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FEATURED ALUMNI

Rachael Barry, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Teaching
University of California, Irvine

 

 

B.A. New York University
Ph.D. Princeton University 

Dr. Barry received a B.A. in Biology in from New York University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. She completed her postdoctoral training under the supervision of Dr. Andres Leschziner between 2015 and 2019. She joined the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at UC Irvine as an Assistant Professor of Teaching in 2019. Currently, she teaches courses related to microbiology and biochemistry and studies the interactions between active learning and student performance in the undergraduate STEM classroom.

Peter Ramirez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
California State University, Long Beach

B.S. University of California, Santa Barbara 
Ph.D. University of Utah

Dr. Ramirez received a B.S. from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Utah. He completed his postdoctoral training under the supervision of Dr. John Guatelli between 2016-2019. He joined the Department of Biological Sciences at California State, Long Beach as Assistant Professor in 2020. His research focuses on the interplay between viruses and the host immune response. Specifically, he is trying to characterize the mechanisms by which retroviral gene products modulate host cell pathways and antiviral defenses to cause disease in humans.

 

SD IRACDA ALUMNI

Lisette Acevedo, PhD
Director, Clinical Science
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Berenice Aguilar, PhD
Principal Scientist
Grifols Biologicals
San Diego, CA

Julieta Aguilar, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Los Angeles Trade Tech College
Los Angeles, CA

David Aguilar, PhD
President of Business Development
Exeligen Scientific, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Rachael Barry, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
and Biochemistry
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Kevin Beck, PhD
Sr. Account Manager
Lentigen Technology, Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD

Jennifer Betancourt, PhD
Assistant Professor
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

Francisco Contijoch, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
and Department of Radiology
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Toni L. Cordero, PhD
Principal Medical Writer
Medtronic Inc.,
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Tony Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY

Michael Dores, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Keolu Fox, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Natalie Goldberg, PhD
Associate Director of Scientific Affairs
Efficient Continuing Medical Education
Camas, WA

David Gonzalez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Rudolfo Gonzalez, PhD
Director, Research and Development
International Stem Cell Corp.
San Diego, CA

Uromi Goodale, M.F.S., PhD
Associate Professor
College of Forestry
Guangxi University Guangxi, China

David Gorkin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Edgar Gutierrez, PhD
Director of Mechanical Engineering and Microfabrication
Plexium
San Diego, CA

James Hall, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Department of Medicine
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Jane Harrington, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
University of Medical and Health Sciences St.Kitts and Nevis
West Indies

Erilynn Heinrichsen, PhD
Program Coordinator
Teaching and Learning Commons
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla , CA

Angelina Hernandez-Carretero, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Hester, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Prometheus Laboratories Inc.
San Diego, CA

Tia Hexom, PhD
Field Application Scientist
Thermo Fisher Scientific
San Diego, CA

Amy Hubert, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, IL

Esmeralda Iniguez, PhD
Epidemiologist, California Department of Public Health
Lecturer
Graduate School of Public Health
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Sergio Ita, PhD
Research Scientist
ProSci Inc
San Diego, CA

Carla S. Jones, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Sustainability Studies
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL

Michelle T. Juarez, PhD
Assistant Medical Professor
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education City College of New York
New York, NY

Apollo Kacsinta, PhD
Lecturer
California State University San Marcos
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Jeremiah Keyes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Pennsylvania State University, Behrend
Erie, PA

Jonathan Kelber, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA

Amy L. Lane, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

John Lapek, PhD
Principal Scientist
Chemical Biology Group Pfizer
La Jolla, CA

Rea Lardelli-Markmiller, PhD
Scientist
Locanabio, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Brian Leon, PhD
Scientist 1
Ambrx
San Diego, CA

Anel Lizcano, PhD
Epidemiologist
County of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Janine Low-Marchelli, PhD
Senior Technical Information Scientist
The Jackson Laboratory
Sacramento, CA

Geanncarlo Lugo-Villarino, PhD
Senior Research Associate Faculty Member
Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Université Paul Sabatier
Frontiers, France

Shauna McGillivray, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

Evan Merkhofer, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY

Emily Monroe, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ

Jose Morachis, PhD
Founder, President at NanoCellect Biomedical, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Morgan Mouchka, PhD
Education Coordinator/Program Manager
San Diego IRACDA
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Gabriel Navarro, PhD
Lead Scientist
Brightseed
San Francisco, CA

Dequina Nicholas, PhD
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Nekeisha Nogal, PhD
Sr. Director, Process Development
Abzena
San Diego, CA

Stacy Ochoa, PhD
Director of Advising
College of Science
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Theresa Operana, PhD
Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs
Rakuten Medical
San Diego, CA

Cheryl Okumura, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA

Sara Olson, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Pomona College
Claremont, CA

Edwin Paz, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Duke University
Durham, NC

Helicia Paz, PhD
Principal Scientist
T-Cure Bioscience
Los Angeles, CA

Gabriel Pineda, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Sciences
National University
San Diego, CA

Carlo Quiñónez, PhD
Director of Research FATHOM
Oakland, CA

Peter Ramirez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

Lara Rangel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Cognitive Science
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Karen Resendes, PhD
Professor
Department of Biology
Westminster College
New Wilmington, PA

Vicente Reyes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology,
Rochester, NY

Angelia Riestra, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Fatima Rivas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Lousiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Heriberto Rivera, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Palomar College
San Marcos, CA

Melvin Rouse Jr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Sharif Rumjahn, PhD
Instructor
Truckee Meadows Community College
Reno, NV

Laura Sanchez, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Sharsti Sandall, PhD
Principal Scientist
Seattle Genetics
Seattle, WA

Desirée L. Salazar, PhD
Program Director
Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, NIH/NIGMS
Bethesda, MD

Shannon Seidel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA

Dana Skarra, PhD
Oncology Clinical Trails RN
HonorHealth Research Institute
Phoenix, AZ

Aaron Snead, PhD
Senior Scientist II
Vividion Therapeutics
San Diego, CA

Allison Songstad, PhD
Field Application Scientist
NanoString Technologies
Philadelphia, PA

Paula C. Soto, PhD
Associate Director, Scientific Communications and Publications
Retrophin
San Diego, CA

Jessica Sowa, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
and Biochemistry
West Chester University
West Chester, PA

John Steele, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA

Sarah Stockwell, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Erica Stone, PhD
Assistant Professor
Wistar Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Terri Stoner, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor and Visiting Scholar Scientist
Grossmont College
San Diego, CA

Eillen Tecle, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA

Roberto Tinoco, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology
and Biochemistry
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Christa Trexler, PhD
Disease Area Analyst
CardioVascular Resource Group, LLC
Mesa, AZ

Francisco Villa, PhD
Clinical Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences
Northern Arizona University
Yuma, AZ

Leonel Villa-Caballero, MD, PhD
Director of Clinical Trials in Latin America, UC San Diego Extension
Research Faculty, Family and Preventive Medicine,
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Amanda Wright, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

Katrina Yamazaki, PhD
Professor
Department of Biology
California State University Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Alex Zambon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Keck Graduate Institute, School of Pharmacy
Claremont, CA