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Meet Our Graduate Students


Photo of Harrison BarnhartHarrison Barnhart

Harrison is a first year M.S student sub-specializing in the Human Anatomical Science program. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Rockford University in 2016. His appreciation of the human body extends into his work as an EMT and his aspiration to become an emergency physician assistant. When taking a break from studying Harrison enjoys history and music.

Photo of Sally Jo DetloffSally Jo Detloff

Sally Jo is currently a second year student in the HAS program looking forward to pursuing a dream of sharing her passion for anatomy and physiology with future college students. She graduated in 2016 from Benedictine University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Science, majoring in Health Science and minoring in Chemistry.

Photo of Adita GhenyAdita Ghney

Adita graduated from NIU with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology in 2013. She is a second year HAS student interested in pursuing dental school. After completing the program she hopes to conquer ignorance of the wondrous workings of the human body and apply her knowledge in the field of oral surgery.

Photo of Ty HarmstonTy Harmston

Ty is a first year student in the HAS program, and received his B.S. degree in Biological Sciences at NIU in 2017. He intends to pursue professional school in the health field after completing the HAS program.

Photo of Alex RothAlex Roth

Alex is currently a second year graduate student in the Human Anatomical Sciences program working toward his M.S. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Ohio Northern University in 2015. After completing his degree, he would like to further his education to receive a Ph.D. and teach anatomy at a medical/graduate school level.

Photo of Emma RudolphEmma Rudolph

Emma is a first year graduate student in the Human Anatomical Sciences program. After graduating from University of Illinois-Chicago with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, she is excited to continue her studies focused in anatomy and the related studies. She is looking forward to sharing and growing her passion for teaching in the field of anatomy.

Photo of Ghulam Haider SaadatGhulam Haider Saadat

Haider graduated from Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan in 2014. After two years of hospital work, he came to the United States through the Fulbright scholarships graduate program. Currently, he is a second year student of M.S. in Human Anatomical Sciences at Northern Illinois University. Haider plans to pursue a careerin orthopedic surgery in the future, so he is interested to do his project on the musculoskeletal system.