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Natasha Fowler

December 29, 2019

NATASHA FOWLER, Psychology, 2015
Undergraduate Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Laugero, Department of Nutrition
Graduate School: Michigan State University
Focus: Behavioral Neuroscience
Grad School Program: Behavioral Neuroscience Doctoral Program
Research Title: Effect of sugared beverages on stress and anxiety disorders: Implications to health
What is your hometown and state, and where are you now?  Sacramento, CA, Current city is Lansing, MI

Leslie Matheu

December 29, 2019

LESLIE MATHEU, Genetics and Genomics, 2016
Undergraduate Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alex Nord
Research Title: Determining Function of SNPs Associated with Schizophrenia
What is your hometown and state, and where are you now? 
Education: M.A Global Health - 07/2019 - University of Barcelona (09/2018-07/2019), UC Davis - Institute for Global Health
Current Title:  Food Security Specialist
Current Employer: Catholic Charities
Three words to describe me: Adventurous, Responsible, Compassionate

Titus Garrett

December 29, 2019
TITUS GARRETT, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017

Undergraduate Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tim Ginn
Research Title: Particle Tracking Method for Upscaling Reactions on Mixing Fronts
What is your hometown and state, and where are you now?  Born in Fresno and currently live in Merced
Conferences: SACNAS, CAMP Research Symposium, UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference
Current Title: Project Engineer
Current Employer:  Webcor
Three words to describe me: Persistent, Determined, and Compassionate 

Saba Haile

December 29, 2019
SABA HAILE, Microbiology, 2017

Undergraduate Faculty Mentor: Dr. Francis McNally
Research Title: Asymmetry of Female Meiosis Reduces the Frequency of Inheritance of Unpaired Chromosomes
What is your hometown and state, and where are you now?  Pleasanton, CA
Three words to describe me: Easy-going, Collaborative, Considerate

What are your future plans and/or goals?
I would like to continue researching as an MD or MD/PhD.

Treasure Warren

September 27, 2019

Treasure Warren

Environmental Chemistry, 2018  

Research Experience/Topic: Electrochemical CO2 Reduction

Jennie Ahn

August 30, 2019
JENNIE AHN, Senior, Biological Sciences, 2019

Research Program: IIFH
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Neelima Sinha, Plant Biology
Research Title: Improving the Fruit Quality in Tomato
Hometown: Daegu, South Korea
Three words to describe me: organized, hardworking, and passionate

What are your future plans and/or goals?

Christine Book

August 30, 2019
CHRISTINE BOOK, Senior, Chemical Engineering, 2019

Research Program: IIFH
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Xi Chen, Chemistry
Research Title: Fortifying Infantile Health: Optimizing Fucosyltansferase Expression
Hometown: Bay Point, CA
Three words to describe me: fortunate, wanderlust, scatterbrained

What are your future plans and/or goals?

I'm hoping to enroll in graduate school and move onto computational biology while staying within the realm of glycobiology and natural products.

Winnie Chen

August 30, 2019
WINNIE CHEN, Junior, Chemistry, 2019

Research Program: IIFH
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carlito Lebrilla, Chemistry
Research Title: Glycosidic Linkage Composition of Non-Edible Plants/Carbohydrate Characterization of Medicinal Herbs
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Three words to describe me: passionate, curious, optimistic

What are your future plans and/or goals?

I would like to continue my research and expand the database.

Martin Bravo

August 30, 2019
MARTIN BRAVO, Senior, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2019

Research Program: MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jared T. Shaw, Chemistry
Graduate Student Mentors:  Anna Lo and David Gutierrez 
Research Title: How to Control the Approach of Silyl Enolates to Chiral Imines
Hometown: Arcata, CA
Three words to describe me: introspective, curious, loyal

What are your future plans and/or goals?

Ariana Campos

August 30, 2019
ARIANA CAMPOS, Senior, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2019

Research Program: MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Whistler, Med: Physiology & Membrane Biology
Post Doc Mentor:  Dr. Terry Kremin
Research Title: Mu Opioid and Dopamine Receptor Distribution in the Hippocampus
Hometown: Artesia, CA
Three words to describe me: funny, dependable, realistic

What are your future plans and/or goals?

Tony Vega

August 30, 2019
TONY VEGA, Senior, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2019

Research Program:  MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sascha Nicklisch, Environmental Toxicology
Research Title: Optimization of Recombinant Mammalian and Fish Drug Transporter Expression in Escherichia coli
Hometown: Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, CA
Three words to describe me: humorous, outspoken, inquisitive

What are your future plans and/or goals?

Kaia Yellowhorse

August 30, 2019
KAIA YELLOWHORSE, Senior, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Political Science, 2019

Research Program: MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jared T. Shaw, Chemistry
Graduate Student Mentor:  Lucas Souza
Research Title: Rhodium Catalyzed C-H Insertion of Donor/Donor Carbenes
Hometown: Yreka, CA
Three words to describe me: strong-willed, determined, curious

What are your future plans and/or goals?

I plan on obtaining my PhD in Chemistry and continuing research by eventually becoming a chemistry professor.

Roman Diaz

August 28, 2019
ROMAN DIAZ, Senior, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2019

Research Program:  NSF LSAMP/CAMP
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jae Wan Park, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering   
Graduate Student Mentor:  Joseph Lecap
Research Title: Turning a New Leaf with Second-Life Battery Packs
Hometown: Coachella, CA
Three words to describe me: intellectual, determined, kind

What are your future plans and/or goals?

Eroz Fabian

August 28, 2019
EROZ FABIAN, Senior, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2019

Research Program:  NSF LSAMP/CAMP
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jae Wan Park, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate Student Mentor:  Joseph Lecap
Research Title: Energy Storage Using Second Life Battery Packs
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Three words to describe me: diligent, determined, calm

What are your future plans and/or goals?

I plan to continue doing research during the school year and obtain an internship for the summer.