BioInnovation Group: Bringing Hands-On Lab Experiences to STEM Students

February 08, 2019
Launched in 2014, the BioInnovation Group connects undergraduates to life sciences research through student-run, independent projects. From synthesizing “Real Vegan Cheese” to developing microfluidic devices, the group allows students to be the drivers of innovation.

Memorial Fund Established to Honor Distinguished Professor Emeritus Roy H. Doi

November 03, 2017
Roy H. Doi, distinguished professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology, was a leader in advancing understanding of the mechanisms that control bacterial gene expression. Elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006, Doi was recognized for his career contributions in molecular biology and biotechnology. On Oct. 9, 2017, Doi passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, at the age of 84.

An E. Coli Detector May Be in Your Hands Soon

May 12, 2016
Marc Pollack, a Ph.D. student in the UC Davis Microbiology graduate group, and Jeremy Warren, a former postdoc in Plant Pathology, leave Davis at 5 a.m. every weekday morning to commute to IndieBio, a startup accelerator in a narrow alley just south of Market Street in the heart of San Francisco. It’s where, for four months, they will represent the rest of their team and strenuously refine the business idea behind Astrona, a pathogen detection startup that originated as one of 13 UC Davis interdisciplinary research programs funded by a grant from the Office of Research.