Alumni

Most students who obtained their PhDs through the Immunology program are employed in academic, industry, and other science-related careers.

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Taylor Abele, PhD: Scientist III at Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

Danielle Clark, PhD: Postdoctoral Associate / Anthony Filiano Lab, Duke University

Europe Doan, PhD: Research Scholar, Duke Integrative Immunobiology

Melissa Harnois, PhD: Research Scholar, Duke Integrative Immunobiology

Kaitlin Kiernan, PhD:  PhD Fellow, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Ariana Mihai, PhD: Finishing research projects

Sebastian Wellford, PhD: NIH Postdoctoral fellow, Pamela Schwartzberg lab

Hsin-I Huang, PhD: Postdoc at University of Utah

Eunchong Park, PhD Scientist, Early R&I, AstraZeneca

Morgan Parker, PhD: Postdoc in the lab of Maria Ciofani, Duke University

Jeremy Ratiu, PhD- Senior Scientist at Seraxis, Inc.

Jessica Shannon, PhD - Scientist, Early Respiratory & Immunology, AstraZeneca
 

Will Barclay, PhD - IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH

Laura Christian, PhD - Scientist II, Precision Biosciences, Durham, NC

Lindsay Dahora, PhDLaboratory Leadership Service Fellow at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Danielle Dauphars, PhD - Senior Scientist, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Elizabeth Deerhake, MD/PhD - Hospital Resident, Yale University

Jake Dockterman, MD/PhD - Resident, Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Joel Finney, PhD - Research Fellow, Harvard University

Billy Tomaszewski, PhD - Scientist III, Molecular Oncology, Genentech

Colleen McClean, MD, PhD - COVID-19 Emergent Research Coordinator, UNC-CH

Tinashe Nyanhete, PhD - Associate, Northpond Ventures

Jianxuan Wu, PhD - Research Scientist, Gilead Sciences

Shengjie Xu, PhD - Regulatory Medical Writer at Merck

Elizabeth Robins (formerly Wong), PhD - Postdoctoral Researcher, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University

Joshua Wheaton, PhD - Senior Scientist, Amgen

Shuai Chen, PhD: Scientist Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Mark Dell'Aringa, PhD: Scientist II, BioAgilytix

Sumedha Roy, PhD:  Senior Scientist, Drug Development, Genentech

Saintedym Wills, PhDImmunologist | Technical Director at LabCorp

Ryan Meyerhoff, MD, PhD: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Resident at Duke University Hospital

Zach Carico, PhD: Senior Scientist, Tavros Therapeutics

Jie Liang, MD, PhD:  Senior Scientist, Roche China

Min-Nung Huang, MD, PhD: Principal Scientist, Regeneron

Katherine Bao, PhD - Clinical Scientist, Senior Scientific Lead, Loxo Oncology at Lilly

Siqi Liu, PhD - Principal Scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb

Ioannis Kalampokis, MD, PhD, MPH - Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque

Kathleen Candando, PhD - Associate Director, Regulatory Strategy, Rho

Erik Lykken, PhD - Principal Scientist, Dyno Therapeutics

Alex Reynolds, PhD - Senior Global Marketing Manager, bioMérieux

Liang Chen, MD, PhD - Professor, Shanghai University

Matthew Zuberbuehler, MS - Technical Services/Coordinator, Epic Systems, Verona WI

Kuei-Ying Su, MD, PhD - Hospital Division Chief of Rheumatology and Immunology Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan

Matthew Kan, MD, PhD - Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF

Regina Lin, PhD - Associate Director Cell Therapies, Link Cell Therapies

Ian Belle, PhD - Scientist II, Precision Biosciences

Guang Yang, PhD - Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jacquelyn Lykken, PhD - PROSPR METRICS Data Coordinator, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Sarah O'Brien, PhD - Principal Scientist, Cancer Immunology & Immune Modulation, Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Ashley Trama, PhD - Director of Discovery, Locus Biosciences
  • Jia Li, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, SRI International
  • Yen-Yu Lin, MD, PhD - Resident doctor, National Taiwan University Hospital
  • Elizabeth Wilcox Chan, PhD - Health Scientist, U.S. EPA
  • Chaoran Li, PhD - Assistant Professor, Emory University
  • Emily O'Koren, PhD - Study Director, Charles Rivers Laboratory
  • Ming-Xiao He, PhD - Scientist II - Clinical T cell manufacturing, Eureka Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Sruti Krishna, PhD - Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Cepheid
  • Ian McLeod, PhD - Technical Sales Representative, STEMCELL Technologies
  • Claudia Ou Yang, PhD - Scientist, Intrexon Corporation
  • Josh Mahlios, PhD - Immunology Product Manager, Milteni Biotech
  • Deirdre Fuller Saulet, PhD - Consultant, The Advisory Board Company
  • Pilar Snowden, PhD - Medical Science Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Han-Yu Shih, PhD - Stadtman Tenure-track Investigator, NIH
  • Thomas O'Brien, PhD - Account Sales Consultant (ASC), Beckman Coulter Life Sciences – Division of Flow Cytometry 
  • Eva Chung, PhD - CAVD/VISC Program Manager at Fred Hutchinson
  • Hrisavagi Kondilis-Mangum, PhD - QIAGEN/OmicSoft, Senior Global Product Manager
  • Claire Gordy, PhD - Teaching Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Alexis Dunkle, PhD - Technical Development Scientist, Genentech
  • Ana Sanchez, PhD - Director of Program Management, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Department of Medicine; VP of R&D Program Management, Locus Biosciences
  • David DiLillo, PhD - Associate Director, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Derek Cain, PhD - Assistant Professor, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Department of Medicine
  • Patricia (Trish) Novy, PhD - Scientific Director - Vaccines, GSK
  • T. Matthew Holl, PhD - Scientific Consultant, CSA at Beckman Coulter
  • Mariana Chuck Nelson, PhD - Director, AbbVie
  • Ashley St. John, PhD - Associate Professor, Duke-National University of Singapore 
  • Jennifer Martinez, PhD - Jennifer Martinez, PhD - Law Student at Elon University School of Law
  • David Zidar, MD, PhD - Physician, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Kaifeng (Lisa) Lin, PhD - Licensing Manager and Market Strategist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Heather Hartig Pua, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Shudan Shen, JD, PhD - Associate, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Mary Elizabeth Jones-Mason, PhD - Instructor, University of South Florida- Deceased 10/22/2023.
  • Yu-Hsun (Jason) Chen, PhD - Executive Manager, AeroBile, LLC.
  • Ryan Schlimgen, PhD - Director of Partner’s Institutional Biosafety Committee, Partner’s Healthcare
  • Jingquan Jia, MD, PhD - House Staff, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Michael Quigley, PhD - Senior Vice President, Research Biology, Gilead Sciences
  • Feifei Liu, PhD - Associate Professor, Nankai University, China
  • Charlene Prazma, PhD - Medical Affairs Scientific Director, Global Respiratory Franchise, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Chenghu Liu, PhD - Associate Professor, Nankai University School of Medicine, Tianjin, China 
  • Anne Lai, PhD - Principal Scientist, Locus Biosciences, Inc.
  • Yan Liu, MD, PhD, RPVI, FACC - Cardiologist & Director of Anticoagulation Clinics, Austin Heart, PLLC
  • Chia-Lin Hsu, PhD - Assistant Professor, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
  • Ivan Dzhagalov, PhD - Assistant Professor, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan 
  • Iratxe Abarrategui, PhD - Senior Publications Manager, TRM Oncology
  • Jason Wojciechowski, PhD - Founder, CEO at Atomik, LLC & Coach, Lifeonaire
  • Surapong Koonpaew, PhD - Scientist, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Adam Lazorchak, PhD -  Director, Translational Biology, Be Biopharma, Cambridge, MA
  • Annette Jackson, PhD - Associate Professor in Surgery, Associate Professor of Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Nu Zhang, PhD - Associate Professor, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Erin Janssen, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Rheumatology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Yen-Rei (Andrea) Yu, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University
  • Marco Davila, MD, PhD Senior Vice President, Translational Research, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Deborah Ruhl, PhD - Deceased
  • Steven Greenbaum, PhD - Senior Project Manager, Aperio Clinical Outcomes, Durham, NC
  • Shaza Fadel, PhD - Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health,  University of Toronto Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases; Lead Child Health Epidemiologist, Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael's Hospital, Canada
  • Kaiyong Yang, PhD - Director, Jecho Laboratories, Frederic, MD
  • Brenda Faiola, PhD - Toxicology Program Manager, BectonDickinson (BD)
  • Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD - Professor of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Co-Director, Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy, Director, University of Florida Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program
  • Joanne Panus, PhD - Deceased
  • Paul Yu, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Assoc Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Clinical Affiliate at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. MA
  • L. Elizabeth Budde (Pan), MD, PhD -  Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope
  • David Driver, PhD - Director, Global Regulatory Lead - Maternal Immunization at GSK Vaccines
  • Zhibin Chen, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Miami, FL
  • Shu Lin, MD, PhD - Associate Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Immunology, Duke University Medical Center
  • Lili Tu, PhD - Professor, Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China 
  • Elahe Mostaghel, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine and Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD - Former President & CEO of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Washington, DC.
  • Marc Levesque, MD, PhD - Medical Director, Immunology Discovery and MRL, Cambridge, MA
  • Xiao-Ping Zhong, PhD - Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Immunology, Duke University Medical Center
  • Claire Aldridge, PhD - Senior Vice President, Form Bio, Dallas, TX 
  • Jennifer Brogdon, PhD - Executive Director, Exploratory Immuno-Oncology, Novartis, Cambridge MA
  • Annika Sanfridson, PhD - Principal Scientist, Cantagria AB, Lund, Sweden
  • Jeffrey Melnick, MD, PhD - Physician, St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield MO 
  • Joseph Brewer, PhD - Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor of Immunology, Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Edward Via College of Osteopatic Medicine- Auburn, AL