Letts Lab Spring 2021

From left to right: María Ayala, Andrea Lopez Arguello, Dr. María Maldonado, Dr. James Letts, Eimy Castellanos, Dr. Abhilash Padavannil

Letts Lab Summer 2019

From left to right: Dr. James Letts, Maria Zaragoza, Dr. María Maldonado, Kaitlyn Abe and Chad Goodwin. Photo credit: David Slipher/UC Davis


James A. Letts, PhD

Assistant Professor

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9864-3586

Contact: jaletts at ucdavis dot edu

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Maria Maldonado, PhD


Leading Edge Fellow

Contact: mmaldo at ucdavis dot edu

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3428-1053

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Abhilash Padavannil, PhD

Assistant Project Scientist

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9949-6776



Kaitlyn Abe

Junior Research Specialist




Graduate Student Members

    María Ayala (BMCDB)


    Eimy Castellanos (BMCDB)


Undergraduate Members

    Andrea Lopez Arguello

Rodolfo Murguia

Ziyi Fan

Qiyuan Zhou


Former Members

      Chad Goodwin

Caleb Bower

Maria Guadalupe Zaragoza


Long Zhou, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1864-8951

Interested in joining us? Please see our Opportunities page.