Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D.,M.S. Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics
    University of California, Santa Cruz

  • B.S. Mathematical and Scientific Computation with emphasis in Biology
    University of California, Davis
    Minor in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics
    Highest Honors



2012 Outstanding TA award
2012 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Recipient
2011 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship
2010 Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) Travel Award
2007 NIH Training Grant
2007 University of California Regents Fellowship


2007 Departmental Citation, Department of Mathematics
2007 Outstanding Student Award
2005-07Barry Goldwater Scholarship - Nationally competitive
2005 Undergraduate Travel Award
2004 Edward Kraft Prize - UC Davis special scholarship
2004-07University of California, Davis Grant
2003-07University of California Regents Scholarship - Full tuition


  • Lui LM and Lowe TMJ (2013) Small Nucleolar RNAs and RNA-guided Post-transcriptional Modification. In Essays in Biochemistry: The Role of Non-Coding RNAs in Biology (Eds. Sam-Griffths-Jones and Mark Lindsay).
  • Bernick DL, Dennis PP, Lui LM, Lowe TMJ. (2012) Diversity of antisense and other non-coding RNAs in archaea revealed by comparative small RNA sequencing in four Pyrobaculum species. Frontiers in Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology. 3:231
  • Bernick DL, Karplus K, Lui LM, Coker JKC, Murphy JM, Chan PP, Cozen AE, Lowe TM. (2012) Complete genome sequence of Pyrobaculum oguniense. SIGS. 6(3)

Teaching and Mentoring

Professional Development Program

2013 Discussion Guide Development Group, Special projects group to aid development of a facilitation guide for new PDP partner sites
2012 Workshop Designer/Lead Instructor, Computational biology workshop for Molecular Biomechanics lab (BME150L)
2011 Workshop Designer/Instructor, UCSC Workshop for Engineering and Science Transfer students (WEST)

Teaching Assistant

  • BME150L: Molecular Biomechanics / BME220L: Protein Bioinformatics
    2011 Course Designer/Teaching Assistant
    2012 Lead Lab Instructor

Guest Lectures

2011 (BME205) Covariance models and stochastic context-free grammars for RNA structure prediction
2011 (BME237) RNA Bioinformatics


  • Andrea Corredor (masters student), Bioinformatics
  • Emma Freedman (middle school/high school), mathematical modeling
  • Matt Speir (undergrad/postbac), Bioinformatics
  • Annie Apffel (high school), SIP intern, Bioinformatics
  • Alex Ayon (undergraduate), molecular bio and protein purification