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2014 Graduates                                                                                                                                                             

Master's of Science in Biotechnology
Sukanyalakshmi Chebrolu- Research Aide, Physiology, TTUHSC, Lubbock, Texas (08/2014)

John Escobedo- Research Associate, Center for Biotechnology and Genomics, Lubbock, Texas (08/2014)

Ruchi Hooda

Edward Kuenzi

Nithya Mudaliar

Vignesh Namburi-Murugesan

Sucheshanadevi Patil

Jacob Thompson

Nanditha Vaidyanathan- Research Assistant, TTU Chemistry and Biochemistry, Lubbock, Texas (08/2014)

Justin Williams

2013 Graduates     (top)                                                                                                                                                                

Kate Belus

I am a graduate from the 2013 class from the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics at Texas Tech University.  I would like to share a bit Our graduating students go on to serve the private sector in prominent positions.about how my experience and classes prepped me for work and life outside of graduate school.
First being a nontraditional graduate student I knew that I needed to try to stay ahead of the curve, I did so by always doing my assignments when they were given.  As an undergrad I was always procrastinating, this time around I decided to try a new approach and I felt some of the stress and pressure lift off my shoulders right away.  I carried this into my job search and started right away (the middle of the third semester) and a month before graduation had a job lined up to start a week after graduation!
The second thing that I learned, took advantage of and took with me in my carrier was that most people want to help.  I was always reluctant to ask for assistance, but I knew that in order to succeed in this program and after that I would need assistance.  I took advantage of office hours, the library and study groups.  Now I am not a shy person, but I am very independent.  I do not like to ask for help and nor do I like to bother people.  But asking for assistance with a definition or how to set up an equation is not bothering anyone.  Currently I am in sales and have never worked in a job like this before, I consistently need to ask for help as I learn the ropes in my new position.
The third thing that I can say that I learned from this program is that life is short and you must enjoy it even if you are working hard towards a goal.  Remember to take time to enjoy these next two years.  You will encounter some stressful times with papers, finals and your thesis, but remember to take time for yourself and friends.  Having a good work/school/personal life balance will make a happier, healthier you!  Your stress will decrease and memories will be made.  Now that I am working, I do clock roughly 65-80+ hours of work in an average 7 day period, but I do make time for family and friends.  Life is too short to spend it all on work, reports and papers!

Master's of Science in Biotechnology
Katherine Belus- VWR International Sales Representative (08/2014)

Evan Cain- Quality Manager, Osteogenics Biomedical, Inc., Lubbock, Texas (08/2014)

Afia Dasgupta

Rohan S. Ingrole- TTU Department of Chemical Engineering, Lubbock, Texas (08/2014)

Balakrihna Koneru

Ramesh Kumar

Archana Muthusubramanian

Rohan Nandkumar- Laboratory Assistant II at SIEMENS Healthcare Diagnostics/Adjunct Faculty at Quincy College (08/2014)

Divya Sarathy

Anukriti Singh- Technician III, Cell Biology Biochemistry, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas (08/2014)

2012 graduates     (top)

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Hbe Rajakaruna

Description: C:\Users\Erandi\Pictures\my\34394_1628241952394_1426935688_31717970_1331328_n.jpg I’m really happy about selecting Biotechnology & Genomics as my Master’s Program. I did my undergraduate in Sri Lanka in Chemistry and I came to the U.S .A and then joined this program in fall 2010. I was able to gain lots of knowledge on various new techniques and got experience on new instruments. Working as a Teaching Assistance for BTECH 5338 class gave me the opportunity to learn arranging labs and how it should be organized with various lab techniques.

All the faculty, staff and graduate students in this department gave me great support to successfully finish my Master’s program. After spending a valuable two years in this department I gained so much experience which helped me to start my career at Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute here in Lubbock, Texas.
I'd really like to thank all the members in this department for helping me to find a way to my future.

 

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Srirupa Cheerla- Research Assistant, TTUHSC, COM Cancer Center, Lubbock, Texas

Shankervivek Jakkula

Bala Meenakshi Purna

Shital Babulal Patel

Jonathan E Pauwels

Hewa E Rajakaruna

Prajna Kudlu Shanbhogue- Medical Research Associate Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas (08/2014)

Dhanashree Prakash Vedpathak- Scientific Associate II, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (08/2014)

Spandana Vemulapally- Doctoral Student and Research Assistant at TTUHSC, Lubbock, Texas (08/2014)

 

2011 Graduates      (top)

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Sesha Raghavan Krishnamachari- Research Associate, Center of Excellence in Neuroscience at TTUHSC, El Paso, Texas (08/2014)

Srinivsan Krishnan

Subashri Kumar

Monish Ram Patrudu Makena

Shirisha Meda- QC specialist II at Bayer CropScience (08/2014)

Vivek K. Madem

Shamitha Rao Morey- Scientific Officer, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, India (08/2014)

Kamakshi Suresh Nayak- Process Development Specialist at Shire HGT Boston, MA (08/2014)

Sujata Nerle- Sr. Research Associate at Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA (08/2014)

Hersharan Nischal- Senior Research Assistant Non-Clinical, IMM Human Genetics, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

Hardik Patel

Nandini Pichamoorthy- Research Technician, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC, NY (08/2014)

Garima Pratihar- Quality Control Specialist II at Bayer Crop Science (08/2014)

Robin Rajan- Research Associate, Cancer Immunology, TTUHSC, Abilene, Texas (08/2014)

Yue Su

2010 Graduates     (top)

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Siva Prasad Ankeshwarapu

Supriya Bikkina

Neha Shashank Dole

Ruchi Anil Joshi

Trupti Shrikant Kale

Chandana Kolluru

Mahima Das Kruthiventi

Paresh Chandrakant Kurkure

Harshad Mahadeshwar- Institutional Associate Scientist III, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas (08/2014)

Nishanth Makthal

Prachi Pradip Nakashe

Mithun Reddy Pasham- Research Assistant III, Lab Manager, Boston Children's Hospital (08/2014)

Bhavya Pataliya- Technical Solution Architect at Genome International Corporation (08/2014)

Trinadh Kumar Potina- Senior Business Analyst in the A&I team of Technology & Services, Bengaluru, India (08/2014)

Paurvi Ravindra Shinde

2009 Graduates     (top)

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Mruvil Vikas Abooj

Vikas Belamkar-Ph.D. Genetics (Agronomy), Ohio State (08/2014)

Vidya Dhanapal- Research Assistant at Intelligent Bio-Systems (08/2014)

Priyanka Gupta- Research Scientist III, Boehriniger Ingelheim (08/2014)

Viritha Kaza- Accenture Service Pvt. Ltd., Ann Arbor, Michigan (08/2014)

Subramanya K Srikar Lingaraju- Research Teaching Specialist at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (08/2014)

Sanjeevadutt Surya Ven Nemani

2008 Graduates     (top)

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Sarada Deepthi Madireddy

Adam Royce Rampy

2007 Graduates     (top)

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Joseph Ware Bass

Brent Caldwell

Cody Daniel Hamrick

2006 Graduates     (top)

Master's of Science /Doctor of Jurisprudence

Ann Elise McMinn

Colton John Wilson

Erin Rebecca Winfrey

2005 Graduates     (top)

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Angela Marie Burrell

Kanisha Pradip Shah

2004 Graduates     (top)

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Vinaya Kumar Mandava

2003 Graduates     (top)                                                                                                                                                                   

Master's of Science in Biotechnology

Raviprakash Govindrao Dani

Sarah Louise Learmonth

Lawrence Anthony Shaw

 

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