Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University



We are currently gathering alumni stories. If you haven't been in contact with the Biology Department recently, please email Dr. Daniel Clemans at dclemans@emich.edu or any member of the faculty and staff and let us know where you are and what you have been up to. We would appreciate your permission to post your current career information on this page so that our current students can learn about career possibilities in the biological sciences from your experiences.

Where They are Now

  • Dr. Andrea Benedict, BS '05, completed the PhD in pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University and is now research coordinator of spinal cord injury treatment at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. She returned to EMU's Biology Department to present a seminar on November 28, 2012.
  • Priya Gogoi, MS '09, is currently co-founder of DeNovo Sciences.
  • Dr. Nicola Harrison-Lowe, BS '03 is currently R&D Analytical Lab Manager at Bayer Crop Science.
  • Susan McMahon MS '07, is currently a Biological Laboratory Technician and Team Leader at USDA APHIS working on stopping the Emerald Ash Borer.
  • Brigitte Neuman, BS '04, is currently a Quality Supervisor at Reforma Group and Tutor with the Huntington Learning Center.
  • Brian M. Ohsowski, BS '04, MS '08, is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C, Canada. He is studying the restoration of grasslands with mycorrhizal inoculum and soil amendments in post-mine sand pits. Website: www.ohsowski-ecology.com
  • Lalita Patel, BS '08, completed her MS at Michigan State University and has recently entered the Wayne State University School of Pharmacy.
  • Dr. Nicole Renaud, BS '08, is currently Computational Biologist at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.
  • Erik Rowley, BS '08, is currently a PhD student at Oregon State University and will be relocating to St Louis MO this summer to continue his research and degree at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
  • Megan Serpa, BS '08, completed an MS at Brown University and is currently a Scientific Associate II in Ophthalmology Pharmacology at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
  • Sarah Whorley, MS '08, is currently a PhD Candidate at Fordham University where she keeps a blog on life in graduate school.