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College Medalist Kelsey Klein Eyes Medical Industry and Charity after Graduation

May 22, 2018
Last year, UC Davis undergraduate student Kelsey Klein began a project close to her heart. With assistance from the National Society of Leadership and Success, her idea to create a nonprofit organization benefiting prostate cancer research took shape. For her outstanding community service, research activities and scholarship, Klein is recognized with the College of Biological Sciences Medal.

Perfect Chemistry: CBS Faculty Are Partners In and Outside the Lab

May 21, 2018
After a long day of teaching and research, biochemists Richard McKenney and Kassandra Ori-McKenney usually find themselves on their patio discussing topics like the cytoskeleton and motor proteins. It’s shop talk for the couple, both assistant professors in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

EMRAP: Undergrads on the Front Lines of Emergency Medicine

May 17, 2018
UC Davis Health's Department of Emergency Medicine serves approximately 80,000 patients each year. Through the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program, undergraduate students are getting hands-on experience in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Using DNA Databases to Track Down the Golden State Killer Suspect

May 08, 2018
It’s been widely reported that investigators got a break in the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer case when they uploaded a DNA profile to a genealogy database, GEDmatch, and identified relatives of the suspect, Joseph DeAngelo. Did they get lucky, or did they have a good chance of finding him? UC Davis population biologists Graham Coop and M. D. “Doc” Edge have written a nice explainer of the science behind this search.

Discovering Curiosity: Learning Genetics through Family Illness with Mark Winey

May 02, 2018
Mark Winey, dean of the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis, became fascinated by science at an early age. But the draw to biology—specifically, genetics—was prompted by Winey’s younger sister Christine, who as an infant was diagnosed with an inherited metabolic disease called galactosemia.

John and Lois Crowe Honored with UC Davis Medal

May 01, 2018
John and Lois Crowe, pioneering scientists and philanthropists, are among this year's recipients of the UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university bestows on individuals.

Double Majors: Do What You Love

April 30, 2018
For anyone struggling with the decision to double major, UC Davis undergraduate Harris Niazi has some sage advice. “Don’t ever ask yourself what if,” he said. “Just go for it. Even if it doesn’t pan out, you’re at least stuck with one major that you love.”

Biology Academic Success Center Celebrates Five Years of Advising

April 27, 2018
For the past five years, the Biology Academic Success Center has been a one-stop shop for all academic advising needs for undergraduate students on campus. This week, the center celebrated its fifth-year anniversary.

UC Davis Mourns Loss of Marine Biologist and Ocean Health Advocate

April 25, 2018
Faculty, staff and students gathered at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory today not for their weekly seminar, but to remember their colleague Susan Williams who died in a car crash Tuesday (April 24) while en route to the Davis campus to teach.

Discovering Curiosity: Art at the Zoo with Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez

April 19, 2018
Before delving into the world of endocrinology, Assistant Professor Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez wasn’t following the path of a traditional scientist. She’d studied studio art and psychology at both Skidmore College and Boston College and thought she wanted to pursue the artist’s life.