Principal Investigator

Tiffany Lowe-Power, PhD Tiffany Lowe-Power
Assistant Professor
Twitter: @tlowepower
Office: Temporarily–at home with the cats.
Final location: 282 Hutchison Hall
Office Phone: ​530-754-1212
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B.S. Applied Biology Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, University of Wisconsin–Madison (in Dept of Plant Pathology)
Postdoc Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley

For fun: biking, fermenting, sciTwitter, podcasts, and cats 😺
The Global Disease Biology students interviewed Dr. Lowe-Power about her career path, hobbies, and advice


Nathalie Aoun Nathalie Aoun
M.S. Agricultural Engineering, INP-ENSAT (Toulouse, France) PhD Plants-Microorganisms Interactions, LIPME-INRAE (Toulouse, France) Twitter: @Nat_Aoun For fun: hiking, biking and exploring new places.

Becca Schomer Becca Schomer
Co-Mentored by Dr. Becky Parales
Twitter: @becA_recA
PhD Microbiology UW-Madison
B.S. Bacteriology UW-Madison
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Graduate Student Researchers

Matt Cope-Arguello Matt Cope-Arguello
B.S. Biology California State University-San Marcos
A.A. Liberal Arts with Emphasis in Mathematics and Sciences MiraCosta College
Plant Pathology Graduate Group UC Davis
For fun: video games, bouldering, gardening, and more!

Stratton Georgoulis Stratton Georgoulis
B.S. Biochemistry University of Texas-Austin
Plant Pathology Graduate Group UC Davis

Junior Specialists

Jason Avalos Jason Avalos
B.S. Global Disease Biology UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology
Jason is working under Becca Schomer (technically in the Parales lab on a collaborative project)

Visiting Researchers

Ofir Bahar Ofir Bahar, PhD **
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
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)


Yali Bai Yali Bai
UC Davis Major: Statistics and Applied Mathematics dual major
For fun: cooking, reading, playing Lego, and spending time with children

Claudia Enriquez Claudia Enriquez
UC Davis Major: Microbiology

Trung-Hieu Nguyen Trung-Hieu Nguyen
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology

Alexandra Olyushinetsn Alexandra Olyushinets
UC Davis Major: Global Disease Biology

Cloe Tom Cloe Tom
UC Davis Major: Plant Biology 🌱
For fun: sewing, cooking, baking, gardening, wishing I had a cat


Lab alumni are represented on the Alumni page.