TxBDC Alumni

Michael Borland, PhD

Elizabeth Buell, PhD

Michael Darrow, PhD

Daniel Hulsey, PhD

Eric Meyers, PhD

Katelyn Millay, PhD

Lindsey Noble, PhD

David Pruitt, PhD

Vishnoukumaar Sivaji, PhD

Not Pictured:
Eileen Shimizu, PhD
Navid Khodaparast, PhD
Tracy Rosen, PhD

TxBDC Alumni News

Tracy Centanni

Patrick Ganzer, Ph.D, former research fellow at the Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC) was presented with the King’s College Leo Award earlier this month. The Leo Award is presented to alumna within 15 years of their graduation who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their professional or community activities.

Dr. Patrick Ganzer ‘08 graduated Summa Cum Laude from King’s with a dual degree in Neuroscience and Psychology. He continued on to earn his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Science from Drexel University in 2013 and completed his post-doc at The University of Texas Dallas.

“I am honored to receive the 2019 King’s College Leo Award” said Ganzer. “Thanks to my friends and family who support me and let me chase my dreams.”

Tracy Centanni

TxBDC alumni Tracy M. Centanni, Ph.D. will be joining the Psychology Department at Texas Christian University in the summer of 2017 as an assistant professor. She was very successful during Ph.D. work in Cognition and Neuroscience here at UTD. Following her dissertation work, she completed a 2-year postdoc with Tiffany Hogan at Massachusetts General Hospital before joining John D.E. Gabrieli at MIT as a postdoctoral associate in the summer of 2014.

Kamalini Ranasinghe

“Every single little step in my progress is always energized from what Dr. Kilgard trained me to be.”

-Former student Kamalini Ranasinghe, MD, PhD, who was recently chosen as the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation’s 2016 “Distinguished Research Scientist” and awarded the John S. Spice Award in Aging.

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