2020 Alumni Updates

Class of 1969

Paul Waytz went to medical school at the University of Illinois Medical School after graduating from WashU. Waytz did his internship, medical residency, and rheumatology fellowship at the University of Minnesota and was in private practice in rheumatology in Minneapolis until retirement in 2014. 

Class of 1971

George V. Coseriu was a biology/chemistry major at WU that gave them the background to go on to medical school, complete a residency in urology and transplantation at the Cleveland Clinic. After 37 years, Coseriu has decided to retire. 

Class of 1972

Jeff Shelton is enjoying retirement after a 29+ year career in medical administration. Most of that time was in the field of Cardiology including President of the OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital and COO of the OSF Cardiovascular Physician Practices.

Steve McGowan shared that "although my higher degree is a MD, I have been fortunate to spend most of my career as a cell biologist studying lung development.  I think of my professors Florence Moog, Barbara Pickard and Rita Levi-Montalcini frequently, and was blessed to have learned from such inspiring scientists."

Class of 1975

Barbara Galler recalls working for Professor Dr. Stalker and then Dr. Kurkowski in the biology department. Galler also remembers walking by two legends conversing in the hallway, Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini and Dr. Viktor Hamburger. 

Class of 1976

Gary Francis Gladieux has spent the past 24 years working as a Pediatrician. Gladieux loved Phi Delta Theta fraternity, football, and baseball-- and still had the single season home run record!

Class of 2003

Cory Simpson completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University, then went on to train in the physician-scientist residency track in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, where Simpson currently is an NIH K08-funded Instructor with plans to apply for a tenure-track position in 2020. Simpson see patients one day each week and spend the rest of the time researching skin cell biology through advanced microscopy. He has a second interest in utilizing smartphone technology to increase access to care for the under-served through teledermatology. In 2019, Simpson received the national “Patient Care Hero” honor from the American Academy of Dermatology for providing free care for uninsured patients. Read more. 

Class of 2010

Stephanie Chang is an attending psychiatrist for UW Medicine in Seattle, WA.

Class of 2011

Alexandra Willcockson went to graduate school at UT Southwestern in Dallas and completed a PhD in Integrative Biology in 2017. Through a translational science program that allowed Willcockson to observe clinical research and interact with clinicians, they discovered a love of medical communication. Willcockson joined the medical affairs department at Reata Pharmaceuticals as a Medical Science Liaison upon defending their thesis and frequently travels in the Central US (St. Louis & WashU visits included!) to talk about chronic inflammation as a driver of fibrosis in chronic kidney disease.

Class of 2015

Zachary Kosan has received a MS in basic medical science from UA-Birmingham and a JD with concentrations in intellectual property and business law from Northeastern University. Kosan recently started a new job with Axiom Global, Inc., providing legal services to the biotech, life sciences, and pharmaceutical industries in Greater Boston.

Class of 2017 

Jarrett Joubert is currently applying to graduate school in the history of science, focusing on the history of molecular biological science. For the past 3 years, Joubert has worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of Valentina Hoyos in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine.