GSTP Predoctoral Alumni

Past Predoctoral Trainees

Name

Department

FACULTY MENTOR
Years in
Training Program

Current Position
Amanda Artis Biostatistics Sebastian Zöllner 2010-2012 Research Biostatistician
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Margaret Bakewell Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Jianzhi Zhang 2007-2009 Associate Director
Center for Research on Learning & Teaching
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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
Cathryn Bock Epidemiology Patricia Peyser 1998-2001 Associate Professor
Oncology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
Katherine Brieger Epidemiology Gonçalo Abecasis/
Kelly Bakulski
2015-2017 PhD Student, Epidemiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
David Buchner Human Genetics Miriam Meisler 2000-2002 Assistant Professor
Genetics and Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Jenna VanLiere Canzoniero Bioinformatics Noah Rosenberg 2007-2008 Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Jedidiah Carlson Bioinformatics Sebastian Zöllner 2013-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Genome Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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 Postdoctoral Fellow
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Nathan Cohen Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2014-2016 PhD Student, Epidemiology
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
  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 PhD Student, Human Genetics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Mike DeGiorgio Bioinformatics Noah Rosenberg 2010-2011 Assistant Professor
Biology
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Kathryn Demanelis Environmental Health Sciences Laura Rozek 2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow
Public Health Sciences
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Gabrielle Dotson Bioinformatics Indika Rajapakse 2018-2019 PhD Student, Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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
Postdoctoral Fellow
Computational Biology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Matthew Flickinger Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2007-2010 Application Programmer/Analyst Senior
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Michelle Gornick Human Genetics Steve Gruber 2007-2009 Research Investigator
Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Wendy Grus Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Jianzhi Zhang 2005-2007 Senior Data Analyst
Hulu
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 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Keith Hunley Anthropology Andy Merriwether 1999-2001 Associate Professor
Anthropology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Anne Jackson Human Genetics David Burke 1995-1997 Research Area Specialist Lead
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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 Postdoctoral Fellow
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Desmond Kearsley Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2015-2017 Senior Actuarial Assistant
Cntene Corporation
Chicago, IL
Kristen Kelly Epidemiology Briana Mezuk 2017-2019 PhD Student, Epidemiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Charlie Krafchak Epidemiology Julia Richards 2002-2004 Deceased, May 2009
Phoenix Kwan Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2011-2013 Principal Data Scientist
Oracle
Redwood Shores, CA
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 PhD Student, Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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
Xiao-Yi Li Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2005-2007 Data Scientist
DuPont/Pioneer
Wilmington, DE
Yatong Li Biostatistics Shawn Lee 2017-2019 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
Ann Arbor, MI
Sharmila Basu Mann Human Genetics Margit Burmeister 1996-1997 Director of Policy
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 Research Computer Specialist
Pediatrics-Nephrology
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Brian Metzger Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Patricia Wittkopp 2009-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow
Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Bryan Moyers Bioinformatics Jianzhi Zhang 2012-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow
HudsonAlpha Institute for Technology
Huntsville, AL
Matthew Nelson Human Genetics Charles Sing 1998-1999 Head, Genetics
GlaxoSmithKline
Collegeville, PA
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 PhD Student, Human Genetics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Peter Orchard Bioinformatics Steve Parker 2016-2019 PhD Student, Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Laila Poisson Biostatistics Debasish Ghosh/
Jeremy Taylor
2003-2005 Associate Scientist
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 Bioinformatics Scientist
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Ann Arbor, MI
Corbin Quick Biostatistics Mike Boehnke/
Laura Scott
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow
Biostatistics
Harvard University
Boston, MA
Sara Rashkin Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2011-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California
San Francisco, CA
Mark Reppell Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2009-2011
2012-2013
Senior Scientist II
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 Computational Biologist
Center for Molecular Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cencer Center
New York, NY
Cassie Robertson Biostatistics Mike Boehnke/
Laura Scott
2012-2014 PhD Student
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
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 Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Christine Rygiel Environmental Health Sciences Dana Dolinoy 2017-2019 PhD Student
Environmental Health Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Conner Sandefur Bioinformatics Julie Douglas 2007-2008 Assistant Professor
Biology
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
Sarah Scarlett Biostatistics Jeremy Taylor 2013-2015 Senior Data Scientist
Fulcrum Analytics
Norwalk, CT
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 Assistant Professor
Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
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 Director of Computational Biology
Tempus Inc
Chicago, IL
Ali Shojaie Statistics Kirby Shedden 2005-2007 Associate Professor
Biostatistics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Andrew Skol Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2000-2003 Senior Statistical Geneticist
Center for Data Intensive Sciences
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Jennifer Smith Epidemiology Sharon Kardia 2006-2008 Assistant 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
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 Postdoctoral Fellow
Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Cris Van Hout Human Genetics Julie Douglas 2005-2007 Statistical Geneticist
Regeneron Genetics Center
Tarrytown, NY
Jodi Vanden Eng Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2002-2004 Research Mathematical Statistician
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Atlanta, GA
Nicole Wakim Biostatistics Hui Jiang 2016-2018 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Peter Walter Biostatistics Hyun Min Kang 2011-2013 Lead Busines Intelligence Analyst
Priority Health
Grand Rapids, MI
Alexandra Weber Bioinformatics Ryan Mills 2016-2018 PhD Student, Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Joshua Weinstock Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2016-2018 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Robert Weyant Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 2009-2011 Lead Data Scientist
Powerly
Royal Oak, MI
Janis Wigginton Biostatistics Mike Boehnke 1997-1998 Lead Computational Biologist
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Brooke Wolford Bioinformatics Mike Boehnke/
Cristen Willer
2016-2017 PhD Student, Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Abigail Woodroffe Epidemiology Julie Richards/
Gonçalo Abecasis
2003-2006 Senior Research Associate
IMPAQ International
Boston, MA
Greg Zajac Biostatistics Gonçalo Abecasis 2015-2017 PhD Student, Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Matt Zawistowski Biostatistics Sebastian Zöllner 2005-2007 Clinical Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI