Meet the Graduates

Alumni of USC Mann research and graduate programs are leading their professions. Meet some of our graduates and read about how USC Mann helped prepare them for their careers. 

Nick Mordwinkin (USC PhD ’12) nickis a associate director of corporate strategy at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, a pre-commercial biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for rare/orphan diseases.


Megan-EstesMegan Estes (USC MS ’14, PhD ’14) is a senior clinical research scientist at Johnson & Johnson.



Melissa Agnello  (USC PhD ’15)melissa is a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA’s School of Dentistry, studying the oral microbiome.



Letisha Wyatt (USC PhD ’13)LetishaWyatt_800x800-300x300 is the Basic Science Liaison/Research Data Management Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland.



Hovik Gukasyan (USC PhD ’03) HovikGukasyan_800x800-300x300is the Senior Principal Scientist at Pfizer in Drug Product Design (dosage form development).



Ashutosh (Ash) Kulkarni (USC PhD ’04) is the Director of Translational AshutoshKulkarni_800x800-300x300Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics at Allergan.



martha_pastuskaMartha Pastuszka (USC MS ’13, PhD ’14) is a Formulation Scientist at Otonomy in San Diego.