People

Shaun McKinnie

2004 - 2008           B.Sc. in Biochemistry (Honors) - University of Alberta

2010 - 2015           Ph.D. Organic Chemistry - University of Alberta (with Prof. John C. Vederas)

2016 - 2019           Postdoctoral Scholar - Scripps Institution of Oceanography,

                                 University of California, San Diego (with Prof. Bradley S. Moore)

2019 - present      Assistant Professor - University of California, Santa Cruz

Jackson Baumgartner

PhD student

Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California

Degrees: Biochemistry B.S. and History B.A. - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

                 Chemistry M.S. - San Francisco State University (with Prof. Misty Kuhn)

Program: PBSE, CB3 track

About Jackson: Enjoys nature walks, baking bread, and tinkering; believes spontaneous puns are the height of human achievement

Austin Hopiavuori

PhD student

Hometown: Rochester, New York

Degree: Biochemistry B.Sc - University of Rochester

Program: PBSE, CB3 track

About Austin: enjoys tennis, playing various instruments, and digital music production; loves cold weather

Ethan Bales-Dagemjian

Undergraduate researcher

Hometown: Turlock, California

Major: Chemistry

About Ethan: lived in Alaska for most of his life, loves to snowboard, watch basketball, and tell corny jokes

Joshua Marquez

Undergraduate researcher

Hometown: Fresno, California

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

About Josh: is an amateur photographer, is an avid hiker and mountain biker, and practices martial arts

Griffin May

Undergraduate researcher

Hometown: San Diego, California

Major: Chemistry

About Griffin: likes surfing, hiking, and biking

Lab Alumni

Mano Ranaweera - undergraduate researcher - 2019 - 2020

Elise Rogotzke - undergraduate researcher - 2019 - 2020

We are looking for students and postdocs with interests in organic chemistry, natural products chemistry, protein biochemistry, and molecular biology to join us!

 

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