CMB Masters' Students After Graduation

The first students accepted into the CMB Graduation program started in the Winter of 2005. The first full class of students started in Fall 2007. As of Fall 2010, there have been sixteen students graduating with the PSM in Biotechnology and three students graduating with the Research Thesis emphasis. Almost all of our graduates are employed in the CMB field or are attending Ph.D. level programs.

Examples of PSM Graduates:

Cindy June, 2007, is a research technician in the lab of Dr. Waller at GVSU.

Shabarish Thatipamula, 2009, is a research technician in the lab of Dr. Hossain at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Kennedy Krieger Institute).

Examples of Research Thesis Graduates:

Viralkumar Patel, 2009, is in the Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Houston.

Kanchan Tiwari, 2009, is a research technician at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Research Theses to date:

Shelby, Johnson, M.S., April 28, 2007, Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation and phylogenetic relationships among Michigan brown trout ( Salmo trutta) strains.

Viralkumar Patel, M.S., August 4, 2009, A possible positive feedback modulation of acetylcholine release through the stimulation of alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on bipolar neurons in pig retina.

Kanchan Tiwari, M.S., December 19, 2009, Modifications of Coronary Vascular Reactivity due to Oxidative Stress.

Hank Haringsma returned to GVSU in October 2012 as part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni-in-Residence Program. Since graduating from CMB in 2005, he has worked in four types of research positions -- academia, small pharma, big pharma, and a biotech start-up. As part of his October visit, he gave a presentation entitled 'Strategies for Success in the Life Sciences Industry: How to land that first job'. He is also willing to answer questions via email; his address is on the first slide.