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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 10% holding tenure-track faculty positions at research universities, 60% working as research scientists at major pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology startups, private research institutes, and academic and government laboratories, and 20% 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 Microbiology Technical Director, Microbac Laboratories, Inc.
Bauer, Renato 2005-2011 Derek Tan Sloan Kettering view publications Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company
Blum, Gil 2008-2014 Minkui Luo Sloan Kettering view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Minkui Luo, MSKCC
Bothwell, Ian 2009-2015 Minkui Luo Sloan Kettering view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Wilfred van der Donk, U. Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Bose, Neelanjan 2008-2013 Frank Schroeder Cornell Ithaca view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University
Chakraborty, Debjani 2010-2015 Sean Brady Rockefeller view publications To be determined
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 Consultant, McKinsey & Company, Beijing, China
Charron, Guillaume 2006-2012 Howard Hang Rockefeller view publications To be determined
Chiang, Ethan 2004-2009 Barbara Baird Cornell Ithaca view publications Program Officer, The National Academy of Sciences
Cisar, Justin 2003-2009 Derek Tan Sloan Kettering view publications Scientist, Abide Therapeutics
Das Chakravarty, Ushati 2009-2014 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Scientist, Theranos
Dave, Richa 2004-2010 Scott Blanchard Weill Cornell view publications Postdoctoral Associate, Piramal Enterprises Limited, India
Davis, Disan 2006-2012 Tom Muir Rockefeller Chemistry Teacher, Hunter College High School, New York City
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, Stony Brook University
George Cisar, Elizabeth 2003-2009 Tom Muir Rockefeller view publications Technical Writer, Patent Group, Isis Pharmaceuticals
Gerstberger, Stefanie 2010-2016 Thomas Tuschl Rockefeller view publications Medical Student, Columbia University, MD after PhD Program
Guo, Han 2009-2015 Minkui Luo Sloan Kettering view publications Business Development Manager, Betta Pharmaceuticals, China
Greimann, Jaclyn 2003-2009 Christopher Lima Sloan Kettering view publications Product Manager, Biodesy, Inc.
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 To be determined
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
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, San Francisco, CA
Karimov, Rashad 2007-2014 David Gin (Derek Tan) Sloan Kettering Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. John F. Hartwig, University of California, Berkeley
Keppetipola, Niroshika 2003-2008 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton
King, Heather 2001-2008 Michael Young & Brian Crane Rockefeller, Cornell Ithaca view publications Director, The Chemical Probes Portal
King, Ryan 2006-2013 Vincent Fischetti Rockefeller view publications To be determined
Kobašlija, Muris 2002-2007 D. Tyler McQuade Cornell Ithaca view publications Associate Director, Supply Chain, 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 Assistant Research Scientist, Nathan Kline Institute
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 Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. James Panek, Boston University
Morton, Jason 2003-2008 Jón Njarðarson Cornell Ithaca view publications Lead Scientist at SABIC CRI Center, Saudi Arabia
Moulick, Kamalika 2004-2010 Gabriela Chiosis Sloan Kettering view publications Research Scholar, Prof. Filippo Giancotti, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan
Nguyen Duc, Thinh 2010-2015 Morgan Huse

Sloan Kettering view publications Life Sciences Specialist, L.E.K. Consulting
O’Doherty, Inish 2007-2013 Frank Schroeder Cornell Ithaca view publications Senior Scientist, Pfizer
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
Samai, Poulami 2007-2012 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering view publications Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sanyal, Sumana 2005-2010 Anant Menon Weill Cornell view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Hidde Ploegh, Whitehead Institute, MIT
Shi, Yuan 2006-2011 David Gin Sloan Kettering view publications Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company
Singhai, Amit 2007-2012 Barbara Baird Cornell Ithaca view publications Technical Advisor, Budd Larner
Singla, Nikhil 2004-2010 Dimitar Nikolov Sloan Kettering view publications Manager, Vaccine R&D Program at 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 Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Brian Chait, The Rockefeller University
Tan, Lei 2006-2012 Tarun Kapoor Rockefeller view publications Biomedical Research Scientist, Auxogyn, Inc.
Tian, He 2009-2015 Thomas Sakmar Rockefeller view publications Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. Thomas Sakmar, Rockefeller
Wurst, Jacqueline 2005-2011 Derek Tan Sloan Kettering view publications Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company
Yin, Qian 2001-2008 Hao Wu Weill Cornell view publications Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Yuan, Xiaoqiu 2010-2016 Howard Hang Weill Cornell view publications Life Science Specialist, L.E.K. Consulting
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, Southern Methodist University