Alumni

  • Dr. Justin Peters
    2008-2012: Maher lab
    2012-present: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Maher lab, Mayo Clinic Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Email: peters.justin@mayo.edu

  • Dr. John Paul Bida
    2006-2011: Maher lab
    2011: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    2011-2012: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Physics, Stanford University
    2012-present: Vice President, Spark Pay Analytics, Capital One Bank, 575 Market St. 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105
    Email: jpbida@ambrosevaast.com

  • Dr. Susan Wurster
    2005-2009: Maher lab
    2009-2010: Mayo Clinical Laboratory Fellowship in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    2011-present: Medical technology program and adjunct faculty in biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN 37044
    Email: swurster@my.apsu.edu
  • Dr. Emily Smith
    2002-2007: Maher lab
    2007-2008: Postdoc — Maher lab
    2008-2011: Mayo Clinical Laboratory Fellowship in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    Email: emsk2011@gmail.com
  • Dr. Kasandra Riley
    2002-2007: Maher lab
    2007-2012: Postdoc — Department of Biophysics & Biochemistry and HHMI, Yale University. Advisor: Joan Steitz
    2012-present: Assistant Professor — Department of Chemistry, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL 32789
    Email: kasandra.riley@yale.edu
  • Dr. Bob McDonald
    2002-2006: Maher lab
    2006-2008: Medical Scientist Training Program
    2008-present: Mayo Medical School, Radiology Residency, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Email: mcdonald.robert@mayo.edu
  • Tessa Davis, M.S.
    2002-2006: Maher lab
    Present: Senior Research Technologist — Mayo Clinic
    Email: davis.tessa@mayo.edu
  • Dr. Laura A. Cassiday
    1998-2002: Maher lab
    2002-2005: Postdoctoral Fellow — University of California-San Francisco. Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
    2005-present: Free-lance science writer — 16420 Timber Cove St., Hudson, CO 80642
    Email: lauracassiday@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Phil Hardwidge
    1998-2002: Maher lab
    2002-2005: Postdoctoral Fellow — Biotechnology Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada. Advisor: Dr. Brett Finlay
    2005-2009: Assistant Professor — South Dakota State University
    2009-2012: Assistant Professor — Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics & Immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 4031A Wahl Hall West, Kansas City, KS 66160
    2012-present: Associate Professor – Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University, 340 Coles Hall, 1600 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506
    Email: phardwidge@kumc.edu
  • Dr. Paula Rodrigues Hoyne
    1997-2001: Maher lab
    2001-2003: Postdoctoral Fellow — Mayo Medical Ventures, Rochester, MN
    2003-2008: Contracts Manager — Mayo Clinical Trial Services
    Email: hoyne.paula@mayo.edu
  • Dr. Eric Ross
    1996-2001: Maher lab
    2001-2005: Postdoctoral Fellow — NIH/NIDDK, Bethesda, MD. Advisor: Dr. Reed Wickner
    2005-present: Associate Professor — Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University, 1870 Campus Delivery, Ft. Collins, CO, 80523-1870
    Email: eric.ross@colostate.edu
  • Dr. Nicole Becker
    1995-1999: Maher lab
    1999-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow — Department of Experimental Pathology, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN. Advisor: Dr. David Smith
    2002: Postdoctoral Fellow — Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN. Advisor: Dr. Jim Maher
    2003-2007: Senior Research Technologist III — Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN. Advisor: Dr. Jim Maher
    Present: Professional Associate in Research and Assistant Professor — Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN. Advisor: Dr. Jim Maher
    Email: becker.nicole@mayo.edu
  • Dr. Lori Lebruska
    1995-1999: Maher lab
    1999-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow — Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA. Advisor: Dr. Martha Fedor
    2002-2005: Research Scientist — Research & Development, Invitrogen Corp San Diego, CA
    2005-2007: Science Writer — Illumina, Inc., San Diego, CA
    2007-2008: Assistant Director — Development Manufacturing, Ibis Biosciences, Carlsbad, CA
    2008-2009: Assistant Director — Training, Ibis Biosciences, Carlsbad, CA
    Email: lebruska@gmail.com
  • Dr. Juliane Strauss-Soukup
    1993-1997: Maher lab
    1997-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow — Yale University, New Haven, CT. Advisor: Dr. Scott Strobel
    2000-present: Professor — Creighton University Chemistry Department, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178
    Email: jksoukup@creighton.edu
  • Dr. Garrett Soukup
    1993-1997: Maher lab
    1997-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow — Yale University, New Haven, CT. Advisor: Dr. Ron Breaker
    2000-present: Associate Professor — Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178
    Email: gasoukup@creighton.edu
  • Dr. Wendy Olivas
    1992-1996: Maher lab
    1996-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow — Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Advisor: Dr. Roy Parker
    2000-present: Associate Professor — Department of Biology, University of Missouri - St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Road #R223, St. Louis, MO 63121
    Email: olivasw@umsl.edu