Graduate Placement

Placement of Graduate Students

Our Ph.D. graduates have accepted a variety of positions in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and government that include facets of research, teaching, and administration. Many of our MS students have found technical employment in both the private sector as well as academia. Others have gone on to obtain Ph.D. or DVM degrees.

Placement of Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences Ph.D. students

Student Name Year Most Recent Position Known
Fritz, William F. 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
Jabbar, Shaima 2017 Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacy School, Karbala University, Karbala, Iraq
Al-Baghdadi, Rana J. 2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine College, Al-Qadisiyah University, Al-Diwaniyah City, Iraq
Stires, Hillary 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University
Yang, Jennifer 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California San Diego
Egger, Meredith Camp 2015 Clinical Research Associate, Kindred Bio
Verpeut, Jessica L. 2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University
Avenatti, Ryan C. 2014 Clinical Research Associate, Kindred Bio
Rahman, Kathleen 2014 Undergraduate Program Director and Teaching Instructor, Dept of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University
Smarsh, Danielle 2014 Assistant Professor, Dept of Animal and Food Science, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Goldberg, Alison Golinski 2013 Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University;
Adjunct Instructor, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia
Zhang, Changqing 2013 Lab Manager, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh
Duncan, Christine A. 2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biology, California State University Fresno
Frankshun, Amy-Lynn 2011 Staff Fellow, Residue Chemistry Team, Division of Human Food Safety, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food & Drug Administration, Rockville, MD
Liburt, Nettie R. 2011 Equine Specialist/Field Nutritionist, Blue Seal Feeds, Inc. (a division of the Kent Nutrition Group)
Longpre, Kristy M. 2011 Clinical Research Associate, Kindred Bio, Burlingame, CA
Polanco, Tiffany A. 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Chen, Joseph C. 2010 Senior Scientist, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Lamprecht, Emily 2010 Innovation Development Manager, Consumer Nutrition, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Elk River, MN
Haulenbeek, Andrea 2009 Senior Regulatory Associate, Soligenix, Inc., Princeton, NJ
Leibowitz, Brian 2008 Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Hillman Cancer Center
Arjona, Alvaro 2006 Scientific Content Manager, Thomson Reuters Scientific, Barcelona; and Research Affiliate, Yale University School of Medicine
Fleming, Jodie M. 2006 Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
Dokur, Madhavi 2005 Scientist, Shantha Biotechnics Limited, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Duarte, Silvia Robles Reis 2005 Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Universidade S o Marcos, S o Paulo, Brazil
Gordon, Mary Beth 2005 Regional Veterinary Nutritionist, Land O'Lakes, Purina Mills LLC, St. Louis and New York; and President, Nutrequus, Inc. (Equine nutrition and exercise physiology consulting company)
Manso Filho, Helio C. 2005 Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (Brazil)
Yan, Wenbo 2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Nyack College, New York, NY
Park, SungAe S. 2004 Scientist, Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
Medica, Darcy L. 2002 Associate Professor, Biology Department, Pennsylvania State University Schuylkill Campus
Kearns, Charles F. II 2001 Scientific Director, Medscape, New York
Billings, Heather J. 1999 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, West Virginia University
Carlyon, Thushara K. 1999 Roche Vitamins, Inc., Nutley, NJ
Klein, Jeffrey A. 1999 Director, Pre-Clinical Research, EP Technologies LLC, Akron, OH
Lenhart, Judith A. 1999 Director, Global Scientific Communications, Celgene Corporation, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Maina (Sharma), Daniela 1999 Coordinator, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), University of Massachusetts Medical School
Wang, Yanxin (Mary) 1999 Senior Animal Research Scientist, Phytomedics, Jamesburg, NJ
Black, Angela 1998 Staff Veterinarian, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
Ward, Paula Marie L. 1998 Asst. Research Professor, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Rutgers
Leili, Steven 1997 Senior Research Investigator Toxicology, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, New Brunswick, NJ
Ohleth, Kathleen M. 1997 Owner and Medical Writer, Precise Publications, Bridgewater, NJ
Wang, Luquan 1996 Founder, GenScript Corporation, Piscataway, NJ
Contijoch, Ann M. 1995 Director, Global Medical Publications, sanofi-aventis, Bridgewater, NJ
Regisford, E. Gloria 1994 Associate Professor, Biology Department, Prairie View A&M, Texas
Strack, Peter R. 1994 Sr. Scientist, Mitotix, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Zhang,Qi 1994 M.D., New York Hospital, Queens, NY, Residency in Pathology
Conover, Charles D. 1993 Research Scientist, Enzon, Piscataway, NJ
Kocsis, John F. 1993 J & J Interventional Systems, Warren, NJ
Baldwin, Ransom L. 1992 Research Scientist, USDA, Beltsville, MD
Tilly, Jonathan L. 1990 Director, Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Chief, Division of Research, Vincent Obstetrics & Gynecology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

Placement of Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences M.S. students

Student Name Year Most Recent Position Known
Hanke, Jennifer 2017 Research Associate, Universal Cells, Seattle, WA
Yirtici, Seher 2017 Specialist Veterinarian, International Center for Livestock Research and Training, Ankara, Turkey
Krumm, Elizabeth A. 2015 Research Associate, Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY
Bhurke, Arpita S. 2014 Ph.D. Student, Comparative Biosciences, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Bignell, Henry 2014 Extension Agent, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Ulster, NY
Baldassari, James P. 2011 Staff Biologist, In Vivo Pharmacology, Merck Research Labs
Cheng, Ju-Shun 2010 Research Scientist, Ricerca Biosciences LLC, Bothell, WA
Malone, Sara 2008 Assistant Professor and Equine Program Coordinator, Dept. of Agricultural Sciences
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Armenti, AnnMarie E. 2007 Research Support Specialist, Department of Medicine, Stony Brook University
Nichols, Michele M. 2006 Clinical Research Coordinator, AlcheraBio, Metuchen, NJ
Margiasso, Mary E. 2006 Clinical Research Coordinator, AlcheraBio, Metuchen, NJ
Betros, Cynthia L. 2005 Clinical Research Administrator, AlcheraBio, Metuchen, NJ
Liburt, Nettie R. 2005 Owner, Liburt Equine Nutritional Consulting, Long Island, NY
Santora, Karen A. 2005 Research Biologist, Merck and Co., Rahway, NJ
Streltsova, Jennifer M. 2005 Research Technician, Merck and Co., Rahway, NJ
Lindia, Jill A. 2004 Assistant Medical Program Clinical Specialist, MRL/Merck and Co., Rahway, NJ
Shearer, Meagan K. 2004 Research Scientist, sanofi-aventis, Bridgewater, NJ
Geiser, Sunny 2003 VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 2003; Field Veterinarian and Avian Influenza Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Brady-Davis, Shannon M. 2002 Educator, 4-H Horse Program/Ag Literacy, York County Cooperative Extension, York, PA
Neumann, Jennifer L. 2002 Physician in North Carolina
Lynn, Bonnie A. 2001 Associate Research Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ
McMunn, Kimberly A. 2001 Animal Scientist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, West Lafayette, IN
Wang, Bojing 2001 Senior Research Assistant, Pharmacopeia, Cranbury, NJ
Guirnalda, Patrick D. 2000 Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania
McDonough, Jennifer M. 2000 Laboratory Technician, Department of Molecular Biology, UMDNJ, Stratford
Agans, Jacqueline M. 1999 Research Technician, Schering-Plough, Kenilworth, NJ
Venham, Lyn D. 1999 Instructor, Fairfax Community College, Virginia
Otero, Tania 1997 DVM, Royal Veterinary College, London, 2002; Small Animal Veterinarian, Plainfield Animal Hospital PC, South Plainfield, NJ
Wang, Beqing 1997 Research Technician, Novartis, Inc., East Hanover, NJ
Dong, Zhengchun 1996 Returned to Taiwan to work
Ritacco, Gretchen M. 1996 Assistant Scientist II, Allergy Department
Sleczka, Bogdan G. 1996 Gifford Scientific, Baltimore, MD
Hung, Wei-Lun 1995 Nice Garden Industrial Co., Taipei, Taiwan
Rex, Sandra E. 1995 Merck Pharmaceutical, Rahway, NJ
Rosner, Marc A. 1995 Health Products Research, Market Research Division
Graybush, Cheryl A. 1994 DVM, University of Wisconsin Vet School, 1998; Veterinarian, Madison, WI
Kaplan, Debra H. 1994 Whitesman Institute, New York
Bansemir (Keating), Anne D. 1993 Ph.D., Ecology & Evolution, Cook College; Lecturer, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers
Becker, Susan E. 1992 Research Assistant, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers
Levorse, John M. 1992 Facility Manager, Transgenic Core Facility, Lewis Thomas Laboratories, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Prasad, Balkrishna 1992 Vollum Institute, Portland, Oregon
Russoniello, Christina 1992 Owner, Epona Pet Care, Asbury, NJ
Burgher, Clinton 1991 Assistant Director, Cook/NJAES Animal Care Program, Rutgers University
Culbert, Laura A. 1991 D.V.M., Cornell Veterinary School
Doscher, Mary E. 1990 Research Scientist (retired), Fort Dodge/American Cyanamid, Princeton, NJ
Rogers (Burgher), Kendra 1990 Research Scientist, Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals
Singh, Hem N. 1990 Research Assistant, Ciba-Geigy, Newark, NJ

Placement of Ph.D. Students from Other Graduate Programs Who Worked with Faculty of the Graduate Program in Animal Sciences

Student Name Year Graduate Program Most Recent Position Known
Agostini-Dreyer, Allyson 2014 Nutritional Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, Shriners Hospital for Children
Portland, OR
Crismale-Gann, Catina 2014 Cell & Developmental Bio Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology
NYU Medical Center
Harvey, Craig 2012 Toxicology Research Scientist, Colgate-Palmolive, Piscataway, NJ
Sivaprasad, Usha 2004 Nutritional Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth
Grill, Constance 2000 Nutritional Sciences Senior Manager, National Medical Liaison Team, Oncology Publications, sanofi-aventis, Bridgewater, NJ
Lane, Michelle A. 1996 Nutritional Sciences Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology (Nutritional Sciences), University of Texas at Austin

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