Congratulations to former PhD grads!

November 9, 2023

Congratulations to former PhD grads!

The department is excited to share good news about our recent (and less recent) Ph.D. graduates and the amazing things they've been doing in the last year. See the last two batches of recognitions here and here!

Photo of graduate student Zhongxia Yi

Dr. Zhongxia Yi (2021 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Singh lab) has a new position as Senior Scientist, RNA Science at ReNAgade Therapeutics.


Dr. Lauren Woodward (2019 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Singh lab) has a new position as Assistant Professor of Biology at Taylor University.


Xiangnan Guan

Dr. Xiangnan Guan (2018 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Christin Burd lab) has a new position as Associate Scientist at Genentech.


Jeffery Ostler

Dr. Jeffrey Ostler (2017 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Bisaro lab) was recently awarded his second USDA grant. Jeff is a research Assistant professor at Oklahoma State University (another OSU!)


Stephanie LaHaye

Dr. Stephanie LaHaye (2017 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Garg lab) was recently promoted to Principal Scientist on the Translational Research team at Tempus Labs.


Ning Wang

Dr. Ning Wang (2015 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Wu lab) will begin a new position as Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at the University of Rochester in 2024!


Dr. Yadira Malavez (2012 Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Doseff lab) has a new position as Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayag├╝ez Campus.


Dr. Ching-Hui (Julia) Yang (2011 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Fisk lab) was recently promoted to Associate Director at EirGenix Inc.


Dr. Xiong Yi (2010 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Osmani lab) was recently promoted to Senior Scientist at Amyris.


Dr. Gireesha Mohannath (2010 Ph.D. in Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, Bisaro Lab) was recently promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.


Dr. Vidya Ramachandran (2010 Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Herman lab) was recently promoted to Senior Scientist at Veracyte.


Dr. Kristin (Armstrong) DeSouza (2008 Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Chamberlin lab) has a new position as Associate Director of Toxicology at HotSpot Therapeutics, Inc.