Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni Careers

Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni Careers

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James Gamler BS-Biochemistry 2015

James in employed by KP Pharmaceutical Technology in Bloomington, IN

Amanda Pritzlaff BS-Biochemistry 2015

Amanda is attending University of Florida for her PhD

Teresa Grimes BS-Biochemistry 2014

Teresa is employed at FedChem LLC as a junior research chemist

Jocelyn Legere BS-Nano 2015

Jocelyn is attending Indiana University for her PhD

Leonard Oddo BA-Chemistry 2013

Leonard is currently working at ConAgra Food's as a Lab Technician

Kristie Darrah BS-Biochemistry 2014

Kristie is attending the University of Pittsburgh for her PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry

Brooke Shannon BS-Biochemistry 2014

Brooke is attending PCOM

Thomas Malinski BS-Chemistry 2014

Thomas is attending Texas AandM for his PhD in Organic Chemistry

Richard Heckrote BS-Chemistry 2006

Richard is currently teaching High School Chemistry in Southern Maryland at Westlake High School.

Beth Hueholt BS-Chemistry 2005
Spring 2011 - Received Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Evan Thursby BS-ACS 2009
Evan obtained his MS at Penn State.

Dmitriy Mayorov BS 2009
Dmitriy is pursuing a graduate degree at Texas A&M.

Shanna (Quinn) Mayorova BS-Biochemistry 2009
Shanna is pursuing a graduate degree at Texas A&M.

Jonathan Shrimp BS-ACS 2009
Jonathan is attending graduate school at Cornell University.

Sarah Leshinski BS-ACS 2008
Sarah is attending graduate school at the University of Vermont.

Kaitlyn Sanders BS 2008
Kaitlyn obtained her MS at Penn State and is a chemistry teacher at Central Columbia. She is an adjunct at BU.

Chase Smith BS Sec. Ed 2008
Chase is currently teaching high school chemistry.

Heather Pursel BS-Biochemistry 2008
Heather is attending graduate school at Penn State.

Colleen Small BS 2008
Colleen is pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Vermont.

Jamie Houseknecht BS-ACS 2007
Jamie is a Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) College Recruitment Coordinator at Penn State University.

Rachel Harris BS Sec Ed/BS Math 2007
Rachel is currently teaching chemistry at North Schuylkill
Area High School.

Michael Giano BS-ACS-Biochemistry 2007
Mike is doing his Post Doc at Johnson & Johnson where he is a senior scientist.

Nicholas Fox BS-ACS 2007
Nick obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M. He is now doing a Post Doc at Oxford in rare disease research with Pfizer.

Kristyn (Roscioli) Johnson BS-ACS 2007
Kristyn is working at Idaho National Lab for Mass Spec on Nuclear.

Adam Detweiler BS-Biochem 2005
Adam has accepted a position with Perkin Elmer in New Jersey. He will be servicing HPLC, HPLC/MS, and GC/MS instruments.

Jon Novak BS-Education 2005
Jon is teaching chemistry at Clark County High School in Berryville, VA.

Michael Pennell BS-Biochem 2005
Mike has accepted a position at Lonza. Mike is working on the development of an organic compound library for the chemical company.

Chris DeVore BS-ACS 2005
Chris is working at Corning Inc., in their research and development division, in Corning, N.Y. He is working on fuel cells, flexible displays (LCD), and catalytic converters (ceramic).

Tim Brockman BS 2005
Tim is currently a senior chemist with Integra LifeSciences in Plainsboro NJ.

Bethany (Hueholt) Leavens BS 2005
Bethany attended UVA for grad school and is now working for an online homework system and teaching classes.

Josh Spragle BS-ACS 2004
Josh worked as a temporary quality assurance (QA) position for Kraft/General Foods since summer 2004 . He now has a permanent QA position with the Salts Division of Malinckrodt/JTBaker.

Katie (Hershour) McMahon BS 2004
Katie is working as a Clinical Systems analyst at Shamokin Area Community Hosptial.

Melissa Alvarez BS-Clinical 2003
Melissa is working as a medical technologist for the Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

Nathan Kreischer BS-ACS-Biochemistry 2003
Nathan is working on his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is doing research working with Mammalian Ribonucleotide Reductase.

Christina Crecca BS-ACS 2003
Chrissy earned her PhD in theoretical chemistry at the University of Florida and is currently a post-doc at Boston University.

Jennifer Schott BS Dec 2002
Jen is employed at Environmental Standards, Inc., as a quality assurance chemist. In that position she provides third party validation of laboratory sample results from environmental testing.

Melinda (Hill) Einsla BS-ACS Dec 2002, PhD - Virginia Tech '06.
Melinda successfully defended her Ph.D. at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in April 2006 and accepted a post-doctoral position at Los Alamos National Labs. She is currently employed as a Senior Scientist at Rohm and Haas.

Amy Prisk BS Clinical Chem 2002
Amy is a research scientist in a bioanalytical group at Sanofi-Aventis. Her work involves analyzing biological samples from clinical trials using LC/MS/MS, method development and validation, and stability protocols.

Joshua Stone BS-ACS 2001
Josh finished a masters degree in chemistry at Bucknell University in 2003 and is now working at the General Electric Global Research Center near Schenectady, NY.

Shiela Gradwell BS-ACS 2001
Shiela has entered the Ph.D. program in chemistry at Virginia Tech.

Steve Bransfield BS-ACS 2000
Steve finished the Ph.D. program in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University in 2006. He is currently working for a company called Independent Project Analysis in Northern Virginia.

John Tamblin BS-Education 2000
After graduating from BU, John went to Bucknell University for a Master's degree in Chemistry. He is currently teaching chemistry at Hughsville Area High School, and teaches part-time at BU.

Jeff Coleman BS '99
Jeff is a graduate student at the University of Arizona doing research on an ABC transport protein.

Crissie Bauer BS-ACS '99
Crissie finished her PhD at the University of Arizona in 2005.  She is currently a post-doc at UCLA and proud author of a review paper: Luminescent metal–organic frameworks in Chem Soc Review (Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 1330–1352).

Brad Lewandowski BS-ACS '99
Brad is a graduate student at the University of Hawaii

Monica Reinard BS-ACS '99
Monica is a chemist in process technology for Merck & Co., Inc.

Barry Husowitz BS-ACS '99 Double major in chemistry and math.
Barry earned a MS in Quantum Chemistry from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Statistical Mechanics from the University of Arizona. He is currently a post-doc at the University of Massachusetts.

Cathy Carr BSEd '99
Cathy is a chemistry teacher teaching 11th grade chemistry and introductory physics at Hillsborough (NJ) High School.

Jeremy Hetrick BS-ACS '98
Jeremy is an analytical chemist testing formulated products for Merck Research Laboratories. He also tells us that he is involved with some automated experimentation projects.

Angela (Gilby) Tobey BS-ACS '98
After graduation from BU, Angie worked for Rohm & Haas where she was a polymer and analytical chemist developing and analyzing new powder polymer coatings.  She is now a stay-at-home mom and active Facebooker.

Karen Jansson BS '97
Karen is a research technician at the Stroud Water Research Center where she analyzes trace level contaminants in streams.

Nancy (Kulikoski) Corrigan BS-ACS '97
Nancy is a chemist and works in analytical support of clinical and pre-clinical drug compounds for DuPont Pharmaceuticals.

Michael Bradshaw BS-ACS '97
Mike is a Research & Development Level II Chemist at the Sherwin-Williams Company in Ohio.

Jonathan Landis BS-ACS '97
Jonathan works as a chemist in San Diego for Argen, the largest dental gold producer in the world.

Michael Galella BS-ACS '97
Mike works as an Assistant Research Scientist in Analytical Research & Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb. The group he works in performs solid state characterization analysis of pharmaceutical crystal systems.

Michael Bacica BS '96
Michael is currently working as an anyaltical chemist at Favrille in San Diego, working on a personal cancer vaccine. Michael earned a MS in chemistry from the University of Houston in 1998.

Robert Kozicki BS-ACS '95
Bob is a chemist and routine laboratory supervisor with Andrew S. McCreath and Son, Inc. His lab does quantitative and qualitative analysis of ores and alloys by wet chemical methods.

Eric Kemp BS-ACS '95
Eric works as an analytical chemist in analytical method development at Merck and Company, Inc. He is also finishing a master's degree at Lehigh University.

William Harris BS-ACS '95; JD '99 Duschene U
Bill is a native of Lehigh Valley, a member of the Board of Directors of the Lehigh County Bar Association and a member of the Northhampton County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Harris' practice focuses on all aspects of commercial litigation, real estate and business law. Harris is a former clerk to the Honorable William F. Moran of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County. (Taken from the Davison & McCarthy professional corporation announcement.)

Scott Griffith, DMD BS '94
Scott is a dentist in private practice.

Paul Verdino BS '94
Paul is a Senior Forensic Scientist with the New Jersey State Police in the Toxicology Division. He is also finishing his thesis for his MS in Forensic Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan.

Georgeann Zitkus BA '93
Georgeann works for Air Products and Chemicals where she is a contract administrator. In that role, she serves as a liason between the company and various government departments regarding technology partnerships. She will complete a masters in engineering degree at Lehigh University in June 2001.
Susan Dallabrida BA '93
Susan Dallabrida graduated cum laude from B.U. in 1993 with dual majors; a BA in Chemistry and a BS in Biology.  After graduation, she went to Penn State where she earned a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry.  Susan completed post-doctoral studies at the Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School and is currently a faculty member there.  Most recently, she was awarded the Harvard Catalyst Pilot Award from the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard, a very prestigious accomplishment.

Carl Edwards BS-ACS '91
Carl is a head technician in the quality control lab at Sunoco Refining and Marketing, Inc. where he tests petroleum products and waste water.

Philip Behm BS-ACS '91
Phil is a research and development chemist with Air Products and Chemicals

Kerry Dunbar BS-ACS '91
Kerry works for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in California where she supervises the purification of proteins.

Richard Dunbar BS-ACS '91 PhD SUNY at Buffalo
Richard manages the quality control laboratory for three drug delivery technologies at 3M Pharmaceuticals.

Jackie (Sassaman) Miller BS-ACS '91
Jackie earned a Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Delaware. She is now the manager of the Technical Operations Services at Accugenix in Newark DE. They do bacterial identification for pharmacology and research groups by comparative DNA sequencing.

Allison Aschman BS-ACS ‘90
Allison earned a PhD in analytical chemistry from Duke (1995); she is currently a manager at Independent Project Analysis and lives in Virginia (when not in Singapore) with her husband Jim.

Robert "Marty" Martynowych BS '90
Marty is a forester for the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources.

Edward A'Zary BS '64
Edward A'Zary earned a BS in Chemistry from BU and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. After a full career of teaching and working in private industry, his last position was Director of Forensic Toxicology at Quest Diagnostics, Inc. After retiring, Dr. A'Zary has "returned home" and is teaching chemistry courses part-time at BU.