2020-2021 Member News

Amanda M. Burkhardt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at USC’s School of Pharmacy, has been named co-director of USC’s Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Program, which opens pathways for high school students interested in pursuing careers in STEM.

Sarah Cha, Ph.D., accepted a new role as Scientist at Atara Biotherapeutics.

Alexandra Ciminera, Ph.D., defended her dissertation on DNA damage and repair in diabetes before becoming a postdoc at City of Hope. She recently got engaged.

Lining Zhu Hutchinson, Ph.D., joined Agilent Technologies as clinical affairs scientist supporting clinical development of companion diagnostics. She also welcomed her daughter last summer.

Shannon Rao, Ph.D., is now a medical writing manager at Amgen Inc. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Wesleyan University and completed her postdoc training at UCLA.