Graduate Student Alumni

Nita Gabriela Chavez Soria

Kayla Naas

Tyler Scheving

Becky Wombacher

Graduated: Summer 2019

Ph.D. Thesis:

Job: Research Scientist, Merck

(Rahway, NJ)

Graduated: Summer 2019

Masters Thesis:

Job:

Graduated: Winter 2019

Masters Thesis:

Job: Student, University at Buffalo

(Buffalo, NY)

Graduated: Winter 2019

Masters Thesis:

Job: Lab Tech, Roswell Park

(Buffalo, NY)

Ping He

Jerod Hurst

Rachel Mullen

Graduated: Summer 2018

Ph.D. Thesis: Development of mass spectromergy based methods and sample preparation strategies for the analysis of pesticides, hormones, metals, and biomarkers of endocrine disruption in the environment

Job: Post-doc, John's Hopkins University

(Baltimore, MD)

Graduated: Summer 2018

Ph. D. Thesis: Comprehensive evaluation of dairy manure management strategies for the removal of antimicrobials and spread of antimicrobial resistance genes

Job: Research Scientist, Merck

(Rahway, NJ)

Graduated: Summer 2018

Ph. D. Thesis: Tracing pharmaceuticals from urine through wastewater treatment plants and assessment of their potential transfer to edible crops

Job: Research Scientist, Regeneron

(Albany, NY)

Randolph Singh

Deena Butryn

Elizabeth Mullin

Graduated: Summer 2017

Ph.D. Thesis: Many doors, one key: addressing ecotoxicological, engineering, environmental, and toxicological questions using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry

Job: Post-doc at the United States Environmental Protection Agency

(Durham, NC)

Graduated: Summer 2017

Ph.D. Thesis: Investigation of sample preparation methods for the analysis of PBDE and metabolite accumulation in humans using gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

Job: Center for Disease Control

(Atlanta, GA)

Graduated: Summer 2017

Ph.D. Thesis: Assessing metal accumulation in biological systems and the transformations of trace organic contaminants in the environment using mass spectrometric methods

Job: New York State Department of Health (Albany, NY)

Mitchel Mayville

Katia Noguera Oviedo

Josh Wallace



Graduated: Spring 2017

Master of Arts in Chemistry

Job: Research Scientist, Alphora Research Inc.

(Mississauga, ON)

Graduated: Winter 2016

Ph.D. Thesis: Tales of mass spectrometry applications: detection of legacy and emerging contaminants in the environment

Job: Research Scientist, Alphora Research Inc.

(Mississauga, ON)

Graduated: Summer 2016

Ph.D. Thesis: Modernizing environmental analysis: Mass spectrometry as a tool for investigating and answering salient environmental questions

Job: Patent Clerk at Simpson & Simpson LLC (Buffalo, NY)

Mike Gross

Stacia R. Wegst-Uhrich

David Stewart

Graduated: Summer 2016

Ph.D. Thesis: Many doors, one key: addressing ecotoxicological, engineering, environmental, and toxicological questions using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry

Job: Mendenhall Research Fellow

(Sacramento, CA)

Graduated: Summer 2014

Ph.D. Thesis: Trace Analysis of Organic and Metal contaminants in Biological and Environmental Systems by Liquid Chromatography-, Inductively Coupled Plasma-, and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

Job: Research Scientist, Quad Pharma

(Buffalo, NY)

Graduated: Summer 2014

Ph.D. Thesis: Emerging Environmental Contaminants and the Metabolic Effects of Exposure Investigated by Mass Spectrometry

Job: Assistant Professor, D'Youville College

(Buffalo, NY)

Lijuan Su

Susan Mackintosh

Seungyon (Tony) Baik

Graduated: Summer 2014

Ph.D. Thesis: Analysis of Emerging Contaminants and Biomarkers of Endocrine Disruption by using Liquid Chromatography and Different Mass Spectrometry Techniques

Job: Research Scientist, Merck

(Boston, MA)

Graduated: Summer 2013

Ph.D. Thesis: Answering burning questions: Analysis and quantification of halogenated flame retardants and their metabolites in environmental and biological matrices

Job: Scientist, Exponent, Inc.

(Menlo Park, CA)

Graduated: Fall 2012

Ph.D. Thesis: Quantification and identification of pharmaceuticals and their treatment by-products in drinking water and wastewater by LC/MS/MS

Job: KIST EUROPE Forschungsgesellschaft mbHUniversitaet des Saarlandes Campus

(Saarbruecken, Germany)

Divina Navarro

Jolene Wu

Jerry Tso

Graduated: Summer 2011

Ph.D. Thesis: Investigating the fate and transport behavior of cadmium selenide quantum dots and transition metal oxide nanoparticles in aquatic and soil environments

Job: Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

(Adelaide, Australia)

Graduated: Summer 2011

Masters of Science in Chemistry Education

Job: High School Teacher

(Hawaii)

Graduated: Summer 2011

Ph.D. Thesis: Methodologies for emerging contaminants in environmental and food matrices by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and by capillary electrophoresis-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry

Job: Research Scientist, GenenTech

(San Francisco, CA)

Sarah Lupton

Mary Dawn Celiz

Michael Farkas

Graduated: Summer 2010

Ph.D. Thesis: Analysis of PBDEs, PCBs and their metabolites in environmental and biological samples by gas and liquid chromatography with mass spectrometric detection

Job: Postdoctoral Scientist, US Department of Agriculture

(Fargo, ND)

Graduated: Winter 2009

Ph.D. Thesis: Analysis and fate of pharmaceuticals and quantum dots as emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment

Job: Postdoctoral Scientist, Michigan State University

(East Lansing, MI)

Graduated: Winter 2008

Ph.D. Thesis: Plant processes that affect the phytotoxicity of pharmaceutical contaminants in the environment

Job: Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

(Boston, MA)

Elmer-Rico Mojica

Seamus O'Connor

Fatin Samara

Graduated: Summer 2010

Ph.D. Thesis: Molecularly imprinted xerogels for tetracycline: Binding and isolation experiments and computational modeling

Job: Assistant Professor, PACE University

(New York, NY)

Graduated: Fall 2007

Ph.D. Thesis: Development of strategies to improve extraction, clean-up, and detection of tetracycline antibiotics from various soil types

Job: Research Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

(Albany, NY)

Graduated: Winter 2006

Ph.D. Thesis: Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment and their endocrine disruption effects on fish

Job: Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Sciences at the United Arab Emirates

(Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi)

Christine Klein

Sungpyo Kim

Angela Batt

Graduated: Fall 2007

Ph.D. Thesis: Degradation of 17alpha-ethinylestradiol in wastewater treatment systems

Job: Assistant Professor, Adirondack Community College

(Queensbury, NY)

Graduated: Winter 2006

Ph.D. Thesis: The effect of operational parameters on the fate of tetracycline resistant bacteria in biological wastewater treatment plants 

Job: Associate Professor, Korea University

(Sejong, Korea)

Graduated: Summer 2006

Ph.D. Thesis: Investigating the occurrence and fate of human and veterinary antibiotics in environmental water systems

Job: Research Analytical Chemist at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

(Cincinnati, OH)