Awards and Recognition

11 Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows, 4 from CBS

November 25, 2020

Eleven UC Davis professors, including four from the College of Biological Sciences, have been elected in this year’s class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Read about them here.

Genome Center Academic Coordinator Receives Mentoring Award

October 29, 2020

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” said Arpana Vaniya, quoting Sheila Boyington. “This really resonates with me when thinking about mentoring and why I continue to do it.”

Q&A with the newest Allen Distinguished Investigators

October 21, 2020
CBS’ Dan Starr and Gant Luxton awarded $1.5M for research

This October marks the 10th anniversary of the Allen Distinguished Investigator program, which was launched in 2010 by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen to back creative, early-stage research projects in biology and medical research that would not otherwise be supported by traditional research funding programs.

Alumnus Charles Rice Wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

October 07, 2020

Charles M. Rice, who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, is a recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine announced this morning (Oct. 5).

“I’m delighted to see the work of one of our alumni honored with a Nobel Prize,” UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May said. “On behalf of the entire UC Davis family, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Professor Rice. His research and dedication inspire us. This is who we are.”

Veloyce Glenn Winslow Jr. Award Winner Adam Chaban Extends a Helping Hand to Marginalized Communities

July 01, 2020
During his years at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, Adam Chaban devoted himself to those in need. As chief of staff for the Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic (JVMC), Chaban worked to ensure that marginalized populations in the Greater Sacramento area didn't fall through the cracks in the healthcare system. For his leadership, scholarship, integrity and service to the university community, Chaban received the Veloyce Glenn Winslow Jr. Award.