Orwig Lab Alumni

Name Previous Job Title Years in Lab Current Position
Karen Peters, RN Program Coordinator 2010-2017 Staff Nurse, Oncology Unit, UPMC Shadyside
Pinar Sahin, MS Graduate Student 2015-2016 PhD Student
Kathrin Gassei, PhD Program Coordinator 2014-2016 Biologist, Immunetrics
Payal Mital, PhD Post Doctoral Fellow 2014-2016 Head of Science Dept., Yeshiva Girls High School
Chih-Cheng Lin, MS Research Associate 2003-2015 Stay at home with children
Qin Qin, PhD Visiting Scholar 2014-2015 Clinical Laboratory
Shanxi Provicial People’s Hospital
Xiaoxi Gao UPCI High School Internship
Summer 2015 High School Student
Allderdice High School
Nathan Lampenfeld


MWRI High School
Summer InternshipProgram
Summer 2015  High School Student
Central Catholic High School
Emily Very College Summer Undergraduate
Research Program
Summer 2015 Undergraduate Student
Pennsylvania State University
Matrika Johnson, MD


REI Fellow




Reproductive Endocrinologist
Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte, NC
Jessica Berger, MD Gyn/Onc Fellow 2013-2015 Faculty,
University of Pittsburgh, Division of Gyn/Onc
Hanna Valli, PhD Graduate Student 2009-2014 Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Becca Greenstein College Summer Undergraduate
Research Program
Summer 2014 Undergraduate Student-Biochemistry
Marietta College
Noah Freedman UPCI High School Internship
Summer 2014 High School Student
Pittsburgh, PA
Morgan Dillard MWRI College Summer
Internship Program
Summer 2014 Undergraduate Student-Biochemistry
Southern Illinois University
Shruti Malik, MD REI Fellow 2012-2014 Reproductive Endocrinologist
Shady Grove Fertility
Julia Donohue, BS  

Research Assistant




Assoc Care Mgmt Coordinator
Gateway Health
Gosia Skaznik-Wikiel, MD Gyn-Onc fellow 2011-2013 Assistant Professor,
University of Colorado
Tiffany Beck, MD Gyn-Onc resident 2012-2013 Gynecologic Oncologist, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA
Zhenxing Zheng, MD Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2013 Assistant Professor
Fudan University, China
Bart Phillips, PhD Graduate Student 2006-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow
Minjung Yoon, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-2012 Assistant Professor
Kyungpook National University, Korea
Melanie Ochalski, MD REI Fellow 2010-2012 Reproductive Endocrinologist
The Fertility Center, York PA
Serena Dovey, MD REI Fellow 2009-2011 Assistant Professor
University of Colorado
Brian Hermann, PhD Postdoctoral       Fellow 2005-2011 Assistant Professor
University of Texas at San Antonio
Yi Sheng, MD PhD Postdoctoral       Fellow 2005-2008 Research Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Andrew Hertsenberg, PhD Graduate Student Rotation Summer 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow
Marc Hansel, PhD Graduate Student Rotation Spring 2009 Healthcare Analyst- Infectious Diseases
Global Data, Boston
Caitlin Kirkwood Undergraduate Student 2005-2008 Medical Research Analyst, Hayes Inc.
Matthew Miklasevich High School Summer Academy Summer 2011 Software Engineer, Instagram
Mahesh Raundhal Graduate Student Rotation Fall 2009 Graduate Student-Immunology
University of Pittsburgh
Jenn Salati, MD MD Student Scholarly Project 2008-2009 Assistant Profesor, OHSU
Jihee Sohn Graduate Student Rotation Spring 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pittsburgh
Junming Yue, PhD Research Assistant Professor 2005-2007 Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee
Lauren Dornin Undergraduate Student Summer 2009 Nursing School Graduate
Villanova University