UC President's Postdoctoral Fellows at UC San Diego

2016-2017 Award Recipients and Continuing Fellows

Ibrahima Bah

  • Ibrahima Bah, Department of Physics

    Education:

    B.S., Physics, B.A., Mathematics, Lafayette College; M.S., Physics, University of Michigan; Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan

    Dissertation:

    Topics in Holography and Superconformal Field Theories

    Thesis Advisor:

    Leopoldo Pando Zayas, Professor of Physics, University of Michigan

    Research Topic:

    High-energy Theory

    Mentor:

    Ken Intriligator, Professor of Physics, UC San Diego

Corey E. Baker

  • Corey E. Baker, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Education:

    B.S., Computer Engineering, San Jose State University; M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles; M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida; Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida

    Dissertation:

    Low Energy Socially Cognizant Routing for Mobile Ad-hoc Social Networks

    Thesis Advisor:

    Janise McNair, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida

    Research Topic:

    Internet of things and software defined networks

    Mentor:

    Ramesh Rao, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Tara Javidi, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC San Diego

Kristopher Brannan

  • Kristopher Brannan, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

    Education:

    B.A., Biochemistry/Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder; Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Colorado, Denver

    Dissertation:

    Molecular analysis of transcriptional termination by human RNA polymerase II

    Thesis Advisor:

    David Bentley, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado, Denver

    Research Topic:

    The Role of HuR in Control of mRNA Fate During Motor Neuron Development

    Mentor:

    Gene Yeo, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego

Francisco Jose Contijoch

  • Francisco Jose Contijoch, Department of Medicine

    Education:

    B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; M.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

    Dissertation:

    Regional and load-independent function measured via real-time MRI

    Thesis Advisor:

    Robert Gorman, Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

    Research Topic:

    Advanced CT and MRI of cardiovascular function and anatomy. Specifically, imaging of coronary arteries during motion, quantifying pulmonary vascular obstructions, and right ventricular function in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

    Mentor:

    Elliot McVeigh, Professor of Bioengineering, Medicine, Radiology, UC San Diego

Jeramy DeCristo

  • Jeramy DeCristo, Department of Literature

    Education:

    B.A., English and Africana Studies, Vassar College; Ph.D. History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

    Dissertation:

    Blackness and the Writing of Sound in Modernity

    Thesis Advisor:

    David Marriott, Professor of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

    Research Topic:

    Black Sounds and their Fugitive Lives in Capture

    Mentor:

    Dennis Childs, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego

Lynn Yong-Shi Hou

  • Lynn Yong-Shi Hou, Department of Communication

    Education:

    B.A., Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

    Dissertation:

    “Making hands”: Family sign languages in the San Juan Quiahije community

    Thesis Advisor:

    Richard P. Meier, Professor of Linguistics and Angela M. Nonaka, Professor of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

    Research Topic:

    The emergence of words in new sign languages

    Mentor:

    Carol A. Padden, Professor of Communication and Center for Research in Language, UC San Diego

Jennifer Lynn Kelly

  • Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Department of Communication

    Education:

    B.A., Feminist Studies and Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought, New York University; Ph.D., American Studies with a Graduate Portfolio in Women's and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin

    Dissertation:

    Your Work is Not Here: Solidarity Tourism in Occupied Palestine

    Thesis Advisor:

    Barbara Harlow, Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin, and A. Naomi Paik, Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Research Topic:

    Tourism, Fragmentation, and the Asymmetries of Solidarity in Occupied Palestine

    Mentor:

    Gary Fields, Professor of Communication, UC San Diego

Adam Steinbrenner

  • Adam Steinbrenner, Division of Biological Sciences

    Education:

    B.S., Biology, Tufts University; Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley

    Dissertation:

    Recognition, Activation, and Signaling Functions of the Arabidopsis NLR RPP1

    Thesis Advisor:

    Brian J. Staskawicz, Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley

    Research Topic:

    How do legumes perceive and distinguish between pest-associated elicitors?

    Mentor:

    Eric A. Schmelz, Professor of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego