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The department of biology and microbiology takes great pride in the accomplishments of its undergraduate alumni. Many have been very successful in the biotech industry, in teaching, in research, in public health and in the allied health professions.

We encourage all of our alumni to contact the department periodically to see what's new in the department; to update us with their own news; and to provide invaluable "been there, done that" voices of experience for current UW Oshkosh students.

Here is just a sampling of our degree graduates and/or advisees over the years. If you would like to be listed, just contact Dr. Vaughan or Kelly Lippert!

 

UW Oshkosh Biology and Microbiology Alumni

  • Steve Abler 2004, M.S. Turfgrass; 1998 B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Stephen Bentivenga
    Prior and Current Position: Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab Manager, O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research & Education Facility, Madison, Wisconsin. M.S. from Virginia Tech,  Turfgrass Program
  • Deseray Aguirre 2011, B.S. Biology-Healthcare Science
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: George Washington University Master in Public Health, Class of 2013
  • Rebecca Ahlborn
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Creighton University School of Pharmacy, class of 2007
  • Leslie (Girard) Ahluwalia 1997, B.S. Biology 
    Prior and Current Position: UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Ken Albrecht 1976, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Neil Harriman/Gene Drecktrah
    Prior and Current Position: Currently professor of agronomy (with appointments in agroecology and Institute for Environmental Studies) UW-Madison. Previously assistant professor of  agronomy, University of Florida. M.S. in Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota and Ph.D. in Agronomy, Iowa State University.
  • Sarah (Lueschen) Alexandroni 2002, B.S. Microbiology  
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Quality Assurance Microbiologist at Degussa, Germantown, WI.
  • Tim Allen 2000, M.S. Biology  
    Mentor: Stephen Bentivenga
    Prior and Current Position: Chr. Hansen, Inc.,  Milwaukee, WI
  • Michelle Angell 2001, B.S. Biology 
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
  • Vanessa Ante 2010, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Attending University of Tennessee Health & Science Center for microbial pathogenesis PhD program.
  • India Auler-Fink 2002, B.S. Microbiology 
    Mentors: Teri Shors & Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota in the department of microbiology, immunology and cancer biology.
  • Nicholas Bach 2007, B.S. Biology 
    Mentor: Michael Lizotte 
    Prior and Current Position: Working on M.S. Biology at UW Oshkosh
  • William Baye 2001, B.S. Biology  
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Dental School at Marquette University
  • Ron Beatty 1996, B.S. magna cum laude Biology, Chemistry Minor 
    Mentor: Greg Adler
    Prior and Current Position: Graduated from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Currently owns veterinary practice called My Pet's Vet in Mequon, Wisconsin.
  • Patrick Bedat-Fitzpatrick 1982, B.S. Microbiology 
    Prior and Current Position: Supervisor of Dose Analysis at Covance, Inc., Madison, WI
  • Rob Behm
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan 
    Prior and Current Position: University of Wisconsin Medical School, class of 2007
  • Rebecca Belling (married Steve Abler) 2004, Ph.D in Botany; 1998 B.S. Biology  
    Prior and Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, UW Manitowoc. Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.
  • Steve Blackburn 2009, B.S. Biology Healthcare Business
    Mentor: Dana (Vaughan) Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: Graduated from Des Moines University in 2012 with a degree in Health Care
  • Linda Corbett Benhardus 1976, M.S. Microbiology; 1971, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Priority Prods. Co, Executive VP, Prior Lake, MN
  • Matthew Boese 2012, B.S. Biology-HC-Science
    Mentor: Dana Merriman  
    Prior and Current Position: starts University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Fall of 2014
  • R.C. Boheim 1993, B.S. Biology  
    Mentor: David Strohmeyer 
    Prior and Current Position: Manager, South St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District, Duluth, MN
  • Aaron Bonk 1999, M.S. Biology 
    Mentor: Robert Lansman
    Prior and Current Position: Research laboratory technician and non-degree student, animal science deptartment, University of Missouri-Columbia,  Columbia, MO
  • Stephanie Borchardt 1999 B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Teri Shors 
    Prior and Current Position: M.S. Public Health, University of MN. Completed a CDC summer 2000 training program. Ph.D. program at University of Michigan.
  • Scott Brezinsky
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan 
    Prior and Current Position: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, class of 2007
  • Shawn (Briggs) Walter 1992, B.S. Biology 
    Prior and Current Position: M.S. Entomology, Colorado State University. Research associate, bioagricultural sciences and pest management deptartment, Colorado State University
  • Roberta Keup Bruhn 2002, M.S.  
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Received PhD in epidemiology from the University of Arizona May 2008.
  • Blake Buchan
    Mentors: Dana Vaughan & Teri Shors 
    Prior and Current Position: PhD program in microbiology at University of Iowa class of 2008.
  • Michael Buelow 1999, B.S. Microbiology 
    Mentor: Teri Shors 
    Prior and Current Position: Keller Graduate School of Management, a division of DeVry Institutes, Milwaukee M.B.A. Finance Emphasis. Operations manager at Mortgage Central. Previously site chemist at Chr. Hansen, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
  • Ryan Bures 2013, Bio-Cell Molec BS
    Mentor: Dana Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: Physician Scribe for gap year while applying to medical school
  • Matt Cambray 1997, B.S. Biology  
    Prior and Current Position: Senior business systems analyst at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Dustin Carroll 2010, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Quality assurance specialist for Sigma-Aldrich in Milwaukee
  • Donna M. Charley Johnson 1996 M.S. Biology 
    Mentor: Greg Adler 
    Prior and Current Position: UW Oshkosh, department of biology and microbiology, academic staff
  • Lieutenant Colonel Steve Chase 1983 B.S. Microbiology & Public Health 
    Mentor: J. Zilinski, D. Parker, M.A. Rouf, M. Rigney
    Prior and Current Position: Served 21 years in the US Army as a chemical, biological, and nuclear officer.  He is currently serving as project manager, US Army Engineer Officer Advance Course, Army Training Systems, LSI, Jacksonville Florida.
  • H. Tak Cheung 1972 B.S.; 1974 M.S.; 1979 PhD in medical microbiology from UW Madison. 
    Prior and Current Position: Chair of biological sciences department at Illinois State.
  • Alan D. Christian 1992 B.S. Biology 
    Mentor: Gene Drecktrah and David Strohmeyer
    Prior and Current Position: 1995 M.S. biological sciences at Arkansas State University. 2002 PhD zoology (aquatic ecology) from Miami University, Ohio. Teaching upper and graduate level aquatic biology and ecology classes at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.
  • Sam Cichanowicz 1999, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Masters of Applied Molecular Biology at UW Parkside, 2002. Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, Illinois
  • Stephen Decker 1993, M.S. Biology 
    Prior and Current Position: Senior Scientist, Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Division at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado
  • Melanie Devore 1985, B.S.   
    Mentor: Neil Harriman
    Prior and Current Position: Georgia College and State University (Plant Sytematics)
  • Kevin Dillon 1999, M.S. Biology 
    Mentor: Stephen Bentivenga
    Prior and Current Position: Forsythe Institute, Boston, MA
  • Taylor Doberstein 2008, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana (Vaughan) Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: Graduated from Des Moines University as a Doctor of Osteopathy.
  • John Dobyns 1992, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: 1994, M.S. in Biology at Western Carolina University - discovered and described new species of spider. 1998 M.A.T. Miami University. Currently teaching at Freedom High School (Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology) and teaching a Grad Class in the Dept. of Ed. Leadership at UWO.
  • Mary Doers 1985, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Production Manager, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI
  • Carolyn Dugan (Scott) 1994, B.S. Zoology
    Prior and Current Position: Manager for In-Life Animal Operations at Covance Labs, Inc in Madison, WI.
  • Scott Duthie 1983, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Marnie Rigney
    Prior and Current Position: Pharmacia PL Biochemicals, Inc, Milwaukee, WI
  • Lynn Egan 1994, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Application Chemist at Lachat Instruments, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Brenda Ehlert 1991, B.S. Microbiology & Medical Technology
    Mentor: Mary Rigney
    Prior and Current Position: Infection Preventionist
  • Mark Endries 2000, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Greg Adler
    Prior and Current Position: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Tanya Endthoff 2005, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Currently employed at Covance, Inc. in Madison, WI as a Mammalian Toxicology Quality Assuarance Associate
  • Alex Engel 2012, B.S. Biology  Summa Cum Laude
    Mentor: Dana Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: will attend Physician Assistant School at Midwestern University, Class of 2015.
  • Matthew Erickson 1998, B.S. Biology; 2000, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Michael Lizotte
    Prior and Current Position: Currently a Senior Research Technician in microbial ecology at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. Previously a Research Technician at University of Hawaii, University of Georgia, and Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Yvonne A. Evrard: 1994, B.S. Biology; 1996, M.S. Biology Mentor: Bea Holton
    Prior and Current Position: Medical/Scientific Writer at SAIC-Frederick Inc. (Rockville, MD); Prior: Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH(Bethesda, MD); Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX).
  • Eric Exner 2011, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Medical College of Wisconsin MD-PhD program starting in June 2011
  • Paula Fehrenkrug 1990, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Microbiologist, Neenah, WI
  • Nola Feldkamp 1979, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Marnie Rigney
    Prior and Current Position: Hospital Management/Microbiologist, Appleton, WI
  • Jennifer Freund-Meerloo 1997, BS Biology; 2001, MS Biology
    Mentor: Bob Wise
    Prior and Current Position: Managing Director at UCSD Neuroscience Microscopy Facility, San Diego, CA
  • Carmen Fritz 1995, B.S. Microbiology; 1997, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentors: M.A. Rouf, Colleen McDermott, Joseph Zilinski, John Plude
    Prior and Current Position: Principal Investigator for  Covance, Inc., Madison, WI
  • Nathan Frohne 2010, BS Biology-Liberal Arts
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: University of Wisconsin Madison Rural Medicine MD Program, Class of 2015
  • Chad Fuka 2000, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Radiochemical Technician at Florida Power and Light Nuclear Division
  • Kelly Genskow 2013, BS in Biology & Chemistry
    Mentor: Dana Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: Will attend Emory University's Master's of Public Health degree program starting in Fall 2013
  • Linda Genzlinger 1995, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Toivo Kallas
    Prior and Current Position: Biological Science Lab Technician in Bacterial Epidemiology and Antibacterial Resistance Unit at Agricultural Research Service, USDA.
  • Monica Gerds 1991, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: M.A. Rouf
    Prior and Current Position: Currently senior research microbiologist for Cargill (formerly Degussa), Waukesha, WI.  Previously research scientist at Chr. Hansen, Inc., Milwaukee, WI. Received M.S. from UW-Milwaukee.
  • Jon Gesicki 2009, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Attending Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
  • Kirsten Gleiss 2006
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Marquette University Physician Assistant Program, class of 2007
  • Shaheda Govani B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Graduated from Marquette Dental School. Opened practice in Oshkosh named Govani Dental.
  • Jennifer Graef 2007, B.S. Biology
    Mentors: Tom Lammers & Sheldon Cooper
    Prior and Current Position: Currently working on Master's degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Oklahoma
  • Jared Haas 2001, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Completing M.S. in Biology at University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
  • Stephanie Hagstrom 1991, B.S. Biology/Chemistry, OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS RECIPIENT
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Instructor of Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Ophthalmology Boston, MA (Received Ph.D. at Medical College of Wisconsin in 1996.)
  • Lisa Hahn 2002, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: University of Wisconsin Medical School, class of 2007
  • Yvette Harrington (Evrard) 2004, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Bea Holton
    Prior and Current Position: Received Ph.D. in June 2004 from University of Texas, Houston. Working on Post Docterate at the National Institute of Health. Biology researcher at PhysioGenix, Milwaukee WI.
  • Brad L. Hartwig 1997, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Received Masters of Medical Science degree from Yale University School of Medicine as a Physician Assistant. Currently applying to UW Oshkosh MS Biology program. Employed by Thedacare Physicians Family Practice/ Emergency Medicine in Neenah and Rice Lake, WI. Part-time grad student in Bioethics Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
  • Matt Herbst
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Physical Therapy, class of 2008
  • Robert Hnasko 1990, B.S.; 2000, M.S.
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: PhD University of Cincinnati-Neuroscience. Instructor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine , Department of Molecular Pharmacology
  • Naomi Hobson 1997, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: M.A. Rouf
    Prior and Current Position: Biology Faculty and Lab Technician at Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ. Previously Online Biology Faculty at Rio Salado College, Tempe, AZ.
  • Suzanne Hoehne 2000, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Masters degree from UW Madison in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2002.  Prior position hydrologist for an architectural/engineering firm called Larson Design Group, Inc. in Williamsport, PA, and currently an Environmental Scientist with Biohabitats, Inc in Louisville, KY.
  • Kelley A. Hoey 1999, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Greg Adler
    Prior and Current Position: SEM Technician, Mayo Clinic
  • Mike Hoffman 1992, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentors: Zielinski, Rigney, Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Technical Support Scientist, Retrovirus Product Technical Services, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL
  • Ralph Hollander 2006, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Bob Wise
    Prior and Current Position: Director of Special Projects at an Environmental Lab in Texas.
  • Darryl Horn 2004, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Toivo Kallas
    Prior and Current Position: Received PhD from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2010.  Currently a postdoctoral associate at Scripps Research Institute Florida.
  • Travis Housey 2004, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Quality Specialist for Miller Brewing Co. in Milwaukee, WI
  • Wayne Howard 1997, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Research Associate, Waratah Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA
  • Erica (Weirth) Huettl 2000, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Quality Analyst II at Invitrogen Corp., Brown Deer, WI
  • Nelson Hulbert 2005, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Beginning Fall 2008 at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Attended Hofstra University Law School in Long Island, NY.
  • Ross Jacobson 1990, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Manufacturing Associate, Protein Design Labs, Minneapolis MN; previously with Biotechnical Resources, Manitowoc, WI.
  • Olivia Jeanne Jahn 1976, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Toivo Kallas
    Prior and Current Position: 2001 Ph.D. in Microbiology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Gary Jansen 1975, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: First job at Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. Currently at Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Research and Development
  • Erin Jenewein 2005, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Received a Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2009, followed by a residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision.  Currently an Assistant Professor and Chief of Service of The Eye Care Institute at KID at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.
  • Megan Jourdan 2008, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Accepted to the MD program at the Medical College of Wisconsin for Fall 2009
  • Sara Kaiser 2009, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Attending Physician Assistant School at Marquette University.
  • Jason Keaton 2004, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: James Paulson (Chemistry)
    Prior and Current Position: Assistant Biological Safety Officer at the Office of Biological Safety, UW-Madison. Previously Assistant  Researcher, School of Medicine & Public Health, Medical School, UW-Madison. Co-founder of Beta Biostatistics, Inc., Madison, WI.
  • Tara Rae Kent 2003, B.S.; 2005, M.S.
    Mentor: Robert Stelzer
    Prior and Current Position: Prior position at University of Colorado - Denver Health and Sciences Center, Grasslands Consulting Inc. in Denver, CO. Currently an Environmental Scientist, at engineering-environmental Management in Denver, CO.
  • Melanie Keomany 2000, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Kimberly Clark, Neenah, WI
  • Angela O'Brien Kestell 1997, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Greg Adler
    Prior and Current Position: Transitioning back to Wisconsin after 3 years as ex-pats in Irapuato (Guanajuato) Mexico. Previously Houghton International.
  • Douglas Kestell 1996, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Greg Adler
    Prior and Current Position: Transitioning back to Wisconsin after 3 years as ex-pats in Irapuato (Guanajuato) Mexico. Previously Houghton International
  • Tom Klubertanz 1986, B.S. Biology, Geology and Chemistry minors
    Mentor: Gene Drecktrah
    Prior and Current Position: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Biology, UW-Rock County, Janesville, WI. (Earned M.S. at Iowa State University in Entomology in 1989 and PhD in 1993 at Iowa State University and was a co-major of Entomology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
  • Adam Knudson 2009, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Attending Medical School at Georgetown University.
  • Scott Koehnke 1992, B.S. Biology; 1997, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Gene Drecktrah
    Prior and Current Position: Formerly at Fort James Paper Corp. and RITA Global Environmental and Engineering Firm. Currently works for WDNR.
  • Matt Koltz
    Prior and Current Position: Attending St. Matthew's University in the Cayman Islands.
  • Josh Koscher 2002, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: UW-Milwaukee MBA program, specializing in Health Care Administration.
  • Jason Krahenbuhl 2011, B.S. Biology-Liberal Arts
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Marquette University School of Dentistry, Class of 2015
  • Jeff Krase 2002, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: University of Arizona, Pharmacy Doctoral Program, beginning Fall 2002
  • Heidi Kratsch 2000, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Robert Wise
    Prior and Current Position: Department of Plant Biology, University of Iowa Ph.D. Program
  • Amy Kuenzi 1986, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: David Strohmeyer
    Prior and Current Position: M.S. Biological Sciences University of Southern Mississippi; Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries Science University of Arizona 2001; Asst. Research Professor Montana Tech.
  • Jessica Kulick 2012, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana (Vaughan) Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: started Doctor of Optometry program at University of Illinois in September 2012.
  • Thomas Lambert 1999, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Greg Adler
    Prior and Current Position: University of Toronto Ph.D.
  • Michael Langenhorst 1976, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: President, The Anamax Group, Green Bay, WI
  • Philip Lee 2008, B.S. Biology, Secondary Education
    Mentor: Michael Lizotte
    Prior and Current Position: Attending graduate program in Biological Sciences at UW Milwaukee.
  • Erica Lemke
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Oregon School of Health Science, Physician Assistant Program, class of 2006
  • Eric Lewis 1986 B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Abe Mahmoud
    Prior and Current Position: Union electrician with Local 388, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Christopher Lindberg 1978, M.S. Microbiology; 1973, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Research and Development and Computers at Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee WI
  • Kimberly (McIntyre) Luetkehoeller 1993, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Maintains Mouse Colony at UW-Madison, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research (Dr. Norman Drinkwater 's Lab.) Former positions: Harlan, Sprague Dawley, and Monsanto at the Argracetus Campus.
  • Anita Lynch-Cooper 1976, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Product Lab Manager, Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI
  • Cristine (Dall) Madden 1993, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Pharmacia PL Biochemicals, Inc, Milwaukee, WI
  • Ladan Mohammad-Zadeh M.S Biology
    Mentor: Bea Holton
    Prior and Current Position: UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Najjia Mahmoud 1989, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Beatrice Holton
    Prior and Current Position: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jamie (Supita) Mandigo 2004, B.S. Biology cum laude
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Graduated from Marquette University's School of Dentistry in Milwaukee and setting up practice in Eau Claire, WI.
  • Scott Mangan 1999, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Greg Adler
    Prior and Current Position: Indiana University, Ph.D. Program
  • Andrea Matter Allen 2000, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Toivo Kallas & Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: Chr. Hansen, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
  • Tony Matuszak 2007, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Pennsylvania College of Optometry - Class of 2011
  • Jean McCann 2010, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: UW Madison Dietetics Program
  • Tracy McClowry 2000, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: Previously UW-Oshkosh, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology Academic Staff
  • Jacob McDonald 2013, Bio-Lib Arts BS
    Mentor: Dana Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: Physical Therapy School at Concordia beginning Fall 2013
  • Thomas McDonald 2000, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Bea Holton
    Prior and Current Position: Research Associate at Phase-1 Molecular Toxicology (Member of the Toxicogenomics team)  Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Joanna McKasy
    Prior and Current Position: Teaching at a charter school called Academies of Excellent in Flagler County, Florida.
  • Jonathan Menos 2011, B.S. Biology Healthcare Science
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Started the Illinois College of Optometry DO program in Fall 2011
  • Katherine Michalek 2011, B.S. Biology Healthcare Science
    Mentor: Dana (Vaughan) Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: Attending UWM for masters of nursing program
  • Louise Millis 1987, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Joseph Zilinsky
    Prior and Current Position: INCELL Corp.
  • Anne Millsaps 2001, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Soy Transformation Production Lead at Monsanto Company
  • Bernard Minerath 1988, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Senior Research Scientist, Skin Science Research Group,  Kimberly Clark Inc., Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Duane Moser 1991, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Toivo Kallas
    Prior and Current Position: Earned Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology UW-Milwaukee Currently at Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, Washington Post doctoral Position Princeton University Post doc at Cal Tech under the tutelage of Ken Nealson.
  • Matthew Mott 1998, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: MS in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota in the Spring 2001. Currently working as the UWO Career Services Advisor for the College of Education & Human Services and the College of  Nursing.  Formerly taught middle school and high school Life Science/Bio/Physical Science for 2 years and worked at UWGB as an Area Coordinator for the Office of Residence Life.
  • Becky Moyer 2001, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: Kimberly Clark. Accepted to PhD program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin for Fall 2003.
  • Charles Myers 1985, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Joseph Zilinsky
    Prior and Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Judith Myers 1985, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Joseph Zilinsky
    Prior and Current Position: Researcher, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Brian Naidicz 2010, B.S. Biology Healthcare Science & B.S. Medical Technology
    Mentors: Colleen McDermott and John Strous
    Prior and Current Position: currently works as a medical technologist at Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI and also enrolled at Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine for M.S. in Healthcare Administration and Management.
  • Rick Nass 2003, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Admitted to UW LaCrosse's Physical Therapy Program
  • Megan Nelson 2007, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Lisa Dorn
    Prior and Current Position: Graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison Genetic Counseling Program
  • Shawn Nelson 2002, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Currently employed at Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, as a Microbiologist. Ph.D. in Microbiology from UW-Milwaukee December 2007.
  • Stacy Nelson 1996 B.S Biology
    Mentor: Neil Harriman
    Prior and Current Position: Indiana University School of Medicine, Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, 2001. Post Doc at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
  • MacKenzie Nigl 2011, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Sabrina Mueller-Spitz/Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: UW Madison School of Pharmacy, Class of 2015
  • Chu Won Nho 1996, M.S. Micobiology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Ph.D. Program University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Toxicology)
  • Jon Niewolny
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Rosalind Franklin University, Physician Assistant Program, class of 2007
  • Cody Nikolai 2000, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Teri Shors, Dana (Vaughan) Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: UW-Madison Medical School. 2012 finished Orthopaedic residency and will be a practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon in Marinette, WI.
  • Jamie Oaks 2004, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Ph.D. Program Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Nancy Trewin O'Brien 1977 B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Currently employed at Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, IL. Previously employed at Appleton Memorial Hospital, Appleton, WI and Kendall Research Center, Barrington, IL
  • Joanne Odden 1979, B.S. Medical Technology; 1998, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Robert Lansman
    Prior and Current Position: 2003, Ph.D. Molecular Biology Neuroscience; Assistant Professor of Biology at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Previously Undergraduate Professor, Univ. of Oregon and Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon (Genetics & Microbiology) Ph.D. Program University of Oregon.
  • Joseph Olsen 2008, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Attending Dental School at Tufts Univeristy in Boston. Previously at Yale University as a research assistant.
  • Todd Olsen 1999, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Abbott Laboratories, Chicago, Illinois
  • Eduardo O'Neill 1994, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Robert Lansman
    Prior and Current Position: 1998, Ph.D. in Pathology from Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis. Instructor of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
  • Vicky Osinga 2005, B.S. Microbiology; Chem minor
    Mentor: Greg Kleinheinz
    Prior and Current Position: Scientist at Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Lewis Pagel 2001, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Gene Drecktrah
    Prior and Current Position: Chiropractor for Arctic Chiropractic, in the Alaskan Arctic (village of Kotzebue). Graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN November 2004.
  • Jason Patzlaff 1994, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: James Paulson
    Prior and Current Position: Post-doctoral research scientist in the Department of Biochemistry at the RijksUniversiteit Groningen (Nederlands). PhD from University of Minnesota, 2000.
  • Kathryn Pavelko B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Attending Des Moines University for Physician Assistant.
  • Min Peng 1999, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Fermentation Biotechnology at Semco Laboratories, Milwaukee, WI
  • Matt Petrus
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, class of 2008
  • Jason Pinnow 2003, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Study Technician, Covance Inc., Madison, WI
  • Shawn Pollentier 2008, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Todd Sandrin
    Prior and Current Position: Lab technician for a small biotech company called Functional Biosciences Inc., at the University Research Park in Madison, WI.
  • Preston Postl 2001, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Serving with the 1157th US Army Division
  • Sharon Provinzano 1971 B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Biology  Laboratory Coordinator, Biology Dept., and Adjunct biology instructor, teaching Freshman Biology Labs, as well as Biology Teaching Methods at Ripon College, Ripon, WI. Also an adjunct biology instructor at Marian College in Fond du Lac, teaching Freshman biology lab and lectures, as well as Invertebrate Zoology lab and lectures.
  • Jeff Reed 1986 B.S. Biology
    Mentors: Dave Strohmeyer, Gene Drecktrah, Bill Sloey
    Prior and Current Position: M.S. in Fisheries Biology from Auburn University 1990, has been employed by the MN Dept. of Natural Resources as a Senior Research Biologist for the Division of Fisheries since 1990.
  • Barbara Reinardy 2000 M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: Scientist, Skin Science Research, Kimberly Clark, Inc., Neenah, WI.
  • Amy Rider
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Medical College of Wisconsin, class of 2008
  • William Riedl 1986, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Pharmacia PL Biochemicals, Inc, Milwaukee, WI
  • Tracy Robbins 2009, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Attending the Physician Assistant program at Marquette.
  • Andrea (Romsos) Ebeling 2002, Microbiology Minor
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: Public Affairs at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
  • Phillip Rozak 2000, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Robert Wise
    Prior and Current Position: Peace Corps in Kenya
  • Matthew Rubin 2006, B.S. Biology; 2008, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Lisa Dorn
    Prior and Current Position: PhD student at University of Wyoming
  • John Ruby 2000, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Currently the Vice President of Technical Services, Smithfield Beef Group. Received Ph.D. from UW-Madison.
  • Paul Rueckert 1975, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO.
  • Jeffrey Running 1981, M.S. Microbiology; 1977, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Biotechnical Resources, Manitowoc, WI
  • Jason Rycerz 1999, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Currently taking online courses through DePaul University and will be returning to campus in the near future to complete his MBA in Financial Management sometime between 2009-2010.
  • Andrew Sabai 2007, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Michael Lizotte
    Prior and Current Position: Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources in Green Bay.
  • Michael Sadowsky 1979, M.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate; and BioTechnology Institute, University of Minnesota.
  • Ben Sajdak 2013 Bio-Lib Arts, B.S. Biology, Neuroscience Minor
    Mentor: Dana Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: working at the Medical College of Wisconsin as a research technician
  • Tina Schneider 2002, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: Kimberly Clark, Inc., Neenah, WI
  • Anthony Schnell 2002, M.S. Biology
    Mentors: Michael Lizotte & Robert Stelzer
    Prior and Current Position: Currently a science teacher at Lodi High School, Lodi, WI. Previously employed at PPD, Inc., Middleton, WI.
  • Eric Schramm 2000, B.S. Biology
    Prior and Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, WI. Received PharmD from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
  • Chad Schulz 2011, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Merriman
    Prior and Current Position: Began Dental School at the University of Minnesota in September 2011.
  • Mary Seaman 1998, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Michael Lizotte
    Prior and Current Position: UW-Oshkosh, Department of Biology and Microbiology, Academic Staff
  • Jeremy Sherman B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Admitted to Madison Physical Therapy School and La Crosse Physical Therapy School
  • Michael Shupryt 2005, B.S. Biology; 2008, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Robert Stelzer
    Prior and Current Position: Water Resource Management Specialist, WI-DNR, Madison
  • Nicole Slawny 1998, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Bea Holton
    Prior and Current Position: University of Michigan, Ph.D. Program
  • Jennifer (Radtke) Sloane 1997, B.S. Chemistry; 1999, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Michael Lizotte
    Prior and Current Position: Biology Faculty at UW Fond du Lac 2000-2006
  • Kristine Snow 1988, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Faculty, Biology Department, Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI
  • Josh Snyder 2003, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes--Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Yoonjae Song 1999, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Joe Zilinsky
    Prior and Current Position: University of Iowa, Ph.D. Program
  • Douglas Stadler 2006
    Prior and Current Position: Currently working for State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a forestry technician.
  • David Stahl 1987, B.S. Biology; 2004, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: James Paulson (Chemistry)
    Prior and Current Position: Awarded Doctor of Ecospheric Medicine degree; International Academy of Ecospheric Medicine, 2012. Currently President & Edwin James Endowed Chair of Botanical Science, Denver, CO Previously Manager of Research Operations, Office of Research and Extramural Affairs, College of Nursing, University of Colorado Denver.
  • Kathy Stahl 1990, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Microbiologist, Kimberly Clark, Inc., Neenah, WI.
  • Jeffrey Steaffens 1982, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL.
  • John Strous 1972, B.S. Biology; 1982, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Marnie Rigney
    Prior and Current Position: Mercy Medical Hospital, Oshkosh, WI Medical Technology Director, Medical Technology Program, UW-Oshkosh
  • Stacy Sturm 2001, B.S. Microbiology
    Prior and Current Position: Microbiologist with Kimberly-Clark, Inc., Neenah, WI.
  • Jantira Thomas 2007, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Accepted to Osteopathic Medical School
  • Ronald Thomas 1994, B.S. Science and Education
    Mentor: Neil Harriman
    Prior and Current Position: Currently self-employed. Previously Science Teacher at Necedah High School, Columbus High School, Beaver Dam High School, all in WI. 2004, Masters in Educational Leadership, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Robert Timmerman 1992, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Dorothy Parker
    Prior and Current Position: Research Microbiologist in a Hospital in Clearwater, FL.
  • Maggie Trabeau 2000, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentors: Colleen McDermott, Teri Shors, Greg Kleinheinz
    Prior and Current Position: Currently working for Boeing as an Industrial Hygienist. Graduated with a Masters degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Washington.
  • Donna Troestler 1996, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: Technical writer for UW-Madison Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics, Madison, WI
  • Laura Turner 2002, B.S.E. Secondary Educ.
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: 8th grade math teacher at New London Middle School.
  • Aravinda Vadlamudi 1999, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Joseph Zilinsky
    Prior and Current Position: Currently a technician at Vircolab Inc., Rockville, MD
  • Aaron Van Dreel 2008, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Accepted to Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for Fall 2008.
  • Vicki Rose Verbrick 1988, M.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Joseph Zilinsky
    Prior and Current Position: UW-Oshkosh, Department of Biology and Microbiology, Academic Staff
  • Marvi Verma 2010, B.S. Biology
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Attending Medical School at Ross University.
  • Erin Vertz
    Mentor: Dana Vaughan
    Prior and Current Position: Dental School at Marquette University
  • Nicole Voltl 2002, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Greg Kleinheinz
    Prior and Current Position: Product Specialist, Abbott Laboratories
  • Heather Wichman 2001, B.S. Biology summa cum laude
    Prior and Current Position: Accepted into residency at Loyola University Medical Center's Diagnostic Radiology program in Maywood, Illinois. M.D. Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in May 2006.
  • Mike Woller 1984, M.S. Biology; 1981, B.S. Biology
    Mentors: Rodney Cyrus & Abe Mahmoud
    Prior and Current Position: Teaching at UW-Whitewater since 1995 in biological sciences; Professor. PhD in Endocrinology/ Reproductive Physiology from UW-Madison 1991.
  • Mohamed Yakub 2006, B.S. Biology; 2009, M.S. Biology
    Mentor: Lisa Dorn
    Prior and Current Position: PhD student at University Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Stacy Zinda Krueger 2002, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Teri Shors
    Prior and Current Position: Production Scientist, Epicentre Technologies, Madison, WI
  • Cindy (Croke) Zuleger 1996, B.S. Microbiology
    Mentor: Colleen McDermott
    Prior and Current Position: UW Comprehensive Cancer Center, melanoma research; previously employed at PowderJect Vaccines.
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