GSTP Alumni

Past Predoctoral Trainees



Name


Department

Dissertation Advisor
Years in Training Program

Current Position
Amanda Artis Biostatistics Zöllner 2010-2012 Biostatistician
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Margaret Bakewell Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Zhang 2007-2009 Associate Director
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Andrew Beck Biostatistics Boehnke 2014-2016 Software Developer
Epic
Verona, WI
Christine Beck Human Genetics Moran 2008-2011 Assistant Professor
Jackson Labs
Farmington, CT
Victoria Blanc Biology Adams 1997-1999 Biorepository Director
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
Cathryn Bock Epidemiology Peyser 1998-2001 Associate Professor
Oncology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
Katherine Brieger Epidemiology Abecasis/ Bakulski/ Koenik 2015-2017 PhD Student
Epidemiology
MD Student
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
David Buchner Human Genetics Meisler 2000-2002 Assistant Professor
Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Jenna VanLiere Canzoniero Bioinformatics Rosenberg 2007-2008 Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Jedidiah Carlson Bioinformatics Zöllner 2013-2016 PhD Student
Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow Epidemiology Peyser 2002-2004 Assistant Scientist 
Public Health Sciences
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
Raymond Cavalcante Bioinformatics Sartor 2013-2015 Senior Bioinformatics Analyst
Epigenomics Core
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Jennifer Chisa Human Genetics Burke 2003-2004 Chief Scientific Officer
Oakland Genetics
Rochester, MI
Su Chu Biostatistics Abecasis 2011-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Nathan Cohen Biostatisitcs Abecasis 2014-2016 Biostatistician
Jaeb Center for Health Research
Tampa, FL
Justin Colacino Environmental Health Sciences Rozek 2011-2013 Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Tim Connallon Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Knowles 2006-2008 Lecturer
Biological Sciences
Monash University
Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Karen Conneely Biostatistics Boehnke 2001-2003
2004-2005
Associate Professor
Human Genetics
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Melinda Curran MacDougall Biostatistics Abecasis 2010-2012 Senior Programmer
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
Ann Arbor, MI
Mike DeGiorgio Bioinformatics Rosenberg 2010-2011 Assistant Professor
Biology
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Kathryn Demanelis Environmental Health Sciences Rozek 2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow
Specialized Training Program in the Demography and Economics of Aging
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Julie Douglas Biostatistics Boehnke 1995-1998 Associate Professor
Mathematics
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
William Duren Biostatistics Boehnke 1996-1998 Bioinformatics Programmer
CCMB Initiative
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Michael Epstein Biostatistics Boehnke 1996-1999 Professor
Human Genetics
Director
Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Tasha Fingerlin Biostatistics/Epidemiology Boehnke/Kardia 1999-2002 Researcher
National Jewish Health
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Colorado School of Public Health
Aurora, CO
Diane Flasch    Human Genetics Moran 2012-2014, 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow
Computational Biology
St. Jude Children's Hospital
Memphis, TN
Matthew Flickinger Biostatistics Boehnke 2007-2010 Application Programmer/Analyst Senior
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Michelle Gornick Human Genetics Gruber 2007-2009 Research Investigator
Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Wendy Grus Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Zhang 2005-2007 Data Analyst
HULU
Seattle, WA
Omar Halawa Bioinformatics Athey 2004-2005 Anesthesiologist/Pain Specialist
Oregon Anesthesiology Group
Oregon Ctiy, OR
Pelle Hall Bioinformatics Sartor 2014-2016  
Doug Hom Biostatistics  Zöllner  2009-2011  Biostatistician III
Novartis
Boston, MA
Keith Hunley Anthropology Merriwether 1999-2001 Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Chair, Undergrad Programs
Evolutionary Anthropology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Anne Jackson Human Genetics Burke 1995-1997 Research Area Specialist Lead
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Adam Jacob Biostatistics Scott 2015-2016 Senior Actuarial Assistant
Centene Corporation
Chicago, IL
Ethan Jewett Bioinformatics Rosenberg 2010-2011 Statistical Geneticist
23&Me
Mountain View, CA
Kristina Jordahl Biostatistics Boehnke/
Kardia
2010-2012 PhD Student
Cancer Prevention Training Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Desmond Kearsley Biostatistics Boehnke 2015-2017 Actuarial Assistant
Risk Adjustment
Cntene Corporation
Chicago, IL
Charlie Krafchak Epidemiology Richards 2002-2004 Deceased, May 2009
Phoenix Kwan Biostatistics Boehnke 2011-2013 Principal Data Scientist
Comcast
Broomfield, CO
Ethan Lange Biostatistics Boehnke 1995-1998 Professor
Division of Biomedical Informatics
and Personalized Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver, CO
Carl Langefeld Biostatistics Boehnke 1996-1999 Director, Center for Public Health Genomics;
Professor and Section Head
Biostatistical Sciences
Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
Ben Lerch Biostatistics Abecasis 2013-2015 Bioinformatics Test Engineer II
Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA
Heather Lerner Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Mindell 2003-2006 J. Moore Museum Director & Assistant Professor
Biology
Earlham College
Richmond, IN
Albert Levin Epidemiology Kardia 1999-2002 Assistant Scientist and Director of the Henry Ford Health System Center for Bioinformatics
Public Health Sciences
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
Xiao-Yi Li Biostatistics Boehnke 2005-2007 Biostatistician
Research & Development
DuPont
Wilmington, DE
Wei Lu/Vera Chiu Human Genetics Meisler 1998-2000 Mathnasium Owner and Instructor
Ann Arbor, MI
Kathryn Lunetta Biostatistics Boehnke 1995-1996 Professor
Biostatistics
Boston University
Boston, MA
Sharmila Basu Mann Human Genetics Burmeister 1996-1997 Director
K-12 Institute
Education Commission of the States
Denver, CO
Elliott Margulies Human Genetics Innis 1999-2001 Director
Scientific Research, Population and Medical Genomics
Illumina,
San Diego, CA
Richard McEachin Bioinformatics States 1998-2000 Assistant Research Scientist
Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Managing Director
Bioinformatics Core
Biomedical Research Core Facilities
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Brian Metzger Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Wittkopp Zhang 2009-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow
Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Bryan Moyers Bioinformatics Zhang 2012-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow
HudsonAlpha Institute for Technology
Huntsville, AL
Matthew Nelson Human Genetics Sing 1998-1999 Head
Genetics
GlaxoSmithKline
Adjunct Associate Professor, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Bethany Niell Epidemiology Gruber 2001-2003 Radiologist
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
Laila Poisson Biostatistics Ghosh 2003-2005 Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences
Henry Ford Health Systems
Detroit, MI
Jenny Poynter Epidemiology Gruber 2003-2005 Associate Professor
Pediatric Epidemiology & Clinical Research
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Yindra Puentes Bioinformatics Burmeister
Sen
2012-2014 MCAT Content Lead
Uworld, LLC
Irving, TX
Kristen Stevens Purrington Epidemiology Gruber 2007-2009 Assistant Professor
Oncology
School of Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Corbin Quick Biostatistics Boehnke Scott 2013-2015 PhD Student
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Rosemary Putler Biostatistics Zöllner 2014-2016 Statistical Geneticist
Pediatrics-Nephrology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Sara Rashkin Biostatistics Abecasis 2011-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California
San Francisco, CA
Mark Reppell Biostatistics Boehnke 2009-2011
2012-2013
Senior Scientist II
AbbVie Genomics Research Center
Chicago, IL
Joshua Rest Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Mindell 2000-2002 Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Allison Richards Human Genetics Cheung 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Cassie Robertson Biostatistics Boehnke
Scott
2012-2014 PhD Student
Biomedical Sciences
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Henry Robertson Biostatistics Boehnke 2004-2005 Data Manager
Population Health
University of Texas
Austin, TX
Rebecca Rothwell Biostatistics Zöllner 2011-2013 Mathematical Statistician
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Laura Rozek Epidemiology Gruber 2000-2003 Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Conner Sandefur Bioinformatics Douglas 2007-2008 Assistant Professor
Biology
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Sarah Scarlett Biostatistics Taylor 2013-2015 Statistician
Fulcrum Analytics
Norwalk, CT
Valerie Schaibley Human Genetics Li 2009-2011 Administrator
Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Tucson, AZ
Stephanie Stenzel Schmit Epidemiology Gruber 2010-2012 Assistant Member
Cancer Epidemiology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
Nicole Scott Human Genetics Long 2006-2009 Founder and CEO
Cybele Microbiome
San Diego, CA
Theresa Daigneault Scott Biostatistics Abecasis 2001-2003 Senior Application Developer
Division of Neonatology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Kaanan Shah Human Genetics Douglas 2008-2011 Computational Biologist
Tempus Inc
Chicago, IL
Ali Shojaie Statistics Shedden 2005-2007 Associate Professor
Biostatistics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Andrew Skol Biostatistics Boehnke 2000-2003 Senior Statistical Geneticist
Section of Genetic Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Jennifer Smith Epidemiology Kardia 2006-2008 Assistant Research Scientist
Epidemiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Lydia Smith Anthropology Merriwether 2001-2003 Laboratory Manager, Evolutionary Genetics Laboratory
Associate Specialist, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology/Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
R Alex Smith Bioinformatics King Ionides 2013-2015 PhD Student
Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Andrei Stefanescu Biostatistics Wen 2012-2015 PhD Student
Epidemiology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Heather Stringham Biostatistics Boehnke 1998-1999 Research Area Specialist Lead
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Zachary Szpiech Bioinformatics Rosenberg 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow
Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Cris Van Hout Human Genetics Douglas 2005-2007 Statistical Geneticist
Regeneron Genetics Center
Tarrytown, NY
Jodi Vanden Eng Biostatistics Boehnke 2002-2004 Research Statistician
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Atlanta, GA
Peter Walter Biostatistics Kang 2011-2013 Data Analyst
Advanced Radiology
Grand Rapids, MI
Robert Weyant Biostatistics Boehnke 2009-2011 Data Scientist
Powerly
Royal Oak, MI
Janis Wigginton Biostatistics Boehnke 1997-1998 Lead Application Programmer/Analyst
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Abigail Woodroffe Epidemiology Richards
Abecasis
2003-2006 Senior Research Associate
IMPAQ International
Boston, MA
Greg Zajac Biostatistics Abecasis 2015-2017 PhD Student
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Matt Zawistowski Biostatistics Zöllner 2005-2007 Research Area Specialist Lead
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

 

Past Postdoctoral Trainees

Statistcal GeneticsRegeneron PharmaceuticalsTarrytown, NY


Name


Department

Faculty Mentor
Years in Training Program

Current Position
Paul Greiner Biostatistics Lange 1996-1998 Forte Science Communications
Tokyo, Japan
Jennifer Lachowiec Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Wittkopp 2016 Assistant Professor
Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Cecil Lewis Human Genetics Long 2005-2007 Associate Professor
Anthropology
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Amanda Pendleton Human Genetics Kidd 2015-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
Human Genetics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
David Reed Anthropology Merriwether 1999-2001 Research Laboratory Specialist Lead
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Bill Stewart Biostatistics Abecasis
Boehnke
2005-2008 Principal Investigator
Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH
Tanya Teslovich Biostatistics Boehnke 2008-2010 Associate Director
Statistical Genetics
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Tarrytown, NY
Richard Watanabe Biostatistics Boehnke 1995-1996 Professor
Division of Biostatistics
Preventative Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA