UC Davis is committed to CAMPOS: Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science. Campus leaders made that clear during the induction ceremony for the university’s newest CAMPOS Faculty Scholars, which included College of Biological Sciences faculty Wilsaan M. Joiner and James A. Letts.
Microtubule fibers are hollow rods made of much smaller tubulin subunits that spontaneously assemble at one end of the rod, but exactly how they do this inside the crowded environment of living cells has been a mystery. UC Davis have uncovered the mechanism that puts these blocks in place, illustrated in a new animation.
Thanks to her tenacity and the UC Davis Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program, neurobiology, physiology and behavior major, Sienna Rocha is contributing to the research of a renowned UC Davis cancer geneticist.