Awards and Recognition

UC Davis Center for Neuroscience Gains Presidential Chair

February 26, 2020
Mental health research at the University of California, Davis, has received dedicated endowed support thanks to Bryan Cameron ’80, director of research and senior vice president at Dodge & Cox Investment Managers.

Jonathan Eisen: From Aggie Hero to Time

February 25, 2020
Professor Jonathan Eisen, named the first Aggie Hero of 2019-20 for calling out science meeting organizers for gender and racial imbalance among presenters, last week landed on a Time magazine list of 16 people and groups “fighting for a more equal America.”

Biology Beyond Borders: Professor John Harada Receives Honorary Doctorate from NAIST for Decade of International Research Collaboration

December 16, 2019
Professor John Harada, Department of Plant Biology, was recently recognized by Japan’s Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) with an honorary doctorate of science. The honor comes after over a decade of fruitful collaboration between the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and NAIST.

Cloning Food Crops for Higher Yields: Venkatesan Sundaresan Wins Faculty Research Award

October 11, 2019
In December 2018, Distinguished Professor Venkatesan Sundaresan and his colleagues published in Nature a method that allowed them to produce clonal seeds directly from plants, bypassing the sexual reproduction process. Replicating this process in the lab could prove vital to providing the world’s farmers with high-yielding, disease-resistant or climate-resistant food crops.

Helping Students Shine: Julin Maloof Receives Faculty Teaching Award

October 11, 2019
For nearly two decades, Professor Julin Maloof has shined a light on biological knowledge for UC Davis students, introducing computational methods to the life sciences curriculum. For his dedication to his students, Maloof received the 2018-2019 Faculty Teaching Award.

UC Davis Alumnus H. Michael Shepard Wins Lasker Award

September 25, 2019
UC Davis alumnus H. Michael Shepard last Friday (Sept. 20) received one of the 2019 Lasker Awards, widely considered America’s top biomedical research prizes.

Plant Biology Ph.D. Student Katie Murphy Wins Systemwide UC Grad Slam

May 10, 2019
Plant Biology Ph.D. student Katie Murphy of UC Davis won today’s UC Grad Slam, judged the best at summarizing her research in three minutes or less, for a general audience. She competed against other campus Grad Slam winners — and became the first UC Davis student to take the systemwide championship.