Lab Members Fall 2016
Left to Right; Maria Maldonaldo-Gomez, Ishita Shah, Zach Lewis, Reed Griggs, Karen Kalanetra, Nina Kirmiz, Jinxin Liu, Diana Taft, Alice Yu, Guy Shani, Daisy Johnson, Chad Masarweh, Heather Romasko, Britta Heiss, Vanessa Dunn, Cassandra Li, Jenna Huynh, Jothika Tamizharasu, David Mills.
Current Lab Members
|Dr. David Mills||Professor||damills|
|Dr. Karen Kalanetra||Staff Research Associate||kmkalanetra|
|Dr. Ishita Shah||Assistant Project Scientist||imshah|
|Dr. Diana Taft (CV)||Postdoctoral Researcher||dhtaft|
|Dr. Jinxin Liu||Postdoctoral Researcher||jxnliu|
|Dr. Maria Maldonado-Gomez||Postdoctoral Researcher||mxmaldonado|
|Guy Shani||Graduate Student - Microbiology Graduate Group||gshani|
|Nina Kirmiz||Graduate Student - Microbiology Graduate Group||nkirmiz|
|Daisy Johnson||Graduate Student - Microbiology Graduate Group||dsjohnson|
|Britta Heiss||Graduate Student - Microbiology Graduate Group||beheiss|
|Chad Masarweh||Graduate Student - Microbiology Graduate Group||cfmasarweh|
|Vanessa Dunne-Castagna||Graduate Student - Nutrition Graduate Group (advisor Bo Lonnerdahl)||vpdunnecastagna|
|Reid Griggs||Graduate Student - Viticulture and Enology Graduate Group||rggriggs|
|Alice Yu||Junior Specialist||aeyu|
|Vivian Agbonavbare||Undergraduate Student||vagbonavbare|
|Brooke Neville||Undergraduate Student||bkneville|
|Pavitra Ravishankar||Undergraduate Student|
|Dadne Lopez||Undergraduate Student||dadlopez|
|Julia Wong||Undergraduate Student||jumwong|
|Radhika Iyer||Undergraduate Student|
|Jothika Tamizharasu||Undergraduate Student|
|Melanie Shojinaga||Undergraduate Student||mnshojinaga|
|Samir Akre||Undergraduate Student|
|Claudia Tang||Undergraduate Student|
|Priyanka Bapa||Undergraduate Student|
All email addresses end with @ucdavis.edu
MILLS LAB ALUMNI
Alumni - Post Doctoral Students
Lewis, Zachery. 2015-2017. Current Employment: Scientist, Clorox-Renew Life, Pleasanton, CA.
Pacheco, Alline. 2012-2015. Current Employment: Postdoctoral Researcher, Matthew Waldor Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA.
Ruiz-Moyano, Santiago. 2010-2012. Current Employment: University of Extremadura, School of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Animal Production and Food Science, Badajoz, Spain.
Wickramasinghe, Saumya. 2011-2012; Current Employment: Senior Lecturer Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Chichlowski, Maciej. 2009-2012. Current Employment: Senor Scientist, Mead Johnson, Sacramento, CA.
Eom, Hyun Ju. 2008-2010. Current employment: Researcher, Chungcheongbukdo Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Cheongwon, Korea.
Marcobal, Angela. 2006-2008. Current employment: Scientist, Osel Inc.
Rawsthorne, Helen. 2002-2004. Current employment: Senior Research Scientist, Novozymes Biopharma UK Ltd.
Phister, Trevor 2002-2004. Current employment: Scientific Affairs Microbiologist at PepsiCo, UK.
Alumni - Graduate Students
Robinson, Ashanti. 2016. M.S. Food Science. Current employment: Analytical Protein Chemist, Clara Foods.
Karav, Sercan. 2015. Ph.D. Food Science (co-advised with David Block and Daniela Barile). Current Employment: Research Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University.
Lewis, Zachery. 2015. Ph.D. Microbiology. Current Employment: Scientist, Clorox-Renew Life, Pleasanton, CA.
Bokulich, Nick. 2014. Ph.D. Food Science. Current Employment: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Greg Caporaso Lab, Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA (see Nick's thesis publications)
Garrido, Daniel. 2013. Ph.D. Food Science. Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses, School of Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile.
Bokulich, Nick. 2011. M.S. Viticulture and Enology. Went onto Ph.D. in Food Science.
LoCascio, Riccardo. 2009. Ph.D. Microbiology. Current position: Business Development Manager at Evolva SA.
Arhens, Kristen. 2008. M.S. Food Science. Current position: Project Leader National Food Labs, Dublin, CA.
Thompson, Sean. 2006. M.S. Viticulture and Enology. Current Position, Senor Winemaker, Schramsburg Winery.
Parry, Cameron. 2004. M.S. Viticulture and Enology. Current position: Winemaker, Groth Winery and Vineyards, Napa, CA.
Parker (Frazier), Courtney. 2003. Ph.D. Microbiology. Current position: Senor Director of Quality, E. & J. Gallo, Modesto, CA.
Tamir, Dafna. 2003. M.S. Food Science. Current position: Administrative Manager of R&D, FuturaGene Ltd, Rehovot, Israel.
Rantsiou, Kalliopi. 2002. Ph.D. Food Science. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Agricultural Microbiology and Food Technology,University of Turin, Italy.
Alumni - Visiting Researchers or Visiting Students (& positions they had when they visited)
Ohta, Moe, National Tax Agency of Japan 2012-2013.
Liang, Xiaojin, Department of Viticulture and Enology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China 2011-2013.
Turroni, Francesca, Department of Genetics, Biology of Microorganisms, Anthropology, Evolution, University of Parma 2009.
Liu, Shuwen, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Enology, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, China. 2008.
Zaunmuller, Tanja, Institute for Microbiology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany 2007.
Urso, Rosalinda, Department of Food Science University of Udine Italy 2005.
Rodriquez, Dr. Maria, Professor Higiene de los Alimentos, Facultad de Veterinaria, Avda. Universidad Caceres, Spain. 2004.
Marcobal, Angela, Graduate Student, Department Microbiología, Instituto de Fermentaciones Industriales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain 2004.
Lahl, Katarina, Undergraduate Student, Department of Food Science, Technical University in Munich 2004.
Lopez, Isabel, Graduate Student, Departamento de Agricultura y Alimentación, Universidad de La Rioja, Logroño (La Rioja) Spain. 2001.
Manzano, Dr. Maria, Associate Professor Department of Food Science University of Udine Italy. 1999.
Cocolin, Luca, Graduate Student, Department of Food Science University of Udine Italy. 1998.
Alumni - Undergraduate Researchers
Man Ki Tsui, 2008
Tam, Byron, 2006
Ngai, James, 2006
Garris, Lisa, 2005
Armstrong, Faith 2005
Danielak, Douglas 2005
Louton, Chris, 2003
Valenzuela, Tina 2001
Kelly, Kevin 2001
Alumni - Senior Staff
Ryazantseva, Mariya, 2011-2013 Current Position: Nursing Student, Boston University.
Adamson, Aaron, 2008-2009. Current Position: Staff Scientist at City of Hope National Medical Center.
Clark, Sharon 2003
Turner, Kevin 2002