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Alumni Spotlights

Luke Adam

Luke Adam  (PhD Chemistry 1994) R&D Manager Analytical Chemistry, Beam Global Spirits and Wine; LinkedIn

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson (BA Chemistry 2006); PharmD, UCSD 2010; PGY1 Pharmacy Acute Care Resident, UCSD Health (2010-11); Pharmacist, Stanford HealthCare (2012-15); Medical Science Liason, Novartis (2015-present). LinkedIn

Kathleen Cox

Kathleen Cox (BA and BS Chemistry 1988) PhD Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University 1993; Director, Schering-Plough Research Instituted (2005-09); Director of Exploratory Drug Metabolism, Merck Research Labs (2009-2019); Senior Director, Eli Lilly and Co (2019-present) LinkedIn

Richard Fischer

Richard Fischer  (MS Chemistry 1969) Senior Sales Specialist at PerkinElmer (2001-11); Owner, RWF Scientific (2012-present) LinkedIn

Gregory Garrett

Gregory A. Garrett (BS Chemistry 1981); MS Systems Engineering Management, University of Southern California 1985; Executive Director, Strategy Execution (1993-97); Chief Compliance Officer, Nokia (1997-06); Chief Operating Officer, ASI Government (2006-07); Managing Director, Navigant (2007-11); Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, ARTEL Inc (2011-14); Partner, Head of Cybersecurity, Blue Canopy Inc (2014-16); VP and General Manager, UICGS/Bowhead Family of Companies, (2016-17); President and CEO, GCS International (2000-present); Head of US and International and International. Cybersecurity Advisory Services, BDO USA (2017-present). LinkedIn

Debra Greer

Debra Greer (BA Chemistry 1987); Clinical Res Associate, AG Serono (1990-92); Med Res Associate, Bayer Pharmaceuticals (1992-94); Senior Manager, PAREXEL International (1994-2005); Senior Clinical Recruiter, MedFocus (2005-07); Regional CRA Line Manager, i3 Research (2007-08); Regional CRA Manager, Boston Scientific (2008-11); Assoc Director, inVentiv Health Clinical (2011-present). LinkedIn

Brian Harmon

Brian Harmon (BA Chemistry 1994) PhD Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Univ California San Francisco 2002; Criminalist, CA Dept Justice (2003-05); Forensic Scientist, Forensic Analytical (2005-07); Criminalist, Senior Criminalist, Criminalist Supervisor, DNA Data Bank Tech Leader (2008-present); LinkedIn

  • Dr. Katie Schmidt (BS Chemistry 2009) recently joined Jamestown Family Medicine. After Miami, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a M.D. She completed a residency in internal medicine at UC.
  • Vicky Borland (BS Biochemistry 2019) accepted a position as an Information Scietist at CAS (division of ACS) in Columbus, OH.
  • Audrey Short (BS Biochemistry, BA Physics 2019) was highlighted on the Goldwater Scholarship website. She was a 2018 Goldwater scholar and a 2017-18 Beckman scholar. She was also highlighted in the Dean’s May 2019 Alumni Update newsletter. View her profile»
  • Mahesh Aitha (PhD 2015) was recently highlighted by NIH.
  • Tara Sigdel (PhD 2005) recently wrote to share what he has been doing since leaving Oxford. After Miami, he was a postdoctoral associate at Stanford (2005-09) working in Professor Minnie Sarwal’s lab. He then became a Research Associate at Stanford in Pediatrics (2009-11) and then an Associate Scientist at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (2011-14). Since 2014, he has been an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco. He has been co-PI or PI on external grants exceeding $4 million and has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Olivia Rizzo (BS Biochemistry 2017) is currently a medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
  • Matt Francis (BS Chemistry 1994) was recently awarded a Cope Scholarship (C&E News, January 28th edition) for his work on protein-modification reactions. Matt is currently the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at UC Berkeley.
  • Conor Craft (BA Chemistry 2010) JD University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2014; Judicial law clerk, US District Court for Southern Indiana (2014-15); Judicial law clerk, US Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit (2015-16); Attorney, US Department of Justice (2016-present). LinkedIn 
  • Edward Foos (BS Chemistry 1994) PhD Chemistry, Duke University 1998; NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Naval Research Lab (1999-2001); Research Chemist, Naval Research Lab (2001-14); Senior Technical Leader, Materials Chemistry at NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division (2014-present); LinkedIn
  • LaRissa Foster (BA Chemistry 2005) PharmD Howard Univ 2009; MPH George Washington Univ 2018; Pharmacist, CVS Health (2006-12); Consumer Safety Officer, FDA (2014-present); Lieutenant, Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Serve (2014-present) LinkedIn