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Recent Alumni

Mariah Arnold (Richard Di Giulio, PhD) 2014

Consultant with Stantec Inc.

Contact: mariah.c.arnold@duke.edu


Audrey Bone (Richard Di Giulio, PhD) 2015

Postdoctoral Associate at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Contact: audrey.bone@duke.edu


Andrew Arrant (Cynthia Kuhn) 2013 – Research focused on the serotonergic contribution to adolescent risk taking.

Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Alabama at Birmingham


Autumn Bernal (Randy Jirtle) 2009

Senior Health Scientist at Cardno Chemrisk


Amanda Bess (Joel Meyer) 2012

Senior Health Scientist at Cardno Chemrisk

Daniel Brown 
(Richard Di Giulio, PhD) 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow SPIRE Program at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Sonja Brun (Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD) 2014 – Studied the Role of Surviving in Medulloblastoma Tumorigenesis

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Salk Institute for Biological Studies


Elizabeth Chan (Michael S. Krangle, PhD) 2013

ORISE Postdoctoal Fellow at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Bryan Clark (Richard Di Giulio) 2010

US EPA, Rhode Island


Laura Dishaw (Heather Stapleton, PhD) 2015 – Focused on the evaluation of developmental toxicity and metabolism of the flame retardant, Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) Phosphate (TDCPP).

Toxicologist at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Washington DC


Dana Dolinoy (Randy Jirtle) 2007

Associate Professor at University of Michigan School of Public Health


Kyle Erwin (Margaret Kirby) 2013

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow


Mingliang Fang (Heather Stapleton, PhD) 2015 – Research involved the qualification and quantification of novel organic pollutants and metabolism of those compounds in vitro and in vivo.

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA


Emileigh Greuber (Marie Pendergast) 2013

Regulatory Affairs Specialist for Synthon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Manager, Regulatory and Strategic Development at Clinipace Worldwide


Meng He (Vann Bennett, MD, PhD) 2015 – Researched mechanisms for Ankyrin-G targeting.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Genentech


Chelsea Landon (Mark Dewhirst) 2013 – Thesis focused on the use of hyperthermia and copper chelation to overcome cisplatin resistance.

Currently attending veterinary school at North Carolina State University, studying laboratory animal medicine, in hopes of staying closely tied to research.


Maxwell Leung (Joel Meyer) 2012

Computational Toxicology Postdoc, US EPA


Laura Macaulay (Heather Stapleton, PhD) 2015

Post doctoral fellow at the US EPA in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, RTP

Contact: laura.macaulay@duke.edu


Hilary Miller 


Priyaanka Nanduri (Tso-Pang Yao, PhD) 2014 – ITEHP / Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Alacrita Consulting


Pamela Noyes (Heather Stapleton, PhD) 2013 – Research dietary exposure to the flame retardant Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-209) in several fish species.

Toxicologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Ashley Parks (Lee Ferguson) Research focused on the fate, bioavailability and effects of single-walled carbon nanotubes in benthic estuarine systems.

National Research Council Postdoctoral research associate for US EPA, Atlantic Ecology Division, alongside Rob Burgess and Kay Ho.

Contact: parks.ashley@epa.gov


Christie Powers (Slotkin) 2010
Physical Scientist at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Mamle Quarmyne (John Chute, MD) 2015 –  Title of Research Project is “Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor Sigma (PTPσ) Regulates Hematopoietic Stem Cell Fate.”
Hematology Research – Bayer HealthCare


Daniel Radiloff – 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of British Columbia


Simon Roberts (Heather Stapleton, PhD) 2014 – Studied in vitro metabolism of brominated flame retardants.

Postdoctoral fellow Colorado School of Mines studying high-resolution mass spectrometry of per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (2014-15)

Field Application Specialist for SCIEX, Denver, CO.

Contact: simonroberts117@gmail.com


John Rooney (Joel Meyer, PhD) 2015 – Research investigated the effects of developmental mitochondrial DNA damage on mitochondrial function and metabolism later in life, using the C. elegans model system.

ORISE postdoctoral fellow at the US-EPA, working on bioinformatic approaches to identify gene expression biomarkers for transcription factor activation.

Contact: Rooney.John@epa.gov Links: ORCiD: orcid.org/0000-0002-4820-0867 Google Scholar: Google Scholar Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrooneyduke Aboutme: https://about.me/johnprooney


Alicia Timme-Laragy (Richard Di Giulio, PhD) 2007

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Katherine Stencel (Lee Ferguson, PhD) 2015 – Research focused on the identification of endocrine disrupting compounds in complex mixtures.

Contact: katherine.stencel@duke.edu


Wei Chou Tseng (Van Bennett, MD, PhD) 2014 – Researched the significant role of the adaptor protein Ankyrin-G, which organizes and regulates ion channels and receptors in the nervous system.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Pfizer. Studies the structure-function mechanism of TRPA1 channel. 

Contact:  vivianee0526@gmail.com


Brooke Tvermoes (Friedman) 2007

Supervising Health Scientist, Cardo ChemRisk


Lindsey Van Tiem-Garner (Richard Di Giulio) 2011

Project Scientist at Cardno, Inc.


Dave Volz (Hinton) 2006

Assistant Professor, UC Riverside


Kia Walcott 2012

Senior Medical Writer at Articulate Science


Lauren Willis (Richard Di Giulio) 2007

Assistant Professor at Charleston Southern University


Jerry Yen (Linney) 2012

Analyst in Environmental Policy, Congressional Research Service


Shugun Yang (Christopher Counter, PhD) 2014


Xinyu-Candy Yang (Joel Meyer, PhD) 2014

Regulatory toxicologist at Nalco Ecolab focusing on aquatic toxicology, environmental fate, sustainability and product stewardship

Contact: candy.xinyuyang@gmail.com


Edward Zhu (Rebecca Yang, PhD) 2015

Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles

Contact: edward.zhu@duke.edu