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MS-RSM Alumni

Azza Akasha

Azza Akasha

MBBS – Medicine & Surgery, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Thesis Mentor: J. Julie Kim, PhD

Year of Entry: 2016

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: Ob/Gyn Residency

Allison Grover

Allison Grover

BA/BS – English Literature, McGill University, Canada; Pre-Med Post-Bac, Northwestern University, USA

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2016

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: Currently in year 2 of medical school (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)

Dana Kimelman

Dana Kimelman

MD – Medicine/Obstetrics & Gynecology, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay

Thesis Mentor: Mary Ellen Pavone, MD

Year of Entry: 2016

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: Obstetrician and Gynecologist returning to Uruguay, researching oncofertility resources for South America.

Atsuko Kato

Atsuko Kusuhara (Kato)

MD – Medicine/Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kyroin University, Japan

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2016

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: Obstetrician and Gynecologist returning to Japan, researching fertility preservation for Japan.

Yi Luan

Yi Luan

BS – Animal Science, China Agricultural University, China

Thesis Mentor: So-Youn Kim, PhD

Year of Entry: 2016

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Megan Runge

Megan Runge

BA – Medical Anthropology, Hampshire College, USA

Thesis Mentor: Teresa Woodruff, PhD

Year of Entry: 2016

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: Clinical Research Coordinator for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University

Tracy Zhou

Luhan (Tracy) Zhou

BA – Psychology, University of Rochester, USA

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2016

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: Lab Manager for Dr. Francesca Duncan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University.

Sergio Cardona-Gonzalez

Sergio Cardona-Gonzalez

MD – Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: MD, currently pursuing medical residency.

 

Sheila Egan

Sheila Egan

BS – Biochemistry & Education, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2018

Current Position: Senior Consultant at Strata Decision Technology

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Julia Balough

BS – Biology/Chemistry, Santa Clara University, USA

Thesis Mentor: Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: New research position at Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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Zhangying (Jennie) Chen

BS – Integrative Biology, University of Illinois, USA

Thesis Mentor: Serdar Bulun, MD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Research Fellow, Center for Healthcare Innovation

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Alexandra Fontaine

BS – Biology/Psychology, Loyola College, USA

Thesis Mentor: Margrit Urbanek, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Clinical Research Coordinator, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

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Kaitlin Hitt

BS – Biology, Lewis University, USA

Thesis Mentor: Serdar Bulun, MD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: PharmD Candidate, Roosevelt University (Class of 2022)

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Jordan Machlin

BS – Biology/Chemistry, Brandeis University, USA

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Embryologist with Northwestern Medicine

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Sharron Manuel

BS – Biomedical Engineering/Immunology/Medicine, Drexel University, USA

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: MD, Ob/Gyn at Deaconess Women's Hospital

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Hyebin Roh

BS – Biology, Olivet Nazarene University, USA

Thesis Mentor: Daniela Matei, MD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Doctoral Student with the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, Northwestern University

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Jennifer Rowley

BS – Global Health and Environment, Washington University, USA

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: MD Candidate at Harvard University School of Medicine

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Cynthia Salas

BS – Biology, SUNY College Cortland, USA

Thesis Mentor: Christopher Payne, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Embryologist at Boston IVF

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Leah Simon

BS – Biology/Bioengineering, University of Illinois-Chicago, USA

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2017

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Lab Tech at Woodruff Lab, applying to graduate programs in life sciences

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Seth Barishansky

MD - Rutgers University, USA

BS – Biology, Yeshiva University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Ob/Gyn Residency at George Washington University

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DreAna Heidenreich

BS – Biology, University of Dubuque, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Pursuing research

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Amber Kuhn

BS – Biotechnology, Marshall University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Assistant Research Specialist, WiCell

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Anne Lenzo

BS – Biology, Winston-Salem University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Embryology Lab Assistant, Fertility Centers of Illinois, currently applying to medical school

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Xingyi (Sherry) Lyu

BS – Biochemistry, University of Washington, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2019

 

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Nana Sarpong

MD – University of Ghana, Ghana

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Continuing medical training in the United States

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Kristy Tse

BS – Human Biology, University of California-San Diego, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2019

Current Position: Working with fertility clinic, currently applying to medical school

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Emily Hayes

BS – Biochemistry, University of Rochester, USA

Thesis Mentor: Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: MD Candidate at University of Illinois-Chicago Medical School

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Jamie Mara

BS – Dietetics, Purdue University, USA

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: MD Candidate at Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University

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Vanessa Rosa

BS – Biology, College of New Rochelle, USA

Thesis Mentor: Kelly Mayo, PhD

Year of Entry: 2018

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Currently applying to medical school

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Victoria Bakaturski

BS – Biology, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Currently applying to embryologist positions

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Andjela Dragojevic

BS – Neuroscience, Lake Forest College, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Performing research at Northwestern through 2020 Summer Research Fellowship Award from the Endocrine Society

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Monica Elabed

BS – Biology, Northeastern Illinois University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Pursuing positions as a strategic operations manager

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Sarah Khan

BS – Neuroscience, Northwestern University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Currently working with HER Pakistan as a USA Chapter Lead while applying to medical school

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Kaylee Massman

BS – Biology, Iowa State University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Program Assistant with the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative - Medical University of South Carolina, applying to medical school

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Jenna Mazur

BS – Biology, Loras University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Currently applying to embryologist positions

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Gabrielle Meyman

BS – Biology, University of Illinois, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Research Assistant at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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Noelle Ozimek

BS – Biomedical Sciences, Queen Mary and Westfield College, UK

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Currently applying to medical school

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Mackenzie Roberts

BS – Animal Science, Oregon State University, USA

Non-Thesis Track: Pamela Monahan, PhD

Year of Entry: 2019

Graduated: 2020

Current Position: Senior Research Assistant - Oregon Health & Science University