CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS
                                                                                   
 
  
Dr. Justin B. Siegel

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Department of Chemistry
Member of the UC Davis Genome Center

Role:  Principal Investigator

Ph.D.  University of Washington, Seattle 2011
B.S.  UC Davis 2005

jbsiegel@ucdavis.edu
 
 
Dr. Kathryn G. Guggenheim

UC Davis Genome Center
Role: Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of California,                  Davis 2012 
B.S. Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette 2008

kgguggenheim@ucdavis.edu 

        
                
         

                                  Dr. Christian Krintel

Role: International Scholar / Associate Researcher, Lund University Sweden

Ph.D. molecular biophysics, Lund, Sweden, 2008.
Cand. Scient. Biotechnology, Copenhagen, Denmark 2004. 


 
                      


Dr. Terrence  E. O'Brien
Aka ''Terrypenes O'Brien"
Aka "Terpenes are the greatest"

UC Davis Genome Center
Department of Chemistry

Role: Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of California, Davis 2017

B.S. Biochemistry, SFSU- San Francisco, 2010

teobrien@ucdavis.edu



 

Dr. Wai Shun Mak

UC Davis Genome Center                                  
Department of Chemistry


Role: Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. Bio-Organic, University of California, Davis 2017
B.S. Biochemistry, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Oahu Hawaii 2012

wmak@ucdavis.edu
 


 


Steve J. Bertolani

UC Davis Genome Center
Department of Chemistry

Role: Ph.D. Candidate (Physical Chemistry) , 
Nov 2012-present

B.S. Chemistry, CSU- Sacramento 2012


sjbertolani@ucdavis.edu

 

                       

                                  
                                Stephanie C. Contreras

UC Davis Genome Center
Department of Chemistry

Role: Ph.D. Candidate (Physical Chemistry) Nov. 2012-present

B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara 2011

sccontreras@ucdavis.edu

 

                       

                                          
                                           Youtian Cui

UC Davis Genome Center
Department of Chemistry

Role: Ph.D. Candidate (Bio-Organic), Nov 2015 - present

B.S. and M.S. Bioengineering,  Jiangnan University, China 2009 - 2015

ytcui@ucdavis.edu


 

                       

                                         
                                             Pamela Denish

UC Davis Genome Center
Biophysics Graduate Group

Role: Ph.D. Candidate (Biophysics), Nov 2015- present

B.S. Biology, Wake Forest University 2015

prdenish@ucdavis.edu




                                         
                                     Tiffany Yue Zhang

UC Davis Genome Center
Department of Chemistry

Role: Graduate Student (Bio-Organic), Nov 2016 - present

B.S. Chemical Biology, Nankai University, China 2016

yuezh@ucdavis.edu


                    
          

Morgan Connolly

UC Davis Genome Center                                           Microbiology Graduate Group

Role: Graduate Student (Microbiology), January 2017 - Present

B.S. Environmental Biology,                                                   SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2014

mpconnolly@ucdavis.edu

                



Ryan Caster
UC Davis Genome Center

Role: Graduate Student (Genetics), Summer 2014-present

B.S. Biotechnology, University of California, Davis 2016

E-mail: rwcaster@ucdavis.edu


            


Peishan Huang

UC Davis Genome Center
Department of Chemistry

Role: Graduate Student (Bio-Physical), Nov 2017 - present

B.S. Biochemistry, SFSU - San Francisco 2016

E-mail: peihuang@ucdavis.edu



                      


Alex Schaffer
                                      Aka "Bigote"

UC Davis Genome Center
BMCDB Graduate Group

Role: Graduate Student (BMCDB), April 2018 - present

B.S. Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry), 
Arizona State University 2015

E-mail: aschaffer@ucdavis.edu

     




Kevin Nganga

Role: Postbaccalaureate Volunteer Researcher
University of California, Davis 2016
Spring 2015 - present


E-mail: kwnganga@ucdavis.edu


  

               
 
                      
                                 Augustine Arredondo

Role: Research Associate                      

B.S. Biochemistry, University of California, Davis 2017
Summer 2015- present

xearredondo@ucdavis.edu    
  




Mary Riley

Role: Research Associate

B.S. Biochemistry, University of California, Davis 2017
Summer 2015 - present


E-mail: myriley@ucdavis.edu
     

 
                
                           

                                         
                                 Bowen Bethards

Role: Undergraduate Researcher                                     (Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior) 

Winter 2016-Present

bpbethards@ucdavis.edu

 

                           


        

Tara Allison

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                            (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Winter 2016- present

trallison@ucdavis.edu

         
                       
                   
         

Alexander Gonsalves

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                        (Biochemistry, minor Computer Science)

Summer 2016 - present

ajgonsalves@ucdavis.edu


                       
                       

Jose Miguel Limcaoco

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                        (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Fall 2016 - present

jilimcaoco@ucdavis.edu


           
            

Esmeralda Curiel

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                            (Genetics and Genomics)

Spring 2017-present

egcuriel@ucdavis.edu



      
                        

Shawn Kayhan

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                          (Biochemical Engineering)

Spring 2017-present

skayhan@ucdavis.edu


            


Taylor Moss

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                                (Global Disease Biology)

Fall 2017-present

tjmoss@ucdavis.edu



                       
                       

Harut Bareian

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                        (Chemistry)

Winter 2018-present

hbareian@ucdavis.edu


            
                

Brian Herrel

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                        (Biological Sciences)

Winter 2018-present

btherrel@ucdavis.edu



           
                        

Linett Medina

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                               (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Winter 2018-present

lgmedina@ucdavis.edu



           
         

Matti Jirjess

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                    (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

Winter 2018-present

msjirjees@ucdavis.edu



           
               

Ben Newsum

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                             (Genetics and Genomics)

Winter 2018-present

benewsum@ucdavis.edu



           
      

Anusha Klinder

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                                (Global Disease Biology, minor: Education)

Spring 2018-present

abklinder@ucdavis.edu



         
       

Candice Zheng

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                                (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

Spring 2018-present

cazheng@ucdavis.edu



                
         

                                     Jeffrey Keller 

Role: High School Student

Davis Senior High School, Class of 2018
Fall 2016 - present