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Alumni Spotlight

Sarah Kishinevsky, PhD 16

recently accepted a position in the Weill Cornell Medicine Deans Entrepreneurship Lab.

Rob Frawley, PhD 16

is a full time staff scientist with BioBus Inc., a nonprofit science-teaching organization based out of Manhattan. Rob teaches K-12 students in locals schools about various aspects of biology and organizes a high school internship program focusing on Marin Biology in the East River. He is also an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College.

Christina Maksymiuk, PhD 15

completed her graduate work in Dr. Carl Nathans lab; during her doctoral studies she did internships with The Solution Lab and JMP Securities. Shortly after graduation she joined Bionest Partners, a boutique healthcare consulting firm with offices in New York and Paris. She has worked on projects across multiple therapeutic areas, but her specialization and interest is in oncology and infectious disease diagnostics.

Joel Schrock, PhD 14

received the Lee Family Scholarship to pursue his MBA at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, graduating in 2015. While in Ithaca, he focused on creating opportunities for interaction between MBA students and graduate students in the sciences, including a partnership between the Graduate School’s Bench to Bedside Initiative (BBI) and the Big Red Venture Fund, where he served as a fund manager. In summer 2015, he became a manager in Pfizer Consulting and Execution, an internal management consulting group, where he has worked on a number of projects across functions and business units. He lives in New York City with his wife, Emily Berman.

Jamie McBean, PhD ’14,

works in Manhattan at BGB Group, where the main focus is on pharmaceutical marketing and medical education. As an associate medical director, he oversees a number of different projects, ranging from making interactive digital panels at scientific congresses to convening groups of physicians to discuss the impact of cutting-edge research on drug approvals.

Joshua Linscott, PhD ‘14,

is completing his third year at Tufts University School of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in urology with the hope of using his dual degree to improve the treatment and understanding of urothelial cancer. Work from his PhD thesis was recently published in PNAS. He lives in Portland, ME, with his wife, Kristen, and their one-year-old son, Calvin.

Yosif Ganat, PhD '14

completed his training in Lorenz Studer’s lab. He joined the New York Stem Cell Foundation as a staff scientist in 2015. He has extensive experience in generating hESC-derived midbrain dopamine (mDA) neurons and grafting these cells into rodent models of Parkinson’s disease, and has authored over seventeen peer-reviewed publications. At NYSCF he adapts various hESC neural differentiation protocols to automated array for applications in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Weill Cornell Medicine
Graduate School of Medical Sciences
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