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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:

  • Yasmine Henna Alam (Dr. Cholsoon Jang Lab)
  • Sungjun Beck (Dr. Weian Zhao Lab)
  • Bridget Fortin (Dr. Selma Masri Lab)
  • Ning-Hsiang Hu (Dr. Feng Qiao Lab)
  • Satya Karri (Dr. Bogi Andersen Lab)
  • Jason Li (Dr. Wei Li Lab)
  • Lavanya Manjunath (Dr. Rémi Buisson Lab)

We also congratulate our recent graduates:

  • Marlene Cervantes (Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi Lab)
  • Brianna Michelle Hoover (Dr. Angela Fleischman Lab)
  • Hew Yeng (Betty) Lai (Dr. Angela Fleischman Lab)
  • Quy Hoa Nguyen (Dr. Kai Kessenbrock Lab)
  • Halida Putri (Lily) Widyastuti (Dr. Michael Zaragoza 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.)