Carl Jensen is studying for a master’s degree in international agricultural development, with a dual focus on integrated soil fertility management systems and appropriate engineering technologies for the developing world.
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Both these emphases occur at the intersection of agronomy and technology and aim to use both modern and traditional knowledge in novel, helpful ways.
Julia Shuck is a master’s student in international agricultural development. She earned a bachelor of science in agricultural journalism with an emphasis in international agriculture, and a bachelor of arts in communication with a multicultural studies certificate from the University of Missouri.
A graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, Ben Samudio spent 15 months as a researcher at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Emeryville, Calif., where he was involved in discovering candidates for new medicines using computers.
Robyn Jimenez is a genetics Ph.D. candidate, working with Dr. Martin Privalsky in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department. She earned my BS in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Davis in 2010. Her background and experience range from developing markers to detect fungus in agricultural crops to constructing viral vectors for mammalian cell culture. Before entering the doctoral program, JimenezI worked at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology.
Peymon Gazi is a Ph.D.candidate in biomedical engineering; the main focus of his dissertation is on building dedicated breast CT scanners.After earning a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Gazi worked at the instrumentation department of a tire manufacturing company for two years as a systems control engineer.After getting a master’s in electrical engineering, he decided to switch to biomedical engineering to have a more tangible impact on the lives of people, especially cancer patients.Together with his colleagues at Breast Tomography Research Lab in the university’s Department of Radiology, he helped design and develop two dedicated breast CT (bCT) scanners and wrote a viewing software for radiologists and researchers to study the acquired CT images.
Lauren Hirao is a postdoctoral scholar in the Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department. She received her Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology with a concentration in gene therapy and vaccines from the University of Pennsylvania. Her thesis involved developing novel vaccination strategies for HIV.
A Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department, Pasha Hadidi received his bachelor’s degree, also in biomedical engineering, from Johns Hopkins University. He has worked at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as firms that invest in healthcare companies.
Carrie Teiken is a graduate student in international agricultural development and plant pathology. She came to UC Davis after finishing her undergraduate degree in anthropology and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, for two years.
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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.