Alumni Contact List

Alumni willing to be contactedAlumna/us is willing to be contacted by current Union College students regarding career issues.

Alumni willing to be visitedAlumna/us is willing to host a current Union College student for a brief visit to learn more about the Alumna/us’ career.

James E. Anderson, B.S. Chemistry 1960
Current Position: Mgr., External Technology, Research Staff at Ford Motor Company, Retired
Description: Enjoying retirement! Participating in some NSF Review Panels.
Contact Information: jimand1960@alumni.union.edu

Henry G. Fein , B.S. Chemistry 1971 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Clinical Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
Description: Also: Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Service University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Practicing physician and medical educator. Retired 2005 after 25 years in United States Army Medical Corps. Spent virtually my entire career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Institute of Research: Basic-science neuroendocrine physiologist, Endocrinology/Internal Medicine Clinician and Teacher, 13 years as supervising executive for he construction of biomedical/research facilities for the military (including the ninth-largest lab building in the nation).
Contact Information: hgfein@aol.com

Fred Maxfield, B.S. Chemistry 1971 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Professor & Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College
Description:  I have a research lab of about a dozen Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians.  We maily use optical microscopy as a tool for projects related to Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and the basic cell biology of cholesterol metabolism.  Since 1995 I have been Chair of the Biochemistry Department and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.
Contact Information: frmaxfie@med.cornell.edu

Michael F. Newell, B.S. Chemistry 1974 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: CEO – Ener-G-Rotors, Inc.
Contact Information: michael-newell@hotmail.com

Michael J. Saliby, B.S. Chemistry 1975 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Professor and Chairman of Chemistry at University of New Haven
Description: I am a full-time faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering here at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. My teaching responsibilities include Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, Instrumental Analysis, and General Chemistry.
Contact Information: MSaliby@newhaven.edu

Raymond Thorman, B.S. Chemistry 1976 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Director of Business Operations at Champion International
Description: Senior portfolio manager and R&D operations executive with experience in strategic planning, portfolio analysis and management, financial analysis, and product development. Responsible for research and development, process engineering, technical support, consulting and project management.
Contact Information: RPThorman@cs.com

Robert Kaslovsky, MD, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Biology) 1977 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Associate Prof. of Pediatrics/ Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Division at Albany Medical College
Description: I am a pediatric pulmonologist, involved in patient care, teaching of medical students, and research.
Contact Information: Kaslovr@mail.amc.edu

Victoria Eddy-Helenek, Ph.D., B.S. Chemistry 1981
Current Position: Chemistry Teacher – GE Global Research alumnus, now at Watervliet Junior/Senior High School.
Description: After twenty years of making better plastics, composites, etc, I realized my childhood goal of becoming a teacher.  I teach high school chemistry, and occasionally physics in a small urban school district with a high poverty rate.  Content knowledge is crucial but motivational skills and patience are key to success.  After leaving Union, I completed a MS degree in organic chemistry at RPI, then later a MAT degree at Union Graduate College.
Contact Information: veddy@alum.rpi.eduAlumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited

Steve Witt, Ph.D., B.S. Chemistry 1981
Current Position: Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology company: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Ctr. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. LSUHSC consists of a large research hospital, a medical school, and a graduate school.
Description: My current research focuses on using common bakers yeast as a model system to study Parkinson’s disease. We express the human Parkinson’s disease-related protein, alpha-synuclein (aS), in yeast and carry out genetic studies to determine how aS induces death of the yeast cells. The yeast model is very useful for rapidly screening drugs and genomes. Our goal is to find novel neuroprotective agents that prevent the slow degeneration of dopamine-producing neurons in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Contact Information: switt1@lsuhsc.eduAlumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited

Joel R. Meyer, MD, B.S. Chemistry 1982
Current Position: Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurology, Director of MR Neuroimaging and MR Research Evanston Hospital-Northwestern University
Description: I’m on the faculty at Northwestern and I am involved in a variety of research projects – most notable being functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain.
Contact Information: jmeyer@nwu.edu

Fred Fenter, B.S. Chemistry 1983 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Publisher at EPFL Press, Lausanne Switzerland
Description: Publisher of this new English-language university press based in Lausanne. The university affiliation allows me to address new issues in scientific publishing, such as copyright in the context of the “open access” movement.
Contact Information: frederick.fenter@epfl.ch

Mary Richardson (now Cavanaugh), B.S. Chemistry (Minor: German) 1984 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Industrial Hygienist, Appalachian State University
Description: Responsible for developing and implementing all programs
related to chemical and biological safety of employees and students at
Appalachian State University. Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and
diplomat of American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
Contact Information: cavanaughmm@appstate.eduamp;#160;

Steve Bertman, B.S. Chemistry 1985 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Associate Professor at Western Michigan University
Description: I study the ecological implications of the interactions between the biosphere and the atmosphere.
Contact Information: bertman@wmich.edu

Mary K. Carroll, B.S. Chemistry 1986 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Professor & Chair of the Chemistry Department, Union College
Contact Information: carrollm@union.edu

Ray Ashley, B.S. Chemistry 1989 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Chemist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc
Description: I am responsible for all research related to the Arm & Hammer® Baking Soda brand. I also formulate new household cleaning and deodorizing products.
Contact Information: rayash@superlink.net

Edward Lin, B.S. Chemistry 1989 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Associate Professor of Surgery
Description: Emory University School of Medicine
Contact Information: Elin2@Emory.edu

Edward M. Kulback, OD, LLC, B.S. Chemistry 1990 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position:Doctor of Optometry
Description: Comprehensive Eye Exams and Visual Analyses

James Davis, B.S. Chemistry 1993 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Regional Sales Manager, Upstate NY
Description: Regional Sales Manager, Upstate NY for the primary care business unit
Contact Information: James.L.Davis@pfizer.com

Paul Gansle, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Classics) 1993 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position:General Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and Advanced Placement Chemistry at Oak Hills High School, Cincinnati, OH
Description: I was married to Kristina Rohal in 1996. After completion of her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, we moved to Cincinnati, OH in 1998. She obtained a position for Proctor and Gamble as a Senior Scientist. I have been working at Oak Hills High School. This year I obtained my professional teaching license and tenure at the high school. I teach General Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and Advanced Placement Chemistry. We are expecting our first child in June 2003!
Contact Information: pgansle@cinci.rr.com

Meredith Olney Wallace, B.S. Chemistry 1993 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: IPS Teacher
Description: I have been a high school chemistry teacher at Kent School for four years. I taught general chemistry, honor chemistry and AP chemistry. Now I am a full time Mom of three boys and a part time IPS teacher at Cardigan Mountain School.
Contact Information: mwallace@cardigan.org

Jason Graves, B.S. Chemistry 1994 (Minor: Classics) Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Sr. Research Associate, Novo Nordisk Inc.
Description: I am our site’s laboratory automation specialist at our brand new facility in Seattle.  Our focus here is on chronic diseases related to inflammation.  My role is to increase efficiency, accuracy and reproducibility in our research and develop high throughput methods and procedures where they are needed.
Contact Information: jtgraves@earthlink.net

Gregory Repice, B.S. Chemistry 1994 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Radio/Analytical Chemist
Description: I have been working at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab since 1988
Contact Information: Gregidge@aol.com

Jason Baker, D.M.D., B.S. Geology (Minor: Chemistry) 1995 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Second year resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Description: I am a second year resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.
Contact Information: bakes1@hotmail.com

Jamie Bilsky, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Political Science) 1995 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Oncology Sales Specialist
Description: I am an Oncology Sales Specialist for a biotech company, MedImmune Oncology. This position allows me to participate in medicine from a more social position. I currently promote a cytoprotectant, Ethyol, which is used to protect against toxicities from radiation and chemotherapy in various tumor types.
Contact Information: jbilsky@nyc.rr.com

Robert Johnson, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: English) 1995 Alumni willing to be contacted
Contact Information: Arborist,allseasonstree.com
Contact Information: treemanjr@aol.com

Michelle A. Spaziani, M.S., M.P.H., B.S. Chemistry (Minor: English) 1995 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Doctoral Student at Dartmouth College in the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences.
Description: At CECS, we conduct health services research, looking primarily at issues of quality, decision making, variation, and effectiveness as they pertain to health care policy.
Contact Information: michelle.a.spaziani@dartmouth.edu

Dominick P. Neri, B.S. Chemistry 1995 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Director of Client Infrastructure and Technical Support at PHT Corporation
Description: Develop and support the infrastructure and technology for mobile data capture solutions used in clinical trials.
Contact Information: nickneri@hotmail.com

Angelo C. Nicoletta , B.S. Chemistry 1995 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position:High School Chemistry Teacher
Description: Teacher with NYC Dept of Education.
Contact Information: Angelo1230@yahoo.com

Jason Katz, B.S. Chemistry 1996 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Senior Research Chemist
Description: Research Chemist
Contact Information: jason_katz2@merck.com

Jeffrey Weinstein, M.D., B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Biology) 1996 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Staten Island University Hospital
Contact Information: jeffweinsteinmd@hotmail.com

Melissa Young (Morris), B.S. Chemistry 1996 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Project Coordinator at Maveric
Description: I received a masters degree in Public Health from Boston University in 2001 and am now working at the MAVERIC data coordinating center at the Boston VA Medical Center. I am the coordinator for a pharmacoepidemiologic research group and I also coordinate a study on the risks of warfarin use in patients over the age of 80.
Contact Information: Melissa.Young2@med.va.gov

Margaret Mahar Semon, B.S. Chemistry 1996 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Analytical Department
Description: I work at Schenectady International Inc. in the analytical department.
Contact Information: margaret.semon@siigroup.com

Manisha Tinani, B.S. Chemistry 1996 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Contact Information: mtinani@email.unc.edu, Manisha_tinani@hotmail.com

Stacey Fellows, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Math) 1996 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Quality Assurance Manager, CambridgeSoft Corporation
Contact Information: slfunion@yahoo.com

Andrew M. Leach, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Physics) 1996 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Contact Information: amleach@stanford.edu

Jared Berger, B.S. Chemistry 1997 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: General dentist
Description: I’m working as a general dentist at a group practice called Washington Township Dental Associates in Sewell, NJ. Personally, I got engaged this past Thanksgiving Day. I will be attending my older brother’s (Jay) wedding mid-January.I’m working as a general dentist at a group practice called Washington Township Dental Associates in Sewell, NJ. Personally, I got engaged this past Thanksgiving Day. I will be attending my older brother’s (Jay) wedding mid-January.
Contact Information: JarDent974@AOL.com

Marina Bravin, B.S. Chemistry 1997 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Third Year Medical Student
Contact Information: marbrav@yahoo.com

Clark K. Choi, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Biology) 1997 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Scientist at Purdue Pharma LP
Description: I am an analytical chemist responsible for the development and validation of methods for testing of a wide range of in-house analgesic products.
Contact Information: clark_choi@hotmail.com

Mike Farwell, B.S. Chemistry 1997 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position:Master’s level chemist
Description: I am working at Microbia, Inc. as a Master’s level chemist and applying to medical school
Contact Information:mdfarwell@yahoo.com

Dawn Landry, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Mathematics) 1997 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: M.B.A. Student at Harvard Business School
Contact Information: dlandry@mba2001.hbs.edu

Kelly Nadeau, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: French) 1997 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Analytical chemist at Rhodia in Boston
Description: An analytical chemist at Rhodia in Boston for almost 2 years with Lisa Lavoie (Clark, class of ’88) – she’s a great teacher and has been teaching me method development. For instrumentation, I work with lc, gc, lc/ms and gc/ms. we work with small molecules – some chiral.
Contact Information: ktornadeau@hotmail.com

William James Smith, Ph.D., B.S. Biochemistry 1997 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Senior Research Biochemist, Merck & Co., Inc
Description: Vaccine and Biologics Formulation Development
Contact Information: cornellchemistry@gmail.com

Phil Tavernier, B.S. Chemistry 1997 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of California Santa Barbara Materials Dept.
Description: Doctoral Candidate working on the crystal growth of gallium nitride, a wide bandgap semiconductor. I also have research interests in structural and electrical characterization of thin films and using high energy laser pulses to process thin and thick films of GaN and ZnO.
Contact Information: tavernip@mrl.ucsb.edu

Clarisa Buckner, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Africana Studies) 1998 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Description: I am a Postdoctoral Fellow working in the laboratory of Dr. Susan Moir, a B cell expert who specializes in how the humoral immune system becomes perturbed during HIV infection. My project closely examines one of the B cell subpopulations that becomes perturbed during HIV infection in hopes of providing insight into a way to prevent irreversible immune system damage.
Contact Information: bucknercm@mail.nih.gov

Jason Monnell, B.S. Biochemistry 1998 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Research Associate, The University of Pittsburgh
Description: I am pursuing my own research involving environmentally related surfaces while teaching Environmental Engineering Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratories.
Contact Information:jmonnell@engr.pitt.edu

Brendan Schaefer, B.S. Biochemistry 1998 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Finishing MBA at Union College
Description: Worked for the NYS Dept. of Health, Taught English in France, Currently finishing up an MBA at Union
Contact Information: brendanschaefer@hotmail.com

Saral Vasudeva, B.S. Biochemistry (Minor: English) 1998 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences as a Physician’s Assistant in Anesthesia, Emory University School of Medicine
Description: A PA anesthesiologist works in the operating room side by side with an anesthesiologist. They perform preoperative evaluations, administer the anesthetic agents, and monitor the patients. They are able to place invasive monitoring lines and in some areas, are able to conduct regional anesthesia. It is a great profession which is now expanding. There are currently only 2 schools (Emory + Case Western RU), however there are talks of more opening up in NY and Texas. If you are interested in medicine or alternative medicine, please feel free to contact me.
Contact Information: svasud2@emory.edu

John Carbone, B.S. Biochemistry 1999 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Research Assistant, Harvard Medical School
Description: My lab does basic research on herpes virus. My project involves using real-time PCR to study gene expression during viral latency and reactivation. I’m also in the process of applying to masters programs in sports nutrition.
Contact Information: jbones2k@hotmail.com

Jennifer Chick, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Classics) 1999 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Third Grade Teacher, New York City Board of Education
Description: I am currently a third grade teacher in the South Bronx. I am finishing my MS.Ed in elementary education. I am looking towards a Ph.D program in educational leadership and higher education administration.Contact Information: chickj29@aol.com

Allison Ciolino, B.S. Biochemistry, B.A. French, 1999 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position:Third year medical student at the University of Vermont
Description: I am currently a third year medical student and enjoying this year as a student pathology fellow. My job entails rotating through various areas of pathology including blood bank, surgical pathology, cytopathology, heme-path, immunology, microbiology and coagulation. This is by far the funnest and most interesting year of medical school!
Contact Information: ciolinoa@hotmail.com

Kellie Forrestall , B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Mathematics) 1999 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Scientist
Description: I have just moved to a new company, specializing in women’s health. I am working in a small group that is responsible for process scale-up and transfer to manufacturing. This job is a completely different field than what I came from. I have been in the proteomics (biotech) field since graduating and am now using everything I have learned and applying it to this new experience. My good old Union Chemistry text books have made the trip with me to Cytyc, and they will be getting a workout as I start to dig in to my new job!
Contact Information: kellie.forrestall@cytyc.com

Daniel Kelmanovich, B.S. Biochemistry 1999 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Medical Student, Columbia University
Description: I am a currently a first year medical student and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Contact Information: djk48@columbia.edu

Charity McManaman, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Biology) 1999 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Postbaccalaureate Research Position, National Institutes of Health
Description: It is a 1-2 year position as a research assistant. In my lab, the Laboratory of Neurogenetics, we are sequencing DNA that codes for proteins expressed in the brain, attempting to find any differences between the DNA of mentally ill patients and the DNA of normal volunteers.
Contact Information: cmcmanaman@hotmail.com

Tara Morcone, B.S. Chemistry 1999 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Graduate Student, Duke University
Description: I am working for Dr. Linda McGown using capillary electrophoresis with on-the-fly fluorescence lifetime detection for biological analyses.
Contact Information: tara@chem.duke.edu

Jeffrey Simard, B.S. Biochemistry 1999 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student at Boston University
Description: I will be starting at Boston University Medical School in September of 2000 for a PhD in Pharmacology. This past year, I was employed at the Wadsworth Center as a Lab Technician. My area of work focused on protein purification and protein crystallization for research purposes.
Contact Information: jeffsimard@alumni.union.edu

Kristen B. (Slawinski) Das, B.S. Biochemistry 1999 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Chemistry/Physics Teacher at Downingtown West High School
Description: Currently, I am a high school chemistry/physics teacher at Downingtown West High School-just 30 minutes west of Philadelphia, PA. The students I teach are an inquisitive bunch that keep me on my toes…so far, so good!
Contact Information: kristen703@aol.com

 

Julia Barkin, PhD , B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Japanese) 2000 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Technical Advisor at Ropes and Gray in Boston, MA
Description: I finished my doctorate in organic chemistry at Brown University and I now work in the Intellectual Property Group of Ropes and Gray in Boston, Ma. So far, the career change has been great although with the amount of chemical literature I read, I would not say it is really a career change but a role change. I write patent applications, do patent prosecution, validity and freedom-to operate searches etc. I think all young scientists who enjoy writing should take a look at patent law some point!
Contact Information: Julia.Barkin@ropesgray.com

Henry Michtalik, B.S. Biochemistry/Political Science 2000 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: MD
Description: Applying for a Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Residency
Contact Information: michtah@mail.amc.edu

Michelle Nerozzi, B.S. Biochemistry/Africana Studies 2000 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Law Clerk for the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet, United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Description: I received my J.D. from Villanova Law School in 2003. I began a two-year clerkship with Judge Sleet in the District of Delaware in August 2004, after working at Kaye Scholer, LLP, in New York for one year.
Contact Information: michelle_nerozzi@ded.uscourts.gov

Jay Pyo, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: East Asian Studies) 2000 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Intern
Description: I graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with a degree in Osteopathic Medicine. Iam a commissioned officer in the US Army and will begin my internship year at Tripler Army Medical Center, HI
Contact Information: jay.pyo@us.army.mil

Vanvimon Saksmerprome, B.S. Biochemistry (Minor: Modern language) 2000 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position:finishing my MS
Description: I’ll be finishing my M.S. this spring at Indiana University
Contact Information: vsaksmer@indiana.edu

Samuel J. Salamone, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: German) 2000 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position:Chemistry/Physics Teacher
Description: I teach Chemistry and Physics in the high school I attended. I am also the drama coordinator and boys varsity volleyball coach.
Contact Information: sjsalamone@hotmail.com

Stephen Flaherty, B.S. Biochemistry (Minor: Classics) 2001 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Graduate Student/Consultant, UNC Chapel Hill/Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Description: Currently I’m pursuing my master in public health as well as consulting on HPV awareness and vaccine awareness focus groups and studies in Boston.
Contact Information: Stephenf@email.unc.edu

Mark Kostuk, B. S. Chemistry/Physics 2001 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Analytical chemist
Description: I have traveled extensively throughout Europe and am currently touring the southern US. To fund my adventures I have had quite a few jobs and for a time worked as an analytical chemist in Philadelphia.
Contact Information: Kostukm@hotmail.com

Ota, Keiko , B. S. Biochemistry/Chinese 2001 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Scientist, Hoffmann-La Roche
Description: Scientist in a Quality Control Raw Materials Group. Also, a part-time student at Rutgers/NJIT for Masters in Computational Biology
Contact Information: hiyoko@aol.com

Chris Strohsahl, Ph.D., B.S. Biochemistry 2001 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Co-founder/Managing Director of Lighthouse Biosciences
Description: Lighthouse Biosciences is the result of several years of academic research predicated upon the development of in vitro molecular diagnostics for the rapid and accurate detection and screening of pathogenic organisms. The company is committed to developing state-of-the-art medical diagnostic instruments that can deliver highly accurate results in minutes to hours as opposed to days. Lighthouse Biosciences will transform medical diagnostics by developing diagnostic devices for the rapid detection of nearly any infectious disease, enabling physicians to diagnose and treat patients as rapidly and accurately as possible. The technology being developed by Lighthouse Biosciences can also be used by the veterinary and agriculture safety markets, further increasing the market value of the company.
Contact Information: Chris_Strohsahl@lighthousebio.com

Michael Webb, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Physics, English) 2001 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Assistant Professor
Description: University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Contact Information: webbm@uncw.edu

Rachel Bukowski, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: English) 2002
Current Position: Pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at SUNY Buffalo
Description: I joined Frank Bright’s research group here and have been developing sol-gel based biosensors and characterizing them using fluorescence spectroscopy.
Contact Information: rmb25@buffalo.edu

Alicia Every, B.S. Chemistry 2002 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Pursing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Wesleyan University
Description: I recently joined Russu’s group and I am studying structure and dynamics of nucleic acids by NMR spectroscopy.
Contact Information: aevery@wesleyan.edu

Avrum Joffe, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Math) 2002 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: I am currently at New Jersey Medical School and will be an MD in 2007 and looking to get into a subspecialty of Pediatric care.
Contact Information: joffea1@UMDNJ.edu

Andrew Leyhane, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: English) 2002 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Graduate Student at Boston College
Description: I am in my 3rd year of graduate studies in Marc Snapper’s Group. My research involves using new methods to synthesize medium sized ring systems. Check out the group website for more info.
Contact Information: leyhane@bc.edu

Colleen Parent(Strait), B.S. Chemistry 2002 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Family practice doctor, Community Memorial Hospital
Description:  Work as a family practice doctor in Central NY. Doing outpatient medicine maily with some hospital and nursing home work.
Contact Information: colleen_strait@hotmail.com

Ian Saratovsky, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Russian) 2002 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position:Senior Chemist, Nalco
Description:Working in the Air Pollution control group.  My research responsibilities include synthesis and evaluation of novel materials for air pollutant remediation, with a focus on pollutants emitted from burning fossil fuels for energy production.
Contact Information: isaratovsky@nalco.com

Robert Herbst, B.S. Biochemistry (Minor: History) 2003 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards my PhD at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Contact Information: herbstr@chem.umass.edu

Chris Hessick, B.S. Biochemistry (Minor: History) 2003 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Physician
Description: Emergency Medicine physician at Albany Medical Center. Previous work at Roswell Park Cancer Institute developing cancer biomakrs with HPLC.
Contact Information: hessicc@mail.amc.edu

Jamie M. (Iannacone)Spomer, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Russian) 2003 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Group Leader, Analytical Chemistry
Description:Group Leader, Analytical Chemistry, L’Oreal USA
Contact Information: JamieSpomer@gmail.com

Desiree L. Plata, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Biology/Mathematics) 2003 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Assistant Professor
Description:Duke University
Contact Information: desiree.plata@duke.edu

Rebecca L. Stiles (Wolfe), B.S. Chemistry (Minor: French) 2003 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Senior Chemist
Description: In the Air Protection Technologies Group at Nalco Company
Contact Information: rlstiles@nalco.com

Amy Payeur, B.S. Chemistry 2004 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: I am currently working towards a PhD in analytical chemistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Contact Information: payeur@umich.edu

Jennifer (Eliseo) Cardinal, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: German) 2005 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Chemist/Environmental Scientist
Description: Chemist/Environmental Scientist for Tetra Tech
Contact Information: je_1412@yahoo.com

Jessica Grondin, B.S. Chemistry 2005 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Fellow
Description: Graduate fellow at the University of Connecticut Helath Center in the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences. My specific concentration is in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
Contact Information: jessica_g1@cox.net

Eric Dimise, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Biology) 2005 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Boston College. My concentration is in Chemical Biology/Enzymology.
Contact Information: dimise@bc.edu

Sarah Sparks, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Mathematics) 2006 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Rutgers University.
Contact Information: sparkss6@gmail.com

Alicia Audino, B.S. Chemistry 2009 Alumni willing to be contacted
Current Position: Science Teacher
Description: I am currently teaching regents chemistry and environmental science at Cohoes High School in Cohoes, NY
Contact Information:audinoa@gmail.com

Laura Castellano, B.S. Chemistry 2009 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at University of Pennsylvania,  Philadelphia, PA.
Contact Information: laurac1225@gmail.com

Vincent Gillick, B.S. Chemistry 2009 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: I plan to attain a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) at Fordham Graduate School of Business. The MSQF office is located at 1790 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York,  New York.
Contact Information: gillickv@gmail.com

Devin S. Harrison, B.S. Biochemistry 2009 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: DDS Candidate, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
Description: Studying the dental sciences as a member of the class of 2014.
Contact Information: devin.harrison@hsc.stonybrook.edu

Steve Herron, B.S. Chemistry 2009
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards a PhD in Chemistry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Danielle Kimble, B.S. Chemistry 2009 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards a MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Contact Information: kimbled31@verizon.net

Evan Schloss, B.S. Chemistry 2009 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards a MD program at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY
Contact Information: schlosse2401@gmail.com

Christian Sikora, B.S. Biochemistry/Mathematics 2009 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards a PhD Biochemistry at Umass Medical School
Contact Information: sikorac09@gmail.com

Ursula Williams, B.S. Chemistry/English 2009 Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position: Graduate Student
Description: Currently working towards a PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Contact Information: u.j.williams@gmail.com

Valerie Angell, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Dance/Theatrical Makeup) 2010Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position:  Graduate Student, Boston College
Description:  Graduate Student in the Snapper Lab at Boston College.
Contact Information: vallangell@gmail.com

Zachary Smith, B.S. Chemistry (Minor: Spanish) 2010Alumni willing to be contactedAlumni willing to be visited
Current Position:  Graduate Student
Description:  Tufts University
Contact Information: zach.smith967@gmail.com