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

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

Postdoctoral Associate – Biochemist Postdoctoral Associate – Cell Biologist

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)

Congrats to Sunkyung for passing her qualifying exam! 
She is officially a Ph.D. candidate. (October 2021)

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Corrigan! 
She graduated with her Ph.D. in Integrative Genetics and Genomics. (September 2021)

We are looking for a new Postdoctoral Fellow to join our team!
More details here. (July 2021)

Congratulations to Wei He and co-authors!
Check out the newest publication from the Hunter lab in Developmental Cell. (July 2021)

Happy Retirement to Pingping Lu!
We will miss you and wish you all the best! (June 2021)

Welcome, Carol!
We are so pleased that Carol Kim joined the Hunter lab as a full-time Research Technician. (May 2021)

Welcome, Jake!
We are excited to welcome a new graduate student, Jake McCarthy, from the Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group. (Spring 2021)

Congratulations to Nikhil Bhagwat and co-authors!
Check out the newest publication from the Hunter lab in eLife. (January 2021)

Best of luck, Shannon!
We wish you all the best in your new Scientist position at Hologic. We will miss you! (December 2020)

Congratulations to Dhananjaya Kulkarni, Shannon Owens and co-authors!
Check out the newest publication from the Hunter lab in Nature. (August 2020)

Contact us

347 Briggs Hall

One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

University of California, Davis

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

(530) 754-4391