Bassuk, MD, PhD

Margaret Fuller

M5G

Molecular Physiology & Biophysics 1

John Wemmie, MD, PhD

Fillan Grady

M5G

Neuroscience

Joel Geerling, MD, PhD

Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD

Alex Greiner

M5G

Genetics

Barry London, MD, PhD

Wade Gutierrez

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Cancer Biology)

Rebecca Dodd, PhD

Ryan Horne

M5G

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

C. Allan Guymon, PhD

Marlan Hansen, MD

Sunny Huang

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology 1,2

Val Sheffield, MD, PhD

Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter

M1G

Rotating

Jacob Michaelson, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Amelia Hurley-Novatny

M2G

Rotating

Brad Amendt, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Akansha Jain

M4G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Physiology & Biophysics)

Michael Welsh, MD

Emily Janio

Emily Janio

M1G

No Rotation

 
Renato Jensen

Renato Jensen

M1G

Rotating

Thomas Rutkowski, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Andrew Kalenkiewicz

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Physiology & Biophysics)

Michael Welsh, MD

Sheps King-McAlpin

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Medicine)

Matthew Potthoff, MD, PhD

Jessie Knobbe

M2G

Rotation

Jennifer Bermick, MD
(Summer 2021)

Ben Kreitlow

M4G

Neuroscience

Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD
Molly Larson

Molly Larson

M1G

Rotating

Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Mitchell LeFebvre

M5G

Biomedical Science
(Immunology)

John Harty, PhD

Rebecca Lesan

M6G

Returning to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology 1,2

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

Gage Liddiard

M3G

Neuroscience

Joseph Glykys, MD, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Lola Lozano

M2G

Rotation

Robert Mullins, MD
(Summer 2021)

Laura Marquez Loza

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Medicine)

Paul McCray, PhD

Matthew Miller

M5G

Genetics

Christopher Adams, MD, PhD
(Currently at Mayo)

Maddie Mix

M4G

Immunology

John Harty, PhD

Nate Mullin

M4G

Genetics

Robert Mullins, MD

Budd Tucker, PhD

Thomas Pak

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Neuroscience

Val Sheffield, MD, PhD

Daniel Pape

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Medicine)

Eric Taylor, PhD

Saul Rodriguez

M4G

Neuroscience

Alex Bassuk, MD, PhD

Guillermo Romano Ibarra

M5G

Biomedical Science
(Molecular Medicine)

David Stoltz, MD, PhD

Shakoora Sabree

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Immunology) 3

George Weiner, MD, PhD

Aline Sandouk

M5G

Immunology

Jon Houtman, PhD

Daniel Sands

M2G

Rotating

Paul McCray, MD
(Summer 2021)

Miranda Schene

M4G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Physiology & Biophysics)

Christopher Ahern, PhD

Morgan Swanson

M6G

Epidemiology

Nicholas Mohr, MD

James Torner, PhD

Lauren Tabor

Lauren Tabor

M1G

Rotating

Ashutosh Mangalam, MD, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Frida Teran-Garza

M5G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

Neuroscience

George Richerson, MD, PhD

Xavier Tijerina

M3G

Biomedical Sciences
(Microbiology)

Mary Weber, PhD

Brittany Todd

M3G

Neuroscience

Joseph Glykys, MD, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Marcus Toral

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Medicine)

Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhD
(Currently at Stanford)

Hannah Van Ert

M4G

Immunology

Wendy Maury, PhD

Joseph Vecchi

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Physiology & Biophysics)

Marlan Hansen, MD

Amy Lee, PhD
(Currently at U of Texas Austin)

Gabe Velez

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Medicine)

Vinit Mahajan, MD, PhD
(Currently at Stanford)

Drew Voigt

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Molecular Medicine)

Robert Mullins, MD

Todd Scheetz, PhD

Ellen Voigt

M3G

Biomedical Sciences
(Cancer Biology
)

Doug Spitz, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Madi Wahlen

M3G

Epidemiology

Mary Charlton, PhD

Qi Wang

M4G

Biomedical Engineering

Kristan Worthington, PhD

Joseph Reinhardt, PhD

Akshaya Warrier

M2G

Rotating

Rebecca Dodd, PhD
(Summer 2021)

Kristin Weeks

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Epidemiology

Mary Charlton, PhD

Charles Lynch, PhD

Amy Whillock

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Immunology

Gail Bishop, PhD

Keyan Zarei

M6G

Returned to Clinical Curriculum

PhD in Biomedical Engineering

David Stoltz, MD, PhD

Eliot Zhu

M5G

Biomedical Sciences
(Cancer Biology)

Adam Dupuy, PhD

 

1 - Student joined the graduate department before the formation of the Biomedical Sciences Program
2 - Student joined before the graduate department was renamed to "Molecular Medicine"
3 - Immunology was briefly a member of the Biomedical Sciences Program