Women in STEM

Discovering Curiosity: Art at the Zoo

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.

Plant Biochemist Is UC Davis’ Top Teacher

April 03, 2018
For Judy Callis, teaching is about helping students make connections. Those connections led to Callis, professor and vice chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Biological Sciences, being awarded the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.

Investigating the Seagrass Microbiome

March 28, 2018
Seagrass carpets the seafloor creating a unique and vital ecosystem in shallow marine environments. Sea turtles graze on seagrass leaves while smaller organisms seek refuge in the green fields but, on the microscopic level, seagrass is also home to microbial communities. Such microbes compose the seagrass microbiome and potentially play a role in seagrass ecology.