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Former & Current Members (Full List)

Former Graduate Students:

Laura Green, PhD, 1988.  Sulfur Acquisition in Anacystis nidulans.  Current Position: Working as editor, Amherst, MA.

Eugenio de Hostos, PhD, 1988. The De-repressible Arylsulfate in C. reinhardtii.  Current Position: Manager of Corporate Partnering & Portfolio Development at the Non-profit Institute for One World Health.

Jackie Collier, PhD, 1995. Degradation and Biosynthesis of Phycobilisomes and Assembly of the Photosynthetic Apparatus in Anacystis nidulans. Current Position: Associate Professor, SUNY Stony Brook Marine Sciences Research Center.

Elena Casey, PhD, 1996. Molecular Genetic Analysis of Complementary Chromatic Adaptation. Current Position: Professor, Georgetown University, Department of Biology (Chair of Department).

Dennis Wykoff, PhD, 1999. Acclimation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to Phosphate Limitation. Current Position: Associate Professor, Dennis M. Cook Endowed Gregor Mendel Chair in Genetics. Villanova University, Department of Biology.

Claire Grainger, Masters, 1999. Acclimation of Arabidopsis to Phosphorus Limitation. Current Position: Scientific & Healthcare Research at KnowledgePoint360 Group.

Melissa Adams, Masters, 2008. Cyanobacteria of the Hotsprings. Current Position: Technology Specialist at Clark & Elbing LLP.

Blaise Hamel, Masters, 2008. Photosynthesis at High Temperatures. Current Position: Pharmacist.

Wirulda Pootakham, PhD, 2010.  Sulfur Deprivation in Chlamydomonas. Current position: Senior Researcher in the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand.

Kate Mackey, PhD, 2010 (joint with Adina Paytan). Photosynthesis and Nutrient Deprivation Responses in Marine Cyanobacteria.  Current Position: Assistant Professor, UC Irvine.

Leonardo Magneschi, PhD, 2012. Anoxic Metabolism in Algae and Plants, PhD (joint with Pierdomenico Perata). Current Position: Research Scientist Cell and Plant Physiology Laboratory, CEA Grenoble (joint appointment with Total Company).

Laura Houille (visiting graduate student from the Laboratory of Francis Andre Wollman). Working toward a PhD. The GreenCut and understanding the functions of unknown proteins associated with photosynthesis.

Zubin Huang. PhD, 2014 (joint with Fritz Prinz). Examination of Photosynthetic Function using AFM.  Current Position: Research Scientist at Applied Materials (company in Bay Area).

Tyler Wittkopp. The GreenCut and photosynthetic function Current Position: Postdoctoral at Salk Institute in the laboratory of Joseph Noel.


Former Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates:

John Coleman, 1984. Current Position: Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Toronto, Professor (former Chair of the Department).

Terri Lomax, 1986. Current Position: Professor; Executive Vice President, Discovery-Science-Technology at RTI International, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Peggy Lemaux, 1987.  Current Position: Professor; Dept. of Molecular Plant Biology, Univ. of California-Berkeley.

Pamela Conley, 1988. Current Position: Vice President, Biology at Portola Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco Bay Area Biotechnology.

Maryse Block, 1988.  Current Position: Senior Staff Scientist; Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire Ve ́getale, Unite Mixte de Recherche 5168, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Commissariat a  ́ l’Energie Atomique Universite Joseph Fourier Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, 38054 Grenoble, France.

Nancy Federspiel, 1989. Senior scientist, Human Genome Project, Department of Genetics Stanford University

Lamont Anderson, 1990.  Current Position: Professor; Dept. of Biology, Colorado College.

David Laudenbach, 1991.  Current Position: Assistant Professor; Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, Assistant Professor (Deceased).

Jill Ray, 1991.  Current Position: Scientific Manager, Companion Diagnostic Development at Genentech San Francisco Bay Area Biotechnology.

Gisela Chiang, 1992.  Current Position: Associate Director at Biogen IdecBaxter, Boston, MA.

Michael Schaefer, 1993. Current Position: Chief, Translational Centers of Excellence and Research Coordination Section National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC.

Kirk Apt, 1996.  Current Position: Vice President of Research; Martek Biosciences Corporation, Columbia, MD (deceased).

Kris Niyogi, 1997. Current Position: Professor and Chair. Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

John Davies, 1998. Current Position: Scientist. Scientist at Dow AgroSciences, Portland, OR.

David Kehoe, 1998. Current Position: Professor; Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IA,

Rakefet Schwarz, 2000. Current Position: Senior Lecturer; Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Lorraine van Waasbergen, 2000. Current Position: Professor, Biology Department, University of Texas in Arlington.

Devaki Bhaya, 2001. Current Position: Staff Associate; Carnegie Institution for Science. Courtesy Professor; Department of Biology, Stanford University.

Hideki Takahashi, 2001. Current Position: Assistant Professor; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University.

Qingfang He, 2002. Current Position: Professor; Department of Applied Science, University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Wing-On Ng, 2002. Current Position: Senior Scientist/Project Manager; MBI (Michigan Biotechnology Institute).

Chung-Soon Im, 2006. Current Position: CEO; Phycoil Biotechnology International, Inc and Phycoil Biotech       Korea.

Oliver Kilian, 2007. Current Position: Aurora Biotechnology.

Anne Steunou, 2007. Current Position: CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette.

Florence Mus, 2008. Current Position: Junior Manager, Metabolic Explorer, Research Associate, Montana State.

Jeffrey Moseley, 2009. Current Position: Researcher; Solazyme Biofuels.

Shaun Bailey, 2009. Current Position: Director of Photosynthesis Research; Algenol.

Nakako Shibagaki, 2010. Current Position: Osaka University, Assistant Professor; currently manager at L’Oreal, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

Jean Alric, 2013. Current Position: CNRS position; Research Position, France (Cadarache).

Xenie Johnson, 2013. Current Position: CEA Research Engineer; Institute of Biotech. Environ. Biology,           Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France.

Mark Heinnickel, 2013. Current Position: Research Scientist; Matrix Inc.

Dimitri Tolleter, 2014. Current Position: Australian National University (Research Associate).

Eva Nowack, 2014. Current Position: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Assistant Professor).

Claudia Cattalanotti, 2015. Current Position: Research Scientist at 10X Genomics.

Munevver Aksoy, 2015

Wenqiang Yang, 2016


Present Graduate Students:

Rick Kim. Elucidating the functions of proteins in the GreenCut

Witchukorn Phuthong. Nanoscale-resolution dynamics of the photosynthetic apparatus


Present Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates:

Tingting Xiang. Interactions of Symbiodinium in the endosymbiosis of coral reefs

Shai Saroussi. The GreenCut and photosynthetic function

Adam Idoine. The desert crust Chlorella ohadii.

Yuval Kaye. Protein-protein interaction during anoxia in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Sophie Clowez.

Ru Zhang.

Emanuel Sanz-Luque.