Alan Goodman

Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Washington

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

My overall goal is to have an impact on the improvement of human health as it relates to disease. Not only do I want to accomplish this through research, but also through the mentoring and teaching of students and postdocs. The development of young scientists brings new ideas and talent to the fight against disease. Also, I am a die-hard Yankees fan.

Ziying Liu

MPH, Public Health, Wuhan University

B.S., Biology, Huazhong Normal University

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."

---Linus Pauling

Manish Chauhan

Ph.D., Life Sciences, International Centre for Genetic              Engineering and Biotechnology

M.Sc., Biotechnology, South Asian University

B.Sc., Life Sciences, Delhi University

"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with your experiment, it's wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science."

---Richard Feynman

Marena Guzman

B.S., Biology, St. Mary's University

My current goal is to become a well-rounded scientist through my research and science writing skills. In the future, I hope to empower minority students to pursue careers in science.

"The laws of the universe govern us whether or not you understand them, accept them, or embrace them." ---MG

Chasity Trammell

B.S., Microbiology, Washington State University

"I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process."

---Vincent van Gogh

Chelsea Osbron

B.S., Biology, University of Portland

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." ---Eleanor Roosevelt

Sophie Mackinnon

Senior, Microbiology and Genetics & Cellular Biology majors

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

---Mahatma Gandhi

Olivia Hayden

Senior, Biochemistry major

"Stop chasing the money, start chasing the passion."

---Tony Hsieh

Ezra Mead

Junior, Genetics & Cellular Biology major

"The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement."

---George Will

Ben Hollenberg

Sophomore, Microbiology major

"The very nature of science is discoveries, and the best of those discoveries are the ones you don't expect."

---Neil deGrasse Tyson

Nathan Savolainen

Sophomore, Basic Medical Sciences - Biology major

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't you're right."

---Henry Ford


  • Laura Ahlers, '19 Ph.D. (Molecular Biosciences), Postdoctoral fellow at NIH/NIAID

  • Zach Howard, '19 B.S. (Genetics & Cellular Biology), Ph.D. program at UCSF

  • Grace Carrell, '18 B.S. (Microbiology), Professional Science Master's program at NC State

  • Marina Martin, '18 B.S. (Basic Medical Sciences), FOCUS Missionary program

  • Keesha Matz, '18 B.S. (Microbiology), NIH Postbac at Rocky Mt. National Labs

  • Sarah Hof, '15 M.S. (Molecular Biosciences), MLS program at Heritage University

  • Miles Linde, '14 B.S. (Biochemistry), Ph.D. program at Stanford University