Alumni Information


Tamara Arvanian Petrosyan - Pursuing an O.D. at the SUNY College of Optometry,

Scott Baker

Darrin Bann - Received a MD/PhD from Penn State College of Medicine.  He's currently a Research Resident, Division of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine,

  • Darrin and colleagues published their work, “Parathyroid localization using 4D-computed tomography". Ear, nose, & throat journal 04/2015; 94(4-5):E55-7.
  • There have been a number of other publications over the last few years, in both basic science and clinical research.View the listing here.

Andrea Blitz - Cornell Vet School

Rebecca Bordonaro - pursuing A Ph.D. in Zoology with a minor in Epidemiology, Cornell University,

Levi Bromley

Jason Canfield

Meredith Cummings*

Lance Dolson*

Agnessa Dreyster

Diane (Duby) Golebiowski -  pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical School,

Congratulations to the TWO publications!


The Central Nervous System-Restricted Transcription Factor Olig2 Opposes p53 Responses to Genotoxic Damage in Neural Progenitors and Malignant Glioma. Mehta S, Huillard E, Kesari S, Maire CL, Golebiowski D, Harrington EP, Alberta JA, Kane MF, Theisen M, Ligon KL, Rowitch DH, Stiles CD. Cancer Cell. 2011; 19(3):359-71.

Requirement of the ATM/p53 tumor suppressor pathway for glucose homeostasis. Mol Cell Biol. 2010; (24):5787-94. Armata HL, Golebiowski D, Jung DY, Ko HJ, Kim JK, Sluss HK.

Shira Evans

Andrew Fritz - accepted into PhD program in Cellular Biology at University of Buffalo

Adam Gattis

Carolyn Hallar

Matthew Jones

Amanda Joy - Completed a Master's in Science Education at Syracuse University with the intent to be certified as a Biology teacher (grades 7-12).  Currently she is an Education Manager at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and Co-founder of The Wrinkled Brain

Krystal Kaminski

Ryan King - PhD program

Allison Krasnow

Melissa Krone -  received her Masters in Education and is teaching at the Greece Central School District in Rochester, New Nork,

Cassie Kryzak - working in PT office in MD

Patrice Kurnath - pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Utah,

Lindsey Massengale

Andrew McGraw - Americorps in New Orleans

Erin Middleton

Sonya Morse, Podiatry Resident, Cleveland Clinic/Mercy Regional Medical Hospital

Jacob Nelson - Upstate Medical School

Samantha Palmer - Weill Cornell Grad School of Medical Sciences (Cancer Immunology).  Samantha returned to the department in Spring 2012 to speak to students about medical school, as well as to present her research at the departmental seminar.   She's also pleased to share her FIVE publications!

1. The second receptor binding site of the globular head of the Newcastle disease virus (NDV) hemagglutinin-neuraminidase activates the stalk of multiple paramyxovirus receptor binding proteins to trigger fusion.  Porotto M, Salah Z, DeVito I, Talekar A, Palmer S, Xu R, Wilson I, and Moscona A J Virol. Epub 2012 March 6

2. Mechanism of fusion triggering by human parainfluenza virus type III: communication between viral glycoproteins during entry.
Porotto M, Palmer SG, Palermo LM, Moscona A.

J Biol Chem. 2012 Jan 2;287(1):778-93. Epub 2011 Nov 22.

3. Spring-loaded model revisited: paramyxovirus fusion requires engagement of a receptor binding protein beyond initial triggering of the fusion protein.

Porotto M, Devito I, Palmer SG, Jurgens EM, Yee JL, Yokoyama CC, Pessi A, Moscona A.

J Virol. 2011 Dec;85(24):12867-80. Epub 2011 Oct 5.


4. A recombinant sialidase fusion protein effectively inhibits human parainfluenza viral infection in vitro and in vivo.

Moscona A, Porotto M, Palmer S, Tai C, Aschenbrenner L, Triana-Baltzer G, Li QX, Wurtman D, Niewiesk S, Fang F.

J Infect Dis. 2010 Jul 15;202(2):234-41.

5. Human parainfluenza virus infection of the airway epithelium: viral hemagglutinin-neuraminidase regulates fusion protein activation and modulates infectivity.

Palermo LM, Porotto M, Yokoyama CC, Palmer SG, Mungall BA, Greengard O, Niewiesk S, Moscona A.

J Virol. 2009 Jul;83(13):6900-8. Epub 2009 Apr 22.

Laura Pietrosanti

Isabel Preeshagul - post-baccalaureate program - applying to DO schools

Robert Rivard - medial school, University of Colorado

Lyndsey Runaas - medical school, University of Wisconsin,

Joseph Salice - U.S. Border Patrol

Henry Schierembergg*

Lisa Seltzer -

Lauren Shotts* - taking more courses at IC in preparation for entering nursing school

Jeffrey Stahl  - Physician, Pinnacle Health

Sergio Suarez - PCOM

Sara Sullivan - teaching

Casey Swann -

David Syracuse - teaching in Groton, NY

Sean Tracy - in Boston

Dana Walsh - Pediatric Resident, Janet Weis Children's Hospital

Rebekah Weck - Ph.D. student in the Reproductive Toxicology program in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at the Univ. of IL.  She has been accepted into the Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program and will be a Toxicology Scholar in fall 2007,

Abigail Wilkes - MPH in Epidemiology - George Washington University, Washington DC,

*Biochemistry Majors with a Biology Faculty Advisor

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