Anatomy, Physiology & Cellular Biology

Dolores Vallente BaxaDolores Vallente Baxa - BS, MS, PhD
Associate Project Scientist
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

Research Focus: Infectious diseases of fish and aquatic toxicology.
Specialty Focus: Understand and manage fish health due to synergistic interaction of infectious disease agents, toxicants, and other multiple stressors in California watersheds.

Contact: dvbaxa@ucdavis.edu

 

Ingrid Brust-MascherIngrid Brust-Mascher
Assistant Project Scientist
Anatomy, Physiology & Cellular Biology

Contact: ibrustmascher@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

Tomofumi Kurobe - BS, MS, PhDTomofumi Kurobe - BS, MS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

Research Focus: Investigate effects of anthropogenic chemicals on aquatic organisms.
Specialty Focus: Aquatic Toxicology

Contact: tkurobe@ucdavis.edu

Center for Comparative Medicine

Zhong-min MaZhong-min Ma
Associate Project Scientist
Center for Comparative Medicine

Contact: zmma@ucdavis.edu

Medicine & Epidemiology

Emir HodzicEmir Hodzic
Project Scientist
Medicine & Epidemiology

Research Focus:
Specialty Focus:

Contact: ehodzic@ucdavis.edu

Molecular Biosciences

Zhengyu CaoZhengyu Cao - BS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: NeuroPharmacology/ NeuroToxicology/ Marine Toxin/ Neurodevelopmental disorders
Specialty Focus: Neurotoxicology and neuropharmacology

Contact: zcao@ucdavis.edu

 

Gennady CherednychenkoGennady Cherednychenko
Associate Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Contact: gche@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

Wayne Wei Feng - BA, MS, PhDWayne Wei Feng - BA, MS, PhD
Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: Molecular and bipphysical aspects reveling structure and function of ion channels, especially ryanodine receptors with associated proteins in mammalian skeletal, cardiac muscles and brain; Molecular mechamisms of genetic and environmental influences on cellular Ca2+ signaling.
Specialty Focus:  Ion channels, Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Contact: wfeng@ucdavis.edu

 

Ana Cristina G Grodzki- BS, MS, PhDAna Cristina G Grodzki- BS, MS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: The effects of organophosphorus pesticides (OPs), on nerve-immune cell interactions implicated in airway hyperreactivity.  The effects of drugs modulating inflammatory response.
Specialty Focus: Cellular biology, molecular biology, immunology, neurobiology and toxicology.

Contact: cgrodzki@ucdavis.edu

 

Kevork Hagopian - Baccalaureate, BSc, PhDKevork Hagopian - Baccalaureate, BSc, PhD
Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: Influence of aging, caloric restriction, nutritional and genetic manipulations on metabolic pathways. The role mitochondria play in the aging process and the effects of the above mentioned interventions on various mitochondrial functions. Oxidative stress and free radical generation during the aging process and under various dietary manipulation and the role mitochondria play in the process.
Specialty Focus:  Biochemistry

Contact: khagopian@ucdavis.edu

 

Susan HulsizerSusan Hulsizer
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Contact: schulsizer@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

Trina KnottsTrina Knotts
Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Contact: taknotts@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

Yanping LinYanping Lin
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Contact: yaplin@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

Eleonora Napoli- BS, PhDEleonora Napoli- BS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: My research focuses on the role of mitochondrial deficits in neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's disease, FXTAS, and Friedreich's Ataxia, but also on the involvement of OXPHOS dysfunction in neurodevelopment disorders like autism.
Specialty Focus: Biochemistry

Contact: enapoli@ucdavis.edu

 

Lanying Song - BM, MM, PhDLanying Song - BM, MM, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: My research focuses on the role and mechanism of miticondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration and heart disease.
Specialty Focus: Pathology

Contact:  lysong@ucdavis.edu

 

Alexey A Tomilov- BS, MS, PhDAlexey A Tomilov- BS, MS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus:   My interests are signal transduction pathways in biological systems and fitness improving manipulations with genes involved in regulation of the signaling events.
Specialty Focus:  Genetics

Contact: atomilov@ucdavis.edu

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

​​​​​​​Chris Barker Chris Barker - BS, MS, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor and Assistant Research Scientist
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Focus:  Ecology and epidemiology of mosquitoborne viruses
Specialty Focus: Climate and landscape factors driving mosquito-borne virus transmission, forecasting and decision support systems for control of arboviruses, development of process-based estimates of transmission risk, and mechanistic modeling of pathogen transmission.

Contact: cmbarker@ucdavis.edu

 

Heather Michelle Fritz - BS, BSA, DVM, PhDHeather Michelle Fritz - BS, BSA, DVM, PhD
Project Scientist
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Focus: Molecular characterization of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts to understand oocyst development and environmental resistance.
Specialty Focus: Protozoal parsitology, clinical and diagnostic parasitology and microbiology.

Contact: hmfritz@ucdavis.edu

 

Daniel Gold - BA, PhDDaniel Gold - BA, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Focus: Identification and characterization of the molecules underlying the ability of protozoan pathogens, like Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium spp., to exchange small molecules, such as nutrients, with their host cells.
Specialty Focus: The physical and molecular interface between intracellular protozoan pathogens and their host cells.

Contact: dagold@ucdavis.edu

 

Karen Shapiro - BS, DVM, MPVM, PhDKaren Shapiro - BS, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Focus: Areas of research interest include transport and fate of zoonotic pathogens in watersheds and coastal ecosystems; effects of landscape change and climate variability on disease transmission; impacts of water scarcity and impaired quality on human and animal population health, and food safety.
​​​​​​​Specialty Focus: Waterborne zoonoses

Contact: kshapiro@ucdavis.edu

Population Health & Reproduction

Brianne Beisner

Brianne Beisner
Assistant Project Scientist
Population Health & Reproduction

Research Focus:

Specialty Focus:

Contact: babeisner@ucdavis.edu

Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Vijaykrishna RaghunathanVijaykrishna Raghunathan
Assistant Project Scientist
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Research Focus:
Specialty Focus:

Contact: vraghunathan@ucdavis.edu

 

Paul Russell - BS, MS, PhDPaul Russell - BS, MS, PhD
Researcher
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Research Focus:  The focus of my research is to determine how biophysical cues of topography and substrate stiffness contribute to the disease process. I work with cells from the anterior chamber of the eye as well as vascular endothelium.
Specialty Focus: Ophthalmology

Contact: prussell@ucdavis.edu

 

Wensheng Yan - MD, MS, PhDWensheng Yan - MD, MS, PhD
Project Scientist
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Research Focus: p53 Tumor Suppressor; The p53 family; Gene Regulation; Carcinogenesis in human and companion animals.
Specialty Focus: Oncology

Contact: wyan@ucdavis.edu

 

Daniel YorkDaniel York
Asst. Project Scientist
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Research Focus:
Specialty Focus:

Contact: dyork@ucdavis.edu

 

Jin Zhang - BS, MS, PhDJin Zhang - BS, MS, PhD
Associate Project Scientist
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Research Focus: My research focus is about the p53 family proteins and their targets and how these proteins contribute to tumor suppression and tumorigenesis in vitro and in vivo.
Specialty Focus: Oncology

Contact: jinzhang@ucdavis.edu

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

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Lecturer and Assistant Project Scientist
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory

Contact: statham@ucdavis.edu