Chancellor's and President's Postdoctoral Fellows for 2017-2018

  • Adam Steinbrenner, Division of Biological Sciences

    Adam Steinbrenner, Division of Biological Sciences

    President's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley
    Research Topic: How do legumes perceive and distinguish between pest-associated elicitors?
    Mentor: Eric Schmelz, UC San Diego, Department of Biological Sciences
    For more information click here.
  • Angelica Montenegro Reistra, Department of Pediatrics

    Angelica Montenegro Reistra, Department of Pediatrics

    President's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles
    Research Topic: Study of the innate immune responses to Trichomonas vaginalis
    Mentor: Victor Nizet, UC San Diego, Department of Pediatrics
    For more information click here
  • Brian León, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Brian León, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Research Topic: Identification and Assignment of Abyssomicin 2 and Spirohexenolide B [4+2] Cyclases
    Mentor: Michael D. Burkart, UC San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    For more information click here.
  • Christine N. Morrison, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Christine N. Morrison, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    President's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
    Research Topic: Fragment-Based Drug Discovery
    Mentor: Seth Cohen, UC San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    For more information click here.
  • Dequina Angelina Nicholas, Department of Reproductive Medicine

    Dequina Angelina Nicholas, Department of Reproductive Medicine

    President's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Biochemistry, Loma Linda University
    Research Topic: The role of free fatty acids in the function of gonadotropes
    Mentor: Pamela Mellon, UC San Diego, Department of Reproductive Medicine
    For more information click here.

     

  • Fernando Serrano, Department of History

    Fernando Serrano, Department of History

    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles
    Research Topic: Indigenous Workers in a Regional and Global Context
    Mentor: Dana Velasco Murillo, UC San Diego, Department of History
    For more information click here.
  • Jacqueline Kimmey, Department of Pediatrics

    Jacqueline Kimmey, Department of Pediatrics

    President's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Washington University in St. Louis
    Research Topic: Stabilization of HIF-1a to overcome neonatal susceptibility to Group B Streptococcus
    Mentor: Victor Nizet, UC San Diego, Department of Pediatrics
    For more information click here.
  • Kathryn Patras, Department of Pediatrics

    Kathryn Patras, Department of Pediatrics

    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Biology, San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego
    Research Topic: The role of Tamm-Horsfall protein in the female urogenital tract
    Mentor: Victor Nizet, UC San Diego, Department of Pediatrics
    For more information click here.
  • Lynn Yong-Shi Hou, Department of Communication

    Lynn Yong-Shi Hou, Department of Communication

    President's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin
    Research Topic: The emergence of words in new sign languages
    Mentor: Carol Padden, UC San Diego, Department of Communication
    For more information click here.
  • Peter Ramirez, Department of Medicine

    Peter Ramirez, Department of Medicine

    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, University of Utah
    Research Topic: Evolutionary approaches to probe the HIV-1 Env, Nef and SERINC5 relationship
    Mentor: John Guatelli, UC San Diego, Department of Medicine
    For more information click here.
  • Sergio Ita, Department of Medicine

    Sergio Ita, Department of Medicine

    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Virology, Harvard University
    Research Topic: Examining the Evolution of HIV Drug Resistance using the Pacific Biosciences Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) Deep Sequencing Platform
    Mentor: David Smith, UC San Diego, Department of Medicine
    For more information click here.
  • Theresa Ambo, Department of Education Studies

    Theresa Ambo, Department of Education Studies

    President's Postdoctoral Fellow
    Degree: Ph.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles
    Research Topic: California Tribes and the University: Decolonizing Institutional Relationships and Responsibility
    Mentor: Frances Contreras, UC San Diego, Department of Education Studies
    For more information click here.

For past Chancellor’s and President's Postdoctoral Fellows appointed in 1996 onward, please visit the fellows directory