Elizabeth (Hernandez) Caluag ’00 is currently the Laboratory Manager for Biological Sciences and Chemistry programs at Coastline Community College. In this capacity, Elizabeth oversees daily laboratory operations, health and safety compliance, serves as a mentor for the department’s work-based learning program and designs/evaluates instructional materials. Elizabeth is also a lecturer for General Microbiology and has recently had a submission published in ASM’s Microbe Library (“Slide Catalase Test of Proteus vulgaris.”)
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.
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.
Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham PhD ’77 serves as an Adjunct Professor of Biology at Northern Arizona University and holds a Haury Fellowship in the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona. Dr. Muleady-Mecham was a Fulbright Scholar to Siberia in 2010 and continues to work with Russia’s State Department and the Fulbright office in Washington, D.C. She has published Park Ranger, Park Ranger Sequel, and Out of Thin Air: A Story of Big Trees, and is currently finishing a book on Giant Sequoia Ecology.
Mark Leffert ’65 has published The Therapeutic Situation in the 21st Century (May 2013). His previous book, Contemporary Psychoanalytic Foundations: Postmodernism, Complexity, and Neuroscience, was published in 2010. Dr. Leffert is currently a practicing psychoanalyst in Santa Barbara, California, as well as a professional sculptor and photographer.
Maddalena (Hamner) Bearzi ’03 PhD has written a new book that has just been released, Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist. The book is published by the Chicago University Press. Dr. Bearzi is also the co-author of Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins.
Daniel Klionsky ’80 is Alexander G. Ruthven Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD in Biology in 1985 at Stanford University, and was a Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. He is also Honorary Professor of the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a National Science Foundation Distinguished Teaching Scholar. His research involves autophagy and the cytoplasm to vacuole targeting pathway. In 2004, Dr. Klionsky edited the first textbook on autophagy. He helped launch the Gordon Research Conference on “Autophagy in Stress, Development and Disease,” and served as Chair in 2005. Dr. Klionsky is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Autophagy.
Keane Lai ’93, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at USC. His most recently published paper is “Extracellular Matrix Dynamics in Hepatocarcinogenesis: a Comparative Proteomics Study of PDGFC Transgenic and Pten Null Mouse Models.” (PLoS Genet. 2011 Jun; 7(6):e1002147. Epub 2011 Jun 23.)
Guy Hasegawa ’75 (Zoology), PharmD UCSF ‘79, is the senior editor for manuscript development of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, and the co-editor of Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine. He writes, “I became interested in researching medical topics and writing about them in pharmacy school and ended up publishing numerous articles in pharmacy journals during my career as a pharmacist and editor. After I moved to Maryland, I became acquainted with Civil War enthusiasts and with the National Archives and other historical repositories and found that I could combine my interests in history, medicine, and writing by researching topics in Civil War medicine. I’ve published several scholarly articles on Civil War medicine and co-edited and contributed a chapter to Years of Change and Suffering. I’m actually working on my own book now. I also give talks regularly on topics in Civil War medicine. More details are available on my website (www.cwmedicine.com)