Christopher Saul (MS '19), from Dr. Nelson's lab, defended his M.S. thesis in the spring semester of 2019.  He is currently a Research Technician in the Department of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.


Alessandro Sparacio (BS '17, MS '19), from Dr. Nelson's lab, presented his work at the 22nd International C. elegans conference in Los Angeles, CA.  His talk was titled Teething during sleep: an ultrastructural account of pharyngeal grinder development during lethargus, a phenomenom underpinned by muscle cell fate re-differentiation.


Alessandro Sparacio (BS '17, MS '19), from Dr. Nelson's lab, defended his M.S. thesis in the spring semester of 2019.  He is currently a Research Specialist in the Department of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.


Paul D'Ortona (MS, '18) will start the Doctor in Veterinary Medicine program at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  


M.S. students Paul D'Ortona and Brian Kron, from Dr. McRobert's lab, presented their work at the 2018 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Rochester, New York.


M.S. students Alessandro Sparacio and Christopher Saul, from Dr. Nelson's lab, presented their work at the 2018 C. elegans Neuroscience Topic Meeting at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Where are they now?

Jihad El-Fenej (MS, 2017) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Where are they now?

Kaitlin Kimmel (MS, 2015) is in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Ph.D. Program at the University of Minnesota.

Where are they now?

Jamie Gallo (MA, 2015) obtained her DMD from The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University.  Jamie is now an Associate Dentist at Vincent H. Heaps Dental.

Where are they now?

Philip Freda (MS, 2014) obtained a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Entomology at Kansas State University.  He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.  Learn more about Phil's experience at SJU and his career path here.

Where are they now?

Joseph Moran (MS, 2013) obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is now an Internal Medicine Resident Physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network.  Learn more about Joseph's experience at SJU here.

Where are they now?

Krishna Mudumbi (MS, 2013) obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from Temple University, and is now a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University's School of Medicine.  Learn more about Krishna's experience at SJU here.

Where are they now?

Jasmine Ramirez (MS, 2015) is currently a Ph.D. student in the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology program at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Where are they now?

Gregory Way (MS, 2014) obtained a Ph.D. from the Genomics and Computational Biology Program at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Broad Institute.

Where are they now?

Nicholas Tomeo (MS, 2012) obtained his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Ohio University in 2017.  Nick currently works a Manager of Research Affairs at the American Gastroenterological Association.

Where are they now?

Nicole Sullivan (MS, 2017) is completing a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls.