Director, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology
Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair
German National Academy of Sciences
Professor of Molecular Biochemistry
Ph.D., 1977, Sussex University, United Kingdom - Stress Physiology
B.S., 1972, Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran - Biology
Ph.D., 1992, Scottish Crop Research Institute/Dundee
University, Scottland, UK
Ir. (combination of M.S. and B.S.), 1986, Wageningen
University, the Netherlands
M.S 2015, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
B.S. 2012, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, Mexico
Ph.D., 2011, Capital Normal University, China
B.S., 2004, Qingdao Agricultural University, China
Ph.D., 2018, Seoul National University, Korea
B.S., 2007, Konkuk University, Korea
Ph.D., 2014, Fudan University, China
M.S., 2010, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Assistant Project Scientist
Ph.D., Wuhan University, China
B.S., Wuhant University, China
Ph.D., 2021, Michigan State University
B.S. 2013, Kalamazoo College
Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D., 2019, Huazhong Agricutural University
Postdoc, Huazhong Agricutural University
Worked as REU student in summer 2022 (June13-Aug19) with Heeseung.
Then started working in September 2022 with Mien both with research as general lab work
UC Riverside, Biology
CNAS scholar suumer research fellow
Now he is a graduate student at UC Riverside
Maha Chieb Postdoctoral scholar from France (2021)
Haiyan Ke (Former assistant specialist) Staff of UCR metabolomic core
Jishan Jiang Professor at China Agricultural University.
Cecilia Rodriguez-Furlan Postdoc in UC Riverside
Amancio José de Souza Coordinator of UCR metabolomic core
Changquan Wang Professor at Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Venkat Kolla worked on the starch to oil project.
Daniel Hayden accepted a Scientist position at Complete Genomics after leaving the Dehesh lab.
Hiromi Tajima took a postdoctoral position at a UC Davis lab after leaving the Dehesh lab.
Wassim Chehab became a research scientist at Rice University after leaving the Dehesh lab.
Roy Kaspi became a principal investigator with the Israel Agriculture Agency after leaving the Dehesh lab.
Zhiyong Zhang became a senior scientist at Hendrick Seeds after leaving the Dehesh lab.
Masa-Aki Oto took a position as a Scientist at Mendel Biosciences after leaving the Dehesh lab.
Former Graduate students
Mark Lemos graduated on 2018
Geoffrey Benn took a position as the BIS2C Academic Coordinator at UC Davis after completing his Ph.D.
Marta Bjornson joined Cyril Zipfel's lab as a Post-doc at The Sainsbury Laboratory Marta after completing her Ph.D.
Justin Walley is currently an assistant professor at Iowa State University.
Alexandria Salazar took a position at a biotech company doing lipidomics work after completing her M.S.
Former Undergraduate Students
Brain Zhang: worked in the lab from 2019-2022. He was supported by the PERSIST program, CNAS scholar summer research fellow. Now he is a graduate student in the Biochemistry department at UC Riverside
Ronit Krovidi: 2021 Summer RISE Program, UC Riverside
Dima Younes: 2016-2019, UC Riverside
Nahal Khalkhali: 2018 Summer RISE Program, UC Riverside
Srinija Maganti: 2018 Summer RISE Program, UC Riverside
Will Sauers: 2018 Summer Program, University of Scranton
Srinija Maganti: 2018-2020, UC Riveriside
Hao Chen Visting Post-doc, Zhejiang University, China.
Jinlong Guo Visting Assistant Professor, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, China
Yaqi Wang Visting Ph.D. candidate at Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Jiubo Liang Visiting Associate Professor, Southwest University, China
Gaoyang Zhang Visiting Assistant Professor, Shangrao Normal University, China
Haoqiang Yu Visiting Ph.D. Student Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Xiang He Visiting Ph.D. Student Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Jens Mühlenbeck visting Master Student, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster
Hongyu Liu returned to his faculty position at Northeast Agricultural University, China.
Panyu Yang was a visting Ph.D. student from China.
Mostafa Sarmast, Ph.D student at Shiraz University.
Yu Ni returned to her faculty position at Southwest University, Chongqing, China.
Ping Li returned to her faculty position at Shanghai University, China.
Caihua Gao was a visiting Ph.D. student at Southwest University, China.
Zhou Huang returned to her faculty position at Sichuan Agricultural University, China.
Liquan Zhu returned to his faculty position at Southwest University, Chongqing, China.
XingShun Song returned to his faculty position at the Northern Forestry University, China.
Yanling Wang returned to her faculty position at Xinjiang Agricultural University, China.