Braslau Research Group

at UC Santa Cruz

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Previous Braslau Group Members

Graduate Students

Jerin Tasnim (Masters 2015-2021)

Dr. Longbo Li (Ph.D. 2016-2020)

Wiley Schultz-Simonton (Masters 2013-2019)

Dr. Chad Higa (Ph.D. 2013-2018)

• 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

• Ana Paula Kitos Vasconcelos (2019-2021)

• Samantha Champ (ACCESS summmer undergraduate 2020)

• Rosa Rocha Zamora (ACCESS summmer undergraduate 2019)

• José J. Ramirez (ACCESS summer undergraduate 2017)

• 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

Jirapon Sae-Jew (visiting international scholar 2018)

• 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 2018

Anselmo at Moss Landing Harbor

Group Kayak Trip to Elkhorn Slough 2006

Jeff in lab

Group Kayak Trip to Elkhorn Slough 2013

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

Avery, Patrick, Ana Paula and Chayo at Natural Bridges State Park