Alumni Success

Where are they now?

Graduates of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at Marshall University have found employment in a variety of outstanding positions in academia, clinical research, pharmaceutical companies, businesses, and the public sector.

The following is a list of some of the many exciting places our alumni have been employed:

  • Applied Biosystems
  • Ashland Community and Technical
    College
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • East Ohio Regional Hospital
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Kent State University
  • L’Oréal
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Morehead State University
  • Mylan, Inc.
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Progenesis Technologies, LLC
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy
  • Shawnee State University
  • Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Biogen Idec
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa
  • University of Kentucky Graduate Center for Toxicology
  • University of MD Greenebaum Cancer Center
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of Virginia
  • The West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Wil Research Laboratories
  • Zymed Laboratories

Recent Ph.D. Graduates

Jasjeet Bhullar, Ph.D.

Dr. Bhullar earned her Ph.D. in May 2011 under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent E. Sollars. She is working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. She is working to optimize strategies for combining signal transduction inhibitors and chemotherapy drugs in preclinical models, in order to design combination regimens for subsequent testing in clinical trials in leukemia.

Yue Huang, Ph.D.

Yue Huang, Ph.D.Dr. Huang earned his Ph.D. in May 2011 under the mentorship of Dr. Guo-Zhang Zhu. He attends University of Queensland School of Medicine in Australia. In 2011, he was working as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Oncological Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. His research project was to study epigenetic regulation in hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia.

Melinda Varney, Ph.D.

Melinda Varney, Ph.D.Dr. Varney earned her Ph.D. in December 2010 under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent E.  Sollars. She is working in the Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology at
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her research focuses on modifiers of TRAF6 and their contributions to Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS).

Jennifer Napper, Ph.D.

Jennifer Napper, Ph.D.Dr. Napper earned her Ph.D. in August 2010 under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent E. Sollars. She is working as Assistant Professor of Biology at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Sandeep Joshi, Ph.D.

Sandeep Joshi, Ph.D.Dr. Joshi earned his Ph.D. in May 2010 under the mentorship of Dr. Richard M. Niles. He is working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dermatology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. His research area is pigment cell biology and melanoma.

Lauren Richards-Waugh, Ph.D.

Lauren Richards-Waugh, Ph.D.Dr. Richards-Waugh earned her Ph.D. in May 2010 under the mentorship of Dr. Gary O. Rankin. She is working as Assistant Professor of Forensic Chemistry in Marshall University’s School of Medicine Forensic Science, M.S. Program.

In 2010, she was working as Forensic Toxicologist at The West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston, and lectured for the Drug Enforcement Administration in their Pharmaceutical Overdose Death Investigation seminar series.