Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Fusion of Science and Parenting is Focus of Professor's Research, Advocacy and Art

Being a parent can be stressful.

For UC Davis biology associate professor Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez, parental behavior has inspired her research as a biological scientists as well as her public advocacy message.

Calisi Rodríguez studies the hormonal shifts that occur in numerous species because of parental instincts. She also is passionate about encouraging the scientific community to be more supportive and accepting of a diversity of people into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, especially scientists who are mothers.

9 Elected as AAAS Fellows, 2 from CBS

Nine faculty from UC Davis are among 564 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced today (Jan. 26). AAAS fellows are scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines ranging from research, teaching and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.

Here are the new fellows from CBS, listed with their AAAS commendations:

CBS Welcomes Three New Faculty Members for 2021-2022 Year

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the college is proud to welcome three new members to its faculty. Below you’ll learn more about the research interest of each faculty member, and what brought them to UC Davis.

Xiaomo Chen

Xiaomo Chen joined the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior as an assistant professor in September 2021. Before joining the UC Davis faculty, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

Xiaomo Chen

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
Research Interests: My research focuses on investigating neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control functions, and on developing novel and innovative approaches to improve our understanding and to enhance these essential functions

CBS Students Among 2021 Recipients of Prestigious Global Fellowship

Five students from the College of Biological Sciences have been selected for a prestigious global fellowship program that focuses on social impact projects, an achievement that was first announced by UC Davis Global Affairs earlier this fall.

The Millennium Fellowship is a highly selective semester-long global leadership development program run by United Nations Academic Impact and the Millennium Campus Network. Fellows convene to learn from and challenge each other, both at their home campuses and with peers at other institutions.