Alumni Information



Khanal Akhileshwar

Leonisa Ardizzone - Assistant Professor, School of Education at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY,

Jill Bleuit - Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont

Joe Bliss - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University Joe married Cynthia Warnokowski (Biochemistry '92).Cindy and Joe became the proud parent of twins, Erich Gregory and Heather Joyce on 11/4/03.  The twins were welcomed by Joe and Cindy and by their brother Daniel Joseph.

Randal Bugianesi - Merck & Co., Inc

Cara Campbell - Pursuing a PhD at the University of Maryland. She is working on modeling freshwater mussel populations within Atlantic Slope drainages. Cara is also working as a Research Fishery Biologist at the US Geological Survey,

Daniel Coker - Harvard Mapping and Design

Michael Cromarty

Christine Davenport - First Congregational

Walter Davenport - Angelheart Designs

Ann Cunningham

Rochelle Fischer

Lisa Gushin

Kathleen Kayes - Research Associate, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Drew Kiernan - SUNY HSC @ Syracuse Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Karl Krause

Mark Lipetz - Private practice

Michelle Mann - Physical Therapist, Sentara Healthcare

Catherine McEnroe

Michael Meltzer - Physician, Family Practice

Nadine Moody - Copenhagen Central School

Richard Solby - Physician, Nathan Littaner Primary Care Ctr.

Michael Walther - Group Manager, TAP Pharmaceuticals


Lisa Amoroso - received her DVM from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  She is currently a Veterinarian and Captain in the US Army in Fort Myer, VA,

Michael Armstrong - Ph.D. from Binghamton University studying predator threat recognition in red-winged blackbirds.  He is married and has 3 children.

Susan Bartow - Tetra Tech, Inc., CONGRATULATIONS!! Susan and Mark Bryer were married April 29, 2000.

Michelle Boule - Facility Scientist, University of Connecticut,

Jennifer Connell

Victoria Griswold

Kelly Klug

Kimberly McAdam - Private Practice Physician at North Jersey Primary Care//Hackensak Univ Med Ctr ,

Jeb Oblak - Ph.D. program, Cornell

Marion Perry

Timothy Quinn

Jackson Roper

Robert Solomon

Kelly Wasson - Industrial Hygiene, University of Rochester



Scott Abel - NY Medical College

Marshall Baines - N.J. College of Medicine & Dent.

Christine Boshart - Cornell Vet School

Christopher Capozzi - U.S. Army - Captain,

FJ Cava - received his MBA at the San Francisco State University.  His thesis is entitled, "Entrepreneurship as a Development Mechanism in the Third World”.  He opened an internet cafe in Gabon, Central Africa,

Barry Chapman -  Environmental Specialist 2, Ohio EPA,

Margaret Cowles

Scott Crawford - Plymouth Animal Hospital

Anthony D'Agostino - Life Univ. School of Chiropractic Medicine,

Joseph Dimeo - D.O. - N.Y. College of Osteopathic Med.

Gregory DuQuella - Hospitalist Director, East Texas Medical Specialist at Good Shepherd Medical Center located in Longview, Texas.

Kerry Fluhr - Completed her Ph.D at the University of Michigan and is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington. She is now working as a “patent agent” for a law firm in Seattle working on biotechnology patent law.

Lisa Grab

Jason Hagman - Chiropractic College

Michelle Hutchkins

Sharon Ineich - U. of Rochester - Immunology

Jennie Menickelli - SUNY Health Sci. Center

Nancy Niguidula - Mt. Siani Medical Center

Jeffrey Randall - Research Fellow, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Inst. of Med.

Beth Schultz - Optometrist, Opticare

Kimberley Venti

Marc Vincent - Dir. of Info. Tech., McTigue

Cynthia Warnokowski Bliss- Hasbro Children's Hospital, Emergency Room, RI.  Cynthia married Joe Bliss (Biology '90).  Congratulations, Cindy and Joe became the proud parent of twins, Erich Gregory and Heather Joyce on 11/4/03.  The twins were welcomed by Joe and Cindy and by their brother Daniel Joseph.

Matthew Watson - Optometrist; opening a new office/optical with peditric and sports vision concentration in October 2003,

Amy Woodard Freyman- Genetics Institute

Eric Ziobro


Eric Alcera - Cooper Memorial Hospital UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

David Barnett - Cornell University Microbiology Department

Bryan Bernstein -

Andrea Blondin Morgan - Training Specialist, Harvard University Medical School,

Alysia Bonvino - Univ. Of Buffalo School of Dentistry

Lisa Bovenzi

Corey Bowerman  - Teacher - Carl Sandburn Middle School VA-

Karena Carter - Pharmaceuticals Quality Assurance - Quality Biotech, Inc. NJ, (h), (w)

Heidi Dellaire

Carl Elsinger - Senior Account Exec., Intersolv Inc.,

Blaise Faggiano - Spencer - Van Etten Middle-Senior High

Marlyse Fiero (Minnich) - Research Assistant, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Heide Fischer - U. of Buffalo - Micro

Allison Glassman - Small Animal Veterinarian, Veterinary Emergency Group, Ossining, NY,

Andrea Grizzle Markus - Adjunct Professor, New York University,

Michael Gutkin - Physician, New Jersey Sport & Spine Physical Medical and Rehab. Center

Melissa Hemlock Jadick- Pediatrician, Onslow Pediatrics, Jacksonville, NC,

Sherylin Jackson

James Lohr - Owner - Landscaping Company,

Sharon McCarthy

Dennis Meyers - Account Manager for South California, Arizona & Utah at GE Healthcare,

Melissa Murray - Physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Christopher Piper

Peter Rooks -

Marie Sanchirico - Post-Doc Position, Dana Farber/Harvard Medical

Deidre Schaefer  - Pediatrician

David Shavell - secondary school teacher

Kurt Shellenback

Lisa Sullivan -  SUNY Binghampton School of Nursing

Eric Trenczer - Senior Accountant, The Coca-Cola Company

Molly Walsh - General Surgery Resident, Maricopa Medical Center,

Lisa Wilson - Optometrist, Optometry Group

Todd Wilson - Assistant Clinical Investigator, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases/NIAID/NIH.  Involved in translational research: studying the molecular genetics of systemic mastocytosis,

  • Co-author of, “Treatment of Systematic Mastocytosis”, in Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America 26:549-573. 


Brian Anderson

Michelle Black -Laboratory Technician - Cabot Corp.,

Donald Crampton - Post-doc, Harvard Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology,

John Covucci

Matthew Eagen - Associate Veterinarian, Hybla Valley Veterinary Hospital

Seth Ettenberg - USUHS - PhD Mol./Cell, Bethesda, Seth received the USUHS Graduate Student Award.  Congratulations!

Alanna Janssen - Resesarch Asst., Jen-Probe Inc.

Carissa Jock - Scientist, Pfizer Global Research & Development,

Parke-Davis, Ann Arbor, MI

Kelly Kalmar -  Boston Univ. School of Dentistry

Daniel Laurelli - Captain, U.S. Army,

Jeffrey Larkin - Wildlife Biologist, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky

Timothy Malyk - Thomas Jefferson Univ. Medical Coll.

Thomas Mattey - Territory Manager, Warner Lambert Company

Jennifer McAvoy (Savedge) - Biological Technician, Shenandoah National Park

Melissa McFall

Holly Owens Cirri  - Research Scientist, Cornell University,

Anthony Pacifico - Program Manager in Medical Imaging and Alzheimer's Disease in the US Army based in Ft. Detrick, 

Paul Ramos

William Rogers

Carol Rowe

Forrest Shaw

Lynn Schofield

Susan Smsith

Monica Srodon - Cheif Resident, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins,

Christopher Tollini

James Trapasso - Nova Southeastern Univ. Coll. Of Med. - Osteo.,



Alissa Abatelli (McMorris) - Physician's Assistant degree, Touro College School of Health Sciences.  In February 2002 she gave birth to a baby girl and is taking time now to stay home with her before continuing my career.  Congratulations, Alissa!

Michelle Armstrong - Biomedical Research Laboratory Manager,   H. Alex Brown Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Michelle Bajohr - Eastman Kodak Company

Julie Barlow

Eric Bran - Illinois College of Optometry,

Jennifer Brunette - MA in PT at Phil. Coll. Pharm. & Sci.

Paul Crispen -  Physician, Mayo Clinic

Raymond Dahman

Eric Field - NY Medical

Ryan Finn

Tracy Fricano Chalmers -  Health Alert Network Coord., Erie Cnty. Health Dept.

Brian Forsthoffer

Anne Gallup (Delp) -

Jennifer Globus

Lorenz Herrmann - Science Teacher, Menands Union Free School District, NY,

James Lawler - Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Eric Lemay - Ciba-Corning

Nicole Marabella - Teacher, Lafayette High School

John Millholland - Research Scientist, EXACT Sciences Corp,

John is pleased to announce another addition to the family. Evan Joseph Millholland was born on 5-23-05, weighing in at 8lb 6oz. He joins his two older sisters, Amanda (13 yrs) and Sophia (3 yrs).

Jessica Morrow - Frostburg State

Erol Onal -  practicing general pediatrics at Bi County Pediatrics in Atlanta, Georgia,

Kristina Otero - Physician, Self Employed

Nick Pefkaros - Medical Doctor, Wills Eye Hospital,

Angela Riehl Price - Clinical Research Coordinator, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat,

Jennifer Rowe - Physician Assistant, Osceola Regional Medical Center

Paul Scanlon - Berley Biosciences

Matthew Smith - Hospitalist/Internal Medicine, Buffalo Medical Group,

Charles Testa - Bucknell - MS Program

Tung Vuong - Des Moines Osteopathic

Benjamin Weiland

Rebecca Weiss - received a DO degree from NYCOM in 2000. Currently she is a practicing  physician, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Deborah Wilsker - Graduate Student, Molecular Biology/Cancer Res,  Fels Institute, Temple University,

Katherine Woods - Tufts Univ. Medical School



Natalie Abejero

Wendy Abraham - LPN - Northampton Community College,

Zach Adelman - Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Entomology,

  • Morazzani EM , Wiley MR , Murreddu MG , Adelman ZN , Myles KM. 2012. Production of Virus-Derived Ping-Pong-Dependent piRNA-like Small RNAs in the Mosquito Soma. PLoS Pathog 8(1): e1002470. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002470

Tim Alefantis - Chief Product Development Officer, Viital Probes, Inc.,

Married Chris Coleman ('97) in November 2000.  They have three wonderful children (Jonah (3), Logan (2) and Evan (2 months)).  He is now working on / designing vaccines for human health, biodefense, and agriculture (

Christine Ansley

Anthony Atti - received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.  He is currently the Managing Director and Co-Founder of an energy venture capital fund in South Norwalk, Connecticut,

Brian Bernstein - Culinary Institute of America, Chef

Joann Binko - PhD program, Johns Hopkins University,

Carrie Colombo - Physician, Strong Memorial Hospital

Holly Falcone - Supervisor of Science K-12, Ramsey School District

Lawrence Finger, Ph.D. Program, UCLA

Joy Florentino - Critical Care Nurse,

John Gebo

Richard Golub - Ophthalmology residency, Indiana University,

Richard is pleased to announce the newest arrival, Noah. He was born on April 30, 2006.

Amy Gordan

John Henderson

Herbert Hoover

Jennifer Jiorle - PA Beaver College

Stacey Leibowitz

Shane Oram  - Associate Investigator at UCSF, research faculty position at the VA Hospital,

Michael Overholtzer - Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School,

Congratulations on his co-authored publication! "The presence of p53 mutations in human osteosarcomas correlates with high levels of genomic instability". 2003. PNAS 100(20): 11547-11552. View the abstract.

Andrea Plautz - Received a MPH in 2000 and is returning to Tulane University to pursue a Ph.D. in International Public Health.

Marci Rice

Patrick Sarmiere - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Colorado State University, sarmiere@lamar.

Helene Scheer - Dentistry, Case Western Univefsity

Lauren Serafin - Lab of Ornithology - Cornell University,

Jonathan Sparks - Ph.D. from Texas A&M and is working as a Patent Attorney,

Loire Temos -  Architecture

Melissa Thornton - MS North Carolina State University

Rona Vogt - Masters in Architecture at UB

Christopher Wasyliw - Radiology resident, St. Raphael's Hospital, CT. Congratulations on your August 19, 2000 wedding!

Peter Yakowec - Ph.D. program, Cal. Tech.

Evan Zelinger-Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 2002, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Deron Becker - pursuing a Master's Degree at Temple University in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs while working as a Compliance Specialist at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals,

Nicole Belanger -MD - SUNY Health Sci. Center

Lorenzo Billante - Senior Manager, Investors Bank & Trust, Sacramento, CA -

Natasha Brash

Jennifer Clementi - Pediatrician, Rockville Centre Pediatrics,

Chris (Coleman) Alefantis - Physical Therapist,

Married Tim Alefantis ('96) in November 2000.  They have three wonderful children (Jonah (3), Logan (2) and Evan (2 months)).

Jody Evans - Physician Assistant, Commonwealth Family Practice, Married Joseph Dlugos on March 17, 2001 - CONGRATULATIONS!

Enzo Fallone - residency in Pathology at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY

Mary Ellen Hoffman - Doctor-Intern, Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ

Erik Kristensen

Timothy Korwan - Engineer, Biopure Biopharmaceuticals, Cambridge MA, Congratulations! Tim and Anne welcome their new addition to the family.  Hannah was born February 2002!

Anita Makowski - MS program, Boston College,

Beth Oldmixon - Pursuing both Law and Master of Public Health degrees in a dual degree program through Northeastern U and Tufts U., Congratulations are due for her publication: Oldmixon, BA, et al. 2002. "Porcine endogenous retrovirus transmission characteristics of an inbred her of miniature swine." J. Virol, Mar; 76(6):3045-8.

James Oshetski - Pursuing a MD/DO degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Congratulations are in order as he married Julie Quimby (1997) on July 20, 2002!

Aaron Pfalzer - ER Physician, MASH Urgent Care.

Brian Piekos - MS from the University of Massachusetts, MBS from the University of Rochester

Michael Pietrak - Project Manager, Maine Aquaculture Association,

Joanna Rountos - MS - Clinical Nutrition - New York Univ.

Anne Sobkowicz -Tufts University - Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy

Seth Stinehour - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine,

A. Thomas Torello - Received his Ph.D., Harvard - Mol. Bio.  Ph.D, 2003 Harvard University. Tom returned to Ithaca College on March 4, 2004 and presented a seminar entitled “Molecular Detection of Pheromone Signals in Mammals”.,



Mike Axtell -  Assistant Professor, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Penn State;

Married Gwen Eschmann ('98) in June 2002. 

Received two prestigious awards, the Beckman Young Investigator Award and the Searle Scholar Award.  Mike is currently assistant professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State University.  His research focuses on functional genomics of plant microRNAs and siRNAs, where you can read a recent article, “Mike Axtell: The curious gardner”. (2009-04-01).  

Derek Budman - served 3 years as a dentist in the Air Force, then married a dental school classmate. They both practice and live in Canton, Georgia.

William Cosman - Syracuse - MD program

Scott Doyle

Michael Ekrich - SUNY Health Science Center - MD/PhD program,

Gwen Eschmann - Visitor's Service Office at the Gardner Museum in Boston, MA. 

Married Mike Axtell ('98) in June 2002. 

Natalya Fish ('98) -  Pediatrics Physician, Tufts New England Medical Center

Colleen Fitzgerald - Director of Education

Adam Francisco - Technician, Cornell University; applying to graduate school

Matthew Gilpatrick

Timothy Harrison - completed his Fellow in Surgical Critical Care in 2011 and is currently the Assistant Director of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care & General Surgery at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania,

Shandelle Hoopes - Teacher, Spotsylvania Cnty. Sch. Dist.

Nicole Jerge - Optometrist, New York, NY -

Sachi Kito - Dr. John J. Costello, Sr.

Kathy Kowalski Wojciechowski - received a MS in Pharmacology at the University of Rochester.  She is now a full-time mom. Kathy is pleased to announce her baby girl, Ella, born July 16, 2008,

Tina  Kristoff - working in an environmental consulting company in Colorado,

Julie Kubik Speitel - Study Director, General Toxicology Department Glaxo Smith Kline,

Julie is the second author on a paper that contributed to her master's thesis work: Alterations in cyclin A, B, and D1 in mouse dentate gyrus following TMT-induced hippocampal damage. Neurotox Res. 2003;5(5):339-54. She got married in August 2006.

Reshma Kumar - Ph.D. program, Georgetown AND Research Assistant, Catholic University America

Ian Lindsay - Peace Corp, Africa

Adam McBride - Chiropractor and Owner, Cornish Family Chiropractic,

Heather McNallie - Contracts Administrator,  Simon and Schuster in New York City; Currently pursuing a MS in Publishing at NYU.  Expected completion - 2004,

Les Murray - PhD Iowa State University - Animal Ecology

Tam Nguyen - Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine


Heather Page - pursuing a Ph.D. in Science Education from New York University while working as an Assistant Principal in New York,


Chris Reilly - Chiropractor

Angie Richer - Biology Teacher, New City, NY

Albert Roy - pursuing a MBA (expected 2008) at Johns Hopkins University while serving Director, Finance & Planning, National  Childhood Cancer Foundation,

Jola Rzegocki - Illinois College of Optometry

James Sharp -Nat. Wild. Fed. NE/Mid-Atl. Field Coordinator - VT,  James had his article entitled "Organic Farm Website Launched" published.  The article appeared in the Organic Farms, Folks & Foods Mid-Winter 2001, page 23.
The story focuses on James' website Organic Farm Network  This is a site which will let organic farmers design their own websites so they can list their products, link their favorite links, and sell their product on-line.

Tricia Smith -Peace Corps

Todd Terran - Assembler, Xerox

Diana Weimer - Nurse

Chris Walsh - University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Chris was one of three co-authors on their recently published article: Galant, R., Walsh, Christopher M., and Carroll, S. 2002. "Hox repression of a target gene: extradenticle-independent, additive action through multiple monomer binding sites." Development 129: 3115-3126  The article can be viewed here.



Shalina Jasmine Akins

Heather Amon

Joshua Baker - O.D., Basset Army Community Hospital,

Leah Beaulieu - Biology Teacher - Baltimore, MD

Jaime Blair - assistant professor of Biology at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.  She is also a new mom! Jaime will be returning to Ithaca to give a seminar in the Biology Department in Fall '10.

Jaime had her paper published entitled: "The Evolutionary Position of Nematodes" in BMC Evolutionary Biology (2002), 2: 7.

Sara Beth Bonacci - Dental School, SUNY Buffalo

Jason Burnett - Senior Technologist, Charles River Laboratories, Mouse Laboratory, Boston, MA,

Amy Cimminello - Cornell Medical Center, NY, Physician's Assistant Program

Carrie Cloutier - technician,  Maine Biotechnology Services, Inc.,

Jodi Corideo

Daniel Dair

Shomesh Doddi

Seth DePuy - Ph.D. program in Pharmacology (Fall 2001), University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Kevin Dickinson  -works at a consulting company that works almost primarily for the Army Environmental Program,

Christopher Dougherty

Mark Erickson

Christina Graczyk - OB/GYN, Tufts Medical Center

Kristin Hinkle - Physician at St. Anthony's Primary Care in St. Petersburg, Florida,

She completed her family medicine residency in June 2006 and opened her practice in October 2006. She traveled to 18 countries in Europe and Africa over during the summer of 2006 and plans to travel to Australia and Asia in 2007.

Michael Hughes

Akhileshwar Khanal - Graduate Student in Ph.D. program, Temple University,

Joshua Kidder - Pursuing a MS in the Medical Microbiology & Immunology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Alan Leipham - Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Ben Lipman - Des Moines, Iowa - Osteopathic School

Micahel Mazourek - Ph.D. in Plant Biology at Cornell University,

Quentin Machingo (Biology '00) and Michael Mazourek (Biochemistry '99) are authors on a manuscript accepted for publication in Current Genetics entitled, "Second-Site, Intragenic Alterations in the Gene Encoding Subunit II of Cytochrome c Oxidase from Yeast Can Suppress Two Different Missense Mutations."  This manuscript describes research they carried out in Vicki Cameron's lab.

Michael received a travel award from the American Society of Plant Biology to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering, 2007.

"Pun1: Putting the Bite Into Peppers" is a news release of some of he and his colleagues' work. 

Stephanie O'Leary - Grad School, Clinical Psychology. Stephanie and Quentin Machingo, Biology '00, were married on July 19, 2003.  Congratulations!

Kalyan Pande- received a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Schering-Plough Biopharma in California;


Aaron Pfalzer - ER Physician MASH Urgent Care

Jessica Pipitone - Masters in Nursing Program, Yale University

Sengdaian Rasichanh

Julie Rock - Doctorate of Physical Therapy, SUNY Updstate Medical University.  She is a Physical Therapist in New York.


Jean-Jamil Rojer - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, St. Elisabeth Hospital


Meghan Rossi - Clincial Research Coordinator, Gilette Center for Women's Cancer, Mass General Hospital,

Linda Schoenfeld - High School Science Teacher, Cleveland, OH;

Mark Sirkin

Thomas Tanin

Michael Ward - Ph.D. Program, Duke

Jesse Wells - Ph.D. Program, Microbiology, University of Rochester,

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