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Graduate Students

The Department of Biological Chemistry is proud of the accomplishments of all our students — from our first graduate, Itzak Fischer, PhD (1981), a molecular biologist who is chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Drexel University's College of Medicine, to our current students working on their doctoral degrees.

Our graduates have gone on to hold faculty positions across the country as well as management positions in industry around the globe.

We encourage alumni to stay and keep in touch with the department with any updates. Please contact our graduate program coordinator,  Barbara Shainberg ( 

We would like to welcome our new students:

  • Sultan Alsuhaibani (Dr. Angela Fleischman Lab)
  • Kiarash Forouzesh (Dr. Bogi Andersen Lab)
  • Kalei Guillermo (Dr. Angela Fleischman Lab)
  • Jonathan Hakimian (Dr. Nicholas Pannunzio Lab)
  • Miranda Kelly (Dr. Cholsoon Jang Lab & Dr. Thomas Martinez Lab)
  • Cavina Lee (Dr. Stanley Ng Lab)
  • Miranda Lopez (Dr. Cholsoon Jang Lab & Dr. Dequina Nicholas Lab)
  • Shannon Pfeiffer (Dr. Selma Masri Lab)
  • Amy Song (Dr. Selma Masri Lab)
  • Ian Tamburini (Dr. Cholsoon Jang Lab & Dr. Marcus Seldin Lab)
  • Lucas Wadley (Dr. Angela Fleischman Lab)
  • Noah Wechter (Dr. Kai Kessenbrock Lab)
  • Joey Wong (Dr. Leslie Thompson Lab)
  • Mingqi Zhou (Dr. Marcus Seldin)

We also congratulate our recent graduates:

  • Hamad Alshetaiwi (Dr. Kai Kessenbrock Lab)
  • Morgan Dragan (Dr. Xing Dai Lab)
  • Nam Viet Nguyen (Dr. Kyoko Yokomori Lab)
  • Chloe Thangavelu (Dr. Trina Norden-Krichmar Lab)

For detailed information about our graduate program or direct admissions, please contact:

Graduate Program Information

Graduate Student Forms/Deadlines

Course Offerings

  • Current Topics in Cancer Genomics (BC207, offered spring quarter, course director Dr. Rémi Buisson.  View the course catalogue)
  • Epigenetics in Health and Disease (BC225/NB230, offered fall quarter in the odd year, course directors Dr. Marcelo A. Wood and Dr. Kyoko Yokomori. View the course catalogue.)