When he enrolled at UC Davis, student Mackenzie Noon gravitated towards genetics. Today, he's an undergraduate researcher studying cancer at the chromosomal level in the lab of Professor Ken Kaplan, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
In the last year, the Young Scientist Program has engaged roughly 1,100 students across the San Joaquin and Sacramento counties, bringing science education with a flair to underserved and poverty-stricken communities in the region.
Evan Tjeerdema, a Marine and Coastal Sciences major, spent the entire summer at the Bodega Marine Laboratory, participating in both of the facility’s summer sessions. The opportunity to work continuously near the ocean was a dream come true for him.
Four written works by College of Biological Sciences’ undergraduates were selected for inclusion in Prized Writing 2017-2018. The publication collects exemplary essays written for a UC Davis class by undergraduates.
Travel is transformative, but often, undergraduates in the life sciences think they don’t have the time to study abroad due to rigorous academic demands. But "Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle" is designed with College of Biological Sciences' students in mind.
In an article appearing in Frontiers for Young Minds, students of Professor Jonathan Eisen, Department of Evolution and Ecology, recount three tales of microbial symbiosis using superheroes from the animal kingdom.