Biology Graduate Student Alumni

Name Graduated Advisor Employer Thesis Title
Brown Gandt, Autumn 2016 Lewis Scientist at Arietis Pharmaceuticals Persister formation in Borrelia burgdorferi, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli
Sharma, Bijaya 2016 Lewis Postdoc at Tufts University Persisters of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease
Strandwitz, Phil 2016 Lewis Postdoctoral fellow. Lewis lab Growing Uncultured Bacteria from the Human Gut Microbiome — Potential Influence of the Hidden Majority on Host Physiology, Including Mental Health
Sethumadhavan, Shalini 2016 Sitkovsky Associate Scientist at Agios Pharmaceuticals VHL Mutations and HIF-1alpha Protect Tumors by Regulating Antigen Presentation and Generation of Extracellular Adenosine: Implications for Immunotherapies of Cancer
Lewis, Lara 2015 Ayers Postdoc at AstraZeneca Differential gene expression in the American lobster, Homarus americanus
Weaver, Jessica 2015 Cram Research Assistant III at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Investigating the regulation of Zct1, a key repressor of terpenoid   indole alkaloid production in Catharanthus roseus
Fitch, Lauren 2015 Lewis Postdoctoral Scholar at Tufts University School of Medicine Whole-genome analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis persister genes and investigation of the anti-tubercular compound lassomycin
Theodore, Alyssa 2015 Lewis Postdoctoral Fellow At Quidel Specific functions of the SOS response participate in survival to fluoroquinolones
Abbot, Robert 2016 Sitkovsky La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology “The role of hypoxia and adenosine signaling in vaccine design”
Zhu, Lin 2015 Ayers Postdoc at Harvard, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Roles of ionic currents and synaptic transmission in shaping the pyloric and gastric mill dynamics in lobsters, Homarus americanus
Witt, Kathrin 2014 Lewis Research Associate at Harvard School of Public Health, Visiting Scientist at Danone Research Mechanisms of Bacterial Uncultivability in the Human Gut Microbiome
Chen, Chao 2014 Lewis Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Public Health Research Institute _ Rutgers University Novel Therapeutic Approaches Targeting Clostridium difficile
Bissell, Anthony 2013 Lewis Principle Data Scientist at Naralogics Whole genome comparison of 1,803 bacteria: An analysis of genetic relatedness and species-specific antibiotic target identification
Hatfield, Stephen 2011 Sitkovsky Postdoc, Sitkovsky lab The Anti-hypoxia-adenosinergic Approach to the Immunotherapy of Cancer
Blustein, Daniel 2014 Ayers Neuroprosthetics researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick Control of a biomimetic robot lobster with a synthetic nervous system
Norton, Matthew 2013 Godoy-Carter Scientific Support Specialist at Abcam Discovery of a DNA damage response in Acinetobacter baumannii and analysis of translesion synthesis DNA polymerases of both A. baumannii and Escherichia coli.
Topley (Torrey), Heather 2013 Lewis Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital CHARACTERIZATION OF HIGH-PERSISTER STRAINS IN Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Murugkar, Pallavi 2013 Lewis Forsyth Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Cultivating previously Uncultured Bacteria from the Human Oral Cavity
Fleck, Laura 2013 Lewis Scientist at BioHelix Corp. Screening for Broad Spectrum Antimicrobials with Unknown Targets
Balani, Pooja 2015 Lewis Postdoc at the Forsyth Institute Role of the hipBA locus in antibiotic tolerance of uropathogenic Escherichia coli
Madasu, Manasa 2013 Sitkovsky Clinical Data Analyst & Business Development Officer, Alpha Clinical Systems Regulation of T cell activation by Hypoxia
Park, Se-Woong 2013 Sternad Postdoc at Northeastern Acquisition and retention of asymmetric bimanual skills – Behavioral correlates of neuroplasticity”
Westphal, Anthony 2012 Ayers Mechanical Engineer at Schlumberger Controlling a lamprey based robot with and electronic nervous system
Kovacevic, Ismar 2012 Cram Pharmaceutical Sales Training Project Manager, Flywheel Partners Filamin is requried for actin organization and calcium signaling in C. elegans
Tannoury, Hiba 2012 Cram Medical Director at Havas Life Metro The Conserved gene CACN-1 controls cell migration and germline differentiation in C. elegans
Pantazoupoulos, Charalampos (Harry) 2011 Davis Instructor in Psychiatry, Mclean Hospital and Harvard Medical School Regulation of Circadian Rhythm Through SCN and non-SCN Factors
Cafarelli, Tiziana 2013 Godoy-Carter Research Fellow in Cancer Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Features of the Escherichia coli DinB multi-protein complex and the mechanisms by which it regulates DinB’s structure and fidelity
Wu, Yanzia 2011 Lewis Postdoc at Northeastern Universtiy Role of Oxidative Stress in Antimicrobial Tolerance of Escherichia coli
Dörr, Tobias 2011 Lewis Assistant Professor at Cornell SOS response and the mechanism of adaptive tolerance in Escherichia coli
Sulemana, Alimatu 2012 Epstein(Jarroll) Instructor at Holy Cross Bistability in Giardia lamblia
Orsi, William 2011 Epstein Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Protistan microbial observatory in the Cariaco Basin: An examination of species richness, habitat specialization, and biogeography
Buerger, Sandra 2011 Epstein Biology Instructor, BU The Scout Model: A New Viewpoint on Microbial Survival Strategies
Westphal, Rebecca 2011 O’Malley Adjunct Professor, North Shore Community College ONTOGENTIC CHANGES IN THE SEQUENCING, KINEMATICS & SENSORY CONTROL OF ZEBRAFISH FEEDING EPISODES
Saha, Sucharita 2012 O’Malley Postdoctoral research associate: Neuroscience Umass Medical Response of the Larval Zebrafish to Spinal Cord Injury: Labeled Lesions, Two-Photon Axotomy and Recovery of Visuomotor Behaviors
Day, Leslie 2009 O’Malley Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy, Northeastern University The kinematics and conservation of motor patterns in larval zebrafish, Danio rerio [electronic resource]
Benson, Ryan 2013 Godoy-Carter Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University, MCPHS University, and Simmons College STRUCTURE FUNCTION ANALYSIS OF ESCHERICHIA COLI DNA POL IV
Hansen, Sonja 2011 Lewis Postdoctoral Research Associate at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Genes Responsible for Antibiotic Tolerance in Escherichia coli
D’Onofrio, Anthony 2009 Lewis Director of Research and Operations, Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern University Siderophores from neighboring organisms promote the growth of uncultured bacteria [electronic resource]
Severi, Kristen 2011 O’Malley Post Doctoral Researcher at ICM – Brain & Spine Institute Contributions of Zebrafish Descending Motor Control
Raytcheva, Desislava 2012 Piret Instructor at Northeastern Life Cycle, Novel Proteins and Structural Organization of the Synechococcus Cyanophage Syn5
Walsh, Amy 2010 Smith Laboratory Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Nutritional Sensitivity of Fifth Instar Prothoracic Glands in the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta
Subramanian, Srikanth 2012 Smith Product Scientist II at Cell Signaling Technology Positive Cross-Talk Between Ecdysone and Insulin Signaling in Insect Growth
Schena, Angela 2012 Epstein Scientific Editor at Elsevier Protistan species and their diversity from a molecular perspective
Mandelman, John 2006 O’Malley Director of Research/Senior Scientist at New England Aquarium Physiological stress and mortality in an exploited elasmobranch
LaFleur, Michael 2008 Lewis Chief Operating Officer at Arietis Corporation Characterization and eradication of persisters in Candida Albicans biofilms [electronic resource]