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Hurricane Study Shows Natural Selection in Lizards

July 26, 2018
A new study in the journal Nature gives a graphic demonstration of Anole lizards living on islands in the Caribbean and how they survived – or not – two violent hurricanes in 2017.

Elastic Slingshot Powers Snipefish Feeding

July 19, 2018
A recent study by UC Davis graduate student Sarah Longo shows that snipefish feed with an elastic-boosted head flick at almost unprecedented speed.

Untangling the Complexity of the Plant Circadian Clock

June 28, 2018
In a new study, researchers found that the seemingly needless complexity of the plant circadian clock actually helps plants function in an array of environments.

College of Biological Sciences Students, Faculty Honored with Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

June 19, 2018
This year, members of the College of Biological Sciences received three special recognitions: the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and two Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. Earlier this month, the recipients gathered with UC Davis Chancellor Gary May to receive their awards.

The Aggie Transcript: Building a Science Writing Space for Students

June 18, 2018
In winter 2014, Professor Sean Burgess, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, decided to create The Aggie Transcript, a life sciences publication featuring undergraduate writing. After winning the UC Davis Advancing Academic and Career Goals Award, the publication recently released its second print issue.

Pew Scholarship Will Investigate Molecular and Cellular Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

June 14, 2018
Pew Charitable Trusts has announced Kassandra Ori-McKenney as a 2018 Pew Biomedical Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors of its kind. With a four-year grant totaling $300,000, Ori-McKenney will investigate the role of a protein called tau in the development of neurodegenerative disease related to traumatic brain injury.