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2010’s Graduates

Lauren Schoukroun Barnes, Ph.D. Chemistry ’16
Dr. Schoukroun-Barnes obtained experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a Quality Control Chemist. She used that knowledge to write government contracts and conduct market research for developers and manufacturers of pharmaceutical products. Dr. Schoukroun-Barnes is currently expanding her capabilities into the area of technical project management

Andrew Brown, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry ’14
Dr. Brown went on to be a research associate at Norwich Pharma Services and has been recently promoted to Research Scientist.

Saibal Chakraborty, Ph.D. in Synthetic Chemistry ’11
Saibal did a Postdoc fellowship at the NIH in Bethesda from 2012 to 2015 and then  moved to Southern Research Institute in Birmingham Alabama (2015 -2016 ) as a medicinal chemist in drug discovery department. Most recently he is a Senior Synthetic Organic Chemist working in Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), silver Spring, MD (2016 October – Present). He is working in exciting Antibacterial drug discovery research for the CARB initiative.

Sudhir Dahal, Ph.D. in Chemistry ’14
Sudhir started as a Product Specialist for the Molecular Spectroscopy division at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. The primary function of a product specialist is to provide pre- and post-sales support for all spectroscopy-related Shimadzu’s applications. Sudhir has been recently promoted to Product Manager and is one of the youngest product manager of his company. As a product manager, Sudhir leads a team of product and sales specialists for his division, while also coordinating with the managers from different branches of the company to define global marketing and business development strategies.

Casey Daniels B.S. Biochemistry ’10
Casey went on to get a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, awarded in 2015. Her doctoral work produced a mass spectrometry-based pipeline which enables the site-specific identification of protein ADP-ribosylation sites, an important advance for the study of both basic cell biology and for the advancement of precision medicine in the chemotherapeutic application of PARP (Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase) inhibitors. She has continued this work as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, in the Laboratory of Immune System Biology, where she is studying poly(ADP-ribose) in the innate immune response and the tumor microenvironment.

Jeffrey Oleske Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry ’12
Jeff is the Manager of a Field Product Specialist and Application Scientist team covering the Americas and Canada at Andor Technology. Their primary function is to provide pre- and post-sales support for all Physical and Life Science Imaging products. They support Spectroscopy, Astronomy, High Energy Detection, Time-Resolved, and Microscopy Applications.

Monica Pruitt, B.S. in Biochemistry ’14
After graduating in 2014, Monica became a lab technician at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dan Talley, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry ’16
Dan was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). During this time, Dan applied and built upon his synthetic organic skill set, while gaining expertise in the area of medicinal chemistry and drug development. Dr. Talley then accepted a permanent position at NCATS as a staff scientist in the national chemical genomics center. He works on multiple projects spanning the translational field and aims to resolve common bottlenecks and limitations in drug discovery.