Carol Greider, PI

Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Department
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara (Biology)
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (Molecular Biology)
Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Lab Alumni

A fun way to visualize the GreiderLab’s alumni and impact on the scientific community is the Academic Genealogy of Telomere and Telomerase Research.

Here is a timeline to visualize when alumni were in the lab, and who they overlapped with. Below is a table describing their post-Greiderlab careers.

UC Santa Cruz Members

team people

Akshi Jasani

Postdoctoral Fellow

team people

Thea Egelhofer

Research Specialist

team people

Rini Mayangsari

PhD Candidate

team people

Aljona Groot

PhD Candidate

team people

Domenique Banta

Graduate Student, METX

team people

Nate Youlton

Graduate Student, MCD

team people

Owen Jump

Undergraduate Researcher

Postdoctoral Trainees

Name Date(s) in Lab Education Level Post-lab Career
Karen Prowse 1990-1994 PhD Partner
Connect Relocation VOF
Groningen, Netherlands
Lin Mantell 1991-1994 MD, PhD Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. John's University
Queens, NY
Chantal Autexier 1991-1997 PhD Professor
Anatomy and Cell Biology
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
Kathleen Collins 1992-1995 PhD Professor
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Maria Blasco 1993-1997 PhD Director
Spanish National Cancer Institute (CNIO)
Madrid, Spain
Karen Buchkovich 1994-1996 PhD Adjunct Faculty
Montgomery County Community College
Pottstown, PA
Alyson Kass-Eisler 1995-1999 PhD Director
Office of Postdoctoral Education
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
New York, NY
Bong-Kyeong Oh 1995-1996 PhD Research Professor
Institute of Medical Science
Hanyang University College of Medicine
Seoul, South Korea
Siyuan Le 1995-2000 PhD Senior Director
WuXi AppTec
Philadephia, PA
Stephen Buck 1996-1999 PhD Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA
Michael Rudd 1997-1999 PhD Unknown
Kay Keyer Opperman 1998-2002 PhD Sr. Product Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Rockton, Ill
Julian J-L Chen 1998-2004 PhD Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Qijun Chen 1999-2000 PhD Research Specialist
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Ling Qi 2001-2004 PhD Professor
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Mary Armanios 2003-2005 MD Professor
Oncology & Molecular Biology and Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Yunmei Ma Karanjawala 2004-2009 PhD Scientist
Hui-I Tom 2004-2011 PhD Senior Scientist
Molecular Analytical Development-Impurities
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Tammy Morrish 2004-2012 PhD Deceased
Nini Guo 2007-2011 PhD Scientist
Office of Vaccines Research and Review
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Christopher Viggiani 2010-2012 PhD Director of Policy and Standards
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Graduate Students

Name Date(s) in Lab Education Level Post-lab Career
Lea Harrington 1989-1994 PhD Professor
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada
Ariel Avilion 1990-1995 PhD Translational Research Scientist
San Francisco, CA
Neena Sareen 1993-1995 MS Unknown
Helena (Xaiohong) Yang 1995-1997 PhD Co-founder DeepTech
Shanghai China
Douglas Mason 1997-2002 PhD Director of Immunology
ZeptoMetrix Corporation
Buffalo, NY
Michael Hemann 1998-2001 PhD Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Jennifer Hackett 1999-2003 PhD Scientist Educator
CSHL DNA Learning Center
New York, NY
Arne Ijpma 1998-2004 PhD Assistant Professor
Erasmus Center for Bioinformatics
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Ling-Yang Hao 2000-2005 PhD Senior Scientist
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies
Philadelphia, PA
Christopher Frank 2001-2006 MD/PhD Assistant Professor- Family Medicine
University of Michigan
David Feldser 2001-2006 PhD Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Joseph Kabogo 2005-2007 MS Biomedical Researcher, Lecturer,
Project Management Professional
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Nairobi, Kenya
Molly Hyde 2005-2009 MS Epidemiologist
Maryland Dept. of Health
Baltimore, MD
Vinod Ranganathan 2003-2011 PhD Founder & CEO
Hunterian Medicine
Boston, MA
Sofia Vidal-Cardenas 2007-2011 PhD Director Clinical Sciences
Denver, Co
Stella Lee 2010-2015 PhD Biologist Reviewer
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Steven Wang 2011-2017 PhD Buisness Development
Korro Bio, Inc
Boston, MA
Alexandra Mims Pike 2012-2018 PhD Postdoctoral Fellow- Steven Bell Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Rebecca Keener 2013-2019 PhD IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow
Biomedical Engineering Department
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Callie Shubin 2015-2020 PhD Scientist
New York, NY
Kayarash Karimian 2014-2022 PhD Associate
Third Rock Ventures
Samantha Sholes 2017-2022 PhD Scientist
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Name Date(s) in Lab Education Level Post-lab Career
Jill Hemish 1995-1997 PhD Senior Grants Administrator
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Vivek Behera 2010-2011 MD-PhD Student
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Kelsey Bettridge 2011-2012 Post Doctoral Fellow
National Insitutes of Health
Baltimore, MD
Hannah Kaizer 2012-2014 Medical Student
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Rini Mayangsari 2018-2020 Graduate Student
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Undergraduate Students

Name Date(s) in Lab Education Level Post-lab Career
Christina Hull 1989 Professor
Dept of Biomolecular Chemistry
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Madison, WI
Jill Crittenden 1991-1993 Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Deyra Rodriguez 2002 Applications and Product Development Scientist
New England Biolabs
Boston, MA
Aixa Tapia-Santos 2003 Strategic Sourcing Manager, Laboratory Products
Cardinal Health
Dublin, OH
Natalie Held 2008-2009 Internal Medicine Resident
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO
Stephen Dria 2011-2012 Senior Biomedical Engineer
Adient Medical Inc
Houston, TX
Joshua Budman 2012-2013 CTO and Co-Founder
Tissue Analytics
Baltimore, MD
Craig Bohrson 2013-2015 Graduate Student
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Ariel Swett 2018-2020 Research Technician
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY


Name Date(s) in Lab Education Level Post-lab Career
Stephanie Goldsmith 1989-2002 Lab Manager
Lemore Joshua-Tor Lab
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Russel Fincher 1997-1998 FBI Special Agent
Computer Forensic Examiner
Margaret Strong 1998-2020 Lab Manager
Andrew Holland Lab
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD