Alumni

Alumni Highlights

Jerry Yin in Stowers Report article, A Catapult into Scientific Research.
'A Summer to Remember' A Taste of Scientific Life
featuring Renny Ma in the Stowers Report.
Evan Eschliman earns Fulbright scholarship.
Clara Ma is awarded Schwarzman scholarship.

Clara Ma wrote the award winning essay in the Mars Science Laboratory naming contest that allowed her to name the Curiosity Rover!
Colleen McLaughlin receives Damon Runyon fellowship.

Graduate Students

Name Title/Years in Yu Lab After Yu Lab (if known)
Yunming Wu PhD, Open University
2014-2018
Postdoc,
Stanford University

Postdocs

Name Title/Years in Yu Lab After Yu Lab (if known)
Jie He The Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2005-2010
Principal Investigator,
Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai
Oxana Litvine Russian Academy of Medical Science
2005-2007
Biology Instructor,
The Ursuline School
SangSeong Kim Seoul National University
2007-2012
Associate professor,
Hanyang University
Zhuoming Li The University of Tokushima
2008-2011
Associate Professor,
Harbin Institute of Technology
Zulin Yu The Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2008-2010
Research Specialist,
Stowers Microscopy
Zhenhua Gui Jiao Tong University
2010-2011
MD
Sachiko Haga-Yamanaka University of Tokyo
2010-2014
Assistant Professor,
University of California, Riverside
Elden Yu The University of Texas at Austin
2010-2012
Applied Scientist,
Amazon
Lakshmi Chandrasekaran New Jersey Institute of Technology
2011-2014
Associate Director,
Alzheimer's Association
Yanxia Pang Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai
2016-2017
Instructor,
Dallas ISD

Visiting Scientists

Name Title/Years in Yu Lab Insitution After Yu Lab (if known)
Haruki Techaki Visiting Researcher
2010
The Tokyo University The Tokyo University PhD Associate Professor @ The Tokyo University
Zhenhuang Chen Visiting Graduate Student
2018-2019
Zhejiang University Zhejiang University PhD

Technicians

Name Title/Years in Yu Lab School Attended After Yu Lab (if known)
Evan  Gillespie Research Technician
2005-2006
William Jewell College Kansas City University of Medicine, DO
Aaron Scott

Research Technician
2005-2006

Research Assistant
2007

University of Pennsylvania
University of Missouri School of Medicine, MD
Surgeon
Peniel Zelalem Research Technician
2006-2007
University of Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center,MD
Assistant Professor @KU Medical Center

Nirjal Sapkota Research Technician
2007-2008
Truman State University University of Texas at Dallas, PhD candidate
Arian Abdolla Research Technician
2007-2008
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Albert Einstein College of Medicine, PhD
Biomedical Information Specialist, University of Virginia
Justin Rider

Stowers Scholar
2008, 2009

Research Technician
2009-2010

Truman State University University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine, MD
Chief Resident, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Kristi Jensen Research Technician
2011-2012
University of Kansas Stowers Graduate School, MS
Lab Manager, Johannes Gutenberg University
Daniel K. Lee Research Technician
2011-2013 
Washington University in St Louis University of Illinois at Chicago   MS
Researcher, University of Illinois at Chicago
Daniel Friedman

Stowers Scholar
2012, 2013

Stowers Intern
2014

Research Technician
2014-2015

Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis, MD
Resident, Washington University in St Louis
Hayley Scheerer Research Technician
2013-2015
Truman State University University of Missouri School of Medicine, MD
Resident, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Jie Xin Research Technician
2014-2016
  MS
Small Business Owner
José (Fibo) López Hernández Graduate Researcher
2016-2017
National Autonomous University Stowers Graduate School, PhD Candidate

Master Students/Interns

Name Years in Yu Lab School Attended After Yu Lab (if known)
Vasha DuTell 2013-2015 University of Oregon UC Berkley, MS and PhD candidate
Dar Dahlen 2014-2015 University of Oregon Software Engineer @ Quantum Benchmark Inc.
Michael Hirte 2016-2020 University of Oregon Microscopy Specialist
Malalaniaina Rakotobe 2016 Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII) Institut de Biologie Valrose, MA and PhD candidate
Carter Long 2017-2020 University of Oregon  
Ronael Yablanka 2017 Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII) Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII), MS
Jason Catalico 2017 University of Oregon  
Kohl Kinning 2018-2019 University of Oregon Bioinformatics Analyst
Clarisse Dumont 2018 Université Paris Diderot Inside Sales Specialist
Peter Schwarz 2018-2019 University of Oregon Optical Scientist
Manon Jaulin 2019 Institut Curie M2 Student

Summer Scholars/Predocs

Name Title/Years in Yu Lab School Attended After Yu Lab (if known)
Emily Abdoler 2005 Stowers Scholar William Jewel College University of Michigan Medical School, MD
MAEd Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Stefani Fontan 2006 Stowers Scholar University of Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center, MD
Johns Hopkins University, PhD
Resident, Mount Sinai Medical School in New York

Sutton Ansley 2006 Stowers Scholar Washington and Lee University University of Virginia School of Law, JD
Counsel, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Stephen Gradwohl 2007 Stowers Scholar
2008 Stowers Scholar
2009 Stowers Scholar
Washington University Washington University School of Medicine, MD
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Jing Hu 2008 Stowers Scholar Peking University Duke University,PhD
Research Asscoiate, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Medical Center, Joan Massague Lab
Justin Ryder 2008 Stowers Scholar
2009 Stowers Scholar
Truman State University  University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine, MD
Chief Resident, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Laine (Bruning) Stobaugh 2009 Stowers Intern Creighton University Baker University, MBA
HR reprehensive, Altec
Maureen Ty 2009 Stowers Intern Kansas State University New York University, PhD
Postdoc, Stanford University
Megan Fracol 2009 Stowers Intern
2010 Stowers Scholar
2011 Stowers Scholar
2012 Stowers Scholar
University of Kansas University of Pennsylvania, Perlman School of Medicine,MD
Resident, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Katharina Grauel 2009 Stowers Scholar Freir Universitat Berlin Freir Universitat Berlin, PhD
Postdoc, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Lingxue Zhang 2009 Stowers Scholar
2010 Stowers Intern
Peking University Carnegie Melon University, MS
Andrew Satterlee 2009 Stowers Scholar
2010 Stowers Scholar
Kansas State University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, UNC
Xinyun Peng 2010 Stowers Intern Sichuan University Penn Sate University, PhD candidate
Roman Becicka 2010 Stowers Scholar Duquesne University

Northwestern University, MD
Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

Tao Wang 2010 Stowers Scholar Peking University UT Southwestern, PhD
Assistant Professor, UTSW
Shen Shan 2010 Stowers Scholar Peking University Harvard University, PhD
Postdoc Fellow, Baylor College
Colleen McLaughlin 2011 Stowers Scholar University of Tennessee Case Western Reserve University, PhD
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow, Standford University, Liqun Luo Lab
Wanlu Liu 2011 Stowers Scholar Zhejiang University UCLA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University
Yilin Li 2011 Stowers Scholar Tsinghua University Tsinghua University
Marta (Kolodziejczak) Böhle 2011 Stowers Scholar Pierre and Marie Curie University Université Pierre et Marie Curie PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Amurta Nath 2011 Stowers Scholar
2012 Stowers Scholar
India Institute of Technology Kanpur Northwestern University, PhD         
Postdoc, NIH
Vivekanandan Ramalingam 2011 Stowers Scholar
2012 Stowers Scholar
Anna University Kansas University Medical Center, PhD
Postdoc, Stowers
Matthew Bruce 2012 Stowers Scholar Baylor College

Baylor College of Medicine, MD
Physician

Yin (Jerry) Yue 2012 Stowers Scholar University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sri Karthika Shanmugam 2012 Stowers Scholar Ohio State University Ohio State University, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, Columbia University
Karthikeyan Murugesan 2012 Stowers Scholar India Institute of Technology Kanpur Georgia Institute Technology, MS          
Scientist I, Foundation Medicine
Zheng (Cindy) Xing 2012 Stowers Scholar Jilin University Purdue University, PhD
Postdoc, UTSW
Nimish Mittal 2012 Stowers Scholar
2013 Stowers Intern
Rice University Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company
Daniel Friedman 2012 Stowers Scholar
2013 Stowers Scholar
2014 Stowers Intern
Washington University

Washington University, MD
Resident, Washington University in St Louis

Megan Hoffman 2012 Stowers Scholar
2013 Stowers Scholar
Truman State University University of Michigan - Rackham Graduate School, PhD
Rishab Raj 2013 Stowers Scholar India Institute of Technology Kanpur Open University, Yu Lab, PhD
Zita Hubler 2013 Stowers Scholar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Case Western Reserve University, MD/PhD candidate
Laura Nay 2013 Stowers Scholar Willamette University University of Washington School of Nursing, BS of Nursing
Clinical research coordinator II, Seattle Children's
Florian Bilz 2013 Stowers Scholar Georg-August-Universität Georg-August-Universität, PhD candidate

Jianping Wu

2013 Stowers Scholar
2014 Stowers Intern

Sun Yat-sen University

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, PhD candidate

Sruti Raja  2014 Stowers Scholar Anna University University of Heidelberg, MS
Exchange Student
(Mussfik) Bhuiyan Rahman 2015 Stowers Scholar Vanderbilt University University of Houston, PhD candidate
Morgan Widhalm 2015 Stowers Scholar University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame, PhD candidate
Clara Ma 2015 Stowers Intern Yale University Cambridge University MPhil
Schwarzman Scholar
Grace Li-Haug 2015 Stowers Intern
2016 Stowers Scholar
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Design engineer
Mohamed Eltabbal 2015 Stowers Scholar
2016 Stowers Intern
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, PhD candidate
Evan Eschliman 2015 Stowers Scholar University of Chicago Columbia University, MS
Johns Hopkins University, PhD candidate
Fulbright Scholar in 2018
Samyukta Dore 2016 Stowers Scholar Bard College Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, MD candidate
Shashank Chepurwar 2016 Stowers Scholar India Institute of Technology University of Göttingen, PhD candidate
Madison McCulloch 2016 St. Luke Hospital Intern University of Kentucky University of Kentucky, MS candidate
John Shook 2016 St. Luke Hospital Intern University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Kansas Medical Center, MD candidate
Tyler Jost 2016 St. Luke Hospital Intern
2017 Stowers Scholar
Baylor College The University of Texas at Austin PhD candidate
Ruohan Zhong 2016 Stowers Scholar
2017 Stowers Intern
Zhejiang University Stowers Graduate School, PhD candidate
Renny Ma 2017 Stowers Scholar Brown University University of Michigan School of Public Health, MHSA candidate
Hongruo Zhang 2017 Stowers Scholar Wuhan University Wuhan University
Kevin Li 2017 Stowers Scholar
2018 Stowers Scholar
Washington University, St Louis Washington University, St Louis, Applying for medical school
Sandon Scott 2018 Stowers Scholar UCLA UCLA, Applying for medical school
Medical Scribe, the Cancer Center of Southern California
Edwin Qiu 2018 Stowers Scholar Washington University, St Louis Washington University, St Louis
Research technician, Washington University
Yiyang “Reus” Zhu 2018 Stowers Scholar Grinnell College In school
Jack Swann 2019 Stowers Scholar University of Kansas University of Chicago, MS candidate          
Rajit Roy 2019 Stowers Scholar SRM University Illinois State University, MS candidate
Marina Slashcheva 2019 Stowers Scholar Saint Petersburg State University Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, Cooperation with Max Planck Society, PhD candidate
Anamay Samant 2019 Stowers Scholar India Institute of Technology in school
Olivia Lawler 2019 Stowers Scholar
2020 Virtual Scholar
John Brown University Stowers Graduate School, PhD candidate
Shubhajit Sen 2019 Stowers Scholar
2020 Virtul Scholar
India Institute of Statistics North Carolina State University, PhD candidate
Cynthia Zhang 2020 Virtual Scholar Brown University In school
Soham Ghosh 2020 Virtual Scholar India Institute of Statistics In school