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Dr. Ara Aslanian

Alumni Spotlight: Ara Aslanian

Published: Jun 11th, 2019

Dr. Ara Aslanian, a 2000 Alumni from Dr. Michael Kilberg’s laboratory, currently works at Hotspot Therapeutics, a venture-stage structure-based drug design company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Alumni Spotlight: Zoë Fisher

Published: Apr 1st, 2019

A 2006 graduate from Dr. Rob McKenna’s lab, Dr. Zoë Fisher is now the group leader for the Deuteration and Macromolecular Crystallization (DEMAX) platform at the European Spallation Source (ESS).

Joeva Barrow

Alumni Spotlight: Joeva Barrow

Published: Jan 1st, 2019

Dr. Joeva Barrow, a 2013 graduate of Dr. Jörg Bungert’s labratory, is an assistant professor of Molecular Nutrition and Biochemistry at Cornell University and her research program centers around mitochondrial biology with a specific focus on mitochondrial disease and associated metabolic disorders such as obesity.

Mayank Aggarwal

Alumni Spotlight: Mayank Aggarwal

Published: Nov 9th, 2018

Dr. Mayank Aggarwal, a 2013 BMB graduate of Dr. Rob McKenna’s lab, is now a product manager and application scientist at Formulatrix, Inc. where he manages the development of two software systems, Rock Maker and Rock Imager.

Farzaneh Tondnevis

Alumni Spotlight: Farzaneh Tondnevis

Published: Sep 28th, 2018

Dr. Farzaneh Tondnevis is a 2015 UF Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate of Dr. Linda Bloom and Dr. Rob McKenna’s labs where her primary research focused on the structural, biochemical and biophysical analysis of replication proteins.

Dr. Bode

Alumni Spotlight: Barrie P. Bode

Published: Aug 27th, 2018

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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Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Gumz

Published: Apr 30th, 2018

Dr. Michelle Gumz, 2004 alumni of Dr. Brian Cain’s lab, 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!


Alumni Spotlight: Bala Venkatakrishnan

Published: Mar 29th, 2018

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.

Marc Malandro

Alumni Spotlight: Marc Malandro

Published: Mar 1st, 2018

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.