Assistant Professor

Grey completed a Ph.D. of Ecology in 2019 from Colorado State University with John McKay studying climate adaptation in diverse plant species. He was then a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology with Detlef Weigel where he studied functional genomics and evolution of mutation bias. In 2020, he started The Genomics of Climate Adaptation (TGCA) lab at UC Davis. He is excited about working with creative scientists to develop a deeper understanding of evolutionary processes and address practical challenges confronting plants in the context of climate adaptation.


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Visiting Scholar

Lea is pursuing a master’s degree in Molecular and Applied Plant Sciences at the University of Heidelberg, Germany where she also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biosciences in 2019.
She is interested in plants especially with a focus on their adaptation to abiotic stress in harsh environmental conditions.

Harrison Yu

Undergraduate Intern

Harrison is studying Computer Science at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. He is transferring to San Jose State University in 2021 to pursue a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Bioinformatics. He is interested in applying bioinformatics and computational biology to analyze the distribution of mutations in gene exons in a variety of plants.

Elton Kane

Rotating Plant Biology Graduate Group Student


Alissza Ali

Undergraduate Student


Ian Anderson

Research Intern


Mariele Lensink

Rotating Integrative Genetics and Genomics Student