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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

A degree from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is like no other.


Third-Year Students

First-Year Students

  • 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

  • Brittany Pioso

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

    Hometown: Lilburn, Georgia

  • 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

  • Jordan Roach

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

    Hometown: Englewood, Tennessee

  • Sarah Moore

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

    Hometown: San Mateo, California

  • Stephen Winston

    BS, Cell and Molecular Biology, Northeastern University

    Hometown: North Salem, New York

  • 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

  • Tristen Wright

    BS, Biotechnology, Arkansas State University

    Hometown: Paragould, Arkansas

  • Jaylan Sears

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

    Hometown: Atoka, Tennessee

Master's Students

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

    Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica

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

    Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 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

  • Masters of Business Administration (2010), University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    Interim Director of Operations
    Children Cancer Hospital Foundation and Healthcare Science Academy, Cairo, Egypt

    Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

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

    Hometown: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • MD (2006), National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru
    Pediatric Oncologist
    Edgardo Rebagliati National Hospital, Lima, Peru

    Hometown: Lima, Peru

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

    Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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

    Hometown: Queretaro, Mexico

  • MSc (2000), University of Jordan
    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), University San Carlos De Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Pediatric Hemato-Oncologist
    Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatrica, Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala

earn how a degree from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences can help you further your science and make a difference.

With world-class basic and translational research, mentorship from internationally renowned faculty and exceptional support and resources, our degree programs offer a unique experience for all our students.