The DEB is an inter-graduate group program that allows Ph.D. students to receive and be credited for training in the area of biotechnology. The UCD Biotechnology Program is the administrative home for this program.

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DEB Chairs

Abhaya Dandekar
Plant Sciences
152 Robbins Hall
(530) 752-7784

Karen McDonald
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
3008 Bainer Hall
(530) 752-8314



Shota Atsumi
218 Life Sciences
(530) 752-6595

David Rocke
Applied Science
3011 Engineering Unit III
(530) 752-7368


Program Coordinator

Judith Kjelstrom
Biotechnology Program
301 Life Sciences
(530) 752-8228


Student Representative

Donald Gibson
Integrative Genetics & Genomics Graduate Group





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