faculty recognition

Associate Professor of Plant Biology Siobhan Brady Named a Chancellor's Fellow

January 25, 2018
They are prolific scholars, strong teachers, effective mentors and dedicated contributors to campus. This year, the College of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Siobhan Brady, Department of Plant Biology and the Genome Center, was named a Chancellor's Fellow.

Michael Savageau Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

June 24, 2017

Distinguished Professor Michael Savageau, who holds dual appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the College of Biological Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

HHMI Awards $1 Million Grant for Educational Equity

June 08, 2017
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded a grant of $1 million to the University of California, Davis, to use software, data and personal networking among faculty and staff professionals to create a more inclusive educational environment engaged in ongoing improvement.

Cell Biologist Jodi Nunnari Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 03, 2017
Jodi Nunnari has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She studies mitochondria, tiny structures that provide energy to living cells and which are implicated in a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, stroke and inherited conditions.

Peter Wainwright Recognized with Faculty Research Lecture Award, Academic Senate's Highest Honor

May 01, 2017
There’s a distinctly fishy feel to Peter Wainwright’s office. Books on a side table have titles like this one: Basslets, Dottybacks and Hawkfishes. Fish skeletons and skulls adorn boxes and bookshelves. A painting of tropical ocean fish hangs on the wall. Wainwright will be talking about all this and more on Tuesday, May 9, when he presents the annual Faculty Research Lecture. The lecture is the highest award presented by the faculty of the University of California, Davis, to one of their colleagues

Comai and Lagarias Recognized by American Society of Plant Biologists

April 13, 2017

Two professors from the College of Biological Sciences have been recognized for their contributions to plant biology by the American Society of Plant Biologists.

“Throughout their careers, Professors Comai and Lagarias have conducted critical research that increased our ability to produce food and other important commercial crops,” said Mark Winey, dean of the College of Biological Sciences. “They have significantly contributed to food security for the people of the planet.” 

JaRue Manning Honored as ‘Double’ Distinguished Emeritus

March 14, 2017

JaRue Manning recently received the Distinguished Emeritus Award for 2017. But, in his case, let’s call it the “Double” Distinguished Emeritus Award. For, he not only continues to teach microbiology, the field in which he took emeritus status in 2008, but also has educated himself in another discipline, viticulture and enology.

Associate Professor Aldrin Gomes, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, Named 2017 Chancellor's Fellow

January 27, 2017
The world is a better place because of the work of our Chancellor’s Fellows — early-career faculty members working to improve health, understand the challenges facing endangered species, cut greenhouse gas emissions and more. This year’s class of Chancellor’s Fellows comprises 11 associate professors, including Associate Professor Aldrin Gomes, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

Meet Our New CAMPOS Faculty Scholars

November 15, 2016
UC Davis this week welcomed six new faculty members recruited through the CAMPOS Initiative, hosting a reception for them Monday afternoon (Nov. 21) in the Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar Recognized with Faculty Research Award

October 31, 2016
Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, a professor of plant biology and interim chair of the Department of Plant Biology at the University of California, Davis, has received the College of Biological Sciences 2015-2016 Faculty Research Award. He was recognized for his groundbreaking research in plant immunity and the role of chloroplast stromules in programmed cell death.