PhD Alumni

NAME/ DEGREE/ YEARPREVIOUS POSITION(S)CURRENT POSITION
Bruce Keswick / PhD / 79Postdoctoral fellow, Baylor CollegeMicrobiologist, Proctor & Gamble
John Barnwell / PhD / 80Postdoctoral fellow, National Institute for Allergy & Infectious Diseases, NIH
Staff Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Chief, Malaria Research and Development Laboratories Unit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Kevin Palmer / PhD / 82Assistant Researcher, John A. Burns School of MedicineMalaria Control Technical Officer, World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region, Manila (retired)

Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology
John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
Wesley Tamashiro / PhD / 83Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineStaff Development Scientist, Beckman Coulter, Inc.
David K. Ohashi / PhD / 83Chief, Microbiology
Dept. of Pathology
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology,
Campbell University School of Pharmacy
Buies Creek, NC
May Chu / PhD  / 85Assistant Director of Public Health in the Office for Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)/Executive Office of the President

Senior Advisor for Laboratory Systems, Office of Public Health Scientific Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Medical Officer, Alert and Response Operations (ARO) Programme, Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Fellow, Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchStaff Scientist (Plague Specialist), Centers for Disease Control, Fort Coffins, Colorado  
Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO
Eugene Chan / PhD / 86Assistant Professor, University of Malaysia, MalaysiaProfessor, University of Malaysia, Malaysia
George Hui / PhD / 86Assistant Researcher, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of HawaiiResearch Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
Srisakul Kliks / PhD /80Deputy Director, Research – Pediatric Vaccine Initiative
Manager, Vaccine Safety Research Project, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, Vector Borne Diseases Research Program, University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA

Postdoctoral Fellow, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Professor, UC San Francisco School of Medicine
Director, Research Program, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Michael Langford / PhD / 90Veterinarian, US Army Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, MDSenior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, DynPort Vaccine Company LLC 
Zilka Terrientes /  PhD / 90Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine
University of Panama, Panama City, Panama
Professor
Faculty of Medicine
University of Panama, Panama City, Panama
Christopher Locher / MS, PhD / 88,92Postdoctoral fellow, UC San Francisco School of Medicine

Research Scientist, UC San Francisco

Research Scientist & Project Leader for malaria and alphavirus vaccines, Maxygen, Inc.

Chairman of SAB/Vice President of Pre-clinical Development, Opsona Therapeutics, Dublin, Ireland

Director, Neglected Disease Initiatives Strategic Research and Development Alliance Networks, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Cambridge, MA
Director, Program and Portfolio Management, Oncology, Baxalta, Cambridge, MA 

Research Operation Director, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasure Center, Department of Homeland Security, Frederick, MD
Zixian Zhao / PhD / 93Pharmacological economist, Chicago pharmaceutical company
Susan Mutambu / PhD / 95Professor
University of Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe
William Gosnell/ PhD/ 98            Postdoctoral Fellow/John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of HawaiiAssistant Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
Benjamin Vine/ PhD/ 01Junior Researcher, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of HawaiiPrincipal, Hawaii Hoods and Scopes, Inc, Honolulu, HI
Lucienne Abe/ PhD/ 03Microbiologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Environmental Services Laboratory, Pearl Harbor, HIResearch Affiliate, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
Todd Sasser/ PhD/ 04Visiting Scholar, The University of Notre Dame           

Product Marketing Manager, Bruker Biospin (Molecular Imaging), Bruker Corp., Lafayette, Indiana      

Staff Scientist, Alpha Innotech Corporation, San Leandro, CA

Staff Scientist, Kodak Molecular Imaging, New Haven, CT
Head of Applications Americas PCI, Bruker BioSpin, Billerica, MA
Robert McLinden/ PhD/ 08Business Development and Strategy Lead, Social & Scientific Systems, Silver Spring, MD      
 
Business Representative/Project Manager, Advanced Bioscience Laboratories, Inc.Kensington, MD

Scientist II, US Military HIV Research Program, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Rockville, MD 
  
Military HIV-1 Research Program, WRAIR, Silver Spring, MD
Program Manager, Vaccine Development and Production, US Military HIV Research Program, Bethesda, MS

Senior Account Executive, ICON GPHS, Gaithersburg, MD

Moti Chapagain/ MS, PhD/ 04,09Assistant Researcher, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii             
 
Professor and Head, Dept. of Microbiology, Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Nepal

Research Associate III
Center for Infectious Diseases Research & Experimental Therapeutics, Baylor Institute of Immunology Research, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, TX
Director, Hollow Fiber System & Experimental Therapeutics Laboratories
Praedicare Inc., Dallas, TX
Alexander Kayatani/ PhD/ 10Postdoctoral fellow, Malaria Vaccine Development Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD
Scientist, Center for Infectious Disease Research, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD                  
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Chief of Microbiology
Tripler Army Medical Center, US Army Medical Department, Honolulu, HI
Alan Garcia/ MS,PhD/ 06,10Research Associate, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of HawaiiInstructor
Dept. of Microbiology
Kapiolani Community College
University of Hawaii
Esther (Volper) Ellis/ PhD/ 11Postdoctoral fellow, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, SingaporeEIS Officer, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA   

Territorial Epidemiologist, Department of Health, US Virgin Islands
Yeung Lo Tutterrow / MS,PhD/ 08,11Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Seattle, WA

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Infectious Disease Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Sr. Clinical Research Associate
Athira Pharma
Bothell, WA
James Kelley/PhD/ 11Postdoctoral fellow, Dept of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
            
Fogarty Global Health Fellow, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Mahidol University,
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Services, Bangkok, Thailand
     
Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Mahidol University
Technical Officer, World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office, Manila, Philippines
Shogo John Miyagi/ PhD/ 11Pharm. D., 
UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, San Francisco, CA
Pharmacy Intern, 
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford University
Palo Alto, CAPharmacy Resident
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC
Fellow in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Assistant Pharmacy Practice Faculty
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Practice Site: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Honolulu, HI
Sody Munsaka/ MS, PhD/ 07, 12Assistant Dean-Research, University of Zambia, School of Health Sciences, Lusaka, Zambia                  
 
Lecturer/Researcher, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Medicine, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
Head
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
University of Zambia, School of Health Sciences, Lusaka, Zambia
Kae Pusic/ MS,PhD/ 07, 12Postdoctoral Scholar, Cerebrovascular Disease and Aging Laboratories, Dept. of Neurology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, ILResearch Professional
Dept. of Neurology
Center for Integrative Neuroscience & Neuroengineering Research
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Mukesh Kumar/ MS,PhD/ 09,13Instructor, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii   

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology
John A Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii
Assistant Professor  
Dept. of Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Anna Babakhanyan/ PhD/ 13Fogarty Global Health Fellow, University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Yaounde, Cameroon                   
 
Postdoctoral Fellow – Case Western University, Cleveland Ohio
Undergraduate Science Research Advisor, Life Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Winifrida Kidima/ PhD/ 14Lecturer & Researcher
Dept. of Zoology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Alexandra Gurary/ PhD/ 14Manager, Molecular & Cellular Immunology Core, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Chih-Yun Lai/ PhD/ 14Postdoctoral Fellow
Lecturer & Jr. Researcher
Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Scientist
Analytical Development, Vaccine Immunogenicity & Potency
Emergent BioSolutions, San Diego, CA
Wen-Yang Tsai/ PhD/ 14Postdoctoral Fellow
Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Scientist III, Research and Development
BioProduction Group
ThermoFisher Scientific, Baltimore, MD
Kelsey Roe/ MS, PhD/ 11,15Postdoctoral Fellow
Dept. of Immunology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Research Scientist III, Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies, Seattle Children’s, Seattle, WA
Research Scientist, Cytonus Therapeutics, San Diego, CA
Abanda Ngu Njei/ PhD/ 17Microbiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services, Laboratory Services, Austin, TX

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Microbiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Clinical Research Professional (CRA/CRC)
CRA School of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Glen Chew/ PhD/ 17Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Immunology & Infectious Disease Laboratory, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 
Senior Scientist
Reagent and Assay Development
BD Life Sciences, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Senior Scientist, Graphite Bio, San Mateo, CA
Obadia Mfuh Kenji/ PhD/ 17Senior Scientist, Illumina Inc., Santa Clara, CAManager, Infectious Disease and Esoteric Testing
Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA

Virology Lab Supervisor, Clinical Virology Laboratory, Dept. of Pathology, Stanford Medicine, Stanford, CA

Clinical Lab Director Consultant, Union City, CA
Eleanore Chuang/ PhD/ 17Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HIAAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Nelson Lazaga/ PhD/ 17Chief Operating Officer/Chief Microbiologist, Steep Hill Labs, Inc., Honolulu, HIChief Operating Officer/Chief Microbiologist, Spectra Analytical Lab, Honolulu, HI
Argon Steele/ PhD/ 17Research Ecologist, US Geological Survey Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, HI
Samuel Tassi-Yunga/ PhD/ 17Postdoctoral Scholar, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, ORAssociate Scientist, Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR), OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, Portland, OR
Yukie Lloyd/ PhD/ 18Project Formulation Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaJICA Expert in Infectious Disease Surveillance
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Jourdan (Posner) McMillan/ PhD/ 19Research Associate, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HILecturer, UH West Oahu, Kapolei, HI

Instructor, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI
Liana Medina/ PhD/ 19Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TXScientist
Vaccine Research & Development
Emergent BioSolutions, San Diego, CA
Joanna Kettlewell/ PhD/ 20COVID-19 Response Postdoctoral Fellow, Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), State Laboratories Division, Hawaii Dept. of HealthMicrobiologist
Medical Service Corps.
US Army
Danielle Clements/ PhD/ 20Post-Doctoral Research Specialist, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI
Daniel Strange/PhD/ 20Research Associate, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HIMolecular Biologist
Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC)
Laboratories Division
Hawaii State Dept. of Health, Honolulu, HI
Thomas Premeaux/PhD/ 20Postdoctoral Associate in Medicine
Dept. of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
Albert To/PhD/ 20Research Associate, Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI
Caitlin Williams/PhD/ 21Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dept. of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
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