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. 

 
Wai Shun Mak

UC Davis Genome Center

Department of Chemistry

Role: Ph.D. Candidate (Bio-organic), Nov 2012 - present

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

 
                     


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

UC Davis Genome Center
Department of Chemistry

Role: Ph.D. Candidate (Organic Chemistry), Nov 2010-present

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

teobrien@ucdavis.edu

 


Alex Carlin

UC Davis Genome Center
Biophysics graduate group 

Role: Graduate Student (Biophysics), Nov 2013-present

B.A. Biology, Bard College, 2010

dacarlin@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: Graduate Student (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: Graduate Student, 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
    



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
     




Kevin Nganga

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


E-mail: kwnganga@ucdavis.edu


  

               
 
                      
                                 Augustine Arredondo

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biochemistry)
Summer 2015- present

xearredondo@ucdavis.edu    

  


             

                                 
                                        Sanjana Gehlot    

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Chemical Engineering)
Oct. 2015 - present

sgehlot@ucdavis.edu


 

                

                                         
                                           Ana Qureshi

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)  

Fall 2015 - present

anaqureshi@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

                                                         

 

Daniel Ryback


Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Genetics and Genomics) 

Spring 2016 - present 

dwryback@ucdavis.edu

 

                                                                

                    

Gabe Freund

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Mathematical and Scientific Computing)                                                                                           

Summer 2015 – present


                    
                          

David Bronstein

Role: Undergraduate Research Student                                     (Genetics and Genomics)

Spring 2016-present 

dlbronstein@ucdavis.edu

            
                   
                                

Mustafa Jundi 

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (N.P.B)

Summer 2016-present 

msjundi@ucdavis.edu


                       
                   
                        
         

Daniel Peterson

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biological Sciences)

Fall 2016 - present

dapeterson@ucdavis.edu



                       
                   
         

Brodie Collins

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Microbiology)

Fall 2016 - present

bgcollins@ucdavis.edu


             
                   
                      

Amy Wong


Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biotechnology)

Spring 2016- present

wiawong@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

            
                        

Shawn Kayhan

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biochemical Engineering)

Spring 2017-present

skayhan@ucdavis.edu



                     

Thomas Collins

Role: Rosetta Commons Summer Intern, Undergraduate Student (Computational Biology)

Summer 2017 – Fall 2017 

email: thomas_collins@brown.edu    


                    
          

Pranav Kodali

Role: High School Student

June 2016 – present

pranavkodali@yahoo.com    


                   
                                 

                                  Kersten Willgohs

Role: High School Student

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

                                     Jeffrey Keller 

Role: High School Student

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


PREVIOUS GROUP MEMBERS




Siena Hapig-Ward

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biochemistry)
Spring 2015 - present


E-mail: shapigward@ucdavis.edu


                        

                                         
                                   Morgan Desjardins

Role: Undergraduate Research Student 

Fall 2015-present

 
                
            

                              Elena Piotter

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Global Disease Biology, International Relations)

Jan 2016 - Present

ecpiotter@ucdavis.edu

 


                        


Matthew Meda

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Winter 2017 - present

E-mail: mpmeda@ucdavis.edu
       




Mary Riley

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biochemistry)
Summer 2015 - present


E-mail: myriley@ucdavis.edu
     


Michelle Poling

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biotechnology)

 January 2016 - Present

mepoling@ucdavis.edu




                  

Nahal Miranzadeh

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Genetics and Genomics)

Winter 2016- present

nmiranzadeh@ucdavis.edu

 


 Young Scholars Program UCD
Summer 2016

Michelle Zhou

Michael Tan

Willy Fan




                    


Bill Chan

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Spring 2015 - present


E-mail: bwchan@ucdavis.edu

   
  


    
Natalie Damrau

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biotechnology)
Spring 2015 - present 


E-mail: nhdamrau@ucdavis.edu
  
        
                
                    

                                         
                              Stephanie Huynh

Davis High School intern

January 2016 - present




                                
                
                    
            

                                         
                                    Ryan Lovell

Role: High School Student

January 2016 - present

yarnlovell@gmail.com          




James Lucas

Role: Undergraduate Student (Biochemistry)
April 2013 - Present

E-mail: jelucas@ucdavis.edu






Morgan Nance

Role: Undergraduate Student (Biochemistry)
Jan. 2014 - Present

E-mail: mlnance@ucdavis.edu





Ryan Boyd

Role: Undergraduate Student (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Sept. 2013 - Present

E-mail: rjboyd@ucdavis.edu
 





Michaela Gobron

Role: Undergraduate Research Student (Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science Engineering)
Summer 2014-present


E-mail: mdgobron@ucdavis.edu





Davis Reina-Guerra

Role: Colorado State Undergrad Research Student(Neuroscience and Musical Therapy)
Jan 2015 - Fall 2015


E-mail: drg1997@rams.colostate.edu

    



Noa Mills

Role: High School Research Student from Da Vinci High (Bioinformatics, and Computer Science)
Jan 2015 - Summer 2015 


E-mail: noamills3.14@gmail.com






Max Schmitz

Role: High School Research Student from Sacramento Country Day
(academic interests include history, economics, politics)
Summer 2015 - present


E-mail: mschmitz16@scdsstudent.org





Hawkins Clay

Role: College Research Student from University of Chicago (Physics)
Summer 2015 - present


E-mail: hawkins.clay@hotmail.com





 Young Scholars Program UCD
Summer 2014

(from left to right)

Harshul Kapoor
Irvington High School, Fremont CA
Interests: Biomedical engineering and biotechnology

Nicole Kim
Byram Hills High School, Armonk NY
Interests: Biomedical engineering

Alp Alptekin
TED Istanbul College
Interests: Biomedical engineering

Boyu Pang
Saratoga High School, Saratoga CA
Interests: Biomedical engineering and biochemistry

    









 Young Scholars Program UCD
Summer 2015

(from left to right)

Shruthi Sukir
Stanford University Online High School
Interests: Engineering, Robotics, Biotechnology, Bioengineering
shruthi98@gmail.com

Michael Hsiu
Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA
Interests: Biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, economics, public speaking 
michaelhsiu68@gmail.com

Victor Lee
Hillsdale High School, San Mateo, CA
Interests: Robotics, Biomedical engineering, Computer Science, Biking, Meeting new people
vklee88@yahoo.com

 

 
Peter Konyn

Role: Undergraduate Student (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)        
Sept 2012 - Summer 2015

Email: pgkonyn@ucdavis.edu



Carolina Ryklansky

Role: Undergraduate Student (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Sept. 2013 - Present

E-mail: cvryklansky@ucdavis.edu
    



Tricia Boerger

Role: Undergraduate Student (Biochemistry)
Feb. 2014 - Spring 2015

E-mail: pcboerger@ucdavis.edu
  


Stephanie Betzenderfer

Role: Undergraduate Student (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Summer 2014 - Summer 2015

E-mail: betzenderfer88@hotmail.com










 Claire Chen

Role: Undergraduate Student (Neurology, Physiology, Behavior)
Summer 2014 - Summer 2015


E-mail: cxcchen@ucdavis.edu




 Rachel Teel

Role: Undergraduate Student (Santa Clara University)
Summer 2014 - Spring 2015


E-mail: 

  


Veasna Duong

Role: Undergraduate Student (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Summer 2014 - Spring 2015


E-mail: vmduong@ucdavis.edu


 Derek E. Decker
UC Davis Genome Center
Department of Biological Sciences

Role: Graduate Student (Biophysics) , Sept. 2009-present (hiatus)

B.S. Electronic Engineering, Cal Poly, SLO, 1987
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Cal Poly, SLO, 1989
MS of Optical Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1995

dedecker@ucdavis.edu 
 





Role: High School Research Students
Spring Quarter 2014

Nathan Beaumont       nathanbmnt@gmail.com
Hosna Mohabbat        hosna_mohabbat@yahoo.com
Lillian Whithaus         lilwhithaus@gmail.com

   


Andrew (left) & Dennis (right)

Role: High School Research Students
 Summer 2013-Spring 2014

E-mail: am343434@gmail.com
               ydennist@hotmail.com



Amanda Calzada

Role: Undergraduate Student (Biochemistry)
 Feb 2013 - Fall 2013

E-mail: amcalzada@ucdavis.edu
  
 

Amanie Power

Role: Summer Chemistry REU Scholar
 Summer  2013 - Fall 2013

E-mail: amanie_power@yahoo.com
 
 

Aubrianna

Role: High School Research Student
 Summer 2013

E-mail: aubriannad@gmail.com