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Lab Alumni

Lab Alumni

The Schmidt-Dannert lab has developed a considerable network of alumni all over the world with employment in industry and academica. Students and postdoctoral scholars readily find positions in the biotechnology industry, others have obtained faculty positions. Many alumi are now in senior and leadership position at companies and several are tenure-track or tenured faculty members. 

 

Graduate Students

Benjamin Hanson

MS, BMBB

2015-18

 

Christopher Flynn

PhD, BMBB

2011-16

Senior Scientist, Exon Mobile, NY

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Stephen Michel

MS, MicE

2013-15

Bioinformatician, U of M Clinics

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Sarah Bloch

PhD, BMBB

2009-14

Associate Director, Pivot Bio, San Francisco

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Grayson Wawrzyn

PhD, BMBB

2009-13

Senior Scientist, Zymergen

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Ilya Tikh

PhD, BMBB

2008-13

Senior Scientist, Conagen Inc., MA

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Erik Holtzapple

PhD, BMBB

2003-08

Senior Scientist, Nucellis, San Diego

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Sean Agger

PhD, BMBB

2003-08

Director Clinical Lab, Gunderson Healthcare System, La Crosse, WI

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Erin Marasco

PhD, BMBB

2002-07

Technical Lead Sweetners, Cargill, Twin Cities

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Kevin Watts

PhD, BMBB

2002-06

Principal Biotechnologist, Cargill, Twin Cities

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Jessica Williams

MS, MicE

2004-06

Senior Scientist, Center for Drug Design, U of M

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Anuj Bhartija

MS, MicE

2001-03

Director & Founder, Carbochon, Mumbai, India

Postdoctoral Scholars
Maureen QuinResearch Assistant Prof.2010-19

Senior Development Scientist, Beckman Coulter, MN

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Seung-Oh SeoPostdoc2017-19

Assistant Prof., Catholic University, Korea

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Guoqiang Zhang

Postdoc

2015-18

Associate Prof., Jiangnan University, China

Hui Chen

Postdoc

2017-18

Postdoc, University of Boulder, CO

Sarah Perdue

Postdoc

2013-15

Science Communications Specialist, UW Madison

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Alexander Kolb

Postdoc

2013-15

Associate Scientist, Douglas Scientific, MN

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James Ellinger

Postdoc

2012-14

Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo

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Mark Held

Postdoc

2011-14

Scientist III, Lygos, Inc., San Francisco

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Soo-Jin Yeom

Postdoc

2010-12

Principal Investigator, Synthetic Biol. Bioeng. Research Center, KRIBB, Korea

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David Babson

Postdoc

2010-12

Program Director, DOE Advanced Projects Research Agency - Energy, Washington, DC

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Swati Choudhary

Research Associate

2009-12

Senior Scientist, Calysta, San Francisco

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Jacob Vick

Postdoc

2008-11

Senior Scientist, Conagen, MA

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Poonam Srivastava

Postdoc

2010-11

Scientist, Modern Meadow, New Jersey

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Sreedhar Reddy

Postdoc

2009-10

Scientist, Merck, India

Fernando Lopez-Gallego

Postdoc

2007-10

Professor, Biocatalysis, University of Zaragoza, Spain

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Ethan Johnson

Research Associate

2005-10

Passed away in a hit-and-run car accident

Alexander Pisarchik

Postdoc

2004-07

Head of DNA Platform, Arzeda, Seattle

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Pyung Cheon Lee

Research Associate

2001-07

Professor, Molecular Synthetic Biology Lab, Ajou University, Seoul, Korea

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Benjamin Mijts

Postdoc

2002-06

Senior Director, Inscripta, San Francisco

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Seok Joon Kwon

Postdoc

2002-04

Senior Research Scientist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY

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Ralf Petri

Postdoc

2002-04

Scientific Coordinator, Max-Planck Institute for Aging, Cologne, Germany

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Arjo De Beoer

Postdoc

2001-03

Senior Scientist Life Science Fujifilm manufacturing, Netherlands

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Priscilla Dombek

Postdoc

2001-03

K-12 Teacher

Abu Zafar Momen

 

2000-02

Scientist, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan