Some Selected Alumni and Where they are Now

Location: Lone Star College - CyFair
Position: Department Chair Biology and Envriornmental Sciences, Professor Biology
Year Graduated: 2006
Job Description:

I help run a Biology department at a large community college. I teach General Biology and Microbiology classes. I am part of the author team for the textbook "Microbiology: An Introduction". 

Location: Incyte
Position: Executive Director, US Field Medical Affairs
Year Graduated: 2003
Job Description:

Managing a team of Medical Science Liaisons, focused on education and research projects related to our approved agents and development pipeline.

Location: University of California, Irvine
Position: Assistant Professor
Year Graduated: 2007
Job Description:

My lab studies Rb-associated chromatin remodeling processes that establish the normal epigenetic landscape in the developing tissue, how they can be perturbed to promote cancer, and provide insight for the development of new therapies for pediatric solid tumors.

Location: The University of Colorado
Position: Assistant Professor
Year Graduated: 2010
Job Description:

Investigating mechanisms of PARP inhibitor resistance in ovarian cancer

Location: All Pets Animal Hospital
Position: Veterinarian
Year Graduated: 2009
Job Description:

Currently a general practice veterinarian.

Location: Dermpath Diagnostics, Tucson, AZ
Position: Dermatopathologist and Medical Director
Year Graduated: 2001
Job Description:

I diagnose skin biopsies, oversee our pathology laboratory, and provide consultations for challenging cases.  Additionally, I work with the UA Dermatology residency training program and assist with several Dermatology faculty member research projects

Location: Oregon Health and Science University
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Year Graduated: 2018
Job Description:

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health and Science University studying the role of myeloid cells in cutaneous squanous cell carcinogenesis.

 

Location: Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Position: Research and Development Program Manager
Year Graduated: 2003
Job Description:

I manage the process of moving a drug candidate from pre-clinical through Phase 3 clinical trials, as well as maintaining the overall product portfolio. My job also includes messaging to clinicians and public relations firms, and managing our advisory boards

Location: Novartis
Position: Investigator I
Year Graduated: 2014
Job Description:

I work to understand how our cancer therapeutics affect the immune system and how to make these therapeutics work better.  

Location: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Position: Postdoctoral associate
Year Graduated: 2016
Job Description:

I am assessing the epigenetic drivers involved in liver aging, induction of steatosis, NASH and cancer.

Location: Clinical Reference Laboratory
Position: Technical Supervisor for Molecular Diagnostic Testing
Year Graduated: 2008
Job Description:

I developed and validate high complexity molecular tests in the field of personalized medicine. I also supervise, manage and oversee quality management for the molecular diagnostics lab at my company.

Location: Kaweah Delta Hospital
Position: Director of Clinical Decision Unit, Internal Medicine Attending
Year Graduated: 2011
Job Description:

Practicing medicine in California's Central Valley

Location: University of Arizona Cancer Center
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Year Graduated: 2018
Job Description:

Finding Oncolytic Reovirus mediated therapeutic options for Lymphoma and Myeloma

 

Location: United States Patent & Trademark Office
Position: Primary Patent Examiner
Year Graduated: 2005-2006
Job Description:

Examine Patents from Inventors, Research Institute and Pharmaceutical companies to determine patent eligibility and grant exclusive rights by applying scientific skills and Patent laws.

Location: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Position: Director, Integrative Biology (Research Affairs)
Year Graduated: 1997
Job Description:

Oversee research consortia for structure biology and biomarkers, facilitate cystic fibrosis drug discovery and development programs, and coordinate outcomes and specimen collection clinical trials.

Location: Pharmacyclics, an Abbvie company
Position: Director, Translational Medicine
Year Graduated: 2004
Job Description:

Develop and implement biomarker plans in oncology clinical studies

Location: WSLH, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Position: ABMGG Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow, ABMGG Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics board eligible
Year Graduated: 2013
Job Description:

Training to become board certified in both clinical molecular genetics and cytogenetics. End goal is to become a clinical laboratory director.

Location: PRO Unlimited for Roche Tissue Diagnostic
Position: Consulting Scientist
Year Graduated: 2018
Job Description:
Location: Wofford College
Position: Assistant Professor
Year Graduated: 2010
Job Description:

Teaching undergraduate Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Cancer Biology. Studying coral-algal interactions during host cell division.

Location: Nevro
Position: Senior Clinical Trial Manager
Year Graduated: 2002
Job Description:

I conduct clinical trials for a medical device company.

Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Position: Senior Fellow
Year Graduated: 2015
Job Description:

My lab investigates how acute sleep fragmentation alters neuronal processing of positive emotions, reward, pain, and pain relief in human clinical trials.

Location: Cell Press
Position: Scientific Editor at Cancer Cell
Year Graduated: 2018
Job Description:

I evaluate the suitability of articles for Cancer Cell and coordinate the review process

 

Location: Genoptix, Inc
Position: Medical Science Liaison
Year Graduated: 2017
Job Description:

After graduating from the University of Arizona I moved to San Diego and am entering the world of Biotech. It's exciting and truly fulfilling being able to use the skill sets I gained during graduate school in a new setting. 

Location: Paradigm Diagnostics/Rio Salado College
Position: Biomarker Scientist/Adjunct Faculty
Year Graduated: 2006
Job Description:

I currently teach biology courses at the college level.  I am also a project-based contracted researcher (diagnostic biomarkers) and do freelance medical writing.   

Location: Mayo Clinic
Position: Professor
Year Graduated: 2002
Job Description:

My research is focused on determining the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of action of candidate genes expressed in highly invasive glioblastoma cells and their matrix of aberrant signaling to discover points of convergence that can serve as targets of vulnerability for therapeutic intervention. 

Location: University of Arizona
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Year Graduated: 2018
Job Description:

 

Location: City of Hope
Position: Scientific Writer
Year Graduated: 2008
Job Description:

I work with basic, translational, and clinical investigators to prepare high quality grant proposals, manuscripts, and other written scientific documents.