Staff

Ingrid Gennity

Ingrid Gennity, Senior Development Engineer

Education: 

1978 M.S. in Biochemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Muenster, Germany

1981 PhD in Biochemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Muenster, Germany with focus on the biosynthesis of unusual lipids and amino acids in plants.

Experience: 

As an analytical biochemist I have worked in a number of different environments including industrial laboratories (agricultural biotechnology, combinatorial chemistry, drug discovery) and contract/core laboratories.  Many projects included method development and validation for targeted bioanalytical and analytical chemistry applications, ranging from small scale to high throughput and semi-preparative scales.  Drug discovery work included the development of enzymatic screens (Hsp90, Hsp70) and high throughput screening of complex biological samples using robotic liquid handling systems, bioassay-guided purification and isolation of “hit compounds”, and structure elucidation of target compounds.  Methodologies included a variety of chromatographic methods (HPLC including RP and HILIC; SPE, TLC) and detection methods including mass spectrometry.   After retiring in 2016 and starting to “live the life” enjoying the great outdoors, I decided to return to the exciting opportunity to help establish and advance the Bio-Analytical Research Core (BARC).

Email: igennity@ucdavis.edu

Anthony Valenzuela

Anthony Valenzuela, Staff Research Associate

Education:

2005 B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, UC Davis

2008 M.S. in Animal Behavior: Physiological Bases of Animal Behavior, UC Davis

Experience:

I’m a lifetime Aggie. I earned both my B.S. and M.S. at UC Davis, and I currently work as a Staff Research Associate in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. My research background is in neurobiology, animal behavior, pharmacology and toxicology. I’ve worked on a variety of PK/PD studies, including ADME for small molecule therapeutics, and investigating the link between neurodevelopmental/neurodegenerative disorders and exposure to neurotoxic environmental contaminants.     

In my free time, I enjoy science fiction and fantasy stories, video games and home improvement projects.

Email: aevalenzuela@ucdavis.edu