Lisa Marie (Tolman) von Biela ’80 graduated with a BS in Biology. She is thrilled to announce that her second novel, a medical thriller entitled The Janus Legacy, was just released. Her noir novella, Ash and Bone, is due out in May 2014, and her next novel, another medical thriller entitled Blockbuster, is due out in January 2015. Her debut technothriller novel, The Genesis Code, came out in May 2013. Updates may be found on her website: lisavonbiela.com.
Wilbur Peralta ’86 will retire on June 1, 2013, in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after serving 25 years in the United States Air Force. Dr. Peralta is pursuing a master’s degree in Information Systems and Technology at George Washington University and will begin a new career in the civilian sector.
Martin Donohoe ’84, MD ’90 has recently published a reader for Jossey-Bass entitled Public Health and Social Justice. He also maintains the website Public Health & Social Justice, where his numerous radio and TV appearances have been documented. Dr. Donohoe currently serves as a senior physician for Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center and Adjunct Associate Professor for the Portland State University School of Community Health.
Donald A. Harn PhD ’80 did his postdoctoral work at Harvard University and served for 24 years as a faculty member for the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He recently moved his group to the University of Georgia where they “are employing bioinformatics to determine the activation pathways and immune mediators induced by LNFPIII, in conjunction with knockdown, loss of function studies to discover new anti-inflammatory and anti-retroviral reagents.” (http://www.vet.uga.edu/id/people/harn.html)
Lisa (Tolman) von Biela ’80 graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2009 and is currently a civil legal aid attorney in Seattle. She has served on the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s The SciTech Lawyer since 2009. She is very excited to report that her debut novel, a biotech technothriller entitled The Genesis Code, will be released in May 2013 in paperback, digital, and limited edition signed hardcover. Lisa is already working on her second novel, The Janus Legacy.
From The Armenian Reporter, December 16th, 2011: Marina Khubesrian ’89, MD ’92 took the oath of office as a new City Council member at South Pasadena’s City Council meeting on December 7th, 2011. She has served as the medical director of the Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services (GAADS) and is the associate director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Her private practice is now in Montrose where she specializes in Family Medicine.
David B. Goldstein ’87, ’94 PhD (Stanford), is a Professor of Genetics at Duke University, studying neuropsychiatric and infectious diseases. He is also the current Chair of the Gordon Research conference in Human Genetics and Genomics.
Amber Arlington ’85 MD, MPH, is currently a Radiation Oncologist doing locum tenens assignments. She is living in Oregon and is licensed to practice medicine in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Texas, and Guam. She is married to Jon Lutz (BA ’79 UCLA, MD) and has two children, ages 23 (Chris) and 13 (Ashley).