Class Notes: AEP

Degree Year
  • 1991
  • 1992

Jeffrey Zola

Degree(s):

  • BS
  • MEng

Currently lead (and sole!) application developer for a small company in the medical EDI space, based in Lake Oswego, OR.

I have lived in the Portland area for 23 years with my wife, Julie, and our two sons, Matthew and Sam. Matt is a senior Aerospace Engineering major (and SMART scholar) at CU Boulder, and will remain there for another year to work on his M.S. degree. Sam is a freshman at Purdue, and is looking to study Data Science.

I have been recently appointed as a District Director for Tau Beta Pi's District 14 (OR, WA, AK, Northern ID). I have served as an officer for the Portland Alumni Chapter for the past ~5 years. Interfacing with TBP members of all generations has shown me the value our professional networks, and I look forward to reconnecting with former A&EP classmates as well as alumni from other eras.

Degree Year
  • 1979

Stephen M. Kaminsky Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine

Degree(s):

  • BS

I am a Professor of Research at Weill Cornell in Genetic Medicine and the Associate Director of the Belfer Gene Therapy Core Facility. I manage multiple projects ranging from gene therapies for metabolic disorders, eye disease and coronary function to vaccines for addictive drugs and infectious agents, each with the goal of clinical development. My current projects include clinical trials for a vaccine to treat cocaine addiction and a gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease. I share direction of the GMP manufacturing facility at Weill Cornell where we produce our clinical trial drugs. In prior positions I directed a lab for the design and development of several candidate prophylactic and therapeutic HIV vaccines as well as a candidate prostate cancer therapeutic vaccine, each of which went to clinical trial. Needless to say we still have a ways to go for many of these targets.

I am married to my grad school sweetheart, Lisa Wilson, who is a PhD patent attorney and we have 3 science loving kids, two went to Cornell and the third works in a lab at Cornell.

 

Degree Year
  • 1972

Lawrence S. Nagle

Degree(s):

  • BS

I work as a medical oncologist in the department of medical oncology, Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, NZ.
I am a fellow of the Royal Australasia College of Physicians (FRACP).

Degree Year
  • 1985

Thomas M Christensen

Degree(s):

  • MS
  • PhD

Tom Christensen is currently Professor of Physics and Provost at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He served the campus as a faculty member, department chair, associate dean and dean. He also served as the co-director of the UCCSTeach program for preparing future secondary science and math teachers. Tom's research is in experimental surface physics.  He is active in the American Vacuum Society on their national Education committee.  In his spare time, Dr. Christensen plays string bass with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic orchestra and bass guitar with the Physics Classic Rock and Roll Orchestra.