DEB Graduated Students


Aziz-Legrand, FatemaMajor Professor: Tilahun YilmaEmail
Graduate Program: Comparative Pathology
Current Position: Post-doc (UC Presidential Fellowship), Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology, UCSF

Barber (nee Balko), SuzanneMajor Professor: Tonya KuhlEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Group: Membranes et Microforces (MCube), Laboratory: Institut Charles Sadron, CNRS UPR 22

Bennun Serrano, SandraMajor Professor: Marjorie Longo & Roland FallerEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Post-doc - John Hopkins University - the dept. of chemical and biomolecular engineering

Bent, ZacharyMajor Professor: Glenn YoungEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Postdoctoral appointee at Sandia National Laboratories

Berger, CrystalMajor Professor: Xinbin ChenEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Intern at Celgene

Berglund, SusanneMajor Professor: Blaine BeamanEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Post-doc at the UC Davis Cancer Center

Blackmore, CraigMajor Professor: Patricia WakenellEmail
Graduate Program: Comparative Pathology
Current Position: Assistant Director, Public Health Lab Solano County

Blanchette, CraigMajor Professor: Marjorie LongoEmail
Graduate Program: Biophysics
Current Position: Post-doc at LLNL

Bohonowych, JessicaMajor Professor: Michael DenisonEmail
Graduate Program: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Current Position: At MUSC, Med Univ of South Carolina

Britton, MonicaMajor Professor: Abhaya DandekarEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position: Analyst, Bioinformatics Core, Genome Center

Buck, KristanMajor Professor: Ronald PhillipsEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Consultant

Cao, AlinaMajor Professor: Peggy FarnhamEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Internship with Genentech - Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Chen, Chao Yu (Joy)Major Professor: Kit LamEmail
Graduate Program: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Current Position: Employed with OncoMed

Chen, HonglinMajor Professor: Hsing-Jien Kung, Maria MudryjEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position: Sr. Research Associate - Genentech

Chen, YingMajor Professor: David RockeEmail
Graduate Program: Statistics
Current Position:

Cheng, Yu-ShenMajor Professor: Jean VanderGheynstEmail
Graduate Program: Biological Systems Engineering
Current Position: Postdoc at UC Davis - Project development on biofuel and bioproduct production

Chiniquy, DawnMajor Professor: Pamela RonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position: Postdoc with Plant and Microbial Biology Dept., UC Berkeley

Chiniquy, DawnMajor Professor: Pamela RonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position:

Dallas, DavidMajor Professor: Bruce GermanEmail
Graduate Program: Nutritional Biology
Current Position: Postdoc with USDA NIFA AFRI program

Dickey, AllisonMajor Professor: Roland FallerEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Postdoc in a catalysis simulation group with Northwestern University

Dietzel, KevinMajor Professor: Linda BissonEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position:

Dodge, CoreyMajor Professor: Karen McDonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Synthetic Genomics in San Diego

Durbin, BlytheMajor Professor: David RockeEmail
Graduate Program: Statistics
Current Position: Genentech

El-khouri, RitaMajor Professor: Timothy Patten, Atul ParikhEmail
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position: Post-doctoral Fellow - University of Strasbourg France, Prof. Gero Dechers Research group ratrout20@hotmail.com

Ellis, CollinMajor Professor: John C. RutledgeEmail
Graduate Program: Nutritional Biology
Current Position:

Evans, JamesMajor Professor: Henning StahlbergEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Post doc at UC Davis: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Feng, Wen-YingMajor Professor: David RockeEmail
Graduate Program: Statistics (Biostatistics Emphasis)
Current Position: Risk Analyst

Fischer (nee Ellsmore), AmandaMajor Professor: J. Clark LagariasEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position: Novozymes Research Scientist

Garrido, DanielMajor Professor: David MillsEmail
Graduate Program: Food Science & Technology
Current Position: Postdoc

Gillies, LauraMajor Professor: J. Bruce GermanEmail
Graduate Program: Food Science
Current Position:

Giuffre, AngelicaMajor Professor: Thomas NorthEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Post-doc, USDA, APHIS, Plum Island Research Center, Orient Point, NY

Glavan, TiffanyMajor Professor: Satya DandekarEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Scientist, Molecular Diagnostics with Intelligent MDX

Green, ChadMajor Professor: Scott SimonEmail
Graduate Program: Biomedical Engineering
Current Position: Post-Doc Fellow, Scripps Research Institute, Deparment of Immunology, La Jolla, CA

Green, DominikMajor Professor: R. Holland ChengEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Adjunct lecturer at Sac City CC, Davis Campus

Guadalupe, MoraimaMajor Professor: Satya DandekarEmail
Graduate Program: Comparative Pathology
Current Position: University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio doing a Post Doc on Oral KSHV (Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpes Virus 8) infection in HIV patients

Gunathilake-Bandaranayake, PradeepaMajor Professor: John YoderEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position: Postdoc researcher at UC Davis

Hagnazari, EdwinMajor Professor: Wolf Heyer (former DEB)Email
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Post-doc, Research Scientist at Scios, Inc., Fremont, CA

Han, HulianMajor Professor: Kit LamEmail
Graduate Program: Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
Current Position: Postdoc in Pharmacology Department

Haroldsen, VictorMajor Professor: Alan BennettEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position:

He, ZeMajor Professor: Michael ToneyEmail
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position: Asst Prof, BioChem, Central Connecticut State University

Herzberg, KristinaMajor Professor: Wolf-Dietrich HeyerEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Hoffmann Eitle, a law firm in Munich, Germany - patent law

Higgins, LauraMajor Professor: John RutledgeEmail
Graduate Program: Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Current Position: Post Doc with Dennis Wilson, Department of Pathology, Vet. Med

Holden, KevinMajor Professor: Stephen BartholdEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: LS9, involved in internship set ups with UCD

Holst, TamaraMajor Professor: Sean BurgessEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture(PIPRA), UCD

Holst (nee Peoples), TamaraMajor Professor: Sean BurgessEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture(PIPRA), UCD

Hoopes, MatthewMajor Professor: Marjorie Longo/Rolland FallerEmail
Graduate Program: Biophysics
Current Position: Postdoc at University of Waterloo

Houghton, JessicaMajor Professor: Jason EiserichEmail
Graduate Program: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Current Position:

Howland, MichaelMajor Professor: Atul ParikhEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Post-doc in Prof. Alex Revzin's lab on campus was a consultant at Accurion GmbH

Huang, QihongMajor Professor: Bruce HammockEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Post-doc at Scripps Institute, La Jolla, CA

Huang, Ting-KuoMajor Professor: Karen McDonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position:

Iandolino, AlbertoMajor Professor: Larry Williams (former DEB)Email
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position: Research Scientist at Calgene - Monsanto Company

Ikner, AminahMajor Professor: Kazuhiro ShiozakiEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Oncology - Genentech

Jamison-McClung, DennealMajor Professor: John YoderEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position: Associate Director; UCD Biotechnology Program

Jen, ConnieMajor Professor: Julie LearyEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Postdoc in Molecular & Cellular Biology department at UC Davis

Joh, LarryMajor Professor: Jean VanderGheynstEmail
Graduate Program: Biological Systems Engineering
Current Position: College of Engineering, CREATE-IGERT Program

Ju, Kou-SanMajor Professor: Rebecca ParalesEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position:

Kalamaki, MaryMajor Professor: David ReidEmail
Graduate Program: Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry
Current Position: Post-doc, Biotechnology of Pharmaceutical Plants, Aristotle University of Greece

Khedri, ZahraMajor Professor: Xi ChenEmail
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position: Postdoc at University of Kansas

Ku, Jie-Ren (Jerry)Major Professor: Pieter StroeveEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position:

Kumar, PavanMajor Professor: Abhaya DandekarEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position: Research Scientist at Somagenics in Santa Cruz, pavan7@me.com]

Kunathigan, ViyadaMajor Professor: Linda BissonEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Teacher at Department of Agro-Industry, Faculty of Biotechnology, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand

Leachman, NathanielMajor Professor: Richard TuckerEmail
Graduate Program: Cell & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Institute for Human Virology

Leang, VannarithMajor Professor: Robert PowellEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position:

Lee, ChengYukMajor Professor: Volkmar HeinrichEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Postdoc in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis

Lee, Young (Lauren)Major Professor: Kit LamEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position:

Leung (nee Thatcher), KarenMajor Professor: Janine LaSalleEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position:

Li, TaoMajor Professor: Dewey RyuEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Post-doc UCD Med Center

Lin, BenMajor Professor: Martin PrivalskyEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Post-doc UCSF

Lindenmuth, BenMajor Professor: Karen McDonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Process Development Engineer at Bayer Healthcare in Berkeley

Liu, Xianxian (Janice)Major Professor: Rebecca ParalesEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position:

LoCascio, RiccardoMajor Professor: David MillsEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position:

Loukoianov, ArtemMajor Professor: Reen WuEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position:

Lu, RuixiaoMajor Professor: David RockeEmail
Graduate Program: Statistics
Current Position: Affymetrix, Inc. - biostatistician

Luu, ThomasMajor Professor: Jerry PowellEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position:

Mahmoudpour, AliMajor Professor: George BrueningEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Pathology
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Protection, Univ. of Tabriz, Iran

Meloty-Kapella, CarolineMajor Professor: Richard TuckerEmail
Graduate Program: Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Genentech, Regulatory Affairs

Merod, RobinMajor Professor: Stefan WuertzEmail
Graduate Program: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Current Position:

Meyerzon, MarinaMajor Professor: Dan StarrEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position: postdoctoral researcher

Muir, RyannMajor Professor: Abhaya DandekarEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position: Patent Attorney, Boston

Murrell, JeffreyMajor Professor: Che-Kun Shen (former DEB)Email
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position: Enologist at V. Sattui Winery, Napa, CA

Nguyen, AaronMajor Professor: Kazuhiro ShiozakiEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Post-doc, Research Scientist, Scios, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA

Niles, BradMajor Professor: Carl KeenEmail
Graduate Program: Nutritional Biology
Current Position: UC Davis, MCB Dept - Post Doc bradniles@yahoo.com

Nwosu, CharlesMajor Professor: Carlito LebrillaEmail
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position: Scientist I position with Biogen Idec for high throughput analytics in Bioanalyica/Technological Development unit

Nwosu, CharlesMajor Professor: Carlos LebrillaEmail
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position: Position with WI Biopharm

Oddone, GianMajor Professor: David BlockEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position:

Orozco-Alcaraz, RaquelMajor Professor: Tonya KuhlEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position:

Park, SinyoungMajor Professor: Karen McDonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Research Scientist, CuraGen, Branford, CT

Peng, YingMajor Professor: Pamela RonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position: Scientist at Monsanto - Calgene Campus, Research & Development

Phung, AnhMajor Professor: Jason EiserichEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Intern; Genentech, Inc.

Place, WarrenMajor Professor: Linda BissonEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Post doc with Dept. of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

Plesha, MichaelMajor Professor: Karen McDonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Novartis; BPO Graduate Position, Manufacturing Technology, Novartis Pharma

Ramakrishnan, VidhyaMajor Professor: Linda BissonEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Post-doc, Department of Vitriculture & Enology UC Davis (Bisson Lab)

Romano, RowenaMajor Professor: Ruihong ZhangEmail
Graduate Program: Biological Systems Engineering
Current Position: Environmental Engineering Associate with the City of LA Bureau of Sanitation - alternative technologies for organic waste manageme

Rosen, MeghanMajor Professor: Martin PrivalskyEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Postdoc in Microbiology at UC Davis

Sanchez, Juan PedroMajor Professor: David GilchristEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position:

Schwember, AndresMajor Professor: Kent BradfordEmail
Graduate Program: Plant Biology
Current Position:

Scott, DanielMajor Professor: Michael ToneyEmail
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position: Prof, Chemistry, BYU, Hawaii

Sela, DavidMajor Professor: David MillsEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position:

Shah, SunnyMajor Professor: Alexander RevzinEmail
Graduate Program: Biomedical Engineering
Current Position: Senior Scientist at the University of Notre Dame in the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics department

Silva, JillianMajor Professor: Gino CortopassiEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position:

Simmons, ChristopherMajor Professor: Jean VanderGheynstEmail
Graduate Program: Biological Systems Engineering
Current Position: Postdoc scholar

Singh, SheetalMajor Professor: Everett BandmanEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Dr. Andrew Vaughan's lab (UCDMC-Radiation Oncology) Dual appt. post doc w/UCDMC & research scientist VA. Studying the "Mechanisms of MLL (multi-lineage leukemia) cleavage and translocation in response to apoptotic triggers"

Sirish, PadminiMajor Professor: Nipavan ChiamvimonvatEmail
Graduate Program: Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Current Position: Postdoc at UC Davis

Song, ChengMajor Professor: Jodi NunnariEmail
Graduate Program: Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position:

Stice, JamesMajor Professor: Anne KnowltonEmail
Graduate Program: Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Current Position:

Strum, JohnMajor Professor: Carlito LebrillaEmail
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position: Analytical Chemist at OSHA

Szmodis, AlanMajor Professor: Atul ParikhEmail
Graduate Program: Biophysics
Current Position:

Takanishi, ChristinaMajor Professor: Matthew WoodEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Postdoc - UC Davis Environmental Toxicology lab

Talu, EsraMajor Professor: Marjorie Longo & Robert PowellEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Novartis

Tapley, ErinMajor Professor: Dan StarrEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position: Postdoc researcher in Dan Starr's lab

Taylor, JenniferMajor Professor: Jay SolnickEmail
Graduate Program: Comparative Pathology
Current Position: Sr. Scientist at Hygieia Biological Laboratories in Woodland, CA (They are a vaccine company that specialized in domestic animal and livestock vaccines.)

Torres, ManuelMajor Professor: John YoderEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position: Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, Center for Applied Genetic Technologies

Townsend, JaredMajor Professor: Kit LamEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: Scientist position - Sierra Sciences (biotech co. in Reno)

Trexler, MelodyMajor Professor: Karen McDonaldEmail
Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Research Scientist, Recovery Science Department, Genentech, South SF

Wallace, BreannaMajor Professor: Martha O'DonnellEmail
Graduate Program: Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Current Position: Postdoc Fellow at OncoMed

Wang, DongMajor Professor: Gang SunEmail
Graduate Program: Ag & Env Chemistry
Current Position:

Wang, Don-HongMajor Professor: Kit LamEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position:

Ward, RobertMajor Professor: J. Bruce GermanEmail
Graduate Program: Food Science and Technology
Current Position: Asst. Professor; Utah State University

Weidhaas, JenniferMajor Professor: Daniel ChangEmail
Graduate Program: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Current Position: Northwind Environmental Consulting Firm;jweidhaas@northwind-inc.com

Williams, AmbroseMajor Professor: Wenbin DengEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Current Position:

Williams, KellyMajor Professor: Ruihong ZhangEmail
Graduate Program: Biological Systems Engineering
Current Position:

Wong, AndrewMajor Professor: Kit LamEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position:

Wong, MarisaMajor Professor: Juan MedranoEmail
Graduate Program: Genetics
Current Position: Research Scientist, CHORI (Children's Hospital in Oakland, CA)

Wong, ScottMajor Professor: Kit LamEmail
Graduate Program: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Current Position: UCD: Post-Doctoral Researcher - Studying Toll-like receptors and how their altered signal-ing by saturated and unsaturated fatty acids affect infamatory diseases and cancer, United States Department of Agriculture-Western Human Nutrition Research Center

Wu, Chun-Yi (Jimmy)Major Professor: Kit LamEmail
Graduate Program: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Current Position: Consultant at Antibodies, Inc.

Wu, ShuaiMajor Professor: Carlito LebrillaEmail
Graduate Program: Chemistry
Current Position:

Yang, ZhihongMajor Professor: Martin PrivalskyEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position:

Zakharyevich, KseniyaMajor Professor: Neil HunterEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Postdoc at Novartis BPO - 2010 Cessna Drive, Vacaville CA 95688. Biopharmaceutical Operations Graduate

Zaragoza, MelindaMajor Professor: Satya DandekarEmail
Graduate Program: Microbiology
Current Position: Postdoc scholar with UC Riverside, Dept. of Botany & Plant Sciences WAS:Postdoctoral Scholar working with Dr. Ellstrand