I am currently an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Distinguished Professor Jodi Nunnari at the University of California, Davis. I use systems cell biology approaches to interrogate the mechanisms of mitochondrial genome synthesis, segregation and inheritance in mammalian cells.

I received a B.S. in Zoology from Oregon State University in 2008, and an interdisciplinary Ph. D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics from the University of California, Riverside in 2013, where I was supervised by Professor Bradley Hyman. I also spent fall 2011 through summer 2012 as a visiting researcher in the Mitochondrial Genetics Group at the University of Tampere in Finland, where I collaborated with Academy Professor Howy Jacobs.


samlewis at ucdavis dot edu

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
214 Briggs Hall
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616


All micrographs on this site were taken by Sam Lewis at the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Microscopy Core Facility.