Lab Members

Dr Jenny Mortimer (PI)Jenny Mortimer

2002 BSc (hons) Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

2003 MRes Bioinformatics, University of Exeter, UK (research conducted at La Trobe University, Australia)

2008 PhD Plant Physiology, University of  Cambridge, UK (supervisor: Dr Julia Davies)

2007-2013 Postdoctoral Research, Dupree Group, University of Cambridge UK

2013-2014 RIKEN FPR fellow, Demura Group, RIKEN Yokohama, Japan

 

Dr Kavitha Satish Kumar (postdoc)
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2018 PhD Biological Sciences, Michigan Technical University, USA

2010 MSc Applied Genetics, Bangalore University, India

2008 BSc Microbiology, University of Mumbai, India

 

Dr Yu Gao (postdoc)Yu

2011, BS Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

2018, PhD Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 

Dr Xiaoxian Liu (postdoc)0

2011, MSc Botany, Zhejiang University, China

2018, PhD Biology, University of Floria, Florida, USA

 

Dr Yuan Zhang (postdoc joint with Dr.Henrik Scheller)

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2012, BS Marine Life Resources and Environment, Shandong

University, China

2018, PhD Microbiology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

 

Dr Tallyta Silva (Research Associate) Image result for tallyta silva

2012, BA in Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA), Brazil

2014, Masters in Agronomy (Genetics and Plant Breeding), Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil

2019, PhD in Genetics and Genomics,University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

 

Mr Jonathan Diab (Research Assistant) Jonathan Diab

2017, B.S., Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, with honors, B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with honors. University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Dr Rebecca Dewhirst (postdoc joint with Dr. Kolby Jardine on acetylation/methylation of poplar cell walls)0 (3)

2011, BSc Biology, University of York, UK

2015, PhD, Plant Biochemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK

2016-2019, Postdoc, University of Exeter, UK

 


Former Lab Members

Dr Cinta Gomez Silvan (postdoc joint with Dr. Gary Andersen on EcoPOD project)

Now a Scientist III, Molecular Biology R&D, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Dr Ramana Pidatala (Senior Research Associate at LBNL)

Now a Principal Research Associate at LBNL in the Gladden group

Eliot Magnin (Visiting Masters Student)

Returned to complete their Masters in Biotechnology at Polytech Clemont-Ferrand, France

Robin Herbert (Research Assistant)

Jointly supervised by Aindrila Mukhopadhyay

Now a graduate student (as of Sept. ’18) at UC Berkeley in the lab of Adam Deutschbauer.

Sophie Tran (UC Berkeley Student Assistant)

Graduated 2018, and started working at Seqmatic, CA.

Jade Pezard (Visiting Masters Student)

Returned to complete their Masters in Agronomic Engineering at AgroParisTech, France

Pablo Bouchez (Visiting Masters Student)

Returned to complete their Masters in Biotechnology at Polytech Clemont-Ferrand, France

Dr Lin Fang (postdoc)

Now an Assistant Professor at the CAS South China Botanical Gardens, Guangzhou, China

Dr Beibei Jing (postdoc)

Now at the City College of San Francisco

Dr Julien Sechet (postdoc)

Now an Agreenskills Fellow at the Institut Jean Pierre Bourgin, Versailles, France

Marianne Colomes (Visiting Masters Student)

Logistical engineer, Nutribio, Paris, France

Soe Htwe (Research Associate)

Now an RA at Resilience Industries, San Francisco (and a budding pastry chef!)

Jeemeng Lao (Research Associate)

Now a grad student at University of Southern California, LA

Emilie Rennie (LSRF fellow)

Now at Callisto Media, Berkeley CA

Dominik Bodi (Biotech Partners High School Intern)

Malgorzata Murawska (Gosia) (Masters student/Research Assistant)

Now a graduate student at the University of Basel, with Prof. Dennis Gillingham

Fekadu Anderbehan (Part-time Research Assistant)

Vy Ngo (UC Berkeley Student Assistant)

Became a Junior Specialist in the Schaffer Lab, UCB.

Now a Research Associate at Zymergen, Emerville, CA

Dr Thea Pick (DFG Research Fellow)

Moved to become a postdoc in the Weber group, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany

Dr Amir Mahboubi (postdoc) 

Moved to become a postdoc at the Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå, Sweden