Business Development Fellows
Jill Hagey is a Ph.D. candidate of animal biology with a designated emphasis in host-microbe interactions in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. She earned an M.S. in animal biology after completing a B.S. in cellular and microbical biology at UC Davis.
Shawn Kamboj is a first-year biological psychology Ph.D. student at UC Davis. After receiving his B.S. in cognitive and behavior neuroscience from UC San Diego, Kamboj spent a year conducting research as a post-baccalaureate scholar in Virginia and a summer working at the National Institute of Mental Health—the world’s largest research institute specializing in mental illness.
Julia Kerr is a fourth year Ph.D. student studying analytical chemistry at UC Davis. After earning a B.S. in chemistry and mathematics cum laude at Miami University, Kerr worked as an undergraduate researcher in their chemistry department, analyzing the effect of weather on the pH and ion levels in ponds on campus.
A social networking application to support care coordination for people undergoing chemotherapy
Thuy Le is a pursuing her M.S. in health informatics at UC Davis. She was previously research coordinator for UC Davis Health’s “All of US” program.
Fusing nonprofit activism with leading-edge entrepreneurship for social benefit and profit
Harold Linde is an MFA student in the Department of Design at UC Davis. His research is focused on designing empowering containment implements—along with accompanying habits and stories—to bolster university students’ relationships with their digital devices. He is also designing new forms of “immersive tea experiences” that re-imagine ancient tea ceremonies for modern audiences. Linde has previously worked with the United Nations, Doctors Without Borders, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace and The Carbon Underground.
Mwaura Livingstone Nganga works at the UC Davis Genome Center and is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Plant Biology Graduate Group. He became interested in biology and agriculture while growing up in Kabete, Kenya. After obtaining his B.S. in biochemistry and biotechnology from the University of Missouri, Saint Louis, Nganga enrolled at UC Davis to acquire the skills necessary for translating science into a vehicle of positive social and economic change in society.
Ripon Paul is pursuing his M.S. in health informatics with an emphasis on the development of the clinical decision support tools (CDSS) for the screening and detection of rare diseases (RD) and syndromes. Fascinated by the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT devices in the healthcare industry, Paul chose to study the hybrid science of health information to blend it with his clinical medicine background as a physician.
Hao Wang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, working on radio-frequency and millimeter-wave Integrated circuit (IC) design. Hao always mention “5G communication chips in your future cellphones” as an example of the research.
As a student from China, after studying and working in both the U.S. and China with a big company and a startup, Wang had a sense of the IC field and decided to devote this episode of his life to scientific research to expand the technology frontier.