Alumni

The Kast Lab has an ever growing number of alumni, all of which have gone on to do great things in life.  This is a list of former Kast Lab members and where they are now.  If you are interested in getting in touch with anyone from the lab family feel free to email us.

Graduate Trainees

  • Miriam A. Ossevoort, PhD 1990-1995
    • Assistant Professor, Biology and Science Education, U Groningen, Netherlands
  • Mariet C.W. Feltkamp, MD, PhD 1990-1995
    • Associate Professor, Virology, Leiden U Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Erik Hooijberg, PhD 1994-1995
    • Assistant Professor, Pathology, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hans W. Nijman, MD, PhD 1991-1996
    • Professor, Gynecological Oncology, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Rene E.M. Toes, PhD 1991-1996
    • Professor, Rheumatology, Leiden U Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Marjan J.W. Visseren, PhD 1990-1998
    • Editor Biotech Journal, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Sjoerd H. Van der Burg, PhD 1995-1998
    • Professor, Experimental Cancer Immunology and Therapy, Leiden U Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Maaike E. Ressing, PhD 1993-1998
    • Associate Professsor, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Fatima Macedo, PhD 1996-1999
    • Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular & Cellular Biology, Porto, Portugal
  • Michel P.M. Vierboom, PhD 1995-2000
    • Senior Scientist, Biomedical Primate Research Center, Rijswijk, Netherlands
  • Greg E. Holt, MD, PhD  1997-2000
    • Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Diane M. Da Silva, PhD 1997-2003
    • Assistant Professor of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sanne Weijzen, PhD 1998-2003
    • Senior Research Associate, Cell Biology, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Gretchen L. Eiben, PhD 2000-2004
    • Research Associate, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Steven C. Fausch, PhD, MBA 2000-2004
    • President, Etoh Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL
    • Senior Analyst Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Deerfield, IL
  • Haixi Miao, PhD 2001-2004
    • Senior Manager, Medline Industries, Chicago, IL
  • Amanda Krier, MS 2002-2003
    • Staff, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
  • Megan Papineau Schrementi, PhD 2002-2003
    • Research Associate, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL
  • Yi Ting Koh, PhD 2004-2007
    • Senior Scientist Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN
  • Laura M. Fahey, PhD 2004-2009
    • Technical Sales Rep, Stemcell, Cambridge, MA
  • Andrew Gray, PhD 2005-2011
    • CEO and Co-founder of Vali Nanomedical LLC, Los Angeles, CA
  • Adam B. Raff, MD/PhD 2007-2010,
    • Resident in Dermatology, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Carly Movius, MS 2010-2011
    • Quality Control Analyst, Baxter International, CA
  • Lisa Yan, PhD 2010-2014
    • Principal Quality Lab Associate, Baxter Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA
  • Andy W. Woodham, PhD 2010-2015
    • Post Doctoral Researcher, Harvard, Cambridge, MA
  • Joseph G. Skeate, MS 2011-2014, PhD Candidate 2015-Present

    • Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tania B. Porras, MS 2013-2014
    • Research Technician III, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Julia R. Taylor, PhD Candidate 2014-Present
    • Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Varsha Samararatne, MS 2015-2017
    • Masters trainee, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Shantae Thornton, MS 2016-present
    • Masters trainee, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

 

Postdoctoral Trainees

  • Stephen P. Schoenberger, PhD 1992-1996
    • Associate Member, Institute of Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, CA
  • Wim M.J. Vuist, PhD 1993-1994
    • Senior Research Scientist, Medarex, Milpitas, CA 1993-1994
  • Ferry Ossendorp, PhD 1993-1996
    • Assistant Professor, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Marloes L.H. de Bruijn, PhD 1994-1997
    • Faculty, National Institute of Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, NL
  • Brenda M. Pierce, MD 1996-1997
    • Private Practitioner, Hematologic Oncology, Franklin, WI
  • John D. Nieland, PhD 1996-1998
    • Associate Professor University of Aarhus, COO, Meta-IQ, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Rene E.M. Toes, PhD 1996-1998
    • Professor, Rheumatology, Leiden U Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Markwin P. Velders, PhD 1996-2000
    • CEO, Prime Life Science, Utrecht, NL
  • Michael P. Rudolf, PhD 1997-2000
    • CSO, Kenta Biotech Ltd, Bern, Switzerland
  • Anja Franke, MD 1997-1998
    • Research Fellow, Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Laurie A. Small, MD 1998-1999
    • Attending, Gyn/Onc, Women’s Surgery & Cancer Center, Portland, ME
  • Maurizio Provenzano, MD 1998-1999
    • Assistant Professor, Urology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Damu Yang, M.D., PhD 1999-2001
    • Senior Research Associate, The Prostate Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Mark T. Wakabayashi, MD 2000-2001
    • Director, Gynecological Oncology, City of Hope Cancer Center, CA
  • Mary A. Markiewicz, PhD 2001-2002
    • Assistant Prof of Research, Pathology and Immunology, Washington U, St Louis, MO
  • Maria de la Luz Garcia, PhD 2002-2006
    • Assistant Prof of Research, James P Wilmot Cancer Center, U Rochester, NY
  • Xuemei Xu, MD, PhD 2002-2003
    • Professor, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Beijing, China
      • Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
      • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
      • Peking Union Medical College
  • Joeli A. Brinkman, PhD 2003-2006
    • Research Manager, Digestive Diseases Research Center at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Angela S. Caffrey, MD 2003-2006
    • Assistant Professor, Gyn/Onc, Loma Linda Hospital, Loma Linda, CA
  • Pamela Stone, MD 2004-2005
    • Assistant Professor, Gynecological Oncology, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
  • Sarah H. Hughes, MD 2005-2007
    • Assistant Professor, Gynecological Oncology, Tuffts University, Boston, MA 2005-2007
  • Shreya Kanodia, PhD 2006-2010
    • Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, LA, CA
  • Lies Bogaert, DVM, PhD 2008-2010
    • Assistant Professor, Veterinary Medicine, University of Gent, Gent, Belgium
  • Bhavna Verma, PhD 2011-2014
    • Research Associate, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Laurie Brunette, MD 2013-2014
    • Research Associate, USC, Los Angeles, CA

 

Technicians

  • Tine Leupers, MS 1983-1986
    • Research Assistant III, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Arie Voordouw, MS 1986-1989
    • Research Assistant III, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Remco M.P. Brandt, MS1989-1996,1999
    • Director, Bioceros, Utrecht, The Netherlands, CEO, Cilian, Muenster, Germany
  • Kathleen Loviscek, BS 1996-1998
    • Research Assistant II, Rush Presbyterian St Luke Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Amira Elmishad, MD 2000-2003
    • Director, Cellular Therapy Center, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Sylvia Kast 2003-2014
    • Research Assistant I, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sean Higgins, BS 2004-2007
    • Medical Student, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Steven Ho, PhD 2004
    • Biotech Company, Irvine, CA
  • Michael Braid, MS 2005-2006
    • Histology Technician, Kaiser Permanente, CA
  • deMauri Mackie, BS 2006-2008
    • Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
  • Heike Brand, BTA 2008-2015
    • Research Specialist, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR
  • Joseph G. Skeate, MS 2013-2015
    • Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Elena Chavez, MS 2015-Present
    • Lab Technician II, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kim Luhen, BS 2017-Present
    • Lab Technician III, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

 

 Undergraduate Trainees

  • Anton M. Bronkhorst 1985
  • Renate J.M. Specht Grijp 1986
  • Bart O. Roep 1986
  • Alfons G.A. Kamphuis 1986
  • Diederick M. Keizer 1987
  • Esther van Twuyver 1987
  • Marieke Verveld 1987
  • Job de Hoop 1987
  • Marieke van Ham 1987
  • Joke Spaargaren 1988
  • Rene E.M. Toes 1989
  • Mirjam Heemskerk 1990
  • Miriam Ossevoort 1990
  • Katinka M. Smits 1990
  • Mariet Feltkamp 1990
  • Mathijs Voorhoeve 1992
  • Jacqueline Mourer 1997
  • Sanne Weijzen 1998
  • Karin de Visser 1998
  • Saskia A.J. ter Horst 2000
  • Marten Visser 2001
  • Simone M. Jonkheer 2001
  • Ruud P. van Kasteren 2002
  • Tahlitha Zuiverloon 2002
  • Jeric Munoz 2002
  • Tigran Karamanukyan 2008-2010
  • Myrna van West 2009
  • Sarah Russell 2009
  • Maaike Koopman 2009
  • Sarah Hirata 2010-2012
  • Bob Steenhuis 2011
  • Kim Luhen 2011
  • Pablo J. Valero Diaz 2011
  • Brittany Ulloa 2011
  • Salvador Valle 2012
  • Daniel van der Veen 2012
  • Andrew Jimenez 2013
  • Laurie Rijkee 2013
  • Ruben Prins 2014
  • Adriana Sanna, 2015
  • Feline Voss, 2016
  • Mauricio Garcia, 2017