Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Affiliates

The DataLab Affiliates program supports graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and non-faculty researchers with opportunities to grow their engagement in data science research and training to enrich the UC Davis community. Interested in becoming an Affiliate? See the latest call for applicants.

Current Affiliates

Adam Getchell, Graduate Student

Adam Getchell graduate student, Physics.
Quantum gravity using computational models. Adam has a general background in information technology and programming experience (C++, Python, C#, Lisp, Clojure, and F#, among others). Adam has experience with running MCMC (Monte Carlo Markov Chain) and related methods. Adam wants to learn R and more statistics, data science methods, and anything else related to collating/analyzing large data sets. Adam serves as the FARM compute cluster administrator, and contributes to the campus-wide Distributed Research Computing working group.

Breanne Weber, Graduate Student

Breanne Weber, PhD Candidate, English.
Breanne’s research explores 16th and 17th century British literature via the intersections of early scientific and material epistemologies, book history, and the digital humanities. She holds an MA in English and a dual BA in English Literature and History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Breanne is the current Digital Communications GSR at DataLab.

Beverley Wood, Graduate Student

Liza Wood, graduate student, Ecology.
Liza is an environmental social scientist, earning a PhD in Ecology with an emphasis in Computational Social Science. She studies innovation systems and policies related to agricultural seeds. Her research looks at how plant genetic material is accessed, used, and managed to understand agricultural systems’ readiness for climate change. Liza holds master’s degrees in Sustainability Science and Organic Farming and has conducted food systems research from a variety of disciplines. She is interested in network analysis, computational text analysis, and teaching the R programming language. Liza is the current TA for DataLab’s 2-quarter Adventures in Data Science course.


Past and Alumni Affiliates