Recent Alumni

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Mariah Arnold (Richard Di Giulio, PhD) 2014

Consultant with Stantec Inc.

Audrey Bone (Richard Di Giulio, PhD) 2015

Postdoctoral Associate at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Drew Day (Jim Zhang) 2017

Post-doctoral research associate, Duke University, Jim Zhang Lab

Laura Dishaw (Heather Stapleton) 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) 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

Claudia Gonzalez-Hunt (Joel Meyer) 2017

Post-doctoral research associate, Duke University, Dept. of Neurology, Laurie Sanders Lab.

Emileigh Greuber (Marie Pendergast) 2013

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

Meng He (Van Bennett) 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 – Later-life Effects of Mitochondrial DNA Damage During Development in the Whole Organism Model Caenorhabditis elegans.

Associate Toxicologist, California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation & University of CA-Davis, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Laura Macaulay (Heather Stapleton) 2015

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

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

Alacrita Consulting

Pamela Noyes (Heather Stapleton) 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.

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) 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.

John Rooney (Joel Meyer) 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.

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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.

Wei Chou Tseng (Van Bennett) 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. 


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

Lauren Wyatt (Bill Pan) 2016

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Environmental Public Health Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, EPA

Jerry Yen (Linney) 2012

Analyst in Environmental Policy, Congressional Research Service

Shugun Yang (Christopher Counter) 2014

Principal Scientist, Wuxi Apptec (Shanghai)

Xinyu-Candy Yang (Joel Meyer) 2014

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


Edward Zhu (Rebecca Yang) 2015

Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles