JoAnne Engebrecht
UC Davis ADVANCE Mentorship and Networking Initiative Co-Director, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

JoAnne Engebrecht is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at UC Davis.  Dr. Engebrecht studies meiosis and checkpoint function in the C. elegans germ line. Dr. Engebrecht specifically investigates how checkpoint pathways are differentially regulated in the female and male germ line; how unpaired sex chromosomes of the heterogametic sex repair double strand breaks and are hidden from the checkpoint machinery; and how different checkpoint pathways interact to ensure the faithful transmission of the genome. She holds a doctorate from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Marine Biology.

Dr. Engebrecht received the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research.