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Twice as Nice: College of Biological Sciences Ph.D. Students Receive U.S. Department of Energy Awards for Computational Biology Research

May 27, 2020
Keith Fraga won a Office of Science Graduate Student Research award, which gives Ph.D. students the opportunity to conduct research at a DOE national laboratory. Mary-Francis LaPorte won the DOE’s Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, which helps train next-generation leaders in computational science.

Watch the Second COVID-19 Public Awareness Symposium

May 18, 2020
Last week's second COVID-19 Public Awareness Symposium, organized and run by Distinguished Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology Walter Leal, attracted over 1,000 viewers. You can rewatch it here.

BMCDB Graduate Student Yulong Liu Wins UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship for Single-Cell Atlas of Zebrafish Ovary

May 11, 2020
As a Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Group, Yulong Liu investigates the cellular mechanisms underlying female reproductive development in the lab of Associate Professor Bruce Draper. For his research, Liu was recently awarded the UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship.

New Insight on Maternal Infections and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

May 04, 2020
Studies with laboratory mice at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience show how activation of the mother’s immune system during pregnancy can lead to neurological problems in offspring. Researchers have now found a way to detect which mice are susceptible to this effect

COVID-19 Info Webinar for the Public Set for April 23

April 22, 2020
A COVID-19 public awareness symposium is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, organized by Distinguished Professor Walter Leal and featuring UC Davis experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine.

Backyard Nature: City Nature Challenge Returns to Sacramento Region

April 21, 2020
The City Nature Challenge, a global event encouraging people to explore and record the natural world around them, returns to the Sacramento Region from April 24-27, albeit with a few changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

AvenueB Creates a Path to Success for Biology Students

April 14, 2020
The Genentech Foundation has donated $2.5 million to the University of California, Davis, College of Biological Sciences — the college’s largest single gift ever — to fund a program that will help biology students transferring from community college.