Former Students

Danny Trinh
M.S. Biochemistry, Fall 2007
Conjugation Chemist
Immunalysis Corporation

Nicole Glenn
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2007
Analytical Biochemist
Dow Chemical Company, San Diego

 Dr. Nicholas Brunn 
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2007

Ph.D. Chemistry, UC San Diego 2013
Associate Scientist
Merck
Palo Alto, CA

Candice Alcantara
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2007
Peace Corps, Ghana

Niki Mehdizadegan
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2007
Baltimore School of Pharmacy
University of Maryland

Demitrus Booker
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2007
Research Associate
Bioanalytical RD BioMarin

Natalie Jamgochian 
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2007

Research Associate
Arena Pharmaceuticals
San Diego

Javier Bravo 
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2008

Process Development Assistant Halozyme Therapeutics
San Diego

Brian Kim
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2008
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Ngan Le
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2008
University of Illinois-Chicago School of Pharmacy

May Oo
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2008
Clinical Lab Technician
Genoptix
San Diego

Daniel Unzicker
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2008
Dugoni School of Dentistry University of the Pacific

Ghazal Farhang
M.S. Biochemistry, Summer 2008
University of Southern California School of Dentistry

Michaela Norrbom
M.S. Biochemistry, Fall 2008
Research Associate
Isis Pharmaceuticals

Jacob D. Shaul
M.S. Cell & Molecular Biology
Spring 2008
Scientific Associate II
Novartis Institutes for
Biomedical Research

Dr. Karen Fortmann
B.S. Biology, Spring 2009
Ph.D. Biochemistry, UC San Diego, 2014
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
White Labs
San Diego

Vincent Siu
B.S. Biology, Spring 2009
M.S./M.B.A. Program in Biotechnology
Cal State University, Channel Islands

Jawan Iskander
B.S. Biology, Spring 2009
Neuro/Acute Stroke/EEG Registered Nurse Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Patricia Crivello
B.S. Biology, Spring 2009
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

James Saleda
B.S. Biology, Fall 2009

Kevin Carman
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2010
Research & Development
Grace Bio Labs
Bend, Oregon

Jon Fleming
M.S. Cell & Molecular Biology, Summer 2010
Research Associate 3
LPath Inc.
San Diego

Jesal Patel
M.S. Biochemistry, Fall 2010
Research Associate II
Ajinomoto Althea
Sorrento Valley, CA

Mark Villaluz
M.S. Biochemistry, Fall 2010
Research Assistant
G. Chang Lab
Skaggs School of Pharmacy-UCSD
La Jolla, CA

Danielle DiTirro
M.S. Cell & Molecular Biology, Spring 2011
Brandeis University
Department of Biochemistry PhD Program
Admitted Fall 2013

Tony Dao
B.S. Biology, Spring 2011
Research Associate
Antibody Development
Merck EMD Millipore
San Diego

Valerie Engelke
B.S. Biology, Spring 2011
In vitro testing
BrainCells, Inc.
San Diego

Jacqueline Fritz
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2011
Research Associate I Genomatica
San Diego

Dr. Maria Gutierrez
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2011
Ph.D. University of Louisville, 2016
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lyme Disease Research Center
Johns Hopkins University

Shilpa Maroju
Lab Manager, 2009-2011
Associate Research Specialist
Department of Pharmaceutical Chem
University of California San Francisco

Kyle Grant
B.S. Biology, Spring 2012
Western University
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cayla Mason
B.S. Biology, Spring 2012
Research Associate
Catriona Jamieson Lab
UCSD Moores Cancer Center

Sarah Albayati
B.S. Biology, Spring 2012
University of Michigan
School of Dentistry

Karen Nguyen
B.S. Biology, Spring 2012
University of the Pacific
School of Pharmacy

Mo Thosy
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2012
Research Associate
eBioscience, San Diego

Frank Erasmus
M.S. Cell & Molecular Biology, Spring 2012
University of New Mexico
School of Medicine
Biomedical Sciences PhD Program
Admitted Fall 2009

Merta Cushing
B.S. Chemistry, Fall 2012
University of Arizona
College of Pharmacy

Deepthi Anipindi
M.S. Biochemistry, Fall 2012
Research Associate I
Ajinomoto Althea
Sorrento Valley, CA

Ashlee King
M.S Biochemistry, Spring 2013
Research Associate 1
LPath Inc.
San Diego

Ryan Hare
B.S. Biology, Spring 2013
University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
Davis, CA

Thaer Othman
B.S. Biology, Spring 2013
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Art Hauenstein
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Spring 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow
Wu Lab, Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Norman Zhu
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Spring 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow
Joseph Lab
Dept. of Chemistry
Biochemistry
UC San Diego

Dr. James Caldwell
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Fall 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow
Bernstein Lab
Department of Biology
San Diego State University

Joshua Beverly
B.S. Biology, Spring 2014
Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University
Chicago, IL

Jeremy Borbon
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2014
University of California San Francisco
School of Pharmacy

Daniela (Hoda) Gouran
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2014
Production Chemist
Hologic/Gen-Probe
San Diego

Rodaw Othman
B.S. Biology, Spring 2014
Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Aaron Ward
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2014
University of California, San Diego Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD Program
Admitted Fall 2014

Linda Honaker
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2014
Harvard University
Molecular & Cellular Biology
PhD Program
Admitted Fall 2014

Scott Lashbrook
M.S. Biochemistry, Fall 2014
Research Associate
Accelagen, Inc.
San Diego

Amanda Brambila
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2015
UC Santa Cruz
Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
PhD Program
Admitted Fall 2015

Lisa Acuna
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2015
Projects Intern
Glendale Adventist Medical Center

Kayla Schenk
B.S. Biology, Spring 2015
Research Associate
Nexus Diagnostics
San Diego

Jeffrey Noblet
B.S. Chemistry, Spring 2015
Research Associate II
Illumina
San Diego

Stefany Rubio
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2015
UC Santa Cruz
Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
PhD Program
Admitted Fall 2015

Christy Milani
M.S. Cell & Molecular Biology, Spring 2015
University of California, Irvine
School of Medince
Irvine, CA

Ellie Nguyen
M.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2016
Research Associate - Cell Biology
BioLegend
San Diego

Oscar Muñoz
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2016
Cal State University-Los Angeles
Chemistry & Biochemistry
MS Program
Admitted Fall 2016

Taylor-Grace Priest
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2016
Chemist
Enviromatrix Analytical, Inc.
San Diego

Carlos Nowotny
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2016
University of California San Francisco
Tetrad
PhD Program
Admitted Fall 2016

Perla A. Peña Palomino
B.S. Biochemistry, Spring 2016
Indiana University
Biochemistry
PhD Program
Admitted Fall 2016