Past GSTP Trainees

 

Name

Department

Faculty Mentor
Years in
Training Program

Current Position
Hasan Abu-Amara Epidemiology Betsy Foxman 2019-2021 PhD Student, Epidemiology
Unversity of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Aubrey Annis Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2018-2020 PhD Student, Biostatistics
Unversity of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Amanda Artis Biostatistics Sebastian Zöllner 2010-2012 Senior Biostatistician
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Margaret Bakewell Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Jianzhi Zhang 2007-2009 Retired
Andrew Beck Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2014-2016 PhD Student, Biostatistics
Unversity of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Christine Beck Human Genetics John Moran 2008-2011 Assistant Professor
Genetics & Genome Sciences
University of Connecticut Health
Farmington, CT
Victoria Blanc Biology Julian Adams 1997-1999 Biorepository Director
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
Freida Blostein Epidemiology Kally Bakulski/
Betsy Foxman
2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow
Vanderbilt Genetics Institute
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Cathryn Bock Epidemiology Patricia Peyser 1998-2001 Associate Professor
Oncology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
Katharine Brieger Epidemiology Gonçalo Abecasis/
Kelly Bakulski
2015-2017 Resident in Psychiatry
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
David Buchner Human Genetics Miriam Meisler 2000-2002 Assistant Professor
Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Kyle Campbell Epidemiology Kelly Bakulski 2018-2021 PhD Student, Epidemiology
Unversity of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Jenna VanLiere Canzoniero Bioinformatics Noah Rosenberg 2007-2008 Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Jedidiah Carlson Bioinformatics Sebastian Zöllner 2013-2016 Staff Scientist
The University of Texas
Austin, TX
Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow Epidemiology Patricia Peyser 2002-2004 Associate Scientist
Epidemiology 
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
Raymond Cavalcante Bioinformatics Maureen Sartor 2013-2015 Bioinformatics Analyst Senior
Epigenomics Core
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Jennifer Chisa Human Genetics David Burke 2003-2004 Chief Scientific Officer
Oakland Genetics
Rochester, MI
Su Chu Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2011-2013 Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Dan Ciotlos Biostatistics Laura Scott 2020-2022 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Nathan Cohen Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2014-2016 Postdoctural Research Fellow
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
 Justin Colacino Environmental Health Sciences Laura Rozek 2011-2013 Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Tim Connallon Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Lacey Knowles 2006-2008 Lecturer
Biological Sciences
Monash University
Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Karen Conneely Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2001-2003
2004-2005
Associate Professor
Human Genetics
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Alexandre Daly Human Genetics Sally Camper 2017-2019 Data Scientist
Vanguard
Philadelphia, PA
Mike DeGiorgio Bioinformatics Noah Rosenberg 2010-2011 Associate Professor
Department of Engineering & Computer Science
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
Kathryn Demanelis Environmental Health Sciences Laura Rozek 2014-2016 Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Alicia Dominguez Biostatistics Sebastian Zoellner 2019-2020, 2021-2022 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Gabrielle Dotson Bioinformatics Indika Rajapakse 2018-2019, 2021-2022

Computational Biology Scientist
bit.bio discovery
Vienna, Austria

Julie Douglas Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1995-1998 Professor
Statistics
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
William Duren Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1996-1998 Bioinformatics Programmer
Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Michael Epstein Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1996-1999 Professor
Human Genetics
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Tasha Fingerlin Biostatistics/Epidemiology Mike Boehnke/
Sharon Kardia
1999-2002 Professor
Biomedical Research 
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
Diane Flasch    Human Genetics John Moran 2012-2014
2015-2016
Senior Translational Scientist
Tempus Labs, Inc
Memphis, TN
Matthew Flickinger Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2007-2010

Software Engineer
Vasalius Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA

Trent Frisbie Human Genetics John Moran 2018-2020 Scientist
Sarepta Therapeutics
Raleigh, NC
Kyle Gontjes Microbiology and Immunology Evan Snitkin 2021-2023 PhD Student, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Michele Gornick Human Genetics Steve Gruber 2007-2009 Research Investigator
Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Paul Greiner Biostatistics
(Postdoctoral fellow)
Kenneth Lange 1996-1998 Production Supervisor
Forte Science Communications
Tokyo, Japan
Wendy Grus Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Jianzhi Zhang 2005-2007 Senior Product Data Scientist
Snowflake
Seattle, WA
Omar Halawa Bioinformatics Brian Athey 2004-2005 Anesthesiologist
Oregon Anesthesiology Group
Portland, OR
Pelle Hall Bioinformatics Maureen Sartor 2014-2016 Board game designer
Sarah Hanks Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2016-2019 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Doug Hom Biostatistics  Sebastian Zöllner  2009-2011  Principal Statistician
Novartis/CGE Solutions
Boston, MA
Abhay Hukku Biostatistics William Wen 2016-2018 Scientist
Bristol Myers Squibb
Cambridge, MA
Keith Hunley Anthropology Andy Merriwether 1999-2001 Associate Professor
Anthropology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Anne Jackson Human Genetics David Burke 1995-1997 Retired
Adam Jacob Biostatistics Laura Scott 2015-2016 Manager, Actuarial Services
Centene Corporation
Chicago, IL
Ethan Jewett Bioinformatics Noah Rosenberg 2010-2011 Statistical Geneticist
23&Me
Mountain View, CA
Kristina Jordahl Biostatistics Mike Boehnke/
Sharon Kardia
2010-2012 Senior Scientist
Bristol Myers Squibb
Seattle, WA
Desmond Kearsley Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2015-2017 Senior Actuarial Assistant
Centene Corporation
Chicago, IL
Kristen Kelly Epidemiology Briana Mezuk 2017-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow
Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Charlie Krafchak Epidemiology Julia Richards 2002-2004 Deceased
April Kriebel Bioinformatics Joshua Welch 2019-2021 PhD Student, Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Phoenix Kwan Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2011-2013 Principal Data Scientist
Oracle
Redwood Shores, CA
Madeline Kwicklis Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2019-2021 Statistician Intermediate
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Jennifer Lachowiec Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Postdoctoral fellow) Trisha Wittkopp 2015-2016 Assistant Professor
Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Ethan Lange Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1995-1998 Professor
Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver, CO
Carl Langefeld Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1996-1999 Professor
Biostatistical Sciences
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
Zena Lapp Bioinformatics Evan Snitkin 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow
Duke Global Health Institute
Duke University
Durham, NC
Ben Lerch Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2013-2015 Senior Software Engineer
Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA
Heather Lerner Ecology and Evolutionary Biology David Mindell 2003-2006 Associate Professor
Biology
Earlham College
Richmond, IN
Albert Levin Epidemiology Sharon Kardia 1999-2002 Director Center for Bioinformatics
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
Cecil Lewis Human Genetics (Postdoctoral fellow) Jeff Long 2005-2007 Professor
Anthropology
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Xiao-Yi Li Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2005-2007 Principal Investigator
DuPont/Pioneer
Wilmington, DE
Yatong Li Biostatistics Shawn Lee 2017-2019 Software Engineer 
Google
Sunnyvale, CA
Kevin Liao Biostatistics Sebastian Zöllner 2018-2020 Bioinformatics Scientist
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC
Wei Lu/Vera Chiu Human Genetics Miriam Meisler 1998-2000 Mathnasium Owner and Director
Ann Arbor, MI
Kathryn Lunetta Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1995-1996 Professor
Biostatistics
Boston University
Boston, MA
Melinda Curran MacDougall Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2010-2012 Senior Programmer
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Jasmine Mack Biostatistics Jean Morrison 2019-2021 PhD Student
University of Cambridge
Oxford, UK
Sharmila Basu Mann Human Genetics Margit Burmeister 1996-1997 Principal
Education Commission of the States
Denver, CO
Elliott Margulies Human Genetics Jeff Innis 1999-2001 Director
Scientific Research, Illumina,
San Diego, CA
Richard McEachin Bioinformatics David States 1998-2000 Chief Operating Officer
Advaita Bioinformatics
Plymouth, MI
Michelle McNulty Biostatistics Sebastian Zöllner 2016-2018 Computational Biologist
Pediatrics-Nephrology
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
Brian Metzger Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Patricia Wittkopp 2009-2013 Staff Scientist
Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Belle Moyers Bioinformatics Jianzhi Zhang 2012-2015 Senior Scientist
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Huntsville, AL
Camille Mumm Human Genetics Alan Boyle 2021-2023

PhD Student
Human Genetics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Michael Brodie Mumphrey Bioinformatics Marcin Cieslik 2018-2021 PhD Student, Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Matthew Nelson Human Genetics Charles Sing 1998-1999 Vice President
Genetics and Genomics
New York, NY
Bethany Niell Epidemiology Steve Gruber 2001-2003 Division Chief of Breast Imaging
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
Sierra Nishizaki Human Genetics Alan Boyle 2016-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow
Genome Center
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA
Frank Ockerman Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis/
Albert Smith
2020-2022 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Jeffrey Okamoto Biostatistics William Wen 2019-2021 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Peter Orchard Bioinformatics Steve Parker 2016-2019 Bioinformatician and Computational Biologist Senior
Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Amanda Pendleton Human Genetics (Postdoctoral fellow) Jeff Kidd 2015-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
Purdue University
West LaFayette, IN
Laila Poisson Biostatistics Debasish Ghosh/
Jeremy Taylor
2003-2005 Vice Chair and Professor
Biostatistics
Public Health Sciences
Henry Ford Health Systems
Detroit, MI
Jenny Poynter Epidemiology Steve Gruber 2003-2005 Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Clinical Research
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Yindra Mollings Puentes Bioinformatics Liz Speliotes 2012-2014 MCAT Product Manager
UWorld, LLC
Irving, TX
Kristen Stevens Purrington Epidemiology Steve Gruber 2007-2009 Assistant Professor
Oncology
School of Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Rosemary Putler   Biostatistics Sebastian Zöllner 2014-2016 Data Science Manager
Duo Security
Boston, MA
Corbin Quick Biostatistics Mike Boehnke/
Laura Scott
2013-2015 Senior Data Scientist
Google
Mountain View, CA
Sara Rashkin Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2011-2013 Bioinformatics Research Scientist
Center for Applied Bioinformatics
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Chinmay Raut Biostatistics Veera Baladandayuthapani 2020-2022 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Anna Redgrave Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Trisha Wittkopp 2019-2021 PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
David Reed Anthropology (Postdoctoral fellow) Merriwether 1999-2001 Senior Research Consulting Statistician
Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Mark Reppell Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2009-2011
2012-2013
Principal Research Scientist 
AbbVie Genomics Research Center
Chicago, IL
Joshua Rest Ecology and Evolutionary Biology David Mindell 2000-2002 Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Allison Richards Human Genetics Vivien Cheung 2014-2015 Principal Computational Biologist
Center for Molecular Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Cassie Robertson Biostatistics Mike Boehnke/
Laura Scott
2012-2014

Postdoctoral Fellow
Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI and
NHGRI
Bethesda, MD

Henry Robertson Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2004-2005 Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University
Bethesda, MD
Rebecca Rothwell Biostatistics Sebastian Zöllner 2011-2013 Mathematical Statistician
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Laura Rozek Epidemiology Steve Gruber 2000-2003 Professor
Oncology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Tiffany Russell Biostatistics and Environmental Health Sciences Kelly Bakulski 2021-2023

PhD Student
Environmental Health Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Christine Rygiel Environmental Health Sciences Dana Dolinoy 2017-2019 Senior Territory Account Manager
Illumina
Conner Sandefur Bioinformatics Julie Douglas 2007-2008 Founder
Sandefur Modeling LLC
Pembroke, NC
Sarah Scarlett Biostatistics Jeremy Taylor 2013-2015 Advisor of Data Science
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Chicago, IL
Valerie Schaibley Human Genetics Jun Li 2009-2011 Associate Director
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Tucson, AZ
Stephanie Stenzel Schmit Epidemiology Steve Gruber 2010-2012 Associate Staff
Genomic Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Nicole Scott Human Genetics Jeff Long 2006-2009 CEO and Founder
Cybele Microbiome
San Diego, CA
Theresa Daigneault Scott Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2001-2003 Senior Application Developer
Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Kaanan Shah Human Genetics Julie Douglas 2008-2011 Principal Statistical Geneticist
BridgeBio
Chicago, IL
Ali Shojaie Statistics Kirby Shedden 2005-2007 Professor
Biostatistics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Mohammad Siddiq Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Postdoctoral fellow) Trisha Wittkopp 2019-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Andrew Skol Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2000-2003 Bioinformatics Scientist II 
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Jennifer Smith Epidemiology Sharon Kardia 2006-2008 Associate Professor
Epidemiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Lydia Smith Anthropology Andy Merriwether 2001-2003 Laboratory Manager
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
R Alex Smith Bioinformatics Aaron King/
Ed Ionides
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioinformatics
Queen's University
Ontario, Canada
William Stewart Biostatistics (Postdoctoral fellow) Goncalo Abecasis/
MIke Boehnke
2005-2008 Assistant Professor
Pediatrics and Statistics
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Andrei Stefanescu Biostatistics William Wen 2012-2015 PhD Student, Epidemiology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Heather Stringham Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1998-1999 Research Area Specialist Lead
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Zachary Szpiech Bioinformatics Noah Rosenberg 2010-2012

Assistant Professor
Biology
Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Tanya Teslovich Biostatistics (Postdoctoral fellow) Mike Boehnke 2008-2010

Vice President, Head of Genomics
TenSixteen Bio
Boston, MA

Lam Tran Biostatistics Hui Jiang 2020-2022

PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Kinsey Van Deynze Bioinformatics Alan Boyle 2021-2023 PhD Student
Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Cris Van Hout Human Genetics Julie Douglas 2005-2007 Assistant Professor
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Queretaro, Mexico
Jodi Vanden Eng Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2002-2004 Assistant Director
Center for Informatics
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Fort Collins, CO
Nicole Wakim Biostatistics Hui Jiang 2016-2018 Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Peter Walter Biostatistics Hyun Min Kang 2011-2013 Lead Business Intelligence Analyst
Priority Health
Grand Rapids, MI
Richard Watanabe Biostatistics (Postdoctoral fellow) Mike Boehnke 1995-1996 Professor
Division of Biostatistics
Preventative Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Alexandra Weber Bioinformatics Ryan Mills 2016-2018 PhD Student, Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Joshua Weinstock Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2016-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University
Baltimore, MD and
Stanford, CA
Robert Weyant Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2009-2011 Senior Data Scientist
Hatch Data
Ann Arbor, MI
Janis Wigginton Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1997-1998 Programmer/Analyst
Metabolomics Core
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Brooke Wolford Bioinformatics Mike Boehnke/
Cristen Willer
2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway
Abigail Woodroffe Epidemiology Julie Richards/
Gonçalo Abecasis
2003-2006 Principal Researcher
American Institute for Research
Walthum, MA
Cynthia Zajac Bioinformatics Steve Parker 2021-2023 PhD Student
Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Greg Zajac Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2015-2017 Principal Biostatistician
Incyte
Wilmington, DE
Matt Zawistowski Biostatistics Sebastian Zöllner 2005-2007 Clinical Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI