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
pre- Lab Manager
Ph.D., 1992, Scottish Crop Research Institute/Dundee
University, Scottland, UK
Ir. (combination of M.S. and B.S.), 1986, Wageningen
University, the Netherlands
B.A. 2019, University of California Berkeley
Ph.D 2022, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
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
REU student, 2022
Lab assistant 2022-2023
Work with Heeseung, Jinjin and Mien
Jinzheng Wang Postdoctoral scholar from 2014-2016 at Dehesh lab at UC Davis, 2016-2022 at Dehesh lab at UCR. Take a position as a Plant Scientist in a Biotechnology company.
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
Tyler Inskeep, 2021-2023, then he transferred to another lab at UCR.
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
Megan Hu, UCR 2019 RISE summer program student, Worked with Jinzheng Wang.
Jessalyn Yan, UCR 2019 RISE summer program student, worked with Liping Zeng.
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, worked with Jinzheng Wang.
Nahal Khalkhali: 2018 Summer RISE Program, UC Riverside, worked with Liping Zeng.
Srinija Maganti: 2018 Summer RISE Program, UC Riverside, worked with Jinshan (Coral) Jiang.
Will Sauers: 2018 Summer Program, University of Scranton, worked with Mien.
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.