Past Graduate Students

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  1. Carl N. Cederstranda (PhD, Biophysics, 1965; worked jointly with Eugene Rabinowitch and Govindjee): Formerly at the Beckman Company, CA
    asee: Cederstrand L and Govindjee G (2022) Carl Nelson Cederstrand (1927-2022): A Biophysicist, an Innovator and a Wonderful Person. International Journal of Life Sciences 11(1): 1-7. available online: DOI 10.5958/2319-1198.2022.00002.1

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

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

  4. George C. Papageorgioub (PhD, Biophysics, l968): Formerly at the Institute of Biosciences and Applications, Aghia Paraskevi, Attiki, Athens-15310, Greece
    bsee: Prásil O, Kana R and Govindjee G (2022) Special issue in honor of Prof. George C. Papageorgiou. Photosynthetica 60 (SI): 1-2; and Stamatakis K, Allakhverdiev SI, Garab G and Govindjee (2016) Honoring George C. Papageorgiou Photosynthetica 54 (1): 158-160. available online: DOI 10.1007/s11099-015-0183-5

  5. John C. Munday Jr. (PhD, Biophysics, l968): Former Professor and Dean, School of Government; Emeritus Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Regent University; Editor (2004), William Hutton and Jonathan Eagle, Earth's Catastrophic Past and Future: Scientific Analysis of Information Channeled by Edgar Cayce (Boca Raton, FL: Universal Publishers), 598 pp.; Editor (2011), John McConnell, Earth Day: Peace, Justice and Earth Care: My Life and Thought at Age 96, Wipf and Stock, Eugene, OR, 600 pp.; [address and phone: 1204 Murray Drive, Chesapeake, VA  23322; 757-482-5709] Marquis top educators;

  6. Frederick Y.-T. Choc (PhD, Biophysics, l969): Former Head of Division, and Solid State Research Engineer, Motorola Company, Scottsdale, AZ  85251
    csee: Govindjee, Munday JC Jr and Papageorgiou GC (2017) Frederick Yi-Tung Cho (1939-2011): His PhD days in Biophysics, the Photosynthesis Lab, and his patents in engineering physics. Photosynth Res 132:227-234. available online: DOI 10.1007/s11120-017-0391-x

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

  8. 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; [phone: 402-904-0026]

  9. Maarib D.L. Bakri (Bazzaz)d (PhD, Biology, l972): Former Visiting Research Scientist in Plant Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA  02138
    dsee: Govindjee G, Zilinskas BA, Brereton RG, Khanna R and Govindjee R (2020) A tribute to Maarib (Darwish Lutfi Bakri) Bazzaz (1940-2020): the one who proved the existence of "new" chlorophylls in plants. Plant Physiology Reports 25 (3):377-385. available online: DOI 10.1007/s40502-020-00534-4

  10. Prasanna K. Mohantye (PhD, Biology, l972): Former Professor of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 110067, India
    esee: Naithani S and Govindjee (2018) Remembering Professor Prasanna K. Mohanty (April 1, 1934 - March 9, 2013). Current Plant Biology 13: 2-5; and Tiwari S, Tripathy BC, Jajoo A, Das AB, Murata N, Sane PV and Govindjee (2014) Prasanna K. Mohanty (1934-2013): a great photosynthetiker and a wonderful human being who touched the hearts of many. Photosynth Res 122: 235-260. available online: DOI 10.1007/s11120-014-0033-5

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

  12. Alan J. Stemler (PhD, Biology, l974): Professor Emeritus, Plant Biology, University of California at Davis, CA  95616-8537; [address and phone: 2111 Humboldt Avenue, Davis, CA  95616; 530-757-7276];

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

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

  15. Paul Jursinic (PhD, Biophysics, 1977): Former Director, Medical Physics, West Michigan Cancer Center, 200 North Park Street Kalamazoo, MI  49007; 269-373-7407; [address and phone: 5643 Blue Jay Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49009; 269-998-0003]

  16. David VanderMeulen (PhD, Biophysics, 1977): Former Sr. Manager, Vangard Labs, Inc., CVS Health; 120 Carroll Knicely Dr., Glasgow, KY 42141; [address and phone: 10936 Los Alamos Drive, Aubrey, TX 76227; 270-792-4792]

  17. Thomas J. Wydrzynskif (PhD, Biology, 1977): Former Professor, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia;
    fsee: Conlan B, Govindjee and Johannes Messinger J (2019) Thomas John Wydrzynski (8 July 1947-16 March 2018). Photosynthesis Research 140: 253-261. available online: DOI 10.1007/s11120-018-0606-9; and Govindjee, Khanna R and Zilinskas B (2018) Remembering Tom Wydrzynski (1947-2018), one who had the guts to go after what he wanted and excelled at it. Current Plant Biology 16: 2-8. available online: DOI 10.1016/j.cpb.2018.10.003

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

  19. Willem (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; [phone: 480-965-6250]

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

  21. William Coleman (PhD, Biology, 1987): Distinguished Scientist, NovoNutrients-Oakbio, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA; [address and phone: 1825 Nantucket Circle, Unit 386, Santa Clara, CA  95054; 858-518-6577];

  22. 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; 64-3-479-7865; [phone: 64-21-245-5616]

  23. **Danny J. Blubaugh (PhD, Biology, 1987): Former Founder and CEO, Mountain West Internet, Logan, Utah 84322; also Valley InfiNet (sold in 2006)

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

  25. **Jiancheng Cao (PhD, Biology, 1992): Former Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  14853

  26. Chunhe Xu (PhD, Biophysics, 1992): Former Professor and Head, Photosynthesis Lab, Inst of Plant Physiol, Academia Sinica, 300 Fonglin Rd, Shanghai 200032; [address and phone: 69-2-403 Wukang Road, Shanghai 200031, China; 86-021-54043879; 1-580-086-8468] Daughter Yilin: 1591 Hagys Ford Rd, Penn Valley, PA  19072; 1-832-588-8810;

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

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

  29. Paul Spilotro (MS, Biology, 1999): Pediatrics Specialist, MD; Zeeland Hospital, 8333 Felch St, Zeeland, MI  49464; 616-748-2850; [address: 2285 Tunnel Breeze Ct, Holland, MI  49424];

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