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 Research
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

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

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

 

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

 

Ryan Mack 
BS in Physiology, BS in Human Biology
Michigan State University 
Joined MD/PhD in 2018
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD Program in 2020
Advisor:  Jiwang Zhang, MD, PhD

 

Shreya Chandrasekar
BS in Human Physiology
University of Iowa
MS in Biomedical Science
Rosalind Franklin University
Joined IPBS in 2019
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD program in 2020
Advisor:  Patrick Oakes, PhD

 

Sarah Kralicek
BS in Molecular Biology
Benedictine University
MS in Biochemistry 
Loyola University Chicago
Joined IPBS and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD program in 2020
Advisor:  Gail Hecht, MD

 

John Yap
BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Johns Hopkins University
Joined MD/PhD in 2019
Joined Biochemistry, Molecular and Cancer Biology PhD Program in 2021
Advisor:  Seth Robia, PhD

 

Claudia Rose Keating
BS in Science-Business
University of Notre Dame
Joined MD/PhD in 2018
Joined Biochemistry, Molecular and Cancer Biology PhD Program in 2021
Advisor:  Wei Qiu, PhD

 

Maggie Utgaard
BA in Biological Sciences, Neuroscience
Augustana University
MS, Neuroscience, Loyola University Chicago, 2021
Joined IPBS and Biochemistry, Molecular and Cancer Biology PhD Program in 2021
Advisors:  Jordan Beach, PhD & Patrick Oakes, PhD

 

Asia Paguntalan
BS in Biochemistry
Clemson University
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MS program in 2021
Currently Rotating

 

Adam Thota
BS in Biology
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Joined Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MS program in 2021
Currently Rotating