UC Davis ADVANCE

Sophie Barbu, B.A.

  • Assistant Director
  • UC Davis ADVANCE Program
  • UC Davis
Sophie Barbu is the Assistant Director of the UC Davis ADVANCE Program. Ms. Barbu was selected for the competitive University of California Women’s Initiative for Professional Development award. She also serves as a member of the Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC) which is an advisory body to the Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.

Linda Bisson , Ph.D.

  • Professor of Viticulture and Enology
  • Department of Viticulture and Enology
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • UC Davis
Linda Bisson co-chairs the Policy and Practices Committee of the ADVANCE program on the Davis campus. She served for several years on the CAP Oversight and Appellate Committees, chairing both.

Denneal Jamison-McClung, Ph.D.

  • Interim Director of UC Davis Biotechnology Program, Director of BioTech SYSTEM
  • Office of Research I UC Davis
Dr. Denneal Jamison-McClung serves as Interim Director of the UC Davis Biotechnology Program, a unit of the Office of Research, where she leads efforts to accelerate the development and use of new technologies in the life sciences and engineering through innovative graduate education programs, such as the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB) and the Advanced Degree for Corporate Employees (ADP), development of public-private partnerships to support interdisciplinary education, and service as a public intellectual (papers, short courses, workshops and seminars).