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MEMBERS OF THE DEAD YEAST SOCIETY


PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.Th.D.

Professor of Biology



CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS



Michael Bittner ’21

Jack Kalhorn ’21 (Laboratory Manager)

Alissa Pacheco ’21

Amanda Raffa ’21

Yuri Takenaka ’21

Angus White '21


Taylor Brysgel '22

Andrew Cardona '22

Madelyn Crago '22

Daniel Furey '23

Noah Kozub '22

Devyn Luden '22

Kevin Ly '22

Edy Pineda '22


Julia Aguiar '23

Christopher Bresnahan '23

Thomas Hebert '23

Angela Mitsuma '23

Camilo Villa '23


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FORMER TEACHING AND RESEARCH FELLOWS


Brent Michael Berry, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Researcher, Brain and Mind Electrophysiology Laboratory

Gdansk University of Technology


Michelle Capuano, M.S.


Alexander Wilcox, Ph.D.




FORMER VISITING SCHOLARS


Sr. Stephen Patrick Joly, O.P.

Graduate Student, Golin Laboratory

The Catholic University of America


Rev. Ambrose Little, O.P.

Visiting Instructor of Philosophy

Providence College




FORMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS


Ibrahim Abaherah ’20


Goodness Adekoya ’20


Courtney Albert ’08

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2010)

Columbia University School of Nursing


Joseph Alisch ’19

NIH Postbacculareaute Fellow


Nicholas Andrews ’19

Medical Scribe,

Lifespan Rhode Island


Savannah Benko ’17

Medical Student, Rush Medical College


Kevin Brown ’12

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (2019)

MCPHS University


Melissa Brown ’16

Ph.D. Student, Veraksa Laboratory

University of Massachusetts, Boston


Yi Cao ’11

Doctor of Medicine (2015)

Brown University


Brian Carney ’09

Doctor of Medicine (2013)

Tufts University School of Medicine


Vincent Cascio ’12

Doctor of Medicine (2019)

SUNY-Stony Brook School of Medicine


William Cavedon, ’16

Master of Medical Forensic Sciences (2018)

Boston University


James Cebulski ’11

New York City Police Department


Alexandra Chasse ’17

Ph.D. Student, McCall Laboratory

Boston University


Alexandra Chico ’12

Doctor of Medicine (2017)

Albany Medical College


Christopher Chin ’10

Ph.D. Student, Melnick Laboratory

Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences


Gina Contuzzi ’08

Physician Assistant (2012)

Springfield College


Jenna Crowe ’07

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2012)

Nova Southeastern University


Shawn Davidson ’10

Ph.D. Biology (2017)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Eric DiBiasio ’11

Ph.D. Biology (2020)

University of Rhode Island


Audrey DiRaimo ’09

Doctor of Pharmacy (2013)

University of Rhode island


Faith H. Donaghey ’14

Medical Student, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


David Eagan ’17


Daniel Fay ’07

Doctor of Medicine (2011)

Tufts University School of Medicine


Eric Feeley ’09

Ph.D. Biology (2017)

Duke University


Daniel Ferrari ’08

Research Associate

Selecta Biosciences

and

Masters of Arts in Biochemistry (2011)

Boston University


John Finn '20


Ryan Frazier ’15

Medical Student, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


Ryan Fredericks ’10

Doctor of Medicine (2014)

Dartmouth College School of Medicine


Daniel Gittings ’10

Doctor of Medicine (2014)

Boston University School of Medicine


Alfredo Enrique Gonzalez Velasquez ’15

Graduate Student, Boutros Laboratory

University of California, Los Angeles


Mathew Goodwin ’08

Gene Editing Specialist

Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals


Erik Gravel ’11

Ph.D Student, Department of English

The Catholic University of America


Victoria Haak ’20

Research Technician, Panigrahy Lab

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Victoria Hallisey ’18

Ph.D. Student, NYU School of Medicine


Meredith Haverly ’18

Masters in Biomedical Sciences (2020)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Katherine Helming, ’09

Ph.D. Biology (2015)

Harvard Medical School


Tara Hittinger ’07

Associate, Regulatory Affairs

Biovex Inc.

and

M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy (2012)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Helene Hosinski ’09

Doctor of Medicine (2014)

Tufts University School of Medicine


Matthew Hurton ’13

Ph.D. Student, Lee Laboratory

University of Pittsburgh


Walter Jacob ’19

NIH Postbaccalaureate Program


Anne Kleinschmidt ’19

Medical Student, University of Minnesota School of Medicine


David Laprade ’11

Software Developer,

Ascension Press


Benjarmin Lichtenfels ’13

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2017)

University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine


Michael Loudin ’08

Doctor of Medicine (2013)

Baylor College of Medicine


Christopher Luft ’08

Doctor of Optometry (2013)

Salus University


Joshua Malouin ’09

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2015)

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine


Trevor McBride ’17

Medical Student, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Thomas Jefferson University


Morgan McCarthy ’16

Doctor of Medicine (2020)

University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Cailin McDeed ’08

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2016)

Nova Southeastern University


Liam McDonough ’19

Ph.D. Student, Yale University


Nicholas Mello ’18


Kristen Merloni ’13

Senior Manufacturing Technician

Genzyme


James Mullin ’18

Medical Student, Alpert School of Medicine

Brown University


Kevin Murphy ’12

Ph.D. Biology (2019)

Brown University


Michael Murphy ’13

Medical Student, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Thomas Jefferson University


Sean Murphy’14

Graduate Student, Masters in Medical Science

Boston University


Ari Nalbandian’12

Doctor of Medicine (2016)

New York Medical College


Lea Noonan ’13

Doctor of Physical Therapy (2019)

MGH Institute of Health Professions


Jeffrey Norte ’10

Interdepartmental Medical Science Program (2012)

Drexel University


James O’Brien ’15

Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Megan Onyundo ’19

NIH Postbacculareaute Fellow


Wesley Parker '21 (Brown University)


Jay Pietrantonio ’08

Clinical Trials Manager

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals


Catherine Pilsmaker ’09

Associate Scientist

Celldex Therapeutics


Nathan Pinches ’10

M.B.A. Student

Loyola University, Maryland


Seth Pinches ’16

Medical Student, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


James Ritch ’08

Masters of Science (2014)

University of Massachusetts School of Medicine


Lukas Ritzer ’18

Medical Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Emily Roblee ’13

Doctor of Medicine (2020)

University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Stephen Rogers ’15

Medical Student, Boston University School of Medicine


Samuel Rosengarden ’17

Graduate Student, Graduate School of Oceanography

The University of Rhode Island


Breton Roussel, ’09

Doctor of Medicine (2016)

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine


Matthew Sanborn ’17

Medical Student, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Jared Sheehan ’08

Ph.D. Student, Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology Program

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center


Brad St. Martin ’09

Masters of Public Health (2011)

Yale University School of Public Health

and

Doctor of Medicine (2017)

University of Kentucky School of Medicine


Christian Selinski’13

Doctor of Medicine (2020)

Drexel University College of Medicine


Matthew Stout ’09

Doctor of Dental Medicine (2013)

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


Aleksander Strakosha ’18

Sales Representative

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.


John Sullivan ’09

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Brendan Swan ’13

Medical Scribe

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, New Jersey


Stacy Thomas ’14

M.D-Ph.D. Student, Medical Sciences Training Program

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Victoria Timmel ’17

Medical Student, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine

Hofstra University


Douglass Tucker ’13

Medical Student, Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California


John Yang ’12

Software Engineer

Across, Inc.


Christopher Yerxa ’20



FORMER HIGH SCHOOL RESEARCH STUDENTS


Linmary Da Rosa (Summer 2016)

Central Falls High School


Joel Hauerwas (Summer 2015)

North Attleboro High School

Currently: Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH