DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
 
 
 

Biology Students Past and Present

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A few Biology alumni graduates from the past 10 years

  • Lena Gamble, Ph.D., soon to become MD:  (XU c/o 2002):  Currently, a 4th year medical student at University of Alabama, School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
  • Kwame Osei-Sarfo, Ph.D. (XU c/o 2002):  Postdoctoral fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.  He is also a SAT Preparatory Teacher at Bell Curves in NY. 
  • NaTasha Hollis, Ph.D. (XU c/o 2003),:  EIS Officer, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
  • Ijeoma Ejigiri, MD., Ph.D. (XU c/o 2003),:  Faculty, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Parasitology
  • Kristy Brumfield, Ph.D. (XU c/o 2003),:  Assistant Professor, Biology Dept., Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • Kelley Harris-Johnson, Ph.D. (XU c/o 2003):  Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Mariana Rasnow-Hill, MD (XU c/o 2003):  Obstetrician- Gynecologist, Private Practice, Sacramento, CA
  • Mary Theresa Vu Hoang, MD (XU c/o 2005):  Nephrologist and Internal Medicine Physician, Private Practice, Houston, TX
  • Sarah Ann Anderson MD/Ph.D. student (XU c/o 2006):  Adjunct Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at City College of New York, Harlem, NY and  M.D./Ph.D. Student (5th Year) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine of NYU, NY, NY.  
  • Dionne Marie Rudison, MD (XU c/o 2006):  Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Thomas Fugate II, (XU c/o 2007):  Just graduated from University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
  • Aaron Harrison, (XU c/o 2008),: Soon to be a high school Biology teacher.  Pursuing her M.S. Degree in Secondary Biology Education, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • Dorcas Pinto, MD (XU c/o 2008):  Just graduated from University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
  • Ellegant Pearson, MD (XU c/o 2008):  Just graduated from University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
  • Arie Shaw, MD (XU c/o 2008):  Just graduated from University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
  • Donald Brown, medical student (XU c/o 2009) – 3rd year medical student, MD program, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
  • Luther St. James IV, MS(XU c/o 2009)Completed his Masters degree in 2011.  Will start medical school in 2012 (accepted to three medical schools).
  • Steve Morgan, medical student (XU c/o 2010)2nd year medical student, MD Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Adrianne Noble, Veterinary Program student (XU c/o 2010):  Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN
  • Kordell Hunter, medical student (XU c/o 2011)1st year medical student, MD Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Chante Calais, medical student (XU c/o 2011)1st year medical student, MD Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Joseph Gallien, medical student (XU c/o 2011)1st year medical student, MD Program, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Azsha Matthews, Nursing (XU c/o 2011)Will start Nursing Program at Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY
  • Devin Sasser, Optometry student (XU c/o 2011): University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry, St. Louis, MO
  • Danielle Jones, medical student (XU c/o 2011)Winner of the Arthur Ashe Athlete Award and currently, 1st year medical student at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD
  • Marquise Turner, just graduated, (XU c/o 2012):  Will start her Master’s Program in Epidemiology at LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Jesaka Davitt, just graduated, (XU c/o 2012):  Accepted to 10 Dental schools, Will start her DDS Program at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI  - on full scholarship
  • Jamaan Kenner, just graduated, (XU c/o 2012):  Accepted to  three Medical schools, Will start his  MD Program at the one of them (one is offering significant scholarship). The choice will be between LSU-Shreveport, School of Medicine, LSU S-New Orleans, School of Medicine and Meharry Medical School. 
  • Shaheera B. Chughtai, just graduated, (XU c/o 2012):  Accepted into Tulane University Neuroscience Master’s Program and Tulane University Human Genetics Master’s Program, New Orleans, LA
  • Leslie A. Anderson, just graduated, (XU c/o 2012):   Accepted into University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY (via Early Assurance Program)
  • Allan M. Augillard, just graduated, (XU c/o 2012):   Accepted into University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY (via Early Assurance Program)

 

A few Biology alumni who graduated more than 10 years ago

  • Ernest Jackson, DDSFirst African American Board Certified dentist, Private Practice, Jefferson City, MO
  • Dasha Arnold, BSNICU Nurse, West Jefferson Hospital, Metairie, LA
  • Paula Verrette, MDPediatric Medical Director, Community Health Alliance of Pasadena, CA.  Honored by Congress as a ‘Local Legend”
  • Jay Dumas, DDSDentist, Dumas Dental Clinic, New Orleans, LA
  • Maureen Wright, Ph.D.:  Scientist, USDA, Southern Regional Research Lab, New Orleans, LA
  • Jesse Hardin, M.S.:   Food/Medical Device/Biologics Investigator for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Arnold Bullock, MDProfessor of Surgery (specialist, Prostate Cancer, Genitourinary Oncology and Urologic Surgery),  Washington University Physicians, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. 
  • Kristal Huggins, M.S.:  Faculty and Tutoring Center Coordinator, Department of Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • Tamara Tatum-Broughton, Ph.DAssistant Professor, Department of Biology, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
  • Marc Labat, MD:  Emergency Room Physician, Ochsner Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • Ingrid Labat Jacobs, MDEmergency Room Physician, St Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, LA
  • Kenneth Boutte, Ph.D.:  Associate Dean of Summer Initiatives and External Programs
    and Professor of Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • Michelle Bell Boissiere, Ph.D.:  Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • Emmanuel Harrison, MDAnesthesiologist, Anesthesia Consultants of Dallas, L.L.P., Dallas, TX
  • Willie McKinney, Ph.D.:  Research Scientist, Philip Morris Corporation
  • Duane Moore, MDEmergency Medicine, Slucare Physicians Emergency, St. Louis, MO
  • Isil Guney Ph.D.:   Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Nikia Laurie, Ph.D.:  Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Patrice K. Malone, Ph.D., soon to become MD:  Currently, a 4th year medical student at Albert Einstein Medical College, NY.

 

 
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