Former Graduate Students

One means to judge the ability of a department to train graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and the strength of their training is the subsequent success of the trainees. This section allows you to view the current positions of selected trainees. To view the list of all past graduate students click here.

Former Graduate Students:


Name

Degree

Date Degree
Conferred

Current Position

Urban III, Edward

M.D./Ph.D. 

Jun-13 

Medical Student, KUMC 

Jansson, Kyle

Ph.D.

Jun-13

Medical Student, KUMC

Kannan, Ram

Ph.D.

Jun-13 

 

Fitzgerald, Jonathan

Ph.D. 

Jun-13

Post Doc, Physiology

O'Bryhim, Bliss

M.D./Ph.D.

May-13

Medical Student, KUMC

Dille, Elizabeth

Ph.D.

Apr-13

 

Yang, Huan 

Ph.D. 

Mar-13 

 

Bhattacherjee, Aritra

Ph.D.

Mar-13 

Post Doc, Physiology 

Luense, Lacey

Ph.D.

Nov-12

 

Lutes, Aracely

Ph.D. 

Nov-12 

Research Specialist I, Stowers Institute for Medical Research 

Guggenmos, David

M.D./Ph.D.

Oct-12

Medical Student, KUMC

Selfridge, J. Eva

M.D./Ph.D. 

Sep-12 

Medical Student, KUMC

Agbor, Valientine 

Ph.D. 

Aug-12 

 

Messamore, William

M.D./Ph.D.

Aug-12

Medical Student, KUMC 

Tang, Wen

Ph.D. 

Jul-12 

Post Doc, University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Quinn, Carrie

Ph.D.

Jun-12 

Post Doc, United States Army 

Doss, Argenia

Ph.D.

Nov-11

Post Doc, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University

Van Acker, Gustaf

M.D./Ph.D.

Aug-11

Medical Student, KUMC

Bethel-Brown, Crystal

Ph.D.

Jul-11

Post Doc Research Associate,  Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Smith, S. Kendall

M.D./Ph.D.

Jun-11

Medical Student, KUMC

Morris, Jill

Ph.D.

Jun-11

Post Doc, Alzheimer and Memory Program, KUMC

Park, Won-Mee

Ph.D.

Jun-11

Internal Medicine Post Doc, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center

Jimenez-Alarcon, Tamara

Ph.D.

Jun-11

 

Gorres, Brittany

Ph.D.

Apr-11

Assistant Professor of Physiology, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Overland Park, KS

Hudson, Heather

Ph.D.

Apr-11

Neuroscience Post Doc, University of Minnesota

Tague, Sarah

Ph.D.

Mar-11

 

Chao, Jie Ph.D. Aug-10 Post Doc Research Associate, Surgery-General Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center
McDonald, Emily Ph.D. Jul-10 Post Doc, Brown University
Thomas, George M.D./Ph.D. Oct-09 Neurology Resident, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH
Clarke (Wernli), Gwenaelle

Ph.D.

Aug-09 Post Doc, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Carletti, Martha

Ph.D.

Jul-09
Williams, Rachel Ph.D. May-09 Senior Research Scientist, MidAmerica Neuroscience Institute
Ting, Alison Ph.D. Mar-09 Post Doc, Oregon Primate Center
Gupte, Anisha Ph.D. Feb-09 Post Doc, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX
McGinnis, Lynda Ph.D. Feb-09 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, KUMC
Fiedler, Stephanie M.S. Dec-08 Children's Mercy Hospital
Griffin, Darcy Ph.D. Jul-08 Post Doc, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA
Nguyen, Anh-Nguyet Ph.D. Jul-08 Stay at home mom
Boudrias, M-H Ph.D. Jun-07 Post Doc, Mentor Heidi Johansen-Berg, Ph.D., University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital
Eisner-Janowicz, Ines (NRA) Ph.D. Jun-07 Relocated to China
Ho-Chen, Jennifer Ph.D. Jun-07 Post Doc, Mentor Dr. Peter D. Wagner, University of California in San Diego
Orth, Teresa Ph.D. Jun-06 Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arizona
Stowe, Ann Ph.D. May-06 Post Doc, Washington University in St. Louis
Casillan, Alfred M.D./Ph.D. Mar-06 Resident, General Surgery, KUMC
Hermann, Brian Ph.D. Oct-05 Post Doc, Mentor Kyle Orwig, Ph.D., Center for Research in Reproductive Physiology, University of Pittsburgh
Lei, Ning Ph.D. May-05 Post Doc, Mentor Dr. Michael Shens, UMDNJ - Robert Woods Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University
Dancause, Numa Ph.D. Apr-05 Post Doc, University of Rochester, NY
Jackson (Williams), Shalmica Ph.D. Jul-04 Senior Research Scientist Sigma (Kansas City, KS)
Wagoner, Kara M.S. Jul-04 Nursing School
Blacklock, Audrey M.D./Ph.D. Jun-04 Resident, Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota
Thummel, Ryan Ph.D. Jun-04 Post Doc, Mentor David Hyde, Ph.D., Notre Dame University
Warn, Don Ph.D. Jun-03 Managing Director, Integrative Imaging, Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center, KUMC
Brown, Naoki M.S. Sep-02 Senior Research Specialist at Pediatric Department, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Friel, Kathleen Ph.D. Jun-02 Post Doc, Mentor Jack Martin, Ph.D., Columbia University
Park, Michael M.D./Ph.D. Apr-02 Resident, PGY-5 Neurosurgery, Brown University Medical Center
Song, Haengseok Ph.D. Apr-02 Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Reproductive Biology & Infertility, Cheil Medical Research Institute Cheil General Hospital & Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Call, Gerald Ph.D. Dec-01 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
Thway, Theingi Ph.D Nov-01 Scientist, Protein Labs, Amgen Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA
Henderson, Kyle Ph.D. Jun-01 Research Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Loyola University Medical School, Maywood, Illinois
Steinle, Jena Ph.D. Mar-01 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, Memphis
Chien, Jeremy Ph.D. Aug-00 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MI
Zoubina, Elena Ph.D. Jan-00 Research Assistant Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, KUMC
Raymond, Leigh Ph.D. Nov-99 Research Analyst, Shook, Hardy & Bacon Law Offices, Kansas City, MO
Lee, Young-soo Ph.D. Apr-99 Post Doc, Mentor Peter J. McKinnon, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis
Lim, Jade Ph.D. Oct-98 Associate Professor,
Biomedical Science & Technology, Institute of Biomedical Science & Technology (IBST)
Konkuk University
Hou, Yue-Ping Ph.D. Jul-98 Received MD from School of Medicine, KUMC in May 2007
McKiernan, Brian Ph.D. Jul-98 Associate Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Physical Therapy Education, Rockhurst, Kansas City, MO
Wallace, Darren Ph.D. Apr-98 Research Assistant Professor, the Kidney Institute, KUMC
Peter, Thomas Ph.D. Mar-98 Private consulting business in St. Louis, MO
Cheng, Ying (Catherine) May-97 Current Position Unknown
Jean Hiebert Ph.D. May-97 Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Rockhurst
Whitman, Robert Ph.D. Aug-96 Director of Sleep Disorders Center and Pulmonary Diagnostics, KUMC
Rasmussen, Christine Ph.D. Apr-96 Research Analyst, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Kover, Karen Ph.D. Mar-96 Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Children's Mercy Hospital
Flietstra, Rebecca Ph.D. Dec-95 Faculty Member at Nazarene University in La Jolla , California
Chen, Hualin Ph.D. Jun-95 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Graduates School of CAS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hamlin, Gary Ph.D. Oct-94 Associate Lecturer, James Cook University of North Queensland
Clinton, Toni Ph.D. Sep-94 Laboratory Director, Memphis -Shelby County Health Department, Memphis, TN
Zachow, Robert Ph.D. Dec-93 Associate Professor, Department of Physiology/Biophysics, Robert Wood Medicine School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Lu, Xing-Jian Ph.D. Jun-93 Physician , Private Practice
Samson, Frank Ph.D. Nov-92 Assistant Professor, Universidad del Mar in Valparaiso, Chile
Wang, Xiao-ning Ph.D. Sep-92 Pfizer Global Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc, Groton, CT.
Faria, Teresa Ph.D. Aug-92 Senior Alliance Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Mathiasen, Joanne Ph.D. Jun-92 Scientist at Cephalon Corporation in New Jersey
Sagrillo, Cathleen Ph.D. Apr-92 Stay at home mom
Leadley, Robert Ph.D. Feb-91 Research & Development, Pfizer, Ann Arbor, MI
Saville, Mark M.S. Feb-91 Current Position Unknown
Stiles, Joel Ph.D. Sep-90 Director, Center for Quantitative Biological Simulation, Pittsburgh Super Computing Center, Associate Professor, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Widener, Gail Ph.D. Dec-89 Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, Samuel Merritt College
Irons, Andrew Ph.D. Sep-89 Physician Assistant
Humphreys, Kelly M.D./Ph.D. Aug-98 Family Practice, Frontenac, Kansas
Brannian, John Ph.D. Jan-89 Professor, Director of Reproductive Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
Huet, Yvette Ph.D. Jan-89 Professor of Biology, UNC Charlotte

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows:

Name Year Left KUMC Post-Doctoral Position Current Position
Dora Agbas 1999 Research Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Rupasri Ain 2003
S.M. Khorshed Alam 2004 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center
Koji Arai 2004 Returned to Japan
Juan Arroyo 2004 Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Colorado at Denver
Health Sciences Center
Abderraouf Belhaj-Saïf 1997 Assistant Professor, Unit of Physiology and Program in Neurosciences, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
Sangita Biswas 2002 Senior Research Scientist
MidAmerican Neuroscience Institute
Kansas City, MO
and
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
John Bromfield 2009 Post-Doctoral FellowSwansea University, Wales
Juan Bustamante 2004 Post-Doctoral FellowDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
Gaurav Chaturvedi 2005
Carmen Cirstea 2005 Research Assistant ProfessorHoglund Brain Imaging CenterUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
Gwenaelle Clarke 2010 Post Doc, Anatomy & Cell Biology, KUMC
Numa Dancause 2006 University of Rochester Medical CenterRochester, NY
Guoli Dai 1998 Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mitchell Emerson 2003 Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesMidwestern UniversityGlendale, AZ
Shawn Frost 2005

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center

Vijayalaxmi Gupta 2011 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center
Wohaib Hasan 2003 Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
Karla Hutt 2007 Post Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Minnesota
Elena Ibanez 2006 Returned to Spain
Jeffrey A. Kleim 1998 Associate Professor
Alberta Heritage Medical Scholar
Canadian Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Gregory Knipp 1999 Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial & Physical Pharmacy
University of Purdue
Toshihiro Konno 2004 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center
(Has Now Returned to Japan)
Ravichandran Kumarasamy 2010
Mary Ann Lee 2003 Rockhurst UniversityKansas City, MO
Smarajit Maiti 2002 Returned to India
Joanne Marcario 2000
Farshid Marzban 1996 Professor
Department of the Clinical Sciences
Parker College
Dallas, TX
Kim Mitchell 2005 Present Position Unknown
Puliyur MohanKumar 1997 Associate Professor
Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation and Neuroscience Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University
Heiner Müller 1997 Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Rostock
Rostock, Germany
Anh-Nguyet Nguyen 2010 Stay at home mom
Shigeki Oboshi 2004 Returned to Japan
Okinola Oluola 2002 Department of PediatricsUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
Kyle Orwig 1998 Assistant Investigator, Magee-Women's Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Tetyana Pedchenko 2002 Research Fellow with Center for Lung Research
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical School
Erik Plautz 2003
Xiujun Pi 2002 Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Medical College of Ohio
Barbara Quaney 2005 Research Assistant ProfessorLandon Center on AgingUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
ManiMaran Rengasamy 2006 Post-Doctoral FellowDepartment of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and TherapeuticsUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
Marianna Rodova 2005 Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University Kansas Medical Center
Frank Samson 2003 Returned to Chile
Serge Scherrer 2002 Returned to France
Long-jiang Shao 2002 Present Position Unknown
Toru Takahashi 2003 Returned to Japan
Michael Taylor 2006 University of MontanaMissoula, MT
Fengfeng Wang 2005 Present Position Unknown
Yongseok Won 2003 Present Position Unknown
Lihua Yang 2004 Washington UniversitySt. Louis, MO
Aparna Zama 2006 Rutgers UniversityNew Jersey
Bo Zhang 2004 Washington UniversitySt. Louis, MO
Hongzheng Zhang 2003 Chattanooga, TN
Elena Zoubina 2005

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