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
Scholar Year Current Position Michelle Johnson 2023 Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Oberlin College Elizabeth Draganova 2022 Assistant Professor, Biology, Emory University School of Medicine Jennifer Mortensen 2022 Assistant Teaching Professor, Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez 2022 Scientist, Cellarity Jesús Romo 2022 Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Texas - San Antonio Sophia Theodossiou 2022 Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Boise State University Anne McCabe 2021 Assistant Professor, Basic & Clinical Sciences, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Janne Pfeiffenberger 2021 Assistant Professor, Biology, Barry University Amy Rohlfing 2021 Assistant Professor, Biology, Saint Anselm College Walter Adams 2019 Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, San Jose State University Lauren Crowe 2019 Lecturer, Tufts University Morgan Hawker 2019 Assistant Professor, Chemistry, California State Univeristy at Fresno Laverne Melón 2019 Assistant Professor, Biology, Wesleyan University Robert Wickham 2019 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lafayette College Jerrica Briendel 2018 Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Quinnipiac University Eric Luth 2018 Assistant Professor, Biology, Simmons University Margot Schwalbe 2018 Assistant Professor, Biology, Lake Forest College Whitney Stoppel 2018 Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Florida at Gainesville Kearney Gunsalus 2017 Assistant Professor, Augusta University; University of Georgia Medical Partnership Campus Katherine Mattaini 2017 Lecturer, Biology, Tufts University Alder Yu 2017 Associate Professor, Biology, University Wisconsin at La Crosse Jane Kim 2016 Associate Professor, Biology, California State University at San Marcos Melissa Koch 2016 Instructor, Biology, Western Washington University Edward Wlotko 2016 Institute Scientist, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute David Cantu 2015 Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Denise Cook-Snyder 2015 Associate Professor, Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Candice Etson 2015 Assistant Professor, Physics, Wesleyan University Tess Killpack 2015 Associate Professor, Biology, Salem State University Fathima Nazeer 2015 Assistant Professor, Chemistry, State University of New York at Potsdam Nathan Schiele 2015 Associate Professor, Biological Engineering, University of Idaho Kate O'Toole 2014 Associate Teaching Professor, Biology, Emory University Francisco Maldonado-Arocho 2014 Senior Scientist, Immunology, Anokion Annette McGhee 2014 Associate Professor, Biology, Suffolk University Roshni Rainbow 2014 Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Queen's University Selena Ahmed 2013 Associate 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 Bolterstein 2013 Associate Professor, Biology, Northeastern Illinois University Caroline Dahlberg 2013 Associate Professor, Biology, Western Washington University Jason Gavenonis 2013 Program Manager for Faculty Development, American Chemical Society Leslie McClain 2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston Mara Shainheit 2013 Senior Scientist II, Genocea Jason Kuehner 2012 Associate Professor, Biology, Emmanuel College Jessica McCready 2012 Associate Professor, Biology, Assumption College Erin Gleason 2011 Director, Medical Information & Training, Bluebird Bio Monica Hall-Porter 2011 Associate Professor of Instruction, Director, TIP Scholars, University of Texas - Austin, College of Natural Sciences Irvin Pan 2011 Associate Professor, Biology, Stonehill College Brad Bolling 2010 Assistant Professor of Food Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison Aisling Dugan 2010 Senior Lecturer, Brown University Ayana Hinton 2010 Associate Professor, Biology, Denison College Christopher LaFratta 2010 Professor, Chemistry, Bard College Yan Lin 2010 Instructor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Suffolk University Joseph Sorg 2010 Professor, Biology, Texas A&M University Mark Carlson 2009 Portfolio & Alliance Manager, C4 Therapeutics Jane Liu 2009 Associate Professor, Chemistry, Pomona College Amanda Murphy 2009 Professor, Chemistry, Western Washington University Jennifer Kowalski 2008 Professor, Biological Sciences, Butler University