Lab Alumni

2016 Graduates

Liz ShieldsElizabeth Shields

Graduating¬†Cum Laude from Metro in the spring of 2016, Liz earned her second Bachelor’s degree, in Biology. She is in her second year of¬†pharmacy school at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Center.




Evan Morrison

Evan earned a double-major in Chemistry and Philosophy in spring 2016, then became a summer research intern through the RNA Bioscience Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus from June-August 2016. During his time there, Evan continued to work on the BRV RNA 2 CITE structure using high-throughput probing methods coupled with analysis via capillary electrophoresis. Since graduating, he worked as a professional research assistant in the DiStefano lab at National Jewish Health to determine RNA clinical markers for disease. He is currently Clinical Research Coordinator for the University of Colorado Cancer Center.


Cesar Garcia

Cesar graduated in the fall of 2016 with a B.S. in Chemistry with a concentration in Criminalistics. He maintained a job working at the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver as an undergraduate at MSU Denver, and is currently working there as he applies for jobs/internships in regional crime labs.