Studying how genomes express themselves

Current Ardell Lab Members
Person Position Contact Years@Merced Office Research
photo of dave David Ardell Associate Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology 2008– SE228 Gene expression mechanisms; Coevolution with genomes
photo of Andrea Andrea Collins-Hed QSB Doctoral Candidate 2016– SE1398 Origins of Cells and Genetic Codes
Ardell Lab Postdoctoral, Doctoral and Masters Alumnae/Alumni
photo of Deepika Dr. Deepika Gunasekaran, Ph.D. QSB Doctoral Graduate
(co-advised with Prof. Clarissa Nobile)
2020–2023 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nobile Lab Evolution of the Biofilm Gene Regulatory Network in Candida species
photo of Fateme Dr. Fatemeh Hadi Nezhad, Ph.D. QSB Doctoral Graduate 2017–2023 Bioinformatics Scientist at Cabaletta Bio Algorithms to Compute Divergence of Functional Signatures and Orthology of tRNA Gene Arrays in Eukaryotes
photo of Rhondene Dr. Rhondene Wint, Ph.D. QSB Doctoral Graduate
(co-advised with Prof. Mike Cleary)
2017–2022 Bioinformatics Scientist at Mammoth Biosciences tRNA Expression Analysis and Genomics in Drosophila and Fungi
photo of Travis Dr. Travis Lawrence, Ph.D. QSB Doctoral Graduate 2013–2018 Senior Manager, Machine Learning at Pilot Flying J Sequence Bioinformatics; Phloclassifiers; Plant Systematics
photo of julie Dr. Julie Phillips, Ph.D. QSB Doctoral Graduate 2008–2013 Professor of Biology at Cumberland University Evolution of the tRNA Structure Function Map in Drosophila
photo of katie Dr. Katherine Harris Amrine, Ph.D. QSB Doctoral Graduate 2008–2013 Decision Science Manager at Meta Structure and evolution of tRNA-protein interactions
photo of wes Dr. Wes Swingley, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate Alum 2012-2013 Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University Origin of chloroplasts; Cyanobacterial tRNAs; Phylogeny with tRNA identity elements.
photo of ingemar Dr. Ingemar Ohlsson, Ph.D. Masters Project Student (Molecular Biotechnology/Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Sweden) Alum 2013 Researcher at Swedish Agricultural University (SLU) Orthogonal tRNAs in model organisms
photo of jennifer Jennifer R. (Liberto) Elhawary QSB Masters Student Alum 2015-2016 Research Data Analyst III at University of California, San Francisco
photo of Kristoffer Dr. Kristoffer Illergård Masters Graduate from Uppsala University Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics Data Scientist and Founding Partner at Reveal Evolution of Protein Structure
photo of katie Dr. Eva Freyhult Graduate from Uppsala University, Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics Now BILS (Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences) Expert Information Theory and tRNA Class-Informative Features
Former Ardell Lab Graduate and Undergraduate Research Associates
photo of Oscar Oscar Torres Gutierrez QSB Doctoral Candidate

2021–2023 Normalization Methods for Proteomics
photo of Ahmaree Ahmaree Sanders Bioengineering Undergraduate 2021–2022 Biology and Evolution of Long Non-Coding RNAs
photo of christian Christian Tran Undergraduate Researcher 2018–2019 Stochastic models for aaRS-tRNA networks
photo of alejandro Alejandro Hernandez NIH Bridges-to-Doctorate Undergraduate Researcher from Fresno State 2018– tRNA gene organization in Nematodes
photo of Cristhian Cristhian Gutierrez Huerta Third-Year Applied Mathematics and Molecular and Cellular Biology Double Major, JGI Summer Research Intern Genome and Metagenome Classifiers (with Hark)
photo of Hark Harkanwalpreet Sodhi Second-Year Bioengineering Major Genome and Metagenome Classifiers (with Cris)
photo of Kyle Kyle Kauffman UC Merced Graduate in Molecular and Cellular Biology Evolution of Complementarity
photo of Noelle Noelle Anderson Quantitative and Systems Biology first-year Rotation Student Iterated Learning Models
photo of Peter Peter Becich UC Merced/NSF Undergraduate Research Scholar in Computational Biology Code-Message Coevolution
photo of Peter Claudia Canales Fourth-Year Bioengineering Major Duration Hidden Markov Models
photo of Michael Michael Frisch Undergraduate Researcher in Bioengineering Now Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics Simulation of macromolecular interactions
photo of brian Brian Stark Undergrad Code-Message Coevolution