The Hunter lab strives to understand the molecular mechanisms and regulation of homologous recombination in the context of meiosis. The lab synthesizes molecular genetics, cell biology and biochemical approaches to understand how chromosomes are accurately distributed into gamete cells.

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Latest News

Welcome to our newest lab member Shankar Kapnoor!
Our lab’s biochemist team is growing. (June 2023)

Congrats Sara for passing your Ph.D. qualifying exam!
Like there was any doubt, future Dr. Hariri. (May 2023)

Jake is now a Ph.D. candidate!
Congratulations on passing your qualifying exam! (February 2023)

We will miss you, Sumit and Yan! 
We wish you all the best in your new Scientist positions in the California Department of Public Health and Shantou Central Hospital, respectively. (August 2022)

Our lab is recruiting postdoc candidates. Come join our team!
Please check postings for more details. (June 2022)

Best of luck, Nikhil!
We wish you all the best in your new Proteomics Scientist position at Novozymes. We will miss you! (June 2022)

Sara was awarded the NIH MCB T32 Training Grant
Congrats Sara! (May 2022)

CBS Undergraduate Research Conference

Check out pictures from the CBS Undergraduate Research Conference
Well done Miyuki, Brandon, Quynh, Kexin, Duy, Aubrey and Stephanie! (April 2022)

Sunkyung was awarded the UC Graduate Research Award. 
Congrats Sunkyung!! (April 2022)

Welcome two new postdocs, Kanako Ikami and Sushil Khanal,
and graduate student Sara Hariri to the lab! 
We are excited to have you all here. (March/April 2022)

Contact us

347 Briggs Hall

One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

University of California, Davis

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

(530) 754-4391