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Undergraduate Students

Catherine Airey  (NU 1995)

Sungeeta Agrawal (NU 2006), MD (Yale)
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Keith Alperin (NU 1996)
Founder and App Developer at Helium Foot Software
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: 773-293-4738

Faysal Altahawi (NU 2007), MD (Case Western Reserve University)
Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Mitchell Bekritsky (NU 2008), PhD (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Staff Bioinformatics Scientist
San Diego, California

Timothy Bhattacharyya (NU 1994), MD (Washington University St. Louis)
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Researcher
Head, Orthopedics Research, Clinical and Investigative Orthopedics Surgery Unit
National Institutes of Health & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Bethesda, Maryland

Ken Cadwell (NU 2001), PhD (University of California at Berkeley)

Professor, Department of Microbiology

Professor, Department of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
430 East 29th Street, Room 409
New York, New York
Tel:  212-263-8891

Alejandro “Alex” Carrillo (NU 1989), PhD
Associate Director
Scientific Relations at Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Laboratories
Dept 058A, Bld AP8B
100 Abbott Park Road
Abbott Park, IL 60064-6014
Tel: 847- 937-3179

Alejandro (Alex) Chavez (NU 2004), MD/PhD (University of Pennsylvania – School of Medicine)
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology 
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University
630 West 168th Street, Mailbox 23
New York, NY 10032

Huira C. (Chong) Kopera (NU 1999) Ph.D (University of Michigan)
Research Investigator
University of Michigan Vector Core
1150 West Medical Center Drive 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
tel: 734- 647-1351

Ravi Chopra (NU 2011), MD/PhD (University of Michigan)
Department of Neurology
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri

Christopher Chu (NU 2004)  MD (University of Southern California – LAC/USC Medical Center)
Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
Los Angelas, CA

Yu Shan Chuang (NU 1999), JD (Santa Clara University School of Law)
Senior Product Designer, Apple
Principal and Founder, Coral Design LLC
Sunnyvale, California

Carrie Clendaniel (NU 2008), MSc (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Preserve Manager
The Jefferson Land Trust
1033 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, Washington

Tyler Cornelius (NU 2007), MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Musculoskeletal and Body Imaging
Central Illinois Radiological Associates, LTD.

Kira Cozzolino (NU 2015), PhD Candidate (Univ. Colorado-Boulder)
Graduate Student
William Old Laboratory
Department of Molcular and Cellular Developmental Biology
University of Colorado-Boulder

Wenli Dai (NU 2015), MD/PhD candidate (University of Chicago)
The Biophysical Sciences Department
PhD:  Laboratories of Pancho Bezanilla and Christopher Weber

The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Dina Dadabhoy (NU 1996), MD (Northwestern University)
Rheumatology Specialist
Advocate Health Care
Fox River Grove, Illinois

Dara Dowlatshahi (NU 2006), PhD (Stanford University)
Research Scientist (Raghu Kalluri Laboratory)
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Kelsie Eichel (NU 2010), PhD (UCSF)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mark von Zastrow’s laboratory
Stanford University
San Francisco, California

David Engman (NU 1983), MD, PhD
Chair Emeritus
Department of Pathology
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Matt Fishman (NU 2008), MD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
Resident in Anesthesiology
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey

Eirene Fithian (NU 2022)

Research Assistant 

Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research (CFAAR)

Chicago, IL 

Ashley Goodman (NU 2009)

Benjamin Harris (NU 2010)

Interim Manager, Accountable Care Collaborative

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

Denver, Colorado

Trevor Hintz (NU 2023)

Chicago, IL 

Kim Hung Ho Liss, MD  (NU 2008), MD (Northwestern University) 

Instructor, Pediatrics

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, Missouri

Sean Jabbar (NU 2003), PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Senior Development Scientist

Anthony Karnezis (NU 1989), MD (Northwestern University), PhD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University)
Associate Professor
UC Davis Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Sacramento, California

Tiara L. A. Kawahara Schiell (NU 2005), PhD (Stanford University)
Engagement Manager
Biopharma and Life Sciences
L.E.K. Consulting
Los Angeles, California

Kyoko Kohno (NU 2021)

Medical Student

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Aaron Kollasch (NU 2017), PhD Candidate (Harvard University)
Department of Systems Biology
Debora S. Marks Laboratory
Boston, Massachusetts

Paul Kotzbauer (NU 1989), MD, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis)
Associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, Missouri
Tel: 314-362-7165

Betty Lee-Hoang (NU 1994), MD (Northwestern University)

Anesthesiologist at Northern California Anesthesia Physicians


Stephen Lin (NU 1998), PhD (Washington University in St. Louis)
Senior Science Officer
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Oakland, California

Jason Liu (NU 2006), PhD (University of California-Berkeley)
Scientist at Metagenomi
Emeryville, California

Lily Liu (NU 2022)


Parul Matani (NU 1996), PhD (Yale)
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge, MA

Marissa Matsumoto (NU 2000), PhD (MIT)
Senior Scientist and Group Leader
Genentech, Structural Biology
San Mateo, California

Jason Merchant (NU 2001), MD (University of Hawaii)
Diagnostic Radiology Specialist
Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center
Oahu and Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Laura Mitic (NU 1995), PhD (Yale)
Chief Scientific Officer, Bluefield Project to Cure FTD
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Memory and Aging Center
San Francisco, California
Tel: 415 514-8043

Claire Morton (NU 2022)

Research Assistant

Feinberg, Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Mujtaba Najeed (NU 2023)

Bennett Penn (NU 1997), MD, PhD (University of Washington-Seattle)
Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases,
Department of Medicine at UC Davis
Tel:  503-754-6604
Davis, California

Grace Phelps (NU 2016), PhD Candidate (MIT)
Graduate student, Jacqueline Lees Laboratory
Department of Biology
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
500 Main Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lalith Polepeddi (NU 2010), MS (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Research Scientist
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia

Robert “Bobby” Porter (NU 2012), MD/PhD candidate (University of Michigan Medical School)
Genetics and Genomics
PhD: Shigeki Iwase Laboratory
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Saravanan ”Saran” Raju (NU 2011), Md/PhD (Washington University-St. Louis)

Maraika Robinson (NU 2015), MD candidate (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Medical Student
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Graham Ruby (NU 2001),PhD (MIT)
Principal Investigator
San Francisco, California

Smitha Sarma (NU 2013), MD (Northwestern University)

Michael Schieber (NU 2008) MD/PhD (Northwestern University)
Hematology/Oncology Fellow
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Sara Schwabenbauer DiGiorgi (NU 1997), MD, FACOG (University of Connecticut School of Medicine)
OB/GYN located in Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida

Josh Segal (NU 1999), DDS, MD (State University of NY-Stony Brook)
Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, New York

Rena Shah (NU 2003), MD (Northwestern University)
Oncology, Hematolgy Specialist
North Memorial Health Hospital
Robbinsdale, Minnesota

Charles Stark (NU 2022)

MD/PhD Candidate 

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

and McCormick School of Engineering

Chicago, IL

Stephanie Tang (NU 2005), MD (Northwestern University))
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue
New York, New York

Happy D. Thakkar (NU 2008), MD, FACC (Duke University)
UCLA Health
Los Angeles, California 

Brandon Toyama (NU 2003), PhD (UCSF)
Senior Scientist
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Oncogenesis
San Diego, California

Jennifer Tsau (NU 2008), PhD (University of California-San Diego)
Senior Scientist
Navigate BioPharma Services, Inc.
San Diego, California

Christopher Warren (NU 2002), PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Chief Biotechnology Officer and Co-Founder
Proteovista LLC
Madison, Wisconsin

Jill Weyers (NU 2002), PhD (Johns Hopkins)
Research Associate
Drs. Graham Wright and Nilesh Ghugre
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Roger Wu (NU 2007)

Nicholas Xiao (NU 2013),  MD (Northwestern University)
Department of Radiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Doug Yamada (NU 2004), PhD (UCLA)
Senior Scientist
Immuno-Oncology Discovery Group
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Spring House, Pennsylvania

Dina J. Zand (NU 1991), MD (Northwestern University)
Clinical Geneticist
Silver Spring, Maryland

Cindy Zhou (NU 2023)

Evanston, IL 

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