Lab Members (Former)

Previous honors undergraduates, technicians, graduate students and postdocs

Unnati Chauhan (PhD)
PhD Student
Sep. 2016 – July 2021
Current position: Technical Leader, Technical Support, Molecular Diagnostics; Roche Linkedin

Heather Maldonado (PhD)
PhD Student
Sep. 2016 – June 2021
Current position: Technical Writer and Editor, Inotiv Linkedin

Valdir Barth Jr (PhD)
PhD Student
Sep. 2014 – July 2020
Current position: Postdoc, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
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Parth Patel (BA)
Research Technician
Feb. 2018 – July 2018
Current position: Medical Student, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Michael DiCandia (BA)
Research Technician
Sep. 2016 – Aug. 2017
Current position: Doctoral Student, Emory University
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Melvilí Cintrón (PhD)
PhD Student
Sep. 2010 – July 2017
Current position: Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Julia Greendyk (MS)
MS student
Sep. 2015 – July 2017
Current position: Biology Teacher and Tutor
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Megan Chen (BA)
Genetics Honors Undergraduate
July 2014 – May 2017
Current position: DMD student, Penn Dental Medicine
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Jillian Cortese (MS)
MS student
Sep. 2014 – Jan. 2017
Current position: Associate Scientist, Admera Health
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Kimberly Cruz (PhD)
Postdoc
Dec. 2014 – Sep. 2016

Current position: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Student, Colorado State University
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Jason Schifano (PhD)
PhD student
Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2014
Current position: Medical Writer, Red Nucleus
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Jonathan Cruz (PhD)
PhD student
Sep. 2008 – Aug. 2014
Current position: Research Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
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Arvind Konkimalla (BS)
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Honors Undergraduate
July 2011 – May 2014
Current position: MD-PhD student, Duke University School of Medicine, Tata lab 

Yandi Li (MS)
MS student
Sep. 2012 – May 2014
Current position: Manager of SAS Programming, Brightech International
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Francesca Rothenbacher (PhD)
PhD student
Sep. 2006 – Nov. 2011
Current position: VP, Scientific Strategy at McCann Health
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Christopher Mozdzierz (PhD)
PhD student
Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2010
Current position: Global Director, Next-Generation Sequencing at Azenta Life Sciences (formerly GENEWIZ)
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Lauren DeStefano (PhD)
PhD student
Sep. 2004 – Sep. 2009
Current position: Director of Biology, Orthobond
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Jared Sharp (PhD)
PhD student
Sep. 2004 – Sep. 2009
Current position:  Group Lead, Absci
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Jennifer Hurley (PhD)
PhD student
Sep. 2004 – July 2009
Current position: Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Rohini Roy (PhD)
PhD student
Dec. 2003 – May 2009
Current position: Associate Scientific Director, Nucleus Global
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Lee (Scozzare) Mooney (MS)
MS student
Mar. 2004 – May 2006
Current position: Sr. Account Executive – Express Scripts
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Tamanna Bhanot (MS)
MS student
Dec. 2007 – July 2008
Current position: Collegify (multinational educational consulting firm), New Delhi, India

Meredith Prysak (PhD)
PhD student
June 2001 – Aug. 2007
Current position: Director of Commercialization, Orthobond Corporation
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Nick Bauman (MS)
MS student
Dec. 2004 – Aug. 2006
Current position: Senior Scientist, Viridos
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Angela (Cook) Muñoz (MS)
MS student
Oct. 2004 – May 2006
Current position: Associate Director, Regulatory Advertising & Promotion at Novo Nordisk
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Xin Li (MS)
MS student
June 1997 – July 1998
Current position: Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb
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