Hendrix Alumni Research

Hendrix students who were introduced to research as undergraduates are finding success in a variety of fields. Their career paths have taken them to destinations that include well-known research institutions, other liberal arts colleges, major pharmaceutical firms and other businesses that focus on innovation, the Johnson Space Center, the Arkansas State Crime Lab, and the National Institutes of Health, for example. Click on the names of the alumni listed here to learn more about their careers, their research interests and how their Hendrix experience prepared them for success.

Jessica Duke Alexander '03
Psychology major, classics minor
Starting third year as a psychology professor at Concord University, a public liberal arts college in West Virginia.

Robert Alexander '06
Biochemistry and bolecular biology major
Full-time research assistant and part-time Ph.D. student employed by University College London (part of the University of London system)

Alissa C. Hellie Anderson '09
Biology and psychology major
Second-year veterinary student at Oklahoma State University

Laura Broederdorf '09
Biochemistry molecular biology major, religion minor
Ph.D. candidate, microbiology/immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.

Patrick Brown '05
Chemistry major
Medical resident, radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School

John C. Byrd, M.D. '87
Chemistry major
Director, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Rebecca Callahan '09
Chemistry major
Graduate student, materials chemistry, University of Colorado

John Andrew Christie '10
Mathematics major, chemistry major
Graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana

Renee Holmes Cole '92
Chemistry major
Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Iowa

Christina Barnes Cooley '05
Chemistry major, music minor
Graduate Student, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Cameron Crane '11
Chemistry major, philosophy minor
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas

C. Michael Crowder '82
Chemistry major
The Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor Anesthesiology, Professor of Developmental Biology, and Chief Division of Basic Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

K. Russell DePriest '96
Physics major, mathematics minor
Principal member of technical staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M.; assistant graduate program director, University of Arkansas

Bethanie Edwards '09
Biochemistry and molecular biology major
Student in the Joint Program between MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) working on a Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography.

Clint Edwards '96
Chemistry major
Nephrologist, Medical Director, Saint Bernard's Regional Medical Center Dialysis Program, Clopton Clinic, Jonesboro, Ark.

Robert English '95
Chemistry major
Senior Scientist, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

McKinzie S. Fruchtl '08
Mathematics major, chemistry minor
Ph.D. candidate in the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering and Graduate Assistant at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Mary Nell Ford '87
Chemistry major
Physician, The Church Health Center, Memphis, Tenn.

Pamela Haile '98
Chemistry major
Chemist, GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, Pa.

Chris Harrison '95
Chemistry major, biology minor
Chief Illicit Laboratory Chemistry, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock, Ark.

Don Hertzog '87
Chemistry major
Director of Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Hunter Holthoff '07
Biology major, chemistry minor
Graduate student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Peter Horn '04
Mathematics major
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Neil Kopper '08
Physics major (Masters in civil engineering, Oregon State University, 2010)
Engineer Associate, Public Works, Austin, Texas

Felisia Lackey '99
Chemistry major, religion minor
Forensic Chemist and Quality Manager, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock, Ark.

Cheryl Lichti '88
Chemistry major
Senior Scientist, Proteomics Core Laboratories, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.

Kelly Limoncelli '10
Philosophy and biochemistry and molecular biology double major
Graduate student in the Melissa Moore Lab, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Science

Daniel Z. Liu, M.D., '02
Chemistry major, biology minor
Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

Derek Lowe '83
Chemistry major
Research Fellow leading the New Technologies group at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass.

Emily Maher '99
Physics major, mathematics minor
Associate Professor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). MCLA is in North Adams, Mass.

Sharp Malak '96
Chemistry major
Radiologist in the Departments of Radiology and Epidemiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.

Kirby Martinez-Fonts '09
Biology major
Ph.D. Student at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Darren K. McGuire, M.D., MHSc, '89
Chemistry major
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; Clinical Cardiology, Associate of the Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, and Director of the Parkland Hospital and Health System Outpatient Cardiology clinics.

Jeff Munos '01
Chemistry major, biology minor
Scientist II at Genencor in Palo Alto, Calif.

Daniel Mwanza '01
Chemistry major, biology minor
Fellow, Section of Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Catherine N. Myers '11
Biology major, classics minor
Medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock

Don Porter '03
Computer science and mathematics major
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University (State University of New York) in Stony Brook, New York.

Jeff Porter '87
Chemistry major
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Mass.

Claire M. Carle Putt '01
Chemistry major, English major
Forensic Chemist, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock, Ark.

Ronald B. Rosen '76
Biology major
Chair of Division I (Natural and Health Sciences) which includes programs in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Nursing and Physics at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky

Karen Salazar '91
Chemistry major
Organic chemistry instructor and MCAT content developer, The Princeton Review; graduate student, Louisiana State University

George F. Sawaya '85
Chemistry major
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco

Erica Siebrasse '09
Biochemistry molecular biology major
Graduate student, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Arthur (Art) Thomason '97
Physics major
Johnson Space Center, Barrios Technology, Houston, Texas

Zachary Waldrip '10
Biochemistry and molecular biology major
A Ph.D student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Elizabeth Wilder '84
Chemistry major
Director, Office of Strategic Coordination, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Mallory Kay Young '10
Physics major
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Kelly Zalocusky '09
Biology and psychology major
Graduate student in Karl Deisseroth's lab at Stanford University