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Graduate Students Alumni

Student name Year Placement after Graduation
Jackson Gainer 2018 Assistant Professor at Tennessee Wesleyan
Lauren Quigley 2018 Post-doc at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA
Lauren Krausfeldt 2018 Joint postdoctoral researcher between UT Knoxville /UTIA
Robbie Martin 2018 Postdoctoral research, UT Knoxville
Jeff Ryan Beegle 2017 Co-founder of a startup, Grow Bioplastics, LLC
Elizabeth Johnson 2017 searching
Steven Higgins 2017 Post-doc, Cornell University with Dan Buckley
Jenny Onley 2017 Visiting assistant professor, Tennessee Wesleyan College University 
Pooja Saraf 2017 Post-doc
Janette Shank 2017  Researcher, UTK with Jeremiah Johnson
Chelsi Cassilly 2017  Post-doc, Harvard Medical School with Jon Clardy
Joshua Stough  2017  Post-doc, U. of Michigan with Pat Schloss
Jordan Bird 2017  Post-doc, Indiana University with Jay Lennon
Ashley Frank 2016 490 BioTech, Inc.
Holly Saito 2016 Pellissippi 
Elisabeth Pitt 2016 UT Nursing program
Jia Wen 2016 Duke
Jiang Liu 2016 searching
Mohammad Moniruzzaman 2016 Post-doc, UC Berkeley
Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo 2015 U.S. House of Representative
Nana Ankrah 2015 Cornell
Keats Shwab 2015 Duke
Pranay Dogra 2015 St. Jude
Richard Kevorkian 2015 PhD at Texas A&M Corpus Christi in Marine Biology with Brandi Reese
Sarah Davis  2015 NIH
Martin Szul 2015 Lecturer, Midwestern University
Caroline Grunenwald 2015 Post-doc, Vanderbilt (Skaar lab)
Meng Bi 2015 Graduate Student, Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, CA
Lanying Ma 2015 Unemployed 2017
Shafer Belisle 2014 Research Associate, ORNL
Jeremy Chandler 2014 Lecturer, University of Tennessee
Abby Smartt 2014 Research Assistant, UT
Morgan Steffen 2014 Assistant Professor, James Madison University, Biology Department
Alicia Purcell 2014 Research Specialist w/Jill Mikucki
William Cude 2013 Scientist, Novozyme
Christopher Gulvik  2013 Post-doc, CDC
Mohammad Uddin  2013 Assistant Professor, Chittagong University, Bangladesh
Tiana Pimentel 2013 Clinical Data Manager, DOCS
Chelsi White 2013 Research Asst II, Vanderbilt, Department of Pediatrics (Lisa Young lab)
Claire Campbell 2012 Sr Research Associate, Novozymes
Charles Budinoff 2012 Algenol Research Scientists, Systems Ecology
Thomas Mead 2012 Lab Analyst, Hallsdale-Powell Utility District
Matthew Scholz 2012 Specialist, Michigan State University, Institute for Cyber Enabled Research
Anthony Montedonico 2012 Research and Development at Akorn Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL
Marissa Rodrigues 2012 Unknown
Tingting Xu 2012 Post-doc, UT CEB
Ke Jiang 2011  
Aarthi Sundararajan 2011 Postdoc at Emory University, Emory Vaccine Center (Samuel Speck) 
Rachel Hill 2011 Research Associate II, Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, UT Knoxville
LiYin Huang 2011 Postdoc, Duke University
Junwei Zeng  2011 Postdoc, Emory University, Biochemistry
Calvin Green 2010 Physician
Bo-Jhih Guan 2010 Postdoc- Case Western Reserve
John Harp 2010 Grad Student, U. Tennessee
Lifang Huan 2010 Unknown
Vernon McIntosh 2010 Senior Molecular Biotechnologist, Cargill
Jinho Heo 2010 Postdoc, Virginia Commonwealth Medical School
Audrey Matteson 2010 Research Associate, UNC Wilmington, Department of Soil Science
Jeffrey Morris 2010 Assistant Professor, UAB, Biology Department
Giljun Park 2010 Postdoc Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Majumdar, Debashree 2010 Unknown
Matthew Saxton 2010 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at College of William and Mary
Emily Bethea 2009 Faculty, Brandon High School
Ying-Lien Chen 2009 Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University, Dept. Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Kathleen Daumer Cusick 2009 Postdoc, University of Maryland, Ctr of Marine Biotechnology
Janet M. Rowe 2009 Postdoc, Nebraska Center for Virology
Star Loar 2009 Lab Manager, University of Georgia
Radha Ganapathy 2009 Graduate Student, Food Science Technology program
Hee Jung Kim 2009 Postdoc, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Lydia Mosi 2009 Postdoc, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana
George Umanah 2009 Postdoc, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Institute for Cell Engineering and Department of Neurology
Courtney M. Johnson 2008 Post MS, ORISE/ORAU
David George James Mann 2008 Postdoc, UT Institute of Agriculture, Plant Sciences Department
Rachael Slightom 2008 Research Scientist, Monsanto, St. Louis
Steven Minkin 2008 Entrepreneur, Knoxville, TN
Heather Williamson 2008 Assistant Professor, Miss. State U.
Samantha Elizabeth Wirth 2008 Association of Public Health Laboratories fellow
Mindy Miller-Kittrell 2008 Postdoc, North Carolina State
Kortney Gustin 2008 Postdoc Fellowship, CDC ORISE
Brandy Lee Weidow 2007 Research Coordinator, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
David P. Allison 2007 Adjunct Professor, UT Dept. of BCMB
Aysu Ozen 2007 Deputy Director of the Basic Sciences Research Grant Committee, TUBITAK Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Johanna Rinta-Kanto 2007 Postdoc, University of Georgia, School of Marine Sciences
Houjian Cai 2006 Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

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