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Fifty-four scholars have completed our IRACDA-funded program since it was founded in 2006. Our program, originally entitled TEACRS (Training in Education and Academic Critical Research Skills), was refunded in 2019 with the new name the Tufts IRACDA Program (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards Program).

Among our alumni, 89% have taken positions at institutions of higher education across the country, and 85% of those are in tenure-track positions! All others have gone into key industry positions!

Each of our prior scholars conducted vigorous research related to biomedical issues during their time in the program. They also made strong teaching and mentoring contributions to our partner schools and to teaching and mentoring programs at Tufts University

  • ScholarYearCurrent Position
    Michelle Johnson2023Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Oberlin College
    Elizabeth Draganova2022Assistant Professor, Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
    Jennifer Mortensen2022Assistant Teaching Professor, Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez2022Scientist, Cellarity
    Jesús Romo2022Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Texas - San Antonio
    Sophia Theodossiou2022Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Boise State University
    Anne McCabe2021Assistant Professor, Basic & Clinical Sciences, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Janne Pfeiffenberger2021Assistant Professor, Biology, Barry University
    Amy Rohlfing2021Assistant Professor, Biology, Saint Anselm College
    Walter Adams2019Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, San Jose State University
    Lauren Crowe2019Lecturer, Biology, Tufts University
    Morgan Hawker2019Assistant Professor, Chemistry, California State Univeristy at Fresno
    Laverne Melón2019Assistant Professor, Biology, Wesleyan University
    Robert Wickham2019Medical Writer, BGB Group
    Jerrica Briendel2018Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Quinnipiac University
    Eric Luth2018Assistant Professor, Biology, Simmons University
    Margot Schwalbe2018Assistant Professor, Biology, Lake Forest College
    Whitney Stoppel2018Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Florida at Gainesville
    Kearney Gunsalus2017Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Augusta University; University of Georgia Medical Partnership Campus
    Katherine Mattaini2017Lecturer, Biology, Tufts University
    Alder Yu2017Associate Professor, Biology, University Wisconsin at La Crosse
    Jane Kim2016Associate Professor, Biology, California State University at San Marcos
    Melissa Koch2016Instructor, Biology, Western Washington University
    Edward Wlotko2016Institute Scientist, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
    David Cantu2015Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
    Denise Cook-Snyder2015Associate Professor, Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
    Candice Etson2015Assistant Professor, Physics, Wesleyan University
    Tess Killpack2015Associate Professor, Biology, Salem State University
    Fathima Nazeer2015Assistant Professor, Chemistry, State University of New York at Potsdam
    Nathan Schiele2015Associate Professor, Biological Engineering, University of Idaho
    Kate O'Toole2014Associate Teaching Professor, Biology, Emory University
    Francisco Maldonado-Arocho2014Senior Scientist, Immunology, Anokion
    Annette McGhee2014Associate Professor, Biology, Suffolk University
    Roshni Rainbow2014Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Queen's University
    Selena Ahmed2013Associate Professor, Health & Human Development, Montana State Univeristy (on leave)

    Global Director of the Periodic Table of Foods Initiative, American Heart Association & Biodiversity-CIAT Alliance
    Elyse Bolterstein2013Associate Professor, Biology, Northeastern Illinois University
    Caroline Dahlberg2013Associate Professor, Biology, Western Washington University
    Jason Gavenonis2013Program Manager for Faculty Development, American Chemical Society
    Leslie McClain2013Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    Mara Shainheit2013Senior Scientist II, Genocea
    Jason Kuehner2012Associate Professor, Biology, Emmanuel College
    Jessica McCready2012Associate Professor, Biology, Assumption College
    Erin Gleason2011Director, Medical Information & Training, Bluebird Bio
    Monica Hall-Porter2011Associate Professor of Instruction, Director, TIP Scholars, University of Texas - Austin, College of Natural Sciences
    Irvin Pan2011Associate Professor, Biology, Stonehill College
    Brad Bolling2010Assistant Professor of Food Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison
    Aisling Dugan2010Senior Lecturer, Brown University
    Ayana Hinton2010Associate Professor, Biology, Denison College
    Christopher LaFratta2010Professor, Chemistry, Bard College
    Yan Lin2010Instructor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Suffolk University
    Joseph Sorg2010Professor, Biology, Texas A&M University
    Mark Carlson2009Portfolio & Alliance Manager, C4 Therapeutics
    Jane Liu2009Associate Professor, Chemistry, Pomona College
    Amanda Murphy2009Professor, Chemistry, Western Washington University
    Jennifer Kowalski2008Professor, Biological Sciences, Butler University