Researchers

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  • Robin AbuShumays

    • Staff Research Associate - Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-5537
    • Baskin Engineering, Room 205

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  • Kimberly Michelle Ballare


  • Lon Blauvelt

    • Software Engineer (BP3)
    • Python Dev
    • Human Aging and Genetics

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  • Molly R Cassatt-Johnstone


  • Patricia Chan

    • Research Associate, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-459-2684 (Office)
    • 831-459-5128 (Wet Lab)
    • Physical Sciences Rm 319
    • Transfer RNA and RNase P gene predictions
    • tRNA mutations
    • Gene expression analysis
    • UCSC microbial genome browser development
    • Transcriptional analysis in archaea

  • Aaron Cozen

    • Research Associate

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  • Dr. Bruce Damer

    • Research Associate - Biomolecular Engineering
    • My research areas focus on: 1) Chemical models for the origins of life set in inland hydrothermal springs or pools in the early Archaean. 2) Lipid and amino acid chemistry subject to cycles of hydration and dehydration. 3) Application of computational and complexity theory models to emergent function within chemical systems. 4) Design of spacecraft missions for asteroid and comet sample return.

  • Hongxu Ding


  • John Vincent Dzimianski

    • Postdoctoral Scholar
    • Baskin Engineering, Room 292

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  • Merly Mayela Escalona Fermin

    • Biomedical Sciences Building. Lab suite 155-165. Room 165 B

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  • Eva Hrabeta-Robinson

    • Associate Specialist, Biomolecular Engineering
    • Lab Manager
    • Researcher
    • 831-502-8180
    • 237A Sinsheimer
    • My interests are centered around understanding the regulation of gene expression during disease and how cancer cells communicate with other cells and the tumor microenvironment.

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  • Matthew Jared Jobin


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  • Karen Hayden Miga

    • Assistant Research Scientist
    • Centromere sequence characterization, satellite DNA evolution, epigenetic annotation of repeat-rich regions

  • Katherine Louise Moon


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  • Chloe Orland


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  • Smrithi Rajendiran

    • Postdoc - Employee, Biomolecular Engineering
    • 831-502-7317
    • Biomedical Sciences - 4th Floor
    • Stem Cells
    • Transplantation
    • Cancer Biology

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  • Sofie Salama

    • Research Scientist in BIomolecular Engineering
    • HHMI Senior Scientist
    • 831-459-2814 (Office)
    • 831-459-1014 (lab)
    • Biomedical Sciences, Room 440
    • Molecular biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Stem Cells
    • Genomics
    • Neurobiology
    • Development
    • Cancer

  • Peter Schattner

    • Research Associate, Biomolecular Engineering

  • Jonas Andreas Sibbesen

    • Postdoctoral Scholar
    • PSB 405A

  • Jouni Sirén

    • Assistant Research Scientist
    • Physical Sciences Building, Room 405D
    • Algorithm engineering
    • Bioinformatics
    • Data compression
    • Genome graphs
    • Space-efficient data structures
    • String algorithms

  • Stephanie Smith-Berdan

    • Specialist, Biomolecular Engineering