Lowe-Power Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Scientists

Becca Schomer Becca Schomer
Co-Mentored by Dr. Becky Parales
Email: raschomer@ucdavis.edu
Twitter: @becA_recA
PhD Microbiology UW-Madison
B.S. Bacteriology UW-Madison
Google Scholar
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Arizona.


Brian Ingel Brian Ingel
Email: bmingel@ucdavis.edu
PhD Plant Pathology UC-Riverside
B.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology UC-Davis
Current Position Environmental Scientist at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation



Graduate Student Researchers

Jonathan Beutler Jonathan Beutler
Email: jdbeutler@ucdavis.edu@ucdavis.edu
B.S. Environmental Science, Policy, and Management University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
International Agricultural Development Graduate Group, UC Davis


For Fun: Planting Fruit Trees, Snowboarding, Biking Windy Roads, and Hiking with Butters - his Papillon
Current Position PhD student at the University of British Columbia

Visiting Researchers

Ofir Bahar Ofir Bahar, PhD **
**Twitter:
@ofirbahar
Principal Investigator from Volcani Institute, Israel (currently on Sabbatical leave)
Interests: Phytobacteriology, insect-vectored bacterial pathogens, plant-microbe interactions, Extracellular vesicles Website: Bahar lab






Mari Carter Mariama Carter
Twitter: @themaricart
Email: mdcarter3@wisc.edu
B.S. Microbiology Iowa State University
Visiting from the Plant Pathology PhD Program at UW-Madison
For fun: knitting, pottery, food culture, Zumba & cats (love them, but highly allergic)

#wUndergrads and Visiting Researchers

Margery Ho Margery Ho
Email:
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
For fun:
LinkedIn Page




Trung-Hieu Nguyen Trung-Hieu Nguyen
Email: detnguyen@ucdavis.edu
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
LinkedIn Page





Cloe Tom Cloe Tom
Email: cetom@ucdavis.edu
UC Davis Major: Plant Biology 🌱
For fun: sewing, cooking, baking, gardening, wishing I had a cat
Current Position Junior Specialist at UC Davis







Alexandra Olyushinets Alexandra Olyushinets
Email: asolyushinets@ucdavis.edu
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
LinkedIn Page





Liz Jiang Elizabeth (Liz) Jiang
Email: lizjiang@ucdavis.edu
UC Davis Major: Microbiology with a Statistics minor
For fun: digital art, baking, gaming, skiing
LinkedIn Page




Claudia Enriquez Claudia Enriquez
Email: cpenriquez@ucdavis.edu
UC Davis Major: Microbiology
LinkedIn Page





Maria Charco Munoz Maria Charco Munoz
Fall 2020 - Summer 2021
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
Research Project: Maria worked on the global Ralstonia project
LinkedIn Page


Darrell SparksDarrell Sparks
Summer 2021
B.S. in Animal Science Fort Valley State University
M.S. in Biotechnology Fort Valley State University
Research Project: Darrell worked on the global Ralstonia project





Darrielle WilliamsDarrielle Williams
Summer 2021
B.S. in Animal, Poultry, and Veterinary Sciences Tuskegee University
For Fun: Make acrylic paintings, Read Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Finding Good Vegan Spots.
Research Project: Darrielle worked on the global Ralstonia project and on data analysis under Jonathan Beutler and Stratton Georgoulis. LinkedIn Page






Jason Avalos 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 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.
LinkedIn Page


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.



Hang LeHang Le
Winter 2021
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology







Dayna Denver

Dayna Alyse Denver
Summer 2020
A.A. Natural Science Mt. San Antonio College
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.
LinkedIn Page

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. LinkedIn Page



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.