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Quantitative and Systems Biology Students

The QSB graduate group at UC Merced offers individually tailored programs that highlight multidisciplinary research and training for doctoral students who want to be at the forefront of this revolution of biological sciences. Students will study the integration of systems at molecular, cellular, organ, organism or ecological levels to better understand the overall function of biological systems as a whole.
  • Aboukilila, Mohamed

  • Advisor: Michael Cleary


  • Adhikari, Pratik

  • Advisor: Fredrick Wolf


  • Alkhouri, Jourjina

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Anderson, Noelle

  • Advisor: Scott Roy


  • Nguyen, Anna

  • Advisor: Patricia LiWang


  • Anzules, Jonathan

  • Advisor: Katrina Hoyer/Suzanne Sindi


  • Apostol, April

  • Advisor: Anna Beaudin


  • Bapat, Priyanka

  • Advisor: Clarissa Nobile


  • Barghouth, Paul

  • Advisor: Nestor Oviedo


  • Boria, Robert

  • Advisor: Jessica Blois


  • Boroomand, Amin

  • Advisor: Paul Smaldino


  • Boulger, James

  • Advisor: Victor Munoz


  • Bowser, Bradley

  • Advisor: Scott Roy


  • Brock, Kinsey

  • Advisor: Danielle Edwards


  • Carper, Dana

  • Advisor: Carolin Frank


  • Chicana Romero, Betsabel

  • Advisor: Jennifer Manilay


  • Collins-Hed, Andrew

  • Advisor: David Ardell


  • Cornejo, Manuel

  • Advisor: Rudy Ortiz


  • Crouch, Theo

  • Advisor: Michael Colvin


  • Davidian, Devon

  • Advisor: Nestor Oviedo


  • DeNeve Weeks, Danaan

  • Advisor: Jessica Blois


  • Donham, Cristine

  • Advisor: Jennifer Manilay


  • Dunn, Carissa

  • Advisor: Ramendra Saha


  • Ennis, Craig

  • Advisor: Clarissa Nobile


  • Fischer, Kathryn

  • Advisor: Patricia LiWang


  • Funk, Alyssa

  • Advisor: Emilia Huerta-Sanchez


  • Gardner, Asa F. Jr.

  • Advisor: Fabian Filipp


  • Garsevanyan, Sona

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Guo, Yiping

  • Advisor: Changqing Li


  • Gupta, Rohit

  • Advisor: Fabian Filipp


  • Kongsomboonvech, Angel

  • Advisor: Kirk Jensen


  • Laksana, Clement

  • Advisor: Aaron Hernday


  • Landayan, Dan

  • Advisor: Frederick Wolf


  • Larue, Graham

  • Advisor: Scott Roy


  • Lauder, Jeffrey

  • Advisor: Emily Moran


  • LeGro, Melanie

  • Advisor: Nestor Oviedo


  • Leung, Gabriel

  • Advisor: Anna Beaudin


  • Maciel, Eli Isael

  • Advisor: Nestor Oviedo


  • Madfis, Nicole

  • Advisor: Kara McCloskey


  • Mendez, Melanie

  • Advisor: Gabriela Loots


  • Millan-Hernandez, Alberto

  • Advisor: Jennifer Manilay


  • Mullins, Genevieve

  • Advisor: Katrina Hoyer


  • Olmstead, Keedrian

  • Advisor: Fabian Filipp


  • Parkhurst, Sarah

  • Advisor: Fredrick Wolf


  • Poston, Robert

  • Advisor: Ramen Saha


  • Quail, Jade

  • Advisor: Michael Cleary


  • Quail, Morgan

  • Advisor: Aaron Hernday


  • Rallings, Taran

  • Advisor: Justin Yeakel


  • Rodriguez, Diana

  • Advisor: Clarissa Nobile


  • Rojas, Salvador

  • Advisor: Nestor Oviedo


  • Saldierna Guzman, Jessica

  • Advisor: Carolin Frank


  • Seher, Thaddeus

  • Advisor: Clarissa Nobile/Suzanne Sindi


  • Shay, Jacqueline

  • Advisor: Carolin Frank & Jason Sexton


  • Singh, Swadha

  • Advisor: Scott Roy


  • Souza, Scott

  • Advisor: Kirk Jensen


  • Stark, Lauren

  • Advisor: Michael Colvin


  • Suswaram, Megha

  • Advisor: Danielle Edwards


  • Syed, Shahrukh

  • Advisor: Katrina Hoyer


  • Thiruvalluvan, Manish

  • Advisor: Nestor Oviedo


  • To, Victoria

  • Advisor: Ariel L. Escobar


  • Ul-Hasan, Sabah

  • Advisor: Clarissa Nobile/Tanja Woyke


  • Valentine, Kristen

  • Advisor: Katrina Hoyer


  • Valle-Arevalo, Ashley

  • Advisor: Clarissa Nobile


  • Wilson, Stephen

  • Advisor: Fabian Filipp


  • Wu, Dean

  • Advisor: Fredrick Wolf


  • Ziman, Benjamin

  • Advisor: Nester Oviedo


  • Cole, Candace

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Diaz-Parga, Pedro

  • Advisor: Eva De Alba


  • Diep, Anh

  • Advisor: Katrina Hoyer


  • Godoy, Jose

  • Advisor: Rudy Ortiz


  • Hadi Nezhad, Fatemeh

  • Advisor: David Ardell


  • Higgins, Karly

  • Advisor: Michael Dawson


  • Kaze, Mo

  • Advisor: Mark Sistrom


  • Lange, Anthony

  • Advisor: Fredrick Wolf


  • Le, Clarence

  • Advisor: Michael Colvin


  • Li, Ruihao

  • Advisor: Aaron Hernday


  • Lopez, Diego

  • Advisor: Anna Beaudin


  • Lopez, Lesly

  • Advisor: Emily Jane McTavish


  • Low, Ethan

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • McCool, Jillian

  • Advisor: Gabriela Loots


  • Morfin, Cesar

  • Advisor: Gabriela Loots


  • Paropkari, Akshay

  • Advisor: Clarissa Nobile/Suzanne Sindi


  • Perry, Austin

  • Advisor: Clarissa Nobile


  • Qasim, Mohammad

  • Advisor: Aaron Hernday


  • Rice, Jonathan

  • Advisor: Emilia Huerta-Sanchez


  • Sami, Josephine

  • Advisor: Mike Cleary


  • Seyedhassantehrani, Negar

  • Advisor: Joel Spencer


  • Sweet, Tyrome

  • Advisor: Mark Sistrom/Suzanne Sindi


  • Toscani Field, Jasper

  • Advisor: Emily Jane McTavish


  • Villa, Sammy

  • Advisor: Fred Wolf


  • Wang, James

  • Advisor: Maria Zoghbi


  • Wilson, Jessica

  • Advisor: Kirk Jensen


  • Wint, Rhondene

  • Advisor: Mike Cleary


  • Alvarez, Julia

  • Advisor: Kirk Jensen


  • Barros, Irina

  • Advisor: Justin Yeakel


  • Bazmi, Maedeh

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Davalos, Oscar

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Ligunas, Gloria Denise

  • Advisor: Chih-Wen Ni


  • Orozco, Donnoban

  • Advisor: Fred Wolf


  • Vasquez, Yumary

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Vazquez, Carlos

  • Advisor: Wei-Chun Chin


  • Waterston, Anthony

  • Advisor: Filipp, Fabian


  • Varadan, Ambarish

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Gunasekaran, Deepika

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Saxberg, Alexandra

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Waer, Christi

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Yu, Feng

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Mendoza, Maria

  • Advisor: Kara McCloskey


  • Nguyen, Namkha

  • Advisor: Aaron Hernday


  • Maynard, Reo

  • Advisor: Miriam Barlow


  • Stever, Heather

  • Advisor: Gordon Bennett