Group Alumni

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Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Nick Braun
    • M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Southampton (UK)
    • Worked in Group 2002-2003
    • Last Known Location: Independent Software Developer (Berlin, Germany)
  • Ann-Charlotte Berglund Sonnhammer
    • M.Sc. Umeå University (Sweden); Ph.D. Danish Technical University (Denmark)
    • Worked in Group 2003-2004
    • Last Known Location: Senior Support Scientist, Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences (BILS), Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council) (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Matthew Betts
    • B.Sc. York University (UK), M.Sc. Birkbeck College (UK), Ph.D. Imperial Cancer Research Fund (UK)
    • Worked in Group 2003-2005
    • Last Known Location: Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Russell Research Group, University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Christian Roth
    • M.Sc. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (Switzerland), Ph.D. University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
    • Worked in Group 2002-2006
    • Last Known Location: Project Coordinator, Gyllensten Research Group, Uppsala Genome Center, Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • Marie Skovgaard
    • M.Sc. University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Ph.D. Danish Technical University (Denmark)
    • Worked in Group 2004-2006
    • Last Known Location: Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Zealand Pharma (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Alexander Churbanov
    • M.Sc. Urals State University (Russia), Ph.D. University of Nebraska (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2006-2007
    • Last Known Location: Staff Scientist, Hammer Research Group, Division of Biotechnology, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ, USA)
  • Katharina Dittmar
    • M.Sc., D.V.M., Ph.D. University of Leipzig (Germany)
    • Worked in Group 2006-2007
    • Last Known Location: Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY, USA)
  • Steven Massey
    • B.Sc. Bath University (UK), Ph.D. University of Kent (UK)
    • Worked in Group 2006-2008
    • Last Known Location: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras, PR, USA)
  • Vera Brok-Volchanskaya
    • M.Sc. Voronezh State University (Russia), Ph.D. Pushchino Biological Center (Russia)
    • Worked in Group 2008-2009
    • Last Known Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, Sluvkin Research Group, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, USA)
  • Grigory Kolesov
    • M.Sc. Novosibirsk State University (Russia), Ph.D. Technical University of Munich (Germany)
    • Worked in Group 2007-2009
    • Last Known Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, Kaxiras Research Group, Department of Physics, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Virginia Schmit
    • B.S. California Polytechnic University, Pomona (USA), M.S. Colorado State University (USA), Ph.D. University of Wyoming (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2012
  • Benjamin Oswald
    • B.S. Western State Colorado University (USA), Ph.D. University of Idaho (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2012-2013
    • Last Known Location: Staff Scientist, University of Idaho Bioinformatics Core (Moscow, ID, USA)
  • Miguel Arenas (EMBO Fellow)
    • B.S., M.Sc. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Ph.D. University of Vigo (Spain)
    • Worked in Group 2014
    • Last Known Location: Researcher, Institute of Pathology and Molecular Immunology, University of Porto (Porto, Portugal)
  • Stephen Shank
    • B.S., Ph.D. Temple University (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2015-2017
    • Last Known Location: Scientific Programmer/Staff Scientist, Kosakovsky Pond Research Group, Department of Biology, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Ph.D. Students

  • Åsa (Tellgren) Tellgren-Roth
    • M.Sc. Linköping University (Sweden), Lic. Deg. Karolinska Institute (Sweden), Ph.D. University of Bergen (Norway)
    • Worked in Group 2002-2007
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Researcher, Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden)
    • Last Known Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Timothy Hughes
    • B.Sc. London School of Economics (UK), M.Sc. Oxford University (UK), M.Sc. (Computer Science) Imperial College (UK), Ph.D. University of Bergen (Norway)
    • Worked in Group 2003-2008
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Researcher, Aasland Research Group, Department of Biology, University of Bergen (Bergen, Norway)
    • Last Known Location: Group Leader, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway)
  • Shruti Rastogi
    • B.Sc. University of Lucknow (India), M.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India), M.Sc. (Bioinformatics) Chalmers Institute of Technology (Sweden), Ph.D. University of Bergen (Norway)
    • Worked in Group 2004-2008
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Researcher, Rost Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University (New York, NY, USA)
    • Last Known Location: Researcher, BioCOS Life Sciences (Bangalore, India)
  • Johan Grahnen
    • M.Sc. Umeå University (Sweden), Ph.D. University of Wyoming (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2007-2012
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Researcher, Skolnick Research Group, Department of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA, USA)
    • Last Known Location: Senior Computational Biologist, Capella Biosciences (Palo Alto, CA, USA)
  • Anke Konrad
    • B.S., M.S. New Mexico State University (USA), Ph.D. University of Wyoming (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2009-2014
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Researcher, Katju Research Group, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, USA)
    • Last Known Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, Katju Research Group, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A & M University (College Station, TX, USA)
  • Jason Lai (jointly supervised by Prof. Jan Kubelka, University of Wyoming)
    • B.S.E. Arizona State University (USA), Ph.D. University of Wyoming (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2010-2015
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Researcher, Barth Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX, USA)
    • Last Known Location: Data Scientist, Tessella (Houston, TX, USA)
  • Ashley Teufel
    • B.S. New Mexico State University (USA), Ph.D. University of Wyoming (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2010-2015
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Researcher, Wilke Research Group, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas (Austin, TX, USA)
  • Alyona (Alena) Orlenko
    • M.S. Novosibirsk State University (Russia), Ph.D. University of Wyoming (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2011-2016
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Researcher, Moore Research Group, Institute for Biomedical Informatics and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • Russell Hermansen
    • B.S. Brigham Young University (USA), Ph.D. University of Wyoming (USA)
    • Worked in Group 2010-2017
    • First Position After Ph.D.: Teach for America (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

Master’s Students

  • Cecilia Kemi
    • Last Known Location: Clinical Research Medical Advisor, Novartis Sweden (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Malin Almgren
    • Last Known Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Alexander Roth
    • Last Known Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, von Mering Research Group, Department of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zürich (Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Liang-Je (Ackila or Jay) Lin
  • Arshia Rouhani
  • Anna Nilsson
  • Francois Beaussart
  • Pär Steffansson
  • Ninoa Malki
    • Last Known Location: System Developer, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Saywan Pasha
  • Shruti Rastogi
    • Completed Ph.D. studies in group, see above.
  • Roald Rossnes
  • Juan-Felipe Ortiz (joint with Jessica Siltberg, then at University of Wyoming, now at Florida International University)
    • Last Known Location: Ph.D. Student, Rokas Research Group, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA)
  • Dohyup Kim
    • Last Known Location: Ph.D. Student, Hansen Research Group, Department of Entomology, University of California (Riverside, CA, USA)
  • Komal Brahmbhatt (P.S.M. Student in Bioinformatics)
  • Stephanie Coffin (P.S.M. Student in Bioinformatics, joint with Prof. Beverly Davidson, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania)
    • Last Known Location: Ph.D. Student, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX, USA)

Undergraduate Students in the Lab at Temple Who Worked for An Extended Period

  • Quentin Altemose, Ursinus College
  • Katherine Porter, Ursinus College

Undergraduate Honors Students and Other Students at University of Wyoming Who’ve Continued in Academics

  • Dietric Hennings
    • Last Known Location: Resident, Department of Surgery, Tulane University (New Orleans, LA, USA)
  • Chandra Thompson
    • Last Known Location: Forensic Science Researcher, Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (Houston, TX, USA)
  • Katherine (Harris) Amrine
    • Last Known Location: Program Director, Insight Data Science (Palo Alto, CA, USA)
  • Makayla Tisdell
    • Last Known Location: M.D. Student, University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA)
  • Stephen Michel
    • Last Known Location: Researcher, Schmidt-Dannert Research Group, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

University of Wyoming Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Bioinformatics Students

  • Brendan Veeneman, Oberlin College, summer 2007
  • Sanaa Ahmed, Hunter College, CUNY, summer 2008
  • Kelsey Klemm, Utah State University, summer 2009
  • Hallie Rane, University of New Mexico, summer 2009
  • Kelly Coughlin, Penn State University, summer 2010
  • Priyanka Nandakumar, Carnegie Mellon University, summer 2010
  • Juan Felipe Ortiz, National University of Colombia, summer 2011
  • Edwin Suh, Middlebury College, summer 2011
  • Katharine Korunes, University of Georgia, summer 2013