Alumni

Careers of Graduates - Since 1992

Name Training Period Current Position or Last Known
Arachchige Don, Aruni S. 2002-07
Ph.D.
Senior Consultant and Project Lead
Defined Health, a Cello Health Business
Florham Park, NJ
Banerjee-Chakravarti, Paula  1999-02
M.S.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Manager
US Evidence Based Medicine (Health Economics and
Outcomes Research)
East Hanover, NJ
Bartos, Jason A. 2001-06
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Cardiology
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN
Bauer, Mary Beth 1989-94
Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals
Mason, OH
Beck, Daniel R. 1999-01
M.S.
Anesthesiologist
Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Denver, CO
Belasco, Kevin Tate  1996-99
M.S.
Blue Harbor Dermatology
Private Practice
Newport Beach, CA
Bell, Balyssa 2012-18
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Bhopatkar-Teredesai, Monica 1992-96
M.S.
Consultant
Whole Foods Market
Austin, TX
Bruner, Gretchen 1989-92
Ph.D.
Unknown
Burnett, Alfreda 1988-94
Ph.D.
Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison - Diabetes
Boehringer Ingelheim
Fremont, CA
Burton, Maureen 1990-96
Ph.D.
Registered Nurse
Alcester Care and Rehab Center
Alcester, SD
Cameron, David M. 2004-07
M.S.
Intellectual Property Research Principal
KAO Corporation, Tokyo
Cincinnati, OH
Carlson, Steve A. 1993-97
Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Education
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ames, IA
Charalambous (Brown), Kathryn A. 2001-05
Ph.D.
Senior Medical Director
Peer View Institute for Medical Education
Pharmaceuticals
Saint Augustine, FL
Chen, Ziqiang (Zach) 1996-00
Ph.D.
Scientist
Magellan Labs
Research Triangle Park, NC
Claflin, Kristin 2012-16
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department of Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Clausen (Stern), Kathryn 2002-07
Ph.D.
Senior Medical Writer
Fishawack Group of Companies
Medical Writer
JK Communications
Winston-Salem, NC
Coble, Jeffrey     2007-15
M.D., Ph.D.
Resident Physician
Department of Anesthesia
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Coutinho, Santosh V. 1993-98
Ph.D.
Intellectual Property Attorney
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Dagda, Ruben K. 2002-06
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Reno, NV
Dallapiazza, Robert Francis 2003-10
M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Danzebrink, Rita M. 1987-92
Ph.D.
Medical Practice
Toledo, OH
Davare, Monika A. 1997-00
Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Division of Hematology & Oncology
Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Davisson, Robin 1988-94
Ph.D.
Professor
Biomedical Sciences and Cell & Developmental Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Deshpande (Nimbalkar), Dipali    2000-04
Ph.D.
Senior Staff Scientist
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Greenburgh,  NY
Dudakovic, Amel 2006-10
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Eapen, Alex Kalathil 1998-01
Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
Cargill
Greater Minneapolis - St. Paul Area
Emnett, Ryan J. 2001-04
M.S.
Scientist
Pfizer
St. Louis, MO
Engle, Mitch P. 2000-07
M.D., Ph.D.
Interventional Pain Specialist
Institute of Precision Pain Medicine
Corpus Christi, TX
Flippo, Kyle 2010-2017
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department of Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Frakes, Elijah P. 2001-06
Ph.D.
Medical Science Liasons Director - Women's Health
AbbVie
North Chicago, IL
Gallardo, Jose Luis 2004-07
M.S.
Senior FESQA Engineer
Target
Minneapolis, MN
Gille, Theresa Mary 1995-97
M.S.
Unknown
Gupte, Raeesa 2011-15
Ph.D.
Blogger
LifeOmic
Kansas City, KS
Halt, Amy Ruth 2001-09
M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Brown University
Providence, RI
Hamadmad, Sumaya N. 2002-06
Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
Sacred Heart University
Columbus, OH
Hartwig, Andrew C. 1994-98
Ph.D.
Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of Iowa City
Private Practice
Iowa City, IA
Hawes, Brian Edward    1988-92
Ph.D.
Director
PTC Therapeutics
Greater NY City Area | Pharmaceuticals
Hellyer, Nathan J. 1993-98
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mayo Clinic Physical Therapy
Rochester, MN
Henry, Matt K. 1996-01
Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology
Des Moines University, Ost. Medical Center
Des Moines, IA
Hines, Keith L. 1986-92
Ph.D.
Medical Science Liaison
Radius Health, Inc.
Columbus Ohio Area | Biotechnology
Hoelscher, Sally R. 1991-95
Ph.D.
Iowa City School Board
Iowa City, IA 
Houlihan, Patrick 2006-13
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Janelia Research Campus
HHMI
Ashburn, VA
Ibeawuchi, Stella-Rita 2010-15
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
California Institute for Biomedical Research
LaJolla, CA
Jiang, Mingchen 1992-98
Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Johnson, Andrew W. 2006-12
Ph.D.
Medical Science Liaison
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Neurology / Nephrology / Intrathecal
St. Louis, MO
Jones III, R. Carter W. 1999-06
M.D., Ph.D.
Pain Physician
Colorado Clinic
Aurora, CO
Joshi, Shailen 1997-03
Ph.D.
Neuroscience Senior Res Pharmacol
Abbott Laboratories
North Chicago, IL
Kamp, Elizabeth Hoyt 1996-00
M.S.
General Practice
Broadlawns Medical Center
Des Moines, IA
Kanis, Adam -92
M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, HI
Kim, Gun Hee 2001-05
M.S.
Research Associate
Medical Genetics
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Kim, Hong-Hee 1991-95
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Seoul National University
Seoul, Korea
Kim, Man Su 2004-09
Ph.D.
Professor
College of Pharmacy
Inje University
Republic of Korea
King, Christopher David 1994-98
Ph.D.
Head of Drug Metabolism
Johnson & Johnson
La Jolla, CA
Koch, Michael S. 1996-05
Ph.D.
Toxicologist
Bayer Crop Science
St. Louis, MO Area
Kolhekar, Rohini 1991-95
Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Molecular Neurobiology
University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
Korgaonkar, Chandrashekhar K. 1998-03
Ph.D.
Senior Toxicologist
Bristol-Myers Squibb
New Brunswick, NJ
Krainock, Randy 1996-00
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology Department
St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Winona, MN
Kuder, Craig Heath 2004-09
Ph.D.
Director-East Regional Medical Leader
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, IN
Law, Alan 1992-95
Ph.D.
The Dental Specialists
Endodontics Practice
Minneapolis, MN
Lee, Yoon Joo 2000-04
M.S.
Korean FDA
Seoul, So. Korea
Lei, Hong 2002-08
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar  
Department of Immunology
National Jewish Health 
Denver, CO
Li, Ying 2008-14
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Division of Nephrology-Hypertension
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
Lim, Indra A. 1997-03
Ph.D.
Univ. of Wisconsin 
(Dr. J. Hell)
Physician
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates at 
   Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Minneapolis, MN
Littlejohn, Nicole     2011-15
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
The Scripps Research Institute
San Diego, CA
Liu, Zhengyu 1998-04
Ph.D.
Director of Regulatory Affairs
LEO Pharma Inc.
Madison, NJ
Loo, Lipin 2008-13
Ph.D.
John and Anne Chong Research Fellow
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Lu, Ko-Ting 2010-14
M.S.
Research Associate
Department of Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Maduka, Uche 2007-13 Medical Student
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Martinasevic, Mariana 1993-96
M.S.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Broward Health
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mayuzumi, Daisuka 2004-10
Ph.D.
Unknown
Gunma, Japan
McKenzie, Jenna Elyse 2004-09
Ph.D.
Deputy Biosafety Officer / Industrial Hygienist
Berkeley Lab
Berkeley, CA
Mickle, Aaron 2010-14
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Washington University Pain Center
Washington University
St. Louis, MO 
Murray, Margaret Ann 1986-92
Ph.D.
Deceased
Ness, Jayne 1987-95
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
Neymeyer-Tynkov, Valerie 1993-96
M.S.
Patent Attorney
IpHorgan Ltd.
Chicago, IL
Nifoussi, Shanna 2004-10
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Natural and Applied Sciences Department
Mount Ida College, School of Applied Sciences
Newton, MA
Oberg, Elizabeth 2007-12
Ph.D.
Senior MDR Vigilance Specialist at Medtronic
CVG Product Experience Management
Mounds View, MN
Park, Song Kyu 1991-95
Ph.D.
Professor
College of Pharmacy
Korea University
Sejong City, Korea
Peña Silva, Ricardo 2006-12
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director of Research at Universidad de los Andes
Facultad de Medicina
Bogotá, Colombia
Peters, Tamara Susan 1992-96
M.S.
Unknown
Reed (Francis), Sara     2007-15
M.D., Ph.D.    
Physician
Arkansas Children's Northwest
Springdale, AR
Reilly, Jacqueline 2011-14
Ph.D.
Senior Medical Science Liaison
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Seattle, WA
Runne-Janczy, Caitlin 2009-13
Ph.D.
Product Development Manager
eScience Labs, LLC
Sheridan, CO
Saraf, Amit 2003-08
Ph.D.
Project Manager (Preclinical and Clinical)
Gennova Biopharmaceuticals
Hinjwadi (Pune Area), India
Seabold, Gail K. 1999-03
Ph.D.
Univ of Wisconsin
(Dr. J. Hell)
Scientific Skills Coach
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Shafer, Rose 1992-96
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (97-98)
Department of Pharmacology
University of Kansas
Shah, Vaibhavi 2001-05
M.S.
Director
Project Management Sytems
Inventia Health Care
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Shearer, Morven 1995-98
M.S.
Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine
University of St. Andrews, UK
Sheehy, Ryan 2010-15
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Kansas City, KS
Shen, Jinshan 1994-98
Ph.D.
Global Early Development Lead
EMD Serono, Inc.
Boston, MA
Simmons, Martha 1990-94
Ph.D.
Sr. Consultant/Clinical Program Development Manager,
Education Division
Sutter Health - Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View, CA
Simon, Jason 1988-93
Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Companion and Complementary Diagnostics
Janssen Oncology, Johnson & Johnson
Raritan, NJ
Slupe, Andrew     2007-14
M.D., Ph.D.
Resident Physician
Oregon Health & Sciences University
Portland, OR
Smith, Tarik Jamar 2006-09
M.S.
Paychex, Inc.
Walworth, NY
Stewart, Adele 2009-14
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Brain Institute
Florida Atlantic University
Jupiter, FL
Sykes, Ken T. 2000-07
M.D., Ph.D.
Physician
The Surgery Center of Middle Tennessee
Columbia, TN
Tompkins, Van Sander 2002-07
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Tsai, Yang- Hsi 2005-07
M.S.
Clinical Trial Scientist
Q2 Solutions
Singapore
Travis, Mark 1992-96
M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology 
Vice Chair of Educational Affairs
University of Missouri Health System
Columbia, MO
Ulrich, Jason 2005-11
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Van Kanegan, Mike J. 2001-08
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Zen-Bio, Inc.
Research Triangle Park, NC
Veneziano (Ownby), Susan E. 1998-03
Ph.D.
In-Vitro Study Director
Bioscience Laboratories
Bozeman, MT
Vijapurkar, Ulka 1995-99
Ph.D.
Scientist
Cancer Pathways and Targets
Genetech, Inc.
South San Francisco, CA
Wang, Zheng 1991-95
Ph.D.
Resident
Department of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Warwick, Charles 2012-2017
Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Waseen, Arianne 2004-08
M.S.
Staff RN
Mercy Medical Center
Marion, IA
Weivoda (Moore), Megan 2009-11
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Xu, Jun 2004-09
Ph.D.
Pain Fellow
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Zhang, Mingxu 2005-10
Ph.D.
Stay-at-Home Mom
Rochester, MN
Zhao, Lili 1999-02
M.S.
Pharmacist
Loudoun Free Clinic
Washington, DC Metro Area
Zhong, Yun 1991-95
M.S.
Unknown
Zhu, Hongyu 1992-94
M.S.
Research Associate
Department of RNA Virus Research
Aviron Corp.
Sunnyvale, CA
Zhuo, Min 1988-92
Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Michael Smith Chair in Neuroscience and Mental Health
Canada Research Chair in Pain and Cognition
University of Toronto