Biology Alumni Guestbook

Alumni are listed alphabetically (by maiden name) with most recent graduates first.

Nicholas Divjak
10254 State Route 7
Rogers, OH 44455
(724) 674-6742
Graduated in 2010
Currently in a Master of Science in Biology program at Chatham University.

Brittany Peluso
4369 S. Quebec St. Apt. 7310
Denver, CO 80237
(720) 635-3233
Graduated in 2010
Sales associate and applying to Medical School

Jacob Zatchok
6732 S. Pricetown
Berlin Center, OH 44401
(330) 547-3142
Graduated in 2008
I am currently pursuing a teaching degree with the certification in Life Science and Chemistry 7-12. I am doing my student teaching now at West Branch High School in Beloit, Ohio, and I will be finished in January and then I will be looking for a job somewhere. I am also currently coaching basketball and football at Western Reserve High School in Berlin Center, Ohio.

B.A. Lambie
295 Dunbar-Ohiopyle Rd.
Dunbar, PA 15431
(724) 972-3023
Graduated in 2006
I am currently employed at Civil & Enviromental Consultants, Inc. as a staff scientist.

Molly (Dyke) Anderson
16 Grove Street
Westfield, NY 14750
(716) 969-6871
Graduated in 2004
Currently teaching at Westfield Academy and Central School District in Western New York.

Pam Englert
1603 Ford Lane
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 366-2807
Graduated in 2004
High school biology teacher at Woodland Hills

Becky Gonda
5932 Phillips Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(724) 875-8261
Graduated in 2004
currently attending graduated school (molecular biology) at Pitt

Mike Schnetz
19333 Van Aken Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(330) 221-0861
Graduated in 2004
I'm a graduate student in the genetics department at Case Western Reserve University. My lab uses genomics approaches to study the human develpmental disease called CHARGE syndrome.

Matthew Woleslagle
122 West 2nd Avenue
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
(724) 454-6201
Graduated in 2004
I graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and now I am currently a 2nd year family practice resident at Latrobe Hospital , part of the Excela Health System.

Catherine Heidrich
1517 Fairmont Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 243-8392
Graduated in 2003

Anna Tielsch
15 Uncas Avenue
Quaker Hill, CT 06375
(860) 440-2609
Graduated in 2002
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Board Certified. Working in Norwich, CT. Graduated from Yale University May 2005. Deferred doctoral study for two years while I get married and my spouse finishes his masters degree.

Amy Brunetto
122 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15137
(412) 823-3574
Graduated in 2001
After WC I worked as a lab tech at the University of Pittsburgh and enrolled in the MBA program at Pitt. I have since graduated and am currently working at the Office of Enterprise Development at the University as a Biotechnology Analyst.

Joshua L Cunic
278 McKinley Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 302-8308
Graduated in 2001
Currently I am a Cytogenetic Technician at Magee Women's Hospital in the Genetics Dept.
We culture, harvest and scan cells for genetic abnormalities. January will be my third year on the job.

Keith Dryburgh
1671 Blackhorse Ln.
Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 330-9935
Graduated in 2001
I am an associate veterinarian at a mulitdoctor small animal hospital in Westerville, Ohio about 15 miles north of Columbus and Ohio State. I am willing to offer any advice or connection help for those students looking to pursue further education in veterinary medicine.

Jennifer Kreiling
619 Delaware Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139
(412) 612-0011
Graduated in 2001
After graduating from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, I am currently a 1st year family practive resident at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kathleen Morgan
3904 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 841-7088
Graduated in 2001
Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh, employed at Immunectrics.

Crystal Kelly
426 Mars Rd.
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-2972
Graduated in 2000
I am working at Magee Women's Research Institute. The lab I am in concentrates on the nuclear excision repair mechanism of breast cancer cells.

Summer I. Silvieus
2030 Brewster St.
Apt. 3
St. Paul, MN 55108
Graduated in 2000
I am attending University of Minnesota. Hopefully by 2006, I'll have a Ph.D. in Plant Biological Sciences. I work with Dr. George Weiblen on a phlyogenetic project involving fig plants, their wasp pollinators, and their wasp parasitoids.

Nicole L. (Snyder) Lee
13 Newcastle Drive, Apartment 5
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 888-9198
Graduated in 2000
As of August 12, 2005 I will have my Ph.D. in Organic and Biological Chemistry from the University of Connecticut. I have accepted a position teaching organic chemistry and biochemistry at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. My appointment begins September 2005.

Julie Bridges Brown
119 Balph Avenue New Castle, PA 16102
Graduated in 1999
Currently working as a teacher at Vo-Tech.

Jennifer Boyd-Morin
11234 Evans Trail, Apt 201
Beltsville, MD 20705
Graduated in 1999
Currently working at IMS, Inc. as a computer programmer/analyst. We use SAS to do the statistical analyses on data collected through research projects at NCI, AmFAR, etc.

Christine Conwell
211 Canterbury Lane
N. Versailles, PA 15137
(412) 648-1487
Graduated in 1999
I finished my PhD in Biochemistry from Georgia Tech in May of 2004. Currently, I am a postdoc working on nonviral gene delivery in the Center for Pharmacogenetics at Pitt.

Elizabeth Costello
Graduated in 1999
I am currently a student at Jefferson Medical College.

Ryan Harvey
1805 Pennland Court
Lansdale, PA 19446
Graduated in 1999
Employed by Merck Research Labs and pursuing an MS in Information Science.

Sarah Lyle
2123 Shady Ave. Apt A4 1/2
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-2161
Graduated in 1999
I am back in school at the University of Pittsburgh to get my teaching certification. I am also working in the Human Genetics Department in a research lab.

Megan (McGavern) Tran

102 Paw Paw Place
Yorktown, VA 23693
Graduated in 1999
After graduating in 1999, I pursued a M.S. in Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine at the University of Maryland. I worked for a year at the Maryland State Health Department as an outbreak epidemiologist but decided to go to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (graduated 2005). From there I completed my Internal Medicine residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), VA and am now an Internal Medicine Attending serving in the United States Navy-stationed at NMCP.

Ben Meighen
1280 Alamae Lakes Road
Washington, PA 15301
Graduated in 1999
EMT and a lab specialist at University of Pittsburgh

Apryl (Preston) Lytle

10312 Wellington Road
Streetsboro, OH 44241
Graduated in 1999
Working at Ben Venue Laboratories making injectable pharmaceuticals

Christy Fairman
6511 Hanover Ave.
Richmond, VA 23226
Graduated in 1998
Middle School and Upper School Teacher: Earth Science and Environmental Biology.

Scott Ferguson
96 Indigo Road
Levittown, PA 19057
Graduated in 1998
After I graduated from Westminster in '98 I attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. In '05 I received my Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology and accepted a postdoctoral fellow position at Princeton University in NJ. I'm currently using genetics to study signal transduction during Drosophila development. I plan to apply for faculty positions at schools like Westminster in the near future. Updated Feb 2007.

Jennifer (Myers) Roy
210 Mingo Road
Wexford, PA 15090
Graduated in 1998
I am a research specialist studying hypertension in the Human Genetics department at Pitt. I'm also going to school there, enrolled in the MBA program.

Dawn Planic
70 Crossing Dr.
Cumberland, RI 02864
Graduated in 1998
After graduating, I managed an immunohistochemistry lab in Nashville, TN for 2 years. I am currently working as a Technical Marketing Rep. for Ventana Medical Systems Inc. in the New England area. VMSI makes histology and immunohistochemistry instruments and reagents. I help customers with both the technical aspects and the mechanical.

Leigh Buckley
409 Chapel Way
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Graduated in 1997
M.S. Biology, Duquesne University 2004

Jens E. Jorgensen
210B High Street
New Wilmington, PA 16142
Graduated in 1997
Currently employed with Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

Tony Pizon
3462 Gibraltar Hts. Dr.
Toledo, OH 43609
Graduated in 1997
Currently attending the Medical College of Ohio

Rob Andrews
3073 Riva Rd.
Riva, MD 21140
Graduated in 1996
Fishery Biologist with National Marine Fisheries Service

Bryan Black
Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Oregon State University
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 867-0283
Graduated in 1996
PO Box 91
Otter Rock, OR 97369
(541) 765-2490
graduated in 1996
Graduate student (Ph.D.) at Penn State, studying Forest Ecology

Joseph Latona
graduated 1996
Graduate from the National College of Chiropractic. Currently an associate physician in Columbus, OH.

Cindy Mayer
242 Erie Dr.
Cheswick, PA 15024
(412) 820-9372
Graduated in 1996
I am currently employed as a Technical Support Engineer at FORE Systems, Inc., a computer networking company located in Warrendale, PA.

Jennifer Jackson (Wohl)
2224 Canterbury Circle
Akron, Ohio 44319
Graduated in 1996
I graduated from medical school in June 2001. I'm currently finishing my psychiatry residency in the Akron area

Brian E. Schwartz
49 Burbank St. #03
Boston, MA 02115
617- 262-1970
Graduated in 1996
I'm a postdoc in the department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School.

Jennifer Galbraith (Smith)
500 N. Locust St.
St. Elizabethtown, PA 17022
graduated 1996
I'm a private practice optometrist in Harrisburg, PA. My specialty is low vision rehabilitation. On weekends I work as a parachute rigger and skydiving instructor in Chambersburg, PA and have over 400 skydives.

Roy Grecko
5200 Research Place
San Diego, CA 921212
Graduated in 1995
I am currently a Preclinical Study Manager working for Biogenidec Pharmaceuticals in sunny Southern California. My work encompasses managing programs and CRO's who perform pharmacokinetic and toxicological studies in support of a safe starting dose for therapeutics in humans.

Elizabeth Horn
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Mailcode: BICC
Portland, OR 97239
Graduated in 1995
I completed my PhD from SUNY at Buffalo studying a gene involved in cell survival and epidermal carcinogenesis. I am currently a National Library of Medicine fellow in Biomedical Informatics.

Heidi Jorgensen Begeot
6835 Oakbrook Ln
The Dalles, OR 97058
Graduated in 1995
CWCapital, Loan Officer Associate/Analyst. TrueNorth Productions, VP/COO.

Brian Silvis
101 Henry Lane
Harmony, PA 16037
Graduated in 1995
I am currently an associate veterinarian at Duncan Manor Animal Hospital in Allison Park, Pa.

Sherri Breier McEwen
Graduated 1994
Currently working at a small molecular biology start-up company in Pittsburgh. The company is working toward high-throughput screening for birth defects.

Michael Scott Harmison
1-1 Aviation Regiment CMR 454
Box 1802APO AE 09250
Graduated 1994, Biology and Environmental Science
I went a different route after graduation and became a helicopter pilot for the Army. Since then, I have found myself stationed in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Bosnia, Croatia, and now Kosovo.

Melissa Maurer BS, CCP
435 Parliament Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Graduated 1993, Biology
I then went on to Dusquesne U. for Perfusion School. A Perfusionist operates the Heart/Lung Machine and other ancillary machinery during Open Heart Surgery Procedures. I graduated from D.U. with a BS in Perfusion Technology. I worked in Pittsburgh for almost a year and then transferred out to Philadelphia, working at the University of Pennsylvania for almost 6 years. For the last four years I have been working as the Clinical Manager of Perfusion Services for Fresenius Medical Care at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, PA.

Taralyn Trimpey
P.O. Box 516, MC S100-3340
St. Louis, MO 63166
Graduated 1993
I attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1996.I worked for a small environmental law firm in Pittsburgh (Law Offices of Harry Klodowski) until December 1999.I now work as an in-house attorney for The Boeing Company in St. Louis, counseling in areas of safety, health and environmental compliance.

Brenda May-DePaola
13705 Castle Cliff Way
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Graduated 1992
I am currently active duty in the Navy stationed at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD as a staff cardiologist.

Martha A. Krakovsky Campana
5320 Baptist Road
Whitehall, PA 15236
Graduated 1992
I am a Senior Research Associate at Cellomics, Inc. in Pittsburgh. Our group is working toward the development of biochips with onboard microfluidic capabilities to be used in the drug discovery process.

Tim Schneider
201 Okinawa Drive
New Castle, PA 16105
Graduated in 1991
Currently a psychiatrist at St. Francis Hospital of New Castle, PA

Lynn Ulatowski
1171 Argonne Rd
South Euclid, OH 44121
Graduated in 1991
Upon my graduation from WC in 1991 I immediately started working as a research assistant at Case Western Reserve University. My first position was a direct result of the J-term internship. While gaining technical expertise in various departments, including Hematology/Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics (studying cystic fibrosis) I obtained my Masters degree at CWRU in Nutrition. After I felt I exhausted my growth as a research assistant I enrolled in the molecular nutriton PhD program at Case. I am currently in my fourth year and anticipate graduating next spring. My goal is to eventually teach at a school like WC,

Barbara Kooser (Stiver)
3315 Braemar Rd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Graduated 1979
I recently moved to the Cleveland area after spending 10 years in the Harrisburg, PA area. Currently I am enjoying some time off of work and spending time with my kids, but for almost 10 years I worked as the environmental scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. I focused on water quality and toxics issues.

Thomas Hartman
5476 Tulane Ave. Toledo, Ohio 43611
Graduated in 1976
Retired veterinarian

Arthur H. Shedden
Graduated in 1976
Currently doing clinical research at a leading global pharmaceutical company. My work on a cross-function team devising strategy led to my MBA at Wharton.

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