Past Fellows (PhD & Postdoc)

UVA Infectious Diseases & Biodefense Doctoral
and Postdoctoral Fellowship
Alumni

Doctoral Students (Year PhD Completed)

Michelle Abshire, PhD (2010)
Project Specialist II, INC Research (Charlottesville, VA)
Research Assistant, Center for Research in Reproduction (UVA)

Laura Adang, PhD, MD (2007, 2009)
Pediatric Neurologist
Philadelphia Children’s Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)

Douglas Boettner, PhD (2006)
Research Associate
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH)

Matthew Brecher, PhD (2011)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health (Albany, NY)

Erica Buonomo, PhD (2016)
Scientist
Evelo Biosciences  (Cambridge, MA)

Sarah Buss, PhD (2004)
Laboratory Director
Wyoming Public Health Laboratory (Cheyenne, WY)

Stacey J. Calloway, MS
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Good Shepherd Health System (Longview, T)

Anna Copeland, PhD (2010)
Microbiologist/Research Associate
U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases

Matthew Crawford, PhD
Research Associate
University of Virginia

Michael Cruise, PhD, MD (2005, 2007)
Associate Staff Member, Anatomic Pathology
Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)

Audrey L. Eisen-Vandervelde, PhD (2004)
Senior Medical Writer
Cambridge BioMarketing (Boston, MA)

Laura Gonyar, PhD (2018)
Research Associate, Department of Pediatrics
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Jennifer Ann Gruenke, PhD (2002)
Associate Professor of Biology
Director, Edward P. Hammons Center for Scientific Studies
Union University (Jackson, TN)

Kimberly K. Jefferson, PhD (2001)
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (Richmond, VA)

Rachel Kassel, PhD, MD (2008, 2010)
Pediatric Fellow, Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Washington University (St. Louis, MO)

Aaron J. Mackey, PhD (2004)
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Rebecca Mingo, PhD (2012)
Research Associate
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine & Research Institute (Richmond, VA)

Heriberto Moreno Aquino, PhD (2009)
Technical Specialist
McCarter & English Attorneys at Law, LLP (Boston, MA)
[currently working on JD at Boston University]

Katherine (Kate) Owen, PhD (2007)
Instructor, Department of Cell Biology
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Jennifer Scarff, PhD (2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow, O’Brien Laboratory
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD)

Kathryn L. Schornberg, PhD (2008)
Research Specialist, Cell Biology
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Whitney Stevens, PhD, MD (2008, 2010)
Instructor of Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)

Matthew Stone, PhD (2007)
Research Analyst
National Ground Intelligence (Charlottesville, VA)

Hua-Poo Su, PhD (2001)
Department of Global Structural Biology
Merck Research Laboratories (West Point, PA)

Teresa Urban Warfel, MS, PhD (2004)
Senior Biologist
Signature Science, LCC (Charlottesville, VA)

Postdoctoral Fellows (Year Fellowship Completed)

Melissa Batonick, PhD
Microbiologist, USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Plum Island Animal Disease Center (Orient, NY)

Jeffrey M. Bergen, PhD (2014)
Medical writer
Articulate Science (Philadelphia, PA)

Laurie Jean Earp, PhD
Biological Research Scientist
Battelle Memorial Institute (Charlottesville, VA)

Preston Garcia, PhD (2010)
Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences
Castleton University (Castleton, VT)

Jason Kinchen, PhD (2009)
Research Director, Metabolon, Inc. (Durham, NC)

Courtney Kurtz, PhD (2010)
Assistant Professor, Biology & Microbiology
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)

Chelsea Marie, PhD (2016)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UVA Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Health

Lisa Nichols, PhD (2011)
Director of Sales, Western Region
Cytek Development, Inc. (Fremont, CA)

Elizabeth Tacket Rogawski, PhD, MPH (2016)
Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine
UVA Division of Infectious Disease & International Health

Katherine Ralston, PhD (2014)
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
UC Davis (Davis, CA)

Arpita Singh, PhD (2017)
University of Jadavpur, Kolkata, India

Shaun Steele, PhD (2016)
Assistant Professor
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Robin Uchiyama, PhD (2016)
Scientific Expert, Qiagen