Alumni Spotlight

Barrie Bode

Barrie P. Bode

Dr. Barrie P. Bode, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University, graduated in 1991 from Dr. Mike Kilberg’s lab where his research focused on the mechanism by which amino acids rapidly activate the major glutamine transport system in the liver.

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Michelle Gumz HeadshotMichelle Gumz

Dr. Michelle Gumz (Cain Lab, BMB, PhD 2004) is currently a tenure track Assistant Professor of Medicine at UF, in the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation. Dr. Gumz has a joint appointment in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department! Through the BMB concentration, she has trained two PhD students, Dr. Jacob Richards (2014) and Dr. Kristen Solocinski (2017).

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BalaV-featureBala Venkatakrishnan

A graduate from Drs. Mavis and Robert McKenna’s lab in 2012, Bala now works at Syngene International Limited, a contract research organization in Bangalore, India as a principal investigator focusing on protein purification, characterization and structure determination

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Marc MalandroMarc Malandro

Dr. Marc Malandro, a 1995 UF Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate of Dr. Michael Kilberg’s lab, is now the Vice President of Operations at the Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative.

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