- B.S., San Diego State University.
Responsibilities: Lab management and research involving cytogenetic, molecular and developmental biology.
Current Graduate Students
- B.S., Microbiology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. 2012
- M.S., Genetics, University of California, Davis (In Progress)
Project: Genetic analyses of chicken developmental mutations
Laura Daniels, Staff Research Associate II
Terri Gessaro, Lab Assistant II. 2003 – 2006.
Lisa Goldberg, Junior Specialist II
Andrew Jiang, Junior Specialist
Charmaine Robinson, Staff Research Associate II
Susan Swanberg, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar
Former Graduate Students
Marla McPherson, PhD Integrative Genetics and Genomics 2016. Dissertation: The Impact of Marek’s Disease Herpesvirus Interactions with the Host Genome on Disease Incidence, Pathogenesis and Oncogenesis.
Charmaine Robinson, Ph.D. Genetics 2013. Dissertation: Investigation of the Interactions between Marek’s Disease Virus and the Chicken Host Genome throughout Pathogenesis.
Beth Robb, Ph.D.Genetics 2012. Dissertation: Developmental Syndromes in the Chicken: Mapping and Candidate Gene Studies.
Tom O'Hare, Ph.D., Genetics, 2011. Dissertation: Analysis of telomere length regulation in the chicken.
Andrew Webb, M.S., Genetics, 2010. Thesis: Causative Region Identification by 3K SNP Array and Candidate Gene Analysis of the Wingless-2 Mutation in Chickens
Hong Chang, Ph.D. Genetics, 2007. Dissertation: Alternative Splicing Variation of Chicken Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase.
Cyndie Gitter, M.S. Avian Sciences, 2006. Thesis: Genetic Mapping of Seven Developmental Mutations Found in the Domestic Chicken (Gallus gallus) by Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms.
Tom O'Hare, M.S., Animal Science, 2005. Thesis: Analysis of telomerase gene expression during normal growth and development of the chicken using quantitative real-time PCR.
Susan Swanberg, Ph.D., Genetics, 2005. Dissertation: Telomere length regulation in an avian model.
Kandi Rodriguanakos, M.S., Animal Science, 2003. Thesis: Expression of MHC genes during chicken embryo development.
Manolis Spanakos, M.S., Animal Science, 2003. Thesis: Expression of MHC genes during chicken embryo development.
Robin Keister, M.S., Avian Sciences, 2002. Research topic: Early embryonic MHC expression in the chicken.
Laura Daniels, M.S., Genetics, 2001. Thesis: Molecular Analysis of the 5s rDNA Array in Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Heather Taylor, M.S., Animal Science, 2000. Thesis: Ontology of telomerase in chicken: Impact of down-regulation on pre-and postnatal telomere length in vivo.
Volkan Gurel, M.S., Avian Sciences, 1998. Research topic: Nucleogenesis in primary and metastatic tumors induced by v-src.
Min Su, M.S., Genetics, 1997. Thesis: Ribosomal gene copy numbers in directionally-selected grandparent lines of commercial chickens.