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Inessa Grinberg (Ph.D. 2005, M.D. 2007) is in a private pediatric practice

  • Thesis: “Genetic analysis of Dandy Walker malformation and the role of Zic1 and Zic4 genes in cerebellar development” Millen Lab

Lauren Weiss (Ph.D. 2005) is an Assistant Professor at UCSF

  • Thesis: “A genetic dissection of whole blood serotonin levels” Ober/Cook Labs

Alexandra Dumitrescu (Ph.D. 2005, M.D. 2007) is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago

  • Thesis: “Identification of inherited defects of thyroid hormone metabolism” Refetoff Lab

Benjamin Voight (Ph.D. 2006) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Thesis: “Approaching human genetics from a population-based paradigm” Cox/Pritchard Labs

Jacqueline Wittke-Thompson (Ph.D. 2006) is an Assistant Professor at University of St. Francis, Joliet

  • Thesis: “Novel methods and observations for determining the genetic architecture of common diseases” Cox Lab

Donald Conrad (Ph.D. 2007) is an Assistant Professor at Washington University, St. Louis

  • Thesis: “Population genetic variation in chromosome structure” Pritchard Lab

Sunita Shukla (Ph.D. 2007) is a Scientific Reviewer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)

  • Thesis: "Determinants of Susceptibility to Chemotherapeutic Agents" Dolan Lab

Sridhar Kudaravalli (Ph.D. 2008) is an Executive Director at Kekule Pharmameuticals, India

  • Thesis: "Recent positive selection in the human genome" Pritchard Lab

Celine Becquet (Ph.D. 2008) is a Senior Bioinformatics engineer at Qiagen

  • Thesis: "Population Genetic Approaches to the Study of Speciation" Przeworski Lab

Katinka Vigh (Ph.D. 2009)is a Manager of Marketing, Genomics and Pathology services at Washington University, School of Medicine

  • Thesis: "Dissecting the Complex Genetics of Pollen Allergy" Preuss Lab

Megan Roy-Pucklewartz (Ph.D. 2009)is a Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University

  • Thesis: "The Inner Nuclear Membrane and Disease" McNally Lab

Bruce Howng (Ph.D. 2009) is a Post-doc at UCSF, Fu Lab

  • Thesis: "A phenotype-driven genetics screen identified zinc finger protein 191 (Zfp191) as necessary for central nervous system myelination" Popko Lab

Jeff Goodenbour (Ph.D. 2009) is a Scientific consultant at Campbell Alliance

  • Thesis: "Genomic and Functional Analysis of Eukaryotic Transfer RNA" Pan Lab

Angela Hancock (Ph.D. 2009) is a Group leader at Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria

  • Thesis: "Genetic Adaptations to the Enviroment in Human Populations" DiRienzo Lab

Ran Blekhman (Ph.D. 2010) is an Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Thesis: "The Evolution of Gene Regulation in Primates" Gilad Lab

Adi Alon (Ph.D. 2011) is a Post-doc at the University of Chicago, Przeworski Lab

  • Thesis: "Evolution of recombination rates in primates" Przeworski Lab

Jennifer Below (Ph.D. 2011) is a Post-doc in the Nickerson Lab, University of Washington

  • Thesis: "Identification of genetic factors in disease" Cox Lab

Amy Stark (Ph.D. 2011) is a Post-doc in the Dolan Lab, The University of Chicago

  • Thesis: "Developing lymphoblastoid cell line models for pharmacogenetic studies of anticancer agents in an African population" Dolan Lab

Joseph Pickrell (Ph.D. 2011) is a Post-doc in the Reich Lab, Harvard University

  • Thesis: "Population genetic and regulatory genomic approaches to understanding human variation and adaptation" Pritchard Lab

Jessica Chong (Ph.D. 2012) is a Post-doc in the Bamshad Lab, University of Washington

  • Thesis: “Studies of autosomal recessive disease mutations in a founder population”

Athma Pai (Ph.D. 2012) is a Post-doc in the Burge Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Thesis: “Understanding genetic and epigenetic regulatory mechanisms underlying gene expression variation”

Minal Caliskan (Ph.D. 2013) is a Post-doc in the Ober Lab, University of Chicago

  • Thesis: “Exploring the role of gene-environment interactions in asthma”

Amy Hart (Ph.D. 2013) is a Post-doc in the Kranzler Lab, University of Pennsylvania

  • Thesis: “Investigating genetic influences on drug response and psychiatric phenotypes”

Ellen Leffler (Ph.D 2013) is a Post-doc in the Przeworski Lab, University of Chicago

  • Thesis: “Insights into natural selection and recombination from patterns of genetic variation”

Emily Davenport (Ph.D. 2014) is a Post-doc in the Clark lab, Cornell University

  • Thesis: "Examining the Environmental and Genetic Basis of Human Gut Microbiome Composition" Gilad Lab

Kay Marie Lamar (Ph.D. 2014) is a Post-doc in the McNally lab, Northwestern University

  • Thesis: "Mechanisms of LTBP4 in Muscular Dystrophy" McNally lab

Jha, Aashish (Ph.D. 2015) is a Post-doc in the Bustamante Lab, Stanford University

  • Thesis: "Experimentally evolved populations of Drosophila melanogaster reveals polygenic basis of complex traits White lab" White lab