Alumni

Graduates of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope have obtained outstanding positions at National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Food and Drug Administration, Genentech, Pfizer, Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, UC San Francisco, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, USC, Duke University, Scripps Research Institute, Purdue University, University of Missouri, Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope, City of Hope National Medical Center, and many other prestigious institutions and companies nationwide and globally.
 
  • Jerlisa Arizala, Scientist, CMC/Process Development at Cell Design Labs
  • Vania Ashminova, Senior Scientist, Agenus
  • Krist Azizian, Senior Staff Scientist, Research and Development, TriLink BioTechnologies
  • Thomas Bane, Medical Affairs Manager, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
  • Victoria Bane, Assistant Project Manager, Beverly Hospital
  • Nicole Bennardo, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
  • Maggie Bobbin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Marisa Bowers, Science Education Partnership Award Collaborative (SEPAC) Program Manager, City of Hope
  • Leticia Cano, President, Biomarker
  • Deepti Chadalavada, Veterinary Medical Officer, National Institute of Health
  • Qing Chai, Principal Research Scientist, Lilly Biotechnology Center - San Diego; Lilly & Company, Scripps Research Institute
  • Jackson Champer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Cornell University
  • Carmel Chan, Senior Scientific Manager, Stanford University
  • Hei Jason Chan, Senior NGS Scientist at Prenetics, Hong Kong
  • Valerie Chavez, Faculty, California State University, Fullerton
  • Cyndi Chen, Senior Scientist, Kite Pharma, Inc.
  • Zhaoxia Chen, Staff Scientist, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Chun-Ting (Isaac) Cheng, Associate Research Fellow/Manager, Libogene Inc.
  • Gregory Cherryholmes, Clinical Affairs Specialist for Medical and Clinical Affairs - Companion Diagnostics, Agilent Technologies
  • Andrew Chin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Cecilia Choy, attending the Law School at University of California, Irvine
  • Jessica Christenson, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campuses
  • Caroline Richard Clark, Scientist II, Hologic Incorporation
  • Amy Cook, Associate Director of Development, Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center, City of Hope
  • Renzo Corzano, Medical Student, New York Medical College
  • Qi Cui, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Jiehui Deng, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School - Harvard University
  • Erin Denny, Licensing Manager, Amgen Inc.
  • Kenneth Dery, Assistant Research Professor, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Juan Du, Staff Scientist, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Ali Ehsani, Assistant Research Professor, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • James Finlay, Assistant Research Professor, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Richard Frank, Senior Research Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Nadiah Wan Mohd Ghazalli, Postdoctoral Fellow, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Haike Ghazarian, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Angel Gu, Staff Scientist, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Shuo Gu, Investigator, National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute
  • Mausumee Guha, Senior Director, Toxicology at Medivation, San Francisco, California
  • Amanda Gunn, Tenure Track Biology Professor, Grays Harbor College, Washington
  • Cai Guo, Scientist, Amgen
  • Bret Heale, Clinical Modeling Engineer, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah
  • Michael Hedvat, Lead Scientist, Xencor - Engineering Antibodies for Breakthrough Therapeutics, California
  • Yanyan Hong, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, St. Joseph's Medical Center
  • Sean Howard, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jie Huang, Senior Scientist, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
  • Michelle Hunter, Biology Teacher, St. Genevieve's High School
  • Kurt Jenkins, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Donald Jhung, Scientist II, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Lan Jin, Senior Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute
  • Seung-Gi Jin, Sr. Research Scientist, Van Andel Research Institute
  • Wen Jin, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego
  • Mahesh Jonnalagadda, Assistant Director, Veterinary Services, Laboratory Animal Medical Services, University of Cincinnati
  • Swati Kadam, Market Development Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Francisco
  • Julie Kanjanapangka, Adjunct Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Santa Monica College
  • Ikuko Kijima, Business Manager, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Daniel Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Julia Kirshner, President and CEO, Ixchel Scientific, Purdue University
  • Ching-Ying Kuo, Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University
  • Samuel LaBarge, Senior Scientist, Genea Biocells
  • Dong-Hyun Lee, Assistant Professor, Chonnam National University, Biological Sciences Department, South Korea
  • Min-Seob Lee, President, GenomeCare Inc.
  • Michael Lewis, Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia – Missouri
  • Hubert Li, Sr. Scientist, Schrodinger LLC
  • Jianren Li, Clinical Genetics and Molecular Biology Scientist, Kaiser Permanente
  • Shan Li, Technical Application Scientist, Illumina
  • Tracey Li, Physician, Kaiser Permanente
  • Yan Li, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, School of Medicine, University of California,  San Diego
  • Yun Li, Global Import/Export Family Entrepreneur, Shanghai - China
  • Wei Liang, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego
  • Lauren Liddell, Staff Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Limin Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia
  • Pingfang Liu, Application and Product Development Scientist, New England Biolabs Inc.
  • Ren Liu, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck Inventing for Life
  • Elizabeth (O'Bryan) Lobo, Full-time Tenure-Track Biology Instructor, Cuesta College
  • Rongze Lu, Sr. Scientist, Abbvie
  • Xiaoxiao Ma, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Yuelong Ma, Assistant Research Professor, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Nathaniel Magilnick, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Armen Mardiros, Associate Scientist, Kite Pharma - a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company
  • Selma Masri, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine
  • Zhipeng Meng, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego
  • Damon Meyer, Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics, California Northstate, University College of Health Sciences
  • Meilen Chang Muñoz, Medical Student, University of California, Davis
  • Jodi Lehiwa Kazuyo Murakami, Cancer Immunotherapy Scientist, Kite Pharma Inc.
  • Jennifer Murray, Staff Scientist, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Michelle Navarro, Assistant Professor, Cerritos College
  • Sergey Nechaev, Product Manager, Illumina, San Diego
  • Maria (Tina) Negritto, Director of Molecular Biology Department, Pomona College
  • Serina Ortiz, President, San Gabriel Valley Animal Advocates
  • Hao Pan, Field Application Specialist, Nexcelom Bioscience
  • Nicholas Pannunzio, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
  • Patrick Perrigue, Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Karineh Petrossian, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Monika Polewski, Senior Study Director, Scientist, Project Management Consultant
  • Megan Prosser, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Azusa Pacific University
  • Sumanth Putta, Associate Director, Department of Animal Resources, University of Southern California
  • Jeremy Racine, Postdoctoral Training Program/Award Scholar at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor Maine
  • Michael Reid, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
  • Robert H. Ring, Chief Executive Officer, Vencerx Therapeutics
  • Cai Roberts, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Saurabh Sahar, Senior Scientist, Biomatrica, San Diego - California
  • Kumi Sakurai, Sr. Scientist, Department of Research and Development, Irvine Scientific
  • Sridhar Samineni, Associate Director, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • Sangeetha Satheesan, Clinical Veterinarian_Principal Scientist, Pfizer, La Jolla - California
  • Edward Silverman, Director of Operations and Chief Life Science Manager at Lnx Research, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at Chapman University, California
  • Lindsey Skrdlant, Process Development and Manufacturing Scientist, Stanford University – School of Medicine    
  • Laura Smith, Scientific Co-founder and Scientist, Homology Medicines in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Nicholas Snead, Pharmacology Scientist, Symic Bio
  • Jing Song, Investigator, Beigene Inc., China
  • Richard Stewart, VP of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance, Tosoh Bioscience, Inc.
  • Kandis Stubblefield, Licensing Officer in the Business Development Department, Stanford University
  • Guihua Sun, Staff Scientist, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Daniel Tamae, Assistant Professor, California State University, Northridge
  • Ben-Yi Tew, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
  • Pamela Tiet, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Diana Tran, Regulatory Associate, NantBioscience
  • Desiree Van Haute, Commissioner’s Fellow, Food and Drug Administration
  • Karina Vega, Laboratory Manager, Western University of Health Sciences
  • Louisa Villeneuve, Adjunct Faculty, California State University, Fullerton
  • Reena Vishwanath Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor; Adult Fellowship Program Director; Neuro Oncology, Stanford University Hospital
  • Jun Wang, Staff Scientist, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • Ruiqing Wang, Scientist at PrimityBio
  • Tianyi Jenny Wang, Scientist, Sorrento Therapeutics/LA Cell, San Diego
  • Michael Weist, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Ethan White, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
  • Cynthie Wong, Research and Development Scientist, Clarient/GE Healthcare
  • Chen Wu, Lab Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Juli Wu, Assistant Professor of Research, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
  • Jun Xie, Assistant Research Professor, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Su Yang, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Scripps Research Institute
  • Tangsheng Yi, Scientist and Group Leader, Genentech
  • Jung-Hoon Yoon, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Texas Medical Branch, Sealy Center for Molecular Sciences
  • Young You, Project Scientist, University of California, San Diego
  • James Young, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
  • Hui Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • Jane Zhang, Research and Development Scientist, CalImmune Inc.
  • Xizhe Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
  • Ziming Zhang, NMR Spectroscopist, ABZENA, Pennsylvania