NSF CREATE-IGERT NEWS (Cont.)
2011 Trainees (Cohort 4): Patrick O’Dell (Tina Jeoh Lab, Biological Systems Engineering)
2010 Trainees (Cohort 3): Marta Bjornson (Dandekar & Dehesh Labs, Horticulture & Agronomy). Geoffrey Benn (Katie Dehesh Lab, Plant Biology).
2009 Trainees (Cohort 2): Lucas Arzola (Karen McDonald Lab, Chemical Engineering); Elenor Castillo (Negre-Zakarov Lab, Plant Biology); James “Mitch” Elmore (Gitta Coaker lab, Plant Biology); Rachel Kerwin (Dan Kliebenstein Lab, Plant Biology); and Mark Wolf (Rebecca Parales Lab, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology).
2008 Trainees (Cohort 1): Tim Butterfield (Lagarias & Dandekar Labs, Plant Biology); Dawn Chiniquy (Pam Ronald Lab, Plant Biology); Tiffany Glavan (Satya Dandekar Lab, Microbiology & Immunology); Ben Lindenmuth (Karen McDonald Lab, Chemical Engineering); and Chris Simmons (Jean VanderGheynst Lab, Biological Systems Engineering).
Tuskegee Trainees: Dominique Gales (Yates Lab), Dalya Lateef (Bovell-Benjamin Lab), Sonni-Ali Miller (undeclared Lab), LaKisha Odom (Ankumah Lab), Steven Samuels (Egnin Lab) and Raymon Shange (Ankumah & Zabawa Labs).
To see the program website for complete details (http://create-igert.ucdavis.edu) All UC Davis trainees must be members of the DEB.
DEB STUDENT NEWS
Lucas Arzola and Michelle Lozada Contreras were married on April 17th and are both Ph.D. candidates in Chemical Engineering and both DEB mem- bers. This is the first marriage in the DEB program between two DEB members!!!
Shannon Ceballos (Cellular & Developmental Biology) is currently an instructor at American River College. Her course is, “Introduction to Biotechnology and Human Health, Biot301”.
Richard Osibanjo and wife became parents on August 7th when their son, David, was born.
John Strum and his wife, Rachel welcomed their daughter, Emma, on February 21st.
Breanna Wallace (Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology) was married on Sept. 18th.