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Iowa State University

Iowa State University


Undergraduate Genetics

Undergraduate Genetics Major Alumni Careers

Graduate Programs Chosen by Recent Alumni

  • More than 50% of graduates from 2002-2013 have now entered or completed graduate or professional degree programs.

  • About 35% earned or will earn M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in research areas. Biostatistics, biochemistry, genetics, nanobiosciences, genomics, neurosciences, plant breeding, microbiology, immunology, experimental psychology, pharmacology, bioinformatics, gene therapy, toxicology, cell biology, and biomedical sciences are some of the graduate programs these alumni have chosen. Institutions into which our alumni have been accepted include University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, Cornell University, University of Wisconson, Mayo Graduate School, Case Western Reserve, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Chicago, University of California-Davis, U of C-Los Angeles, Stanford University, Harvard University, Washington University, Boston University, Thomas Jefferson University, Iowa State University, University of Utah, Georgetown University, and the University of North Carolina.

  • Another 15% have chosen professional programs including human medicine, physician's assistant, genetic counseling, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, and public health. Institutions include Iowa State University, University of Iowa, Des Moines University, Case Western Reserve, University of Cincinnati, Southern College of Optometry, Southern Illinois University, Indiana University, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Nebraska, and Southern California University.

Class of 2003, One Alumnus, Ten Years Out

Blaire Bacher (BS, 2003)
    Research Scientist, Orion Genomics

Class of 2003, Summary of Careers of Graduates

  • The following table shows the distribution of the current careers of Genetics majors who graduated in 2003.

  • Careers Table
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Blaire Bacher, B.S. in Genetics, 2003, at work at Orion Genomics in St. Louis, MO.

Profiles of Other Genetics Alumni

Mackenzie Reed, MS, PA-C (BS, 2011)
    Physician Assistant in Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, MN
Kristin Watt (BS, 2009)
    PhD student at Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Audrey Norby, MS, CGC (BS, 2007)
    Prenatal Genetic Counseler, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Michael O'Neal (BS, 2007)
    PhD student, Department of Molecular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Amy Radermacher, PhD (BS, 2004)
    Management Consultant, McKinsey & Co, Minneapolis, MN
Kirsten Goble, DO (BS, 2004)
    Physician, Sliverthorne, CO
Carol Fassbinder-Orth, PhD (BS, 2003)
    Assistant Professor of Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Erin McLaughlin-Harkin, DDS (BS, 2003)
    Dentist, Clive, IA
Laura Hatfield, PhD (BS, 2003)
    Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Cicely Schramm, PhD (BS, 2003)
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacology, University of California at San Diego, CA
Sara Brenner, MD, MPH (BS, 2002)
    Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience, SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, NY
Nupur Ghoshal, MD, PhD (BS, 1995)
    Assistant Professor, Washington University at St. Louis School of Medicine, Neurology, ISU Outstanding Young Alumnus 2014
Daniel Kliebenstein, PhD (BS, 1993)
    Professor of Plant Sciences, University of California at Davis, CA