Successful Graduates

Over the past decade, approximately 50 percent of Wooster chemistry graduates entered Ph.D. programs in areas including chemistry, environmental science, biochemistry and epidemiology. Another 18 percent went on to health professional schools. Chemistry majors have been employed in chemistry-related positions at places like Merck Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Co., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Agilent, and Lubrizol, to name a few. Wooster graduates also pursue careers in K-12 and higher education. Included in the listed below (indicated by an asterisk) are those students who majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Fulbright Awards

  • Kirstin Holm ('17), University of Oslo, environmental chemistry research
  • Angelo Melari ('17), Styria, Austria, English teaching assistantship
  • Adrienne Reding* ('17), North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, English teaching assistantship
  • Kevin Weeks ('86), Kassel, West Germany, environmental chemistry and public policy
  • Anne Jorgensen ('84), Hebel Gymnasium, Germany, English teaching assistantship

Peace Corp

Jennifer Sanchez* ('19), Guinea Africa

Graduate School

The following students matriculated to graduate school in chemistry unless noted otherwise.

Arizona State University

  • Elana Stennett ('10), Physical Chemistry

Baylor University

  • Rachel Molé ('17), Environmental Science
  • Clare Moffett ('15), Environmental Science

Boston College

  • Preetom Borah ('16), Materials Science and Engineering
  • Paul Evans ('08)

Brandeis University

  • Nathan Brownstein* ('18), Molecular and Cell Biology

Carnegie Mellon University

  • Bailey Bowers ('17), Chemistry
  • Meredith Schervish ('15), Center for Atmospheric Particles Studies
  • Manish Aryal* ('14), Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology

Case Western Reserve University

  • Brianna Bauer* ('17), Pharmacology
  • Kristin Allan* ('16), Molecular Medicine Ph.D.
  • Ellyn Evans* ('16), Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Jaqueline Wallat ('12), Macromolecular Engineering
  • Forrest Etheridge ('11)

Cedar Crest College

  • Cassondra Agozzino* ('11), M.S. in Forensic Science

Chapman University

  • Amber Skaretka ('11), Master's degree in Food Science

Colorado State University

  • Nathan Gimble ('16)
  • John Koniarczyk ('14)
  • Megan Lazorski ('06), Inorganic Chemistry

Cornell University

  • Colin Ford ('19), Materials Science and Engineering
  • Catherine Boyles ('17), Food Science
  • David Flannelly (’10)
  • Chantel Koechli* (’10)
  • Daniel Shai ('07), Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bryan Whiting ('06)

Creighton University

  • Robert Mayer* ('11), MBA in Finance & Investments

Dartmouth College

Duke University

  • Russell Boston* ('19), Biomedical Sciences
  • Katherine Stencel ('11), Nicholas School of the Environment

Duquesne University

  • Caylee Cunningham* ('19), Chemistry

Emory University

  • Kristen Stoltz ('09)
  • Emily Bolton ('06)

Florida State University

  • Brian Ondrusek ('07)

George Mason University

  • Kemar Reid* ('13), Computational Chemistry and Science

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Huyen Nguyen ('16)
  • Rachel Bennett ('10)

Indiana University

  • Jonathan Butensky-Bartlett ('08)
  • Andrew Storey ('08)

Johns Hopkins University

  • Nikhil Dole* ('19), Bioethics
  • Morgan Dasovich* ('16)
  • Allyson Buytendyk ('09)
  • J. Matthew Craig* ('06), School of Public Health, Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology as well as a Sc.M. in Epidemiology

Mayo Clinic

  • Allyson Palmer* ('10); M.D./Ph.D.

New York University

  • Sarah Blosser ('13)

North Carolina State University

  • Matthew Pech ('18)
  • Erica Shubeck* ('06)

Northwestern University

  • Anna Davies ('17)
  • Evan Hagedorm ('15), Masters in Chemical Engineering
  • Matthew Henke* ('11), Ph.D. Biology (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)

The Ohio State University

  • Katie Stock* ('17), Human Nutrition
  • Benjamin Stromberg ('17), Biomedical Sciences
  • Kimberly Carter ('16), Analytical Chemistry
  • Mary Nappi ('13)
  • Erica Villa ('13), Master's in Anatomy
  • John Bain ('11), Environmental Engineering/Chemistry
  • Bryan Albani ('10)
  • Max Mullen ('10)
  • Jared Steed ('10)
  • Neal Kline ('08)
  • Ana Azevedo* ('07), Pharmaceutics
  • Alicia Cattaneo* ('07), M.S. in Veterinary Prevention Medicine; Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine
  • Julianne Rutt* ('06), Animal Science

Pennsylvania State University

  • Connor Hoelzel* ('16), Chemistry
  • Albert Darling ('16), Chemistry
  • Matthew Bauerle ('12)

Purdue University

  • Madigan Strange* ('19), Cellular and Molecular Biology

Quinnipiac University

  • Bola Bamidele* ('19), Biomedical Sciences

Richard Gilder Graduate school at the American Museum of Natural History

  • Elizabeth Backman ('17), double major Geology

Stanford University

  • Zachary Harvey ('14), Chemical and Systems Biology
  • Brad Palanski* ('11), Chemistry
  • Jocelyn Barker* ('08), Biochemistry
  • Logan Andrews* ('06), Biosciences

Texas A&M University

  • Helena Kondow* ('14), Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Lydia Niemi ('13) Master's in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

University of Akron

  • Michael DeBord ('12)
  • Jessi Baughman ('09)
  • Natalie Barone ('06)

University of Arizona

  • Matthew Varga ('12)
  • Colleen Burkett ('06)

University of California, Davis

  • Melissa Veneck ('12), Atmospheric Sciences
  • Shannon Conley ('09), Environmental Toxicology

University of Califorinia, Irvine

  • Jake Polster ('17), Chemistry
  • Lauren Fleming ('14), Atmospheric Chemistry

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Leandra Forte ('17)
  • Erin Greiner ('06), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of California, Riverside

  • Melissa Morgan ('13)

University of California, San Diego

  • Matthew Naticchia* ('14), Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Margaret Timmers ('07)

University of California, San Francisco

  • Peter Rohweder ('16), Chemistry and Chemical Biology

University of Cincinnati

  • Heather Hale* ('06), College of Medicine, Systems Biology and Physiology

University of Colorado, Anschultz

  • Hannah Hicks* ('17)

University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Erin Fortin ('08)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Zachery Matesich ('11)
  • Kathryn Torrey* ('06), Molecular and Cellular Biology

Univeristy of Iowa

  • Leah Scharlott ('19)
  • Samantha Wigley ('18)

University of Kentucky

  • Maria Holdcroft ('06), M.S. in Plant Pathology

University of Massachusetts

  • Evon Petok ('18), Polymer Science and Engineering

University of Michigan

  • Rebecca Craig ('13)
  • Kaitlynn Wilson ('12)
  • Eric Sullivan* ('11), Chemical Biology
  • Natalie Walker ('06)

University of Minnesota

  • Lindsay Robinson ('17), Polymer Chemistry
  • Laura Sherer* ('17)
  • Thomas Bohl* ('13), Molecular, Cellular, and Structural Biology
  • Hai Dang Hguyen* ('06), Biochemistry

University of Northwestern Colorado

  • Zachary Buchan ('17), Biomedical

University of Notre Dame

  • Yujun Jin ('19)

University of Oregon

  • Andrea Steiger ('14)

University of Pennsylvania

  • T.K. Jerrick To* ('17), Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh

  • Katherine Lyden* ('18), Public Health
  • Trevor Horst ('16)
  • Karis Kosar* ('15), Interdisciplinary Biomedical Program
  • Michael Chido ('13)
  • Miles Batson ('12)
  • Angela Grass* ('10), Genetic Counseling Program

University of Southern California

  • Samantha Justice* ('12), Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Richard Giles ('07)

University of South Florida

  • Ellen Hudson Heck ('16), Ocean Chemistry

University of Tennessee, Memphis

  • Brandi Baughman ('07), integrated program in Biomedical Sciences at St. Jude Cildren's Research Hospital

University of Texas, Austin

  • Dustin Klein ('09)

University of Texas, Dallas

  • Kyle Murray ('15)

University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Jennifer Hurtig* ('17)

University of Texas Southwestern

  • Nicholas Lesner ('16)
  • Chelsea Stamm* ('11), Molecular Microbiology

University of Toledo

  • Nicholas Amato* ('08), Biochemistry
  • Lindsey Easthon ('07)

University of Toronto, Canada

  • Palin Chairanunt* (14), Immunology

University of Washington

  • Dena Freeman* ('04), Masters in Public Health

University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Matthew Worth ('13)
  • Virginia Kincaid ('10), Biochemistry
  • Theodore Moore* ('09), Microbiology
  • James Ellinger* ('04)

Vanderbilt University

  • Christopher Good ('19)
  • Jennifer Pilat* ('16)

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Charles Lockhart* ('07)

Washington University

  • Jake Eshelman* ('17), Biomedical Engineering
  • Roger Klein* ('11), M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program

Yale University

  • Erin Gustely* ('06), Biochemistry
  • Chikio Chan* ('03)

Youngstown State University

  • Kory George* ('14), Molecular Biology
  • John Warren ('09), M.S. program

Health Professional School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Susmit Tripathi* ('14)

Case Western Reserve University

  • Mingoo Kang* ('18), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2017)
  • Jenifer Latsko* ('18), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2017)
  • Priya Thakker ('17), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2016)
  • Brenna Coolbaugh ('16), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2015)
  • Shikha Dharia ('16), School of Dental Medicine
  • Jennifer Barrord ('15), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2014)
  • Kristina Reck ('15), School of Dental Medicine (Fall 2014)
  • Danielle Spiden* ('15), School of Dental Medicine
  • Kyle Koski ('14), School of Dental Medicine
  • Curtis Lockhart ('14), School of Medicine
  • Peter Markov* ('14), School of Dental Medicine
  • John Marshall ('14), School of Dental Medicine
  • Jiho Yang ('14), School of Dental Medicine
  • Laura German ('13), School of Dental Medicine
  • Brittany Pitrone* ('09), Frances Bolton School of Nursing (graduate entry doctoral nursing practice program)
  • Danyelle Dawes* ('08), School of Medicine
  • Warren Swegal* ('08), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Central Michigan University

  • Paige Piper* ('13), School of Medicine

Cincinnati University College of Medicine

  • Mary Kate Lockhart* ('11)
  • David Thomas* ('07)

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon

  • Lauren Buyan* ('15)

Cork School of Medicine, Ireland

  • Jessica Meek* ('16)

Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Sarah Laper ('14)

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn

  • Todd Ulmer ('17)

Quinnipiac University, Frank H. Netter School of Medicine

  • Steven Hardy ('14)

Indiana University Medical School

  • Elise Meyers* ('09), Pediatric Oncology

Indiana University School of Dentistry at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

  • Emily Weitz* ('11)

Kansas City University of Medicine

  • Jacob Spano* ('14)

Kent State University

  • John Thompson* ('14), Podiatric Medicine
  • Amanda Kaschalk* ('07), Nursing

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Jennifer Bayuk* ('03)

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Andrew DeLaat* ('19)

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine

  • Lance Metsger* ('17)

Michigan State University

  • Kyle Koemm ('14), College of Law

Northeast Ohio Medical University

  • Adam Will ('13)
  • Marnie Novak ('08)

Northwestern University Medical School

  • Christopher Nau* ('09)

Nova Southeastern University, Florida

  • P. Senyo Agidi* ('07)

The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Elizabeth Wakefield* ('09), Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

The Ohio State University

  • Samantha Adusumilli ('19), College of Dentistry
  • Anna Gibbs* ('19), College of Medicine
  • Geoffrey Carney-Knisely* ('18), College of Medicine
  • Kent Nakamoto ('18), College of Medicine
  • Mark Grady* (17), College of Medicine
  • Michael Andes* ('16), College of Dentistry
  • Jacob Boroff ('14), College of Optometry
  • Dung Nguyen ('14), College of Pharmacy
  • Erica Skillman* ('14), College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Emily Barth* ('10)
  • Brandon Michels* ('10), College of Veterinary Medicine (Fall 2009)
  • Ryan Story* ('10), College of Medicine
  • Daniela Canache ('09), College of Dentistry
  • Lorna Johnston* ('09), College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kelly Knapp* ('08), College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Severin Pouly* ('07), College of Medicine
  • Kathryn Wieferich ('07), College of Medicine
  • Rebecca Prada* ('06), College of Veterinary Medicine

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Haley Rossiter ('17)
  • Elizabeth McInturf ('16)
  • Tyler Gerwig ('15)
  • Edmund Shi* ('15)
  • Nicholas Spittle* ('13)
  • Stephen Wanner* ('13)
  • Andrew Young ('13)
  • Sara Wiswell ('10)
  • Marisa McGinley* ('08)
  • Eric Panzner ('07)
  • B. Daniel Pipitone* ('06)
  • Maria Streng* ('05)

Pennsylvania State University

  • Afton Widdershins ('19) (M.D./Ph.D.)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Michael Whitaker ('17)
  • Abigail Toothman* ('13)

Rowan University, Cooper Medical School

  • Margaret Heller ('18)

Santa Clara Law School

  • Heather Skinner* ('16)

St. George's University, West Indies

  • Sureni Beckford* ('14), School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Juliana Anquandah* ('06), School of Medicine

Temple University

  • Karan Melani* ('15)

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

  • Jack Buchan* ('17)
  • Robyn Hale* ('05)
  • Joseph Hall* ('04)
  • Virginia Miraldi* ('03)

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

  • Abby Szlachta ('16)

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

  • Allyson Caselberry* ('17)

University of Pittsburgh

  • Andrew Lamade* ('13), School of Medicine
  • Emily Linville* ('13), School of Pharmacy
  • Ryan Burzese ('11), School of Dental Medicine
  • Laura West ('10), School of Medicine

University of Minnesota Medical School

  • Dylan McCreary ('16)

University of Toledo College of Medicine

  • Zachary Rotter* ('14)
  • Gretchen Lockhart ('10)
  • Andrew Rudawsky ('09)
  • Jason Bowie* ('08)

University of Waterloo

  • Marcus Liotta* ('09), School of Pharmacy

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Austin Oberlin* ('14), School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

  • Brittany Begres* ('13)

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • S. Andrew Ford ('11)

Employment

Abbvie

  • Eric Guberman* ('19)

ABS Materials

  • Gideon Mabeny ('12)
  • Jean Quenneville ('12)
  • Aaron Yi ('12)
  • Justin Keener ('10)
  • Deanna Pickett ('10)

ALS Environmental

  • Madeline Thomas ('17)

Aptalis Pharmatech

  • Allison Chin ('14)

Astrocamp

  • Gretchen Kallmeyer ('17)

Boston Children's Hospital

  • Andrew Greene ('16)

Boston Consulting Group, Tokyo Office

  • Yaoyin (Harune) Xu ('17)

Battelle Memorial Institute

  • Joseph Whiston ('16)

California Air Resources Board

  • Kevin Wokosin ('18)

Case Western Reserve University

  • Colin Naples* ('07), Laboratory Technician

Catalent Pharma Solutions

  • Harley Brandstadter ('17)

Children's National Health System

  • Andrea DeMarsh ('16)

Cleveland Clinic

  • Titas Bera* ('18), Thoracic Hematology and Oncology
  • Maria Mullen* (18)
  • Elizabeth Obi* ('18)
  • Alexander Day* ('17)
  • Gwendolyn Kuzmishin* ('16) Taussig Cancer Center
  • Zachariah Brewer* ('15)
  • Noel Mellor ('15)
  • Sarah Haserodt* ('08), Medical Research at Lerner College of Medicine and Nursing Assistant at University Hospitals

Cornell University Weill Medical College

  • Tamutenda Chidawanyika ('08), Research Technician

Coventra

  • Kristina Schiavone ('15), technical service technician

DOW Chemical

  • Taylor Bown ('16)

Epic

  • Herbert Sizek* (17)

EP Technologies

  • Maria Dawaher* ('14)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  • Sydney Fine* ('18)
  • Emma Wolf-Saxon ('06)

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Joe Keeler ('08)

Gordon Rees Skully Mansukhani, LLP

  • Logan Pry* ('12), J.D. Health Law

Hardy Diagnostics

  • Micah Auerbach* ('17)

Harvard Medical School

  • Sreyan Chowdhury* ('14), Research Assistant
  • Daniel Montagna* ('14), Brigham and Women's Hospital

J. M. Smucker Co.

  • Caitlin Popa ('11)

Johns Manville

  • Benjamin Williams ('07)

Kent Displays, Inc

  • Toni-Marie Small ('12)

Kent State University

  • Nicole West* ('18)

Kimball Genetics

  • Joshua Graber* ('07), Laboratory Technician

Kracy Glue

  • Audrey Malosh ('06)

Kraton Polymers

  • Roland Falcon ('09)

IIT Research Institute

  • Olivia Seale* ('18)

J.P. Morgan Securities

  • Hyuga Uchida ('19)

Lubrizol

  • Eric Painting ('15)

Luna Innovations, Inc.

  • Clarissa Gage ('06)

Martel Laboratories JDS, Inc.

  • Nathan Little ('06)

Merck & Co., Inc.

  • Juliana Anquandah* ('06)
  • Josephine Sasu-Tenkoramaa ('06)

Midwest Eyecare

  • Daniel Grangaard* ('09), Optical Assistant

Nanocomposix

  • Clark Wang ('19)

Nanofilm

  • Paul Hamilton ('08)

National Institutes of Health

  • Ryan Campbell* ('19)
  • Alexandra Elchert* ('17)
  • Hannah Leahy* ('07), Fellowship

National Jewish Health, Siebold Lab

  • Rachelle Herrin ('15), research assistant

Nestlé USA

  • Rachel Collins ('17)

New York University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology

  • Joseph David* ('15), research technician

Ohio Department of Agriculture

  • Daniel Skully ('05)

Ontario Public Service Office

  • Matthew Miller ('11), Junior Program Support Officer

The Ohio State University Medical Center

  • Andrew Rudawsky ('09), Medical Research

Pegasus Technical Services

  • Eva Stebel ('19)

PPG Industries

  • Chris Chapman ('09), Team Lead Chemist in Automotive Coatings

Procter & Gamble

  • Mason Mendenhall ('15)

Promerus Electronic Materials

  • Charles Ebner ('08), Analytical and Quality Control Laboratory
  • Erica Shubeck* ('06)

Ream and Hager Laboratory

  • Kaitlin Graham ('14)

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals

  • Pamela Wales ('11)

Riverview High School

  • Rebecca Hartsock ('10)

Ross Environmental Services, Inc.

  • Jackson Fielder ('16)

Schuler Scholar Program

  • Fredi Carey* ('19)

Seaman Corporation

  • Alyssa Gilbert* ('15)

Square InformatiX Limited

  • Alvi Sakib* ('16)

Stemnion, Inc.

  • Tyler Croxall ('11)

Soprema, Inc.

  • Chelsea Kirkendall ('07)

TerraSalus

  • Alexander Anderson ('10)

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

  • Peter Arts* ('17)

University of California, San Francisco

  • Ankitha Nanjara* ('19)

The University of Chicago

  • Manish Aryal* ('14), Research Specialist

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Rebecca Danner* ('06), Research Assistant, Biotechnology Institute

University of Pennsylvania* ('18)

University of Pittsburgh's Heart, Blood, and Lung Vascular Medicine Institute

  • Camille Boufford* ('17)

University of Rochester

  • P. Senyo Agidi* ('07), Research Technician

University of Texas Southwester Medical Center

  • Huyan Nguyen* ('16)

Valent Biosciences

  • Luke Hutchings-Goetz ('14)

VideoJet Technologies

  • Virginia Iungerich ('15), chemistry technician

Wake Forest University

  • Jala Daniel* ('05), Biomedical Research Internship

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

  • Anna Davies ('17)

W.R. Grace & Company

  • Katherine Longo* ('18)

YiSheng US Biopharma

  • Kathryn Sullivan* ('13)