Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Graduate Group

UC Davis Research on Gravity Predates Men Landing on the Moon 50 Years Ago

October 16, 2018
NASA has invested millions of dollars in UC Davis research, working with UC Davis biologists, engineers, physiologists, psychologists and other researchers to study life in space — whether that be studying space itself, the effects of gravity, getting there, staying there or surviving there.

Lucas R. Smith

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine
Research Interests: Extracellular matrix in skeletal muscle physiology
189 Briggs Hall

Jim Trimmer

  • Professor
  • Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, School of Medicine
Research Interests: Cell signaling in mammalian neurons, neuronal cell biology, membrane protein trafficking and function, renewable affinity reagent development and validation

Discovering Curiosity: Art at the Zoo with Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez

April 19, 2018
Before delving into the world of endocrinology, Assistant Professor Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez wasn’t following the path of a traditional scientist. She’d studied studio art and psychology at both Skidmore College and Boston College and thought she wanted to pursue the artist’s life.