Bumblebees Carry Heavy Loads in Economy Mode

February 05, 2020
Bumblebees are the big lifters of the insect world, able to fly back to the hive with almost their own body weight in nectar on board. A study published Feb. 5 in Science Advances shows how they do it — and that bees can show more flexibility in behavior than you might expect from a bumbling insect.

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.

Remembering Eric Conn, a Founding Father of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UC Davis

September 21, 2017
Eric Conn, professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology, was a plant biochemist and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Conn is world-renowned in his field for his contributions to the understanding of plant metabolism, and he held tenure for 43 years with the University of California. He passed away on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.