PhD Alumni Spotlight

We train students from a diverse background with the vision and skill sets to meet today’s job market and to create new roles for the future. Our graduates pursue highly successful traditional and non-traditional careers across a wide spectrum in the biomedical field: academia, healthcare, pharmaceutical industry, government and non-profit organizations. Below is a sampling of our graduates and their current positions.

Alumni Name Degree Program Faculty Advisor Current Position
Timothy Bensman, PharmD, PhD 2016 CXPT Paul Beringer, PharmD Clinical Pharmacologist, CDER, FDA
Adriana “Ada” Blachowicz, PhD 2019 PSCI Clay Wang, PhD Science Officer & Microbiologist, SENSORIA Program
Charles Caldwell, PhD 2018 CXPT Enrique Cadenas, PhD Healthcare Investment Banking Associate, Salem Partners
Anketse Debebe, PhD 2015 MPTX Bangyan Stiles, PhD Clinical Research Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital
Emmanuel Drabo, PhD 2016 PMEP Jason Doctor, PhD Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Vaidyanathan Ganapathy, PhD 2015 PMEP Joel Hay, PhD Director Real World Evidence – Center of Excellence, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Chun-Jun “CJ” Guo, PhD 2015 PSCI Clay Wang, PhD Assistant Professor in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Siyu “Lindsay” Liu, PhD 2018 CXPT Stan Louie, PharmD DMPK Researcher, Takeda
Justin McGinnis, PhD 2017 PMEP Jeff McCombs, PhD Director HEOR, Oncology Pipeline & Business Development, Pfizer
Hsuan-Yao “Sean” Wang, PhD 2019 PSCI Wei-Chiang Shen, PhD Scientist, TCRCure Biopharma

PhD Programs:

  • PMEP = Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy (now Health Economics)
  • Lab-Based:
    • CXPT = Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics
    • MPTX = Molecular Pharmacology & Toxicology
    • PSCI = Pharmaceutical Sciences