Postdoctoral Trainees

Our postdoctoral scholars land high-profile biomedical careers in various areas, including biology, surgery, periodontics and antiviral development. They hold tenured academic and leadership positions at major universities, government agencies and private-sector firms across the nation and beyond. They have excelled as researchers, educators and administrators.

Mary Ann McDowell, PhD 1995-1997 Associate professor, Notre Dame, University, Ind.
David Alexander, PhD 1998-1999 Senior scientist/lecturer, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, UC Santa Cruz, Calif.
Ron Peck, PhD 2002-2006 Assistant professor, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Shaheen Sutterwala, PhD 2004-2008 Science research associate, UW-Madison Institute for Biology Education, Madison, Wis.
Ngii Tazeh, PhD/MD 2007-2008 Urology intern, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, Wis.
Julia Gilden, PhD 2011-2015 Research scientist, Promega Corp., Madison, Wis.
Emilia Kruzel, PhD 2012-2017 Scientific Adviser, EResearch Technologies
Calvin Tiengwe, PhD
2012-2017  
Swapan K. Ghosh, PhD 1979-1988 Professor and chair of biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute
Harvery L. Bumpers, PhD 1994-1996 Professor of surgery, Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich.
Nejat Egilmez, PhD 1995-2001 Professor and chair of immunology and microbiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.
Michael S. Sabel 2000-2002 Professor of surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Lori Broderick, PhD/MD 2002-2007 Assistant professor of pediatrics, University of California San Diego, Calif.
Gautam Shenoy, PhD 2013-2016 Research scientist, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University at Buffalo, N.Y.
Tak Liu Lo, PhD 2014-2017  
Celia Florimond, PhD
2014-2019 Scientist at Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
Eric Phelps, PhD 2006-2009 Associate Professor of Biology, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, Okla.
Sergio Arce, PhD 2003-2007 Clinical associate professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Christopher Greene, PhD 2014-2015 Post-doctoral fellowship, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
Hesham Nawar, PhD 2006-2007/2009-2010 Manager/research Scientist of Sanofi Pasteur, North York, Ontario, Canada

John Hay, PhD

Svavec Witkovski, PhD 1971-1972 Professor, University of Lvov, Poland
Mark Buller, PhD 1978-1981 Associate professor, St. Louis University, Mo.
Mike Wathen, PhD 1983-1986 Chief, Antiviral Advance Development, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington D.C.
Paul Kinchington, PhD 1983-1990 Associate professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pa.
L.P. Perera, PhD 1990-1992  Senior staff fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
Shu Ru Kuo, PhD 1998-2006 R&D research scientist, Scott and White Healthcare, Dallas
Jen-Sing Liu, PhD 1998-2006 Vice president of research and development, Molecular Templates, Austin, Texas 
Michel Pelletier, PhD 1998-2009 Associate professor, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, N.Y.
Michelle Ammerman, PhD 2006-2013 Assistant professor, Kettering University, Flint, Mich.
John Fisk, PhD 2006-2015 Research scientist, For-Robin, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.
Sara Zimmer, PhD 2008-2013 Assistant professor, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Duluth
Joseph Sakyiama, PhD 2009-2012 Research scientist, Eurofins Scientific, Philadelphia, Pa.
Kaylen Lott, PhD
2011-2016 Instructor, The College at Brockport, Biology Department
Natalie McAdams, PhD
2013-2018 Research Scientist III, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Arthur A. DeCarlo, PhD 1996-1998 Associate professor of periodontics, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Katerina Dvorakova, PhD
2001-2002 Assistant professor, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Christine Gockel, PhD 2001-2005 Manager, Northern Sydney Local Health Directorate, Office of Commercialization, BioMed North, Australia
Yingru Liu, PhD/MD 2009-2010 Senior associate scientist, TherapyX, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.
Weiwei Zhao, PhD/MD 2006-2012 Research scientist, UB Research Foundation, Buffalo, N.Y.
Yunpeng Cai, PhD 2007-2011 Associate professor, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China
Qi Mao, PhD 2014-2016 Senior research scientist, The HERE Company, Chicago, Ill.
Jin Yao, PhD 2015-2016 Research scientist, GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia, Pa.
Chioma Okeoma, PhD
2004-2005 Assistant professor of microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Bing Wang, PhD 2005-2007 Clinical instructor/director of medical microbiology, University of British Columbia, Canada