Theg lab pinpoints energetic motor for import of proteins into chloroplasts.
Dr. Mark Goldman has been named a 2014 Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor.
Researcher Alana Firl to join CBS as our inaugural New Biology Postdoctoral Fellow.
Genome Elimination: Translating basic research into a future tool for plant breeding.
Freshmen volunteer to test Tahoe water quality.
James Hildreth elected to Harvard University Board of Overseers.
JoAnne Engebrecht receives Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research.
James Trimmer receives 2014 Faculty Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students (AEGS) from the Graduate Student Association.
Congratulations to the 2013/2014 student award winners!
Alumni Spotlight: 2013 University Medalist headed to Yale
Meet Keith Dunaway and Chenoa Wilcox
Susan Keen, senior lecturer, evolution and ecology and associate dean, College of Biological Sciences, receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Algae "see" a wide spectrum of light
Sarah Wheeler, Ph.D student, Biology, is part of the 40th Class of AAAS Mass Media Fellows
Featured in the New York Times: The Continuing Evolution of Genes
Three tapped for American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The Korf lab, plus many collaborators, receive a BioMed Central award for Open Data paper of the year
Meet graduate student Angela Monterrubio and undergraduate Scott Wilder
Davis volunteers help underserved kids discover science
Unique math and biology training program propels CBS alumni careers
Kingdom-Crossing research pinpoints new genes possibly implicated in cancer and other diseases
NASA Astrobiologist Richard Kidd
Reef fish arrived in two waves
Double-headed motor protein offers new targets in cancer treatment
First peanut genomes sequenced
Plankton make scents for seabirds and a cooler planet
Jasmine Kaur Garcha, Plant Biology '14, spent three days at a Harvard at the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC)
Lin Weaver makes a difference by advancing biophysics and computational biology
Meet undergraduate students Duy Tran and Katherine Wood
'Breaking Bad': Insect pests in the making
Barbara Horwitz named the 2013-14 Academic Senate recipient of the Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, '05
Meet undergraduate student Jennifer Hofmann and graduate student Nicholas DiRienzo.
Center for Neuroscience to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
Distinguished professor Carol Erickson receives honorary degree in Japan.
Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and of Molecular and Cellular Biology, shows DNA repair protein is a three-way zipper.
New anthrax-killing virus from Africa is unusually large.
Eric Sanford, professor of evolution and ecology, publishes paper showing acidification, predators pose double threat to oysters.
Deborah Kimbrell, a researcher in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, shows that space-raised flies show weakened immunity to fungus.
David Begun, professor of evolution and ecology, finds that new genes spring from non-coding DNA.
Professor David Begun and colleagues target international fruit fly pest with genomic research.
Victory once again for Professor Art Shapiro in butterfly contest.
Alumni Spotlight: Charlotte Owens
Physiology, ' 90
Professor Susan Williams shows ship hulls a major source of invasive species introduction in California waters.
Two undergraduates to present posters at National Fruit Fly Conference.
Bio Sci grad Kyle Pierce creates mural for Smithsonian exhibit.
Peter Armstrong, professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology, makes surprise finding: blood clots absorb bacterial toxin.
Ten elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, including Katie Dehesh and Julin Maloof from the Department of Plant Biology.
Partnership programs promote undergraduate research and support diversity
Alumni Spotlight: Victor Convertino
M.A., Physical Education, 1974
Ph.D., Physiology, 1981
New resources foster undergraduate student succcess
Professor discovers natural, non-toxic mosquito repellent
College of Biological Sciences receives largest private gift in College history: $1.5 million in unrestricted funds
Gail Patricelli selected as a 2013-2018 Chancellor's Fellow
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Brian Mulloney Appointed to the Faculty Advisory Committee of the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Alumni Spotlight: For James Gilardi, saving parrots is a cause close to home. In fact, it's at home...
The College welcomes three new faculty members to its ranks for the 2013-2014 year.
The College of Biological Sciences announces new fellowship opportunity to conduct highly integrative research.
Kim McAllister shows how viral infection disrupts neural development in offspring, increasing risk of autism.
Announcing the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Biology Academic Success Center! Join us Tuesday, September 24 at 10 a.m in the Sciences Lab Building. For more info about BASC, visit their web site.
Graduate student Kateryna Feoktistova and Assistant Professor Christopher Fraser illuminate how untying knots promotes cancer.
Biochemists, led by professor Steve Kowalczykowski, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and UC Davis Cancer Center, uphold law of physics.
Julin Maloof, professor of plant biology, publishes study comparing genomes, RNA of wild and domestic tomato.
Outstanding undergraduates recognized for academic excellence and service to their campus and community at the 2013 commencement ceremony.
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.
The Department of Evolution and Ecology welcomed two new colleagues in 2012-13: Professor Johanna Schmitt and Assistant Professor Susan Lott.
Nicole Sitkin helps address health-care disparities, receives University Medal.
Graham Coop, a professor of evolution and ecology and co-author on the study, finds that Europeans are really one big family.
Undergraduate researchers recognized as 2013 Beckman Scholars.
Alumni Profile: Larissa Miyachi, 2012 University Medalist, to attend Stanford Medical School in the fall.
Jodi Nunnari, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is the recipient of the 2013 Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award. She will present her public lecture, "I Breathe for Mitochondria" on May 14.
Dean Hildreth, keynote speaker at 'Dinner with a Scientist', helps students choose their futures.
Join us May 7 for the inaugural symposium for Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Michael Wright, postdoctoral fellow in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, receives the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship for outstanding research.
Join us to celebrate all things biology at UC Davis's 99th Annual Picnic Day, April 20, 2013!
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.
Five outstanding grad students honored with Dean's Mentorship Awards.
Opposites attract: Alex Mogilner, professor of mathematics and neurobiology, physiology and behavior and co-senior author of the paper, discovers how cells and cell fragments move in electric fields.
This week, UC Davis received $1 million for a Briggs Hall energy conservation project that cut the university's electric and gas bills by an estimated $350,000 a year.
Brenda Marin-Rodriguez, an undergraduate student in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, has been awarded one of nine Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Plant biologist Steven Theg and project scientist 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.
Amanda Klein, 2012 doctoral graduate, 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.
Neil Hunter's laboratory in the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics has placed another piece in the puzzle of how sexual reproduction shuffles genes while making sure sperm and eggs get the right number of chromosomes.
The UC Davis College of Biological Sciences is one of few colleges in the country dedicated entirely to the study of basic biology. The college’s faculty, researchers and students are advancing the planet's knowledge on many frontiers by exploring fundamental questions about life.