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Lab Alumni

  • Former PhD students and postdocs have pursued careers in academia, consulting, and industry

  • Average publications per graduated PhD student (with DF as primary mentor): 4.3

  • Three former postdocs are now faculty 

  • Predoctoral mentees have entered PhD programs, MD programs, and industry

Adebambo, Temitope

Adebambo, Temitope

Visiting Scholar

2017-2018

Postdoc, Lerit Lab, Emory

Bretscher, Heidi

Bretscher, Heidi

PhD student, MCB

2012-2017

Postdoc, O'Connor lab, U. Minnesota

Cohen, Erez

Cohen, Erez

PhD student, Cell Bio

2015-2020

Postdoc, Coulombe Lab, U Michigan

Gangassani, Meera

Gangassani, Meera

Undergraduate

2023-2024

Postbac researcher, UTSW

Keppel, Kevin

Keppel, Kevin

Undergraduate

2013-2014

Opthamologist, Cleveland OH

Luke Messer

Luke Messer

Postdoc

2023

Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Bonaventure U.

Nguyen, Patrick

Nguyen, Patrick

Undergraduate

2021-2024

Payne, Emily (Klotman lab)

Payne, Emily (Klotman lab)

PhD student, Pathology

2013-2016

Global Market Development, Thermo Fisher

Rogers, Mike

Rogers, Mike

Undergraduate/Tech

2015-2017

MD/PhD Student, Albert Einstein U.

Staubus, August

Staubus, August

Summer Researcher

Summer 2016

PhD student, Rice

Allen, Scott

Allen, Scott

PhD student, Cell Bio

2017-2022

Postdoc, Laederach Lab, UNC

Chandran, Keshav

Chandran, Keshav

Undergraduate

2017-2019

MD student, MUSC

Daus, Kelly

Daus, Kelly

Undergraduate

2014-2015

Surgical Resident, Swedish medical center, WA

Jezuit, Erin

Jezuit, Erin

Lab Analyst I

2018-2020

PhD Student, U Oregon

King, Juliet

King, Juliet

Res Tech I

2018-2020

PhD Student, Williams Lab, UNC

Makoid, Kayleigh

Makoid, Kayleigh

Summer Researcher

Summer 2015

Sales rep, Twist Bioscience

Padilla, Andrew

Padilla, Andrew

Undergraduate

2017-2019

MD Student, Duke

Peterson, Nora

Peterson, Nora

PhD student, Cell Bio

2016-2021

Consultant, ZS Associates

Schoenfelder, Kevin

Schoenfelder, Kevin

PhD student, UPGG

2012-2016

Associate director of analytics, Vertex

Stormo, Ben

Stormo, Ben

PhD student, Cell Bio

2012-2017

Research Scientist, Gladfelter lab, Duke

Andrusiak, Matt

Andrusiak, Matt

Postdoc (Joint with Wolf Lab)

2013-2014

Patent Agent Trainee

Clay, Delisa

Clay, Delisa

PhD student, Cell Bio

2017-2021

Clinical Project Manager, Horizon Therapeutics

Doddabelle, Raksha

Doddabelle, Raksha

Undergraduate

2017-2018

PhD student, Stanford

Kabiri, Zahra (Counter lab)

Kabiri, Zahra (Counter lab)

Postdoc

2016-2021

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke

Lee, Rayson

Lee, Rayson

3rd Year Med Student, Duke-NUS

2017

Physician, Singapore

Mihealsick, Erin

Mihealsick, Erin

Summer Researcher

Summer 2019

PhD student, Johns Hopkins

Paramore, Sarah

Paramore, Sarah

Undergraduate

2012-2015

Postdoc, Northwestern

Ramalingam, Dhivya (Klotman lab)

Ramalingam, Dhivya (Klotman lab)

Postdoc

2016-2018

Senior Scientific Specialist, Parexel

Stafford, Katherine

Stafford, Katherine

Summer Researcher

Summer 2015

Physician, Denver Hospital

Wang (Baker), Laura

Wang (Baker), Laura

Undergraduate

2014-2015

Dermatology Resident at UCSF

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