Ph.D. Completions

MBRS-IMSD Alumni – Ph.D. or Other Advanced Degree Program Completions
(1995 – 2014)

2014

Veleka Boyd Iwuaba, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

2013

Khanichi Charles, Ph.D., Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard University

Maricel Gozo, Ph.D., Translational Medicine and Biomedical Science, Cedar-Sinai Medical School

Victor Seguritan, Ph.D., Computational Science, SDSU/Clairemont College Joint Doctoral Program

Eric Vazquez, Ph.D., Physics, Columbia University

 

2012

Christina Campbell, Ph.D., Ecological & Community Health Psychology, Michigan State University; Post doctoral fellow, Yale University

James Martinez, M.P.H., Epidemiology, San Diego State University; Ed.D., Health Behavior, Columbia University, Teacher’s College; Epidemiologist, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health

Tara Martinez, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Feion Villodas, M.A.; Psychology, M.S.; Clinical Psychology; M.P.H., Health Promotion; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Post doctoral fellow, San Diego VA Hospital

Richard Virgen, Ph.D., Virology, University of California, Irvine

 

2011

Danielle Augustin, M.S., Microbiology, San Francisco State University;  Ph.D., Microbiology, University of California, Berkeley; Research Scientist II, Clorox

Veronica Casas, M.S., Ph.D., Molecular Biology, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program

Jason Daniel, M.P.H., Ph.D., Health Behavior, Public Health, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Post doctoral fellow, Wake Forest University; Post doctoral fellow, University of Iowa

Karen Moreira, Ph.D., Cell Biology, UCSF – TETRAD; Research Staff, Stanford University, Bejerano Lab

Giang Pham, Ph.D., Speech Language Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Post doctoral fellow, University of Minnesota; Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Adriana Villasenor, Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Washington; Post doctoral fellow, UCSD Moores Cancer Center

 

2010

Cecilia Browne, M.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, San Diego State University; Ph.D., Molecular Pathology/Biomedical Sciences University of California, San Diego, Post-doctoral fellow, UCSD/Burnham Institute; Research Scientist, Johnson & Johnson

Antoniette Linton, Ed.D., Education, University of Southern California

Alina Montalbano, Ph.D., Biology, UT Southwestern Medical School; Post-doctoral fellow, Loma Linda; Post-doctoral fellow, UT Southwestern

Felizza Quinones Gunderson, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, UCSD, Biological Sciences; Post doctoral fellow, Northwestern University

 

2009

Janet Abou, M.D., Yale University Medical School; Internal Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente Health Care

Marissa Aillaud, M.D., Stanford University; Pediatric Resident, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, June 2010 – present

Manuel Carranza, D.D.S., University of Michigan

Esmeralda Iniguez, Ph.D., Health Behavior, Graduate School of Public Health, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program; Epidemiologist, Early Warning Infectious Disease Surveillance program, California Office of Binational Border Health –California Department of Public Health

Suzanna Martinez, Ph.D., Health Behavior, Graduate School of Public Health, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program; Post doctoral fellow, UCSF

Gabriela Simon-Cerejido, Ph.D., Language and Communicative Disorders, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Assistant Professor, Communicative Disorders, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology

Paul Vasquez, Pharm D., University of Southern California

Michael Virata, M.S., Molecular Biology, San Diego State University; M.B.A., Business Administration, San Diego State University; Ph.D., Molecular Biology, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Research Scientist II, Illumina


2008

Edwin Manuel, Ph.D., Virology, Harvard University; Post doctoral fellow, City of Hope, Los Angeles; Staff Scientist, City of Hope, Los Angeles

Gerardo Perez, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Post-doctoral program, UCSD Cancer Center; Research Scientist, Phage Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Errin Rider (Fontaine), Ph.D., Virology, Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Health and Clinical Microbiology at California Department of Public Health

 

2007

Gracielle Manipon, Pharm D.,University of California, San Francisco; Pharmacist, Fresno, CA

 

2006

Victoria Love, Ph.D., Immunology, Harvard University; Post doctoral fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; Senior Scientist, Pfizer

Jo-An Malahy, M.P.H., San Diego State University; D.P.T., University of Puget Sound; Physical Therapist, Sharp Rees-Stealy

 

2005

Jeffrey Alvarez, M.P.H., Ph.D., Psychology, Kansas State University

Senaida Fernandez, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Post doctoral program, Columbia; Community Initiatives and Public Health Sciences Program Officer, California Breast Cancer Research Program, University of California Office of the President

Jorge Millan, D.P.T., Physical Therapy, University of Southern California; Physical Therapist

Gilbert Pangilinan, D.P.T., Physical Therapy, University of Southern California

Carlo Quinonez, Ph.D., Biology, California Institute of Technology; Post doctoral fellow, UCSD (IRACDA); Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

 

2004

Chemen Denny, M.D., Chicago Pritzker, School of Medicine; Assistant Professor, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University, School of Medicine

Mirna Lopez, M.A., Chemistry, SDSU; Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, Illumina

Christian Renken, Ph.D., Biology, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Post-doctoral fellowship, Wadsworth; Vice President, Life Sciences at Applied BioPhysics, Inc

Kien Trinh, M.S., Molecular Biology, San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Washington; Post doctoral fellowship Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington; Research scientist II, University of Washington.

 

2003

Janet Calderon, Ph.D., Speech Language Hearing Science; Post-doctoral fellowship University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Associate Professor, Registrar, Florida Hospital, College of Health Sciences

Marco Salazar, M.D./Ph.D., Yale University; Chief Resident, Urology, University of Washington

Lawrence Stitt, M.D., Meharry Medical School; Residency, Wayne State University; Obstetrician/Gynecologist, University of Maryland Medical Center


2002

Annalisa Co, D.P.M., California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco

Helen Kemp, M.S., Chemistry, SDSU; Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program; Senior Scientist, Proctor & Gamble

Adeunice Mata, M.D., Stanford University; Practicing Family Physician, Palo Alto, CA

Joel Mata, M.D., Stanford University; Professor, Stanford, Department of Pain Management

 

2001

Gina Moore, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program; Post doctoral fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Post doctoral fellow, University of Washington, Group Health Cooperative; Owner, Isle Sanctuary Creative Artists

 

2000

Samuel Waters, Ph.D., Immunology, University of Virginia; Post-doctoral fellowship, National Cancer Institute; Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia

 

1999

Vanjah Norman, M.D., Medical College of Ohio; General Surgery Chief Resident, Medical College of Virginia; Practicing Physician

 

1998

Barbie Boodram, M.D., Medical College of Ohio

Elaine DeVillena, M.D., University of California, Irvine; Pediatrician, Alvarado Hospital, San Diego

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