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  • CBS Students Sweep Stanford in Gene-Annotation Competition
    6/12/2013
    UC Davis biology students soundly thumped Stanford this quarter in a genome annotation competition that runs in a select number of labs in the United States and around the world.

  • New Faculty Add to EVE’s Excellence
    6/12/2013
    The Department of Evolution and Ecology welcomed two new colleagues in 2012-13: Professor Johanna Schmitt, an expert on how climate affects plants’ gene expression of such traits as flowering times, and Assistant Professor Susan Lott, who examines the interplay between developmental robustness and evolution.

  • A year after winning University Medal, Larissa Miyachi to attend Stanford Medical School
    5/9/2013
    A year ago, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major Larissa Miyachi earned the 2012 University Medal as UC Davis’ top graduating senior, joining a select group that includes the U.S. Treasury Department’s chief economist and the president of a university in Thailand.

  • Outstanding undergraduate researchers honored as Beckman Scholars
    5/9/2013
    A year into UC Davis’ association with the prestigious Beckman Scholars Program, inaugural awardees Natalie Telis and Molly Fensterwald are gearing up for their second summer of undergraduate research in two of campus’s most sought-after labs.

  • Brain Awareness Week 2013
    4/10/2013
    The year’s Brain Awareness Week events will culminate April 17 in a free public lecture by Dr. Cameron Carter, director of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

  • Five Outstanding Grad Students Honored with Dean's Mentorship Awards
    4/10/2013
    The College is proud to announce its 2013 Dean’s Mentorship Award winners, five graduate students who have demonstrated excellence both in their own research and in their skills teaching undergraduate students how to conduct exemplary bench science.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Roger Sabbadini, Ph.D. Physiology, 1974
    4/10/2013
    UC Davis alum Roger Sabbadini took a novel path to his career as a biotech entrepreneur: First he spent decades as a university professor.

  • Come Play at Picnic Day
    4/9/2013
    Join us to celebrate all things biology at UC Davis's 99th Annual Picnic Day, April 20, 2013!

  • Alumni Profile: Katrina Hoyer, Biochemistry 1996 and Shane Smith, Biochemistry 1997
    3/6/2013
    Katrina Hoyer and Shane Smith never met at UC Davis despite taking many of the same biochem courses. Problem was, they were one year apart in school.

  • HOW DO NERVE FIBERS TRANSMIT IRRITATING SENSATIONS TO THE BRAIN?
    3/5/2013
    Amanda Klein, 2012 doctoral graduate in the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Program (MCIP), is the 2012–13 recipient of the Loren D. Carlson Prize in Physiology for her research on how nerve fibers transmit irritating sensations such as itch and burn to the brain.

  • BioSci Nights: Reconnect with Fellow CBS Alumni Near Your Hometown
    3/5/2013
    Upcoming Event: Bay-Area Alumni Come enjoy an evening of hors d'oeuvres, wine and gorgeous Bay-area views at the Berkeley City Club on March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Attend the First Annual E.G. (Ted) Jones History of Neuroscience Lecture Series
    3/5/2013
    Renowned scholar Pasko Rakic, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss "Development and Evolution of the Cerebral Cortex" at the inaugural E. G. (Ted) Jones History of Neuroscience Lecture, sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience. Dr. Rakic, chairman of Yale University's department of neurobiology and director of its Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, will present his teams' results of their studies on the primate brain and its unique traits.

  • Ocean Roll-Call: Marine Species Count Yields Surprising Results
    2/5/2013
    A global effort to catalog Earth’s marine biodiversity has shown that most species in the world’s oceans and seas will be fully classified by the end of the century, in part because the total number is lower than previously thought.

  • Protein Transport: At What Cost?
    2/4/2013
    UC Davis plant biologists Steven Theg and Lan-Xin Shi have puzzled out the amount of energy a plant cell expends in transporting a protein from the cytoplasm into the chloroplast, a fundamental cellular activity.

  • ELECTRON IMAGING FACILITY LAUNCHES UNIQUE VOUCHER PROGRAM TO PROMOTE RESEARCH
    2/4/2013
    The College of Biological Sciences has launched a voucher program for campus researchers to use the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology’s state-of-the-art electron microscope. Applicants can now request up to $5,000 in matching funds that will pay for time and services at the Electron Imaging Facility.

  • Alumni Profile: Liz Applegate, Biochemistry '78
    2/4/2013
    UC Davis’s nationally renowned nutrition expert Liz Applegate didn’t start her career on this path. The professor, who is also a triathlete and sports nutrition columnist for Runner’s World Magazine, came to Davis to become a veterinarian.

  • All Walks of Life Welcome to Free UC Davis Museum Day
    1/18/2013
    Life forms from the insects to human societies will be showcased at at six campus museums during Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, February 2, from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • The Genome Center: Pioneering Technology at the Forefront of Genomics Research
    12/5/2012
    The UC Davis Genome Center is a data hub like no other. Housing the most cutting-edge genomics sequencers and mass spectrometers in the world, the center provides enabling technological services to any researcher in need of fast, at-cost support for a project.

  • Gary Li: Biological Sciences '84
    12/4/2012
    Physician and avid mountain biker Gary Li mixes work with pleasure to summarize the challenges facing the U.S. health care system today

  • Graduate Students to Showcase Their Work for Families at Discovery Museum Dec. 8-9
    12/4/2012
    Five graduate students from the College of Biological Sciences will be offering hands-on presentations to the public this weekend, December 8-9, at The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center in Sacramento.