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Former MIT Postdoctoral Trainees

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Former Postdoctoral Student, Kvin Lertpiriyapong is involved in pipetting technique.

Former MIT Postdoctoral Trainees

 

NAME

 

DEGREE/BOARDS

 

TRAINING PERIOD

 

CURRENT POSITION

Karl Andrutis
Tufts U., DVM, DACLAM
1991-1994

Clinical Associate Professor
Animal Care Services
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Keith Astrofsky
Tufts U., DVM
1998-2002

Head, Laboratory Animal Services (LAS)
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

Chris Autieri
University of Pennsylvania, VMD
2013-2015 Fremont Animal Hospital
Fremont, NH
Peg Batchelder
Tufts U., DVM, DACLAM
1993-1995 Assoc. Dir. Veterinary
Science, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT
Maike Beisele
DVM Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2008-2009

Quality Control 3R Facilitator Novartis Vaccines
and Diagnostics
(Certified German Specialist for Laboratory Animals)
Marburg, Germany

Ingrid Bergin
U. Penn, VMD, MIT, MS DACLAM,
DACVP
1998-2002

Clinical Assistant Professor
Unit for Lab Animal Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Michael Blanco
Iowa State U., DVM
DACLAM
1990-1993

Lab Animal Veterinarian
Assistant Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Tiffany Borjeson Virginia - Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM 2010 - 2013

Assistant Director of Animal Care
Brown University
Providence, RI

Sam Boutin
U. Chicago, MBA
Illinois Institute of Technology, MSEE
U. Minnesota, DVM
MIT, PhD
1998-2002

Associate Director of
Associate Director, US Veterinary Services Taconic Inc,
Hudson, NY

Erin Bridgeford

Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

2004 - 2008 Clinical Veterinarian
Boston University
Boston, MA
Monika Burns
Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM
2013 - 2016 Senior Research/Cinical Veterinarian Division of Comparative Medicine Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
Laura Cacioppo
University of Illinois, DVM
2009 - 2012
Program Veterinarian
Research Animal Resources Center School of Medicine and Public Health
University of
Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Rachel Cahil
Trinity College DublinPhD
1995-1998

Research Scientist
Imperial College
London, England

 

Horacio Cantiello
DVM, PhD
1985-1987 Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard
Medical School
Cambridge, MA
Chih-Ching Chien
U. of Connecticut, PhD
1997-2000 Associate Professor
Graduate School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Yuan Ze University
Leslie Coleman
U.C. Davis, DVM, MIT, MS, DACLAM
1994-1997

Director, Medical Affairs
Abbott Vascular
Santa Clara, CA

Brian Corning
Colorado State U., DVM, DACLAM
1988-1991 Director, Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine
Animal Care Administration
Harvard School of Public
Health-HCCM
Boston, MA
Alison Darby
Iowa State University, DVM
2009 - 2012 Small Animal
Emergency Veterinarian
New Hampshire
Experimental Surgery
MIT/DCM
Bahgat Edrise
U. of Cairo DVM, PhD
1985-1987 Professor Cairo, Egyp
Courtney Ek
Tufts School of
Veterinary Medicine
MPH, DVM
DACLAM
2008-2011

Clinical Veterinarian
Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA

Mary Ellenberger
Iowa State U., MS, DVM, DACLAM
1984-1986 Division Director
Division of Comparative Medicine
Washington U., School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Susan Erdman
Lehigh U., MS, Miss. St.U., DVM, Harvard U., MPH, DACLAM
1988-1991 Assist. Director, Chief of Clinical Resources,
Senior Research Scientist
Division of Comparative Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Michael Esmail
U Penn, VMD
2012-2015 Clinical Veterinarian
Tufts U.,
Dept. of Lab Animal Medicine (DLAM)
Boston, MA

Marisa Esteves
U. Penn, VMD, DACLAM
1990-1993

Consulting Veterinarian
Massachusetts General Hospital
BASF, Abbott
Boston, MA

Mike Estrin
DVM, ACVIM, MPH
2011-2014 Small Animal Internist
Westford, MA

Laura B. Eurell
Texas A&M U.,
DVM, M.S., DACLAM
2004-2008 Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Jacqueline Fremont-Rahl
Rutgers U., MS
Cornell U., DVM
DACLAM
2007-2010 DLAM Clinical Veterinarian
Novartis
Cambridge, MA
Alex García
U. of Florida, DVM
2000-2003 Director of Animal Facilities
University of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Barbara Garibaldi
Purdue U., DVM, DACLAM
1984-1987 Director, Animal Resources
Beth Israel Deconess Hospital
Boston, MA
Claudia Harper
Tufts U., DVM, DACLAM
1999-2002 Director, Animal Resources
& Services
BiogenIdec
Cambridge, MA
Hilda
Holcombe
North Carolina State U.
DVM, PhD, DACLAM
2001-2004 Senior Research/
Clinical Veterinarian
Division of Comparative Medicine, MIT
Cambridge, MA

Richard Hurley
U. of NH, MS, Ohio State U., DVM, DACLAM
1991-1994

Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Melanie Ihrig
Texas A&M, MS, DVM
1997-2000

Director, Comparative Medicine
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, TX

Courtnye
Jackson

Tuskegee U., DVM
2003-2006 Health Educator with the Cook County Extension STEM
Veterinarian
University of Illinois Extension
Chicago, IL
Lynn Jackson
Ohio State U., DVM, MIT, MS, DACLAM
1991-1994

Senior Director
Laboratory Services
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, MA

Sharron
Kirchain 

Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, Suffolk U., MBA
DACLAM

2003-2007  Attending Veterinarian
Pfizer, Inc.
Andover, MA  
Naomi
Kirby

Texas A&M, MS
University of Illinois, DVM

2009-2011  Postdoctoral Student
MGH
Boston, MA  
Takeo Kosaka
Kyota U., Japan
MD, PhD
1999-2000 Associate Professor
Kanazawa Medical U. Kanazawa City, Japan
Karen Krueger
Mount Holyoke, MS, Tufts U., DVM, DACLAM
1985-1988 Director
Animal Resources Center
Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
Chung-Wei Lee MD, Taiwan
PhD

 

2001-2007 Senior Scientist
Pronutria Biosciences
Cambridge, MA

Kvin Lertpiriyapong Western University of Health Sciences, DVM, University of California, Ph.D. 2010 - 2013 East Carolina State U
Assistant Professor
Greenville, NC
Neil Lipman
U. Penn, DVM, DACLAM
1985-1986

Director, Professor of Pathology Sloan Kettering/Cornell School of Med.
NY, NY

Jennifer Lofgren
Tufts School of
Veterinary Medicine
MS, ACLAM, DVM,
DACLAM
2007-2011

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Heather Martin
Kansas State U.
DVM
DACLAM

2006 - 2009 Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Weill-Connell Medical College
New York, NY
Kirk
Maurer
MS, Louisiana State U. DVM, M.S., PhD
2002-2006

Assistant Professor
& Assoc Director,
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

Sonya McCathey
Oregon State U., DVM,
1995-1998 County Veterinarian
York County, PA
Edilberto Mendes
Univ. of Rio de Janeiro
MD, PhD
1993-1994 Prof., School of Medicine U. of Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Julian Mesina
DVM, PhD
1985-1986 Director, Animal Sciences Program
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Cassie Miller University of Wisconsin
Veterinary Medicine
DVM
2010 - 2013

Research Veterinarian
SNBL USA
Everett, WA

Claude Nagamine
UC-Davis, PhD,
U Tennessee, DVM, DACLAM
2004 - 2007

Assistant Professor
Department of
Comparative Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Steve Niemi
Washington State U., DVM, DACLAM
1983-1985

Director, Office of Animal Resources, Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Cambridge, MA

Masahiro Ohtani
Fukui Medical University
MD, PhD
2004-2006 Assistant Processor
U. of Fukui, Fukui, Japan
Glen Otto
U. of Minnesota, DVM, DACLAM
1987-1990

Director, Animal Resource Center
Clinical Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Lori Palley
Tufts U., DVM, DACLAM
1988-1991 Assistant Director
Veterinary Services at
Mass General
Charlestown, MA
Jassia Pang
University of Melbourne BVSc (hons)
2011-2014 Research Veterinarian
Biological Resource Centre
Singapore
Mary Patterson
U. of Southern California, MS,Tufts U., DVM, DACLAM
1997-2002

Chief of Primate Ressources
Division of Compartative Medicine
Cambridge, MA

Scott Perkins
U. Penn, VMD, Boston U., MPH, DACLAM
1992-1995 Senior Director, Clinical Professor
Tufts University
Boston, MA
Theofilis Poutahidis
U. of Thessaloniki, DVM PhD
2000-2002 Assistant Professor
Thessaloniki, Greece
Eva Ryden
Boston U., PhD,Tufts U., DVM, DACLAM
1988-1991 Retired
Mohammed Saifuddin
Massey Univ., DVM, PhD
1990-1992 Associate
Professor, Preclinical Research Coordinator CONRAD, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Arlington, VA
Kim Saunders
Oregon State U., DVM, DACLAM
1994-1996 Director
Professor Comparative Medicine, Oregon Health and Science U
Portland, OR
Zeli Shen
Hebei Institute of Med. MD; Henan Institute of Med. MS
1995-1998 Research Scientist
Division of Compartative Medicine, MIT
Cambridge, MA
Joseph Scott
U. Penn, DVM, DACLAM
1985-1988 Lead Veterinarian
Covance Pharmaceutical Research
Shanghai,China
Nirah Shomer

U. of Minnesota, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

1995-1998

Director of Laboratory Animal Resources
Merck, Inc.
Boston, MA

Alton Swennes
University of Georgia
DVM, MS
2010-2013 Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Director and
Research Clinical Veterinarian
Houston, Texas
Betsy
Theve
DVM, Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine
2003-2006 Clinical Veterinarian
Novartis
Cambridge, MA
Erin
Turowski
The Ohio State
University, DVM
2010-2014 Associate Veterinarian
Private Animal Hospital
Greater Boston Area
Rao Varada
DVM College of Vet. Sci., Tirupati, India; MVSc Ind. Vet. Res. Inst.
India
PhD Memorial Univ. of NF, Canada, DACLAM
2001-2005

Senior Principal Scientist
& Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer Global Research &
Development
Andover, MA

James Versalovic
Baylor University MD PhD
1997-1999 Professor
Dept. of Pathology, Baylor U.
Waco, Texas
Chuanwu Wang
China Agricultural University, DVM, MS Purdue Universtiy, PhD
2012-2015 Charles River
Senior Scientist
Wilmington, MA
Koichiro Watanabe
Oita Medical U.
Physician MD, PhD
2005-2007 Assistant
Professor, Oita U.
Oita, Japan
Stephanie E. Woods
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine,
D.V.M., M.S.
2011-2014 Clinical Veterinarian
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Lili Yan
Heibei Institute of Med. MD
1991-1994 Physician in Internal Medicine, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser
Modesto, CA
Vincent Young
Stanford, U.MD, PhD
1998-2002 Associate Professor
Dept. of Microbiology
U. of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

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