Academic Year 2012-2021 career outcomes (80 alumni)
- Postdoc: 26 percent
- Clinical: 4 percent
- Academic: 10 percent
- Teaching: 4 percent
- Industry: 27 percent
- Consultant: 9 percent
- Medicine: 10 percent
- Other: 7 percent
- Government: 3 percent
Wherever your ambitions lie, you will receive the support you need to follow a path well worn by BCM alumni who have built successful careers across diverse endeavors. A few of our alumni who have gone on to successful careers are featured here.
Shelly Buffington, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
Mingbo Cai, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator and Project Assistant Professor at the International Research Center for Neurointelligence at the University of Tokyo
Hsiao-Tuan Chao, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.
R. James Cotton, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinician Researcher at the Center for Bionic Medicine of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Cameron Cowan, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher at the Institute for Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, Switzerland
Director of Research at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Olivia Fitch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with a specialization as a Graduate Academic Success Coach in the School of Nursing
Emmanouil Froudarakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas in Greece
Chief in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Branch in the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health
Erika Perez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Xavier University in Louisiana
Shoaibur Rahman, Ph.D.
Machine Learning Engineer for Meta, Inc., as well as an Adjunct Professor at California State University.
Catherine Sunnen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at St. Joseph’s University.
Edgar Walker, Ph.D.
Weill Neurohub Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
CEO at DataJoint.
Dr. Mingshan Xue, BCM alumnus and assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and a researcher with the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, was awarded the prestigious 2018 McKnight Scholar Award.
Workshops, seminars and courses offered through the Career Development Center help students explore the many career paths open to individuals with a Ph.D. The Center’s experienced staff helps students find opportunities to gain experience and build connections that match their career interests. They also work one-on-one with students to help them define and reach their goals.