Past Graduate Students

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Ph.D. Students:

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  1. Carl N. Cederstrand (PhD, Biophysics, 1965; worked jointly with Eugene Rabinowitch and Govindjee): Formerly at Beckman Company, in California; 1093 N. Cheyenne Street, Orange, CA 92869-1956; 714-771-1453;

  2. George C. Papageorgiou (PhD, Biophysics, l968): Institute of Biosciences and Applications, Aghia Paraskevi, Attiki, Athens-15310, Greece; 30-210-650-3557; 30-6947270637; 5 Ventouri Street, Holargos, Athens; 30-210-651-2489;;

  3. John C. Munday Jr. (PhD, Biophysics, l968): Formerly Professor and Dean, School of Government; Emeritus Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Regent University. Editor: Earth Day; Earth's Catastrophic Past and Future. 1204 Murray Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322; 757-482-5709;

  4. Frederick Y.-T. Cho (PhD, Biophysics, l969): Former Head of Division, and Solid State Research Engineer, Motorola Company, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251. Fred was born in 1939 and he passed away in 2011 (Photosynth Res 132: 227-234, 2017); family contact: 480-703-4172;

  5. Ted Mar (PhD, Biophysics, l971):
    ** Formerly Emeritus Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry, U. of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  6. Raymond Chollet (PhD, Botany, l972; worked with William Ogren and Dominick Paolillo): W.W. Marshall Family Distinguished University Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, N-200 Beadle Center, Lincoln, NE 68588-0664, USA; 402-904-0026;

  7. Maarib D.L. Bakri (Bazzaz) (PhD, Biology, l972): Formerly Visiting Research Scientist in Plant Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; Maarib was born in 1940, and passed away in 2020 due to CaronaVirus attack; family contact:

  8. Prasanna K. Mohanty (PhD, Biology, l972): Formerly, Professor of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 110067, India. Prasanna was born in 1934 and he passed away in 2013 (Photosynth Res, 122: 235-260, 2014);

  9. Glenn Wesley Bedell II (PhD, Biology, l972): Scientific Director for PIMIRS (Plant Induced Metal Ion ReductantS) Technologies, LLC; 1300-G El Paseo Rd. #308; 2605 Fairway Drive, Apt. B, Las Cruces, NM 88011; 575-494-2534;;

  10. Alan Stemler (PhD, Biology, l974): Professor Emeritus of Plant Biology, 2115 Life Science Addition, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616-8537; 2111 Humboldt Avenue, Davis, CA 95616; 530-757-7276;;

  11. Barbara Zilinskas (PhD, Biology, l975): Professor Emerita, Department of Plant Biology, 296D Foran Hall, 59 Dudley Road, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; 848-932-6224; 609-371-7659;

  12. Paul Jursinic (PhD, Biophysics, 1977): Director of Medical Physics, West Michigan Cancer Center, 200 North Park Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007; 269- 373-7407; 269- 382-2500; 269- 998-0003; 5643 Blue Jay Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 ; 269-353-8841;

  13. David VanderMeulen (PhD, Biophysics, 1977): Sr. Manager, Vangard Labs, Inc., CVS Health; 120 Carroll Knicely Dr., Glasgow, KY 42141; 270-261-6009; 270-404-4677; 5441 Smiths Grove Scottsville Rd, Smiths Grove KY 42171;;

  14. Thomas J. Wydrzynski (PhD, Biology, 1977): Formerly Professor, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University Tow was born in 1947 and passed away in 2018 (tributes available from; family contact:

  15. Daniel Wong (PhD, Biophysics, 1979): Vice President of Development, Xip Diagnostics, 5880 W. Las Positas Blvd., #52, Pleasanton, CA 94588; 1272 Brookings Lane, Sunnyvale, CA 94087; 408-733-9404;

  16. Wim Vermaas (Doctorate Ag. Science, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 1984; worked with Jack van Rensen, Gernot Renger and Charles Arntzen); Foundation Professor, School of Life Sciences, LSE 549, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501; 480-965-6250;

  17. Rita Khanna (PhD, Biology, 1980): J.D. International Technology Transfer Management, Inc. President , 6533 Kenhill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817; 240-505-8033; 6533 Kenhill Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817; 301-320-0841;

  18. William Coleman (PhD, Biology, 1987): Associate Director for Assay Development and Screening Operations, Intrexon Corporation in San Carlos, CA ( 950 Redwood Shores Pkwy, #F301, Redwood City, CA 94065; 858-518-6577;

  19. Julian J. Eaton-Rye (PhD, Biology, 1987): Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand; 106 Ravenswood Road, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand; 64-3479-7865; 64-3455-1319;

  20. Danny J. Blubaugh (PhD, Biology, 1987):
    ** Formerly President, Mountain West Internet, Logan, Utah 84322;also Valley InfiNet (sold in 2006);

  21. Roger Chylla (PhD, Biophysics, 1990; worked with John Whitmarsh): Healthmyne Inc. (; Associate Scientist NMR Facility at Madison; Director of Software Development; Associate Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 1205 Zingg Drive, Verona, WI 53593-2131;

  22. Jiancheng Cao (PhD, Biology, 1992):
    ** Formerly, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.-14853

  23. Chunhe Xu (PhD, Biophysics, 1992): Formerly Professor and Head of Photosynthesis Lab, Inst of Plant Physiol, Academia Sinica, 300 Fonglin Rd, Shanghai 200032,; 69-2-403 Wukang Road, Shanghai 200031, China; 86-021-54043879; 1-580-086-8468; contact in USA: 832-588-8810;

  24. Hyunsuk Shim (PhD, Biophysics, 1992; worked with Peter Debrunner and Govindjee): Professor of Radiation Oncology, Crocker Family Chair of Cancer Innovation,Emory University, 1701 Uppergate Drive, Clinic C 5018, Atlanta, GA 30322; 404-778-4564;

  25. Jin Xiong (PhD, Biology, 1996):
    ** Formerly Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, 219 BSBW, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843

  26. Oliver Holub (PhD Physics, 2003; worked with Robert M. Clegg at the UIUC; and Gernot Renger in Berlin): on Fluorescence lifetime imaging; Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10, D-07745 Jena, Germany; home: Rautal 18, D-07743 Jena, Germany;;

Other Graduate Students:

  1. Anne Krey (MS, Biophysics, 1966):
    ** Formerly Scientific Review Administrator, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rockville, MD

  2. Louisa Yang-Ni (Chen Chou Ni) (MS, Biology, 1965): Formerly Administrator, Lyn and Associates; now retired [Current address is: 625 W Commonwealth Ave, Apt 212, Alhambra, CA 91801; 626-552-6287;

  3. Ralph Schooley (MS, Biophysics, 1976; MS, Physics, 1967): Vietnam Era Veteran (1968-1971); formerly Analyst at Lockheed-Martin Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, and Adjunct Prof. National University, San Jose, CA; PO Box 1300, Priest River, ID 83856; 208-448-0654;

  4. Paul Spilotro (MS, Biology, 1999): Dr. Paul Spilotro, MD, Michigan Pediatric Hospitalists, PC, 602 Michigan Avenue-BBC, Holland, Michigan 49423; 616-393-8978; 211 Woodwind Drive, Holland, MI 49424;