Alumni - Department of Cell Biology



Where are they now?

Dawn Bender, PhD (2020)

Dr. Rankin

Md. Riaj Mahamud, PhD (2019) Dr. Srinivasan


Sarah Colijn, PhD (2019)

Dr. Griffin

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University - Stratman Lab

Hannah Berrett, PhD (2019 Dr. Alberola-Ila

Continuing in the MD Program at OUHSC

Rabab Sharif, MD, PhD (2019) Dr. Karamichos

Postdoctoral Fellow at OUHSC Dept. of Rheumatology

Emily Clowdus (2019)

Dr. Sansam

Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Michigan

Shayna Medley (2019)

Dr. Olson Adjunct Professor of Biology at Oklahoma Christian University

Maulin Patel (2018)

Dr. Lupu Postdoctoral Fellow at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Hem Sapkota (2018)

Dr. Gorbsky Postdoctoral Fellow at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Joseph Wilkerson   (2018)    

Dr. Anderson 

Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Utah, Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology 

Joseph Siefert   (2017)

Dr. Sansam

Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. Joanna Wysocka at Stanford University

Angelica Harper  (2017)

Dr. Summers

Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK  - Department of Biology 

Chengyi Sun  (2017)

Dr. Olson

Postdoctoral fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the lab of Doug Millay

Tina McKay  (2017)

Dr. Karamichos

Postdoctoral Fellow at Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences - Kaplan Lab

Maggie Mwoyosvi  (2016)

Dr. Naash

Postdoctoral Fellow at OUHSC Department of Microbiology and Immunology - Hildebrand Lab

Emily Kurdzo  (2016)

Dr. Dawson

Cell Therapy Scientist at MilliporeSigma

Gary O'Mealey  (2016)

Dr. Plafker

Research Assistant at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Aging & Metabolism Research Program - Plafker Lab

Reem Alomer  (2016)

Dr. Rankin

Currently residing in North Carolina

Ryan Kelley  (2015)

Dr. Naash

Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mandy Lambros  (2015)

Dr. Plafker

Works for Charlesson, LLC, Oklahoma City

Michael Stuck  (2015)

Dr. Naash

Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

Sunam Gurung  (2015)

Dr. Myers

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at OUHSC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kyle Ingram  (2015)

Dr. Griffin

Postdoctoral Researcher at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO

Troy Templeton  (2015)

Dr. Webb

Current Status Unknown

Elizabeth Moran (2014)

Dr. Ma

Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston MA

Seokho Kim   (2014)

Dr. Tsiokas

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford University

Flora Ling   (2014)

Dr. Sun

Last Known: Adjunct Professor at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma

Lea Bennett   (2014)

Dr. Anderson

Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Joanne Peterson  (2013)

Dr. Ceresa

Faculty and Director of the Science Education Program at Southern Nazarene University

Lynsie Morris  (2013)

Dr. Ding

Last Known - Lab Manager at Stephenson Cancer Center

Reema Davis  (2013)

Dr. Griffin

Scientist II at BioAgilytix

Sushama Sivakumar  (2013)

Dr. Gorbsky

Lab Member in the Hongtao Yu Lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dawei Sun  (2013)

Dr. Coggeshall

Senior Scientist at GenScript, Inc.

Edward Nguyen  (2013)

Dr. Moore

Resident at University of Iowa Health Care Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

William Berry  (2013)

Dr. Janknecht

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Jeff McBride  (2013)

Dr. Ma

Resident at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine - Dept. of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

Jeremy Ward  (2013)

Dr. Dhanasekaran  

General Surgery Resident - Vanderbilt University

Kyungwon Lee  (2012)

Dr. Ma


Sreemathi Logan  (2012)

Dr. Anderson

Postdoctoral Fellow at Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

David Obeso  (2012)

Dr. Dawson

Last Known - 2016 Postdoctoral Associate at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO

Adarsha Koirala  (2012)

Dr. Naash

Senior Scientist at Gemini Therapeutics in Boston, MA

Seo Young Kim  (2012)

Dr. Dawson

Principal Scientist I at Roche 

Marie Carlie Milfort  (2012)

Dr. Gorbsky

Research Scientist at University of Georgia, Poultry Science Department

Ming-Yann Wu  (2012)

Dr. Rankin

Practicing Physician at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital

E-Ching Ong  (2011)

Dr. Tsiokas

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Just Biotherapeutics in Seattle, WA

Beverly Crider  (2011)

Dr. Tomasek

Project Manager at Oklahoma Medical Reserch Foundation

Valeriya Knight  (2011)

Dr. Gorbsky

Dentist at Ramapo Dental Care in Suffern, NY

Wei Wu  (2011)

Dr. Sun

Research Scientist, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Jessica Thorpe  (2011)

Dr. Ihnat

Current Status Unknown

Jerrod Hunter  (2011)

Dr. Rand

Assistant Professor at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA

Athenia Oldham  (2011)

Dr. Webb

Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Amy Roberson  (2010)

Dr. Myers

Faculty at Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

Kyoungmin Park  (2010)

Dr. Ma

Instructor at Harvard Medical School Joslin Diabetes Center

Bin Zhang  (2010)

Dr. Ma

Current Status Unknown

Anne Murray (2009)

Dr. Al-Ubaidi

Scientific Research Writer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Krysten Farjo (2009)

Dr. Ma

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Physiology

Chih-Ying Lee (2009)

Dr. Dresser

Physician Assistant at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Scientist in the Pezza Lab at OMRF 

Ivana Ivanovic (2009)

Dr. Rajala

Current Status Unknown

Sehyun Kim (2009)

Dr. Tsiokas

Sr. Scientific Researcher (Immunology Discovery) at Genentech since 2016

Anisse Saadi (2009)

Dr. Ash

Faculty at University of New England, Tangier, Morocco Campus

Tamara Potapova (2009)

Dr. Gorbsky

Research Scientist in the Gerton Lab at Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, MO

Harshini Mehta (2009)

Dr. Coggeshall

No longer working in science field

Shikha Malhotra (2009)

Dr. Coggeshall

Founder and COO at Gentrac Life Biotechnologies in India

Setareh Lillian Shelton (2009)

Dr. Summers

Senior Scientist at CoMentis, Inc.

Rebecca Morris  (2009)

Dr. Rankin

Last Known - Medical Life Science student at Oklahoma Christian University

Gui Yuan Li (2009)

Dr. Anderson

Assistant Professor, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha NE

Phillip Vanlandingham (2009)

Dr. Ceresa

Director of Translational Research at EyeCRO in Oklahoma City, OK

Martin-Paul Agbaga (2009)

Dr. Anderson

Assistant Professor at Dean McGee Eye Institute

George Risinger (2008)

Dr. Howard

Oklahoma City Community College - Professor of Biology in the Division of Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Adam Hoffhines  (2008) 

Dr. Moore

Pathologist at Regional Medical Laboratory, Tulsa, OK

Ashish Chintakuntlawar  (2008) 

Dr. Chodosh

Physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

Jeremy J. Daniel  (2008) 

Dr. Gorbsky

Research Specialist 1 at University of Missouri

Monica Shippen (2008) 

Dr. Anant

Currently residing in California

Shawn Cochrane  (2007) 

Dr. Sun

Practicing Pediatrician at OU Children's Grand Prairie Pediatrics, OKC

Richard Longeras  (2007) 

Dr. Ma

North America Technical Sales Manager at AROTEC Diagnostics Limited

Matt Gibson  (2007) 

Dr. Myers

Partner in the IP, Tech, & Data Group at ReedSmith, Houston, TX

Rafal Farjo  (2006) 

Dr. Naash

COO of Charlesson Inc and EyeCro, OKC

Julie Scott  (2006) 

Dr. Myers

Pharmacy Team Coordinator at Sentara Healthcare in Virginia 

Eric D. Phelps  (2006) 

Dr. Howard

Professor of Biology at Oklahoma Christian University

Joanne Gonzalez  (2006) 

Dr. Ash

Clinical Data Manager/Project Manager - W.L. Gore & Assoc.

Anna Kateneva  (2005)

Dr. Dresser

Last Known - Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Chandreshekhar Kamat  (2005)

Dr. Ihnat

Group Leader - Bioanayltical Assays, Cell Biology and Preclinical Studies at Accutest Biologics Pvt. Ltd. 

Heidi (Stricker) Ward  (2005)

Dr. Naash

Assistant Professor and Veterinarian at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service 2015-present

Brad Pittman  (2005)

Dr. Gorbsky

Physician Assistant - Seiling Community Hospital in Oklahoma

Midge Bonzon  (2005)

Dr. Coggeshall

Production Engineering Manager at Glaxo Smith Kline in Rockville, MD