Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program 

Current Students 

Melissa Quintanilla
BS in Health Science from Long Island University
Joined IPBS in 2017
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2018
Advisor: Jordan Beach, PhD 

Kanak Joshi
BS in Biological Sciences from Indian Institute of Science Education and Reseach
MS in Medical Biotechnology from University of Illinois at Chicago
Joined IPBS in 2017
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2018
Advisor: Jiwang Zhang, MD, PhD

Shena Geisinger 
BS in Biochemistry from Grand View College
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MS Program in 2018
Advisor: Makio Iwashima, PhD

Sarah Flury
BS in Biology from Bradley University
MS in Microbiology and Immunology from Loyola University Chicago
Joined IPBS Program in 2018
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2019
Advisor: Toni Pak, PhD

Caroline Johnson
BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joined IPBS in 2016
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2017
Advisor: Mashkoor Choudhry, PhD

Gregory Malnassy
BS in Biology
Truman State University
Joined IPBS in 2016
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2017
Advisor:  Wei Qiu, PhD

Malnassy

Hao Wang
BS in Chemistry 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joined MD/PhD in 2015
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2017
Advisor:  Wei Qiu, PhD

 

Jonathan Eby
BS in Biochemistry
North Central College
Joined IPBS in 2015
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2016
Advisor:  John Callaci, PhD

 

Yi Wei Lim
BS Biomedical Science
Marquette University
Joined IPBS in 2015
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2016
Advisor:  Makio Iwashima, PhD

 

Aleksandra Vuchkovska
BS in Biochemistry
Judson University
Joined IPBS in 2015
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2016
Advisor:  Makio Iwashima, PhD

 
David Ford
BS in Forensic Science
Loyola University Chicago
Joined IPBS in 2013
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2014
Advisor:  Andrew Dingwall, PhD
 
Lourdes Plaza-Rojas
BS in Biology
Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela 
Joined IPBS in 2013
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2014
Advisor:  Jose Guevara-Patino, MD, PhD
 

Grace Hammack
BS in Cell and Molecular Biology
Missouri State University
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MS Program in 2019
Rotating  

 

Anita K. Ghosh
BS is Biology
Duquesne University
MS in Neuroscience
Loyola University Chicago
Joined IPBS and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2019
Advisor: Simon Kaja, PhD