Dartmouth MCB Alumni Network Web Page

We've developed a new resource for graduates of the MCB Program at Dartmouth. Check out the "Resources" section below to connect with MCB graduates via the DMSNet Alumni Directory, the Dartmouth College Alumni Directory, and (NEW) the Graduate Studies LinkedIn Group. DMSNet has been updated with new content aimed specifically at PhDs - you can search for MCB graduates by their career field. So you can look for people in academics, biotech, law and other fields who can give you helpful advice and insight as you explore career opportunities. This site is set up for current students and former students alike. We'll also be featuring stories about MCB graduates, with our "MCB Alumni Profile" column and our "Graduate Q & A" feature. Come back and visit often!

NEW! Graduate Studies has established a LinkedIn site for current and former Dartmouth graduate students. Check out this new group by using the LinkedIn button on this site (see left column for the blue button labeled "IN") or using the button on the Graduate Studies Office webpage. The Graduate Studies LinkedIn group currently has about 400 members, and all current and former grads are welcome to join. There is also a Boston group that is now up and running. If you want to start a group in your own city to help foster networking or organize alumni events, please contact Jane Seibel (Jane.B.Seibel@Dartmouth.edu) in Graduate Studies.

MCB Alumni Profile

Susan Arruda

Dr. Susan Arruda, 2005 graduate of Dartmouth's Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Program, now assistant professor at Franklin Pierce College, is working to bring high quality research and research opportunities for undergrads to a small liberal arts setting.

Susan's formative interests in biology started while she was in high school, where her success and enjoyment of Biology classes spurred her on to become a Biology major in college. As an undergraduate, Susan studied at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. Her interests in cellular and molecular biology grew to the point where she decided to pursue a Ph.D. in this area. The Dartmouth MCB program provided what she was looking for in terms of quality of research and location.
Read More...


Matt Wargo

Most graduate students can trace their interest in life sciences to particular experiences in childhood or to an instructor in college whose passion for science inspired students go to an 8 a.m. class. The same holds true for Matthew Wargo, although his path to a career in life sciences had a few more twists and turns.

Matt Wargo grew up in Burlington, New Jersey, a few hundred yards from the Assissicunk Creek, which is a tributary of the Delaware River. Surrounded by marsh and woodlands, Matt developed an interest in nature and science early on. He attended and graduated from Susquehanna University, a small liberal arts college located in central Pennsylvania, with high honors in 1998. He majored in biology, with a minor in chemistry. That may seem like a logical choice for someone pursuing a career in life sciences, but Matt changed his major four times.
Read More...

Graduate Q & A

Judith Merritt, PhD

Senior Scientist
Glycobia Inc.

Did you end up at the job you envisioned yourself at when you graduated from the MCB program?

I'd say it is very close. I wanted an industry position, but I didn't imagine that I'd be working at such a small company. There were only two of us at the outset and we've since grown to five employees. It has been exciting to watch things develop from the very beginning.
Read More...


Brooke Jude, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology
Bard College

Did you end up at the job you envisioned yourself at when you graduated from the MCB program?

I began my position as a visiting assistant professor at Colby College two weeks following my Ph.D. defense. I was always interested in teaching in a small liberal arts college (SLAC) - as I had attended one (Colby!) as an undergraduate.
Read More...


Aime Levesque, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetrics
University of Hartford

Did you end up at the job you envisioned yourself at when you graduated from the MCB program?

This is exactly what I had planned to do when I entered graduate school originally. I always wanted to teach undergraduates and run a small research program involving undergraduates. However, when I graduated, I was considering a career in pharmaceutical research.
Read More...


Niranjan Bose, PhD

Business Analyst
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

What are you doing these days? Is it the job you envisioned yourself at when you graduated?

I am part of the Infectious Diseases Development Division, and work across a portfolio of grants in disease areas like TB, Diarrheal diseases and Pneumonia. am part of the Infectious Diseases Development Division, and work across a portfolio of grants in disease areas like TB, Diarrheal diseases and Pneumonia. I made a transition to consulting after I graduated from the MCB program, and right around the 3 year mark I made a decision to switch to the Gates foundation.
Read More...


Resources

Visit the links below to update your contact information, connect with MCB graduates working in your field of interest, or just to catch-up with old friends.

Many thanks to the MCB student organizers of MCBAN.