Graduates of City of Hope's Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences have gone on to positions at Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Scripps Research Institute, UCLA, USC, UCSF, UCSD and UC Berkeley, among others.
Alumni lead research teams in the biotechnology industry at Wyeth, Ganaissance, ISIS, and Allergan and more.
Following is a listing of our alumni and what they are currently doing:
- Vania Ashminova, Principal Investigator, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research
- Thomas Bane, Research Scientist, Anti-Doping Research Institute Inc.
- Victoria Bane, Staff Scientist, City of Hope
- Nicole Bennardo, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco
- Liu Bi, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine
- Leticia Cano, President, Biomarker
- Qing Chai, Scientist, Protein Chemist, Applied Molecular Evolution, Eli Lilly & Company
- Carmel Chan, Research Scientist, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Valerie Chavez, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Cyndi Chen, Senior Research Scientist, Pall Medical, Covina, Calif.
- Zhaoxia Chen, Genome Scientist, MEDomics
- Amy Cook, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope
- Caroline Richard Clark, Scientist, Genoptix, Medical Laboratory - a Novartis company
- Jiehui Deng, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope
- Kenneth Dery, Staff Scientist, City of Hope
- Ali Ehsani, Staff Scientist, City of Hope
- Elizabeth Eng, Scientist, Allergan Pharmaceuticals
- Geoffrey Frank, Instructor, California State University, Northridge
- Richard Frank, Research Scientist, Althea Technologies, San Diego, CA
- Angel Gu, Staff Scientist, City of Hope
- Shuo Gu, Life Science Research Associate, Stanford University
- Mausumee Guha, Research Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals
- Amanda Gunn, Director of the Integrated Sciences Laboratory, Claremont Colleges
- Cai Guo, Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
- Bret Heale, Research Professor, University of Utah
- Michael Hedvat, Postdoctoral Associate, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute
- Yanyan Hong, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, St. Joseph's Medical Center
- Jie Huang, Research Scientist, Covx Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, Calif.
- Michelle Hunter, Biology Teacher, St. Genevieve's High School
- Lan Jin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
- Seung-Gi Jin, Staff Scientist, City of Hope
- Mahesh Jonnalagadda, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope
- Julie Kanjanapangka, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA
- Ikuko Kijima, Research Administration Coordinator, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Calif.
- Daniel Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
- Julia Kirshner, Assistant Professor, Purdue University
- Dong-Hyun Lee, Assistant Professor, Chonnam National University, Biological Sciences Department, South Korea
- Min-Seob Lee, President, GenomeCare Inc.
- Michael Lewis, Associate Professor, University Missouri, Columbia
- Tracey Li, Physician, Kaiser Permanente
- Yan Li, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
- Limin Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia
- Pingfang Liu, Application and Product Development Scientist, New England Biolabs, Inc.
- Ren Liu, Research Scientist, Vasgene Therapeutics Inc.
- Elizabeth Lobo, Full-Time Tenure-Track Biology Instructor, Cuesta College
- Rongze Lu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Genentech
- Yuelong Ma, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope
- Selma Masri, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine
- Zhipeng Meng, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope
- Damon Meyer, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Davis
- Jennifer Murray, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope
- Michelle Navarro, Assistant Professor, Cerritos College
- Maria (Tina) Negritto, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology Department, Pomona College
- Hao Pan, Field Application Specialist, Nexcelom Bioscience
- Nicholas Pannunzio, Postdoctoral Fellow, USC
- Megan Prosser, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Azusa Pacific University
- Sumanth Putta, Clinical Veterinarian, University of Southern California
- Robert H. Ring, Vice President of Translational Research, Autism Speaks
- Saurabh Sahar, Assistant Specialist, University of California, Irvine
- Kumi Sakurai, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA
- Sridhar Samineni, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope
- Edward Silverman, Project Manager and Chief Life Science Analyst at Lnx Research and Adjunct Professor of Biology, Chapman University
- Jing Song, Group Leader/Principal Scientist, BioDuro Inc., China
- Richard Stewart, Sr. Research Scientist, USC
- Guihua Sun, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope
- Khue Truong, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA
- Yuqing Tu, Vice President, Citibank
- Michael Valentine, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles
- Louisa Villeneuve, Teaching Faculty, California State University, Fullerton
- Reena Vishwanath, Resident, Stanford University
- Jun Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
- Lin Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley
- Cynthie Wong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Keck Graduate Institute
- Chen Wu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
- Juli Wu, Assistant Director, Vanderbilt University
- Jun Xie, Staff Scientist, City of Hope
- Peizhang Xu, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI
- Su Yang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Scripps Research Institute.
- Tangsheng Yi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), University of California San Francisco
- Jung-Hoon Yoon, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Texas Medical Branch, Sealy Center for Molecular Sciences
- Young You, Research Scientist, University of California, San Diego
- James Young, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
- Hui Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow, City of Hope.
- Jane Zhang, Staff Research Scientist, CalImmune, Inc.
- Ziming Zhang, Project Scientist, Chemical Genomic Center at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, San Diego
- Lingwen Zhong, Postdoctoral Fellow, Roswell Park Cancer Center
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