Meet Our Students

At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, our PhD in Biomedical Sciences program attracts both top students from undergraduate science and promising young clinicians. By the time our students graduate, they will have joined the ranks of scientific researchers and begin careers in academia, industry or government.

Our doctoral students form the backbone of the research being conducted at St. Jude.

Experienced clinicians and administrators from around the world choose the Master’s in Global Child Health program at St. Jude because it offers a unique skillset at the juncture of public health and pediatrics.

Health professionals who choose the Master’s in Clinical Investigations program at St. Jude have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of clinical trial design, while conducting and reporting concepts contextually in a pediatric and young adult research setting.

Meet the members of our programs below.

PhD in Biomedical Sciences Students

    • BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hendrix College

      Hometown: Rogers, Arkansas

    • BS, Biology, University of Louisiana-Lafayette. 

      Hometown: Youngsville, Louisiana

    • BS, Biology (Genetics), University of Kansas

      Hometown: Superior, Colorado

    •  BS, Biology, Texas Christian University

      Hometown: Orinda, California

    • BS, Biology and Chemistry, Bemidji State University
      MS, Biology, Bemidji State University

      Hometown: Spencer, Iowa

    • BS, Neuroscience, Rhodes College

      Hometown: Los Alamos, New Mexico

    • BS, Biomedical Engineering, (Chemistry minor), Mississippi State University 

      Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

    • BS, Mathematics and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Clarkson University
      MS, St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

      Hometown: Neversink, New York

    • BS, Chemistry and Biology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

      Hometown: Corrales, New Mexico

    • BS, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego

      Hometown: San Diego, California

    • BS, Biomedical Science, Oakland University

      Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

    • BS Cellular/Molecular Biology, Appalachian State University
      MS, Cellular/Molecular Biology, Appalachian State University 

      Hometown: Boone, North Carolina

    • BS, Microbiology, Colorado State University

      Hometown: Seattle, Washington

    • BS,. Biology and Chemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
      MS, Biology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

      Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

    • BS, Neuroscience, Washington State University

      Hometown: Munich, Germany

    • BS, Biology, University of Western Ontario
      MS, Microbiology, University of Manitoba

      Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    • BS, Biological Sciences, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

      Hometown: Ogden, Utah

    • BS. Biotechnology, Molecular Bioscience,  Rochester Institute of Technology

      Hometown: Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica

    • BS, Biology, Northeastern University

      Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

    • BS, Biochemistry, North Carolina State University

      Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

    • BS, Biology, Bemidji State University

      Hometown: Bemidji, Minnesota

    • BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rhodes College 

      Hometown: Nesbit, Mississippi

    • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky

      Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    • BS, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Math minor), University of Richmond

      Hometown: Denver, Colorado

    • BS, Biology (French minor), University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

      Hometown: Westfield, Indiana

    • BS, Biochemistry (Math minor), St. Mary’s College of Maryland

      Hometown: St. Inigoes, Maryland

    • BS, Biochemistry and Chemistry, University of California, San Diego

      Hometown: San Mateo, California

    • BS, Biochemistry, State University of New York, College at Geneseo

      Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

    • BS, Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University
      BA, Chemistry, Arkansas State University
      PharmD, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

      Hometown: Cabot, Arkansas

    • BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Sociology minor), University of Georgia

      Hometown: Lilburn, Georgia

    • BS, Biochemistry, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
      2nd year medical student, University of Tennessee College of Medicine

      Hometown: Englewood, Tennessee

    • BS, Biomedical Science and Chemistry Northern Arizona University
      MS, Biology, Northern Arizona University
      Graduate Certificate Applied Statistics, Northern Arizona University

      Hometown: Peoria, Arizona

    • BS, Cell and Molecular Biology, Northeastern University

      Hometown: North Salem, New York

    • BS, Biotechnology, Arkansas State University

      Hometown: Paragould, Arkansas

    • BS, Microbiology, Louisiana State University;
      MS, Biology, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

      Hometown: Hallsville, Texas

    • BS, Biotechnology, Purbanchal University (Nepal)
      MS, Computational Systems Biology, Aalto University

      Hometown: Hetauda, Nepal

    • BS, Biological and Physical Sciences (Minor in Mathematics), Florida Atlantic University

      Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

    • BS, Biology (Minor in Chemistry), University of Mississippi

      Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama and Corinth, Mississippi

    • BS, Biomedical Sciences (Minor in Psychology), Liberty University
      MD Candidate, Ponce Health Sciences University

      Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico

    • BS, Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience (Minors in Applied Science and Game Design), Rochester Institute of Technology

      Hometown: Prince Frederick, Maryland

    • Sarah Sherman

      BS, Biology, Northeastern University
      BS, English, Northeastern University
      Fulbright Scholar

      Hometown: Merrimack, New Hampshire

    • Jamaica Siwak

      BS, Biology, Northeastern University

      Hometown: Topsfield, Massachusetts

    • BS, Biology (Minor Chemistry), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology;
      MS, Biology (Specialization in Biochemistry), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

      Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

    • BS,  Biology (Minors in Chemistry, Psychology, Childhood Studies), Case Western Reserve University

      Hometown: Chesterland, Ohio

    • BA, Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University
      NIH PREP Scholar, Medical University of South Carolina

      Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

    • BS, Neuroscience, University of Vermont
      NIH PREP Scholar, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

      Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Master's in Global Child Health Students

    • MD (1994), University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
      Head, Section of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
      Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines

      Hometown: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

    • MBBCh (2001) Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
      MBA (2010) University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
      Health Management and Research Unit Manager, Center for Development Services, Cairo, Egypt 

      Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

    • MBBS (2006), University of Colombo
      MD (2011), Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
      National Cancer Institute, Sri Lanka

      Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka

    • MD (2012), University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
      Radiation Oncologist
      University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

      Hometown: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    • BS (2013), Universidad de Costa Rica
      General Medical Doctor
      National Children Hospital, San Jose, Costa Rica

      Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica

    • MD (2003), Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
      DM (2011), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
      Professor, Medical and Pediatric Oncology
      Chennai Cancer Institute, Chennai, India

      Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    • MD, MSc (2000), University of Jordan
      Pediatric Hem/Onc & HSCT Fellowship (2004), Sydney Children’s Hospital, University of New South Wales
      Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
      King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan

      Hometown: Amman, Jordan

    • MD (2008), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
      Coordinator of Pediatric Emergency Room
      Hospital Infantil Teletón de Oncología, Teletón México

      Hometown: Queretaro, Mexico

    • MD (2006), National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru
      National Consultant
      Global Initiative of Childhood Cancer, PAHO Peru

      Hometown: Lima, Peru

    • MD (2008), University San Carlos De Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
      Pediatric Hemato-Oncologist
      Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatrica, Guatemala City, Guatemala

      Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala

    • MD, Gazi University, Ankara, Republic of Turkey
      Specialist Certificate, General Pediatrics - Hacettepe University, Ankara, Republic of Turkey
      Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale, Ghana

      Hometown:  Tamale, Ghana

    • MD (2014), King Edward Medical College/Punjab University Lahore
      Diploma (1998) The Post Graduate Medical Institute Lahore/Punjab University
      Children's Hospital Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

      Hometown: Lahore Punjab Pakistan

    • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru (2012 and 2014), Pediatrics training
      MD (2007), Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo, Lambayeque, Peru
      Pediatric Oncologist, National Cancer Institute (INEN), Lima, Peru

      Hometown: Lima Peru

    • MD, Carlos J Finlay University of Medical Sciences of Camagüey, Cuba
      Head, Pediatric Oncology Department, Saint-Damien Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

      Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    • Diploma (2014), Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
      MD (2009), Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
      Head, Pediatric Oncology, Jimma Medical Center

      Hometown: Jimma, Oromia, Ethiopia 

    • MS (2019), Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
      BS  (2014), Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria
      Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

      Hometown: Kano Nigeria


    • Fellowship - The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      MS (2009), Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine
      MD (2007), Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine

      Hometown: Lviv, Ukraine

    • BS (2014), The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
      BSN (1994), The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
      Head, Pediatric Nursing Department, Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

      Hometown: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

    • MS (2008), Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
      BS (2002), Shree Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College, Dhule, India
      Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India

      Hometown:  Dhule, Maharashtra, India


    • MSc (2011), National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
      MD (2004), St. Andrew Major University, La Paz, Bolivia
      Head, Infectious Diseases Unite, Hospital del Niño Ovidio Aliaga Uria in La Paz, Bolivia.

      Hometown: La Paz, Bolivia