Biology Alumni Spotlight & Careers

With their Biology degrees, our students have had great success in their post-graduate lives following their time in Gallahue Hall. Butler Biology alumni can be found throughout the country, employed at government agencies (such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture), major pharmaceutical companies (such as Eli Lilly and Pfizer), and nationally ranked hospitals (such as the Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, ranked as the No. 1 Best Hospital and the Top 2 Best Children’s Hospital in the country, respectively, by US News and Rankings). But success is not defined by a national ranking; our alumni enjoy fulfilling careers in many different fields all over the world.

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Kena Swanson: Biology 1998
PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine 2003

Vice President in Viral Vaccines, Pfizer

LCDR Jennifer Cockrill: Biology 2004
Epidemiologist, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (HJF)

MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley 2009
MS in Emerging Infectious Disease, Georgetown University 2010

2019 Hilton Ultimus Brown Alumni Achievement Award recipient
Butler Alumni Awards 2019 | Hilton U. Brown Alumni Achievement Award: LCDR Jennifer A. Cockrill ’04

Dr. Michael Hole: Biology 2008
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine 2014
Pediatric Residency, Harvard University School of Medicine 2017
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Population Health, University of Texas

Co-Founder & Co-Director of StreetCred
2016 Forbes 30 Under 30

Jeremy Baldi: Biology 2009
Co-founder of Archway Physician Recruitment
Co-founder of SimPath