Former Lab Members

Graduate Students

Name Degree
Joined Lab Defended Now at
Marie Schluterman Integrative Biology Jan. 2005 Aug. 2009 Postdoctoral fellow,
UAMS, Little Rock, AR
Shanna Arnold Integrative Biology Jan. 2005 Dec. 2009 Instructor, Vanderbilt University and faculty at VA
Lee Rivera Cell Regulation Nov. 2006 Nov. 2010 Scientist, Immuno-Oncology NGM Biopharmaceuticals
Laura Sullivan Cancer Biology Mar. 2007 Aug. 2011 Sr. Market Planning Manager, BioOncology at Genentech
Kristi Lynn Cancer Biology Mar. 2007 Jul. 2011 Research Analyst, Office of Technology Development, UTSW
Stefan Hinz Visiting junior fellow Apr. 2013 Dec. 2013 Graduate student, BerGenBio
Kristina Aguilera Cancer Biology Jun. 2011 Jul. 2015 Postdoctoral fellow, UCLA
Mary Topalovski Cancer Biology Mar. 2012 May 2016 Study Director, Pre-Clinical Oncology/Drug Discovery at Crown Bioscience
Victoria Burton Cancer Biology Mar. 2013  Jul. 2018 Consultant


Name Position Fellowship
Now at
Shane E. Holloway, M.D. General surgery resident Jul. 2002 – Jun. 2004 Private practice, Amarillo, Texas
Sabeeha Muneer, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Nov. 2002 – Dec. 2005 Science writer
Adam W. Beck, M.D. General surgery resident Jul. 2003 – Jun. 2005 Director, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Alabama
Grzegorz Korpanty, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Nov. 2003 – Feb. 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Latha Shivakumar, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2005 Director, Educational Dev., The France Foundation
Sean Dineen, M.D. General surgery resident Jul. 2006 – Jun. 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky
Christina Roland, M.D. General surgery resident Jul. 2007 - Jun. 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Michael Dellinger, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Jul. 2008 - Mar. 2014  Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Puja (Gupta) Whitlow, M.D. Pediatric hematology/oncology fellow Aug. 2008 – Jul. 2010 Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Amanda (Robinson) Kirane, M.D. General surgery resident Jul. 2009- Jun. 2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UC Davis
Katherine Ostapoff, M.D. General surgery resident Jul. 2010 – Jun. 2012 Private Practice, West Columbia, SC
Moriah Hagopian, M.D. General surgery resident Jul. 2013 - Jul. 2015 General Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, UTSW
Katie Ludwig, M.D. Pediatric hematology/oncology fellow Jul. 2013 - Oct. 2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTSW
Katarzyna Wnuk-Lipinska, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow 2015 Scientist at BerGenBio
Miao Wang, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2016 Scientist at Mary Kay
Robin Frink, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Jan. 2011 - Feb. 2017 Manager, Medical Communications at Reata Pharmaceuticals
Raghava Sharma, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow Jan. 2015 - Apr. 2017 Principal Investigator - Biology, Syngene International
Olivier Belzile, Ph.D. Postdoctoral fellow May 2013 - Feb. 2018 Clinical Research Associate  - Medpace

SURF Students

Name Position Dates Now at
Andrew Miller, M.D. Summer Student 2004 Received M.D. from Univeristy of Florida, and is now a Fellow in Emergency Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital
Jessica Shih, Ph.D. Summer Student 2004 Received Ph.D. from Stanford in BME, and now works for Southwest Research Institution in San Antonio
Michelle Ward, B.S. Summer Student 2008 Received her B.S. at Princeton University
Jordan Braunfeld Summer Student 2010,2011 Currently a medical student at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Courtney Goldstein Summer Student 2012

Currently a graduate student at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Chantal Vidal Summer Student 2012

Currently a Senior at the University of Texas at El Paso

Minh-Phong (Andrew) Ngo Green Fellow 2014

Currently a Senior at the University of Texas at Dallas

Jonathan Gigas Summer Student 2015  
Kimberly Luu Green Fellow/SURF Student 2017  
Natalie Burton Green Fellow/SURF Intern 2018  

STAR Students

Name Position Dates Now at
Traian Pop Summer Student 2013 Currently at Townview High School in the Talented and Gifted Program. Plans on attending the Naval Academy after graduation
Jessica Long Summer Student 2010 Currently at University of Texas in Austin, studying history.
Shruthi Tummala