Cloninger Group Members

groupimageCurrent Graduate Student Co-workers
Shannon Atkins (August 2007 – present)
Candace Lange Goodman (August 2008 – present)
Amanda Mattson (December 2008 – present)
Anna Michel (January 2009 – present)
Jacob O’Dell (March 2010 – present)
Jessica Ennist (January 2011 – present)
Harrison VanKoten (January 2011 – present)
Jonathan Cousin (May 2011 – present)

Current Undergraduate Student Co-workers
Hillary Stacey (August 2010 – present)
Logan Schaetzel-Hill (August 2010 – present)
Jesse Cook (McNair, June 2011 – present)
Sam Bernhard (August 2011 – present)
Kevin Sheedy (August 2011 – present)
Edward Gillig (August 2011 – present)

Current Research Scientist
                                                                  Abraham Bombeck (August 2011 – present)




Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers (in chronological order)
Eric Woller, Ph.D. (August 1999 – May 2003, now a tenured professor and Interim Dean of the Faculty at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN)
Lynn Samuelson, M.S. (January 2001 – March 2004, now a graduate student at Vanderbilt)
Jacob O’Dell, M.S. (May 2000 – May 2005, now a PhD graduate student at MSU)
Joel Morgan, Ph.D. (January 2001 – July 2006, now a research scientist at Syntrix Biosystems, Seattle, WA)
Hye Jung Han, postdoc (March 2004 – June 2006, now with Prof. Kannan at Wayne State)
Srivani Batchu, M.S. (January 2006 – December 2006, now living in Philadelphia, PA)
Nicholas Bizier, Ph.D. (awarded summer, 2008, now employed at John I Haas, Inc. in Yakima, WA)
Mark Wolfenden, Ph.D. (awarded summer, 2009, now a postdoc at Los Alamos National Labs)
Umadevi Bhoga, postdoc (2009, now employed in an analytical lab in Wyoming)
Julie Sprenger (March 2008 – December 2010, now a high school science teacher at Heritage Christian School, Bozeman, MT)
Kristian Schlick (March 2004 – December 2010, now a postdoc in Dr. Eric Simanek's group at TCU)

Former Research Scientists
Cassandra Langr (2009 – August 2010, now a Molecular Biosciences graduate student at Montana State)
Wendy Dlakic (2009 – August 2010, now an 8th grade science teacher in Livingston, MT)




Former Undergraduate Students (in chronological order)
Alexander Tkach (August 1999 – May 2001, earned a MD at the University of Colorado)
Mark Eilers (August 1999 – May 2000, earned a DDS at OHSU)
Eric Walker (August 2000 – August 2002, earned an MS in philosophy at University of Montana)
Samantha Tschida (May 2001 – May 2003, earned an MS/JD for environmental chemistry and law at the University of Minnesota)
Benjamin Steil (REU, summer 2001, earned a Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Colorado)
Mary Smart (2001, earned an MS in chemistry from Emory University)
Shannon Atkins (REU, summer 2004, now a PhD student at Montana State)
Michael Binanzer (January 2003 – May 2003, now in graduate school for organic chemistry in Germany)
Shane Mangold (REU, Beckman Scholar, June 2003 – 2005, now in graduate school for organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Olivia Real Bird (REU, summer 2003, current location unknown)
Kala Keith (June 2004 – August 2004, now a chemical engineer at Dow in Michigan)
Rachel Udelhoven Hutcheson (REU, summer 2004, now a biochemistry graduate student at Montana State)
Joshua Kohtz (August 2004 – May 2005, now in medical school at the University of Vermont)
Greg Strohmeyer (2004 – 2006, now a medical student at Northwestern University)
Connor Murphy (2005 – 2006, now in law school)
Adrienne Udelhoven (REU summer 2005, now in pharmacy school at the University of Montana)
Jared Thompson (REU, summer 2005, worked at Symyx Technologies now in graduate school at Purdue)
Julie Sprenger (RET, summer 2006 and 2007, now a graduate student in chemistry at MSU)
Melissa Kelsey (2005 – May 2007, now employed at Bacterin, Inc. in Bozeman, Montana)
Micah Crowley (2005 – 2008, was employed at Sensopath Technologies, now in dental school at OHSU)
Luke Helland (2006 – 2007, now in medical school at University of Colorado)
Julianna Morley (2006 – 2008, now in medical school at University of Arizona-Tuscon)
Joseph Twitchell (REU, 2006 – 2008, now in prenursing program at Montana State)
Paul Jones (REU, summer 2007, now in dental school at Columbia University)
Andy Aebly (REU 2008, now in graduate school at Montana State)
Kylene Compton (REU 2008, now an intern in Germany)
Shane Colvin (2006 – 2009, now a Mitchell Scholar, earning an MS in Ireland)
Orlena Birdin Ground (2009, now completing her nursing degree at the University of Montana)
Natalie Brandsma (2007 – 2009, still an undergraduate at Montana State)
Daichi Ito (2007 – 2009, now an organic chemistry graduate student at the University of Utah)
Cassandra Langr (2008–2009, now a staff scientist in the Cloninger group via an NIH diversity supplement)
Rowen Morioka (REU, summer 2009, now a graduate student in neuroscience at University of Vermont)
Harrison VanKoten (REU, summer 2009, now a graduate student at Montana State)
Michelle Aires (REU, summer 2010, now a graduate student at Montana State)
Michael Capp (2009 – 2010, now in dental school at the University of Minnesota)
Nicolette Brown (IMSD, May 2010 – August 2010, current location unknown)
Caitlin Meyer (REU, summer 2011, still an undergraduate at Bethany Lutheran College)

Note: Former students who are not listed or who have information that needs to be updated should contact Mary Cloninger.






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