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Current Group Members


Awards and Honors

2021               Inaugural Lina M. Obeid Junior Investigator in Sphingolipids

2017               British Journal of Pharmacology Lecture,

                       FASEB SRC on Lysophospholipids and Related Mediators

2016-2018     American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant (now Career Development Award)

2014-2015     Leon Levy Fellow in Neuroscience

2009-2012    NIH NCI Kirschstein-NRSA F32


2007              Eicosanoid Research Foundation Young Investigator Award

2004              National Academies of Science Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Fellow,

                       Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine

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Victoria A. Blaho, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Weill Cornell Medicine

Instructor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Instructor, Department of Neuroscience

Weill Cornell Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Missouri

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

University of Missouri

Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

University of Missouri

B.S., Biochemistry

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Josh Minyard

Research Assistant

Point Loma Nazerene University

B.S., Biology-Chemistry

Cat Brandon
Summer Lab Assistant

Beginning September 2021

University of California, Los Angeles,

MPH graduate student


University of California, Davis

B.S., Global Disease Biology

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Katie Larratt

Summer Lab Assistant

Senior, Neuroscience

University of California, Los Angeles

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Paloma Sánchez Pavón

Ph.D. Candidate

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Sanford Burnham Prebys MDI, Cell and Molecular Biology of Cancer Program

Research Assistant

Francisco de Vitoria University, Department of Biotechnology

Research Assistant

Instituto de Salud Carlos III Madrid, Department of Cellular Biology

Laboratory Intern

Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain

B.S., Biotechnology

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Danielle Jones

Priceless Research Administrative Specialist

University of California, Berkeley

B.A., English

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Rich Rivera, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist

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The Scripps Research Institute

Staff Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Department

The Scripps Research Institute

Senior Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biology

University of California, San Diego

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biological Sciences

University of California, San Diego

Ph.D., Biological Sciences

University of New Mexico

B.S., Biology

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