cell biology Content https://biology.ucdavis.edu/tags/cell-biology cell biology Content for College of Biological Sciences en Trial by Cellular Culture: Baskin Research Award Winner Wenzhe Li Walks with Motor Proteins https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/trial-cellular-culture-baskin-research-award-winner-wenzhe-li-walks-motor-proteins In Richard McKenney’s lab, Wenzhe Li studies the motor protein cytoplasmic dynein. Aided by her interest in psychology, Li aims to link cellular and molecular biology processes to mind and behavior. For her work, she was awarded the Ronald and Lydia Baskin Research Award. June 10, 2019 - 9:04am Greg Watry https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/trial-cellular-culture-baskin-research-award-winner-wenzhe-li-walks-motor-proteins College of Biological Sciences Medalist Joleen Cheah Stretches Cells and Her Capabilities https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/college-medalist-joleen-cheah-stretches-cells-and-her-capabilities For her outstanding research activities and scholarship, Joleen Cheah was awarded the College of Biological Sciences Medal. She was also recently awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and the University Honors Program’s Research and Innovation Award. May 31, 2019 - 8:12am Greg Watry https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/college-medalist-joleen-cheah-stretches-cells-and-her-capabilities Disease-Causing Nibbling Amoeba Hides by Displaying Proteins From Host Cells https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/disease-causing-nibbling-amoeba-hides-displaying-proteins-host-cells A parasitic amoeba that causes severe gut disease in humans protects itself from attack by biting off pieces of host cells and putting their proteins on its own surface, according to a study by microbiologists at the University of California, Davis. April 30, 2019 - 8:58am Andy Fell https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/disease-causing-nibbling-amoeba-hides-displaying-proteins-host-cells From Yeast to Zebrafish, New Insight on Birth Defects and Miscarriage https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/-yeast-zebrafish-new%20insight-birth-defects-miscarriage In a study appearing in PLOS Genetics, Professor Sean Burgess and her colleagues highlight how mutations in a gene called spo11 can lead to zebrafish males that are infertile and females that produce offspring with developmental problems. January 17, 2019 - 9:15am Greg Watry https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/-yeast-zebrafish-new%20insight-birth-defects-miscarriage Visualizing “Unfurling” Microtubule Growth https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/visualizing-unfurling-microtubule-growth Microtubule fibers are hollow rods made of much smaller tubulin subunits that spontaneously assemble at one end of the rod, but exactly how they do this inside the crowded environment of living cells has been a mystery. UC Davis researchers have uncovered the mechanism that puts these blocks in place, illustrated in a new animation. November 13, 2018 - 3:02pm Andy Fell https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/visualizing-unfurling-microtubule-growth A Passion for Mentorship: JoAnne Engebrecht Receives Faculty Teaching Award https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/joanne-engebrecht-faculty-mentorship-award For her work in teaching and mentorship, Professor JoAnne Engebrecht, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, was awarded the 2017-2018 College of Biological Sciences Faculty Teaching Award. October 19, 2018 - 8:41am Greg Watry https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/joanne-engebrecht-faculty-mentorship-award Advancing Diabetes Research: Mark Huising Receives Faculty Research Award https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/advancing-diabetes-research-mark-huising-faculty-research-award For his discovery of a new type of insulin-producing cell, Associate Professor Mark Huising, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, was awarded the 2017-2018 College of Biological Sciences Faculty Research Award. October 19, 2018 - 8:23am Greg Watry https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/advancing-diabetes-research-mark-huising-faculty-research-award Wayward Ways: New Study Reveals How the Nucleus Travels https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/wayward-ways-new-study-reveals-how-nucleus-travels Using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tools, Dan Starr created mutant versions of the worm C. elegans, to explore how the nucleus moves and repositions itself in the eukaryotic cell. September 20, 2018 - 8:13am Greg Watry https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/wayward-ways-new-study-reveals-how-nucleus-travels Plant Cell Study Adds to Protein Trafficking Dogma https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/plant-cell-study-adds-protein-trafficking-dogma A new study reexamines how protein trafficking occurs in the chloroplasts of green plants. The findings add nuance to the protein trafficking dogma. August 16, 2018 - 8:35am Greg Watry https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/plant-cell-study-adds-protein-trafficking-dogma Discovering Curiosity: How Parenthood Informed Priya Shah’s Fundamental Virology Research https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-how-parenthood-informed-priya-shahs-fundamental-virology-research After the birth of her second child in February 2017, Priya Shah found a new direction to take her fundamental virology research. August 06, 2018 - 8:21am Greg Watry https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-how-parenthood-informed-priya-shahs-fundamental-virology-research