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Where Are They Now?

10 Years of Beckman Scholars at Vanderbilt (April 2018)

Jessica Miles (2008-2009 Beckman Scholar) received her B.A. in Biological Sciences, Communication of Science and Technology in 2011 at Vanderbilt University under the direction of Katherine Friedman. Jessica then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Microbiology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is now a Scientific Product Manager at Cell Press in Cambridge, MA.

Joseph Crivelli (2009-2010 Beckman Scholar) received his B.A. in Mathematics with highest honors and Spanish in 2011 under Jens Meiler. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he entered medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York. While in medical school, he also received the New York Academy of Medicine Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grant, which helped him pursue summer research in urology. He graduated from medical school in May 2015 and is currently a resident in urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Liwei Jiang (2009-2010 Beckman Scholar) received his B.A. in Physics with highest honors and minors in Molecular Biology and Chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2011 under Chris Janetopoulos. After graduation, Liwei began medical school at Johns Hopkins University, where he was also a scholar in the Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health under Bradford J. Wood, M.D. Liwei is currently in the integrated interventional radiology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Jenny Qi (2009-2010 Beckman Scholar) received her B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with honors from Vanderbilt University in May 2011 under Joshua Gamse. After graduation, Jenny entered the Ph.D. program in Biomedical Science at UCSF, where she graduated in May 2017. While at UCSF, Jenny was awarded a position as a GEMS-CTSI Graduate Student Scholar, receiving support for clinical collaboration and travel as part of the Graduate Education in Medical Sciences program. She is now working as a Clinical Content Editor at Doximity in San Francisco, CA.

Nathanael Levinson (2009-2010 Beckman Scholar) received his B.A. in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2012 under Sandra Rosenthal. Nathanael went on to receive his M.S. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech in May 2017. He is currently teaching chemistry at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tesniem Shinawi (2010-2011 Beckman Scholar) graduated from Vanderbilt University with her B.A. in Chemistry with honors under David Cliffel in 2012 and is now a medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She currently holds the Programming Chair position for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Vanderbilt Chapter.

Charlie Xie (2010-2011 Beckman Scholar) received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with honors at Vanderbilt University under Ellen Fanning. After graduation, Charlie completed medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. While there, he received the NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship. Charlie was then matched for a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Marilyn (Clare) Cato (2012-2013 Beckman Scholar) graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2014 with her B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with honors under Brandt Eichman. Clare is currently a graduate student in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan Medical School working with Dr. John Tesmer, studying the molecular mechanisms of GPCR-mediated signal transduction using X-ray crystallography and biochemical analyses. Most recently, Clare has received the Adam A. and Mary J. Christman Award, "Most Outstanding Third Year Student" at the University of Michigan in May 2017.

Shyam Murali (2012-2013 Beckman Scholar) received his B.A. in Biological Sciences with honors from Vanderbilt University under Katherin Friedman in 2013. He is currently a medical student at Texas A&M College of Medicine. While in medical school Shyam has received several awards, including the Texas College of Emergency Physicians Community Service Award in April 2016, the First Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA) Member of the Month in September 2017, and the EMRA Medical Student Council Member of the Year Award in March 2018.

Laura Mast (2013-2014 Beckman Scholar) received her B.A. in Chemistry with honors from Vanderbilt University in 2014 under Janet Macdonald. After graduation, she entered the Ph.D. program in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Additionally, she is writes for the GA Tech Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Website.

Jennifer Sun (2013-2014 Beckman Scholar) received her B.A. in Chemistry with honors from Vanderbilt University in 2014 under Walter Chazin. She is currently a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine and is slated to receive her M.D. in May 2018.

Joshua Eggold (2013-2014 Beckman Scholar) graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2015 with his B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology under Dr. Ellen Fanning and Dr. Walter Chazin. He is currently enrolled in the Cancer Biology Ph.D. program at Stanford University. While at Stanford, Joshua has received two awards, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2016 and a Stanford Graduate Public Service Fellowship in 2017.

Zachary Carter (2014-2015 Beckman Scholar) graduated from Vanderbilt in 2016 with his B.A. in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry under Jeffrey Johnston. He is now a graduate student in chemistry at Yale University under William L Jorgensen.

Ravi Chintapalli (2014-2015 Beckman Scholar) graduated with his B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Vanderbilt University in 2016 under Julian Hillyer. He is currently in medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine.

Hope Pan (2016-2017 Beckman Scholar) graduated from Vanderbilt University in December 2017 with her B.A. in Chemistry with highest honors and Applied Math under Michael Stone. She is now an MCAT instructor for Kaplan Test Prep and will begin MD/PhD training at UCLA in fall of 2018.

Nicole Jenkinson (2016-2017 Beckman Scholar) will receive her B.A. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry and a minor in French from Vanderbilt University in May 2018. In the fall of 2018, Nicole will begin the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.