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Networking Huddles

Networking Huddles are opportunities for attendees to meet both the speakers and additional alumni in attendance in a small group setting. In addition to the 16 speakers, the below alumni will be available to talk to graduate students and postdocs. 

Name of Alumnus Department while at Vanderbilt Title Division or Department Organization
Omari Bandele Biochemistry Regulatory Toxicologist Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Lane Coffee Biological Sciences

Program Manager 


Visiting Assistant Research Professor 

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute


Emergency Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine
Elizabeth Conrad Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Research Associate Product Development and Regulatory Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
Stephanie DeLuca Chemical and Physical Biology/Center for Structural Biology Health and Education Policy Fellow   Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren
Brett English Pharmacology Associate Director Clinical Development Dart Neuroscience

Sara FitzGerald

Molecular Biology (now Biological Sciences) Sales Director, US and Canada  US and Canada Lifesciences-Dharmacon GE Healthcare
Christi French Cancer Biology

Data Scientist


Digital Reasoning Systems

Kathy Goss Cell Biology Senior Science Writer and Director for Strategic Partnerships   Unviersity of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Amanda Hansen Cell and Developmental and Cancer Biology Scientific Sales Rep Sales STEMCELL Technologies
Kim Korwek Neuroscience Medical Writer   HCA
Rebecca Latimer Cell & Developmental Biology Research Program Officer Office of the Vice President for Research University of Virginia
Robert Lavieri Pharmacology Project Manager Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Michelle Mazei-Robison Pharmacology Assistant Professor Physiology and Neuroscience Michigan State University
Jessica Mazerik Cell & Developmental Biology Special Assistant/Challenge Coordinator

Office of the Director

National Eye Institute

Becky Miller Cancer Biology Extramural Policy Chief Division of Extramural Activities NIMH/NIH
JJ Owen Cell Biology Partner   IntelliSight Partners
Erik Prentice Microbiology & Immunology Senior Vice-President Healthcare & Life Sciences Proactive Worldwide
A.J. Robison Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Assistant Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience Physiology Michigan State University
Nora Sanchez Pharmacology Precision Oncology Scientist Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy MD Anderson Cancer Center
Susanne Tranguch Cell Biology

Assistant Dean for Biomedical Sciences

Research Assistant Professor, Cell Biology

Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedcal Sciences NYU School of Medicine
Jennifer Van Velkinburgh Molecular Physiology & Biophysics President   Filipodia Science Management and Communication
David Vaught Cancer Biology Research Grants Manager Research Programs Susan G Komen Foundation
Jamie Wenke Biochemistry Genomics Scientist   Nashville Biosciences