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Dr. Kathrina Castillo (2016-2022)

Research Associate Center for RNA Therapeutics

Houston Methodist Research Institute

Dr. Nirmala Karunarathna (2012-2016)

Adjunct Faculty Member Biology Dept.,  

Old Dominian University 


Dr. Shalini Swami (2016-2017)

Assistant Professor University of Delhi, India


Dr. Renato de Paula (2004-2011)

Senior Research Microbiologist
Nalco Company

Sugarland, Texas


Dr. Xiuyun Tian (2010-2012)

Research Associate Chinese Academy of Sciences


Dr. Xiaoguang Liu (2007-2009)

Professor, Science and Technology

University of Tianjin


Dr. Shaojie Li (2007-2009)

Professor, Institute of Microbiology,

Chinese Academy of Sciences


Dr. Kyung Suk Seo (1999-2006)

Research Scientist, Seoul Korea


Dr. Luis Morgan (1999-2006)

Research Scientist, Texas A&M University


Zhaolan Ding (2015-2021)

Cepheid, San Francisco

Shanta Karki 

Postdoc, Dept of Pharmacology,

University of Buffalo, NY

with Margarita Dubocovich


Stephen Caster (2009-2016)


Rigzin Dekhang (2010-2016)


Lindsay Bennett (2006-2014)

Forensic Scientist

Nashville Police Dept. Crime Lab


Charles Goldsmith (2007-2013)

Research Associate for Life Sciences,

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)

Austin, TX


Imade Nsa (2008 -2013)

Professor, Dept. of Microbiology,

University of Lagos, Nigeria


Michael Vitalini (2002-2007)

Professor, Dept. of Microbiology

St Ambrose University


Andrew Greene (1999-2005)

Professor, Dept of Biology

Ashland College


Zachary Lewis (1999-2004)

Professor, Dept. of Microbiology

University of Georgia


Alejandro Correa (1999-2002)

Instituto Carlos Chagas, FIOCRUZ,

Curitiba, PR, Brazil


Manuel Ramirez (2019-2021)

Research Technician

Bell-Pedersen Lab

Jana Gomez (2019-2021)

PhD student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

UT Health - MD Anderson

Houston, TX


Amanda Petty (2017-2018)

Research Associate

University of Alabama


Oneida Ibarra (2015-2017)

Laboratory Associate,

Avance Biosciences, Houston TX


Nikita Ojha (2014-2016)

Research Scientist,

San Francisco


Howard Huang (2005-2008)

GenScript, San Francisco


Irene March (1999-2002)


We have had many outstanding undergraduate students work with us in the lab. Most have gone on to graduate school or medical school.  If you worked in the lab, please contact us and let us know what you are up to. We would love to hear from you.

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