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Alumni

TPCB graduates continue onto successful scientific careers

Our PhD graduates leave TPCB well-positioned for a variety of exciting scientific careers. Both the program and our faculty are strongly committed to our students’ career development and professional advancement, and our alumni have been highly successful at securing competitive positions. Our career development offices at the three participating institutions organize numerous workshops and networking events to help students identify and prepare for a wide range of scientific careers. After completing their thesis research, approximately two-thirds of our PhD graduates choose to expand upon their training through postdoctoral studies in leading laboratories around the world, while the remainder proceed directly to permanent positions. Our alumni are engaged in successful careers in academia, industry, and government, with 17% holding tenure-track faculty positions at research universities, 44% working as research scientists at major pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology startups, private research institutes, and academic and government laboratories, and 24% engaged in careers in science policy, strategy, education, and law.

Name Years Thesis Research Sponsor Thesis Institution Publi
cations
Current Position
Banerjee, Sourabh 2003-2008 Thomas Sakmar Rockefeller view publications Director of Technology, ACM Biolabs, Singapore
Banik, Jacob 2006-2011 Sean Brady Rockefeller view publications Science Teacher, Mid Valley School District, Pennsylvania
Bauer, Renato 2005-2011 Derek Tan Sloan Kettering view publications Senior Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company
Blum, Gil 2008-2014 Minkui Luo Sloan Kettering view publications Scientific Advisor, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Bothwell, Ian 2009-2015 Minkui Luo Sloan Kettering view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Wilfred van der Donk, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Bose, Neelanjan 2008-2013 Frank Schroeder Cornell Ithaca view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Marshall Stoller, UCSF
Chakraborty, Debjani 2010-2015 Sean Brady Rockefeller view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Kamlesh Yadav, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chakravarty, Anupam 2008-2013 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Daniel Jarosz, Stanford School of Medicine
Chao, Xingjuan (Jane) 2001-2005 Brian Crane Cornell Ithaca view publications Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CeriBell
Charron, Guillaume 2006-2012 Howard Hang Rockefeller view publications To be determined
Chiang, Ethan 2004-2009 Barbara Baird Cornell Ithaca view publications Senior Scientific Merit Review Officer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Res. Inst.
Cisar, Justin 2003-2009 Derek Tan Sloan Kettering view publications Senior Scientist, Abide Therapeutics
Das Chakravarty, Ushati 2009-2014 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Staff Scientist, Integrated DNA Technologies
Dave, Richa 2004-2010 Scott Blanchard Weill Cornell view publications Postdoctoral Associate, Piramal Enterprises
Davis, Disan 2006-2012 Tom Muir Rockefeller Program Manager, Science Outreach, Rockefeller University
DeGrasse, Jeff 2001-2007 Brian Chait Rockefeller view publications Analytical Chemist, US Food & Drug Administration
Dossa, Paul 2007-2013 Howard Hang Rockefeller view publications Associate, Venrock
Ferguson, Angelica 2011-2016 Scott Blanchard Weill Cornell view publications To be determined
French, Jarrod 2004-2010 Steven Ealick Cornell Ithaca view publications Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University
George Cisar, Elizabeth 2003-2009 Tom Muir Rockefeller view publications Assistant Director, Patent Agent, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Gerstberger, Stefanie 2010-2016 Thomas Tuschl Rockefeller view publications Medical Student, PhD to MD Program, Columbia University
Guo, Han 2009-2015 Minkui Luo Sloan Kettering view publications Business Development Manager, Betta Pharmaceuticals
Greimann, Jaclyn 2003-2009 Christopher Lima Sloan Kettering view publications Marketing and Operations Advisor, Biotech Connection – Bay Area
Grunbeck Perea, Amy 2007-2013 Thomas Sakmar Rockefeller view publications Immunoassay Scientist, Firefly, An Abcam Company
Harbison, Nicholas 2005-2012 David Eliezer Weill Cornell view publications Operations Associate, Salvatore Ferragamo
Hazra, Amrita 2005-2010 Tadhg Begley Cornell Ithaca view publications Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
Hekstra, Doeke 2001-2008 Stanislas Leibler Rockefeller view publications Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Iaea, David 2010-2016 Frederick Maxfield Weill Cornell view publications Associate Scientist, Genentech
Iqbal, Hala 2008-2015 Sean Brady Rockefeller view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Sean Brady, Rockefeller University
Jain, Ruchi 2005-2010 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Scientist, Moderna Therapeutics
Jogini, Vishwanath 2001-2006 Benoit Roux Weill Cornell view publications Research Scientist, D.E. Shaw Research
Kapoor, Neeraj 2004-2010 Thomas Sakmar Rockefeller view publications Scientist, Sutrovax
Karimov, Rashad 2007-2014 David Gin (Derek Tan) Sloan Kettering view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. John F. Hartwig, University of California, Berkeley
Keppetipola, Niroshika 2003-2008 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chem. & Biochem., California State Univ., Fullerton
King, Heather 2001-2008 Michael Young & Brian Crane Rockefeller, Cornell Ithaca view publications Director of Marketing Communications and PR, Precision BioSciences
King, Ryan 2006-2013 Vincent Fischetti Rockefeller view publications Financial Analyst
Kobašlija, Muris 2002-2007 D. Tyler McQuade Cornell Ithaca view publications Associate Director, Life Cycle Leader, Immuno-Oncology, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Levinson, Adam 2013-2016 Samuel Danishefsky Sloan Kettering view publications Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company
Lu, Sydney 2003-2009 Marcel van den Brink Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell view publications Medical Oncology/Hematology Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
McBrayer, Mary Kate 2002-2008 Richard Cerione Cornell Ithaca view publications Research Scientist, PMV Pharma
Mohideen, Firaz 2002-2009 Christopher Lima Sloan Kettering view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Wade Harper, Harvard Medical School
Moilanen, Sirkka 2001-2007 Derek Tan Sloan Kettering view publications Research Associate, Prof. Matthias Stephan, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Morton, Jason 2003-2008 Jón Njarðarson Cornell Ithaca view publications Senior Scientist, Relypsa
Moulick, Kamalika 2004-2010 Gabriela Chiosis Sloan Kettering view publications Variant Curation Scientist, Counsyl
Mulgrew-Nesbitt, Anna 2002-2009 Diana Murray Weill Cornell view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Chad Reinstra, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Nandakumar, Jayakrishnan 2002-2007 Christopher Lima & Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mol., Cell., and Dev. Biology, University of Michigan
Nguyen Duc, Thinh 2010-2015 Morgan Huse

Sloan Kettering view publications Senior Life Sciences Specialist, L.E.K. Consulting
O’Doherty, Inish 2007-2013 Frank Schroeder Cornell Ithaca view publications Director, Consortia Scientific Support, Critical Path Institute
Peters, Ulf 2002-2008 Tarun Kapoor Rockefeller view publications Scientist, Wellspring Biosciences
Rangaraju, Vidhya 2007-2013 Timothy Ryan Weill Cornell view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Erin Schuman, Max Plank Institute for Brain Research
Rico, Carlos 2010-2017 Thomas Sakmar Rockefeller view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Thomas Sakmar, Rockefeller University
Samai, Poulami 2007-2012 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sanyal, Sumana 2005-2010 Anant Menon Weill Cornell view publications Assistant Professor, HKU-Pasteur Research Institute, University of Hong Kong
Shi, Yuan 2006-2011 David Gin Sloan Kettering view publications Senior Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company
Singhai, Amit 2007-2012 Barbara Baird Cornell Ithaca view publications Scientific Advisor, Budd Larner
Singla, Nikhil 2004-2010 Dimitar Nikolov Sloan Kettering view publications Associate Director, Vaccine R&D Program, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Stratton, Chris 2006-2012 Derek Tan Sloan Kettering view publications Senior Scientist, Pfizer
Subbotin, Roman 2008-2014 Brian Chait Rockefeller view publications Senior Research Associate, iBio CMO
Tan, Lei 2006-2012 Tarun Kapoor Rockefeller view publications Manager, Medical Communications, Celmatix
Tian, He 2009-2015 Thomas Sakmar Rockefeller view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Adam Cohen, Harvard University
Wurst, Jacqueline 2005-2011 Derek Tan Sloan Kettering view publications Senior Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company
Yin, Qian 2001-2008 Hao Wu Weill Cornell view publications Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
Yuan, Xiaoqiu 2010-2016 Howard Hang Weill Cornell view publications Equity Research Associate, Credit Suisse
Zheng, Qinsi 2009-2016 Scott Blanchard Weill Cornell view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Robert Singer, Janelia Research Campus
Zoltowski, Brian 2003-2008 Brian Crane Cornell Ithaca view publications Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University