The Albeck Lab

We are part of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Department

Our Lab Wiki can be found here: Lab Wiki

Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

John Albeck || Bio

John is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology. He joined UC Davis in the summer of 2013.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Michael Pargett

Michael studies how cells internally process information in signaling pathways, using signal processing and model-based computational techniques. He completed his PhD at Purdue University and joined the lab at the start of 2014.

Alex Davies

Alex studies the dynamics of signaling cross-talk between cancer and stromal cells with a focus on exosome-mediated intracellular communication. He obtained his PhD and DVM from the University of California, Davis and currently works as a joint Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Mina Bissell and Dr. Albeck.

Didem Sarikaya

Didem studies natural variation in Insulin signalling and its effects on health using Drosophila melanogaster as a model. She completed her PhD at Harvard University, and joined the Albeck and Begun labs starting 2015.

Graduate Students

Taryn Gillies

Taryn is a 5th year graduate student in the BMCDB graduate group. Her research is focused on how cells use MAPK dynamics to encode downstream gene expression changes.

Breanne Sparta

Breanne is a 5th year graduate student in the BMCDB graduate group. She studies how cells coordinate metabolism and growth.

Nont Kosaisawe

Nont is a 2nd year graduate student in the BMCDB graduate group.

Lab Personnel

Carolyn Teragawa

Carolyn manages lab operations, and supports cell culture and microscopy experiments.

Heather Blizard

Heather is a Junior Specialist supporing a variety of cell culture and live-cell experiements.

Savannah Joy Tobin

Savannah is a Junior Specialist supporting projects on cancer therapeutics as well as the effect of extracellular matrix composition on intracellular signaling. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors in Biology in 2017.

Past Members

Kevin Distor

Kevin performed bioinformatics and image processing support (2013-2015).

Marta Minguet

Marta performed molecular biology, cell culture and live-cell experiments relating to ERK signaling (2013-2014).