Hive Emeritus

Meet the former members of the Hive!

* denotes writers who also served as managing editors of the Hive.

Bela Abolfathi
DegreesPh.D., Physics & Astronomy, UCI, 2020 expected MS, Physics & Astronomy, UCI, 2016 BA, Physics, Reed College, 2011ResearchObservational cosmology and
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Hunter Allison
Degrees Physics Ph.D. in Summer 2021 (Hopefully!) Research I used very short x-ray pulses to take ultra slow-mo videos of
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Karen Arcos
Degrees Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience, Emphasis in Chicano Latino Studies UCI, 2020 expected MS, Cognitive Neuroscience, UCI, 2018 expected BA, Psychology,
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Thomas E. Baker
Degrees: Ph.D., Physics, UCI, 2017 expected MS, Physics, California State University, Long Beach, 2012 BS, Physics, California Polytechnic State University,
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Dhruba Banerjee
Degree MD, PhD, Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI, expected 2023 BA, Molecular and Cell Biology, Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley, 2013 Biography
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Brenna Biggs*
Degrees Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of California, Irvine (expected 2021) M.S. Physical Chemistry, University of California, Irvine (2020) B.S. Chemistry,
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Sarah Block*
Degrees PhD, Chemistry, UC Irvine, Expected 2018 BS, Biochemistry & Economics, 2013 Research Chemical cross-linkers for proteomics studies Biography I
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Adam Chin
Degrees Ph.D., Philosophy, UCI, 2024 (expected) M.A., Philosophy, UCI, 2021 (expected) B.A., Philosophy, UCSD, 2018 B.A., History, UCSD, 2018 Research
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Torin Dupper
DegreesPh.D., Chemistry, UCI, 2019 expected BA, Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2014ResearchGermanium Nanocrystal Synthesis and Assembly of Nanocrystal-based Thermoelectric MaterialsBiography Torin Dupper is
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Lauren Fleming*
Degrees MS, Ph.D., Chemistry, UCI, 2019 expected BA, Chemistry, The College of Wooster, 2014 Research Climate-relevant molecules in biomass smoke
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Krista Fruehauf*
Degrees PhD, Chemistry, UC Irvine, 2020 Expected BS, Physiology, UC Santa Barbara, 2015 Research Polymer hydrogel nanoparticles, polymer protein interactions,
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Candice Gellner
DegreesPh.D., Pharmacological Sciences, UCI, 2017 expected BS,Biochemistry, CSU, Sacramento, 2012ResearchEstablishing a Proper Model of Tobacco Dependence: Influence of Age and
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Chloe Groome
Degrees PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Irvine, expected 2022 MS, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Irvine, 2018 BS, Physics,
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David Herman*
Degrees Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, Emphasis in Exposure Sciences UCI, 2019 expected BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Education Minor, UCI,
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Autumn Holmes
DegreesPh.D.,Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UCI 2018 expected B.S., Microbiology, Minor in Spanish, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2012 Research: Mechanism
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Evelyn Hoover
Degrees MD/PhD expected, UCI, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, 2022 BS, Texas A&M University, Microbiology, 2013 Research I study host-pathogen interactions.
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Morgan Ingemanson
Degrees: Ph.D., Biology: Anatomy & Neurobiology, UCI, 2017 expected BA, Neuroscience, Pomona College, 2013 Research: Proprioception and motor learning after
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Alex Jarnot
Degrees PhD Chemistry (expected 2023) MS Chemistry (2018) BA Chemistry (2017) Research I study the chemistry of wildfire smoke and
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Rebecca Johnson
DegreesPh.D., Environmental Health Sciences: Environmental Toxicology, UCI, 2020 expected BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2015
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Kellen Kartub*
Degrees Ph.D., Chemistry, UCI, 2019 expected BA, Chemistry, Wellesley College, 2014 Biography As a Southern California native who spent her
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Samantha Leigh
Degrees PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI, 2019 Expected MS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI, 2017 BS, Marine and Environmental
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Paul Alexander Levine*
Degrees Ph.D. Earth System Science, UCI, candidate MA, Geography, UCLA BA, Geology/Biology, Brown University Research Land-atmosphere interactions, remote sensing, Earth
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Elena Liang
DegreesPh.D., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2017 expected MS, Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2014 BS, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, 2009ResearchSelective cell adhesion by nanotopography
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Victoria Lim*
Degrees M.S., Ph.D., Chemistry, UCI, 2020 expected B.S., Chemistry, Belmont University, 2015 B.S., Mathematics, Belmont University, 2015 Research Computer-aided drug
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Lancy Lin
DegreesPh.D., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2019 expectedM.S., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2017B.S., Bioengineering - Biotechnology, UC San Diego, 2013ResearchWearable and point-of-care (POC)
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Caitlin Looby
Degrees: Ph.D., Biological Sciences, UCI, 2017 expected MS, Biotechnology Sciences, Kean University, 2012 BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of
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Claudia Lopez Camara*
Degrees Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCI, 2020 expected MS, Nanoscience, Materials and Processes, University of Rovira i Virgili (URV),
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Margaret Lugin*
Degrees Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UCI, 2019 expected M.S., Chemical Engineering, UCI, 2016 B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, Minor in French, University of
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Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Degrees Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences: Environmental Toxicology, UCI, 2021 expected BA, Chemistry, Williams College, 2014 Biography Jessica is a graduate
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Kimia Montazeri
Degrees PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UCI (Expected 2021) MSc, Renewable Energies, University of Tehran (2015) BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran
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Maria Montchal
Degrees PhD, Neurobiology and Behavior, UC Irvine, expected 2019 MS, Neurobiology and Behavior, UC Irvine, 2017 BA, Psychology and French,
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Hurik Muradyan
Degrees Ph. D., Chemistry, UC Irvine 2020 expected B.S. Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 2014 Research  Biomimetic materials Biography I am a
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Kyle Naughton
Degrees:Ph.D., Physics, UCI, 2019 expected MS, Physics, UCI, 2016 BS, Physics, UC Santa Barbara, 2012ResearchStructure-function relationships of proteins in adaptive
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Sumner Norman
DegreesPh.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCI, June 2017 MS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCI, December 2017 BS, Mechanical Engineering, University
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Priyam Patel
Degrees Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, UCI, 2020 expected M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, UCI, 2017 B.S., Applied Physics, California
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Quang Pham
Degrees: Ph.D., Materials and Manufacturing Technology, UCI, 2020 expectedMS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCI, 2018BS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University
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Preeta Pratakshya
Degrees Ph.D., Chemistry, UCI, 2022 expected B.S.- M.S., Chemistry, NISER, 2017 Research Structure and assembly of cephalopod proteins Development of
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Maureen Purcell*
Degrees PhD, Social Ecology, UCI (expected 2021) MA, Social Ecology, UCI (2019) BA, Environmental Science, UCI (2012) Research Communication strategies
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Rachel Rosenzweig
Degrees Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, UCI, 2020 expected B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 2015 Biography Rachel
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Jaleal Sanjak
DegreesPh.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI, 2018 expected Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology Certificate, UCI, 2014 BS, Biotechnology, James Madison
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Alberto Soto
Loh Downs Knot My Problem Sing Song Test Click here for more by Alberto! Degrees Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
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Emily Sumner
Degrees Ph.D., Cognitive Sciences, 2020 M.A., Psychology, 2018 B.A., Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 2015 Research Cognitive development. Biography I am
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Will Thrift
Degrees Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, UC Irvine, 2019 expected MS, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Irvine, 2016 BS, NanoEngineering,
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Chris Toh
Degrees Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Expected 2021 M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2019 B.S., Bioengineering, 2017 Research I work on finding ways to
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Margaret Tse
Degrees Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UCI, 2017 expectedBS, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2012 Research Rare Event Sampling and Metastability
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Vivek Tyagi
Degrees M.S., Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, UCI, 2021 (expected) B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington, 2014 Research
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Kendra Walters
Degrees PhD, Biology, University of California - Irvine, 2021 (Expected) MS, Biology, University of California - Irvine, 2019 BS, Biology
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Sebastian Waz
Degrees Ph.D., Psychology, UC Irvine, Expected 2022 M.S., Statistics, UC Irvine, 2019 B.S., Cognitive Science, UCLA, 2016 Research I study
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Van Wifvat*
Degrees Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, UCI, 2019 expected MS, Mechanical Engineering, UCI, 2016 BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Saint Thomas, 2013
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Bryce Wilson
Degrees Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UCI, 2021 expectedMS, Chemical Engineering, UCI, 2018BS, Chemical Engineering, UCSD, 2016 Research Development of optical mechanotransduction
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Jessie Yaros
Degrees PhD, Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI, expected 2020 BS, cognitive science, UCSD, 2012 Biography The Other-Race Effect (ORE) is the
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Ted Yoo*
Degrees Ph. D., Materials Science, UCI, 2019 expected BS, Physics, Cal Poly Pomona, 2013 AA, Culinary Arts, Southern California School
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Jie Zheng
Degrees Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2018 MS, Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2015 BS, Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University, 2013 Research Illuminating the
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