Alumni

Slime gang (McLean lab) alumni – 1988-present

Postdocs

  • Weihua Chu, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing China, visiting professor and postdoc, 2009-2010

Graduate students

  • Anita Dumanski, MSc Queen’s University 1992
  • Tony Persaud, MSc Queen’s University 1994 (co-supervised with D. Beauchemin and HE Jamieson)
  • Peter Vincent, MSc Queen’s University 1995 (co-supervised with M. Sayer, Physics)
  • Pamela White 2004-2005
  • Mary Kay Koenig, MS Texas State 1996
  • Tati Slimp (Shoeneweis), MS Texas State 1996
  • Marvin Whiteley, MS Texas State 1997
  • Peter Khu, MSc Queen’s University 1998 (co-supervised with W.T. Yen, Mining Engineering)
  • Heidi Knowles, MS Texas State 1998
  • Jennifer Krumins (Adams), MS Texas State 1998
  • Leslie Harper, MS Texas State 1998
  • LJ Smith, MS Texas State 1999
  • Sabitha Prabhakaran, MS Texas State 1999
  • Brian Corbin, MS Texas State 2000 (co-supervised with G Aron)
  • Jim Jankowski, MS Texas State 2000 (co-supervised with S West)
  • Grant Balzer, MS Texas State 2000
  • Maricela Arias-Cantu, MS Texas State 2000
  • Katy Lyles (Windham), MS Texas State 2001
  • Kerry Fuson, MS Texas State 2002
  • Christa French (Bates), MS Texas State 2004
  • Mubina Merchant, MS Texas State 2005
  • Allana Welsh, MS Texas State 2005
  • Pejmon Afshar, MS Texas State 2006
  • Mary Weber, MS Texas State 2007
  • William Boswell, MS Texas State 2007
  • Maria Jimenez 2007-2008
  • Shubhankar Nath, MS Texas State 2009
  • Sarah Larocca, MS Texas State 2010
  • Alicia Taylor, MS Texas State 2010
  • Nihar Deb Adhikary, MS Texas State 2011
  • Tesfalem Zere, MS Texas State 2011
  • Ayme Cardwell, MS Texas State 2011
  • Ben Hidalgo-Romano, MS Texas State 2013
  • Marwa Altameemi, MS Texas State 2013 (co-supervised with V Maitin and D Vattem)
  • Shelly Pringle, MS Texas State 2014
  • Candace Longoria, MS Texas State 2016
  • Avry Stolzman, MS Texas State 2016
  • Sara Hall (Robertson), MS Texas State 2016
  • Keith Garcia 2015-2016
  • Eric Torkildsen, MS Texas State 2015
  • Danielle Wilson, MS Texas State 2016
  • Starla Thornhill, MS Texas State 2016 – Starla is continuing as a PhD student
  • Ernie Valenzuela Jr, MS Texas State 2017
  • Kerri White, MS Texas State 2017
  • Diarra Hassell, MS Texas State 2017

Undergraduate students

  • Lauren Bickerton, 1991 (co-supervised with D BeaucheminQueen’s University )
  • Alison Campbell, 1992 (co-supervised with D BeaucheminQueen’s University )
  • Peter Khu, 1992
  • Dennis McCarty, 1994
  • Robert Routh, 1994
  • Pamela White, 1994
  • Kristi Dunn (co-supervised with G Upchurch , SWT), 1995
  • Denise Andrewartha, 1995
  • Erica Hughes, 1996
  • Hilary Bates, 1996
  • Erin Brown, 1996
  • Heather Larson, 1997
  • Amy Primmer, 1999
  • Gregg Bean, 1999
  • Matt Garner, 2000
  • Angela Roth, 2000
  • Elizabeth Pham, 2002
  • Christa Bates, 2002
  • April Czermerys, 2003
  • Cory Potts, 2003
  • Melanie Smith (Leal), 2004
  • Toni Sanger, 2004
  • Vanessa Pearson, 2004
  • Chris McGowin, 2004
  • Julie Frost, 2005
  • Olivia Gamez, 2005
  • Patricia Zenker, 2005
  • Sandy Bryant, 2006
  • Natalie Coldeway, 2006
  • Becky Fling, 2006
  • Jennifer Hamil, 2006
  • Aparna Mamidi, 2006
  • Monte Gomez, 2006
  • Megan Banning, 2007
  • Heath Keel, 2007
  • Veronika Huerta, 2007
  • Amani Khamis, 2007
  • Amani Zayed, 2007
  • Katie Mallet, 2007
  • Jaqueline Rohan, 2008
  • Gabriel Ortiz, 2008
  • Lindsey Wiggins, 2008
  • Mercy Dehart, 2008
  • James May, 2008
  • Tyler Cole, 2009
  • Maggie Maido, 2009
  • Carlos Perez, 2009-2010
  • Ashley Orr, 2010-2012
  • Chris Munoz, 2010-2012
  • Amanda Duran, 2010-2011
  • Sherille Bradley, 2010-2011
  • Jared Korn, 2011
  • Kourtney Applegate, 2011-2012
  • Jimmy Gollihar, 2011-2012
  • Lance English, 2012-2013
  • Logan Warren, 2012-2013
  • Leigh Maberry, 2013
  • Bronte Gonzalez, 2013-2014
  • Mark Holliday, 2014
  • Brian Stice, 2014
  • Karen Tennison, 2014
  • Curtis McCloud, 2015
  • Lindsi Clayton, 2015
  • Frank Alfano, 2015
  • Kelly Braddock, 2015
  • Natalie Flygare, 2016-2017
  • Clay Evans, 2017
  • Mara Cabungcal, 2018
  • Kathryn Edwards, 2018

Technicians and Lab Visitors

  • David Stickler, Cardiff University , UK , 1997
  • Eric Weaver, 1998
  • Ken Jacques, 1998 (NSF Science Math Technology Education Institute (SMTEI))
  • “Slimey Biohunters” (Brent Krause, Justin Franke, Thomas Sanchez, Keri Mounger and Kristen Scott, Travis Middle School, Port Lavaca TX); Keller Tiemann, Malcolm McLean, and Alistair McLean, from Wimberley TX [elementary students who helped with the shuttle biofilm experiment], 1998
  • Katie Propst, (Nanobacteria science fair project, Merino High School, CO) 1999
  • Nancy Perkins (NSF – SMTEI program; co-supervised with G Aron), 1999
  • Karen Wilkes, 1999 (SMTEI)
  • Patricia Cecconi (Parker) (co-supervised with JMH Teichman, UT Health Sciences Center at San Antonio ), 1999
  • Ramon Madred (Martian Life science fair project, Canyon Middle School, New Braunfels, TX) 1999
  • Anna Razatos , 1999 (Honorary Slime Gang Alumna and former PhD student with G GeorgiouUniversity of Texas )
  • Aaron Olmos (NIH Bridges Program), 2000
  • Tim Nealon, St. Phillip’s College, 2000
  • Donna Bocanegra (NIH Bridges Program), 2001
  • Kim Martin (NIH Bridges Program), 2001
  • Bob Furtado, Teacher at Westlake High School, Austin TX – SMTEI, 2002.  We are saddened by the untimely passing of RL (Bob) Furtado on July 7, 2002. Bob taught for a number of years at Anderson High School in Austin and more recently at Westlake High School in Austin TX. He will be remembered for his boundless enthusiasm for science and pursuing scientific discoveries, as well as his dedication to his students.
  • Adriana Thrasher, NASA Johnson Space Center , 2002
  • Victoria Castro, NASA Johnson Space Center , 2002
  • Sandra Becerra (NIH Bridges Program), 2002
  • Geronimo Cortez (NIH Bridges Program), 2002
  • Shanika Glenn (NIH Bridges Program), 2002
  • Pamela Hathorn, formerly Midwestern State University , 2002-2003
  • Becky Sink, Midwestern State University , 2002-2003
  • Mary Barnes, 1995-2004. We were really sad to lose Mary as she has been an integral part of our lab for 10 years. We wish Mary, Paul, and their family all the best in their new home in New Orleans.
  • Jarah Meador, 2004 (Honorary Slime Gang Alumna and former PhD student with David Mitchell, MD Anderson Research Park)
  • Sue Reilly, 2004
  • James Neece, 2005
  • Richard Romeo – MacArthur High School, San Antonio, TX 2005
  • Nora Sabbuba, Postdoc with David Stickler, Cardiff University, UK, 2007
  • Stephanie Craig (Honorary Slime Gang Alumna and former Ph.D. student with Shelley Payne, University of Texas ), 2008
  • Daniel Willis, Rice University, summer 2010
  • Letty Vega, 2012 (Honorary Slime Gang Alumna and former PhD Student with Pedro Alvarez, Rice University)
  • Chris Barragan (NIH Bridges Program), 2015