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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

Name Role Contact
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
Ayaka Murase Graduate Student - Food Science Graduate Group amurase
Alice Yu Junior Specialist aeyu
Julian Lopez Junior Specialist
Nicholas Bradbury Undergraduate Student nmbradbury
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
Heather Romasko Undergraduate Student hcromasko
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.

Frese, Steve.   2013-2015.  Current Employment: Senior Scientist, Evolve Biosystems, Davis, CA.

Pacheco, Alline.  2012-2015.  Current Employment:  Postdoctoral Researcher, Matthew Waldor Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Sela, David.  2011-2013.   Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 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.

Kim, Jae Han.  2005-2011.  Current Employment:  Assistant Professor, Department of Food Nutrition, ChungNam University, Daejeon, Korea.

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.

Cocolin, Luca 1998-2000.  Current position: Professor, Department of Exploitation and Protection of Agricultural and Forestry Resources, University of Turin, Italy.


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.

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.

Sela, David. 2010.  Ph.D. Microbiology.  Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

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.

Sela, David. 2006. M.S. Food Science.  Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Thompson, Sean. 2006.  M.S. Viticulture and Enology.  Current Position, Senor Winemaker, Schramsburg Winery.

Neeley, Zeke. 2005. M.S. Viticulture and Enology.  Current position: Winemaker, Orin Swift Cellars, Rutherford, CA.

Allen, Greg. 2004.  M.S. Food Science.  Current position: Winemaker & President, Dolce Winery, Oakville, CA.

Kim, Jae.-Han.  2004. Ph.D. Food Science.  Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Food Nutrition, ChungNam University, Daejeon, Korea.

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.

Orr, Erica. 2003. M.S. Food Science.  Current position: Winemaking Consultant, Seattle WA.

Rantsiou, Kalliopi.  2002. Ph.D. Food Science.  Current Position: Assistant Professor, Agricultural Microbiology and Food Technology,University of Turin, Italy.

Johannsen, Eric. 2002.  M.S. Food Science.  Current Position: Winemaker, La Crema Winery, Windsor, CA.

 

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, FrancescaDepartment 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

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