Student Profiles

One of the best ways to learn about the programs offered in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is through the testimonies and stories of our students and alums. The profiles below highlight the diversity and academic excellence our students bring to our programs, while giving prospective students an insider’s view of an academic and research career at Georgetown University.

John O’Brien

January 28th, 2019

John currently works as a Global Biological Policy Intern at the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He holds a master’s of science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s of science in bioengineering from George Mason University. His research interests include health security policy, counterterrorism, emerging biotechnology, and machine learning in health.

Lismary Real

January 18th, 2019

Lismay Real was a student in the Master’s in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy program at Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE). She attended from Spring 2018 through Fall 2018, and plans to enroll in medical school and eventually start a nonprofit that helps individuals in the United States with little access to healthcare!

Sally Huang

January 4th, 2019

Sally Huang is a student in the Master’s in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases program, from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. She hopes to become an active member in the biodefense and national security field. Whether it is a full-time job, further education in a doctorate program, or both, she hopes to contribute new ideas and action to affect change in a world that is becoming increasingly vulnerable to advanced sciences and technology.

Rebecca Law

July 16th, 2018

Meet Rebecca Law, a graduate of the M.S. Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases program. She was a research assistant at START (the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) during her time in our program. Rebecca is currently employed in the CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) Health and Security Division at Engility.

Alex Long

December 11th, 2017

Meet Alex Long, a Spring 2018 graduate of the M.S. Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy program and a research intern at The Wilson Center from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018.

Manasa Suresh

April 12th, 2017

Meet Manasa Suresh, a current graduate student of the Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology program, who is now working in Dr. Stephan Menne’s lab, focusing on new treatments against hepatitis B virus (HBV).

Alexei Medvedev

February 18th, 2017

Meet Dr. Alexei Medvedev, a Fall 2016 graduate of the Microbiology and Immunology PhD program, who is now an ORAU Postdoctoral Fellow at the FDA, working on HIV vaccine development.

Dania Shafei

October 31st, 2016

Meet Dania Shafei, an alumni of the Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy Program, who now works for the United Nations Medical Services Division on healthcare policy!

Hajer Mazagri

August 15th, 2016

Meet Hajer Mazagri, who graduated from our M.S. program in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy in May 2016. She was a recipient of the prestigious Health Security Fellowship.

Brad Schroeder

October 5th, 2015

Meet Brad Schroeder, a Fall 2015 graduate from our M.S. program in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy (BPSA) who focuses on public health policy and can personally vouch for the inclusivity of this unique program.

Saloni Patil

October 2nd, 2015

Meet Saloni Patil: a Fall 2015 graduate from our M.S. program in Microbiology & Immunology. Meet our well-rounded graduate that has a remarkable list of academic interests, including microbiology, immunology, mycology, tumor biology, neurology, and molecular biology.

Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo

September 25th, 2015

Meet Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo: an infectious disease research specialist from Georgetown University’s Biohaz department who has been invited to panels around the world.

John Campbell, Jr.

September 10th, 2015

Meet John Campbell: A Spring 2016 graduate from the Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy program with a background in Molecular and Structural Biochemistry. He is interested in the policies that dictate the lives of everyday people and the intersections between science, society, and policy-making.

Katherine A. Delaveris

September 9th, 2015

Meet Katherine Delaveris, a Spring 2016 graduate from our M.S. program in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases. She has a background in international politics and immunology, and she learns and shares why Georgetown University was such a perfect fit for her unique interests.