Lab Members

Jacob Gifford
Research Associate I

Jacob graduated with a bachelor of science from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), focusing on molecular cellular and developmental biology. During his undergraduate schooling, he embarked on a field research project studying the impacts of Sea Star Wasting Disease localized in Sitka, Alaska as it relates to community dynamics of the intertidal ecosystem. Following his return, Jacob was able to contribute to global temperature analysis research at the Rovelo Lab. Currently working in the Vujkovic-Cvijin Lab, he is involved in exploring links between the gut microbiome and human health.