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

Current

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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)

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)

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)

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)