María Maldonado, PhD

María Maldonado is an Assistant Professor and CAMPOS Scholar at the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology. Her research focuses on understanding the respiratory chains of photosynthetic organisms. She undertook postdoctoral research with Dr James Letts at UC Davis, where she studied respiratory complexes and supercomplexes of mung bean and Tetrahymena using biochemical and cryoEM approaches. During her PhD, she studied the regulation of chromosomal segregation in mammalian cells with Dr Tarun Kapoor at the Rockefeller University. She holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in biochemistry and biotech commercialization from the University of Cambridge. María also worked in the consulting and financial industries for several years between her PhD and postdoc.


Contact: mmaldo at ucdavis dot edu

ORCID: 0000-0002-3428-1053

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Pablo Maturana, PhD, Postdoc

Contact: pmaturana at ucdavis dot edu

ORCID: 0000-0003-0686-1605

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Reece Riddle, PhD, Postdoc

Contact: rriddle at ucdavis dot edu

ORCID: 0000-0001-6121-4895


Clare Richards, Lab Manager

Contact: crichards at ucdavis dot edu

ORCID (Clare Bolduc): 0000-0002-1321-6017


Karina Bejar, Undergraduate Researcher


Yuxin Jiang, Undergraduate Researcher


Max Xu, Undergraduate Researcher


Catherine Wang, Undergraduate Researcher


Viktoria Dubinin, Undergraduate Researcher


Shriya Jain, Undergraduate Researcher




Han-Nha Tiet, Undergraduate Researcher



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