Eric Vallender (Genetics, 2006) is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, in Jackson, MS.
Eric's main research interests have focused on comparative evolutionary genetics, with a primary focus on non-human primate neurogenetics.
Thelma Tennant received her PhD in Cancer Biology in 2003, with a dissertation on the role of matrix metalloproteinases in prostate cancer metastasis.
Since 2008 Thelma has worked for UChicagoTech, evaluating, marketing, and licensing technologies and managing intellectual property portfolios arising from research at the University of Chicago.
Being one the myChoice's mentors for careers in Technology Commercialization, Thelma is actively involved with current graduate students and postdocs. Learn more about Technology Commercialization at myChoice
Alumna Rabiah Mayas (PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2007) was on campus to participate in an alumni career panel for UChicago Weekend.
Jenna Christensen (PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, 2016) and Matthew Tien (PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, 2018) interviewed Rabiah to learn about her professional choices and ask suggestions for students interested in a career in scientific outreach.
Alumna Sandra Glucksmann (Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, 1989) visited the University of Chicago where she spoke about her career path, as well as diversity in the scientific industry at the Diversity in Science Seminar, hosted by the Multicultural Graduate Community.
Karen E. Sears earned her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology in 2003: her advisor was John Flynn. She joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in late 2007, and is now a Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UCLA. She currently serves as the department chair.
Kathleen E. Cullen received a PhD in 1991 from the Committee on Neurobiology. Her advisor was Robert A. McCrea. In 1994, Dr. Cullen became an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University, with appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, and Otolaryngology. In 2002, Cullen was appointed a William Dawson Chair in recognition of her work in Systems Neuroscience and Neural Engineering, and served as Director of McGill’s Aerospace Medical Research Unit. In 2016, Dr. Cullen moved to Johns Hopkins University, where she is now a Professor in Biomedical Engineering with joint appointments in Neuroscience and in Otolaryngology.
Susan C. Alberts received a PhD in 1992 from the Department of Ecology and Evolution. Her advisor was Jeanne Altman. Since 1998 she has been faculty in the Department of Biology at Duke University. She also serves as Associate Director of Science and Synthesis at NESCent and co-directs the Amboseli Baboon Research Project with Jeanne Altmann, Princeton University. Susan has recently been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.