Past Members

Over 100 postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, clinical fellows, undergraduate students, computational biologists, and technical staff have trained and developed their careers in the Kraus lab since it was founded in 1999. The trainees have moved on to careers as scientists, professors, and physicians at academic institutions, hospitals, and biotech companies around the world. The computational biologists and technical staff employed by the Kraus lab have used their time in the lab to continue developing their careers and positioning themselves for further opportunities. As the track record of our personnel shows, the training, mentorship, research opportunities, and continuing career support provided to Kraus lab members are an incredible career catalyst that promotes continued success.

Postdoctoral Fellows

        Graduate Students

        • Mari Acevedo Santiago, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 1999-2004
          Professor, Univ. of Puerto Rico
        • Bryan Gibson, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2008-2015
          Assistant Member, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
        • Nasun Hah, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2004-2010
          Director, Integrative Genomics, Altos Labs
        • Kristine (Frizzell) Hussey, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2003-2010
          Director, Program Management, Akebia Therapeutics
        • Gary Isaacs, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2002-2008
          Professor, Liberty Univ.
        • Aarin Jones, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2017-2022
          Postdoctoral Scientist, Regeneron
        • Mi Young Kim, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 1999-2004
          Associate Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
        • Miltos Kininis, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2002-2007
          Head of Oncology & Hematology Therapeutic Area, Novartis Greece
        • Raga Krishnakumar, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2004-2009
          Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
        • Rui Li, M.S.
          Graduate Student, 2010-2014
          Senior Research Scientist, Meta
        • Ziying Liu, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2010-2015
          Staff Software Engineer,
        • Xin Luo, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2007-2014
          Senior Computational Biology Scientist, Amgen, CA
        • Shino Murakami, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2010-2018
          Postdoctoral Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY
        • Joanna (Berrocal) Noonan, M.S.
          Graduate Student, 2006-2008
          Senior Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb
        • John Tyler Piazza, M.S.
          Graduate Student, 2017-2018
          Senior Manager of Life Sciences Business Development, Helix
        • Keun Ryu, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2010-2018
          Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
        • Miao Sun, Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2007-2013
          Head of Computational Biology, Experimental Drug Development Centre, Singapore
        • David Wacker, M.D., Ph.D.
          Graduate Student, 2001-2006
          Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

            Clinical Fellows

                Computational Biologists

                • Minho Chae, Ph.D.
                  Computational Biologist III, 2011-2015
                  Director at Fluo Labs, Dallas, TX
                • Venkat Malladi, M.S.
                  Computational Biologist II, 2015-2017
                  Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics @ Microsoft Genomics
                • Anusha Nagari, M.S.
                  Computational Biologist III, 2011-2022
                  Senior Scientific Data Analyst, Caris Life Sciences
                • Nabina Paudyal, Ph.D.
                  Computational Biologist I, 2021-2022
                  Senior Computational Scientist, Colossal Biosciences
                • Rohit Setlem, M.S.
                  Computational Biologist I, 2018-2021
                  Bioinformatician, Mayo Clinic
                • Aishwarya Sundaresan, M.S.
                  Computational Biologist II, 2018-2021
                  Bioinformatics Analyst III, Scripps Research

                Technical Staff

                • Jonathan Abshier
                  Research Technician II, 2019-2021
                  Ph.D. Candidate, Portland State University
                • Hassan Allahrakha, D.O.
                  Research Technician II, 2016-2017
                  Resident Physician, Methodist Health System Dallas
                • Neeraja Bhangre, M.S.
                  Research Technician II, 2013-2014
                  Clinical Development Scientist, Oncology, Gilead Sciences
                • Yaroslav (Adam) Bisikalo
                  Research Assistant II, 2018-2019
                  Research Associate, Surgery, UT Southwestern
                • Emerson Ailidh Boggs, M.S.
                  Research Technician II, 2017-2018
                  Lead Research Specialist, Emory University
                • Jane Bowman Ford
                  Research Assistant I, 2010-2013
                  Sr. Administrative Assistant, UT Southwestern, 2013-2014
                  Territory Account Manager, PHC Biomed
                • Cristel Camacho, Ph.D.
                  Senior Research Associate, Research Scientist, and Senior Research Scientist, 2017-2022
                  Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
                • Jessica Chiou Carruthers, M.S.
                  Research Technician II, 2016-2017
                  Clinical Sales Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                • Kevin Conley
                  Research Technician III, 2004-2005
                • Rebecca Dharamraj
                  Research Technician II, 2018
                  Graduate Student, Texas Woman's University
                • Cynthia Duran, M.D.
                  Research Technician II, 2017-2018

                  Resident Physician, New York City Health + Hospitals
                • Elizabeth Fogarty
                  Research Support Specialist I, 2005-2009
                  Research Support Specialist II, Cornell University
                • Kristen Gomez
                  Research Technician II, 2017-2018
                • Charles R. Hutti, Ph.D.
                  Research Associate, 2020-2022
                  Biomedical Research Associate, Advanced Technology International
                • Megan Johnson
                  Research Assistant I, 2018-2019
                • Elizabeth Tory (Manning) Kavoossi, M.D.
                  Research Support Specialist I, 1999-2001
                  Family Medicine Specialist, Long Beach, CA
                • Jenny Ying Long
                  Research Assistant II, 2015-2016
                  Senior Quality Assurance Specialist, Abbott Laboratories
                • Kimberly Matavire
                  Research Technician II and Research Assistant I, 2018-2019
                  Fidelity Investments
                • O’Brian Mbakwe, M.D.
                  Research Technician II, 2015-2017
                  Resident Physician, Brooklyn, NY
                • Thomas Millen
                  Research Technician II, 2021
                  Account Executive, RealPage, Inc.
                • Deborah Miller
                  Research Scientist and Director of Green Center Laboratory Operations, 2010-2013
                  Business Development Manager, Remi
                • Rosemary Conry Plagens, Ph.D.
                  Research Assistant, 2014-2017
                  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UNC Chapel Hill
                • Rachel Ramirez
                  Research Assistant I and II, 2011-2014
                  Quality Assurance Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory Services, UT Southwestern
                • Jennifer Smith, Ph.D.
                  Research Technician III, 2001-2002
                  Senior Policy Advisor, Health Canada
                • Rion Taylor, Ph.D.
                  Research Technician, 2002-2003
                  Professor, MidAmerica Nazarene University
                • Kirk Tran, M.D.
                  Research Technician II, 2014-2016
                  Resident, Eastern Virginia Medical School
                • David Turnell
                  Research Technician II, 2019-2021
                  J.D. Candidate, University of Texas School of Law
                • Fang Ye
                  Research Assistant I, 2009-2011

                    Undergraduate Students

                    • Jamie Anastas, Ph.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2004-2005
                      Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
                    • Ehsan Balagamwala, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2006-2008
                      Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic
                    • Arunabha "Sunny" Basu, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2009-2010
                      Anesthesiologist, Kaiser Permanente
                    • Benjamin Chen, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2004-2006
                      Internist, Oakland, CA
                    • Christine Cheng, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2006-2007
                      Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
                    • Yeeting Esther Chong, Ph.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2002-2005
                      Scientist, aTyr Pharma
                    • Michelle DuMond, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2006-2008
                      Family Physician, One Medical
                    • Trevor Halle, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2008-2008
                      Emergency Medicine Physician, US Acute Care Solutions
                    • Daria R. Homenko, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2002-2003
                      Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital
                    • Susan Hsiao, M.D., Ph.D.
                      1st Kraus Lab Member! 
                      Undergraduate Student, 1999-2002
                      Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University
                    • Catherine Kim, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2002-2003
                    • Eugene Park, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2006-2008
                      Plastic Surgeon, Shriners Children's Hospital
                    • Emily Reasor
                      Undergraduate Student, 2004-2005
                      Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
                    • Marc Schwabish, Ph.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 1999-2002
                      Chief Business Officer, Tectonic Therapeutic
                    • Erwin Wang, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2004
                      Physician Advisor, NYU Langone Hospital
                    • Ian Wang, Ph.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2002-2003
                      Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
                    • Wendy Wang, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2007-2010
                      Hospital Resident, Yale School of Medicine
                    • Matt Wettan, M.B.A.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2002
                      Accountant, Kweit, Mantell & DeLucia LLP
                    • Christine Yang, M.D.
                      Undergraduate Student, 2008-2010
                      Pediatric Medicine Specialist, Maryland
                    • Alla Zarifyan, M.S.
                      Undergraduate, 1999-2001
                      Marketing Director, Intechnic