Lowe-Power Lab Alumni

#wUndergrads and Visiting Researchers

Jason Avalos
Fall 2020-Spring 2021
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
Research Project: Jason was mentored by Tiffany on the Global Ralstonia Diversity meta-analysis. Jason taught himself to use MEGAX and reconstruct phylogenies using Ralstonia gene sequences from NCBI.


Grace Lankford
Winter - Spring 2021
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
Research Project: Grace was mentored by Tiffany on a meta-analysis of hospital-acquired infections with Ralstonia spp. Grace taught us a lot about how cousins of our wilt pathogens cause infections in humans.


Elva Xian Elva Xian
Fall 2019-Spring 2021
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
Research Project: Elva was mentored by Stratton to develop an assay that will allow us to investigate inter-bacterial competition, cloned several knockout plasmids, and uses BLAST to compare genomic content of Ralstonia genomes.



Dayna Denver

Dayna Alyse Denver
Summer 2020
A.A. Natural Science Mt. San Antonio College Major: B.Sc. Microbiology at Cal Poly Pomona

Dayna is a research student from Cal Poly Pomona joining the lab through the National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP). Dayna was mentored by Stratton to use BLAST to compare genomic content of Ralstonia genomes.

For fun: photography, kayaking, hiking, providing unsolicited science fun facts, getting overly excited about microbes What she did after graduating: Dayna is a M.S. student at CSU San Marcos.

Kyle Chipman Kyle Chipman
Winter - Spring 2020
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
Research Project: Kyle was first mentored by Stratton to create knockout plasmids to make mutant bacteria. Then the covid-19 pandemic hit and Kyle and Tiffany devised a remote research project, called the Global Ralstonia Diversity meta-analysis.


Amanda Eulano Amanda Eulano
Fall 2019
Dominican College of California: Public Health
Solano Community College: A.S.T. Biology, A.A. in General Science, and A.A. in Science & Quantitative Reasoning
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
For fun: shopping, hanging out with my dog 🐶, and traveling

What she did after leaving the lab: Amanda interned at Genentech.

Katie Shalvarjian Katie Shalvarjian
Twitter: @kshalv
BS Microbial Biology UC Berkeley
Katie was a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow working with Dr. Lowe-Power in the Lindow lab at Berkeley to investigate Ralstonia solacearum’s growth requirements in tomato xylem sap.

For fun: Rock climbing, baking bread, hiking

What she did after graduating: In Fall 2019, Katie joined Dr. Dipti Nayak’s lab at UC Berkeley where she is a research technician unraveling the mysteries of Archaea. In Fall 2020, Katie started her PhD in the Plant and Microbial Biology department at UC Berkeley.