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Van Winkle Lab


  • Ryan MendozaThird year Biological Sciences major with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. He is currently pre-med and hopes to be a surgeon one day. Looks under the microscope a lot but enjoys working in the lab where he can use his special ordered XL gloves. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball and soccer, sleeping, and hanging out with friends.
  • Jon RutherfordThird year Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering major with an emphasis in biomechanics. He performs a plethora of different duties that involve the computer including creating posters in Illustrator, resizing images in Photoshop, and revamping this website. Along with that, he helps out with lab work and will soon be learning laser microscopy. Following college he would like to go into industry and then come back for his masters in the nanotechnology field. When he has spare time Jon enjoys going out to the race track with the Davis motorsports club and cycling with the UC Davis cycling team.
  • Ravi UppalRavi Uppal was born in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. He moved to the United States when he was 11 years old and spent his middle school years in Sacramento, before moving to Marysville for High School. Ravi is currently a fourth year Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior major at UC Davis. He has spent time volunteering at the UCDMC and Sutter hospitals, and also works in the Van Winkle Research Laboratory at the Center for Health and Environment at UC Davis. After graduating, Ravi plans on going to medical school to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor.

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Laura Van Winkle Lab
Center for Health and the Environment

Bldg 3792 Rm 129
Old Davis Rd
Davis, CA 95616


(530) 754-9060


pcedwards at ucdavis dot edu |


Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

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