Artist: Rebecca Mcgillivary, @rebmcg

The Bess Lab

Discovering & Engineering Microbiome Chemistry 

WHO WE ARE

In the Bess Lab, we are an interdisciplinary, collaborative bunch who think neat science happens when we fuse diverse perspectives. We welcome chemists (organic, bio, and analytical) and biologists (micro and computational) who are eager to learn new skills and to share their expertise.

If you're a motivated scientist who's interested in joining our team, send your CV and cover letter (summarizing your research interests and goals) to Professor Bess.

THE TEAM
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Elizabeth N. Bess, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Principal Investigator

elizabeth.bess [at] uci.edu

More here.

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Lizett Ortiz de Ora Ortiz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

cortizde [at] uci.edu

Favorite Quote:

"The difficult takes time, the impossible just takes a little longer.” - Anonymous

Known for...

making killer guacamole and having wild pets.

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Barry Rich

Graduate Student

berich [at] uci.edu

Favorite Quote:
"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ursula K. Le Guin

Known for...

always having a pun ready and quick literature searches. 

LAB ALUMNI
Master's Biotechnology Program
Michael Faryab (2020)
Post-Bac
Paola Nol (2019) - Teaching Assistant at Northwestern University
Undergraduate
Orla Hannon (2019) - Pre-Medical student at University of California, Irvine