Alumni Spotlights

Postdoctoral training, as the name suggests, follows Ph.D. However, this position is certainly not a goal by itself. We have enlisted the help of recent postdoc alumni who have successfully found their desired positions in either academia or industry. The answers they provide (to a common questionnaire) are very insightful and their responses reflect a common thread of perseverance, reality checks and dynamism. We thank our alumni for their forthcoming and pointed responses!

Academic Research

  • Manoranjan D'Souza, Ph.D

    Manoranjan D'Souza, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    Ohio Northern University

  • Jonathan A. Kelber, Ph.D

    Jonathan A. Kelber, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor 
    Department of Biology 
    California State University, Northridge

  • Manuel Hernandez, Ph.D

    Manuel Hernandez, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor 
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Jodi Gresack, Ph.D

    Jodi Gresack, Ph.D

    Senior Research Associate
    The Rockefeller University

  • Nina van Sorge, Ph.D

    Nina van Sorge, Ph.D

    Associate Professor
    University Medical Center Utrecht
    Department of Medical Microbiology, The Netherlands

Industry: Pharma Biotech

Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization

Medicine & Healthcare

  • Sheila Rosenberg, Ph.D

    Sheila Rosenberg, Ph.D

    Principal Investigator and Assistant Director of Research 
    Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

  • James Gregory, Ph.D

    James Gregory, Ph.D

    Staff Scientist
    Center for the Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease, The New York Genome Center

Business of Science

Law Policy/Regulatory

  • Christine Hochmuth, Ph.D

    Christine Hochmuth, Ph.D

    Science and Technology Policy Fellow
    Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing‬
    California Council on Science And Technology

  • Kristen Tolson, Ph.D

    Kristen Tolson, Ph.D

    Regulatory Writer
    Synchrogenix, a Certara company

Science Communication


  • Evan Merkhofer, Ph.D

    Evan Merkhofer, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor 
    Department of Biology
    Mount Saint Mary College

  • Dan Pollard, Ph.D

    Dan Pollard, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biology
    Western Washington University

  • David Stachura, Ph.D

    David Stachura, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biological Sciences
    California State University, Chico