Lab Alumni

Training Completed:


Maya Williams PhD Deputy Director, Science and Technology, Infectious Diseases Directorate, Naval

Medical Research center, Silver spring, MD

Matthew Kasper, PhD Legislative Liaison, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Falls Church, VA

Jeremiah Roeth, PhD CEO, Buckeye Ag Testing, Dayton OH

Jolie Leonard, PhD Associate Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

Jason Norman, PhD Associate Director, Systems Biology at Vedanta Biosciences Inc, Boston, MA

Lucy McNamara, MS, PhD Epidemiologist, Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Deanna Kulpa , PhD Assistant Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth Wonderlich, PhD Senior Scientist-Co-PI, Southern Research Institute, Frederick, Maryland

Christoph Carter, MD, PhD Director, Clinical Research, Gilead Sciences

Kevin Bobbitt, Ph.D. Research Instructor, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Zana Lukic Vranic, PhD Business Relationship Analyst 2 IQVIA, Chicago, IL

Mike Mashiba, MD, PhD Instructor in Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

In Training:

David Collins, PhD HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow, Bruce Walker’s Laboratory, Ragon Institute, Boston, MA

Nadia Sebastian, MD, PhD Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Adewunmi Nuga, MD, PhD Resident, Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program, University of

Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Kirsten Peterson, MD Resident, Pediatric Residency Program, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Kay Leopold, MD Resident, Pediatrics Residency Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Malinda Schaefer, MD, PhD Resident, Ob-Gyn, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Megan McLeod Medical student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Andrew Neeval Medical student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Thomas Zaikos, PhD Medical student, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Frances Taschuck Graduate student, UPENN, Philadelphia, PA

Ryan Yucha Graduate student, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Post-bac and undergraduate students:

Andrew Neevel Medical Student, University of Michigan


Megan McLeod Medical Student, University of Michigan


Kirsten Garcia, M.D. Resident Physician, UCSD


Kay Leopold, M.D., MPH Resident in Pediatrics, University of Michigan


Anna Quay Yaffee, M.D., MPH Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine; Direcotor, Global Health in Emergency Section, Emory University


Rebekah Keesler, DVM, DACVP Senior Pathologist, University of California, Davis


Staff Alumni:

Tracey Filzen Scientist, Merck & Co

Janani Ganesh, MS. Senior Scientist, Autolus, Ltd