Matthew Michel graduated with a Master of Science from the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Group. During his time at the Nicklisch Laboratory Matthew worked on the design of database tools analyzing transporter-chemical interactions and method development projects for isolating vacuoles from plant tissue.
In the future Matthew wants to continue to do work with agricultural chemistry, specifically in plant breeding and molecular characterization of crops.
All the best wishes in his future endeavors for M.S. Matthew Michel!
Angela received the UC LFRP 2023 AAUW In-Residence National Laboratory Graduate Fellowship which will allow her to collaborate with Dr. Bruce A. Buchholz at the AMS facility in LLNL. Her project was selected for two years of full scholarship.
Angela received the 2022-23 AAUW International Doctoral Fellowship award for her research proposal on chemical exposure effects on queen and worker bee gut microbiome structure and health.
PhD student Angela Encerrado received the 2022 Jastro-Shields fellowship award for her research proposal on metabolism of pesticides in honeybee colony members.
Angela received the highly competitive 2022 PAm-Costco USA Scholarship for outstanding scholars who are dedicated to making an impact on honey bee health and the sustainability of beekeeping. Her project won first place for 3 years of full scholarship.
Recent graduate Lily Hinh presented her poster titled Impacts of Transporter-Chemical Interactions and the Importance of a Database at the CBS Dean’s Circle Undergraduate Research Conference. Her poster highlights her work supporting database development and data curation and made the case for cataloguing transporter-chemical interactions in a centralized and all-inclusive database.
Presenting our recent study on the first biochemical characterization of Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) ABCB1 transporter (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2021.109101) at the 2022 SOT Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Master’s student Matthew Michel was awarded additional Jastro-Shields funding for his research proposal to characterize the vacuolar transport of lignin monomers during cell wall synthesis. Matthew has been growing Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress), Picea abies (Norway spruce), and Medicago sativa (alfalfa) to explore using different plant tissues for transport characterization experiments.
PhD student Angela Encerrado received the 2021 Fumio Matsumura Graduate Award for her research proposal on the “Effects of Pesticides/PFAS co-exposures on queen and worker bee gut microbial community structure and health“.
PhD student Angela Encerrado and masters student Matthew Michel both received the 2021 Jastro-Shields fellowship award for their research proposals on the honeybee gut microbiome and lignin monomer transporters respectively.