Meet Our Students

Our graduate students form the backbone of the research being conducted at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Upon graduation, our students will join the ranks of scientific researchers and teachers in academia, industry or government, depending on their chosen career path.

Biomedical Sciences PhD 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 Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania
      MS, Physics, University of Pennsylvania
      MS, St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      Medical Student, UT Center for the Health Sciences

      Hometown: Germantown, Tennessee

    • BS, Chemistry and Biology, Iona College
      MD, Chicago Medical School 

      Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota

    • 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

    • Marygrace Duggar

      BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky

      Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    • Caroline Gilmore

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

      Hometown: Denver, Colorado

    • Matthew Kieffer

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

      Hometown: Westfield, Indiana

    • Randolph Larsen

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

      Hometown: St. Inigoes, Maryland

    • Sarah Moore

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

      Hometown: San Mateo, California

    • Nicolas Peterson

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

      Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

    • Gregory Phelps, PharmD

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

      Hometown: Cabot, Arkansas

    • Brittany Pioso

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

      Hometown: Lilburn, Georgia

    • Jordan Roach

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

      Hometown: Englewood, Tennessee

    • Jaylan Sears

      BS, Biological Sciences (Classics minor), Mississippi State University

      Hometown: Atoka, Tennessee

    • Kristin Wiggins

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

      Hometown: Peoria, Arizona

    • Stephen Winston

      BS, Cell and Molecular Biology, Northeastern University

      Hometown: North Salem, New York

    • Tristen Wright

      BS, Biotechnology, Arkansas State University

      Hometown: Paragould, Arkansas

Master's Program 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