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Current and Past students of the Neuroscience Program

CURRENT PhD STUDENTS

STUDENT   MENTOR
Ayorinde Adegbesan   Travis Thomson
Kellianne Alexander**   Michael Francis
Kasturi Biswas   Michael Francis
Kaitlyn Brokaw   Jonathan Watts
Chun-Wei Chen   Dori Schafer
Shun-Yun (Michelle) Cheng   Claudio Punzo
Luke Daly   Fen-Biao Gao and Paul Greer
KhaUyen Dam   Hong Zhang
Lauren Foley   Patrick Emery
Megan Fowler   Daryl Bosco
Jillian Gallagher   Mentor:  Heather Gray-Edwards
James Gilbert   Anastasia Khvorova
James Gooding   Robert Brown
Georgia Gunner   Dori Schafer
Daniel Gutierrez*   Bill Kobertz
Dilara Halim   Fen-Biao Gao
Wenjia Huang   Alexandra Byrne
Hao-Ching Jiang   Paul Greer
Victoria Julian   Alexandra Byrne
Jonathan Jung   TengTing (Elaine) Lim
Patrick Kearney*   Haley Melikian
Jenya Kolpakova   Gilles Martin
Timmy Le   Gilles Martin
Heather Learnard   Fen-Biao Gao
Pin-Tsun (Justin) Lee   Robert Brown
Rachael Miller   Neil Aronin
Katherine (Kit) Mocarski   Paul Greer & Robert Brown
Kathleen Morrill   Elinor Karlsson
Veroniki Nikolaki   Fen-Biao Gao
Lauren O'Connor   Alexandra Byrne
Iris Valeria Rivera-Flores   Anastasia Khvorova
Aparna Sreeram   John Landers
Anya Song   Dori Schafer
Jacob Stillman   Dori Schafer
Fei Wang   Yang Xiang
Max Zinter   Andrew Tapper & Travis Thomson

*Recipient of an individual NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship (F31)
**Recipient of HHMI Gilliam Graduate Fellowship

PhD GRADUATES

NAME YEAR OF DEGREE MENTOR NO.
Devyn Oliver* 2021 Mike Francis  85
Jeremy Florman  2020 Mark Alkema 84
Yen-Chen (Nora) Lin 2020 Daryl Bosco 83
Erica Mondo 2020 Dori Schafer 82
Ciearra Smith 2020 David Weaver 81
Rita Fagan 2020 Haley Melikian  80
Harleen Saini ** 2019 Melissa Moore 79
Zachary Kennedy 2019 Wen Xue and Robert Brown 78
Steven DeGroot 2019 Andrew Tapper 77
Kendra Ruppell 2019 Yang Xiang 76
Alison Philbrook* 2018 Michael Francis 75
Carolyn Sweeney 2018 Haley Melikian 74
Wenjie Mao 2018 Kensuke Futai 73
Sukhee Cho 2018 Marc Freeman 72
Jonathan Farley 2018 Marc Freeman 71
Kelly Limoncelli 2017 Melissa Moore 70
Pallavi Lamba 2017 Patrick Emery 69
Yung-Chi Huang 2017 Mark Alkema 68
Thomas Burdett 2017 Marc Freeman 67
Ting-Hao Huang 2017 Carlos Lois  66
Sijia Wu 2017 Haley Melikian 65
Navonil Banerjee 2017 Michael Francis 64
Melissa Guildford Derner 2017 Andrew Tapper 63
Yihang Li 2016 Vivian Budnik 62
Cassandra Blanchette 2016 Claire Bénard 61
Vahbiz Jokhi 2016 Vivian Budnik 60
Jennifer Ngolab* 2016 Paul Gardner and Andrew Tapper 59
Xueyan (Alice) Pang 2015 Paul Gardner and Andrew Tapper 58
Anagha Khandekar 2015 Claire Bénard 57
Allie Muthukumar 2015 Marc Freeman 56
Christopher Clark 2014 Mark Alkema 55
Belinda Barbagallo* 2014 Michael Francis 54
Ozge Tasdemir-Yilmaz 2014 Marc Freeman 53
Lindsey Soll 2014 Andrew Tapper 52
Jinli Ling 2013 Patrick Emery 51
Luke Gabriel 2013 Haley Melikian 50
Jeannette M. Osterloh 2013 Marc Freeman 49
Christopher Burke 2013 Scott Waddell 48
Zhifeng Liang 2013 Nanyin Zhang 47
Jennifer Pirri 2013 Mark Alkema 46
Kimberly Kerr     2012 Marc Freeman 45
Ceren Korkut 2012 Vivian Budnik 44
Hilary Ann (Prescott) Petrash 2012 Michael Francis 43
Edith Pfister     2012 Neil Aronin & Phillip Zamore 42
Jennifer Ziegenfuss 2012 Marc Freeman 41
Paola Perrat     2012 Scott Waddell 40
Yuly Fuentes-Medel 2012 Vivian Budnik & Marc Freeman 39
Johnna Doherty 2012 Marc Freeman 38
Alex Koon 2011 Vivian Budnik 37
Sue-Wei Lin 2011 Tzumin Lee 36
Ma. Reina Improgo 2011 Paul Gardner 35
Jamie Donnelly     2011 Mark Alkema 34
Jennifer Broderick 2011 Neil Aronin and Phillip Zamore 33
Linzy Hendrickson* 2011 Andrew Tapper 32
Michelle Avery 2010 Marc Freeman 31
Peiyi Guo     2010 Hong-Sheng Li 30
Lei Shi 2010 Tzumin Lee 29
Jason Lefkowitz 2010 John V. Walsh, Jr. 28
Lina Ni 2010 Hong-Sheng Li 27
Shamik DasGupta     2009 Scott Waddell 26
Preethi Ramachandran 2009 Vivian Budnik 25
Quan Yuan 2009 Steven M. Reppert 24
Michael Krashes* 2009 Scott Waddell 23
Yan Jiang 2009 Schahram Akbarian 22
Nikolaos Mellios     2009 Schahram Akbarian 21
Patricia Wynne* 2008 Steven N. Treistman 20
Shun-Jen (Jacob) Yang 2008 Tzumin Lee 19
Tora Mitra-Ganguli 2008 Ann Rittenhouse 18
James (Jay) McNally* 2008 Jose Lemos 17
Hsien-Sung Huang 2008 Schahram Akbarian 16
Cristina Velazquez-Marrero 2008 Jose Lemos 15
Bulent Ataman 2008 Vivian Budnik 14
Frederick (Al) Schroeder 2008 Schahram Akbarian 13
Alejandro Murad 2007 Patrick Emery 12
Mandy L. Roberts-Crowley 2007 Ann Rittenhouse 11
Sen-Lin Lai 2007 Tzumin Lee 10
John Heneghan 2007 Ann R. Rittenhouse 9
Alex Keene* 2006 Scott Waddell 8
James Ashley 2006 Vivian Budnik 7
Karl F. Schmidt 2006 Craig F. Ferris 6
Paula L. Feinberg-Zadek 2005 Steven N. Treistman 5
Keith Tully* 2004 Steven N. Treistman 4
John J. Crowley* 2003 Steven N. Treistman 3
Nikolaos Vlachakis 2002 Charles G. Sagerstrom 2
Thomas K. Knott* 2001 Steven N. Treistman 1

* Recipient of NIH individual predoctoral fellowship (NRSA)
** Recipient of HHMI International Student Fellowship

MD/PhD GRADUATES

Note: effective 2016, MD/PhD students are no longer affiliated with a second program

STUDENT YEAR OF DEGREE MENTOR
Ania Busza*  2009 Patrick Emery
Thomas Flood#  2013 Motojiro Yoshihara
Elizabeth Yu  2013 David R. Weaver
Caroline Connor  2013 Schahram Akbarian
Jennifer MacDonald  2014 Marc Freeman
Joanna Chaurette  2015 Neil Aronin

* Recipient of NIH individual predoctoral fellowship (NRSA)
# 2008 recipient, National Science Foundation Fellowship Grant, EAPSI program in Japan