Welcome to the Ballerini Lab!

Dept. of Biological Sciences 

Sacramento State University

PEOPLE

Principal Investigator

EVANGELINE S. BALLERINI

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences, CSU Sacramento

TSC 4015 

ballerini@csus.edu

BA - Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley (’01)

PhD - Organismic & Evolutionary Bio., Harvard University (’10)

Undergraduate Researchers

MARIA ALCARAZ

Target grad date: May 2021

Project: Genetics of A. brevistyla and A. canadensis

Future plans: to pursue MA and PhD degrees in plant cell and molecular biology

CHRISTOPHER METCALF

Target grad date: December 2021

Project: Building a Shiny web application for petal comparative transcriptomics datasets

Future plans: to pursue a Masters in Public Health

COLLABORATORS

ELENA M. KRAMER

Professor

Dept. of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University

Project: genetics of nectar spur development

MOLLY B. EDWARDS

PhD Candidate

Dept. of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University

Project: QTL mapping - A. canadensis x A. brevistyla floral traits

YA MIN

PhD Candidate

Dept. of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University

Project: QTL mapping- A. canadensis x A. brevistyla meristem size

SCOTT A. HODGES

Professor

Ecology, Evolution, 

& Marine Biology

UC Santa Barbara

Projects: A. formosa x A. pubescens, genetics of spur development, and more!

ERIN E. OLSAN

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Biological Sciences

CUS Sacramento

Project: Exploring Aquilegia nectar microbiomes

DANIEL LEHNERT (UCSB '14) - High School Teacher

DEVON BIRDSEYE (UCSB '14) - PhD Student, Briggs Lab UCSD

ALEX PRIMO (UCSB '18) - UGA PhD Student Fall 2020

JASEN LIU (UCSB '19) - UCD PhD Student, Ramirez Lab

CYRIL CASTRO (CSUS ’20)

Recent graduate

JESUS LANDIN (CSUS ’20)

Recent graduate

* Are you a former mentee that would like to be included in the wall of fame? Send me an email and let me know what you’re up to!

FORMER MENTEE WALL OF FAME

Interested in Joining the Ballerini Lab? 

Contact Dr. Ballerini about the possibility of conducting undergraduate research or applying for the MA graduate program at Sacramento State

CONTACT INFO

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY

6000 J ST

SACRAMENTO, CA 95819

OFFICE: TSC 4015

EMAIL: BALLERINI@CSUS.EDU