Lowe-Power Lab Alumni

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 7-yr old Papillon

#wUndergrads and Visiting Researchers

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

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.





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.


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.

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.