Rizzo Lab
University of California
Rizzo Lab

Undergraduate Assistants


Current Undergraduates

Rino Oguchi

Valerie Wuerz 


Undergraduate Alumni


Roma Bhagia


Roma worked in the Rizzo Lab from March 2013 through Spring 2015. She graduated with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. Roma will be starting medical school in Fall, 2015. We are very excited for her! Roma enjoys hiking, watching movies, cooking, running half marathons, and most of all relaxing. 






Amanjot Kaur


I am studying Biotechnology with a specialization in Plants. I plan on obtaining my masters and PhD in either the field of Plant Pathology or Biochemistry/Biology with an emphasis in Biotechnology. My ambition is to either work for the USDA as an Agriculture Scientist or serve my community by becoming a University Professor. Aside from studies, I enjoy exploring nature, singing, dancing, running and talking!




Grace Scott



Grace has been working in the Rizzo Lab since April, 2014. She is a fourth year Plant Biology major and Economics minor. When not in the lab, Grace helps plan UC Davis's annual Picnic Day as the Chair. She also likes three-day weekends, cappuccinos, and samples at Costco. Grace is excited to be part of the Rizzo Lab and to work with a team of enthusiastic people.



Kayla Spawton


Kayla worked in the Rizzo lab from January, 2013 through September 2014. She is a class of 2014 undergraduate with a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity and a minor in Fungal Biology and Ecology. In the future, she plans on attending graduate school to study the ecological interactions between fungal pathogens and plants in native or agricultural systems in order to make more informed decisions to manage fungal pathogens. 






Daniel Wong


Daniel worked in the Rizzo Lab from June, 2013 through June, 2014. Daniel is a transfer student from Fremont, California, studying Ecological Management and Restoration. Daniel graduated from UC Davis in June, 2014, and hopes to pursue a career in environmental planning or consulting. His goal in life is to make scientific research more accessible to the people, in hopes to improve decision making for policy makers and planners. 

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