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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
​Valentina Cea Salazar, BS Florida State University
Rani Purewal (w/Fox lab), BA Sacramento State
Lab Manager
Tjien Dwyer, BS, UC Davis

Undergraduate Students
Taylor Balantac
​Nile Desta
Daniel Egziabher
Alexandra Serna Godoy
Tori Hwu
​Alyssa Lake
Yasmine Lewis
Melvin Perez
Zhana Prince

Sophia Wright
Hannah Cortez 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 Assistant Professor North Carolina State

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