Siobhan A. Braybrook, PI.
Email: siobhanb (at) ucla.edu
Siobhan obtained her BSc Honors in Plant Biology from the University of Guelph, Canada, and her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of California at Davis, USA with John Harada. She began researching plant mechanics during her NSF-funded post-doc in the lab of Cris Kulemeier in Bern, Switzerland. Siobhan moved to Cambridge in January 2013 to set-up The Plant Mechanics Group at The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge. In July of 2017, the lab moved to the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA. Siobhan likes anything to do with shapes in plants, from sunflower patterning to pavement cell shape.
Lauren Dedow, Senior Research Associate and Lab Manager.
Email: ldedow (at) ucla.edu
Lauren recently completed her PhD at UC Riverside, on RNA biology. She has joined the lab to help keep us on track and bring her molecular biology expertise to our aid!
Firas Bou Daher, Project Scientist
Email: firasb (at) ucla.edu
Firas received his Dipl. Agricultural Engineering from the Lebanese University, Beirut, and an M.Sc. in Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology from Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece. He then obtained his Ph.D at the University of Montreal with Anja Geitmann, followed by a post-doc with Jaideep Mathur at the University of Guelph, Canada. Firas is interested in the cytoskeleton control of cell growth, adhesion and tissue coordination.
Marina Linardić, Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: linardicm (at) ucla.edu
Marina has a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Ecology and Nature Protection from the University of Zagreb. She has a lot of experience in algal ecology and physiology. She recently received Marina studies cell wall mechanics and shape growth in brown algae.
Triet Ngo, Biology major
Tiffany Huang, MCDB major
Shiva Bayatmalayeri, MCDB major
Ashley Royce, Biochem major and Biomedical minor
Shiva Bayatmalayeri, 3rd year
Skye Grimm, 1st year
Braybrook Group, Spring 2019
Braybrook Group, Summer 2016
(MIA: Tom and JJ)
Braybrook Group, Winter 2016
Braybrook Group, Summer 2015
J Louis Kaplan, PhD Student
Yuanjie (JJ) Chen, PhD Student
Katie Leap and Devin Gibbs, UCLA Rotating graduate students
Marina Linardić, PhD Student
Roza Vőfély, Graduate Student
Thomas Torode, Post-doctoral Researcher
Adi Naamati, Research Assitant
Shen Bayon de Noyer, Research Assistant
Marco Aita, Post-doctoral researcher
Emily Marr, Undergraduate, Plant Sciences Part II Project.
Summer interns 2015: Jack Clough and Molly Murton (King’s College)
Joanna Wolstenholme, Undergraduate, Plant Sciences Part II Project.
Simon Butterworth, Undergraduate Researcher. Nat Sci.
Amy Roberts, Undergraduate Researcher, UROP Summer Project
Amish Gir, Undergraduate Researcher. Plant Sciences Part II Project.
Ashley Manton, Undergraduate Researcher, UROP Summer Project.
Alexis Peaucelle, Visiting Scientists via AgreenSkills.
Lihua Han, Senior lab technician