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Alumni

Alex Bass

Alex Bass

Undergraduate Researcher

Courtney Caster

Courtney Caster

B.S. (2012), rotating Ph.D. student, Genetics Program

Evolution of mammalian CD1d presentation of lipid antigen to NK-T Cells

Currently Ph.D. student in Genetics, Texas A&M University, College Station TX

Pat Chen

Pat Chen

Lab Manager and Research Associate

Ig-TCR transrearrangement in shark, cattle serology, shrimp immunogenomics, cognoscente of molecular techniques, trainer of everyone, expeditor of all projects

B.S. Biology, Fu-Jen University, Taipei Taiwan

M.S. Microbiology/Virology, University of Illinois, Urbana IL

Finally retired in 2016. We will miss you Pat!

Christina Du, D.V.M.

Christina Du, D.V.M.

M.S. (2011) with Lab Animal Medicine residency

Investigation of Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Isotypes in an Ancestral Mucosal Immune Model

Currently Interim Director of Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian at Scott and White Hospitals, Temple TX

Ellen Duckworth

Ellen Duckworth

Veterinary Intern Instructor in Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Immunogenetics of pathology in marine mammal populations

B.S. Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

D.V.M., Texas A&M University, College Station TX

Currently an associate small animal veterinarian in Yukon, Oklahoma

Mikaela Gondolfe

Mikaela Gondolfe

B.S. (2013) student in Biomedical Sciences

Bovine B cell single cell cloning and IgH/IgL paired PCR

Currently in MS Program in Animal Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station TX

Anna Goodroe, D.V.M.

Anna Goodroe, D.V.M.

Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program, summer 2011

Analysis of Immunoglobulins Secreted by Xenopus in Response to Oral and Intraperitoneal Immunization

Currently resident in Comparative Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD

Ashley Heard-Ganir

Ashley Heard-Ganir

Student in D.V.M Program and Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program
ADHeard-Ganir@cvm.tamu.edu

Elephant shark TCR alpha locus immunogenetics

B.S. Marine Science, University of Hawaii - Hilo

Chris Hong

Chris Hong

Summer (2012) Undergraduate Researcher

Bioinformatics of Shrimp Immunogenomics

Currently student in Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin TX

Brendan Jacobs

Brendan Jacobs

B.S. (2009) in Genetics and Biochemistry

Comparative Immunogenetics of Tetrapod T Cell Receptor Loci

Currently Chemist at Nalco Champion, Houston TX

Natalie Jacobs

Natalie Jacobs

Thesis M.S. Student

Xenopus antibody repertoire

B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University

Currently working at MD Anderson in Houston, TX

Aditi Kaushik

Aditi Kaushik

Summer Researcher after M.S. (2013) in Professional Program in Biotechnology

Shark T cell receptor immunogenetics

Currently stem cell laboratory technician, Celltex, Houston TX

Shehnaz Lokhandwala

Shehnaz Lokhandwala

Directed studies during M.S. (2012) in Professional Program in Biotechnology

Immunogenetics of bovine ultra-long CDR3 antibodies

Received Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station TX, 2016

Currently post doctoral student at Kansas State University,  Manhattan, KS

Sara Mashoof, D.V.M.

Sara Mashoof, D.V.M.

Ph.D. (2014) in Veterinary Microbiology

Tadpole thymectomy and mucosal humoral immunity in Xenopus and tuna

Post-doctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Moriya Tsuji, The Rockefeller University, New York NY

Currently in Houston, TX

Naomi McCauley

Naomi McCauley

High School/ Undergraduate Researcher
Naomi McCauley

Mucosal humoral immunity in fish

Graduated from A&M Consolidated HS; student in Mr. Matt Young's Advanced Biotechnology class

Currently at Texas A&M University working towards a BS

Zach Olschwanger

Zach Olschwanger

B.S. (2011) student in Biomedical Sciences

Shark MHC Class II Transactivator

Currently Scientist with Molecular Diagnostics, Luminex Corporation, Austin TX
Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson

M.S. student and resident in Comparative Medicine (2014)

Natural history of vertebrate immunoglobulin isotypes

B.A. Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA

D.V.M., Kansas State University, Manhattan KS

“Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.“

- a passage Ashley liked

Dhivya Ramakrishnan

Dhivya Ramakrishnan

Directed studies during M.S. (2010) in Professional Program in Biotechnology

Evolution of S100 family of Calcium regulators

Currently Research Associate at Gilead Virology, Foster City, CA

Amelia Romoser

Amelia Romoser

Ph.D. (2012) in Toxicology

Nano-immunotoxicology (Co-mentored with Dr. Christie Sayes)

Currently Post-doctoral researcher in laboratory of Tim Phillips, Texas A&M University

Received her DABT certification (American Board of Toxicology), 2016

Alex Salazar

Alex Salazar

Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science, University of Sonora and Visiting Scientist (2013)

Immunotoxicology of iron cyclophanes

Currently finisihiing Ph.D., University of Sonora, Hermosillo Mexico

Stacie Seelye

Stacie Seelye

M.S. Student and Resident in Comparative Medicine

Phylogeny of chimeric antigen receptors

B.S. Microbiology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins CO

M.B.A. Colorado State University, Ft. Collins CO

D.V.M., Colorado State University, Ft. Collins CO

M.S. Texas A&M University, College Station TX

Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Currently staff veterinarian at Charles River Labs in Reno, NV.

Audrey Vitter

Audrey Vitter

High School summer (2009) researcher from A&M Consolidated High School

Shark MHC Class II Transactivator

Currently pursuing B.S. at Notre Dame University, South Bend IN

Kehan Vohra

Kehan Vohra

Undergraduate Researcher
Mohammed Vohra

Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker

B.S. (2012) in Biomedical Sciences

MACS of Frog B cells for Studies of Antibody Isotype Heterodimerization

Currently Medical Laboratory Scientist at Methodist Hospital, Houston TX

Andrea Wallace

Andrea Wallace

B.S. (2010) student in Genetics and Biochemistry

Somatic Hypermutation at Shark T Cell Receptor Loci

M.S. in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics at the University of Maryland, College Park MD, 2014

Currently teaching Biology at Lonestar College in Houston

Heather Weir

Heather Weir

Summer Researcher (2014)

Now studying at Tarleton State University
Rachel Wright

Rachel Wright

Ph.D. (2011) in Genetics

Role of RPGR Isoforms in Photoreceptor Generation (Co-mentored with Drs. Don Hong and Brian Perkins)

Currently Instructor, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University

Matt Young

Matt Young

Aquatic Science, Biotechnology and Advanced Biotechnology teacher A&M Consolidated High School and AAI Summer Research Fellow
Matthew Young

Mucosal immunity in fishes, pedagogical techniques for immunology in high school

B.S. Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station TX

Currently at Emergency Services Training Institute in College Station, TX

 

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