Department of Biology
CBU Biology Alumni News
and Biology Student Achievements
[Updated 8 April 2013]
CBU Biology Students at May 2007 Graduation
 CBU Biology          Bio News & Events
Biology Faculty Award and Dominic Dunn Award
Here is what we know about recent CBU Biology alumni. (This includes biology, biomedical science and some natural science, chemistry, and psychology graduates who keep in touch with us.)
This page is designed to help you keep in touch with us and with each other.  Please e-mail us with any additions or corrections.  We love to hear from you! Information compiled by Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Dr. Anna Ross and Dr. Stan Eisen.
Class of 2010 Class of 2005 Class of 2000
Class of 2009
Class of 2004
Class of 1999
Class of 2013 Class of 2008 Class of 2003 Class of 1998
Class of 2012 Class of 2007 Class of 2002 Class of 1997
Class of 2011 Class of 2006 Class of 2001 Early 1990's and 1980's
Class of 2013
Research Posters '13        TAS '13
Robert Banks Feb. '13: Accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Krystyna Clark Nov. '12:  Accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Cameron Volpe April '13: Accepted to the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) School of Veterinary Medicine.Feb '13: Accepted to the Mississippi State School of Veterinary Medicine.
Class of 2012
Research Posters '12        TAS '12
Larry Anderson (Chem & Bio) Oct. '10:  Larry presented a poster the the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Conference in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2010.  The title of the poster is : "Inhibition of Cytochrome P450 1B1 Activity with 2,3',4,5,'-Tetramethoxystilbene Prevents Renal Dysfunction Associated with Angiotensin II-Induced Hypertension in Rats."  Larry is a junior conducting his research at UT Department of Pharmacology.
Samantha Bownes (Biol) June '12: Accepted to the Scholars Program at the Church Health Center for a year-long paid internship as a clinical assistant.  March '12:  Selected as the recipient of the 2012 Vanderhaar Student Peace Award, in recognition of her work with CBU Visible Campus and Arudo Yat benefitting schools and children in Uganda. With Beta Beta Beta, she has helped organized the annual Bowlathon for Uganda, a benefit for the Ugandan non-profit organization Hope North. She is also helping to form a new program to encourage first- and second-year students involved in community service and humanitarian work. 
Teaire Carmichael (NSci) March '12:  Accepted to the Clinical Nurse Leader (Nurse Practitioner) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Cathlyn Chan (Biochem) Feb. '12: Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy.
Catherine Gluszek (BioChem) Nov. '11:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Michael Hankins (NSci) Oct. '12: Accepted to the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine.  Jan '12:  Accepted to the Trinity School of Medicine, located on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean.
Cory Haughey (Biol) Jan. '12:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry.
Kelly Jeu (BiomedSci) Sept '12:  "I was offered a job position as a clinic assistant/scholar at the Church Health Center back in May of 2012. I'm currently in my dental clinic front desk rotation. In the spring I will rotate to the medical clinic gaining more hands-on training with patients. I'm loving my job, especially since I'm working with a population of people that I would want to serve when I become a doctor. It's been a learning experience and all my coworkers are super nice."
Justin King (Biol) Feb. '12: Selected to participate in the Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program.
Staci Long April '12: Accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Dana Pabalate (Biol) March '12:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) Clinical Nurse Leader program.
Bhavyata Parag (BiomedSci) Feb. '12:   2012, has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy.
Rachel Reese (BiomedSci) April '12:  Accepted to the University of Alabama - Birmingham Masters Program in Genetic Counseling.
Johnny Timmerman March '12:  Accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Nick Watkins (Biol) Jan. '12  Accepted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson) School of Medicine.
Brian Walter Mar. '12:  Accepted to the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Hattiesburg, MS).
Class of 2011
Research Posters '11        TAS '11           BBB Induction '11
Kaylea Brewer (NSci) Mar. '11: Accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
Mary Jane Dickey Gibbs (Biomed Sci) Dec '11: Accepted to the M.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine.
Rachel Haag Awarded a UT Neuroscience Institute 2010-11 Merit Fellowship for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research. 
Natalie Hart Guley Nov. '10:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine. 
Kyle Hayes Feb. '11:  presented a paper entitled "Impact of Halo Vest Stabilization in Patients with Blunt Cervical Spine Fractures" at the 6th Academic Surgical Congress conducted on February 1-3 in Huntington Beach, CA. Kyle coauthored the paper with his mentors, Dr. L. Magnotti and Dr. M. Croce.
Brandon Maharry (Biol) Jan '12:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine.
Kathleen Nelson Mar. '11:  Accepted to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Stephanie Parker Oct. '10:  Accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Makita Reed May '11:  Accepted Union Univ. School of Pharmay class of 2015.
Eric Scott (Chem) Feb. '12:  Elected President of the First Year Pharmacy Class at Union University.
Huong Tran Mar. '11:  Accepted to the Master’s-level Clinical Nurse Leader program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Jessica Wooster (NSci) Mar. '11:  Accepted to the Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis.)
Class of 2010
Graduation '10        Research Posters '10        TAS '10           BBB Induction '10
Caitlin Ashley (Biol) Jan. "12:  Accepted to the Physician Assistant program at Oklahoma University – Tulsa.
Elizabeth Calabretta (NSci) Feb. 12:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy.
Rachel Escue June '10:  Employed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in pharmaceutical sciences.
Cameron Kasmai Awarded a UT Neuroscience Institute 2009-2010 Merit Fellowship for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research.
Anmol Khan, M.S. June '10:  Accepted to the Masters in Pharmacology Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
John Legge June '10:  Accepted to the MD program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Melissa McDonald (NSci) Jan '10:  Accepted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Xiong Lin 2010: accepted to graduate school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Wallace Coy Lock May '11: Accepted Univ. Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, College of Medicine.  Dec. '10:  Accepted to the Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN.
Thang Pham Mar '10:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pharm.D. program.
Raelyn Pirtle (BIOL) April '12:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee – Knoxville College of Veterinary Medicine.
Suzy Ponnapula Feb. '10:  Accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Kristi Prevost Feb. '13: Accepted to LSU School of Veterinary Medicine class of 2017. May '10:  Moving to the Florida Keys to take a position as a trainer at Dolphin Cove in Key Largo Fla.
Binoy Shah (Chem) Mar '10:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pharm.D. program.
Hope Shackelford Sept. '10:  Hope has started graduate school in nutrition at the University of Memphis.
Lorna Wilks Feb. '10:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine.
Emily Wong 2010: accepted to graduate school at Emory University
Ting Wong April '07:  Accepted to a summer research program at Vanderbilt scheduled for two summers.
Class of 2009
Graduation '09        TAS '09           Research Posters '09          BBB Induction '09
Melody Allensworth May '10:  Accepted to the Ph.D. program  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dept. of Neurobiology and Developmental Sci.
Michael Antone Nov '09:  Accepted to the College of Dentistry D.D.S. program at UTHSC.  Awarded a UT Neuroscience Institute 2008-09 Merit Fellowship for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research.
Rosie Britton Sep. '10:  Inducted as an Associate Member into the AMI, Association of Medical Illustrators.
Courtney Colotta Dec. '08:  Accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.
Adam Luka April '09:  Accepted to Louisiana State University, Shreveport School of Medicine.
Heather Gosnell July '10:  Heather and Stephen Hill, Biochemical Engineering 2009, were married.
Michelle Paul Tubinis July '10:  Michelle married Zach Tubinis on July 31, 2010. Michelle is in her second year of medical school at the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock.  Feb. '09:  Accepted to the University of Arkansas Medical School College of Medicine (Little Rock), Class of 2013.
Truc Le Mar. '09:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program.
Adam Luka  April '09:  Accepted to Louisiana State University School of Medicine at Shreveport.
Mallory Poff Mallory finished Baptist Nursing School in 2011 and passed her boards. She is working in ICU at LeBonheur. She is engaged to Scott Loughridge and they will be married in 2012.
Matt Trouy Matt's thank you to Dr. Varriano and Dr. Holmes (Sept 2010 SOS Newsletter).  Feb. '09:  Accepted to the doctoral program in physical therapy (DPT) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Lorna Wilkes Awarded a UT Neuroscience Institute 2008-09 Merit Fellowship for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research.
Class of 2008
Graduation '08      SOS Grads '08       TAS '08           Research Posters '08          BBB Induction '08
Jeremy Armstrong May '08:  Accepted to the Integrated Biomedical Sciences PhD program at UT Memphis.
Indre Augustinaite Sept. '11: Married Gene Gerlach on September 10th. Indre is a nurse in the ICU at BMH. Dec. '09:  Graduated from Union Nursing School and is working nights at Baptist Desoto in the ICU. She is engaged to Gene Gerlach.  Dec. '08:  Accepted to the nursing program at Union University in Jackson, TN.  Awarded a UT Neuroscience Institute 2007-08 Merit Fellowship for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research.
Rebecca Bastnagel  Feb. '07:  Accepted to the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University (St. Louis, MO).
Gloria Bird  Dec. '08:  Accepted to the nursing program at Union University in Jackson, TN.
Chantel Engleberg Summer '06:  Received a summer research fellowship from the Hamilton Eye Institute, where she conducted research with Dr. Monica Jablonski in the Ophthalmology Department.
Katie Finch Feb. '08:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Nursing.
Whitney Heath Vickery April '08:  Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine in UT Knoxville.  Jan '08:  Accepted to the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) School of Veterinary Medicine.  April '06: Accepted by the Memphis Zoo to be a Biodiversity Fellow for summer 2006. 
Michael Herr May '08:  Accepted to the Integrated Program in Biomedical Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.  April '08:  Michael received the 2008 SOS Dominic Dunn Award (along with Siamak Keyvani, CS-ECE).
Truc Le  April '06: Accepted by the Memphis Zoo to be a Biodiversity Fellow for summer 2006. 
Angie Metz March '08:  Accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) School of Pharmacy.
Carter (Casey) Nazor May '08:  Accepted to the Medical College of Georgia in  Augusta.
Heather (Box) Perry Feb. '08:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Nursing.
Jason Porter Jan. '09:  Accepted to the M.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Francisco Ramirez (Chem) Mar '08:  Accepted to the School of Pharmacy at Union University.
Kyle Summers March '09:  Accepted into the Ph.D. "Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences" at UT.
Brian Walter (Biol) March '12: Accepted to William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, MS.
Kim Williams Guy Feb. '12:  Working at St. Jude as a research technician in the Dept. of Surgery.  M.S. from UT in Dec. 2011.  April '10: Published the results of her CBU senior research.  Maintenance of beta-adrenergic receptor signaling caWilliam Carey n reduce fas signaling in human retinal endothelial cells.  Kimberly P. Williams and Jena J. Steinle.  Exp Eye (89) 448-495, 2009.  Kim is working with Dr. Steinle at UTHSC on her PhD.  Mar '08:  Accepted to the Integrative Biomedical Science Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She plans to continue working with Dr. Jena Steinle in Ophthalmology, with whom she conducted her senior thesis. 
 Graduation '08      SOS Grads '08       TAS '08         Research Posters '08        BBB Induction '08
Class of 2007
   Graduation 2007     SOS Grads '07       TAS '07       Research Posters '07       BBB Induction '07
Nick Chantara March '07:  Accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Jason Deng April '07: Accepted to the Ph.D. Program in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of North Carolina.
Chantel Engleberg  June '10:  Received the first Hamilton Eye Institute Fellowship from the UT Dept of Ophthalmology in 2006. She has been working at the Hamilton Eye Institute since graduation and has been accepted into the Casey Eye Institute of the Oregon Health and Science University.
Brian Kim Jan '08:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Memphis) School of Dentistry.
Sept. '07: Attending Dental School at U.T.  May 2007:  Brian received the 2007 Biology Faculty Award (presented at Graduation, May 2007).  April 2007:  Brian received the Award for best poster in MOLECULAR BIOLOGY at the 2007 CBU Student Research Poster Session.  (His poster was "The Effect of Carbon Nanofibers on NIH 3T3 Fibroblast Proliferation" by Brian Kim, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, and Eldon Geisert. )
Divya Jose (NSci) Nov. '08:  Accepted to the Medical program at St. George's University (Grenada, West Indies). Divya will be attending St. George's with classes starting in Jan 2009.    Accepted to the Accelerated BSN nursing program at Union University. 
Jordan Klein Jan. '08:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pharm. D. program.
Bobby Lawrence Jan '12:  Robert “Bobby” Lawrence of Memphis, Tenn., has been named a Student D.O. for the month of January at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Nov '10:  Accepted into LMU-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
Mitchell Lingerfelt, Pharm.D.(Chem) May '06:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Pharmacy.
Kyle Markway (NSci) April '07: Accepted to the DPT (Doctorate in Physical Therapy) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.
Sheharyar Minhas Jan '08:  A photo from the Whitecoat ceremony.  Sheharyar writes, " As far as program is concerned.... you get to study a year in UK before doing your rotations anywhere you want in States or sccredited hospital around the world (for free electives). Since it's an acclerated program the classes are from 9:00am-5:00pm and then of course you have late night studying. Besides US medical ethics, biochemistry, and gross anatomy n embryology (and lab), we also have histology n cell biology (n lab) for the first semester. I am glad I had histology at CBU. It helped me so much that I would be struggling if I didn't had it before."  Jan. '08:  Accepted to the St. George's University School of Medicine Global Scholars Program in Newcastle, United Kingdom.  March '07:  Received a statewide second-place award in the Cell and Molecular Oral Presentation section at the Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS) meeting at Austin Peay University.  He was awarded a one-year membership to TAS and his research was published in the online TAS Journal.  Nov. '06:  Awarded a second place prize for his paper,  "Incorporation of HA into H5N1 vaccine virus is independent of M1 gene origin" in the cell and molecular biology section of the state-wide Tennessee Academy of Science at Austin Peay State University (photo1photo2photo3).
Patton Minkin (Chem) April '07: Accepted to the DDS program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry.
Sana Mujahid Mar. '08:  Co-authored a publication accepted in J. Biol. Chem. (from her CBU senior biology research at U.T.).  Mar. '07:  Sana has accepted to the Integrated Studies Ph.D. Program (ISP) in the Sackler School of Gradute Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University in Boston.  Nov. '06:  Sana presented a paper on "Characterization of the lysophophatidic acid 3 receptor via computationally-guided site-specific mutagenesis" in the cell and molecular biology section of the Tennessee Academy of Science at Austin Peay State University (photo1photo2photo3).  Summer '06:  Received a summer fellowship from the Summer Research Scholars Program at the University of Tennessee, where she conducted research with Dr. Gabor Tigyi in the Department of Physiology.
Alan Newton, Pharm.D. Mar. '07:  Accepted to the School of Pharmacy at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.  Awarded a UT Neuroscience Institute 2006-07 Merit Fellowship for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research.
Jennie Nguyen Tran June '10:  Jennie and David Tran (not the one who graduated from CBU) married on June 26th in SanDiego CA. Jennie is in her last year of school at Life university. April '07:  Accepted to Life chiropractic school in Marietta, GA.
Angela Papachristou (NSci) Mar. '09:  Accepted to the doctoral program in Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Priya Patel (Chem)  April '07:  Accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis). 
Ashley Prevost (BioChemEngr) Dec. '10:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.  Feb '10:  Accepted to the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO. Ashley has been serving as a Lasallian Volunteer since her graduation from CBU.
Kanika Townsend Robinson March '10: Accepted to Pharmacy School at Union University. 
Dory Sellers April '09:  Accepted to the D.D.S. program at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry (Memphis).
Hannah Shackelford Feb '12:  Ffinishing  Masters in Biology at U of M this May 2012, and starting Veterinary School at Mississippi State fall 2012.
Teri Shepherd (NSci) Sept. '07:  Teri is attending Southern College of Optometry. 
   Graduation 2007     SOS Grads '07        TAS '07         Research Posters '07       BBB Induction '07
Class of 2006
    Graduation '06         TAS '06          Research Posters '06        BBB Induction '06        Charity Volleyball '06
Whitney Appling Sept. '06:  Whitney is featued in the "thank yous" column of the Sep. CBU SOS Newsltter.  Aug. '06:  Attending Univ. Miss. Dental School.  Jan '06:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry.  Nov. '05:  accepted to the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry.
Michael Beebe (Chem) Jan. '06:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Jennifer Bernard March '07:  Jenny is one of the featured alums in the March issue of the CBU SOS Newsletter.  Jenny reports, "I'm going to Pretoria, South Africa this summer to work on a coronavirus project in cheetahs.  It's all labwork, but we'll get to travel while we're there.  It's through UT and we'll be there for about 6 weeks and then travel a couple weeks."  Fall '06:  Attending UT School of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville.  Summer '06:  summer position looking at black bear home ranges. June '06:  Lady Buccaneer shortstop was named first team Academic All-District and second team Academic All-American ESPN Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To qualify for the honor, a player must have a cumulative 3.20 grade point average and be a starter in their particular sport. Bernard's name will now appear on the national ballot for All-American possibilities.  Apr. '06:  Accepted to University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville.  Feb. '06:  Accepted to the University of Glasgow College of Veterinary Medicine.  July '05:  Report on tracking jaguars in Brazil.  June '04:  Jenny is a Lady Buc shortstop and was named to the first team of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District college division team
Christina Brown Tran Sept. '11: Christina and David Tran, Chem 2007, were married on July 23. Christina is in her second year of med school and David is teaching at St. Agnes Academy here in Memphis.  June '10:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.  Mar. '06: Presented a research paper to the Association of Southeastern Biologists and regional Tri-Beta  meeting in Gatlinburg on March 31. 
Paula Cerrito Adams, Pharm.D. May '10:  Paula graduated from Pharmacy School in May and is working as a pharmacist at Target.  Dec. '05:  Paula has been accepted to the University of Tennessee (Memphis) Health Science Center School of Pharmacy.
Melissa Cromwell  Jan. '06:  Accepted to the Southern College of Optometry (Memphis, TN).
Bob Dalsania Oct. '06:  Fitzgerald, M.E.C., Bob Dalsania, Reena Patel, R. S. Pires and C. A. Toledo. 2006. Differential expression of the AMPA-type glutamate receptors in the nucleus of Edinger-Westphal of embryos and young adult chicks.  Poster presented by Dr. Fitz at the Society for Neuroscience meeting held at the Georgia World Congress Center Oct. 2006.  Feb. '06: Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) School of Dentistry.
Emily DeFur Feb. '06:  Accepted to the University of Arkansas (Little Rock) School of Medicine.  Dec. '05:  Accepted the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. 
Christy Harwell Mostert (NSCI '06)  July '09:  Christy has passed her physical therapy (DPT) board exams. April '06: Board-certified as a massage therapist and working with Spa Chakra and Salon in Southaven. 
Jennifer Hendrick Dec. '07:  Jennifer has been accepted to  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-
Bradenton Campus and will be moving to Fl to go to school this summer.  Dec '06:  Accepted to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)- Atlanta.  Mar. '06: Presented a research paper to the Association of Southeastern Biologists and regional Tri-Beta  meeting in Gatlinburg on March 31. April '06: Presented a paper to the Alpha Chi Honor Society Regional meeting in Wilmington, NC, on "Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in a Newly Diagnosed Patient with Burkitt Lymphoma."
Oscar Herrera, PharmD. (Chem) Feb. '06:  Accepted Pharm.D. program at the the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN).
Melissa Hines-Thomas '08:  Publications -- Hines-Thomas M, Kaste SC, Hudson MM, Howard SC, Liu WA, Wu J, Kun LE, Shulkin BL, Krasin MJ, Metzger ML. Comparison of PET and gallium scans at diagnosis and follow-up in pediatric patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. August, 2008; 51(2): 198-203.  Zhao, Y, Xiao, J, Ueda, M, Wang, Y, Hines, M, Nowak, TS, LeDoux, MS. Glial elements contribute to stress-induced torsinA expression in the CNS and peripheral nervous system. Neuroscience, 155 (2), 439-53, 2008.  July '06:  Acepted to the College of Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston.  April '06:  Presented a paper to the Alpha Chi Honor Society Regional meeting in Wilmington, NC, on "Characterization of Genetic Alterations High Grade Pediatric Gliomas Using Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)."  Nov. '05:  Melissa has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Sara (Sally) Lynch (NSci) Dec. '10:  Sally stopped by to visit on a break from her veterinary medical studies.  Sally is spent a semester of 2005 in Edge Hill College in Lancashire, England.  You can read reports about her experiences and see some photos.  In 2004, Sally studied maned wolves in Brazil through CBU's MHIRT program.
Andrew Michael July '07: Accepted to American University of Antigua School of Medicine.
Ashley Miller 2010:  Ashley won first place for the second year graduate student research posters at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is a second year student in epidemology at UTHSC. She is also the proud recipient of the June E. McCarthy Scholarship (AST Alumna Graduate Scholarship). July '09: Accepted to the Master's Program in Epidemiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).  2008-2009: CBU  Admission counselor.
Jennifer Mohan Jan. '06:  Accepted to the Deaconess School of Nursing in St. Louis.
Reena Patel Mar. '07:  Accepted to the American University of Antigua Medical School.  Oct. '06:  Fitzgerald, M.E.C., Bob Dalsania, Reena Patel, R. S. Pires and C. A. Toledo.  2006.  Differential expression of the AMPA-type glutamate receptors in the nucleus of Edinger-Westphal of embryos and young adult chicks.  Poster presented by Dr. Fitz at the Society for Neuroscience meeting held at the Georgia World Congress Center Oct. 2006.
Jennifer Paxson Saputra Oct. '06:  Jennifer is one of the "featured alums" in the Oct CBU SOS Newsletter.  Apr. '06: Accepted to the Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).  Mar '06: Presented a research paper to the Association of Southeastern Biologists and regional Tri-Beta  meeting in Gatlinburg on March 31. 
Brett Prentiss  April '06: Accepted by the Memphis Zoo to be a Biodiversity Fellow for summer 2006. 
Jerad Schultz  April '07: Accepted to the UT Physical Therapy program class of 2010. 
Christie Spencer June '09: Accepted to the doctorate nursing program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Christie is working in the ICU at Methodist North.  Jan. '09: Graduated from U.T. accelerated BSN program.  Christie welcomes inquiries from CBU students (cspence7@utmem.edu).  She's applying to nurse practitioner doctoral programs.  Feb. '07: Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center program in Nursing.  She says it will take about a year and a half to complete the BSN, and then she'll work "on a Master's Degree either in anesthesia or nurse practitioner.... if not a doctorate in nursing practice."  April '04:  Accepted to the Dental Externship Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry.
Katrina Thompson  April '07:  Accepted to Logan School of Chiropractic Medicine in St. Louis to start in May '07.
Sarah Wright (Chem) Apr. '06:  Accepted to the Pharm.D. program University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.
   Graduation '06          TAS '06       Research Posters '06        BBB Induction '06        Charity Volleyball '06
Class of 2005
Graduation '05         Research Posters '05          TAS @ CBU '05         BBB Induction '05        Charity Volleyball '05
Leslie Aldrich (NSCI)  Jan. '06:  Accepted to the City and Regional Planning Master's Program at Univ. of Memphis. She has also been offered an assistantship for the spring semester working on a "fair housing" project.
Amar Bhula Jan 06:  Amar is attending Jessenius Faculty of Medicine (JFMED) Medical School in Martin, Slovakia. 
Cynthia Caceres Baker, D.D.S. Feb. '06:  Accepted to and will attend the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) School of Dentistry.  Also accepted to Howard University School of Dentistry in DC and Meharry School of Dentistry in Nashville.
Kim Crump (Psych) Mar. '05:  Accepted into the Lowenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis.
Rebecca Finley  Mar. '05:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy.
David Grandy (Chem) Mar. '05:  Accepted into the graduate chemistry program at New York University and Cornell University.
Christen Gregory, M.D. June '06:  accepted to the Quillen Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State
University (Johnson City).
Jonathan Henderson, D.P.T. (NSCI) Sept. '11:  Jonathan married Doneisha Peoples, BusAdmin '06 and MBA '09. Jonathan is a Physical Therapist at Health South and BMH.  Oct. 2010:  Jonathan graduated from the Alabama State Univ Physical Therapy program this past May with his DPT, passed his PT Board exam and got engaged to another CBU alum (Doneisha Peoples, Finance '06, MBA '09).  They plan to get married next year and live in Memphis.  April '06:  Accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Alabama State University.
Angela Inman (NSci) Feb. '06:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) School of Pharmacy.
Melanie Joyner Mar. '05: Accepted into the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) Pharmacy program.
Cristina Martinez, D.D.S. 2010:  Graduated with a D.D.S. degree from the University of Puerto Rico. She will do an Endodontist speciality. Nov. '05:  Christina stopped by CBU for a visit.  She says she loved dental school from the very first day and she particularly loves dental anatomy.  She feels she is very well prepared because of her course work at CBU.  Feb. '05:  Accepted to University of Puerto Rico Dental School.
Carrie McIvor, R.N. Sept. '10:  Carrie has begun a Masters in Nursing at U. Memphis. She received a BSN from U. Memphis in 2007. She is currently working at St Jude Children's Research Hospital as an RN.  Mar. '05:  Accepted to the University of Memphis Lowenberg School of Nursing.
Manny Patel, M.D. March '09:  Manny will do his medical residency in Radiology at Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham.  Aug. '05:  mpatel9@utmem.edu  July '05:  Reports from Uganda #1 and Uganda #2 (from Caduceus).  May '05: Accepted to the University of Tennessee (Memphis) Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Vaishali Patel Sept. '05: Attending Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield MO outside of St. Louis.
Chris Sage  April 05:  Awarded the Dr. Joe and Bessie Mae Pryor Prize in Chemistry at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society national convention in St. Louis, for his paper, "The role of Membrane Synthesis in Macrophage Function."   Accepted to Pharmacy D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Garrett Smithson (NSci)  Garrett and Kristen Bach (Rhodes ‘05) were married on July 16 at St. William Church in Millington, TN. Garrett recently finished his final coursework during the June Summer semester and will graduate in August '05. Kristen was recently assigned to Collierville High School where she will teach Spanish I. 
Adrianne Wilkinson  Feb. '06:  Accepted to University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Memphis) School of Nursing.
Ed Trouy (NSci) Dec 2004:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) School of Dentistry.
 Graduation '05         Research Posters '05        TAS @ CBU '05         BBB Induction '05        Charity Volleyball '05
Class of 2004
Graduation '04        Research Posters '04         TAS '04         BBB Induction '04         Haiti Fall '03
Crystal Blade (NSci) April '04: Accepted to the Fall 2005 entering class at the University of Tennessee (Memphis) Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.
Candice Chorley (CHEM) May '04: Candice has been accepted to the James Quillen School of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City).
Michelle Driscoll April '04:  Recipient of the 2004 SOS Dominic Dunn Award.  Feb. '04:   Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Heather Dirks (NSci) Mar '04: Accepted to University of Kansas School of Occupational Therapy which is ranked 8th in the nation.  Feb. '04:  Accepted to the Creighton University (Omaha, NE) Program in Occupational Therapy.  Oct. '03: Accepted to the Occupational Therapy Program at Belmont University.
Brian Drouillard (NSCI) Jan '06:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry.
Janet Eichholz July '04:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee (Memphis) Health Science Center College of Medicine.  May '04:  Recipient of the 2004 CBU Biology Faculty Award
Ashleigh Frith May '04: Accepted to the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock).
Xuandao L (Dao) Nguyen Aug. '04: xnguyen@sco.edu  April '04: Accepted to Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN.  Nov. '03: Accepted to the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts.  Accepted to the Illinois College of Optometry.
Corta Thompson Aug. '05:  Received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey College.  Sept. '04: Corta visited Memphis to avoid hurricane Ivan.  She is taking classes and plans to attend nursing school in January.
Tony Vu Mar. '04:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. 
Ashley Wise Dec. '03: Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.
Graduation '04    Research Posters '04       TAS '04      BBB Induction '04        Haiti Fall '03
Class of 2003
Graduation '03      Research Posters '03       TAS '03       BBB Induction '03       Gulf Coast Trip Fall '02
Haiti Fall '02       Haiti Spring '03
C. Scott Adelman Mar. '07:  Scott matched in med-peds at UT Memphis.  June 2005:  Scott has another research publication: McCarville MB, Adelman CS, Li C, Xiong X, Furman WL, Razzouk BI, Pui CH, Sandlund JT.  2005.  Typhlitis in childhood cancer.  Cancer. 2005 104(2): 380-387.  Scott did this work at St. Jude. Link to full text pdf   cadelman@utmem.edu  Publication based on CBU Biology Research: McCarville, M. Beth, Janell Thompson, Chenghong Li, C. Scott Adelman, Moon O. Lee, Dania Alsammarae, Martha V. May, Sandra C. Jones, Bhaskar N. Rao, and John T. Sandlund.  2004.  Significance of appendiceal thickening in association with typhlitis in pediatric oncology patients.  Pediatric Radiology 34 (published online Jan. 2004)  June '03:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.  May '03:  Recipient of the 2003 CBU Biology Faculty Award.
Cina Ali May '09:  Graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. 
Robert Appling Mar. '04:  Robert is engaged to be married.  Oct. '03:  Accepted at the school of podiatric medicine at Barry University in Miami, FL.
Andrew Asbury May '10:  Graduated with his Osteopathic Medicine degreee in May from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Kansas City, MO). Andy is heading to Akron, Oh for his residency in Family Medicine at SUMMA Akron General Hospital.  Dec. '05:  Andrew has been accepted to the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Kansas City, MO).
Dino (Edin) Basic, M.D. Feb. '12:  Dino and his wife, Meena, welcomed a new daughter, Ena, in 2011. Dino completed his nephrology fellowship at Inghamin, and they still live in Detroit.  Mar. '07:  Dino matched in Detroit for Internal Medicine.  Nov. '06 Featured alum in the Nov SOS Newsletter.  Jan '04:  Dino passed the exam for U.S. citizenship.  Nov. '03: edin100879@msn.com  Attending Univ. of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City.  Jan. '03: Accepted to the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO and to the St. George's University College of Medicine in Grenada.  Publication based on CBU Biology Senior Research: Parmentier J-H, Smelcer P, Pavicevic Z, Basic E, Idrizovic A, Estes A, and Malik, KU.  2003.  PKC-zeta mediates norepinephrine-induced phospholipase D activation and cell proliferation in VSMC. Hypertension  41(3 Pt 2):794-800.  UT Vascular Biology Working Group
Seema Bhula Fall '03:  Attending Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.  April '03: Accepted Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry
Stacey Bourg  Mar. '07:  Currently M-4 at Lousiana State University at Shreveport, Stacey has been matched to Geisinger Health/Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville, PA for pediatrics.  Sept. '05:  Stacy worked in a Shreveport medical clinic established in one of the three post-hurricane shelters. Her parents evacuated but their housey, 25 miles house north of New Orleans proper, suffered extensive damage.  July '05:  Report on travelling to and practicing medicine in Manali, India (from Caduceus).  Aug. '03:  As she settles in to Medical School, Stacey reports that she is very glad to be as prepared as she is because of her expereince at CBU.  SBourg@lsuhsc.edu  Feb. '03: Accepted to the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
J. Christian Cash Apr. '03: Accepted U. Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock.
Katie Fields Mar. '04: Accepted to the graduate progam in toxicology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock.  Nov. '03: moving to Little Rock and applying for jobs/school
Seyedeh Nazanin (Nazi)
Kelishadi
July '04:  Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry.
Konstance Kelly Key Dec. '06:  Graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Konstance will be employed by Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center as a pediatric physical therapist upon completion of her licensure requirements.  Mar. '03: Accepted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at U.T. Memphis.
Nick Newsom May '09:  Graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.   Mar. '08:  Nick and Allison Chesser will marry on May 3rd.  Both will graduate from UT College of Medicine on May 30th and both matched (for Residency) at Indiana University in Indianapolis.  Nick will be in the Internal Medicine residency program and Allison will be in the Med-Peds program.   July '04: Accepted to the Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.    nickrnewsom@yahoo.com  July '03: Continuing his work in the E.R. at Methodist North Hospital.
Patricia Palmer (NSci) Feb. '03: Accepted to the University of Memphis Lowenburg School of Nursing.
Franchette Pascual Mar. '07: "Aloha! How's everything at CBU and Memphis?  I'm just thrilled to share a good news-- I'll be doing Neurology residency at UC-Davis (my 1st choice) and internship at Univ of Utah.  Believe me or not, the fact that I did my undergrad at CBU added extra flavor on my residency application.  I was amazed how interested my interviewers were to know more about CBU.  It was almost always brought up.  And of course, all I could say was how supportive the faculty members were, how advantageous it was to have small classes, and the great diversity of cultures and backgrounds."
May 03:  Accepted to the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine.
Kim Ries April '09:  Kim Ries (Biology 2003) and Alan Whittington (Math 2005) were married in Memphis, TN July 12, 2008 and currently reside in NYC. Alan will be graduating from Columbia University May 2009 with a Masters in Actuarial Sciences. Kim is currently attending the Fashion Institute of Technology where she will graduate with a degree in Jewelry Design.
Jessica Snowden 
(nondegree)
April '03: Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
Sarah Stinnett Horne May '09:  Graduated from University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.   May '04: Accepted to ETSU Medical School (Sarah will attend UTMCHS Med school).  April '03:  Recipient of the 2003 SOS Dominic Dunn Award.  Dec. '03: Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Laurel Thomasello (NSCI) Mar '03: Accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.  Jan. '03:  Accepted to the Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.
Eric Weirich March '09:  Eric is in Anesthesiology at Mayo clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.   2003: Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
 Graduation '03    Research Posters '03     TAS '03     BBB Induction '03     Gulf Coast Trip Fall '02
Haiti Fall '02     Haiti Spring '03
Class of 2002
  Graduation '02      Research Posters '02       TAS '02       BBB Induction '02       Gulf Coast Trip '02
Reem Awwad Nov. '03: stopped by CBU to visit; thriving @ UTMC. rawwad1@utmem.edu Nov. '02:  Accepted to U.T. Medical School.
Tiffany Baldi Mar. '07:  Tiffany matched at UTMemphis for her transitional year and at UTexas Southwestern in Dallas for Radiology.  Apr. '06:  Is now an M-4 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and is President-elect of the Medical Student Executive Council.    tbaldi@utmem.edu  Nov. '03: stopped by CBU to visit; thriving @ UTMC.  Aug. '03: entered UTMC.  Tiffany worked for a year before attending UT Medical School.  June '02:  Accepted to U.T. Medical School.
Patrick Briese Jan. '04:  Accepted to the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. pbriese80@yahoo.com  Sept. '03:  since graduation, Patrick has been working, taking courses at U of M, and studying for the DAT. Patrick is now applying to Dental School and will move to New Orleans since he is hoping to attend LSU Dental School (where his bro. Andy attended).
Shay Bennet Carter May '04:  Accepted to the Integrated Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences at UT Memphis.  shay.carter@etcmemphis.com  June '03: Working for Environmental Testing and Consulting in Memphis on Walnut Grove in the Organic Lab as a GC analyst.  Living in Southaven.  Sept. '02: Shay and her husband Bryan report a new addition to their family: William "Thatcher" Carter, born 9 Sept. '02, 8 lbs. 12 oz., 22 in. long (photo #2).  They were then living in Bozeman, MT.
Adam Cartwright (Chem) Oct. '05:  Adam is in his 4th year of medical school at UT and is currently doing a rotation at Mayo clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.  jcartwr2@utmem.edu  May '02:  Accepted to U.T. Medical School.
Justin Deaton Mar. '07:  Justin matched in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson Univ. in Philadelphia. 
Sept. '03:  jdeaton@utmem.edu  June '03: Accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine.
Lorraine Delgado Amador
(NSCI)
Feb. '05:  Lorraine is Assistant Scientist at PSGA-Analytical Services in Titusville, NJ.  She is working for Cordis in quality control for their product, the Rapamycin Stent   email: ldelgad7@psgus.jnj.com Oct. '02:  In Puerto Rico, working in the Biochemestry Lab in the Quality Control Department of a biotechnological company called Centocor, which is part of the Johnson and Johnson family. [email: lordelama@hotmail.com]
April Deslattes Mar. '04: Accepted to the following Master's level Physician Assistant Programs: Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona; Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia; University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.  She has decided to attend South Alabama starting May 14, 2004.  Nov. '03: in grad school deslattes@yahoo.com
Ryan Gaston (NSci) Fall '01:  Attending U.T. School of Pharmacy.
Jason Higdon Aug. '10:  "I finished my internal medicine residency at Emory at the end of June and am currently taking a much needed break!  In September, I start as faculty at The Emory Clinic/EUSOM.  In addition to being a Primary Care Physician, I will be actively involved in teaching and precepting medical students and residents."  Mar. '07:  "I matched at Emory for Internal Medicine!  It was my first choice so I am very happy to be staying in Atlanta for at least the next three years.  I am off until graduation in May so I have the luxury of relaxing for the next few months before residency starts."  Local news coverage of Emory's match day.   Nov. '06:  Jason and Dr. Fitzgerald met in Atlanda for dinner (photo).  Jason will be interviewing in Memphis for a residency program.  Sept. '05:  Jason reports from Emory "I am two months into my third year and it is so much better than last year....  I just finished my neurology rotation and am about to start radiology and psychiatry."  Another publication based on his CBU and postgraduate research: Jiewu Liu, Qian Huang, Jason Higdon, Wei Liu, Tao Xie, Tetsuji Yamashita, Kyeogmi Cheon, Cheng Cheng and Jian Zuo.  2005.  Distinct gene expression profiles and reduced JNK signaling in retinitis pigmentosa caused by RP1 mutations. Human Molecular Genetics 14(19): 2945–2958.  Nov. '03:  Stopped by to visit CBU, thriving during his first year medical school jhigdon@LearnLink.Emory.Edu Oct. '03:  Photos of the White Coat Ceremony at Emory Medical School pic1, pic2, pic3, pic4, pic5.  May '03:  Jason has been working in Dr. Zuo's lab at St. Jude where he did his CBU senior research.  In July, he will move to Atlanta to start med school at Emory.  He attended ARVO in May '03 [photo with Dr. Fitzgerald] where he was co-author of a poster [photo1photo2], "Involvement of Multiple Pathways in the Retinitis Pigmentosa 1 (RP) Disease."  J. Zuo, J.C. Huang, J. Liu, W. Liu, K. Cheon, J.C. Higdon, C. Cheng and the RP1 Consortium.  '02: Accepted to UTMC and Emory Med. School.  Co-authored a paper based on his CBU Senior Research, Purkinje cell degeneration (pcd) Phenotypes Caused by Mutations in the Axotomy-Induced Gene, Nna1, published 8 March 2002 Science 295: 1904-1906.
Camille LaFosse Stagg Sept '05:  Camille reports that she waethered the hurricanes... but of course she will probably have to start her research on coastal restoration all over again.  Aug. '04:  "I look back on my experience at CBU, in the biology department, very fondly. I also rely on the knowledge that I gained while in your class and all of the others very frequently. I earned my master of science in environmental toxicology from Clemson in May, and I am beginning my doctoral research in wetland biogeochemistry at Louisiana State University now. I do miss CBU very much and hope to visit you all soon."  cstagg3@lsu.edu   Nov. '03: Grad. school in environmental toxicology at Clemson Univ. "I'm working with constructed wetlands and oilfield produced water.... I'm identifying the toxic constituents of the produced water by using certain biossays, and then using the wetlands to treat the water for reuse applications."  May '02:  married in April and has been accepted to graduate school in environmental science at Clemson University.
Christopher Laurent, M.S. Nov. '06:  Earned a Masters in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is now working in Japan as a teacher of English.  Feb. '03: Accepted into the Ph.D. program in biological anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in medical anthropology.
Lawrence LeBlond, M.D. Sept. '11:  Residency in Family Medicine at UT Memphis.  Mar. '04: Lawrence recently spent a few months in Australia.  Nov. '03: Accepted to St. Christopher's College of Medicine in Luton, England lawrenceleblond@hotmail.com.  Summer '02: Lawrence has been training both boys and girls YMCA camp staff and is the health officer and EMT for the boys camp in Michigan.  Here's a photo of Lawrence with other staff members and one with a camper.
Beth Lendermon Jan. '06:  Beth is currently interviewing for residency programs on both coasts as well as at vanderbuilt. She wants to do her residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in pulmonology, and eventually work with a lung transplant team.  '02:  Accepted UTMC, Univ. of Pittsburgh, and Univ. Virginia Med. Schools.
Amy Cook Martin 
(former School of Sciences Secretary)
Aug. '02 Amy moved to East Tenn. because of her husband Bryan's new job.  Amy will be completing her degree (Psych minor with a Criminal Justice minor) at ETSU. 
Rebekah Meadows Jan. '06:  Rebekah graduated August 2005 with a Masters of Medical Science from Saint Louis University. She is currently working in an OB/GYN clinic as a PA in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She is spending time partly in the clinic seeing both GYN and Obstetrics patients and assisting in surgeries.  May '04: at SLU in second year of PA school... just starting rotations. (meadowsr@slu.edu)  Dec. '02:  Accepted to St. Louis University's Physician Assistant Program.  Mar. '02: Accepted to University of New England's Physician Assistant Masters Program
Xuanquyen (Sue) Nguyen (Chem) April '02:  Accepted to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University (Birmingham, AL).
Dayan (Dave) Perera Nov. '03:  daperera@memphis.edu Dayan is at U of M working on his Ph.D. in the Department of Biology.  Sept. '02:  Started in the Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Ph.D. Program at Univ. Memphis.
Jana Pierini April '04:  Jana reports she is "... doing fine, 2nd year is much more difficult than 1st. We have to take our first part of the boards this summer so it is going to be full of books.""  email PieriniJanaC@uams.edu.  Sept. '02:  Jana stopped by to visit Dr. Ogilvie and says med school is going well so far!  June '02:  Accepted to the Univ. of Arkansas School of Medicine in Little Rock.
Hilaire Smith Playa (Chem) July '11"  U.T. College of Pharmacy News July 2011, page 22, has a "Student Spotlight" article on Hilaire Playa.  June '02:  Accepted to UT graduate progrm in Medicinal Chemistry, will start fall of 2003.
Robert Scott (ChemE) Sept '09: Class of 2012 at the James Quillen College of Medicine,East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN).
Analice Hosey Sowell (Chem) Aug. '05:  Analice is starting a new job as Research Assistant in the Product Development Division of Buckeye Technologies (analice_sowell@bkitech.com).  Analice reports, "I will be working with CBU Chem alumna Claudia Reyna Wade ('96, I believe)."  April '04:  Photos from SPSS bed of nails fundraiser.  Analice will be teaching chemistry and conceptual physics at Christian Brothers High School starting August, 2004.  Analice is completing her Master of Arts in Teaching at CBU.  Married, September 28, 2002 to Michael Sowell.  April '02: Recipient of CBU SOS Dominic Dunn Award.
Jennifer Tzefakes Feldman June '10:  Jennifer and her husband Jonathan had a baby, Abigail Catherine Feldman. Jennifer is working for Ventana Medical Systems in Raleigh NC as an applications specialist.  Nov. '03: jennifertz@hotmail.com Jennifer is working in the integrative microscopy center at U of M.
Shanna Wall, D.V.M. April '08:   Shanna is featured alum in the April '08 SOS Newsletter.  May '06:  Shanna will soon graduate with a D.V.M. from University of Tennessee (Knoxville) College of Veterinary Medicine and will be joining a veterinary practice in Dickson, TN, about 40 miles west of Nashville.     Aug. '02:  After the first weeks of classes, Shanna says she feels particularly well prepared because she took Embryology and Immunology at CBU.  swall0@lycos.com May '02: Recipient of the CBU Biology Faculty Award.  April '02: Accepted to the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) College of Veterinary Medicine. 
 Graduation '02     Research Posters '02       TAS '02       BBB Induction '02       Gulf Coast Trip '02
Class of 2001
  Graduation '01    Research Posters '01     TAS '01     BBB Induction '01    Gulf Coast Trip '01
Cina Ali Jun '04:  Accepted to University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine
S. David Arrington July '10:  David and his wife Debbie, had a baby girl, Evie Brooke Arrington.  David is working at BMH East as a nurse and loves it. They have one other child, Sam, who is 1 year old.  Jun '04:  Here's the latest report from David, "Married now...3 whole months and counting... things going great working the night shift in the ICU at Baptist... trying to stay awake... researching and prepping for Nurse Anesthesia programs across the country... this will be in one to two years.  Other than that, all is well.  It is nice that you have updates on people, good to know what everyone is doing now. klatoo@yahoo.com   Feb. '04: Katie Brown and David visited the BioCareers course.  Dr. Fitzgerald reports they shared how they had progressed in their careers and what they would have liked to have known as a sophomore.  Nov. 03:  Graduating from the Loewenberg School of Nursing (U. Memphis) in 4 weeks with a BSN in Nursing.  Accepted a job in the ICU at Baptist Memphis (East).  Engaged to marry Debbie Helms (EE '02) in March '04. 
Toya Butcher (NSci) June '02:  Accepted to Life University Chiropractic School to enroll in Jan 2003.
Matt Coats (NSci) Mar. '01:  Accepted U. T. Master's Program in P.T.
Gautam Gandhi Nov. '03:  working on an MD/PhD at U of Ark in Little Rock GandhiGautamK@uams.edu  Fall '01: Entered the MD/PhD program at the Univ. of Arkansas College of Medicine. Working in the lab at UAMS, received a four year MD/PhD scholarship.  Published from his CBU senior research: Parmentier JH, Ahmed A, Ruan Y, Gandhi GK, Saeed AE, Malik KU. 2002.  Calcium and Protein Kinase C (PKC)-Related Kinase Mediate alpha (1A)- Adrenergic Receptor- Stimulated Activation of Phospholipase D in Rat-1 Cells, Independent of PKC. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. Dec; 303 (3): 1206-15.
Heather Graham Fall '01:  Entered Nova Southeastern Univ. School of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Melissa Greene Nov. '03: mgreene7@midsouth.rr.com Adjunct biology instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College teaching A&P and General Biology evenings & Sat., hoping to be full time there soon. Also, teaching biology at DeSoto Central High School in Southaven.  July '01: Accepted to the Master of Life Sciences Program at the University of Maryland in College Park.  Publication based on CBU Biology research:  LeDoux MS, Zhou Q, Murphy RB, Greene ML, and Ryan P.  2001. Parasympathetic innervation of the meibomian glands in rats. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci. 42:2434-2441.
Jack A. Griffith (ME '01) Dec. '06:  Jack is a manufacturing engineer with General Dynamics Armaament and Technichal Products in Marion VA.
Karen Hill (NSCI) May '01:  Graduated CBU.
Adam Hughes (NSci) May '02:  Accepted to chiropractic school in St. Louis
Kimberly Jones (nondegree) Sept '04: "I am in my final year of pharmacy school and quite ready for graduation in May 2005! Pharmacy school has been such a great experience. Currently, I am doing clinical rotations at local hospitals such as The Med, Methodist University, and the VA."  kjones5@utmem.edu   Fall '01:  Attending U. T. College of Pharmacy
Danielle Kubisek (nondegree) May '03: Earned BS in Dental Hygiene from UT College of Allied Health.  May '01:  Entered U.T. Dental Hygiene
Jessie Morgan Oct. '06:  Jessie is one of the "featured alums" in the Oct. CBU SOS Newsletter.  April '05: Jessie is at St. Jude continuing her work on apoptosis with Dr. John Schuetz.  This lab was featured in St. Jude's Promis magazine.  Jessie is in the background on page 10. http://www.stjude.org/content/files/2/16179autumn04prom.pdf
Nov. '03: working at St. Jude on apoptosis jessie.morgan@stjude.org
Binh Nguyen, M.D. May '05: Graduated from UT Med School.  Feb. '01:  Accepted U.T. Med School
Lewis Pearson, Ph.D. May 2011:  "Our third child, Thomas Yujiro Pearson, was born April 22, 2011!  [Photo of the 3 Pearson kids] Also, if anyone would like periodic updates on my academic activities, feel free to check out the 'News and Events' link on my department's website."  July '10:  Dr. Lewis Takashi Pearson (Biol, Eng, Hist, Math, Rel) has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Dep of Philosophy and Theology at the Univ of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Lewis earned his M.A. in philosophy in 2004 and his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2009, both from Baylor Univ.  He also received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for 2009 given by the Baylor University Graduate School.  Lewis and his wife Angela have two children, Samuel Kiyoshi and Lucy Ayako (born Sept20, 2009).  Mar '08:  "Angela and I now have a brand new baby boy, Samuel Kiyoshi Pearson (b. March 19, 2008)."  Spring '05:  Lewis stopped by CBU to let us know he is thriving in his doctoral program... and enjoying the challenge of teaching where he is introducing undergraduate students to Philosophy.  May '02:  Lewis has decided to enroll in the Baylor Univ. PhD Program in Philosophy.  April '02:  Accepted to Baylor Univ. PhD Program in Philosophy, the Ph.D. program in Philosophy at Vanderbilt Univ., Univ. of Chicago's Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, the Saint Louis Univ. Ph.D. Program in Philosophy, Univ.of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Medicine, and Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine.
Rachel Rome Nov. '03:  rome@utmem.edu Rachael is an M2 at UT Memphis.  She is studying hard and looking forward to clinics next year.  Aug. '02:  Accepted to U.T. Medical School
Cortney Stone Apr. '01:  Accepted U.T. School of Pharmacy
Linda Widjaja, Ph.D. (Chem) May 06:  Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from UTMC.  Nov. '03: grad school at UT in Molecular Biology lwidjaja@utmem.edu Fall '01: Attending U.T. Memphis grad school in microbiology
Laura Williamson, D.V.M. Mar. '07:  Accepted to St. Georges School of Veterinary Medicine.  Nov. '03: working at a vet clinic and preparing for vet school in Ala swamprat152003@yahoo.com
Jennifer Woo Fall '01:  Attending U. T. College of Pharmacy
  Graduation '01      Research Posters '01       TAS '01       BBB Induction '01      Gulf Coast Trip '01
Class of 2000
Graduation '00      Research Posters '00     TAS '00     Gulf Coast Trip '00
Jim Allen Oct. '00:  Working
Emily Biggs Feb. '00:  Accepted U. T. College of Pharmacy
Jarad Braddy, D.D.S. May '05:  Graduated from dental school and has joined a private practice in Southhaven (rockeytop77@msn.com).  Feb. '04: Jarad, now a D3, presented information on Dental Careers to Dr. Fitzgerald's BioCareers course.  Nov. '03:  in third year dental school.  Sept. '00: Enrolled dental school UT Memphis 
Katie Brown Sept. '04:  Message from Bernie Backer, Director of Admissions Saint Louis University School of Public Health:  "Katie, you'll be proud to learn, was awarded our prestigious Sr. Mary Jean Ryan Scholarship for Excellence in Public Health -- it's paying half her tuition this year and a sizable chunk next year!  We hope you have more students just like her!!!! Many thanks."  May '04: Accepted to the Masters Programs in Public Health at Saint Louis University and George Washington University.  Feb. '04: research paper published.  (Brown, Kathrin L.  2004. Rhombohedral crystals of Mycobacterium tuberculosisphosphopantetheine adenylyltransferase" Acta Cryst D 60:95-196.)  Feb. '04 Katie and David Arrington visited the BioCareers course.  Dr. Fitzgerald reports they shared how they had progressed in their careers and what they would have liked to have known as a sophomore.  Oct. '03: Katie stopped by for Alumni weekend.  She is advancing in her career in lab research. katie.brown@stjude.org  Nov. '01 featured in Commercial Appeal metro section in an article on her research job.  Preparing to go to med school.
Jennifer Michelle Chang April '06: Michelle Chang and Mark DiNubila are happy to announce their marriage on April 29 in Fort Worth, TX, where they currently reside. They went to St. Lucia for a relaxing and unforgettable honeymoon.  May '05:  Michelle graduated from Texas Christian Univ. with a B.S.N. and is working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth.  Nov. '03: jmichellechang@hotmail.com  "I am actually in nursing school at Texas Christian University.  I am in my Jr. year right now working on Mental Illness and Surgical.... I work at Baylor hospital as an extern for the liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant."  2000:  Living in TX and applying to Optometry schools, currently working for an Optometrist
Punam (Chopra) Shah Oct. '02:  P3 at Mercer University School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia, and will graduate in 2004.  Married in July '02. punam123@hotmail.com
Kenya Evans, O.D. (NSci) May '05:  Kenya graduated from Southern College of Optometry.  Fall '01:  Attending Southern College of Optometry
Amy Fallon Match '04:  Amy matched in OB/GYN at UAMS for her medical residency.  Nov. '03: amfallon@uams.edu   Amy is an M4 at U of Ark in Little Rock.  She hopes to go into OBGYN.  Aug. '00: Med school Little Rock.  Publication based on CBU Biology research:  Johnson DA, Fields C, Fallon A, Fitzgerald ME, Viar MJ, and Johnson LR. 2002. Polyamine-  dependent migration of retinal pigment epithelial cells.  Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 43(4):1228-1233.
Amanda Frazier Working in MS.  After graduation, worked for HealthCare Recruiters in Collierville, TN. 
Amisha Gandhi amisha.gandhi@stjude.org  Fall '01: Attending BMH nursing school.  Presented her CBU senior research at the TN Academy of Science in Nashville 17 Nov. 2000 and won 1st place in the division of Cell and Molec Biology. This was the first time the society extended an invitation to all winners of the collegiate divisions to present their work at the full State meeting.  This research has been published J Biol Chem 2001 276(42):39359-67
Theresa Halliday (nondegree) Nov '04:  Theresa reports, "Things are going great, I'm back close to home in the Black Hills of South Dakota working for United Blood Services as a Medical Technologist.  I'm engaged to a great friend of mine from high school.  We'll be getting married Dec. 18 of this year.  We'll also be back in Memphis in May for my brother's graduation from CBU."  May '03: Earned BS in Medical Technology from UT College of Allied Health.  Oct. '00:  Accepted U.T. Medical Technology.
Lisa Harper Oct. '00:  U.T. Physical Therapy
Laura Haskins, M.D. Laura is the Featured Alum in Sept 2010 SOS Newsletter.  May, '05:  Graduated from UT School of Medicine.  Sept. '00: Started Med School UT.  Laura's Med School Experiences (March 2001CBU BellTower article reprinted from Caduceus).
Sean Hunt  Sean will officially graduate in Aug. '04.  May '04:  News from Sean: ... "I started a company called RestoreAmerica in  October of '01.  RestoreAmerica is a company that helps individuals obtain proper financing. Since its inception I have  opened 13 offices across the United States as well as have sold 6 Franchises of my company.  My accolades include:  nomination for top 40 under 40 in '01 Memphis Business Journal, Honorary chairman for the congressional business advisory council ('02, '03).  Tennessee businessman of the Year ('03) awarded by the Wall Street Journal and the National Business Advisory Council, 2003 National Leadership Award given by the National Congressional Committee." .... "I think I have been successful because I didn't have traditional business training and my critical thinking helped me analyze every situation. I know I'm not in a scientific field but I use the skills I was taught every day in the workplace."
Nesreen Ismail Nov. '03:  moving to Boston and applying to optometry school nesreen96@hotmail.com  Oct. '00:  Working @ UT with Paul Heron
Magdalena Kaminska (Chem) Jan. '01: Working at Buckman labs
Kasey Key (Chem) Feb. '00:  Accepted U.T. College of Pharmacy
Yelena Lapova Garber, DVM March '07:  Yelena is one of the "feaured alums" in the March issue of the CBU SOS Newsletter.  April '06:  Yelena was picured and quoted in an article about Memphis Animal Shelter placing microchips in adopted pets.  The article was published in the 13 April '06 Commercial Appeal.   May '05:  Yelena is back in Memphis  working as a vet after graduating from UTK vet school.  May '04:  Yelena is graduating from UT Vet school.  The last year has been entirely clinical, with rotating exposures finishing with equine surgery.  She says she will really miss working on equine patients, but her own horses will keep her occupied.  Following graduation, she plans to move back to Memphis where she will be working in a small animal clinic on White Station.  "I am absolutely thrilled to come back home."  ylapova@hotmail.com Nov. '03: 4th year vet school.   Sept '00: Enrolled in Vet school UT Knoxville.
Neetu Patel Oct. '00:  Working
Tejal Patel Oct. '00: Working
F. H. "Rusty" Rodriguez Sept. '05:  Rusty reported that he worked through the hurricane disaster at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and was among the last to leave helping to evacuate the last patients.  March'04:  Rusty matched in combined Med/Peds at LSUNO for his medical residency.  Nov. '03:  Rusty is an M4 at LSU.  He will graduate May 2004 and wants to do internal medicine/peds.  He was in Memphis in October doing an ER rotation.  May '02: Received a scholarship to take the Kaplan prep course for Step I Boards at U.T.  Aug. '01:  Elected president of the American Medical Students Association chapter at LSU.  Co-authored an article published Aug. '01 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, titled "Requirement of interleukin 17 receptor signaling for lung cxc chemokine and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor expression, neutrophil recruitment, and host defense."  Sept. '00: Entered LSU Med School. Was briefly on camera with other med students during the "Code Blue" TV program. frodr1@lsuhsc.edu
Patrick Shirley Jan. '11:  Patrick and his wife, Ashley, have a two year old girl, Isabelle, and just welcomed a little boy in 2011. Patrick says he keeps busy farming around 4500 acres.
Deborah Sloan May '02:  Received Masters in Education, CBU.
Mary Carole Taylor Jackson Feb. '07:  Mary Carole is featured in the "Thanks" column of the Feb. CBU SOS Newsletter.  Nov. '06:  Mary Carole and her husband Brandon had a baby girl, Mary Taylor Jackson on 3 Nov. 2006.  Brandon is still preaching and Mary Carole is working for Abbott Labs selling Pharmaceuticals.  Nov. '03:  maryctaylor@hotmail.com living in AL.  30 Nov. '02: Mary Carole Taylor and Brandon Jackson wed in West Point MS (photo with husband Brad and Amanda Fitzgerald).  May '02: Working in sales and visited Dr. Fitzgerald's biology career choices class to talk about the interview process and life after graduation.
Nicole (Alexander) Walker  May'06:  Nicole just graduated from the College of Pharmacy at University of Tennessee Health SciencesCenter.  May '05:  In her last year of pharmacy school, Nicole has been induced into the Rho Chi honor society (upper 10% of pharmacy students).  June '03: Nicole has completed her first year at University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy with a 3.78 GPA.  She works at Walgreen's in Southaven as a pharmacy intern and at UT in transplant research.  Nicole reports that she and Jason are doing great; 4 years and counting!  (nwalker@utmem.edu)  April '02: Accepted to Univ. of Mississippi School of Pharmacy (in addition to the UTHSC School of Pharmacy).  Married 6 March 1999.
Graduation '00        Research Posters '00       TAS '00       Gulf Coast Trip '00
Class of 1999
Graduation '99     Research Posters '99    TAS '99    TAS Abstracts '99    Gulf Coast Trip '99
Marlo Anderson, DVM May '04:  Marlo is finishing up her internship and is to be congratulated on her acceptance into an emergency/critical care residency.  June '03: In practice (internship) at Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte, NC. zoovet2be@hotmail.com  May '03:  Graduated from U.T. Knoxville College of Veterinary Medicine.  Sept. '99:  Enrolled UT Knoxville Vet School.
Angel Barritt SMSMemphis@aol.com  May '02:  Working in sales and came to Dr. Fitzgerald's biology career choices class to talk about the interview process and life after graduation. Oct. '00:  Working for an Optometrist.  Married Eric Criswell and they have a new baby Abby born 7/00
Brinson Boyte Hargraves March '04:  Brinson matched in surgery at U.T. for her medical residency.  Oct. '03: Brinson stopped by for Alumni weekend.  She is applying for residencies in general surgery.  mboyte@utmem.edu  Sept. '99: Entered UT Medical School.  Research coordinator with CRI in Memphis ('99).
Andy Briese, D.D.S. Feb. '04:  Married Laurie Rester from Bogalusa, LA.  Andy has a dental practice in New Orleans.  Oct. '00:  Dental School LSU started Fall '00
Heather Carpenter Barnett, M.D. May '05: Graduated from UT Med School.  Heather and her husband Bryan celebrated the birth of their second daughter Madeline on 2/25/05.  Big sis Lucy (7/1/03) is enjoying the new addition.  Heather is moving to Wake Forest in Winston Salem, NC to begin her internship in emergency medicine.  Sept. '04:  Heather and her husband Bryan are expecting their second child this spring.  Heather hopes to go into emergency medicine and wants to go to Vanderbilt.  Nov. '03:  Had a baby girl (Lucy) on 1 July '03; now back in M3 year with Psychiatry. hcarpenter@utmem.edu  Fall '01:  Entered UT Med School; working Bosco's midtown
Yin-Har Chan (Anna Yin-Har Lau) Feb. '11:  Update!  Earned a Certificate in BioInformatics in 2002 from UC Santa Cruz.  Worked in molecular laboratory in the Bay Area as a Research Specialist and transitioned into a BioInformatics Analyst.  Then, married to Jason in 2003 and have two boys, Bryce and Ethan."  Oct. '00:  Working
David Conner, M.D. May, '05:  Graduated from UT Med School.  Sept. '03:  David stopped by CBU to attend the MIRT symposium.  He is an M4 and is thriving at UTMC.  Oct. '00:  Entered Med School UT 9/99
Keith Criner, M.D. Mar. '07:  Keith is in his last year of med-peds in Little Rock.  He plans on doing a fellowship in critical care.  March '04:  Keith matched in combined Med/Peds at UAMS for his medical residency.  Nov. '03: 4th year med student at U of Ark Little Rock; doing infectious disease consults in LR at the VA;  will graduate 15 May 15 '04; plans combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.  Univ. Ark. Med School, Little Rock 8/00keithcriner@hotmail.com
Vinh Dang Oct. '00:  Working U of M; applying to UT Med School
Ai-Von Do Feb. '99:  Accepted ETSU Med. School.  Nov. '98:  Accepted Univ. W.Va. School of Osteopathic Medicine
Matt Dress March '04:  Matt matched in Pathology at U.T. for his medical residency.  mdress@utmem.edu  Sept. '01:  Engaged to Megan Alcazar; wedding planned for June '02.  Megan graduated from CBU.  Sept. '99: Entered UT Med School
Molly Elrod Nov. '03:  "I am living in Cincinnati now, I was in Houston for 2 years working for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and I began my masters in Public Health.  I absolutely loved my job and school, but my fiance (husband now, as of Sept. 6th) works for Kroger and got transferred up here to Cincinnati, where they are headquartered." melrod5@hotmail.com  Oct. '00:  working U of M Center for Community Health.
Nora Fleming May '99:  Accepted P.T. at U.T.
Michael Gipson, M.D. Apr. '04: wil enter residency at U of Miss in Family Medicine.  Michael's wife  is graduating from law school.  Oct. '00:  Attended Med School, U of Miss Jackson 9/99
Elizabeth Graham Mitchell, D.D.S. Dr. Elizabeth Graham Mitchell, Biology 1999 and U.T.H.S.C. D.D.S. 2009, and her husband, Charles Mitchell, had a baby boy, Graham Scott Mitchell, on Nov 5, 2011. Both mom and baby are healthy. He weighed 8 lbs 4 ozs.
Oct. '05: Elizabeth is in Dental School at UT Memphis.  Oct. '00:  In Grad School Landscape Design LSU/BR
Greg Grokulsky Greg, please let us know if you have any news.  Publication based on CBU Biology Research: Kang ES, Ford K, Grokulsky G, Wang YB, Chiang TM, and Acchiardo SR.  2000. Normal circulating adult human red blood cells contain inactive NOS proteins.  J. Lab. Clin. Med. 135(6):444-51. 
Gena Horton May '05:  Gena is working on her PhD at the University of Memphis in earthquakes and environmental hazards.  Nov. '03: working at U of M ghorton@memphis.edu  Nov. '01:  Collections Curator of Missippian artifacts at Chucalissa Museum in Memphis.  Received Masters degree in anthropology from the University of Memphis (with honors) in May of 2001. 
Jolynn Jackson Oct. '00:  Working at BMH; applying to med school Ark
Amit Jeevan Nov. '03: Graduated from SCO looking into starting an optometry practice in Virginia  ajeevan@aol.com  Feb. '99:  Accepted Southern College of Optometry
J.R. Keith Nov. '03: has two children and is applying to optometry school; working at Juliens at Peabody Place.  Spring '01:  Returned to CBU to take Histology.  Bartender at Fridays.  Married Jennifer Dec 31 1998.  Baby: Gabrielle  born July 30, 1999. drfreak15@aol.com
Suzana Malik Suzana, please let us know if you have any news.
Paula Meadors Sept. '01:  Assistant Athletic Director at Wingate University in Wingate, NC. in charge of team travel, ticket, promotions, and business operations for a department of about 40.  Feb. 2001: moved to Monroe, NC. After graduation worked for HealthCare Recruiters in Collierville, TN.   pmeadors@wingate.edu
Al Narvaez Oct. '00:  Enrolled at LSU MS program in PT 
Tammy Pham Nguyen, D.O. March '04:  "I will be returning to Memphis this summer.  I graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific May 2003 and have meanwhile been doing my transitional year of internship at Maimonides Medical Center in New York.  I will be starting my anesthesiology residency July 2004 while my fiancé remains to finish his Emergency medicine residency in Bronx, NY.  We will likely be married in June 2005 in Pensacola, FL, my other hometown. I hope everything is well at CBU and I am excited to return to my extended family and my friends in Memphis."  Sept. '99:  Attending the Western University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California
Tuan Nguyen Oct. '00:  Enrolled Med School UT 9/99
Tim O'Leary Oct '03:  Tim graduated from PA school in August and is living outside Nashville in Henderson.  He is working for Dr. Raymond Fuller at Blue Grass Medical Associates.  Sarah is working for Healthcare Management Systems. toleary18@comcast.net  Sept. '01: Tim and Dr. Fitzgerald are among the coauthors of a paper, "Effect of polyamine depletion on cone photoreceptors of the developing rabbit retina," published in J. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.  May '01:  Tim O'Leary presented a research poster at ARVO.  He has been working for the past two years for Dr. Dianna Johnson.  He and his wife Sarah have just celebrated their 1 year anniversary and have moved to Mobile Ala. where Tim will start PA school at Univ. S. Alabama. March '01: Accepted to U of Iowa Physician Assistant Program.  Feb. '01: Accepted to the Physician Assistant Program at Trevecca Nazerene University in Nashville.  Working at UT, ophthalmology.  Married Sarah Nelson 4/29/2000 
Allen (Ash) Rasoul Allen Rashoul married Shanna Shivers on May 11, 2005.  May '02:  accepted a new position as a territorial manager for Medline Industries.  Oct. '00:  Viles Medical, medical supplies sales Rasoul416@cs.com
Callie Salazar Accepted U. T. College of Dentistry
Uyen Vu Nha Oct. '00:  Pharmacy School UT started 9/99
Zach Werle, D.O. Mar. '07:  Zach is in his last year of a family medicine residency.  May '05: Graduated from Kansas City School of Osteopathic Medicine in May and he will begin his internship in Family Practice at UT Chatanooga.  April '02:  Finishing his first year at the Univ. of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City.  zwerle816@aol.com
Stephen Wetick (NSCI) Dec. 03:  Accepted to the Southern College of Optometry.  Nov. '03: working for an Ophthalmologist and applying to Optometry school. swetick33@yahoo.com
Graduation '99      Research Posters '99     TAS '99     TAS Abstracts '99      Gulf Coast Trip '99
Class of 1998
Graduation '98      Research Posters '98     TAS '98      TAS Abstracts '98
Swanette Anderson Swanette, please let us know if you have any news.
Allison Bledsoe (nondegree, NSci) Accepted to P.T. program at U.T. (entered Jan '98)
Beau Briggs Working in Memphis; has a new son (1999)
Karima Causey, M.D. Oct. '03:  Karima Causey will graduate from ETSU Medical School in December 2003.   Sept. '99: Entered Med School at ETSU in Johnson City.
Michael Cole, M.D. March '04: Michael matched at Vanderbilt in OBGYN for his medical residency.  Nov. '03: 4th year med student at UT and is interviewing for OBGYN residencies mcole8@utmem.eduMay '00:  Accepted U. T. Med School
Kevin Ford Working at Medtronics
Trent Gullett Fall '10:  Attending Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, MS.
Felicia Hayes March '01:  Felicia is enjoying the hobby of bird watching.  MBA
Charlotte Hyman Accepted U.T. Medical Technology
Nicole Koenigsknecht, D.V.M. Sept. '98: Veterinary Medicine OK State
Yong Lin, M.D. Mar. '07:  Yong is finishing up a Rheumatology fellowship (one year left in NY).  Nov '05:  Yong has been accepted to a two year rheumatology fellowship starting in July '06 at the Univ of Connecticut.  Yong and his wife Helen had a baby boy January 5, 2005.  Sept. '04: Dr. Lin is in a residency program in internal medicine.  He married Helen his third year in medical school and they are expecting a child in December. KAHL22@aol.com.  June '02:  Grad. UT Med School.  Lin is in a residency in medicine in NJ.
Zach Maxwell, M.D.  Sad news:  Dr. Zachary Maxwell (CBU Biology '98) passed away 26 October 2008 at his home in Covington, TN.   March: '04:  Zach is a Family Medicine resident at U.T.  June '02:  Grad UT Med School; received the departmental award clerkship in Family Medicine.  Zach finishing his first year of residency in Family Medicine in Covington TN.
Greg Meriwether, M.D. Feb. '04: Greg is an internal medicine resident at Vanderbilt.  May '03:  Married Melissa (Zach was best man).  June '02:  Grad. UT Med School.  Accepted a Residency in Medicine at Vanderbilt in Nashville.
Bobby Myers, D.C. Nov. '06:  Dr. Myers is currently serving on CBU's Alumni Board and is practicing at James Chiropractic and Rehabilitation (the official Chiropractor of the Memphis Riverkings hockey team) in Cordova.  Sept. '98: Osteopathic Med.
Lan Nguyen, M.D. March '04:  Lan is in Family Medicine in Texas.  June '02:  Grad. UT Med School and will move to TX to do a residency in Family Practice.
Linda Nguyen March '02:  has been at First Tennessee Bank for for 3 years in the National Department.
Tuan Nguyen, M.D. March '04:  Tuan is a surgical resident at U.T.  June '02:  Grad. UT Med School; he will do a residency at UT in Surgery.  (early acceptance to med school)
Rodney Paullus Mar. '07:  Rodney matched in Family Medicine at St. Francis in Memphis.  June '05:  Rodney and Amy Elizabeth Pintchuck were married in Memphis.  Feb. '04:  Rodney, now an M-2, visited CBU to discuss his experiences in applying to and currently attending medical school with current CBU students rpaullus@utmem.edu. May '02:  accepted to the Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine.  June '98: Working St. Francis.  Minoli Perera (’97) and Rodney Paullus (’98) published a paper in the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy (16:17-33, 1998). The paper, “Immunohistochemical localization of DARP32 in striatal projection neurons and striatal interneurons in pigeons,” was written and researched with Dr. Anton Reiner and Loreta Medina. 
Craig Ryan Sept. '99:  Entered U. T. School of Dentistry
Juan Carlos Salazar Sept. '99: Entered U. T. School of Dentistry
Mary Svadlenka Working in Memphis business
Felix Vazquez-Chona, Ph.D. 1 Dec '05 Felix is defended his dissertation for the Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology at U.T., "Genetic networks modulating retinal injury." His dissertation research grew out of his CBU biology senior research.   Oct. '04: Felix Vazquez-Chona and Sara Elizabeth Robertson married on December 8, 2004 in Paris TN.  Felix graduated from CBU in 1998, traveled the Appalachian Trail, taught at Catholic High School, and then entered graduate school at UT.  He is currently working with Dr. Eldon Geisert, his senior thesis mentor, on his PhD.  Nov. '03: grad school in Anatomy at UT.  May '03: Felix is working on his Ph.D. at UT Memphis.  He is a co-author on a poster for ARVO, "The control of Gene Expression Following Injury in the Rat Retina: QTL and PCA"  E.E. Geisert, F. Vazquez-Chona, L. Lu, E.J. Chesler, and R.W. Williams (photo of the poster with Dr. Eldon Geisert).  '00: Entered Grad School at UT.  April '01:  Participated in a Medical Missions trip to Guatemala with a group of med/dental/pharmacy/PT students from UT. bashfullysleepy@yahoo.com
Lyndsay Woodward Eisermann July '10:  Lyndsay and her husband Lukas, had a baby, Ella Cassidy.  May 03: Clinical Affairs staffer for Medtronic, Sofamor Danek (lwoodward@sofmordanek.com).  Lyndsay is traveling a lot and enjoying her new job.  Oct. '02: Working as a study manager for Medtronic Sofamor Danek in Memphis (they make medical devices used in spinal and cranial surgery).  Lyndsay's responsibilities include traveling to monitor investigators throughout the country.  May '02:  Earned an MBA from University of Memphis. '98-'02 worked at UT in the Institutional Review Board Office with Dr. Terrance Ackerman.
Graduation '98     Research Posters '98     TAS '98     TAS Abstracts '98
Class of 1997
Class of '97      Gulf Coast Trip '97      TAS Titles '97
Jimmy Anderson Grad Nursing School; apply Nurse Anesthetist
Jeff Baker Dental School
Jeffrey A. Brown, D.O. May '05:  "I graduated this weekend from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine! I am doing my internship right here at UT, and will continue my education at Case Western Reserve Metro Health, Cleveland, OH,  in Anesthesiology."  April '02:  Finishing first year at Univ. of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City.  JeffB796@aol.com
Raul Cardenas, M.D. Oct '09:  Raul is a neurosurgery resident at LSUHSC-Shreveport.  Raul is the featured alum in the Oct SOS Newsletter.  Sept. '05: Raul reported from Shreveport, LA that he is well. The city was not affected by the hurricane but the hospital where he works is overflowing with patients from New Orleans.  His internship is going well; he was involved in 200 surgery cases last year. He is getting married on 29 Oct. '05 in Mexico.  April '04: Raul is in Charleston, SC, and will finish his internship in general surgery this year. He will move to LSU-Shreveport next year for 6 years of specialization in neurosurgery.  raulcarlo@yahoo.com   May 03: Graduated from Meharry Medical School.  Sept. '99: Entered Med School in Nashville.  Publications from CBU Biology Research: Kang ES, Wang YB, Cardenas R, Tevlin MT, Mishra S, and Acchiardo SR. 2000. Biphasic changes in nitric oxide generation in hemodialyzed patients with end-stage renal disease treated with recombinant human erythropoietin. Am. J. Med. Sci. 319(3):149-57. Kang ES, Tevlin MT, Wang YB, Chiang TM, Cardenas R, Myers LK, Acchiardo SR. 1999.  Hemodialysis hypotension: interaction of inhibitors, iNOS, and the interdialytic period.  Am. J. Med. Sci. 317(1):9-21.
Brian Carpenter, M.D. June '01: Graduated from UTMC M.D. He will be moving to St. Louis to do a residency in Med/Peds.  Sept. '97: Entered Med School, UT.
Nguyen Duyen June '97:  Accepted Univ. West Virginia Med. School
Laurinda Forman Dec. '00: Graduated from PT school (Conway, Arkansas).
Radha Gandhi, M.D. Marc '04:  Radha is completing her residency in Allergy/ Immunology UT Memphis.  June '01: Graduated from UTMC M.D. She will be staying in  Memphis to do a residency in Med/Peds.  Sept. '97: Entered UT Med School.
Jason Harper, M.D. Oct. '06:  Jason completed his surgical residency in June ’06 and is now involved in a one year fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at UT Memphis.  In July ’07 he will start a private practice in Paris, TN.  He now has 3 daughters: Emily, 6 yrs; Riley, 2 yrs; and Olivia, 11 months.   March '04:  Jason is a surgical resident at U.T.  June '01: Graduated from UTMC M.D. He will be staying in Memphis to do a surgery residency.  Jason and his wife, Allison have a 18 mo old little girl.  Sept. '97: Entered UT Med School.  Publication based on CBU Biology research: Muthalif, M. M., Hefner, Y., Canaan, S., Harper, J., Zhou, H., Parmentier, J. H., Aebersold, R., Gelb, M. H., and, Malik, K. U. 2001. Functional interaction of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II and cytosolic phospholipase A(2).  J. Biol. Chem. 276(43):39653-60.
Michael Harper, M.D. June '02:  Graduated from UT Medical School
Mark Howell June '97:  Accepted Ross Univ. Med. School
Amit Jeevan Sept. '99: Entered Southern College of Optometry, Memphis.
David Mathis Cardiovascular Tech in Chicago
Minoli Perera, Pharm.D. Oct. '10:  Minoli is the featured alum in the Oct '10 SOS Newsletter.  "I am now on the faculty at the University of Chicago in the Department of Medicine. My research focuses on pharmacogenomics..."   July '07:  Minoli now has a baby boy, 'Rohan Peter Gengler.'  Sept. '03: Finishing her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at Ohio State Univ. (AFPE Award JOSIAH KIRBY LILLY SR. Memorial Fellowship in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2002-03).  June '01:  Graduated U.T. Pharm.D., inducted Rho Chi Honor Society, received Meck Award.  Sept. '97: Entered Pharm D program at UT.  Minoli Perera (’97) and Rodney Paullus (’98) published a paper in the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy (16:17-33, 1998). The paper, “Immunohistochemical localization of DARP32 in striatal projection neurons and striatal interneurons in pigeons,” was written and researched with Dr. Anton Reiner and Loreta Medina.
Linda Starks Biology Lab Preparator at Rhodes College
Theresa Tran Sept. '05: Teresa's family lost everything in Biloxi, but they are all OK.   March '04:  Theresa matched in internal medicine at Wake Forest for her medical residency.  Feb. '04:  Theresa is an M4.  Sept. '00: Entered UT Medical School.
Amanda Weeden, Pharm.D. June '01:  Graduated U.T. Pharm.D., inducted Rho Chi Honor Society
Class of '97      Gulf Coast Trip '97     TAS Titles '97
Alumni  from the early 1990's and the 1980's
James "Beau" Adams, M.D. 
(Class of '80)
Critical Care/Pulmonary Care Physician and Director of Restorative Care at Baptist Memorial Hospital East.
Timothy Baker  (Class of '85) Mar. '03: accepted to the Medical Technology Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Frank Blacknall, D.D.S. (Class of '94) Jan. '04:  fnetdds@aol.com
Broderick (Brodie) Christoff 
(Class of '93?)
Sept. '03:  "I am currently the Director of Operations for Classic Carriage Tours, Inc. in Charleston SC.  We conduct horse-drawn tours of historic Charleston, and maintain and provide period vehicles and equipment for motion pictures and documentaries.  We have a total of 15 horses - 6 stabled downtown and the balance are stabled at my house and farm on Johns Island where I train them and develop their diets, etc.  It truly is rewarding working side by side with these horses, and I find it to be very grounding.  I have not published anything, but I am considering developing a study of draft horses and the relationship of their performance to temperature, humidity, and amount of weight drawn.  I'll let you know if it materializes."
Scott Craig, M.D. Family Practice in Brighton, TN.  Scott entered into a fast-track Family Practice training program as a 4th year medical student. He was able to count his fourth year of medical school towards his 3 yr residency program.
Anita Feck Durham, M.D. 
(Class of '89)
Anita graduated from UTMC and is now in practice at Memphis Children's Clinic (along with her CBU classmates Scott Kloek and Brad Jones). 
Kirk Fee, M.D. (Class of '88) Partner with Western Kentucky Orthopaedic Associates, Bowling Green.  Web page  hoopndoc@aol.com
Colleen Hastings, M.D. (Chem Class of '96) Sept.'04:  Nephrology fellowship at U.T.
Brian Hawkins, M.D. (NSci, Class of '94) Mar. '03: finishing residency in emergency medicine in louisville, KY. Accepted a position as an attending in the emergency department in Western Baptist Hospital's emergency department (Paducah, Ky).  In July '03, he plans to start work on an executive MBA. He recently finished a chapter (as lead author) on Infectious disease emergencies in the Spring '03 volume of Current Emergency Diagnosis &Treatment. Authored an article in 2002 in Annals of Emergency Medicine on Benign Positional Vertigo. 
Bryan S. Jackson, M.D. (Class of '94) Oct. '05:  Bryan is a surgeon practicing in Bartlett.  March '04:  Bryan is completing his sugical residency at U.T.  Dec. '03: Bryan is head sugical resident at U.T.  June '99:  Graduated UTMC, received U.T. Alumni Achievement Award in Research for work he began as his senior research at CBU. Accepted to U.T.'s  Residency program in Surgery.
Brad Jones, M.D. (Class of '89) Brad graduated from UTMC and is now in practice at Memphis Children's Clinic (along with his CBU classmates Scott Kloek and Anita Feck Durham).
Fauzia Khan, D.D.S (Class of '96) Oct. '04:  Fauzia is establishing a dental practice in Memphis.
Scott Kloek, M.D. (Class of '89) Scott graduated from UTMC and is now in practice at Memphis Children's Clinic (along with his CBU classmates Anita (Feck) Durham and Brad Jones).  Scott was interviewed for an article in Memphis was interviewed for an article published in the July 2003 Memphis Parent Magazine.
Toya Hurt Kimble, Ph.D. (Class of '93) June '10:  Dr. Toya Kimble has been granted two patents as an inventor of “Drug Depot Implantable Within a Joint (US Pat. 12174007)” and Biological Markers and Response to Treatment for Pain, Inflammation (US Pat. 12105666)” — both assigned to Warsaw Orthopedic (which is another corporate name for Medtronic, for whom Toya works).  Oct. '06:  Toya D.H.Kimble (CBU class of 93 CBU), Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald and Anton Reiner. 2006. Sustained upregulation of glial fibrillary acidic protein in Muller cells in pigeon retina following disruption of the parasympathetic control of choroidal blood flow. Experimental Eye Reseach 83(5):1017-1030.  Part of this work was part of Dr. Kimble's Ph.D. research. She was awarded her Ph.D. in 2003 from UT Memphis. She is currently a Biologic Research Associate II at Medtronic Biologics.
.  Toya worked at UT in the lab where she conducted her CBU senior mentored research.  Following working as a technician in Dr. Rob William's lab at UT she entered the graduate program in Anatomy and Neurobiology.  In Jan. '03 she defended her dissertation entitled "Loss of adaptive parasympathetic regulation of choroidal blood flow is deleterious to the retina."  She received her Ph.D. in May '03.  She will continue in research at UT as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Anton Reiner.
Ginger Manie (Class of '85) Apr. '03: Director of Quality Assurance for Interstate Blood Bank, Inc., which has its corporate office in Memphis.  Interstate Blood Bank, Inc. has a combination of 28 blood banks and laboratories across the continental United States.
Robert Maynard (NSCI '91) July '03: Robert left CBU in 1991 to enter nursing school.  Later, while working part time as a blackjack dealer, Robert earned teaching certification in biology and english and is now teaching high school biology (including general biology, botany and anatomy) in Yazoo City.  He will also teach chemistry starting fall 2003.  Email: mississippiteacher@hotmail
Sherry Neyman, M.D. (Class of '82) Jan '05:  Starting Jan, 2005, Dr. Neyman (SNeyman@rwgdocs.com) became the Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at North Austin Medical Center in Austin, TX.   Dr. Neyman lives in Austin with her husband, Jim Golab, and they just celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary in the rain forests of Costa Rica. She is a partner in an eight doctor OB-GYN  practice,  Renaissance Women's Group.
Keith Novak, M.D. (Class of '92) May '04: Dr. Novak (keith.novak@med.va.gov) was featured in an article in the Commercial Appeal.  Keith reports, "I signed on at the VA Memphis in 7/00 as a Primary Care Provider in Internal Medicine. In 10/02 began acting as the Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care. I am responsible for all outpatient clinics (Primary care, medical and surgical subspecialties), emergency room, occupational health, community based outpatient clinics, compensation and pension department, home based primary care, State Veterans Nursing homes (Jackson, TN and Oxford, MS). Basically coordinate the care for the 45,000 veterans cared for at our VA.... I am also the point of contact (POC) for our facility to coordinate the transfer of recently separated combat veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom into the VHA system. This topic is pretty hot right now which is why the media was so interested in the shared medical appointment (the first of its kind in VA) that I ran last week."  April '04: Keith is pictured at the CBU reception for accepted students with his brother-in-law Brian who will be entering as a freshman in Fall 2004. 
Travis Philips, M.D. (Class of '92) May '04: Travis is an Emergency Room physician at the VA Memphis (since 7/00)
Peter Pieraccini (Class of '85) President of Zen-Bio, Inc. located in Research Triangle Park,  North Carolina.  Zen-Bio, Inc. is a human adipocyte biology company, providing products and contract research to the Pharmaceutical industry.  peter@zen-bio.com
Jodi Rump, D.D.S. (Class of '96)
Amanda Rhymer (Class of '94) June '04: News from Amanda "I've been teaching high school biology at Olive Branch High since Nov. '96.  I am now the Science Dept. Chairperson as well as our school's Biology State Test Rep.  It's a lot of work!! I am grateful every single day for the education I received at CBU, I encourage all of my students to get the best education they can."  kamando@midsouth.rr.com  May '96:  Working at the Career Center at the high school in Olive Branch
Terry Scipione, M.D. (Chem Class of '95) April '03: Finishing an internship in Radiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in NYC.  He has received an appointment to do his residency next year at Morristown (NJ) Hospital.
Linda Smiley, M.D. (Class of '80) Sept. '03:  Dr. Smiley has been recognized as one of the "50 Women Who Make a Difference" for 2003 in Memphis Woman Magazine.  Dr. Smiley received the CBU Distinguished Alumna Award in 1999.  Dr. Smiley is a gynecologic oncology surgeon at the  West Clinic.
Kristy Strausser (Class of '94) Feb. 1999:  Earned a Master's in Psychology from Wake Forest U.  Fiance Troy Bourgeois.
Jennifer White (Class of '96) Publication based on CBU Biology Research: Cuthbertson S, White J, Fitzgerald ME, Shih YF, and Reiner A. 1996. Distribution within the choroid of cholinergic nerve fibers from the ciliary ganglion in pigeons. Vision Res. 36(6):775-86.
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