Everything (or, at least a lot) about Microbiology at UC Davis

Note – written in 2014 – in need of update

So – getting lots of calls and emails and having local meetings with people interested in microbiology at UC Davis.  Rather than continuing to answer each person separately I am just going to put everything together on this page. Departments and groups with a major focus on microbiology.

Departments with a lot of people working on microbiology

Graduate Groups with a Major Focus on Microbiology

Educational Programs and Courses

Other related entitites


Individual People / Faculty / Groups with an Emphasis on Something Microbial

  1. Jason Adams. Pulmonary and Critical Care, SOM.
  2. John Adaska. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  3. Mark Anderson. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  4. Charles Bamforth. Food Science and Technology,  CA&ES.
  5. Nicole Baumgarth. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  6. Kendra Baumgartner. Crops Pathology and Genetics Research, USDA ARS.
  7. Andreas Baumler. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  8. Danielle Barille. Food Science and Technology.  CA&ES.
  9. Jacqueline Barlow. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Genome Center. CBS
  10. Peter Barry. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. SOM.
  11. Ramie Begum. Medical Microbiology and Immunology. SOM.
  12. Alison Berry. Plant Sciences, CA&ES.
  13. Alan Bennett, Plant Sciences, CA&ES.
  14. Charles Bevins. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  15. Linda Bisson, Viticulture and Enology.
  16. David Block, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, COE.
  17. Dori Borjesson. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  18. Richard Bostock. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  19. Kyria Boundary-Mills. Food Science and Technology.  CA&ES.
  20. Walter Boyce. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  21. C. Titus Brown. Population, Health, and Reproduction, SVM.
  22. Greg Browne. Crops Pathology and Genetics Research, USDA ARS.
  23. Barbara Byrne. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  24. Silvia Carrasco Garcia. Lecturer. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  25. Claire Casteel. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  26. Kristen Clothier. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  27. Gitta Coaker. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  28. Lark Coffee, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. SVM
  29. Sean Collins. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  30. Pat Conrad. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  31. Doug Cook. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  32. Abhaya Dandekar. Plant Sciences. CA&ES.
  33. Satya Dandekar. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
  34. Michael Davis. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  35. Scott Dawson. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  36. Jason DeJong. Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  37. Kathy DeRiemer. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
  38. Savithram Dinesh-Kumar. Plant Biology. CBS.
  39. Jonathan Eisen. Evolution and Ecology, CBS. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM. Genome Center.
  40. Lynn Epstein. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  41. Marc Facciotti. Biomedical Engineering. SOE.
  42. Bryce Falk. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  43. Julia Fan. Biological and Agricultural Engineering. SOE.
  44. Janet Foley. Medicine & Epidemiology. SVM.
  45. Heather Fritz. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  46. Amelie Gaudin, Plant Sciences
  47. Melanie Gareau. Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology. SVM.
  48. Angie Gelli. Pharmacology. SOM.
  49. J. Bruce German. Food Science and Technology.  CA&ES.
  50. Laurel Gershwin. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  51. M. Eric Gershwin. Rheumatology. SOM.
  52. Thomas R. Gordon. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  53. David Greenhalgh. Shriner’s Hospital.
  54. W. Douglas Gubler. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  55. Linda Harris. Food Science and Technology.  CA&ES.
  56. Dennis J Hartigan. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  57. Volkmar Heinrich. Biomedical Engineering. SOE.
  58. Matthias Hess, Animal Science, CA&ES.
  59. Wolf-Dietrich Heyer. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  60. James Hildreth. Molecular and Cellular Biology. CBS.
  61. Neil Hunter. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  62. Michele Igo. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  63. Louise Jackson. Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.
  64. Kevin Keel. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  65. Hailu Kinde. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  66. Bruce C. Kirkpatrick. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  67. Steve Kowalczykowski. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  68. Dan Kluepfel. Crops Pathology and Genetics Research, USDA ARS.
  69. John Labavitch. Plant Sciences. CA&ES.
  70. Michael Lairmore. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  71. Gregory Lanzaro. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  72. Rance LeFebvre.  Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  73. Patrick Leung. Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology. SOM.
  74. Johan Leveau. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  75. Michael Liebowitz. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  76. Su-Ju Lin. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS
  77. Bo Liu. Plant Biology. CBS.
  78. Frank Loge. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SOE.
  79. Paul Luciw. Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. SOM.
  80. Shirley Luckhart. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  81. N. James MacLachlan. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  82. Elizabeth Maga.  Animal Sciences.
  83. Maria Marco. Food Science and Technology.  CA&ES.
  84. Stanley Marks, Medicine and Epidemiology, SVM
  85. Neil McRoberts. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  86. Stephen Mcsorley.
  87. Asli Mete. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  88. Jack Meeks.  Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  89. Themis Michailides.
  90. Richard Michelmore, UC Davis Genome Center,
  91. Christopher J. Miller. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  92. Woutrina A. Miller. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  93. David Mills. Food Science and Technology. CA&ES.
  94. Robert Moeller. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  95. Brian Murphy. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  96. Lorena Navarro. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  97. Doug Nelson. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  98. Edward Panacek. Emergency Medicine. SOM.
  99. Becky Parales. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  100. Demosthenes Pappagianis. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  101. Niels Pedersen. Medicine and Epidemiology, SVM.
  102. Patricia Pesavento. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  103. Chris Polage. Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. SOM
  104. Chester Price.
  105. Katherine Ralston, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, CBS
  106. Colin Reardon, Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, SVM.
  107. William Reisen. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  108. David Rizzo. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  109. Jorge Rodrigues, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.
  110. Pamela Ronald.
  111. Jeff Ross-Ibarra. Plant Sciences.
  112. John Roth.  Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  113. Jeroen PJ Saeij. Veterinary Medicine. SVM
  114. Sumathi Sankaran. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  115. Michael Savageau. Biomedical Engineering. SOE.
  116. Jeffrey L. Scott. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  117. Thomas W. Scott. Entomology.
  118. Kate Scow. Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources.
  119. Barbara Shacklett. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  120. Kaz Shiozaki. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  121. Christopher Simmons. Food Science and Technology. CA&ES.
  122. Mitch Singer.  Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  123. Carolyn Slupsky, Department of Nutrition
  124. Jay Solnick. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  125. Athena Soulika. Dermatology. SOM.
  126. Charles Stephensen. Immunity and Disease Prevention Research Unit. USDA ARS.
  127. Ioannis (Yiannis) Stergiopoulos. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  128. Valley Stewart. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS.
  129. Jeffrey Stott. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  130. Sharon Strauss. Evolution and Ecology, CBS.
  131. Dawn Y Sumner. Earth and Planetary Sciences.
  132. Mysore Sudarshana. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  133. Venketesan Sundaresan, Plant Biology, CBS.
  134. Michael Syvanen. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  135. Ilias Tagkopoulos. Computer Science. SOE.
  136. George Thompson. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  137. Jose Torres. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  138. Nam Tran. Shriner’s Hospital.
  139. Renee Tsolis. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  140. Michael Turelli. Evolution and Ecology, CBS.
  141. Diane Ullman. Entomology and Nematology.
  142. Mark Underwood. Pediatrics. SOM.
  143. Francisco Uzal. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  144. Neal Van Alfen. Plant Pathology. CA&ES.
  145. Mariel Vasquez. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. CBS. Also in Mathematics.
  146. Elaine Waetjen, SOM.
  147. Bart Weimer. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM.
  148. Andrew Whitehead. Environmental Toxicology.
  149. Carl Winter. Food Science and Technology. CA&ES.
  150. Leslie Woods. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, SVM
  151. Stefan Wuertz. Civil and Environmental Engineering. SOE.
  152. Tilahun Yilma. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SOM.
  153. Glenn Young. Food Science and Technology. CA&ES.
  154. Ruihong Zhang. Biological and Agricultural Engineering. SOE.
  155. Huaijun Zhou. Animal Science.
  156. Xiangdong Zhu. Physics.
  157. Angela Zivcovik. Food Science and Technology. CA&ES.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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