President – Neal Sweeney, UC Santa Cruz📧
I’m a Postdoc at UC Santa Cruz studying stem cell therapies for eye disease. I have been involved in political activism for many years and I also enjoy hiking, going to the beach and playing with my two kids.
I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Integrative Planetary Science at UC Berkeley studying experimental material properties at extreme pressures and temperatures in order to understand the deep interior of Earth and other planets. I have been a community and union organizer since graduating college. I believe that our research must be accountable to our communities and that the best research is conducted with the support of the best working conditions. True to my California roots, I enjoy hiking, biking, reading, playing with cats, drinking craft IPAs, and eating sushi.
Sergeant At Arms – Charisse Winston, UC San Diego📧
I am a Postdoctoral scholar at UCSD where I study Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis and identify blood-based biomarkers for early AD diagnosis. In addition to my research interests, I am passionate about community outreach, mentorship, increasing STEM education to under-represented and minority youth, and effectively communicating science to the public. Outside of the lab, I love to travel, visit winerys, listening to live music and watching movies.
Member At Large (PD) – Stephany Chacon, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
I’m a Postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Ecology department within Climate and Ecosystem Sciences (EESA). I work on microbial feedbacks to soil organic matter under fluctuating drought conditions in humid tropical forests. I am conducting fieldwork in Panama and laboratory work in Berkeley. My research interests include understanding soil organic matter in a changing world. I love corgis (~all dogs really), camping, nature, knitting, trivia and playing Mario Kart.
Member At Large (AR) – Tina Bakolitsa, UC Berkeley
Guide – Gerard Ariño-Estrada, UC Davis📧
I am an assistant project scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis and my research is on developing imaging systems to improve current diagnostic and dosimetry capabilities in healthcare. I was also a bargaining team member of the Academic Researchers (AR) unit in the 2019 campaign, the nation’s first contract for AR positions. I believe we all can contribute to improving the research environment at the University of California by establishing policies that benefit Postdocs, ARs, and the university.
Campus Chair – Anne-Christin Klotz
Recording Secretary – Raul Rodriguez
Head Steward – Naomi Latorraca
Head Steward – Florian Drescher
Head Steward – Matthew Shutzer
Campus Chair – Howard Isaacson
Recording Secretary – Stacey S. Frederick
Head Steward – Bo Tan
Campus Chair – Tim Kodalle
Recording Secretary – Jesse Livezey
Head Steward – Rajiv Ramanujam Prabhakar
Campus Chair – Chris Hart
Recording Secretary – Adam Davis
Campus Chair – Paul Lott
I am an Assistant Project Researcher at UC Davis Genome Center. I’m a bioinformatician studying cancer biology and cancer health disparities in Latinos. In my free time, I enjoy spending it with three kids and heading up the Laguna Creek Makers – a STEAM group for kids.
Recording Secretary – Conor White
Head Steward – Tom Jara
Campus Chair – Zack Urbach
Recording Secretary – Bryan Neumann
Recording Secretary – Mia Villegas
Head Steward – Christopher Ma
Head Steward – Adam Schneider
Campus Chair – James Boocock
Recording Secretary – SJ Spencer
Head Steward – Daniel Carpenter-Gold
Head Steward – Elsie Jacobson
Campus Chair – Gabriel G. Edwards
Head Steward – George E. Aninwene II
Campus Chair – Bradford A. Barker
Recording Secretary – Ingrid M. Padilla Espinosa
Campus Chair – Tony Shahin
Recording Secretary – Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz
Campus Chair – Cecilia Rodriguez
Campus Chair – Tyler Bell
Recording Secretary – Adam Caparco
Head Steward – Andreas Härer
I am a Postdoc in the Ecology, Behavior & Evolution Section at UCSD studying the interaction between host organisms and their gut microbiota in threespine stickleback fish. Before I joined UCSD in February 2020, I completed my PhD at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, reading books, playing board games and discussing politics.
Head Steward – Daniel Blatter
Head Steward – Elide Pantoli
Head Steward – Joyce Chan
Campus Chair – Sonia Podvin
Recording Secretary – Chunnan Hsu
Campus Chair – Jade Moore
I am a postdoc in the department of Radiation Oncology at UC San Francisco. I study mechanisms to biologically augment radiotherapy in combination with immunotherapy in breast cancer using systems biology approaches. I enjoy playing sports recreationally, hiking, going to concerts and exploring new restaurants!
Recording Secretary – Anne Sapiro
Head Steward – Christian Macdonald
Head Steward – Archana Venkataraman
Head Steward – Alexandra Salvi
Campus Chair – Maike Roth
Recording Secretary – Luke Russell Bonser
I’m an Associate Professional Researcher in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. My research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying airway epithelial dysfunction in asthma. Outside of research, I like to spend time with my young family, watching Chelsea, and homebrewing.
Head Steward – Karnika Bhardwaj
Head Steward – Mohammad Naser
Campus Chair – Evan Plunkett
Recording Secretary – Tejas Navaratna
Campus Chair – Ryan McGreal
Campus Chair – Jordan Eizenga
Campus Chair – Vitor Hugo Serrão
Recording Secretary – Margherita Zavatta
I’m an assistant specialist in the field of agroecology. My research focuses on non-chemical alternatives to fumigation using integrated disease suppression approaches. I also study nutrient management in organic farming systems. The economic impact of the systems studied is also part of my research. I’d love to spend as much free time as possible with my family, gardening, climbing, biking or being in the ocean.
Laura Bogar, UC Santa Barbara
Daniel Karmelic, UC San Francisco
Eric Kent, UC Davis
Lisa Schwarz, UC Santa Cruz
Daniel Velez-Ramirez, UCLA