Braslau Research Group

at UC Santa Cruz

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Previous Braslau Group Members

Graduate Students

• Jennifer Petraitis (Masters 2012-2017)

Dr. Aruna Earla (Ph.D. 2012-2016)

Dr. Joy Chittreeya Tansakul (Ph.D. 2006-2012)

Dr. Frank RIvera III (Ph.D. 2005-2011)

• Elizabeth Flynn (Masters 2010-2011)

Dr. Jean Ruehl (née Waldbieser) (Ph.D. 2003-08)

• MariEllen Cottman (Masters 2007-2008)

Dr. Greg O’Bryan (Ph.D. 2004-07)

• Wilson Chau (Masters 2004-07)

Dr. Nicole Hill (Ph.D. 2003-07)

Dr. Anna Tsimelzon (Ph.D. 1999-2005)

Dr. Aaron Nilsen (Ph.D. 1998-2005)

• Crystal Gonzalez (Masters 2001-04)

Dr. Marc Anderson (Ph.D. 1996-2001)

Dr. Neeta Thakur (née Naik) (Ph.D. 1993-99)

• Susan Kendig (Masters 1992-1995)

Undergraduate Students

• Kindness Nwakudu (ACCESS summer undergraduate 2015)

• Wendell Scott (2014-2015)

• Danny Moran (undergraduate 2014-2015)

• Jessica Golden (undergraduate 2012-2013)

• John Buell (undergraduate 2010-2011)

• Natalie Peer (ACCESS summer undergraduate 2010)

• Erin Lilie (undergraduate 2008-2009)

• Dr. Nic Matsumoto (undergraduate 2007-2008)

• Jennifer Jarvis (undergraduate 2005-6)

• Gabriel Overholzer (SURF summer undergraduate 2006)

• Cynthia Morimoto (undergraduate 2005-6)

• Jullan Wong (undergraduate 2004-05)

• Kerrian Fuller (ACCESS summer undergraduate 2005)

• Colin Kubarych (SURF summer undergraduate 2005)

• Dr. Laura Mueller (SURF summer undergraduate 2004)

• Dr. Jeff Henise (undergraduate 2002-04)

• Dr. Rushia Turner (undergraduate 2002-03)

• Dr. Jennifer Gewandter (SURF summer undergraduate 2003)

• Dr. Stephen Born (undergraduate 2000-02)

• Dr. Erin Murphy (SURF Summer undergraduate 2002)

• Lindsay Comeaux (undergraduate 2000-01)

• Jennifer Cash (SURF summer undergraduate 2001)

• Michael Shin (SURF summer undergraduate 2000)

• Armando Jimenez (ACCESS summer undergraduate 2000)

• Patty Diaz (CAMP summer undergraduate 1999)

• Dr. Tevye Kuykendall (undergraduate 1999-2000)

• Nate Henson (SURF summer undergraduate 1999)

• Dr. Terra Haddad (undergraduate 1998-99)

• Bonnie Lee (SURF summer undergraduate 1998)

• Laura Kahn (summer undergraduate 1998)

• Michael Siano (undergraduate 1996-1997)

• Dr. Pat Papa (SURF summer undergraduate 1996)

• Leland C. Burrill II (undergraduate student & lab technician 1994-6)

• Dr. Garth A. Kinberger (SURF summer undergraduate 1995)

• Todd Wedeking D.D.S. (undergraduate 1993-1994)

• Prof. Lara Mahal (undergraduate 1994-5)

• Amy Horsma (SURF summer undergraduate 1994)

• Ken Lanham (summer undergraduate 1993)

• Elana Metlizky M.D. (summer undergraduate 1992)

Postdoctoral Scholars

• Dr. Friederike Schäffner (2011)

• Dr. Praveen Thoniyot (2002-03)

• Dr. Jon Axon (1996-98)

• Dr. Vladimir Chaplinski (1996-98)

• Dr. Heiko Kuhn (1993-4)

• Prof. Indrapal Singh (1992-93)

• Dr. Aline Heimbel (1992-93)

Visiting International Scholars

• Anselmo De Prado Abellan (visiting international scholar 2013)

• Dr. Niwat Ningnuek (visiting international scholar 2005-06)

• Dr. “Soon” Thanchanok Thongpaisangwong (visiting international scholar 2003-04)

• Dr. Fredrik Pettersson (visiting international scholar 2000)

• Francesco Tortorella (visiting international scholar 1997-1998)


Technical Associates

• Rod Howden (lab technician 1996-7)

• Leland C. Burrill II (lab technician 1995-6)

Group Kayak Trip to Elkhorn Slough 2013

Anselmo at Moss Landing Harbor

         Department Holiday Party December 2013

back: Anselmo, Wiley; middle: Danny, Chad, Elliot; front: Aruna, Rebecca, Jen

Jeff in lab

Group Kayak Trip to Elkhorn Slough 2006

Niwat with pyrene samples

Soon and Nicole

Halloween 2005:

Rebecca as Spider Dinner, Nicole as Rebecca

Nic at ACS Undergraduate Symposium

Group Trip to Point Reyes 2004

Rebecca, Erin, and emeritis Prof. Joe Bunnett

Rebecca, Aruna, Jen, Friederike, Johannes & Joy