PennPORT Alumni

Cohort 15

Kayleigh O'Keefe, PhD

                Location: Lehigh University

                Position: Teaching Assistant Professor (Biological Sciences dept)


Cohort 14

Erica Gorenberg, PhD

                Location: Ursinus College

                Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology

Jasmine Peake, PhD

                Location: Lincoln University

                Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology


Cohort 13

Joseph Zinski, PhD

                Location: The University of Pennsylvania

                Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Cell & Dev. Biology

Patrick Cherubin, PhD

                Location: The University of Pennsylvania

                Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Microbiology

Dave Marzan, PhD

                Location: The College of New Jersey

                Position: Lecturer

Viridiana Herrera, PhD

                Location: Lincoln University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Physics

Angel Solis, PhD

                Location: Gettysburg College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Edward Waddell, PhD

                Location: Holy Family University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Kathryn Hacker, PhD

                Location: University of Michigan

                Position: Assistant Research Scientist


Cohort 12

Kristian Saied-Santiago, PhD

                Location: The University of Pennsylvania

                Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Cell & Dev. Biology

Kaitlin Laws, PhD

                Location: Randolph Macon College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Lyndsay Avery, PhD

                Location: Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Ray Saunders, PhD

                Location: Lincoln University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Andrew Matamoros, PhD

                Location: Passage Bio

                Position: Research Scientist

John Drazan, PhD

                Location: Fairfield University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering


Cohort 11

Jenna Karras, PhD

                Location: BioLegend

                Position: Technical Application Scientist 

Michael Sangobawale, PhD

                Location: Eisai, Inc.

                Position: Senior Medical Science Liaison

Sara Roberson, PhD

                Location: Bluefield State University in WV

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Christine Dubowy, PhD

                 Location: Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Lisa Bottalico, PhD

                 Location: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

                Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Welije Lab, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics


Cohort 10

Dondra Bailey, PhD

                Location: Coppin State University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Nathan Fried, PhD

                Location: Rutgers University, Camden

                Position: Assistant Director for Undergrad Research and Assistant Professor, Biology

Shivon Robinson, PhD

                Location: Williams College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology

Shanna Bowman, PhD

                Location: Linfield College (Oregon)

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Shannen Cravens, PhD

                Location: Gonzaga University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Sully Fernandez, PhD

                Location: Johnson and Johnson

                Position: Scientist, Cell and Gene Therapy

Brian Estevez, PhD

                Location: Qral Group Life Science Consulting

                Position: Biotechnology Management Consulting


Cohort 9

Jason Diaz, PhD

                Location: Hubert J.P. Shoemaker Education and Training Center: The Wistar Institute

                Position: Assistant Professor and Education Program Director

Kristen Long, PhD

                Location: Mansfield University

                Position: Associate Professor, Biology

Samantha Wilner, PhD

                Location: Ursinus College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Kimberly Williams, PhD

                Location: Spelman College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Heather Bennett, PhD

                Location: Trinity College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Erika Perez, PhD

                Location: Xavier University of Louisiana

                Position: Assistant Professor, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences


Cohort 8

Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD

                Location: Columbia University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences

Sidney Bolden, Jr., PhD

                Location: Bethune Cookman University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Jessica Chacon, PhD

                Location: Texas Tech Univ, Health Sciences Center, El Paso

                Position: Assistant Professor of Immunology and Microbiology

Lorenzo Ramirez, PhD

                Location: Veeva Systems Tech Dept., Yardi Systems

                Position: Managed Services Consultant - RIM

Anne Marie Torres, PhD

                Location: CDMRP

                Position: Preclinical Services and Product Development Program Manager


Cohort 7

Jason Ashley, PhD

                Location: Eastern Washington University

                Position: Associate Professor, Biology

Jerrod Bryson, PhD

                Location: Bio-Rad Laboratories

                Position: Field Applications Scientist Manager

Erica Arsenault, PhD

                Location: Cooper Medical College of Rowan University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Physiology

Jennifer Grier, PhD

                Location: University of South Carolina Medical School

                Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Immunology

Wilbert Long III, PhD

                Location: Delaware State University

                Position: Senior Research Scientist, Human Ecology

Yadilette Rivera-Colon, PhD

                Location: Bay Path University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology and Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator


Cohort 6

Joyce Belcher, PhD

                Location: Everett Community College, Washington

                Position: Dean of STEM and Health Professions Division

Antonio Davila, PhD

                Location: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

                Position: Associate Research Professor, Department of Surgery

Whelton Miller, PhD

                Location: Loyola University, Chicago, Center for Translational Research & Education (CTRE)

                Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Health Sciences Division

Brandy Pickens, PhD

                Location: New Jersey Division of Public Health and Environment Laboratories (PHEL)

                Position: Research Scientist

Hannah (Silver) Smith, PhD

                Location: Thomas Jefferson University

                Position: Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean, Academic Strategy and Operations

Nicole Sunnen, PhD

                Location: University of Sciences

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Mariana Torrente, PhD

                Location: Brooklyn College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Chemistry


Cohort 5

Shanti Frausto, PhD

                Location: Lundbeck

                Position: Regional Director, Medical Science Liaison

Danniebelle Haase, PhD

                Location: Dow Chemical Company

                Position: Research Scientist, Wire and Cable R&D

Jennifer King, PhD

                Location: Ursinus College

                Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Biology

Afi Rawlings, PhD

                Location: South Big Data Innovation Hub

                Position: Executive Director


Cohort 4

Megan Dennis, PhD

                Location: Marist College

                Position: Associate Professor, Biology

Jennifer Tudor, PhD

                Location: St. Joseph's University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

Jennifer Skirkanich, PhD

                Location: Bryn Mawr College

                Position: Sr. Lecturer, Biology Dept.

Julia Parish-Morris, PhD

                Location: University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine

                Position: Research Assistant Professor, Psychology, Department of Psychiatry

Miguel Vilar, PhD

                Location: University of Maryland Department of Anthropology

                Position: Postdoctoral Associate and Adjunct Professor


Cohort 3

Deborah Bauer, PhD

                Location: Wellesley College

                Position: Sr. Lecturer in Neuroscience

Ashley Fiamengo, PhD

                Location: F.D. Roosevelt High School Academy of Health Science

                Position: Science Teacher, Collegiate Academy

Michael Lipscomb, PhD

                Location: University of Minnesota

                Position:  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Julie McGurk, PhD

                Location: Yale’s Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

                Position: Director of Faculty Teaching Initiatives

Gordan Reeves, PhD

                Location: Stockton University

                Position: Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Mariya Sweetwyne, PhD

                Location: University of Washington's School of Medicine

                Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Behzad Varamini, PhD

                Location: Biola University

                Position: Director, Stewart Honors Program and Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Jennifer Wanat, PhD

                Location: Washington College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology


Cohort 2

Kerisha Bowen, PhD

                Location: Dentons

                Position: Associate (Patent Agent)

Michael Bryan, PhD

                Location: The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

                Position: Scientist IV

Christopher Carbone, PhD

                Location: Holy Family University

                Position: Assistant Professor, School of Arts & Sciences

Roslyn Crowder, PhD

                Location: Stetson University

                Position: Associate Professor, Biology

Charla Lambert, PhD

                Location: Cold Springs Harbor, LI, NY

                Position: Program Director

Yvette Langdon, PhD

                Location: Millsaps College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology


Cohort 1

Marcel Estevez, PhD

                Location: MindSpec, Inc.

                Position: Research Scientist 

Meda Higa, PhD

                Location: York College

                Position: Assistant Professor, Biology

James Munoz, PhD

                Location: Nova Southeastern University 

                Position: Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Audria Stubna, PhD

                Location: Ben Franklin Elementary PTA

                Position: After-school Program Coordinator

Cinque Soto, PhD

                Location: Vanderbilt University

                Position: Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Angel Varela-Rohena, PhD

                Location: Kerry

                Position: Global Director RD&A - Pharma Cell Nutrition


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