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Alumni


Name

Degree

Date Graduated (Month and Year)

Advisor

Where They Are Now:

Carissa J Dunn

Ph.D.

2019

Ramen Saha

Senior Scientist, Neuron23 Inc.

Heather Heck

M.S. 

2011

Ariel Escobar

Physician's Assistant Chaparral Medical Group

Melanie Esperanza Andrea Mendez

Ph.D.

2019

Gabriela Loots

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Physical & Life Sciences

Robert Gregory Poston

Ph.D.

2019

Ramen Saha

 

Stephen Patrick Wilson

Ph.D.

2019

Gabriela Loots

Computational Biology and Genomics Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Benjamin Matthew Ziman

Ph.D.

2019

Nestor Oviedo

Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate,
Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology,
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California

Janna Emery

M.S.

2023

Jennifer Manilay

 

Montserrat Santos

M.S.

2023

Maria Zoghbi

 

Nicole Leon

M.S.

2022

Gabriela Loots

Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Alexandra Saxberg

M.S.

2022

Maria Zoghbi

 

Candace Cole

Ph.D.

2022

Miriam Barlow

Bioinformatics Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anthony Lange

Ph.D.

2022

Frederick Wolf

Adjunct Instructor, University of Iowa

Jonathan Anzules

Ph.D.

2023

Katrina Hoyer

 

Graham Larue

Ph.D.

2022

Scott Roy

Bioinformatics Scientist, Mammoth Biosciences

Jose Godoy Lugo

Ph.D.

2021

Rudy Ortiz

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Southern California

April Apostol

Ph.D.

2022

Kirk Jensen

Custom Applications Scientist, BD

Morgan Quail

Ph.D.

2022

Aaron Hernday

Manager, R&D, Natera

Eli Isael Maciel

Ph.D.

2021

Nestor Oviedo

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut Pasteur

Megha Suswaram

Ph.D.

2022

Justin Yeakel

 

Amin Boroomand

Ph.D.

2022

Paul Smaldino

Computational Biologist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Jillian McCool

Ph.D.

2022

Gabriela Loots

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Swadha Singh

Ph.D.

2022

Scott Roy

Postdcotoral Scientist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Yiping Guo

Ph.D.

2020

Changqing Li

 

Mo Kaze

Ph.D.

2020

Mark Sistrom

Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

Rhondene Wint

Ph.D.

2022

Michael Cleary

Bioinformatics Scientist, Mammoth Biosciences

Robert Boria

Ph.D.

2021

Jessica Blois

Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University

Lauren Stark

Ph.D.

2021

Michael Colvin

 

Angel Kongsomboonvech

Ph.D.

2020

Kirk Jensen

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Kinsey Brock

Ph.D.

2021

Jessica Blois

Assistant Professor and Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, San Diego State University

Manuel Cornejo

Ph.D.

2021

Rudy Ortiz

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurophth Therapeutics 

Mohammad Qasim

Ph.D.

2022

Aaron Hernday

Senior Scientist II, AbbVie

Jessica Wilson

Ph.D.

2022

Rudy Ortiz

Field Application Scientist, ChemoMetec

Mohamed Aboukilila

Ph.D.

2021

Michael Cleary

Senior Scientist, Regeneron

Betsabel Chicana Romero

Ph.D.

2022

Jennifer Manilay

Adjunct Faculty, University of Washington; Faculty Lecturer, San Francisco State University

Josephine Sami

Ph.D.

2022

Michael Cleary

Scientist, Pasture Biosciences

Jackie Shay

Ph.D.

2021

Carolin Frank

Assistant Teaching Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Department, UC Santa Barbara

Cesar Morfin

Ph.D.

2023

Gabriela Loots

Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis Health

Sammy Villa

Ph.D.

2022

Frederick Wolf

Pstdoctoral Fellow, Calico Life Sciences

Alberto Millan Hernandez

Ph.D.

2020

Jennifer Manilay

 

Jasper Toscani Field

Ph.D.

2022

Emily Jane McTavish

 

Priyanka Bapat

Ph.D.

2021

Clarissa Nobile

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology), REVOLUTION Medicines

Kathryn Fischer

Ph.D.

2020

Patricia Liwang

Research Scientist I, Evozyne

Tyrome Sweet

Ph.D.

2022

Mark Sistrom

Postdoctoral Scientist, Emory University

Pedro Diaz-Parga

Ph.D.

2022

Eva De Alba Bastarrechea

 

Jade Quail

Ph.D.

2022

Michael Cleary

 

Scott Souza

Ph.D.

2021

Kirk Jensen

Custom Applications Scientist, BD

Anh Diep

Ph.D.

2021

Katrina Hoyer

Environmental Scientist, California Natural Resources Agency, Ocean Protection Council

Taran Rallings

Ph.D.

2022

Justin Yeakel

 

Thaddeus Seher

Ph.D.

2021

Clarissa Nobile

Senior Software Enginer, Enumera Molecular

Paola Saldierna Guzman

Ph.D.

2020

Stephen Hart

Research Scientist, Colorado State University

Diana Rodriguez

Ph.D.

2021

Clarissa Nobile

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Jourjina Alkhouri

Ph.D.

2021

Miriam Barlow

Professor of Biology, Merced College 

Akshay Paropkari

Ph.D.

2021

Clarissa Nobile

Bioinformatics Scientist II, Clear Labs

Keedrian Olmstead

Ph.D.

2021

Chris Amemiya

Senior Scientist, NanoPharmaSolutions, Inc.

Jeffrey Lauder

Ph.D.

2020

Emily Moran

Executive Director, Sierra Streams Institute

Danaan DeNeve Weeks

Ph.D.

2020

Jessica Blois

Project Manager, Conservation Paleontology

Nicholas Hum

Ph.D.

2021

Gabriela Loots

Deputy Group Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ashley Valle Arevalo

Ph.D.

2021

Clarissa Nobile

MicroByre, Inc.

Genevieve Mullins

Ph.D.

2021

Katrina Hoyer

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Maedeh Bazmi

Ph.D.

2022

Ariel Escobar

 

Richard Gilbert 

M.S.

2015

Stephen Hart

Substitute Teacher Merced Union High School District

Elizabeth Green 

M.S.

2014

Miriam Barlow

Graduate Intern, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Mufadhal Al-Kuhlani

Ph.D.

2013

David Ojcius

Professor of Biology, Fresno City College

Rhondene Wint

Ph.D.

2023

Mike Cleary

Bioinformatics Scientist, Mammoth Biosciences

Yuriana Aguilar

Ph.D.

2016

Ariel Escobar

Instructor, Rush University

Katherine Amrine

Ph.D.

2013

David Ardell

Program Director, Data Scientist Insight Data Science

Paul Barghouth

Ph.D.

2019

Nestor Oviedo

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Jason Baumsteiger

Ph.D.

2013

Andres Aguilar

Sales Manager, Vivint Solar

Clement Laksana

M.S. 

2020

Aaron Hernday 

Senior Research Associate II - Process Dev, Kite Analytical, Kite Pharma

Alicia Blancas

Ph.D.

2011

Kara McCloskey

Sr. Research Associate, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dana Burow

Ph.D.

2016

Mike Cleary

Variant Assessment Scientist, Ambry Genetics

Corey Cain

Ph.D.

2012

Jennifer Manilay

Scientist, Coda Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Dana Carper

Ph.D.

2018

Carolin Frank

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jiun Chiun Chang

Ph.D.

2016

Gabriela Loots

Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF Medical Center

Timothy Connolly

Ph.D.

2018

Michael Colvin

 

Devon Davidian

Ph.D.

2018

Nestor Oviedo

Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University

Edwin Gibb

Ph.D.

2018

Miriam Barlow

 

Liza Gomez Daglio

Ph.D.

2016

Michael Dawson

Lecturer, University of California, Merced

Rohit Gupta

Ph.D.

2019

Fabian Filipp

Clinical Informatics Specialist, UCSF Medical Center

Joseph Heras

Ph.D.

2014

Miriam Barlow

Assistant Specialist, University of California, Irvine

Shu-Chen Hung

Ph.D. 

2016

Kirk Jensen 

Postdoctoral Scholar Stanford University

Larry Johnson

Ph.D.

2016

Katrina Hoyer

Senior Scientist, NeoGenomics Laboratories

Dan Landayan

Ph.D.

2019

Frederick Wolf

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Travis Lawrence

Ph.D.

2018

David Ardell

Postdoctoral Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nicole Madfis

Ph.D.

2018

Kara McCloskey

Cardiovascular Tissue Engineer, Cellular Dynamics International

Andres Martinez Ph.D. 2014 Miriam Barlow

Manufacturing Process Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bridget Martinez Ph.D. 2016 Rudy Ortiz

Medical Doctor and Postdoctoral Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Portia Mira  Ph.D. 2018 Miriam Barlow

University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and Chair of Community Engagement, University of California, Los Angeles

Anna Nguyen Ph.D. 2017 Patricia LiWang

QC Analyst, CytomX Therapeutics

Seung Bum Park Ph.D. 2015 Jinah Choi

Postdoctoral Scholar, National Institutes of Health

Tanuja Peiris Ph.D. 2014 Nestor Oviedo

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Julie Phillips Ph.D. 2013 David Ardell

Assistant Professor, Cumberland University

Ruben Rodriguez  Ph.D. 2018 Rudy Ortiz

Senior Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology

Aimy Sebastian  Ph.D. 2016 Gabriela Loots

Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Simar Singh  Ph.D. 2018 Fabian Filipp  
Holly Swift Ph.D. 2016 Michael Dawson

Lecturer, California State University, Monterey Bay

Manish Thiruvalluvan

Ph.D. 2018 Nestor Oviedo

Biology Lecturer, University of California, Merced

Heather Thompson-Ryder Ph.D. 2014 Jennifer Manilay

Operations Scientist Ventana Medical Systems

Max Thorwald  Ph.D. 2018 Rudy Ortiz

Postdoctoral Researcher, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Johnny Touma Ph.D. 2012 Mike Cleary

Senior Research Imaging Specialist, Evident Scientific

Roger Tseng  Ph.D. 2016 Andy LiWang

Biological Scientist Center for Veterinary Biologics, USDA, Animal and Plant Inspection Service

Sabah Ul-Hasan  Ph.D. 2019 Clarrisa Nobile

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Applied Bioinformatics Lecturer, The Scripps Research Institute

Kristin Valentine  Ph.D. 2019 Katrina Hoyer

Postdoctoral Scholar, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Jose Vazquez-Medina

Ph.D. 2013 Rudy Ortiz

Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Jose Viscarra

Ph.D. 2013 Rudy Ortiz

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

Yiyan Wang Ph.D. 2013 Meng-Lin Tsao  
Emily Wilson Ph.D. 2015 Carolin Frank  
Jie Xue Ph.D. 2014 Patricia LiWang

Research Scientist, Henlix Inc.

Cristal Yee Ph.D. 2016 Gabriela Loots

Scientist, University of California, San Francisco

Ye Zhu

Ph.D.

2016

Florin Rusu

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Software Engineer, Google

Joannee Zumkehr Ph.D. 2017 Frederick Wolf

Clinical Education Liaison, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Sarah Abboud M.S. 2016 Michael Dawson

Co-Op Developer and Coordinator, California State University, San Marcos

Ashley Ahrens-Braunstein M.S. 2014 David Ojcius  
James Boulger M.S. 2018 Victor Munoz  
Fiona Bui M.S. 2016 Wei-Chun Chin  
Heliodoro Cardenas  M.S. 2014 Miriam Barlow

Equipment & Facilities Manager, University of California, Merced

Molly Carolan M.S. 2014 Michael Beman  
Debra Conte M.S. 2011 Rudy Ortiz

Adjunct Instructor and Continuing Lecturer, Merced Community College District and University of California, Merced

Nicole Corder M.S. 2014 Jinah Choi

Veterinary Student Univ Tennessee-Knoxville

Theo Crouch M.S. 2019 Lisa Yeo  
Cristine Donham

Ph.D.

2021

Jennifer Manilay

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia

Evin Doscher M.S. 2017 Miriam Barlow

Adjunct Professor and Lecturer, Merced College Foundation and UC Merced

Craig Ennis

Ph.D.

2021

Clarissa Nobile

Senior Scientist, Regel Therapeutics

Asa Gardner M.S. 2018 Miriam Barlow

Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges in Central Valley/Central Coast

Shelley Wang  M.S. 2013 Meng-Lin Tsao

Research & Automation, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Guillermo Vazquez-Anaya

M.S.  2016 Rudy Ortiz

 

Maxine Umeh-Garcia M.S. 2013 Mike Cleary

Instructor, Stanford University

Victoria To  M.S.  2018 Ariel Escobar  
Samantha Splitt M.S. 2017 Kirk Jensen

Senior Research Associate, Flow Cytometry Precision for Medicine

Jessica Saldierna Guzman M.S. 2019 Stephen Hart  
Joseph Ramos  M.S. 2011 Marcos Garcia-Ojeda Research Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Daniel Ramirez  M.S. 2015 Nestor Oviedo  
Austin Perry  M.S. 2019 Clarissa Nobile

Quantitative & Systems Biology Ph.D. student, University of California, Merced

Sharon Patris  M.S. 2015 Michael Dawson  
Sarah Parkhurst  M.S. 2017 Frederick Wolf

Research Associate, BioIVT

Jacqueline Minas M.S.  2014 Rudy Ortiz

Development Scientist, Bayer HealthCare

Kelly Mcclintock M.S. 2012 Andres Aguilar

Scientist, Roche Sequencing Solutions

David Lu  M.S.  2014 Wei-Chun Chin

Biology Systems Engineer II, Roche Sequencing Solutions

Jennifer Liberto  M.S. 2016 David Ardell

Associate Specialist I, University of California, San Francisco

Andrew Lee M.S. 2016 Rudy Ortiz

Sr. Research Associate, Inscripta Inc.

Eric Lau M.S. 2011 Maria Pallavicini

Bioservices Specialist, AllCells, LLC

Bhargav Koduru

M.S.  2014 Jinah Choi

Clinical Statistical Programmer, Seattle Genetics

Marcus Ho M.S. 2012 David Ojcius

Research Associate, XCell Science Inc.

Nastaran Abbasizadeh M.S. 2022 Joel Spencer  
Julia Alvarez M.S. 2022 Kirk Jensen Assistant Teaching Professor in Medical Education, UC Merced
Noelle Anderson M.S. 2022 Scott Roy  
Jonathan Anzules Ph.D. 2023 Katrina Hoyer  
Eva Cai M.S. 2022 Xuecai Ge

Teaching Assistant for Developmental Biology, UC Merced

Bailey Carlson M.S. 2022 Michael Dawson Graduate Researcher, UC Merced
Nadia Delgadillo Miranda M.S. 2021 Katrina Hoyer

Graduate Student Intern, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Sona Garsevanyan M.S. 2022 Miriam Barlow  
Deepika Gunasekaran M.S. 2022 Clarissa Nobile  
Frank Gutierrez  M.S. 2023 Michael Beman  
Brenda Gutierrez Ruiz M.S. 2021 Ramendra Saha  
Nimra Khurram  M.S. 2023

Anand Bala Subramaniam

 
Angel Kongsomboonvech Ph.D. 2020 Kirk Jensen

Public Health Epidemiologist, Monterey County Health Department

Clarence Le M.S. 2023 Michael Colvin

Affiliate Researcher, Bioinformatics, Joint Genome Institute

Gloria Denise Ligunas  M.S. 2022 Stefan Materna  
Lesly Lopez Fang M.S. 2020 Emily Jane McTavish  
Namkha Nguyen  M.S. 2022 Aaron Hernday  
Sarina Qin M.S. 2022 Juris Grasis  
Andrea Salinas Aguilar M.S. 2022 Carolin Frank  
Bailey-J Sanchez  M.S. 2023 Rudy Ortiz  
Susana Tejeda-Garibay M.S. 2021 Katrina Hoyer  
Laura Van Vranken M.S. 2020 Jessica Blois  
Brian Wang  M.S. 2022 Federick Wolf  
Feng Yu M.S. 2022

 Shahar Sukenik

 
Jingyi Zhang  M.S. 2022 Xuecai Ge  
Lisa Paggeot M.S. 2023 Michael Dawson  
Feng Yu Ph.D. 2023 Shahar Sukenik

Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow (SIBYLS Beamline), Berkeley Lab

Christi N Turner Ph.D. 2023  

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

Ruihao Li Ph.D. 2023 Aaron Hernday