Undergraduate Student News

CRYO EM: Unleashing the Future of Biology at UC Davis

January 31, 2020
Atomic-level imaging has finally arrived at UC Davis! Introducing the newest addition to the Biological Electron Microscope Core Facility. The College of Biological Sciences is home to 7 of 17 Core Facilities on the Davis campus and we are thrilled to add this disruptive and catalyzing world-class tech to the UC Davis research arsenal.

Taking a Bite Out of Research: BMCDB Ph.D. Student Natalie Sahabandu Reflects on Her Journey as an Aggie

January 27, 2020
Natalie Sahabandu is a Ph.D student in the BMCDB Graduate Group. As an undergraduate at UC Davis, she picked up science skills through the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program. Her interest in science and biology is all due to her mother, who carted the young Sahabandu to various science exhibitions at local universities in Sri Lanka.

Growing Gratitude in the New Year: Jonathan Ho Plants Seeds of Community

January 03, 2020
Over the past three years, undergraduate Jonathan Ho and his colleagues have raised over $50,000 for a community garden project in Knights Landing. In 2020, they'll work with Yolo County to fully establish the garden and begin conducting community activities.

The Art-Science Loop: Creating Worlds with Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity Undergraduate Megan Ma

December 05, 2019
Since enrolling at UC Davis nearly four years ago, undergraduate Megan Ma has lent her artistic talent to the Aggie community. She’s taught scientific illustration, provided artwork for the BIS 2C lab manual and currently works as a graphic designer for the Center for Leadership Learning, all the while taking classes and rotating through research labs.

Bios Magazine: Spark the Travel Bug

November 25, 2019
For UC Davis College of Biological Sciences student Kiana Nava, the Dean's Circle Study Abroad Scholarship allowed her to spend the summer studying biology in Ireland as part of the "Bio Sci 2B in Dublin" program.

DEET Beats Clove-based Mosquito Repellent on Performance and Price

November 07, 2019
Kaiming Tan, an undergraduate working with Professor Walter Leal at the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, recently put a home-brewed clove repellent to the test against DEET. Their paper was just published in PLOS One.

VIDEO: Summers at the Bodega Marine Laboratory with UC Davis Marine and Coastal Sciences Major Michael Brito

November 05, 2019
Every summer, the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) offers classes to undergraduate students interested in coastal and marine sciences. After hearing about the summer sessions from his friends, Michael Brito, a fourth-year majoring in marine and coastal sciences, knew he had to check out this life-changing experience.

Bios Magazine: Strengthening the Science Muscles

November 04, 2019
Biological sciences senior Diana Quintero likes to use the gym as an analogy for the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP). Initially, new fitness enthusiasts might feel like they don’t measure up to their peers. But with training and persistence, they can acclimate to the rigors of hard work.