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
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
Outstanding undergraduate researchers honored as Beckman Scholars
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.
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
Five Outstanding Grad Students Honored with Dean's Mentorship Awards
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.
HOW DO NERVE FIBERS TRANSMIT IRRITATING SENSATIONS TO THE BRAIN?
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.
Attend the First Annual E.G. (Ted) Jones History of Neuroscience Lecture Series
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The Genome Center: Pioneering Technology at the Forefront of Genomics Research
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
Graduate Students to Showcase Their Work for Families at Discovery Museum Dec. 8-9
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.