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Principal Investigator

Brian Trainor, PhD, University of Wisconsin

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As, PI, I am committed to creating an inclusive environment in the lab that values and respects lab members from different backgrounds and career goals. Lab members receive my support both while in the lab as well as after they move on for the next step in their careers.

Graduate Students

Hanna Butler-Struben, BA UC Davis, MS San Francisco State
Jace Kuske, BA, CSU San Marcos
Pei Luo, BA, Smith College, MA UC Davis

Lab Manager

Tjien Dwyer, BS, UC Davis

Undergraduate Students

Irvin Bhangal
​Nile Desta
Alexandra Serna Godoy
Hannah Hyland
​Alyssa Lake
Melvin Perez
Zhana Prince
Alison Ramirez

Hannah Cortex Zakharenkov


Alexia Williams, Ph.D. 2015-2020; Currently Science Communicator at Citrus Health Group

Emily Wright, Ph.D. 2015-2020: Currently Post-doc UC Davis (Tian lab)

Natalia Duque-Wilckens, Ph.D. & Post-doc 2014-2018: Currently Post-doc Michigan State University (Robison/Moser labs)

Abigail Laman-Maharg, Ph.D. 2017

Katharine Campi, Ph.D. Post-doc 2010-2014; Currently Instructor, Sierra College​

Gian Greenberg, Ph.D. 2014, Associate Medical Director, Arbor Scientifica

Sarah Laredo, Ph.D. 2014, Currently Senior Medical Director, Arbor Scientifica

Michael Steinman, Ph.D. 2014, Currently Senior Medical Writer, Arbor Scientifica