Past Fellows (PhD & Postdoc)

UVA Infectious Diseases Doctoral
and Postdoctoral Fellowship
Alumni

Doctoral Students (Year PhD Completed)

Christopher Anderson, PhD (2017)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Inflammation Research VIB-Ugent

Samantha Batista, PhD (2020)
Associate Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Alexandra Bettina, PhD (2016)
Associate Manager, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Sarah Buss, PhD (2010)
Director of Microbiology, Northern Light Laboratory

Nathanial Christy, PhD (2013)
Chief Science Officer, US Navy

George Cortina, PhD (2018), MD (2020)
Resident, Duke University

Carrie Cowardin, PhD (2015)
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Kevin D’Auria, PhD (2014)
Senior Scientist, Guardant Health, Inc.

Michael Davis, PhD (2013)
Program Manager, University of Virginia

Beeta Ehdaie, PhD (2015)
Senior Advisor, US Department of State

Laura Gonyar, PhD (2014)
Research Associate, University of Virginia

Caroline Hall, PhD (2010), MD (2012)
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado

Jonathan Handing, PhD (2016)
Senior Scientist, Moderna Therapeutics, Inc.

Cassandra Hoffman, PhD (2017)
Senior Research Program Manager, University of Virginia

Max Jameson-Lee, PhD (2012)
Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

Morgan Johnson, PhD (2014)
Research Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Rachel Kassel, PhD (2008), MD (2010)
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham

Erica Kintz, PhD (2011)
New Product Development Technologist, Muntons PLC

Adam Labonte, PhD (2016)
Staff Scientist, AMPEL Biosolutions

Jennifer McDaniels, PhD (2020)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Maryland

Elizabeth Melson, PhD (2019)
Analyst, National Ground Intelligence Agency

Kathryn Michels, PhD (2017)
Scientist, Umoja Biopharmaceuticals

Rebecca Mingo, PhD (2012)
Research Associate, Virginia Tech

Joshua Owings, PhD (2014)
Technical Sales Consultant, BioTek Instruments

 Stephanie Ragland, PhD (2018)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital

Carol Rowley, PhD (2020)
Medical Student, University of Virginia

Jennifer Scarff, PhD (2010)
Scientist, US Army Medical Research Institute

Chringma Shirpa, PhD (2014)
CMC Reviewer, US Food and Drug Administration

Emily Sloan, PhD (2012), MD (2014)
Fellow, University of California San Francisco

Whitney Stevens, PhD (2008), MD (2010)
Assistant Professor, Northwestern University at Chicago

Jacqueline Stevens, PhD (2018), MD (2020)
Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jeffrey Teoh, PhD (2016)
Senior Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Zachary Weiner, PhD (2013)
Team Leader, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jeffrey Wilson, PhD (2010), MD (2012)
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Evonne Woodson, PhD (2012)
Fellow, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Postdoctoral Fellows (Year Fellowship Completed)

Melissa Batonik, PhD (2010)
Principal Scientist, Abcam, Inc.

Steven Black, PhD (2011)
Clinical Laboratory Scientist, University of Virginia

Thomas Ellison, PhD (2014)
Research Scientist, Verndari, Inc.

Preston Garcia, PhD (2010)
Associate Professor, Castleton State College

Richard Juneau, PhD (2016)
Associate Professor, Virginia Western Community College

Courtney Kurtz, PhD (2009)
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Carissa Meyer, PhD (2014)
Scientist, Gryphon Scientific, LLC

Lisa Nichols, PhD (2009)
Director of FACS Facility, Stanford University

Katherine Ralston, PhD (2014)
Assistant Professor, University of California Davis

James Simmons, PhD (2016)
Technology Transfer Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital

Shaun Steele, PhD (2016)
Scientist, Locus Bioscience