Lab Alumni

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Evelyn Navar

Undergraduate research assistant (UC Davis)

ADAR program

Hometown: Salinas, California
Favorite non-science activity: Watching stand-up comedy and going to concerts
Dream benchmate(s): Dwight Schrute from “The Office”
Birthday: January 31st
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Earth Tiger

Allison Chae

Allison [Jisoo] Chae

Undergraduate research assistant

Hometown: Ilsan, South Korea
Favorite non-science activities: Singing, Traveling
Dream benchmate(s): Marie Curie
Birthday: July 24th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Earth Tiger

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Daria Timonina

Ph.D. Student (Biology of Aging program), 2018 Spring Rotation #2

Education

B.Sc., University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Favorite non-science activities: snowboarding, painting, reading
Dream benchmate(s): Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Birthday: August 20th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Water Rooster

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Erin Donahue

Ph.D. Student (Neuroscience Graduate program), 2018 Winter Rotation

Education

B.Sc., Hamilton College, USA

Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Favorite non-science activities: movies and tv, playing volleyball, going to the beach
Dream benchmate(s): Hubert J. Farnsworth (Futurama)
Birthday: May 23rd
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Rat

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Brandon Butler

Ph.D. Student (Neuroscience Graduate program), 2018 Fall Rotation

Education

B.Sc., University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Hometown: Haltom City, TX
Favorite non-science activities: Reading
Dream benchmate(s): Charles V. Roman
Birthday: September 27th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Earth Snake

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Amy Huang

Research assistant volunteer (July-October, 2018)

Education

B.Sc., University of California at Riverside, CA, USA

Hometown: Alhambra, California
Favorite non-science activities: drawing and traveling
Dream benchmate(s): Dr. Emmett Brown (from Back to the Future)
Birthday: March 25th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Rat

Alexandre Goumba

Alexandre Goumba

Master Student (Université Paris VII), Spring 2018

Education

B.Sc., Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII, Paris, France

Hometown: Saint-Denis, France
Favorite non-science activities: reading, drawing
Dream benchmate(s): Batman!
Birthday: April 18th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Rat

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Trang Hua

Summer undergraduate research assistant (UC Davis), summer 2018

Hometown: Vietnam
Favorite non-science activities: Playing tennis
Dream benchmate(s):The Flash
Birthday: June 7th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Ox

Hanwen Zhang

Hanwen Zhang

Master student, spring 2018

Education

B.Sc., University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China

Hometown: China
Favorite non-science activities: watching movies, playing the piano
Dream benchmate(s): Ryan Lu
Birthday: February 15th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Water Rooster

Serban Ciotlos

Serban Ciotlos

Biology of Aging Rotation Student, Fall 2017

Education

B.Sc. University of California at Santa Cruz (USA)

Hometown: Bistrita, Romania (Transylvania)
Favorite non-science activities: hiking, camping, playing/watching soccer, live shows
Dream benchmate(s): Carl Sagan
Birthday: July 20th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Earth Snake

Angelina Holcom

Angelina Holcom

Biology of Aging Rotation Student, Fall 2017

Education

B.Sc. University of Hawaii at Honolulu (USA)

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Favorite non-science activities: watching TV/movies, going to the beach, hiking
Dream benchmate(s): Dr. Krieger (from Archer)
Birthday: June 10th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Pig

Taekyu Kang

Taekyu Kang

Biology of Aging Rotation Student, Fall 2017

Education

B.Sc. University of California in Los Angeles (USA)

Hometown: Placentia, California
Favorite non-science activities: reading, fishing, hiking, playing around with computers
Dream benchmate(s): Dexter (from Dexter’s laboratory)
Birthday: December 10th
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Wood Dog