Meetings

Team

Julia Bailey-Serres

Distinguished Professor of Genetics

UC John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair

Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology

Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Email: serres@ucr.edu

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Maureen Hummel

Project Scientist

Ph.D., Utrecht University

Interests: RNA biology

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Matthew Prior

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. Biology, Stanford University

Interests: Secretory Tissues, Symbiosis and Pathogenesis, Submergence and Drought Tolerance, Global Food Security

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Elaine Yeung

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. Plant Biology, Utrecht University

Interests: Post-flooding Recovery

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Garo Akmakjian

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Interests: Mycorrhizal interactions, drought

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Sonja Winte

GAANN Fellow

Graduate Student, Plant Biology

B.S. Genetics, English, UC Davis

Interests: Ethylene Response Factors

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Alek Kettenburg

Graduate Student, Plant Biology

BS, Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, UC Riverside

Interests: Abiotic stress, Nutrient stress, Crop physiology

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Alex Borowsky

Graduate Student, Plant Biology

BA, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Vanderbilt University

Interests: Gene Regulation, Plant Metabolism, Computational Biology

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Annalise Gushue

Graduate Student, Plant Biology

BS, Plant Science: Breeding and Genetics, UC Davis

Interests: Abiotic and Biotic Stress, Gene Regulation, Synthetic Biology

Undergraduates

Alexandra Vacaru

Jasmine Gwizdala

Past Members

Graduate Students

Sanjay Jayachandran , Ph.D. TransMembrane BioSciences, Pasadena, CA. Instructor/Faculty, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles City College.

Mary Pino, MS, Allergan Inc., Irvine CA, homemaker

Sasipryia Vangala, MS

Kathleen Szick-Miranda, Ph.D., Associate Professor, California State University, Bakersfield.

Alan J. Williams, Ph.D., SomaLogic (previously Affymetrix, Ion Torrent)

Airica Baxter-Burrell, Ph.D

Shaharm Ahmadian, MS

Riki Kawaguchi, PhD., Research Scientist, UC Los Angeles, CA

Ira (Ing-Feng) Chang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, National University of Taiwan

Ruth Chang, Ph.D, InVitrogen, San Diego, CA

Cristina Branco Price, Ph.D, Faculty Belfast University, Ireland

Charles Jang, Biology Faculty, Santa Ana College

Piyada Juntawong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Kayla Kaiser, Ph.D., Visiting Lecture, W.M. Keck Science Center, Claremont Colleges, Lecturer, Cal State University Northridge.

Seung Cho Lee, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

Reed Sorenson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Utah

Gregory Barding, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, California Polytechnical Univeristy, Pomona, CA

Elaine Yeung, M.Ss, Utrecht University, PhD

Andrew J. Defries, Ph.D.

Erin Brinton, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Occidental College, CA

Rejbana Alam, Ph.D., Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug Fellow

Travis Lee, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Salk Institute

Lauren Dedow, PhD., Staff Research Scientist, UCLA

Thanin (George) Chantarachot, PhD. UC Riverside, Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researchers

Sheila Fennoy, Adjunct Instructor, Los Angeles Mission College

Cecelia Webster, Retired

Rachel Averill, Senior Research Assessor, Royal Society of New Zealand

S. Manjunath, Monsanto Company, Chesterfield, MO

Kathleen Szick (Szick-Miranda), Associate Professor, California State University, Bakersfield

Joanna Werner Fraczek, Associate Professor, Moreno Valley College

Maria Eugenia Zanetti, Professor, Instituto de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Airica Baxter-Burrell, homemaker

Takeshi Fukao, Associate Professor, Fukui Prefectural University, Japan

Angelika Mustroph, Professor, Bayreuth University, Germany

Teruko Oosumi, Research Associate, JR Simplot Plant Sciences, Idaho.

Julian Pena Castro, Professor, University of Papeloapen, Mexico

Piyada Juntawong, Assistant Professor, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Matt Colin, Research Associate, UC Riverside

Reed Sorenson, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Utah

Jérémie Bazin, Researcher, Institute of Plant Sciences Paris Saclay IPS2, CNRS, INRA

Anna Locke, Research Scientist, USDA and Adjunct Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

Germain Pauluzzi, Farmer and beekeeper

Mauricio Reynoso, Junior Faculty, Instituto de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Miguel Lopez

Thanin Chantarchot

Undergraduate and High School Students (*with publications)

1990-1999 with publications: Jonathan Tom*, Minh Nguyen*, Gita Surti*, Lisa Chang*, Chien-Hsing Lee*, Patrick van Winkel*, Thoa Nong*, Arvin Tam* Peter Nghiem*, Kelvin Ma*. Since 2007: Wan Chieh Chen, Charles Liu, Diana Seraficia, Nini Nguyen, Tristan Harris*, Daniel Swank, Megan Staake, Mohini Patel*, Arbi Yaghoubi-Mashi*, Ali Zanial (CalState Bakersfield), Julie Escalera, Puneet Gill, Elaine Young**, Hera Syed, Antonio Contreras, Victor Longoria, Vishwa Shah, Jonathan Dang, Julian Kougl, Emma Britain, Paulina Werner (Poland), Jennifer Oki, James Urbiztondo, Daniel Chen, Aubrie de la Cruz, Michael Fischer, Quinton Brail (Clevland State), Justin Carale, Jenniffer Flores (UTx), Benjamin Rammeslberg (Orange Lutheran HS), Kevin Oda, Arthur Tissot-Mayet (France), Kelly Tran, Corina Moreno, Bryan Kim, Marcus Junus, Joel Velasco (Idaho State)**, Marie Guillemin (France), Hector Lopez, William Seranjaya Orange Lutheran HS), Anastasia Abello, Monica Natividad, Lorenzo Santamaria, Dana Pinon, Ralston Mataki, James Koo, Alexander Eskandarian, Sabrina Bimson (Ursinus College), Misa Yamamoto (UCSB), Sean Cabanlit**, Christine Duvenjian, Alek Kettenburg*, Felicia Ortiz, Susan Su, (MLK HS) David Yu, Minh Le, Naomi Benson (MLK HS), Isabelle Do (MLK HS, soon UC Berkeley), Alexandra Vacaru, Joshua Cagle, Oscar Gomez, Jobelle Castro, Esperanza Garcia (Vassar), Carlee Krahn, Annalise Gushue (UCD)