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The Pielak Group

Current Postdocs

None

Past Postdocs,
and where they are now…

Dr. Conggang “Charlie” Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan
Dr. Guifang Wang, Penn State, Hershey
Dr. Austin Smith, KBI
Dr. Thomas Boothby, U. Wyoming

Current Graduate Students

Ms. Julia Brom
Mr. Oskar Hutcheson
Ms. Jordyn Markle
Ms. Grace Nieukirk

Past Graduate Students,
and where they are now…

Ms. Xuhong “Sunny” Wang, Synermore Biologics
Dr. Douglas Auld, Novartis
Dr. Stephen Betz, Crinetics
Dr. Sharon Hilgen-Willis, Integral Molecular
Dr. Zoey Fredericks, Amgen
Dr. James R. Beasley, Venenum
Dr. Jennifer Marmorino
Dr. Donald F. Doyle, Georgia Tech
Dr. Lixin Chen, New England Biolabs
Dr. Aleister Saunders, Drexel
Dr. David S. Cohen, Advanced Liquid Logic
Dr. Jennifer Waldner
Ms. Devon Allen, Diosynth
Dr. Paula Davis-Searles, Diosynth
Mr. Xuming Wang, Intel
Dr. Gresham Weatherly, AbbVie
Dr. Sorina Morar, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr. Chetan Patel, Eli Lilly
Dr. Dana Albon, University of Virginia
Dr. Fang Yi, Centocor
Dr. Alina Olteanu, Private practice
Dr. Julie Bryant, Merck
Dr. Brian McNulty, Monsanto
Dr. Lisa Charlton, ERT
Dr. Kristin Slade, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Mr. Matthew Hrabak, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Dr. Rebecca Sutton
Dr. Christopher Barnes, Stanford
Dr. Andrew Miklos, NIH
Dr. Alexander Schlesinger, AgBiome
Dr. Imola Zigoneanu, Intel
Dr. Yaqiang Wang, Arrakis Therapeutics
Ms. Laura Benton, Holy Orders
Dr. Jillian Tyrrell, Truvian
Dr. Mohona Sarkar, KBI
Dr. William Monteith, Alector
Ms. Torii Sutherland, USCG
Dr. Austin Smith, Jaguar Gene Therapy
Dr. Michael Senske (visitor, Germany, FC Bayern München)
Dr. Rachel Cohen, SprinWorks Therapeutics
Dr. Annelise Gorensek, Colorado College
Dr. Alex Guseman, Pitt
Dr. Samantha ‘Pixie’ Piszkiewicz, Pivot Bio
Dr. Samantha ‘Sam’ Stadmiller, Lindy Biosciences
Dr. Shannon Speer, Pfizer
Dr. Candice Crilly, UC Santa Barbara
Ms. Sasiprapa Jeab Samsri (visitor, Thailand)
Dr. Joseph ‘Joey’ Thole, NIH
Dr. Jonathan ‘Jack’ Eicher
Dr. I-Te Chu, Harvard
Dr. Claire Stewart, Stanford

Current Undergraduates

Ms. Ruta Petrikis
Mr. Thomas Redvanly
Mr. Owen Young
Ms. Tarynn Neal
Ms. Rashmika Revankar
Ms. Hania Kantzer

Past Undergraduates,
and where they went next…

Ms. Tori Williams, Grad. School, Yale
Ms. Jennifer Fencl, Grad. School, UNC
Mr. Mark Dransfield, Med. School, UNC
Ms. Andrea Lee, Grad. School, Scripps
Mr. Richard Bruick, Grad. School, Scripps
Mr. Sudip Parikh, Grad. School, Scripps
Ms. Kara Bortone, Grad. School, U. Texas
Mr. Harvey Chui, Med. School, UNC
Mr. Luiz Alcazar-Roman, Grad. School, Yale
Ms. Shelly Finger, Vet. School, Texas A&M
Ms. Xecerla Littles, Med. School, Tulane
Mr. Bryan Fine, Med. School, U South Florida
Ms. Sonja Trojak, Med. School, UNC
Mr. Chetan Patel, Grad. School, UNC
Mr. Sherif Ghobrial, Grad. School, UNC
Mr. Phil Hardwidge, Grad. School, Mayo Clinic
Ms. Melisa Lehti, Grad. School, Wisconsin
Mr. Daniel Hostetter, Grad. School Stanford
Ms. Amret Thompson, Med. School, Wake Forest
Ms. Kimberly Clay, Med. School, UNC
Mr. Ikey Kakouras, Duke
Ms. Maria Lind, Grad. School, UGA
Mr. Scott Kennedy, Grad. School, UNC
Mr. Matthew Dedmon, Grad. School, Cambridge, UK
Mr. Joseph Batchelor, Grad. School, UC Berkeley
Mr. Chris Kragel, Med. School, ECU
Mr. C. Michael Minder, Med. School, Duke
Ms. Michelle Mian, Dental School, Harvard
Ms. Essraa Bayoumi, Medical School, UNC
Mr. Hao Wu
Ms. Hayley Fischer, Med. School, ECU
Ms. Sandy An, MD/PhD, Wake Forest
Mr. Evan Lutz, Med. School, ECU
Ms. Naima Sharaf, Grad. School, Pitt
Mr. Christopher Barnes, Grad. School, UNC
Mr. Emmanuel Chan, Technician, UNC
Ms. Heidi Scronce, Technician, Duke
Ms. Kristen Black, Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons, Dominican Republic
Ms. Amanda Rosett, SURE, back to Susquehanna U.
Ms. Yuri Yang, Technician, University of Toronto
Mr. Alexander Krois, Grad. School, Scripps
Mr. Vishavpreet “Ricky” Singh, Med. School, UNC
Ms. Beth Williard, NC Zoo
Mr. Joe Lu, Grad. School Georgia State University
Mr. Emilio Guzman, Med School, UNC
Mr. Eduardo Guizan, Pharmacy School, UNC
Mr. Larry Zhou, NIH
Mr. Stephen Lanier, UNC
Mr. Matt Gilleskie, UNC
Mr. Luis Acosta, Postbac. UNC-Greensboro
Mr. Kenny Nguyen, Technician, UNC
Mr. Aakash Mehta, NIEHS
Mr. Anthony Arrington, UNC-Pembroke
Mr. Cody Weyhrich, Virginia Tech
Mr. Gerardo Perez, MIT
Mr. Gustavo Panduro, UNC
Mr. Jhoan Aguilar, postbac UNC
Ms. Shreya Nakkala, UNC
Mr. Octavio Origel, Northwestern
Mr. Francis Lauzier, Wayne State
Mr. Jonathan Giudice, UC Berkeley
Mr. Owen Warmuth, U. Wisconsin
Ms. Sophia Hazlett, University College London
Ms. Shikun ‘Rinco’ Wang, Yale
Ms. Ashlee Propst, UNC
Ms. Penelope Mewborn, UNC Nutrition
Mr. Hudson Malsch, UNC
Mr. Joshua Bourque, UNC

Past High School Students,
and where they went next…

Ms. Hannah Qu, back to Research Traingle High School
Ms. Ashlee Propst, NC State
Ms. Melanie Wiley, U. Maryland, then MD/PhD. U. South Carolina
Ms. Malika Rauf, back to North Chapel Hill High

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