Current Lab Members

Principle Investigator and staff

Ksenia Krasileva

Assistant Professor

PhD in Microbiology

DE in Genomics and Computational Biology


China Lunde Shaw

Laboratory Manager


Rakesh Kumar

Assistant Project Scientist

PhD in Plant Biotechnology


Ramona Osbey

Laboratory Staff



Lorena Parra


PhD in Plant Biology


Wei Wei


PhD in Crop Sciences




Graduate students

Frances (Grace) Stark

PhD candidate in Microbiology

Chancellor Fellowship

Graduate Level Scholarship at the Sonoma County Mycological Association


Boyan Xu

PhD candidate in Mathematics

Designated Emphasis in Computational Biology

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship


Kyungyong Seong

PhD student in Microbiology

DE in Genomics and Computational Biology

Berkeley Fellowship


Chandler Sutherland

PhD candidate in Plant Biology

DE in Genomics and Computational Biology

Grace Kase Fellow


Undergraduate students

Mari Torii-Karch

Undergraduate student



Daven Lim

Undergraduate student

Computer Science


Ann Palayur

Undergraduate Student

Microbial Biology


Griselda Ramirez-Bernardino

Undergraduate student

Plant Biology and Genetics


Krasileva Lab Alumni


Andrew Deatker (2016-2019) Afterwards, research assistant at The Sainsbury Laboratory.

Dr Christian Schudoma (2016-2017) Afterwards, member of Core Bioinformatics Group, Earlham Institute.

Dr Francesca Stefanato (2015-2016) Afterwards, at the John Innes Centre.


Dr Janina Tamborski (2019-2022), Afterwards, postdoc at Stanford

Dr Elisha Thynne (2017-2020). Afterwards, postdoc at Max Plank Institute.

Dr Dina Raats (2015-2018)

Dr Paul Bailey (2015-2017) Afterwards, bioinformatician at Kew Gardens

Dr Gulay Dagdas (2015-2017)

PhD students

Dr Erin Baggs (2016-2022) - after graduation, research scientist at Sound Agriculture

Dr Pierre Joubert (2019- 2023) - after graduation, post-doc at Technische Universität Dresden

Rotation students

2022: Marlo Hall, Antonio Chapparo

2021-2022: Ryan Kennealy

2020-2021: Yiling Fang, Dean Pettinga

2019-2020 : Lauren Hamm, Hang Xue, Brady Lee, Nathan Diplock

2018-2019 Lorenzo Washington

Norwich Research Park, 2016-2017: Joanna Feehan. Currently, postdoc with Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory

Pre-doctoral students

Anne Nakamoto (2022-2023). Afterwards, PhD student in Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics at the University of California Santa Cruz

Reshi Shanmuganathan (Summer 2018). Afterwards, PhD student with Claude Becker, Gregor Mendel Institute.

Ruby O'Grady (2018). Afterwards, Science Communications Officer at John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory

Amelie Heckmann (2016-2017). Afterwards, PhD student with Fiona Doohan, University College Dublin


Anne Nakamoto (2020-2022). Molecular and Cell Biology (Genetics, Genomics, and Development), Computer Science Minor.

Duke Yuvaraj (2022-2023) Molecular and Cellular Biology

Ashley Bendl (2022-2023) Molecular and Cell Biology, Psychology

Sarah Song (2021-2022) Statistics & Genetics and Plant Biology

Marcus Varni (2022) Genetics and Plant Biology & Molecular and Cell Biology.

William Cumbelich (2022) Genetics and Plant Biology

Engie Mostafa (2021) Molecular and Cellular Biology, minor in Global Studies and Public Policy

Mark Tiersma (2019-2021) Molecular and Cellular Biology - Afterwards, staff scientist at Stanford

Daniel ChoAnn (2020-2021) Molecular and Cellular Biology

Celine Bellegarda (2018-2019) Molecular Environmental Biology, minor in Chemistry - Afterwards, staff scientist at UCSF

Aman Sidhant (Fall 2018) Computer Science - Afterwards, programmer at Microsoft