Although he never planned on leaving academia, Loomis began to notice many opportunities in private sector research. Toward the end of grad school and during his work as a postdoc, the prospects of private industry became more and more intriguing.
For Ernesto Sandoval, cultivating plants is a labor of love. He spends most of his days working closely with plants and people and facilitating interactions between the two. He runs tours, keeps the greenhouses in order and shares his knowledge of plant science with visitors.
Baladi is responsible for bringing new therapies for rare genetic disorders to patients as quickly as possible. She works with health authorities to develop strategies to facilitate accelerated and standard clinical development procedures.
After recently publishing his last manuscript and closing his research lab, Cuppoletti has shifted his focus to a new role. He now serves as the volunteer director of University of Cincinnati’s internal grant program, which coordinates and distributes funding to students and faculty.
Lopez worked in Oakland at health and technology non-profit Youth + Tech + Health. She served as a creative digital strategist where she handles communications, marketing and visual design projects. This non-profit focuses on developing technology for the health of youth.
Hinchee leads a research program which uses microbiology and bioprocessing science to develop biological products to improve plant health for agricultural applications. She directs research efforts, making sure projects are up-to-date and running smoothly.