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Lab Photo 2020

Group photo of the Dillman Lab taken via Zoom 06/01/2020. Top left to right the photo includes Harpal Dhillon, Adler Dillman, Dihong Lu, Jake Schurkman, Ogadinma Okakpu, Sophia Parks, and Kyle Anesko.

Principle Investigator

Adler R. Dillman
Associate Professor, Department of Nematology, UCR
Joined UCR faculty in February, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford, 2013-2014
PhD, Caltech, 2012
BSc, Brigham Young University, 2006
adlerd@ucr.edu

Senior Scientists

dihong

Dihong Lu
Assistant Project Scientist
PhD, Pennsylvania State Unversity, 2013
BSc, Nankai University, China, 2007
dihong.lu@ucr.edu

Irma Tandingen De Ley
Associate Project Scientist
PhD, University of the Philippines, 1993
MSc, University of the Philippines, 1985
BSc, University of Southern Mindanao, 1977
itdeley@ucr.edu

Postdoctoral Scholars

Harpal Dhillon
PhD, APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, India, 2017
MSc, Chatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, India, 2006
BSc, Chatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, India, 2004
harpald@ucr.edu
   

Graduate Students

Sophia Parks
Environmental Toxicology, UCR
BSc, UCR, 2017
spark099@ucr.edu

Ogadinma Okakpu
Biomedical Sciences, UCR

ookak001@ucr.edu

Jacob Schurkman
Microbiology, UCR
BSc, University of Redlands, 2017
jschu011@ucr.edu

Kyle Anesko
Environmental Toxicology, UCR
BSc, UCR, 2018
kanes001@ucr.edu

Undergraduate Students

Alireza Hamidzad

Brandon Lukwago

Joshua Malilay

Chau Nguyen

Kunal Ram

Lab Alumni

-Kamren Monalo – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher 2018-2019.
-Cody Stoelk – Undergraduate intern visiting from BYU, 2019.
-Bailey Benson – Undergraduate intern visiting from BYU, 2019.
-*Dennis Chang – Graduate student, 2016-2019 in CMDB. Graduated in December 2019. The second graduate student to graduate from the Dillman Lab. Currently a Technical Application Scientist at Thermo Fisher.
-*Tiffany Baiocchi – Graduate student, 2015-2019 in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Graduated in June 2019. The first graduate student to graduate from the Dillman Lab. Currently an Assistant Professor at Lassen County Community College.
– *Kassandra Kin – (CMDB Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher 2016-2019.
– *Valentina Alonso – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher 2017-2019.
– *Nathan Mercado – (Biochemistry Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher 2017-2019.
– Damian Juncaj – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher 2018-2019.
– Chunji Li – (Associate Professor) Visiting scholar from Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. 2018-2019.
– Todd Lenz – Rotating PhD. Candidate, Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics, UCR 2018.
– Sally Padayao – Rotating PhD. Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UCR 2018.
– *Christian Bowman – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2018.
– *Shyon Nasrolahi – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2017-2019.
– Hector Villa – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2017-2018.
– *Lauren Braun – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2016-2018.
– Jordan Lillibridge – Rotating PhD. Candidate, Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, UCR 2017.
– Gillian Wright (Biochemistry Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2017.
– Sara Reyes – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2017.
– *Keyun Zhang – (Associate Professor) Visiting scholar from Nanjing Agricultural University, China. 2016-2017.
– Paul Medina – (CMDB Major, transfered to UCLA) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2016-2017.
– *Lauren Allison – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2016-2017.
– *Sudarshan Aryal – Postdoctoral researcher 2015-2017. He left our lab to accept a position as Senior Scientist in Nematology at Marrone Bio Innovations.
– *Carter Gerke – (Microbiology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2016-2017.
– Sowgand Bashiri – (Microbiology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2017.
– *Grant Lee – (Biology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2016.
– *Claudia Sepulveda – (Microbiology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2015-2016.
– Tynan Young – Rotating PhD. Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UCR 2016.
– Jacob MacWilliams – Rotating PhD. Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UCR 2016.
– Andrea Chy – (Microbiology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2016.
– Sullivan Truong – (Microbiology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2016.
– Jeanette Barriga-Hernandez – (Microbiology Major, UCR) – Former undergraduate researcher, 2016.
– Angela Reinert – Rotating PhD. Candidate, Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics, UCR 2015.
– Mateo Espinosa – Rotating PhD. Candidate, Microbiology, UCR 2015.
(* co-author on one or more of our publications)

Old Lab Photos

Lab Picture (2019)Group photo of the Dillman Lab taken on May 30,2019 by UCR/Stan Lim.

Lab Picture (2016)Group photo of the Dillman Lab taken on December 1st, 2016.