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Health Science Campus
Health Education Building
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Room 229, MS1021
Office: 419-383-4323
Fax: 419-383-3002 Microbiology.Immunology@utoledo.edu

1990 - 1999 Graduates

Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D. 1999    Major Advisor:  Dr. Metzger
Last Known Position: Professor and Interim Vice President for Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio 
Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Phone: (210) 458-5492
Email: bernard.arulanandam@utsa.edu
Lab website: http://stceid.utsa.edu/lab-Arul/
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1997 Dr. Liberato J.A. DiDio Award for Excellence in Graduate Research 
- 1998 Dr. Liberato J.A. DiDio Award for Excellence in Graduate Research 
- 1999 Graduate Dean's Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
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Samir Bhagwat, Ph.D.  1999   Major Advisor:  Dr. Robert Blumenthal

Last Known Position: Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatric Diseases, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 850, Rochester, NY 14642.
Tel: 585-273-3509 (office);  585-275-5099 (lab).
email: samir_bhagwat@urmc.rochester.edu
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Diane Ruth Younker, Ph.D.  1999    Advisor: Dr. Stanley Sawicki

Last Known Position: Scientist/Technical Lead in Pharmacotherapeutics - Wyle Laboratories
NASA-Johnson Space Center
2400 NASA Parkway, Mail code: Wyle/HAC/37A, Houston, TX 77058
Tel: 281-483-5266
email: diane.r.younker@nasa.gov
 Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1996 Second place prize for poster presentation, College of Graduate Studies Student Research Forum
- 1997 American Society of Virology Travel Award
- 1999 American Society of Virology Travel Award
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Sybil D'Costa, Ph.D.  1998     Major Advisor: Dr. Michael Boyle 
    
Last Known Position: Senior Staff Advanced Research Scientist, Beckman Coulter, Inc. Custom Biopharma Solutions
11800 SW 147th Ave., Miami, FL 33196
Tel: 305-380-2574 or  800-327-6531 ext 2574 
email:  sybil.d'costa@coulter.com
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1997 Dr. Liberato J.A. DiDio Award for Excellence in Graduate Research
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Zhuqing Li, M.D., Ph.D.  1998    Major Advisor:  Dr. Michael Boyle

Last Known Position: Staff Scientist, NIH, National Eye Institute
2020 Vision Place, Bethesda, MD 20892-3655
Tel: 301-594-7429
email: liz@nei.nih.gov
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Manda Rice, B.A.  1998    Major Advisor: Dr. Robert Blumenthal

Last known position: Manager of Community Outreach, Safe Kids Greater Toledo Coalition Coordinator
Toledo Children's Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd., HMT 940, Toledo, OH 43606
Voice: 419-291-6806
Fax: 419-479-3269
Pager: 419-245-2170
email:  manda.rice@promedica.org
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1993 MUO Bookstore Scholarship Award
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Roberta A. Raeder, M.S. in Biology 1997      Major Advisor: Dr. Michael Boyle
Thesis title: Response of Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes from the (NZB/NZW)F1 Mouse to Phytohemagglutinin

Last Known Position:  Retired
Address:  25 Pine Valley Road, Holland, OH 43528
email:  rootig@aol.com
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Gail M. Adams, Ph.D.  1996   Major Advisor: Dr. Robert Blumenthal

Last known position: Research Associate, Department of Neurosciences
The University of Toledo, Mail Stop #1007, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43614-2598
Tel: 419-383-6079
email: gail.adams@utoledo.edu
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1994 New England Biolabs Workshop Travel Award
- 1994 Honorable mention in the Graduate School Student Research Forum ______________________________________________________________
J. Matthew Buchanan, M.S., J.D.  1996  Major Advisor:  Dr. Dennis Metzger

Last known position: Attorney, Dunlap, Codding & Rogers, P.C., Intellectual Property Law, The Tower, 1601 N.W. Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Tel: 405-607-8600    Fax: 405-607-8686 
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Sharon S. Master, Ph.D.  1996    Major Advisor: Dr. Robert Blumenthal

Last known position: Research Fellow/Associate Scientist II, Dept Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, The University of New Mexico,
Health Sciences Center, 915 Camino de Salud, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Tel: 505-235-0983
email:  smaster@salud.unm.edu
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Laura (Ling) Vogel, Ph.D. 1996   Major Advisor:  Dr. Dennis Metzger

Last known position: Associate Professor of Immunology, Associate Chair for Undergraduate
Studies, Dept of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, Campus Box 4120, Normal IL 61790-4120
Tel: 309-438-2479  Fax: 309-438-3722
Email: lavogel@ilstu.edu

Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1995 Dr. Liberato J.A. DiDio Award for Excellence in Graduate Research
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Indra Dé, Ph.D.  1995   Major Advisor:  Dr. Dorothea Sawicki

Last known position: Indra De, M.D., Inc. in own clinical practice (Infectious Diseases);
located 2626 N. California Street F., Stockton, CA 95204
Tel: 209-941-8073
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1993 Dr. Liberato J.A. DiDio Award for Excellence in Graduate Research 
- 1993 American Society for Virology Travel Award 
- 1993 IXth International Congress of Virology Travel Award 
- 1994 Dr. Liberato J.A. DiDio Award for Excellence in Graduate Research 
- 1994 American Society for Virology Travel Award 
- 1995 Graduate Dean's Award as Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate
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Todd D. Pack, Ph.D.  1995   Major Advisor:  Dr. Michael Boyle

Last known position: Senior Director, Research & Development, Meridian Bioscience, Inc., 3471 River Hills, Cincinnati, OH 45244
Tel: 513-272-5263
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1994 American Society for Microbiology Travel Award
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David M. Breines, Ph.D.  1995   Major Advisor:  Dr. Jeff Burnham

Last known position: Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Takeda Global Research & Development
Home address:  1226 Prairie Trail, Grayslake, IL 60030
Tel: 847-548-6587
email: davidbreines@yahoo.com

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Diming Lin, Ph.D.  1995   Major Advisor:  Dr. Paul F. Lehmann
Thesis title:  Molecular-Genetic Analysis of Candida Species and Other Fungi of Medical Importance

Last known position: Importer of scientific instrumentation and supplies, Rochester, New York
Tel: 716-288-5185
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1994 Milton Huppert Student Research Award of the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas 
- 1993 American Society for Microbiology Travel Award 
- 1994 American Society for Microbiology Travel Award
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Hong Wang, Ph.D. 1994   Major Advisor: Dr. Michael Boyle
Graduate Student: 1990-1994
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Yun-Fen Wang, Ph.D. 1993    Major Advisor:  Dorothea L. Sawicki, Ph.D.
Thesis title:  Identification and Analysis of Proteins Essential for Alphavirus Negative-Strand RNA Synthesis

Last known position: M.D., Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, 
Director of Microbiology, Immunology, Molec. Diagnostics, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta
Director of Laboratory, Grady Health Center at East Point, GA. North DeKalb Health Ctr, Chamblee, GA
Address:  Emory Univ. School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Rm D-119, 80 Jesse Hill Dr., Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel:  404-616-3432   email:  yfwang@emory.edu
URL: http://pathology.emory.edu/AdminFacultyMember.cfm?Name_seq=663
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1991 Honorable Mention, Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum 
- 1992 The American Society for Virology Travel Award 
- 1992 Dr. Liberato J.A. DiDio Award for Excellence in Graduate Research 
- 1993 Dean's Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
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Chiu-Bin Hsiao, M.S. in Biology 1993    Major Advisor:  Dr. Paul F. Lehmann
Thesis title:  Isoenzymes and Glucose Control in Candida
Last known position: Medicine, Erie County Medical Center, AIDS Services, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215
Tel: 716-898-4119
Email:  chsiao@buffalo.edu
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Ronald A. Otten, Ph.D.  1992    Major Advisor:  Dr. Michael Boyle

Last known position: Chair, IACUC for CDC-Atlanta); Research Microbiologist in the Div. of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Laboratory Branch. 
Div. of HIV/AIDS Prevention NCHHSTP, CCID, CDC Mailstop G-45; 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: 404-639-1018      Fax: 404-;639-1174
email: ROtten@cdc.gov
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1992 Dean's Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
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Tao Tao, Ph.D.   1992   Major Advisor:  Dr. Robert Blumenthal

Last known position: Staff Scientist, NIH, National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NIH/NLM/NCBI).
Tel:  301-402-4054
email:  tao@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Awards and Honors while a Graduate Student:
- 1991 Dr. Liberato J.A. DiDio Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Competition
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Linong Guan, Ph.D. in Biology  1992      Major Advisor:  Dr. Jeffrey C. Burnham
Thesis title: The Postantibiotic Effects of Quinolone Antibiotics in Escherichia coli

Last Known Position: Technical Representative, Rohman-Haas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Peggy A. Frame-Bibler, M.S. 1991      Major Advisor:  Dr. Earl Freimer
Thesis title:  The Effectiveness of GN Broth and Selenite Broth in Enhancing the Growth of Some Fecal Pathogens  
Formerly:  Supervisor, Microbiology Department, Defiance Hospital, 1206 E. Second Street, Defiance, OH 43512
Deceased - 2006
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Last Updated: 8/24/17