Former Graduate Students

Christine E. Birdwell (2016)
Dr. Birdwell is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA.
Mentor: Rona S. Scott

Donna K. Collins-McMillen (2016)
Dr. Collins-McMillen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ.
Mentor: Andrew D. Yurochko

Samantha S. Dykes (2016)
Dr. Dykes is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Mentor: James A. Cardelli, Rona S. Scott

Aaron R. Navratil (2015)
Dr. Navratil is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, CA
Mentor: Matthew D. Woolard

Alana L. Gray (2015)
Dr. Gray is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Innovative North Louisiana Experimental Therapeutics program at LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
Mentor: James A. Cardelli

Ashley M. Brummett (2015)
Dr. Brummett is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
Mentor: Matthew D. Woolard

Emily V. Stevenson (2014)
Dr. Stevenson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
Mentor: Andrew D. Yurochko

Nicholas E. Martinez (2014)
Dr. Martinez is a fellow at the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA. 
Mentor: Ikuo Tsunoda

Kathleen F. Richards (2014)
Dr. Richards is a Medical Writer at Critical Thinking, part of the Nucleus Global Group, Hamilton, NJ.
Mentor: Martin Sapp

David T. Coleman, Ph.D (2013)
Dr. Coleman is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Innovative North Louisiana Experimental Therapeutics program at LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA.
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Robert A. Charvat , Ph.D. (2012)
Dr. Charvat is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Elizabeth A. Trainor , Ph.D. (2012)
Dr. Trainor is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD 
Mentor: Dr. David J. McGee

Krista D. Queen , Ph.D. (2012)
Dr. Queen is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Virus Laboratory Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Mentor: Dr. Rona S. Scott

Sarah M. Valencia, Ph.D. (2012)
Dr. Valencia is a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Mentor: Dr. Lindsey M. Hutt-Fletcher

Maciej T. Nogalski, Ph.D. (2012)
Dr. Nogalski is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. 
Mentor: Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko

Shannon M. Kahan, Ph.D. (2012)

Dr. Kahan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Alabama Birmingham in Birmingham AL.
Mentor:  Dr. Stephanie M. Karst

Mindy L. Gore, Ph.D. (2011)
Dr. Gore is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Section of Virology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK.
Mentor: Dr. Lindsey M. Hutt-Fletcher

Carrie B. Coleman, Ph.D. (2011)
Dr. Coleman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. 
Mentor: Dr. Scott A. Tibbetts

Michael S. Nealy, Ph.D. (2011)
Dr. Nealy is Biodefense Program Manager/Security and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, NIAID Office of Science Management and Operations, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD.
Mentor: Dr. Scott A. Tibbetts 

Roxanne Liles, Ph.D. (2010) 
Dr. Liles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University, Alexandria, LA.
Mentor: Dr. Daniel W. Shelver

Allison M. Repic, Ph.D. (2009)
Dr. Repic is a Research Specialist in the Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Mentor: Dr. John W. Sixbey 

Joshua J. Steffan, Ph.D. (2009)
Dr. Steffan is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND. 
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Mulu Z. Tesfay, Ph.D. (2009)
Dr. Tesfay is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. 
Mentor: Dr. William B. Klimstra 

Christina L. Gardner, Ph.D. (2009)
Dr. Gardner is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
Mentor: Dr. Katherine D. Ryman 

Crystal W. Burke, Ph.D. (2009)

Dr. Burke is a Research Scientist at the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, Frederick, MD.
Mentor: Dr. William B. Klimstra

Jonathan E. Breitenbach, Ph.D. (2008)

Dr. Breitenbach is a staff scientist at the Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit, USDA Research Station, Manhattan, KS. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Jared L. Snider, Ph.D. (2008)
Dr. Snider is Creative Marketing Manager at Enzymatics, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Gretchen L. Bentz, Ph.D. (2007)
Dr. Bentz is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Basic Medical Sciences at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA.
Mentor: Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko

Naveen Rajasagi, Ph.D. (2007)
Dr. Rajasagi is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
Mentor: Dr. Stephen R. Jennings

Sadik Kassim, Ph.D. (2007)
Dr. Kassim is Associate Director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Group at Novartis, Cambridge, MA
Mentor: Dr. Stephen R. Jennings

Rohit Gupta, M.D., Ph.D. (2007)
Dr. Gupta is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth M. Peterson

Michael L. Grantham, Ph.D. (2006)
Dr. Grantham is an Assistant Professor at Department of Biology at Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO.
Mentor: Dr. Martin I. Muggeridge

Aaron J. Martin, Ph.D. (2006)
Dr. Martin is a T Cell Scientist at Precision Biosciences, Durham, NC.
Mentor: Dr. Robert P. Chervenak

Mingyu Ding, Ph.D. (2006)
Deceased

"Biology of Co-Infection with Standard and Defective Epstein-Barr Virus Genomes” 
Mentor: Dr. John W. Sixbey 

Ian B. DeMeritt, Ph.D. (2005) 

Dr. DeMeritt is Medical Director at Palio+Ignite Communications in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Mentor: Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko

Pradeep K. Selvaraj, M.D., Ph.D. (2005)
Dr. Selvaraj is an Internist at FMCH Catchings Clinic, Woodville, MS 
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth M. Peterson

M. Shane Smith, Ph.D. (2005) 
Dr. Smith is a Technical Specialist in the Biotechnology group at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C. in Washington, DC.
Mentor: Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko

Liguo Wu, Ph.D. (2005) 
Dr. Wu is a Postdoctoral Fellow of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Tumor Virology at Harvard Medical School in Southborough, MA. 
Mentor: Dr. Lindsey M. Hutt-Fletcher

Jason M. Gee, Ph.D. (2004) 
Dr. Gee is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at East Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, NC. 
Mentor: Dr. R. Martin Roop

Cary A. Moody, Ph.D. (2004) 
Dr. Moody is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.
Mentor: Dr. John W. Sixbey

Randy A. Albrecht, Ph.D. (2003)
Dr. Albrecht is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Hillary H. Norris, Ph.D. (2003) 
Dr. Norris is a Medical Science Liaison at UCB Pharma in Birmingham, AL.
Mentor: Dr. Robert P. Chervenak

Arthur R. Frampton, Ph.D. (2002) 
Dr. Frampton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, NC.
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Bryan H. Bellaire, Ph.D. (2001) 
Dr. Bellaire is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.
Mentor: Dr. R. Martin Roop

Kevin W. Chang, Ph.D. (2001) 
Dr. Chang is a Senior Licensing and Patenting Manager at the Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. 
Mentor: Dr. James L. Gombold

Wilbert A. Derbigny, Ph.D. (2001) 
Dr. Derbigny is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Edward N. Harris, Ph.D. (2001) 
Dr. Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. 
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Kimberly Shannon Bowles, Ph.D. (2001) 
Dr. Bowles is a Research Engineering Scientist at the University of Texas, Arlington, TX.
Mentor: Dr. Stephen R. Jennings

Hanne Andersen, Ph.D. (2000) 
Dr. Andersen is a Staff Scientist at BIOQUAL, Inc. in Rockville, MD. 
Mentor: Dr. Stephen R. Jennings

Megan S. Austin, Ph.D. (2000) 
Dr. Austin is a Research Scientist at Reliagene in Metairie, LA. 
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth M. Peterson

Daniel D. Norton, Ph.D. (2000) 
Dr. Norton is General Manager, Vice President Laboratory Operations, Director Experimental Toxicology, Study Director Toxicology, Calvert Labs, Scott Township, PA. 
Mentor: Dr. Martin I. Muggeridge

Gregory T. Robertson, Ph.D. (2000) 
Dr. Robertson is a member of the faculty of the Mycobacteria Resarch Laboratories at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. 
Mentor: Dr. R. Martin Roop

Adam C. Rupper, Ph.D. (2000) 
Dr. Rupper is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Kimberly A. Buczynski (Garko), Ph.D. (1999) 
Dr. Buczynski is Quality Assurance Director at Biogen Idec, in Research Triangle Park, NC. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Robert W. Phillips, Ph.D. (1999) 
Dr. Phillips is a Microbiologist at the Food Safety Inspection Service at the United States Department of Agriculture in Athens, GA. 
Mentor: Dr. R. Martin Roop

David J. Seastone, D.O., Ph.D. (1999) 
Dr. Seastone is a Fellow in Hematology and Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. 
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Kristen L. Biber, Ph.D. (1998) 
Dr. Biber is a Senior Manager of Preclinical Studies at Allergan, Medford, MA. 
Mentor: Dr. R. Michael Wolcott

Dawn E. Bowles, Ph.D. (1998) 
Dr. Bowles is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Karl J. Franek, Ph.D. (1998) 
Dr. Franek owns and directs the Bio-Scriptorium Professional Scientific Writing and Editing company located in Piedmont, SC. 
Mentor: Dr. Robert P. Chervenak

Lonnie P. Lybarger, Ph.D. (1998) 
Dr. Lybarger is an Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. 
Mentor: Dr. Robert P. Chervenak

James M. McNally, Ph.D. (1998) 
Dr. McNally is a Scientist II at Genzyme Corporation in Framingham, MA. 
Mentor: Dr. Stephen R. Jennings

Kim M. Moscatello, Ph.D. (1998) 
Dr. Moscatello is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. 
Mentor: Dr. R. Michael Wolcott

Todd B. Casanova, Ph.D. (1997) 
Dr. Casanova is Coordinator of Undergraduate Laboratories in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. 
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth M. Peterson

Ming Chen, Ph.D. (1997) 
Dr. Chen is a Database Administrator at Merck Company in Martinsville, NJ. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Clarence F. "Chip" Colle, Ph.D. (1995) 
Dr. Colle is Professor and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs/Basic Medical Sciences at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

V. Roger Holden, M.D., Ph.D. (1995) 
Dr. Holden is a Hematologist at St. John's Cancer and Hematology, Springfield, MO. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Eileen M. Hughes, Ph.D. (1995) 
Dr. Hughes is at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. 
Mentor: Dr. Harry E. Gilleland

Michael E. Kovach, Ph.D. (1995) 
Dr. Kovach is Chairman and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Geology at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH. 
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth M. Peterson

Teresa Ruscetti, Ph.D. (1995) 
Dr. Ruscetti is a Lecturer in the Biology Department and Public Health Program at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. 
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Rachel S. Soloff, Ph.D. (1995) 
Dr. Soloff is Director-Research Division, Kyowa Hakko Kirin California, Inc., La Jolla, CA. 
Mentor: Dr. Robert P. Chervenak

Keith D. Everiss, Ph.D. (1994) 
Dr. Everiss is a Research Scientist at U.S. Biochemicals in Cleveland, OH. 
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth M. Peterson

Michael D. Gautreaux, Ph.D. (1994) 
Dr. Gautreaux is an Associate Professor of General Surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. 
Mentor: Dr. Rodney D. Berg

Keith J. Hughes, Ph.D. (1994) 
Dr. Hughes is an Associate Professor at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinatti, OH. 
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth M. Peterson

C. Thomas Nugent, IV, Ph.D. (1994) 
Dr. Nugent is a Senior Manager/Scientist IV at Hologic Gen-Probe, San Diego, CA. 
Mentor: Dr. Stephen R. Jennings

Catherine B. Bigger, Ph.D. (1993) 
Dr. Bigger is a Senior Project Leader in Infectious Disease Research at Southern Research, Birmingham, AL.
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Patrick M. Smith, Ph.D. (1993) 
Dr. Smith was an Instructor of Microbiology & Immunology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. 
Mentor: Dr. Stephen R. Jennings
Deceased

Richard H. Smith, Ph.D. (1993) 
Dr. Smith is a Institute Scientist of National Institute of Heart, Lung & Blood at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

John D. Schatzle, Ph.D. (1992) 
Dr. Schatzle is Director of Scientific Operations at Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute-Florida in Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Teanna M. Staggs, Ph.D. (1992) 
Dr. Staggs is Chairman of Biological Sciences at San Antonio College in San Antonio, TX. 
Mentor: Dr. Robert D. Perry

John M. Bush, Ph.D. (1991) 
Dr. Bush is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Little Rock, AR. 
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Ronald N. Harty, Ph.D. (1991) 
Dr. Harty is Professor of Pathobiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Michael L. Pendrak, Ph.D. (1991) 
Dr. Pendrak is a Staff Scientist at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Mentor: Dr. Robert D. Perry

Boonyos Raensakulrach, Ph.D. (1991) 
Mentor: Dr. John Staczek

Jan M. Richardson, Ph.D. (1991) 
Dr. Richardson is a teacher and administrator at a Montessori School in Ridgeland, MS.
Mentor: Dr. James A. Cardelli

Glennda Smithson, Ph.D. (1991) 
Dr. Smithson is a Research Scientist at International Discovery in Bradford, CT.
Mentor: Dr. Robert P. Chervenak

C. Clay Flowers, Ph.D. (1989) 
Dr. Flowers is Director of Operations, IVONEK, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 
Mentor: Dr. John Staczek

Ramana Yalamanchili, Ph.D. (1989) 
Dr. Yalamanchili is Director at Health Learning Systems in North Arlington, NJ. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Shu-Jan A. Lee, Ph.D. (1987) 
Dr. Lee is a Research Scientist at LaJolla Cancer Research Foundation in LaJolla, CA. 
Mentor: Dr. R. Michael Wolcott

Jan M. Matthews-Greer, Ph.D. (1987) 
Dr. Matthews-Greer is Professor of Research in Pediatrics, Clinical Professor of Pathology, and Director of Diagnostic Virology Laboratory at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. 
Mentor: Dr. Harry E. Gilleland

Valerian B. Pinto, Ph.D. (1987) 
Dr. Pinto is a Scientist in the Program Office at Ft. Belvoir, VA. 
Mentor: Dr. Frank Gelder

Raymond P. Baumann, Ph.D. (1986) 
Dr. Baumann is an Associate Research Scientist of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Donna C. Sullivan, Ph.D. (1986) 
Dr. Sullivan is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. 
Mentor: Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan

Lawton A. Seal, Ph.D. (1985) 
Dr. Seal is a Senior Scientific Advisor of Research and Development at Healthpoint, DFB Pharmaceuticals, Fort Worth, TX. 
Mentor: Dr. Richard M. Jamison

Vicky Hall, Ph.D. (1981) 
Dr. Hall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. 
Mentor: Dr. R. Michael Wolcott

William E. Owens, Ph.D. (1980) 
Dr. Owens is a Professor at LA Agriculture Center Research/Extension in Homer, LA. 
Mentor: Dr. Rodney D. Berg

Stephen B. Pruett, Ph.D. (1980) 
Dr. Pruett is Professor and Head of the CVM Basic Science Department at Mississippi State University in Mississippi State, MS. 
Mentor: Dr. R. Michael Wolcott

Supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P30-GM110703).