Hanna Kahl is a PhD. student in entomology. In her research she identifies trends and patterns involving citrus pests in the San Joaquin Valley by exploring a large database of data from actual citrus fields and conducting field experiments to validate and further understand these trends and patterns. She is interested in integrating relevant technological advances into agricultural practices in a farmer-focused way.
An all-natural alternative to steroid-based topical treatments to treat skin inflammation and irritation
Jessica Briones is an undergraduate student working toward a B.S. in biological sciences. She has placed on the Dean’s List since spring 2017.
Tawny Scanlan is a doctoral candidate at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is affiliated with the Meyers Gamete Biology Laboratory and the Animal Biology Graduate Group. She is interested in understanding the impact of global climate change on economically important fish species and developing reproductive biotechnology tools to make aquaculture production more sustainable.
Alireza Tafazzol is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis. In his current research, he uses computational techniques and quantum chemistry equations to design novel therapeutic drugs for various diseases such as cancer. He designs potent drugs to activate patients’ immune cells to fight back cancerous cells.
A biomarker for the rare neurodegenerative disorder Fragile X -Associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)
Marwa Zafarullah is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Integrative Genetics and Genomics (IGG) graduate program. She earned her bachelor’s in agricultural sciences at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and her master’s in IGG at UC Davis. She is currently working toward the development of a biomarker for the early diagnosis and progression of the nNeurological disorder called Fragile X -Associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS).