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The Putnam Lab has provided research opportunities for more than 70 individuals since 2003.  We are grateful for their contributions to our scientific mission.  They are listed below, along with their last known whereabouts.

Former Post-Docs/Research Staff

Jeffrey Beamish, M.D., Ph.D., 2015-2019 (Currently Clinical Lecturer, Division of Nephrology, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan)

Yen Kong, Ph.D., 2010-2019

Anup Kundu, Ph.D., 2004-2006 (Currently Associate Professor, Xavier University of Louisiana)

David Lai, Ph.D., 2015

Gopinath Tiruchinapally, Ph.D., 2016-2018


Former Graduate Students

Ph.D. Students: University of Michigan

Jonathan Bezenah, Ph.D., 2013-2018

Bita Carrion, Ph.D., 2006-2013

Jacob Ceccarelli, Ph.D., 2007-2013

Stephanie Grainger, Ph.D., 2007-2012

Isaac Janson, Ph.D., 2007-2014

Benjamin Juliar, Ph.D., 2015-2020

Ana Rioja, Ph.D. 2012-2017

Rahul Singh, Ph.D., 2009-2015

Marina Vigen, Ph.D. 2009-2014


Ph.D. Students: UC Irvine

Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D., 2003-2008 (Co-advised by Steve George; Currently Associate Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Carlos Huang, Ph.D., 2005-2010

Suraj Kachgal, Ph.D., 2005-2011

Chirag Khatiwala, Ph.D., 2004-2008

Ekaterina Kniazeva, Ph.D., 2007-2011

Max Kotlarchyk, Ph.D., 2007-2011

Shelly Peyton, Ph.D., 2002-2007 (Currently Professor, UMass-Amherst)


M.S.E./SUGS Students: University of Michigan

Nicholas Adler, M.S.E., 2021-2022

Nathan Bohn, M.S.E., 2012-2013

Evan Chen, M.S.E., 2016-2017

Cynthia Li, M.S.E., 2012-2013

Jordan Sykes, M.S.E., 2016-2017

Matt Tan, M.S.E., 2014-2015 (Completed PhD at Cornell University)


M.S. Students: UC Irvine

Sara Chastain, M.S., 2003-2005

Vic Keschrumrus, M.S., 2005-2007 (Completed PhD at University of Arizona)

Peter Kim, M.S., 2006-2008; Research Technician, 2008-2009 (Currently Senior Product Development Engineer at SeaSpine, Inc.)

Amy VanStrien, M.S., 2008-2009 (Currently Field Clinical Specialist, Transcatheter Heart Valves, Edwards Life Sciences)


Former Rotation Students

UC Irvine

Abdolhossein Edalati, 2007

Nikita Malavia, 2004 (Completed PhD with Steve George at UCI in 2008)

Vincent Nguyen-Hoai, 2006-2007

Chris Raub, 2005 (Completed PhD with Steve George at UCI in 2009; Currently Assistant Professor at Catholic University of America)

Allison Sarff, 2009 (Completed MD program at Tufts University)

Himanshu Sharma, 2008 (Completed PhD at UC Irvine)

Michael Shen, 2005

Bhupinder Shergill, 2008 (Completed PhD at UC Irvine)

Sheila Vaziri, 2003

Kristine Velasco, 2009


Former Undergraduate Students

University of Michigan

Shane Allen, 2012-2013 (Completed PhD at Univ. of Texas)

Megan Busch, 2018-2020

Albert Cheng, 2010-2012 (Completed PhD at Georgia Tech)

Evan Chen, 2013-2016 (Completed MD at Central Michigan University)

David Cleveland, 2017-2019

Julien Habif, 2014-2016 (Completed PhD at University of Florida)

Jacob Heller, 2012

Alexander Hostetler, 2021 (Currently PhD student at MIT)

Robert Koerner, 2017-2018

Likitha Nimmagadda, 2018-2019

Spencer Paris, 2013-2015

Remzi Sipahi, 2010-2011 (Completed MD at Michigan State University)

Jacob Steiber, 2012-2013 (Completed MD at Rush Medical College)

Luis Sosa, 2014-2015

Matt Tan, 2013-2014 (Completed PhD at Cornell University)

Elizabeth (Betsy) Zwier, 2014-2015


UC Irvine

Rita Blaik, 2007-2008

Katie Blevins, 2004-2006 (Completed MD and PhD at Univ. of Utah)

Michael Brown, 2003-2006

Phuong Vy Ho, 2005

Max Klement, 2007-2009 (Completed PhD at National University of Singapore)

David Lai, 2006-2008 (Completed PhD at University of Michigan)

Jacklyn Ma, 2004 (Completed MD program at University of Hawaii)

Christine Nee, Summer 2004

Tammy Nguyen, 2006-2008

Vanessa Pau, 2005-2007

Shakti Regmi, 2004

Andrew Jason Santiago, 2007-2008

Harry Sin, 2004-2006

Aswathi Sreedharan, 2005-2006

Justin Tilan, 2003-2005 (Completed MD program UC Irvine)

Sandra Tran, 2007


Former High School Students

UC Irvine

Ronney Tay, Saint Margaret’s High School, Summer 2005 (Completed DMD degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine)

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