Meet The Hive

What is the LDOS “Hive”?

While some radio shows have writer/editor “staffs,” we consider the Loh Down on Science to be run by a “Hive.” The term was coined to invoke a community mentality where the ideas of the writers and editors are copacetic with that of Sandra Tsing Loh, our Queen Bee and program host. (Sandra’s note, delivered in eerie third person: “From LDOS’ first day with the fine grad students at UC Irvine (Zot Zot!), it was clear that Sandra was in exceptional company. The LDOS Fellows’ mastery of everything ranging from the subtle differences of “absorption” versus “adsorption” to the intricacies of Google drives made them hyper-capable of organizing themselves. Sandra typically just brings doughnuts.”) This form of “Hive” mind management enables the Loh Down on Science to continually produce radio-ready scripts that are both scientifically accurate and a loads of fun to hear. Buzz Buzz!

Alberto Soto
Loh Downs Knot My Problem Sing Song Test Degrees Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI, 2019 expected MS, Mathematics, UCI,
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Autumn Homes
Degrees Ph.D.,Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UCI 2018 expected B.S., Microbiology, Minor in Spanish, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2012 Research:
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Bela Abolfathi
Degrees Ph.D., Physics & Astronomy, UCI, 2020 expected MS, Physics & Astronomy, UCI, 2016 BA, Physics, Reed College, 2011 Research
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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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Candice Gellner
Degrees Ph.D., Pharmacological Sciences, UCI, 2017 expected BS,Biochemistry, CSU, Sacramento, 2012 Research Establishing a Proper Model of Tobacco Dependence: Influence
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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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Dawn Woodward
Degrees Ph.D., Earth System Science, UCI, 2019 expected BS, Mathematics: Life Sciences, Appalachian State University, 2014 Research Modeling economic carbon
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Elena Liang
Degrees Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2017 expected MS, Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2014 BS, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, 2009 Research Selective cell
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Jaleal Sanjak
Degrees Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI, 2018 expected Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology Certificate, UCI, 2014 BS, Biotechnology, James
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Kyle Naughton
Degrees: Ph.D., Physics, UCI, 2019 expected MS, Physics, UCI, 2016 BS, Physics, UC Santa Barbara, 2012 Research Structure-function relationships of
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Lancy Lin
Degrees Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2019 expected M.S., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2017 B.S., Bioengineering - Biotechnology, UC San Diego, 2013
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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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Margaret Tse
Degrees Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, UCI, 2017 expected BS, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2012 Research Rare Event Sampling and
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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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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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Quang Pham
Degrees: Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCI, 2020 expected MS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCI, 2017 BS, Mechanical and Aerospace
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Rebecca Johnson
Degrees Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences: Environmental Toxicology, UCI, 2020 expected BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst,
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Sumner Norman
Degrees Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCI, June 2017 MS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCI, December 2017 BS, Mechanical Engineering,
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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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Torin Dupper
Degrees Ph.D., Chemistry, UCI, 2019 expected BA, Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2014 Research Germanium Nanocrystal Synthesis and Assembly of Nanocrystal-based Thermoelectric
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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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