Randall Robinson

Randall Robinson

Position Title
Postdoctoral Fellow


Randall started graduate school in the Barile Lab in the fall of 2013. As a student, Randall worked on a variety of projects relating to protein, peptide, and carbohydrate analysis by mass spectrometry and complementary analytical techniques. His main dissertation project consisted of a study on bioactive oligosaccharide production in dairy cattle, which identified many polymorphisms in the bovine genome with potential relationships to oligosaccharide production. After graduating in the spring of 2019, Randall continued working in the lab as a postdoctoral scholar. He is particularly interested in developing and using mass spectrometry methods to improve our understanding of the structures, abundances, and health benefits of bioactive molecules. Randall hopes that by improving our understanding of milk and its functional properties, we will be able to better utilize those attributes to improve human health. In the coming years, Randall plans to continue pursuing a career in analytical research.


  • 2013 B.S., Chemistry. CSU Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
  • 2019 Ph.D., Food Science with emphasis in food chemistry. UC Davis, Davis, CA

Professional experience:

  • January 2019 - Present: Postdoctoral Scholar, Barile Lab, UC Davis