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Shreyans (Archie)Patel
2021- 2023

Archie worked on applying CRISPR-CAS9 technology to study mechanisms of chromatin organizations. Outside the lab, Shreyans was the Vice-President of UCR's Friends of Médecins Sans  Frontières and a Supplemental Instructor for the Academic Resource Center. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and watching sports. Archie graduated from UCR in Spring 2023 with a major in Biology and is applying to medical schools. 


Yiming Guo Livelo

Yiming earned her BS degree in Bioscience from Sun Yat-Sen University in China where she studied posttranscriptional regulation of circadian clock in Neurospora crassa. She then completed her MS degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from San Diego State University where she studied rare skeletal muscle diseases. In our lab Yiming focused on the role of CAF-1 in cellular plasticity. She is currently doing her PhD at University of Alabama at Birmingham studying circadian rhythm disruptions in cardiovascular disease. In her free time, she enjoys playing badminton and tennis.


Sarah Miller

Sarah studied the role CAF-1 in embryonic stem cell differentiation during her time as an undergraduate researcher in our lab before receiving her BS in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology from UCR. She is currently studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance as a research technician at Keck School of Medicine of USC under Drs. Brad Spellberg and Brian Luna and will be joining the UNC Chapel Hill's Biological & Biomedical Sciences Program later this summer. Sarah enjoys reading, gardening, and roller skating when outside the lab. 


Jose Luis Orozco 2018-2019

Jose earned his BS in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology with a minor in Biomedical Research from UCLA where he studied a novel family of sterol transport proteins in Dr. Peter Tontonoz lab. As a Junior Specialist in our lab, Jose investigated the role non-coding RNAs in embryonic stem cells and cell fate commitment. Jose is applying to MD/PhD programs in hopes of becoming PI in the future.


Carmen Chiem

Carmen was the first undergrad to join the lab as a biochem major. Her research focused on the role of CAF-1 in cellular plasticity using ESC and blood progenitor models. In her free time Carmen enjoys training in martial. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from UCR in Spring 2021.

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