Business Development Fellows
Natthiporn Aramrueang is a postdoctoral researcher in the Biological Systems Engineering Department. After completing her BSc at Mahidol University in Thailand, she received a scholarship from the Royal Thai government to pursue her master’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in biological systems engineering at UC Davis.
Steven Grossenbacher is a Ph.D. candidate in the integrative pathobiology graduate group. He has a BS in neurobiology, physiology and behavior from UC Davis. Prior to his graduate studies, Grossenbacher held an in vivo technologist position at the Jackson laboratory, where he was responsible for designing and executing several preclinical studies in a contract research setting.
Shan Huang is a second-year master’s student in the Department of Food Science and Technology. Born and raised in China, she came to the U.S. five years ago and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor in food science and a minor in business. Huang says, “I am inspired to deliver safe, nutritious, convenient and good-tasting food products to consumers, and I believe food is the most affordable means to create moments and bond people together.”
Stefan Kalomoiris is a doctoral candidate in the Biochemistry Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Group. Born and raised in Greece, he moved to California to pursue his graduate education. He works in the Nolta laboratory at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures.
Justin Klein is Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and president of the Optics, Photonics and Imaging Society at UC Davis. His current research focuses on developing new biomedical imaging technology, and he recently received a two-year award from the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Klein is also highly interested in harnessing advances in medical imaging to address tasks in security and defense areas such as surveillance, threat and contraband detection.
Jackie Overton is nearing the final stages of her Ph.D. in the Neuroscience Graduate Group. She has a long-time fascination with how brain function shapes our perception and makes us who we are. Overton completed a BSc in cognitive science at UC San Diego, where she became very interested in early development and the lifelong impacts that early experiences can have on our endocrine systems. Her undergraduate work focused on the relationship between maternal care and the developing stress response and effects on development of attentional systems in infants.
Matt Wright is a second-year graduate student in the microbiology and molecular genetics program. He earned his BS in microbiology at UC Davis in 2010 and started research before graduation in host-microbe interaction and plant biochemistry. His first job after graduation was at a biotech company in Sacramento, where he worked on metabolic engineering and fermentation. After this, he did diagnostic microbiology work in veterinary pathology before deciding to return to school.
Yunze Zeng is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science. He received his BS in telecommunications engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 2012. As an undergraduate, he was a visiting student at UC San Diego.
Outside of academics, Zeng loves hiking and outdoor photography.
Xinjun “Jun” Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in molecular anthropology. She received her BS in biological sciences and biotechnology from Beijing Normal University in China. She spent her junior year studying at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich in Germany, where she was introduced to the interdisciplinary field of biological anthropology. Zhang joined the evolutionary anthropology graduate group at UC Davis in 2012 and received her master’s degree in early 2015.