Social activities, de-stressing events and community service are the essential ingredients that have helped make the student group HOME, Where Friends Become Family, an Aggie Hero. Best friends Awais Khan and Chun Kit Ho started the group shortly after transferring to UC Davis in fall 2017.
The genome—the complete suite of an organism’s DNA and genes—is likened to a blueprint for life. On the surface, this comparison provides some understanding of a biological concept. But according to some scientists, it misses the mark.
On Thursday, Feb. 28, the College of Biological Sciences will host the Nara Institute of Science and Technology Mini-Symposium, which will feature talks on parasitic plants, chimeric animals and the molecular mechanisms of central nervous system formation, among other topics. The symposium will be held in Life Sciences 1022.
To show support for our student-athletes and the life sciences, the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences will host the women’s basketball game against the University of Hawai’i on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in The Pavilion. Five of the 15 players on the team are College of Biological Sciences students.
Ian Haydon’s entrance into science writing occurred in whirlwind fashion. As a graduate student, he was intent on obtaining a Ph.D. but also knew he was more interested in careers outside of academic research. He then found science writing.
In a study appearing in Genetics, UC Davis researchers relay new discoveries about the molecular mechanisms behind sexual determination. Using zebrafish, they highlighted the gene responsible for determining whether the fish will develop into a female or a male.
In a study appearing in PLOS Genetics, Professor Sean Burgess and her colleagues highlight how mutations in a gene called spo11 can lead to zebrafish males that are infertile and females that produce offspring with developmental problems.