About Us

Former Lab Members

Graduate Students

Joined LabDefendedNow at
Marie Schluterman Integrative Biology Jan 2005 Aug. 2009 Postdoctoral fellow,
UAMS, Little Rock, AR
Shanna Arnold Integrative Biology Jan 2005 Dec. 2009 Postdoctoral fellow,
Vanderbilt University
Lee Rivera Cell Regulation 2006 Nov. 2010 Postdoctoral fellow,
Laura Sullivan Cancer Biology March 2007 Aug. 2011 Consultant/analyst,
ClearView Healthcare Partners,
Newton, Mass.
Kristi Lynn Cancer Biology March 2007 July 2011 Technology Analyst,
Stefan Hinz Visiting junior fellow 2013 2013 Graduate student, BerGenBio
Kristina Aguilera Cancer Biology January 2011 August 2015 Scientist, BerGenBio


Now at
Shane E. Holloway, M.D. General surgery resident July 2002 – June 2004 Private practice, Amarillo, Texas
Sabeeha Muneer, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Nov. 2002 – Dec. 2005 Science writer
Adam W. Beck, M.D. General surgery resident July 2003 – June 2005 Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Florida
Grzegorz Korpanty, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Nov. 2003 – Feb. 2006 Clinical Fellow, Department of Medical Oncology
Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Latha Shivakumar, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2005 Science writer
Sean Dineen, M.D. General surgery resident July 2006 – June 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UTSW
Christina Roland, M.D. General surgery resident July 2007 - June 2009 Fellow, Surgical Oncology, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Puja Gupta, M.D. Pediatric hematology/oncology fellow Aug. 2008 – July 2010 Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Amanda (Robinson) Kirane, M.D. General surgery resident July 2009- June 2012 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center-Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Katherine Ostapoff, M.D. General surgery resident July 2010 – June 2012 Roswell Park Cancer Center-Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Moriah Hagopian, M.D. General suregery resident 2013 - July 2015 Resident, Department of Surgery, UTSW
Katie Ludwig, M.D. Pediatric hematology/oncology fellow 2013 - Oct. 2015 Assistant Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, UTSW
Katarzyna Wnuk-Lipinska, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow 2015 Scientist at BerGenBio

SURF Students

NamePositionDatesNow at
Andrew Miller, M.D. Summer Student 2004 Received M.D. from Univeristy of Florida and is now a Fellow in Emergency Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital
Jessica Shih, Ph.D. Summer Student 2004 Received Ph.D. from Stanford in BME, and now works for Southwest Research Institution in San Antonio
Michelle Ward, B.S. Summer Student 2008 Received her B.S. at Princeton University
Jordan Braunfeld Summer Student 2010,2011 Currently a medical student at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Courtney Goldstein Summer Student 2012

Currently a graduate student at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Chantal Vidal Summer Student 2012

Currently a Senior at the University of Texas at El Paso

Minh-Phong (Andrew) Ngo Green Fellow 2014

Currently a Senior at the University of Texas at Dallas

Jonathan Gigas  Summer Student  2015  

STAR Students

NamePositionDatesNow at
Traian Pop Summer Student 2013 Currently at Townview High School in the Talented and Gifted Program. Plans on attending the Naval Academy after graduation
Jessica Long Summer Student 2010 Currently at University of Texas in Austin, studying history.
Shruthi Tummala