Department Alumni

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology has a strong history of providing outstanding training environments for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. Many of our trainees have gone on to positions at prestigious educational or commercial institutions. The following list provides information about alumni who have trained in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

AlumniRoleYear of GraduationMentorCurrent Position/
Location
Neal Alcalay Ph.D.  2008 Gregory Vanden Heuvel UT Southwestern Medical Center
Anastasiia Aleksandrova  Brenda Rongish
Melinda Arnett Ph.D. student  2007 Doug Wright Vanderbilt University
Shachi Bhatt Ph.D. Paul Trainor Stowers Institute 
Sara Billings MA student   Hiroshi Nishimune Stanford Univ. School of Medicine, Research Assistant
Rachel Buckley Ph.D.  2008 Robb Krumlauf  
Naomi Butler MD, Student Paul Trainor KUMC
Shuyi Chen Ph.D. student  2007 Ting Xie  
Jie Chen, MD. Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow  2008-2012 Hiroshi Nishimune  Kansas City
Rajani Choudhuri, Ph.D. Res. Asst. Prof. 1999-2001 Nancy Berman Staff Fellow National Cancer Institute
Gwenaelle Clarke, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow  2011-2012 Hiroshi Nishimune  Private Corporation
Jennifer (Crane) Dennis Ph.D. 2008 Paul Trainor South West Missouri University, Faculty
Mary-Lee Dequeant Ph.D. Student 2006 Olivier Pourquie
Raul Diaz Paul Trainor La Sierra University, CA
Lisa Felzien, Ph.D. Res. Asst. Prof. 1998-1999 Robert Klein/ Nancy Berman Asst. Prof. Rockhusrt Univ. Kansas City, MO
Paul Freeburg, Ph.D. Ph.D. Student 2000-2004 Dale Abrahamson Postdoctoral Fellow,
Dept. of Medicine,
Children's Hospital and
Harvard Medical School, Boston
Ashleigh Fritz Matt Gibson
Rohan Gandhi Ph.D. Student Doug Wright Vertex Pharma, Inc.
Jean Graham, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow 1980-1981 Hazel Murphy /Nancy Berman
Simon Grant, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow 1985-1987 Nancy Berman Professor of Optometry London UK
City University London
Anna Groover Douglas Wright Bio Med Valley Discoveries
Caleb Grote MD, Student Douglas Wright KUMC
Brianne Guillford 2015 Douglas Wright Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Dale Hogan, Ph.D. Ph.D. Student 1988-1992 Nancy Berman Research Technician Galveston TX
Dave Hout Ph.D. Student Ed Stephens Private Corporation
Megan (Dunn) Jack M.D./Ph.D   Doug Wright Univ. Kansas Med Center
J. Kelly Johnson, Ph.D. Res. Asst. Prof. 1994-1997 Nancy Berman Instructor Univ. Kansas Lawrence
Megan Johnson Ph.D. Student 2008 Doug Wright Univ. Missouri Columbia
Natalie Katz MD, Student Doug Wright KUMC
Christina Kaiser Ph.D. Student 2005 Dianne Durham Boston, MA
Hope Karnes-Nicely M.D./Ph.D. 2009 Dianne Durham Washington Univ. St. Louis, resident
Stefanie Kennon-McGill PostDoc Dianne Durham Washington University, St. Louis
Daniel Kirilly Ph.D. Student 2006 Ting Xie Postdoctoral fellow, Singapore
Douglas R. Labar, M.D., Ph.D. M.D./Ph.D. Student 1977-1981 Hazel Murphy/ Nancy Berman Head, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Cornell Medical Center, New York
Caitlin Linscheid MD, Student KUMC KUMC
Dazhi Liu Ph.D. Student Ting Xie
Chris Liverman M.D./Ph.D. 2008 Nancy Berman Univ. California San Francisco
Jinping Luo, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow William H. Kinsey
Xing Ma Ting Xie
Ramsey McIntiner Ph.D. Student Joan Hunt San Francisco
Takafumi Mizushige, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow  2007-2009 Hiroshi Nishimune  Kyoto Univ. Assistant Professor
Michelle Muessel, Ph.D. Ph.D. Student 1998-2002 Robert Klein/ Nancy Berman Postdoctoral Fellow Research Triangle Park NC
Karra (Jones) Muller M.D./Ph.D.  2008 Doug Wright UCSD, Pathology, Resident
Binu Paul Ph.D. student  2011 Gregory Vanden Heuvel Mayo Clinic, Postdoctoral fellow
Bertram R. Payne, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow 1979-1984 Nancy Berman was Prof. Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University - deceased
Helen E. Pearson, Ph.D. Ph.D. Student 1980-1984 Hazel Murphy/ Nancy Berman Assoc. Prof. Temple Univ. Philadelphia
School of Medicine
Antoine Perchellet PhD Postdoctora fellow Margaret Petroff
Erica D. Perryn Ph.D. Student 2006 Charles D. Little Univ. Missouri Kansas City, Research associate
Angela Pierce Julie Christianson
Veena Puri, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow 2002- Nancy Berman Postdoctoral fellow KUMC
Barry Robert, DVM, Ph.D.
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Res. Asst. Prof. 1998-2001 Dale Abrahamson Asst Director,
Laboratory Animal Facilities
Univ. Missisissippi Sch Med
Autumn Ruiz Ph.D. student 2010 Edward Stephens  
Paul A. Rupp, Ph.D.
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Postdoctoral Fellow 1998-2003 Charlie Little Research Associate,
Stowers Medical Research Institute
Sally Salah Katherine Swenson-Fields
Rajat Sandhir, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow 2003-2004 Nancy Berman Faculty, biochemistry Punjab University Chandigar India
Kimberly Schmitt Ph.D. student   Edward Stephens  
Lynette Sheffield, Ph.D. Ph.D. Student 1992-1998 Nancy Berman Research Instructor Brooklyn NY
Elizabeth Taglauer M.D./Ph.D 2009 Margaret Petroff  Pratt Pediatrics, Boston
Christopher Tanzie M.D./Ph.D. 2011 Ting Xie  
Michael Taylor, Ph.D.
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Ph.D. Student 1997-2004 Doug Wright Postdoctoral Fellow,
Dept. Physiology,
KU Med
Gregory Vanden Heuvel Associate Prof 2001-2012   Chair and Professor of Biology, Wheaton College
Lydia Vermeer Postdoctoral fellow Nancy Berman Xenotech, Lenexa, KS
Su Wang Ting Xie
Bryce Warren Peggy Petroff
Kristin Watt Paul Trainor
Mary E. Wilkes, Ph.D. Ph.D. Student 1983-1989 Nancy Berman Veterinarian Philadelphia area
Min Yao Ting Xie
Chi Yong, M.D. Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow 1996-2000 Nancy Berman Resident, Rehab. Medicine\
KUM
Veronica Zaga-Clavelina, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Joan S. Hunt
Yi Zhou Ting Xie

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