Four written works by College of Biological Sciences’ undergraduates were selected for inclusion in Prized Writing 2017-2018. The publication collects exemplary essays written for a UC Davis class by undergraduates.
Travel is transformative, but often, undergraduates in the life sciences think they don’t have the time to study abroad due to rigorous academic demands. But "Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle" is designed with College of Biological Sciences' students in mind.
As a cognitive neuroscientist, Professor Charan Ranganath studies memory and learning, exploring the intricacies of the mind. But outside of the lab, the UC Davis researcher trades the EEG cap for an electric guitar.
Rachael Bay and colleagues will investigate how the Willow Flycatcher deals with rapid environmental change, with the goal of linking physiology, morphology and genomics to create a comprehensive map of the species’ adaptation.
Even after being severely damaged by blast fishing and coral mining, coral reefs can be rehabilitated over large scales. In a new study, researchers installed 11,000 small, hexagonal structures called “spiders” across 5 acres of reef in the center of Indonesia’s Coral Triangle.
During oocyte quality control, a decision is made whether each oocyte should continue and join the reserve of eggs or undergo cellular death. New research from Neil Hunter’s laboratory at UC Davis reveals the surprising way that this critical oocyte quality control process works.
Since joining the UC Davis faculty in 2004, Eric Sanford has worked closely with shellfish industry businesses to promote sustainable aquaculture for ecologically and economically important coastal species.
In an article appearing in Frontiers for Young Minds, students of Professor Jonathan Eisen, Department of Evolution and Ecology, recount three tales of microbial symbiosis using superheroes from the animal kingdom.
Researchers at UC Davis and the University of Alberta, Canada, have made preliminary discoveries about how Zika and hepatitis C viruses reproduce at the cellular level, providing new insight into a family of viruses that also includes West Nile and dengue.
With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor Celina Juliano will help develop genomic tools that will promote regenerative research and hopefully increase the number of researchers using Hydra as a model system.