We are radiobio

Current RadioBio Staff

The UC Merced graduate students and professor responsible for making RadioBio.

RadioBio is supported by UC Merced's Quantitative and Systems Biology graduate group and by UC Merced's Graduate Division.

If you want to contact RadioBio, email us at radiobio@ucmerced.edu.

President Lillie Pennington studies plant adaptation.

President Lillie Pennington studies plant adaptation.

Vice President Julia Alvarez studies the immune response to infections of  Toxoplasma gondii.

Vice President Julia Alvarez studies the immune response to infections of Toxoplasma gondii.

Treasury Yumary Vasquez studies co-evolution of symbionts of endemic Hawaiin leafhoppers.

Treasury Yumary Vasquez studies co-evolution of symbionts of endemic Hawaiin leafhoppers.

Secretary Craig Ennis studies the development and unique antimicrobial resistance properties of microbial communities called biofilms.

Secretary Craig Ennis studies the development and unique antimicrobial resistance properties of microbial communities called biofilms.

Marketing Director Genevieve Mullins studies how immune cells communicate in autoimmune disease.

Marketing Director Genevieve Mullins studies how immune cells communicate in autoimmune disease.

Magistrate Anh Diep studies host immunity against  Coccidioides , the fungal pathogen responsible for Valley Fever.

Magistrate Anh Diep studies host immunity against Coccidioides, the fungal pathogen responsible for Valley Fever.

Editor-in-chief Sonia Vargas studies microbes in lakes and oceans.

Editor-in-chief Sonia Vargas studies microbes in lakes and oceans.

Fundraising Coordinator Betsabel Chicana studies the interactions between the skeletal and immune systems.

Fundraising Coordinator Betsabel Chicana studies the interactions between the skeletal and immune systems.

Event Coordinator Jackie Shay studies plant-microbe ecology and evolution.

Event Coordinator Jackie Shay studies plant-microbe ecology and evolution.

Faculty Advisor Dr. Gordon Bennett seeks to understand how complex animal-microbe symbioses co-evolve and shape biological diversity.

Faculty Advisor Dr. Gordon Bennett seeks to understand how complex animal-microbe symbioses co-evolve and shape biological diversity.

Kinsey Brock studies the evolution of colorful island reptiles through space and time.

Kinsey Brock studies the evolution of colorful island reptiles through space and time.

Bailey Carlson studies marine island systems to determine connectivity of populations and rates of evolution.

Bailey Carlson studies marine island systems to determine connectivity of populations and rates of evolution.

Cristie Donham Clement studies how the bone environment affects development of blood cells.

Cristie Donham Clement studies how the bone environment affects development of blood cells.

Austin Perry studies the evolution of biofilm formation in the most prevalent human fungal pathogen,  Candida albicans .

Austin Perry studies the evolution of biofilm formation in the most prevalent human fungal pathogen, Candida albicans.

Morgan Quail studies how environmental cues influence cell fate decisions.

Morgan Quail studies how environmental cues influence cell fate decisions.

Jasper Toscani Field makes phylogenetic software.

Jasper Toscani Field makes phylogenetic software.

Leila Wahab studies nitrogen cycling in soils.

Leila Wahab studies nitrogen cycling in soils.

Dean Wu studies forest ecology.

Dean Wu studies forest ecology.

 

RadioBio Alumni

The former staff members that helped make RadioBio what it is.

Angel Kongsomboonvech was a founding member of RadioBio.(December 2016 - December 2017)

Angel Kongsomboonvech was a founding member of RadioBio.(December 2016 - December 2017)

Rohit Gupta was a founding member of RadioBio.

Rohit Gupta was a founding member of RadioBio.

Jeff Lauder was a founding member of RadioBio. (December 2016 - September 2019)

Jeff Lauder was a founding member of RadioBio. (December 2016 - September 2019)

Akshay Paropkari. (August 2017 - May 2018)

Akshay Paropkari. (August 2017 - May 2018)

Cininta Pertiwi.

Cininta Pertiwi.

Thaddeus Seher was a founding member of RadioBio.

Thaddeus Seher was a founding member of RadioBio.

Stephen Wilson was a founding member of RadioBio. (December 2016 - May 2019)

Stephen Wilson was a founding member of RadioBio. (December 2016 - May 2019)

Dr. Fred Wolf was RadioBio’s first faculty advisor. His initial support helped get RadioBio established and successful. He gave us the initial idea to start a podcast and secured us the space to record and the funding to get equipment. (December 2016 - April 2019)

Dr. Fred Wolf was RadioBio’s first faculty advisor. His initial support helped get RadioBio established and successful. He gave us the initial idea to start a podcast and secured us the space to record and the funding to get equipment. (December 2016 - April 2019)