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Miranda Aiken

Miranda Aiken


maike001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Toxicology

Investigating the oxidation of chromium in the presence of manganese and iron oxides

Zahra Amiri

Zahra Amiri


zamir002@ucr.edu

Advisor: Amir Haghverdi

Environmental Sciences

Soil, water and crop modeling

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Sarah Avila-Barnard

Sarah Avila-Barnard


savil007@ucr.edu

Advisor: David C. Volz

Environmental Toxicology

Flame retardant-induced effects on epigenetic reprogramming during early development

Alexa Canchola

Alexa Canchola


acanc007@ucr.edu

Advisor: Ying-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Toxicology

Atmospheric pollution

Michelle Carr

Michelle Carr


mcarr034@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins

Environmental Sciences

Researching greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric pollution

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Valerie Carranza

Valerie Carranza


vcarr007@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins

Environmental Sciences

Trace gas emissions

Kunpeng Chen

Kunpeng Chen


kchen255@ucr.edu

Advisor: Ying-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Sciences

Climate effects and health effects of atmospheric brown carbon (BrC) substance; mechanisms and kinetics of formation of atmospheric pollutants.

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Yumeng Cui

Yumeng Cui


ycui027@ucr.edu

Advisor: Roya Bahreini

Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric Science

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Alyssa Duro

Alyssa Duro


aduro005@ucr.edu

Advisor: Daniel Hirmas

Environmental Sciences

Soils

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Isis Frausto-Vicencio

Isis Frausto-Vicencio


ifrau001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins

Environmental Sciences

Atmospheric trace gases

Aral Greene

Aral Greene


aralg@ucr.edu

Advisor: Pete Homyak

Environmental Sciences

Researching biogeochemical cycling specifically effects of nitrogen deposition in dryland watersheds. Interested in science communication with young learners

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Kristin Hamilton


khami010@ucr.edu

Advisor: Darrel Jenerette

Environmental Sciences

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Monica Hope


mhope003@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Sciences

Jean Claude Iraduku

Jean Claude Iradukunda 


jirad001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Amir Haghverdi

Environmental Sciences

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Dennise Jenkins


djenk002@ucr.edu

Advisor: Laosheng Wu

Environmental Sciences

Sasha Karapetrova

Sasha Karapetrova


akara032@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Toxicology

Sasha (she/they) is from Chicago, Illinois and graduated Pomona College with a B.A. in Molecular Biology and a minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies. Her current research focus is studying microplastics in terrestrial ecosystems.

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Michael Lum


mlum013@ucr.edu

Advisor: Ying-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Sciences

Benjamin Maki

Benjamin Maki


bmaki002@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Toxicology

Working on projects related to manganese release in soils and the subsequent contamination of groundwater

Yaning Miao

Yaning Miao


ymiao010@ucr.edu

Advisor: William Porter

Environmental Sciences

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Clare Murphy-Hagan

Clare Murphy-Hagan


cmurp025@ucr.edu

Advisor: Andrew B. Gray

Environmental Sciences

Researching fluvial trash and microplastic pollution fate and transport

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Johann Puespoek

Johann Puespoek


jpues001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Pete Homyak

Environmental Sciences

Biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in terrestrial ecosystems

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Talha Rafiq

Talha Rafiq


trafi001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins

Environmental Sciences

Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez


mrodr149@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins

Environmental Sciences

Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon/nitrogen cycling of California Dairies. Effect of land application of dairy manure/compost on greenhouse gas emissions

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Md Rubaiat Nurul Alam​​​​​​​

Md Rubaiat Nurul Alam​​​​​​​


malam034@ucr.edu

Advisor: Ying-Hsuan Lin

Environmental Toxicology

Chemical analysis of the toxic air pollutants and investigating the disease progression from biological aspects.

Anish Sapkota

Anish Sapkota


asapk001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Amir Haghverdi

Environmental Sciences

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Qingyang Shi

Qingyang Shi


qshi013@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Sciences

Exploring the degradation of halogenated organic compounds

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Amninder Singh

Amninder Singh


asing075@ucr.edu

Advisor: Amir Haghverdi

Environmental Sciences

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Samiksha Singh

Samiksha Singh


ssing179@ucr.edu

Advisor: Andrew B. Gray

Environmental Sciences

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Elizah Stephens


estep007@ucr.edu

Advisor: Pete Homyak

Environmental Sciences

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Danielle Stevenson

Danielle Stevenson


dstev013@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Toxicology

Applications for Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Agricultural Systems to Limit Heavy Metal Uptake in Food Crops

Nathan Sy

Nathan Sy


nsy001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Sciences

Contaminant fate and transport

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Lin Tan

Lin Tan


ltan042@ucr.edu

Advisor: King-Fai Li 

Environmental Sciences

Interested in global carbon cycle and chemistry-climate interaction.

Philip Tanabe

Philip Tanabe


ptana001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Daniel Schlenk

Environmental Toxicology

Linia Tashmim

Linia Tashmim


ltash001@ucr.edu

Advisor: William Porter

Environmental Sciences

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Shannel Thorpe


sthor017@ucr.edu

Advisor: Sam Ying

Environmental Sciences

Simmi Tomar

Simmi Tomar


fsimm001@ucr.edu

Advisor: Daniel Hirmas

Environmental Sciences

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Alyssa Valdez


avald118@ucr.edu

Advisor: Francesca Hopkins 

Environmental Sciences

Jenna Wiegand

Jenna Wiegand


jwieg002@ucr.edu

Advisor: David C. Volz

Environmental Sciences

Osmoregulatory impacts of environmental chemicals on fish embryos

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Eric Wineteer


ewine002@ucr.edu

Advisor: Hoori Ajami

Environmental Sciences

Yaxin (Jane) Xiong

Yaxin (Jane) Xiong


yxion024@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jay Gan

Environmental Sciences

Focusing on developing a tiered framework that integrates simple process-based, quantitative structure- property relationships to describe the CEC flux from the input sources, through the soil/root interface, and into leaves/fruits

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Yuhua Xiong

Yuhua Xiong


yxion002@ucr.edu

Advisor: Kurt Schwabe

Environmental Economics

Researching water economics and computational economics

Xiaoyan Yang

Xiaoyan Yang


xyang020@ucr.edu

Advisor: Haofei Zhang

Environmental Sciences

Air

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Tiantian Zhou

Tiantian Zhou


tzhou035@ucr.edu

Advisor: Jirka Šimunek

Environmental Sciences

Simulation of water stable isotopes transport in the vadose zone

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