Graduate Advisers

The program assigns each enrolled student a graduate adviser from the Academic Senate members in the Forensic Science Graduate Group. Graduate advisers are responsible for reviewing and approving each program of study for every graduate student each quarter, acting on all petitions and making recommendations for the composition of thesis committees. Once a student has formed a thesis committee, the PI/Thesis Committee Chair becomes that student’s main adviser.

A current list of graduate academic advisers, their home departments and contact information is below.

Academic Advisers
Name Phone
Cassandra Calloway
Adviser: General
Forensic Science
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018
(530) 747-3911
You-Lo Hsieh
Adviser: General
Textiles & Clothing
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 752-0843
Robert Kimsey
Adviser: General
Entomology
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 752-1597
Donald Land
Adviser: General
Chemistry
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 752-5260
Terence Murphy
Adviser: General
Plant Biology
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 752-2413
Bahram Ravani
Adviser: General
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engr
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 754-6130
Moshe Rosenberg
Adviser: General
Food Science & Technology
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 752-4682
Benjamin Sacks
Adviser: General
Veterinary Genetics
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 754-9088
Matthew Wood
Adviser: General
Environmental Toxicology
01/01/2015 to 08/31/2018
(530) 754-2271
Robert Poppenga
Adviser: General
Molecular Bioscience
09/01/2015 to 08/31/2017
(530) 752-8125

The Forensic Science Graduate Program recognizes that the mentoring of graduate students is an integral component of the graduate experience. To outline the roles of graduate advisers and graduate students, the program has adopted the Mentoring Guidelines developed by the UC Davis Graduate Council, available below.

Graduate Council Mentoring Guidelines