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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

 

Heather Heck

M.S. 

2011

Ariel Escobar

Physician's Assistant Chaparral Medical Group

Melanie Esperanza Andrea Mendez

Ph.D.

2019

Gabriela Loots

 

Robert Gregory Poston

Ph.D.

2019

Ramen Saha

 

Stephen Patrick Wilson

Ph.D.

2019

Gabriela Loots

 

Benjamin Matthew Ziman

Ph.D.

2019

Nestor Oviedo

 

Janna Emery

M.S.

2023

Jennifer Manilay

 

Montserrat Santos

M.S.

2023

Maria Zoghbi

 

Nicole Leon

M.S.

2022

Gabriela Loots

 

Alexandra Saxberg

M.S.

2022

Maria Zoghbi

 

Candace Cole

Ph.D.

M.S.

2022

2020

Miriam Barlow

 

Anthony Lange

Ph.D.

2022

Frederick Wolf

 

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

 

April Apostol

Ph.D.

M.S.

2022

2020

Kirk Jensen

 

Morgan Quail

Ph.D.

M.S.

2022

2020

Aaron Hernday

 

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

 

Jillian McCool

Ph.D.

2022

Gabriela Loots

 

Swadha Singh

Ph.D.

M.S.

2022

2020

Scott Roy

 

Yiping Guo

Ph.D.

2020

Changqing Li

 

Mo Kaze

Ph.D.

2020

Mark Sistrom

 

Rhondene Wint

Ph.D.

M.S.

2022

2020

Michael Cleary

Bioinformatics Scientist, Mammoth Biosciences

Robert Boria

Ph.D.

2021

Jessica Blois

 

Lauren Stark

Ph.D.

2021

Michael Colvin

 

Angel Kongsomboonvech

Ph.D.

2020

Kirk Jensen

 

Kinsey Brock

Ph.D.

2021

Jessica Blois

 

Manuel Cornejo

Ph.D.

2021

Rudy Ortiz

 

Mohammad Qasim

Ph.D.

2022

Aaron Hernday

 

Jessica Wilson

Ph.D.

M.S.

2022

2019

Rudy Ortiz

 

Mohamed Aboukilila

Ph.D.

2021

Michael Cleary

 

Betsabel Chicana Romero

Ph.D.

2022

Jennifer Manilay

 

Josephine Sami

Ph.D.

2022

Michael Cleary

 

Jackie Shay

Ph.D.

2021

Carolin Frank

Associate Director for the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, Teaching Commons, UC Merced

Cesar Morfin

Ph.D.

2023

Gabriela Loots

 

Sammy Villa

Ph.D.

M.S.

2022

2021

Frederick Wolf

 

Alberto Millan Hernandez

Ph.D.

2020

Jennifer Manilay

 

Jasper Toscani Field

Ph.D.

2022

Emily Jane McTavish

 

Priyanka Bapat

Ph.D.

2021

Clarissa Nobile

 

Kathryn Fischer

Ph.D.

2020

Patricia Liwang

 

Tyrome Sweet

Ph.D.

M.S.

2022

2020

Mark Sistrom

 

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

 

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

 

Diana Rodriguez

Ph.D.

M.S.

2021

2020

Clarissa Nobile

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

Jourjina Alkhouri

Ph.D.

M.S. 

2021

2019

Miriam Barlow

 

Akshay Paropkari

Ph.D.

M.S.

2021

2020

Clarissa Nobile

 

Keedrian Olmstead

Ph.D.

2021

Chris Amemiya

 

Jeffrey Lauder

Ph.D.

2020

Emily Moran

 

Danaan DeNeve Weeks

Ph.D.

2020

Jessica Blois

 

Nicholas Hum

Ph.D.

2021

Gabriela Loots

 

Ashley Valle Arevalo

Ph.D.

M.S.

2021

2018

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 

 

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

M.S.

2016

2009

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

M.S.

2016

2009

Katrina Hoyer

Senior Scientist, NeoGenomics Laboratories

Dan Landayan

Ph.D

2019

 

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Travis Lawrence

Ph.D

2018

 

Postdoctoral Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nicole Madfis

Ph.D

M.S.

2018

2013

 

Cardiovascular Tissue Engineer, Cellular Dynamics International

Andres Martinez Ph.D 2014  

Manufacturing Process Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bridget Martinez Ph.D 2016  

Medical Doctor and Postdoctoral Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Portia Mira  Ph.D 2018  

Postdoc and Chair of Community Engagement, University of California, Los Angeles

Anna Nguyen Ph.D 2017  

QC Analyst, CytomX Therapeutics

Seung Bum Park Ph.D 2015  

Postdoctoral Scholar, National Institutes of Health

Tanuja Peiris Ph.D 2014  

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Julie Phillips Ph.D 2013  

Assistant Professor, Cumberland University

Ruben Rodriguez  Ph.D 2018  

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Francisco

Aimy Sebastian  Ph.D 2016  

Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Simar Singh  Ph.D  2018    
Holly Swift Ph.D 2016  

Lecturer, California State University, Monterey Bay

Manish Thiruvalluvan

Ph.D 2018  

Biology Lecturer, University of California, Merced

Heather Thompson-Ryder Ph.D 2014  

Operations Scientist Ventana Medical Systems

Max Thorwald  Ph.D 2018  

Postdoctoral Researcher, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Johnny Touma Ph.D 2012  

Research Imaging Specialist, Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Roger Tseng  Ph.D 2016  

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

Sabah Ul-Hasan  Ph.D 2019  

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

Kristine Valentine  Ph.D 2019  

Postdoctoral Scholar, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Jose Vazquez-Medina

Ph.D 2013  

Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Jose Viscarra

Ph.D 2013  

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

Yiyan Wang Ph.D 2013    
Emily Wilson Ph.D 2015    
Jie Xue Ph.D 2014  

Research Scientist, Henlix Inc.

Cristal Yee Ph.D 2016  

Scientist, University of California, San Francisco

Ye Zhu

Ph.D

M.S.

2016

2019

 

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Software Engineer, Google

Joannee Zumkehr Ph.D 2017  

Clinical Education Liaison, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Sarah Abboud M.S. 2016    
Ashley Ahrens-Braunstein M.S. 2014    
James Boulger M.S. 2018    
Fiona Bui M.S. 2016    
Heliodoro Cardenas  M.S. 2014  

Equipment & Facilities Manager, University of California, Merced

Molly Carolan M.S. 2014    
Debra Conte M.S. 2011  

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

Nicole Corder M.S. 2014  

Veterinary Student Univ Tennessee-Knoxville

Theo Crouch   2019    
Cristine Donham

M.S.

Ph.D

2019

2021

Jennifer Manilay

 

Evin Doscher M.S. 2017  

Adjunct Professor and Lecturer Merced College Foundation and University of California, Merced

Craig Ennis

M.S.

Ph.D

2019

2021

Clarissa Nobile

 

Asa Gardner M.S. 2018  

Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges in Central Valley/Central Coast

Shelley Wang  M.S. 2013  

Research & Automation Bristol-Myers Squibb

Guillermo Vazquez-Anaya

M.S.  2016  

Biology Labs Instructor University of California, Merced

Maxine Umeh-Garcia M.S. 2013  

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

Victoria To  M.S.  2018    
Samantha Splitt M.S. 2017  

Senior Research Associate, Flow Cytometry Precision for Medicine

Jessica Saldierna Guzman M.S. 2019    
Joesph Ramos  M.S. 2011    
Daniel Ramirez  M.S. 2015    
Austin Perry  M.S. 2019  

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

Sharon Patris  M.S. 2015    
Sarah Parkhurst  M.S. 2017  

Research Associate, BioIVT

Jacqueline Minas M.S.  2014  

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  
Noelle Anderson M.S. 2022 Scott Roy  
Jonathan Anzules Ph.D 2023 Katrina Hoyer  
Eva Cai M.S. 2022 Xuecai Ge  
Bailey Carlson M.S. 2022 Michael Dawson  
Nadia Delgadillo Miranda M.S. 2021 Katrina Hoyer  
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  
Clarence Le M.S. 2023 Michael Colvin  
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  
Andreas Salinas Aguilar M.S. 2022 Carolin Frank  
Bailey-J Sanchez  M.S. 2023 Ruby 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  
Christi N Turner Ph.D 2023    
Ruihao Li Ph.D 2023 Aaron Hernday