BCMB Alumni

BCMB alumni often move directly into applying their knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology by working in academic research laboratories or in the biotech sector. Other alums elect to initially work in service organizations such as AmericCorps and the Peace Corps. Most of our BCMB alumni pursue graduate education in medicine, public health and the molecular life sciences after graduation. Here are some recent examples:

  • Brendan Creemer ’21 – received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award and is working at the NIH exploring the chemical biology of cell signaling

  • Tyler Weiskopf ’21 – is a research assistant in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology at Oregon Health & Science University

  • Matt White ’21 – is a research assistant in the Department of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco

  • Talia Lichtenberg ’20 – is pursuing a MD-PhD at the Yale University School of Medicine

  • Asia Wooten ’20 – is pursuing a MD at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

  • Isaac Boardman ’19 – served in the Peace Corps in Tanzania before beginning a Masters of Science in Public Health in Biostatistics at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

  • Simran Handa ’19 – is enrolled in the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program. She is in the Health Sciences and Technology MD program, which focuses on the molecular basis of medicine by integrating the basic sciences, medicine, and engineering

  • Nathan Klein ’19 – is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Washington

  • Helen Ippolito ’18 – is a Data Extraction Analyst for Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington
  • Edward Nguyen ’18 – served as a medical scribe prior to pursuing a MD at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Jackson Thein ’18 – earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh and is a Legislative Correspondent at the United States Senate
  • Parker Nichols ’17 – is pursuing a PhD in Structural Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Ben Considine ’16 – earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a software engineer at Dynamic Graphics
  • Holly Thomson ’16 – earned a MD at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and is a resident in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic
  • Olivia Foster Rhoades ’15 – was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and is a PhD candidate in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at Harvard University
  • Audrey Smith ’15 – is an Outreach Program Coordinator for the Food Innovation Center of Oregon State University
  • Leah Weston ’14 – earned a Masters of Public Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and a MD at John Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Taylor Murphy ’13 – is a Senior Project Management Associate at Gilead Sciences
  • Chris Ritchie ’13 – is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University
  • Jennifer Mullins ’12 – earned a Master of Health Administration at the University of Washington and is a Health Center Administrator at Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Raymond Terhune ’12 – earned a Masters in Life Sciences from Kyoto University and is a Communications Officer for the Office of Global Communication, Kyoto University