Bios Magazine News

Bios Magazine: College History

November 14, 2019
The College of Biological Sciences is home to more than 6,000 students, 130 faculty members, 400 staff members and an alumni base of more than 40,000. As one of the nation’s top colleges dedicated exclusively to life sciences, its departments span the breadth of biology. Get quick facts about the creation of the college.

Bios Magazine: Exercise and Your Body

November 08, 2019
From genes to the gym, Professor of Molecular Exercise Physiology Keith Baar studies exercise. In this listicle, Baar walks us through five things you might not know about exercise.

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.

Bios Magazine: Lean In

October 24, 2019
For more than 50 years, the Bodega Marine Laboratory has been at the forefront of ocean and coastal sciences. We gathered together some objects that represent the past and present of the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Take a peek and see what objects you can find.

Bios Magazine: Big Questions

October 24, 2019
Did you know that more than 26 million Americans have had a personal genomics test performed? And within the next two years, the number is expected to grow rapidly. As genomic testing becomes more common, you might wonder what the implications are for your future. Perhaps you’ve had a genetic test performed or plan to do one soon. What should you expect? And what should you be cautious about?

VIDEO: College of Biological Sciences BioLaunch Mentor Collective

October 03, 2019
The BioLaunch Mentor Collective helps make the transition to the UC Davis campus easier for freshmen and transfer students. New students are paired with a returning UC Davis student, who can offer them advice and support across many areas of campus life.

All in for Citizen Science

Calling UC Davis alumni! We need your help designing and collecting the results of an experiment on seed microbiomes.  You’ll help us accumulate a tapestry of knowledge and together, we’ll move beyond crowdsourcing to true, distributed community science. You’ve just been recruited.  

Changing the Culture around Mental Health for Ph.D. Students

August 14, 2019
Plant Biology Graduate Group student Leonardo Jo thought his anxiety was normal, an expected part of the graduate school experience. His peers grappled with similar issues: imposter syndrome, researcher pressures and financial insecurity, to name a few. And they all seemed to suffer in silence at the cost of their own mental health.

The Art of Harm Reduction: Sid Ganesh Searches for Substance Use Solutions

August 02, 2019
If you strolled through the ARC Pavilion during the 30th annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference last spring, you’d find students from across campus displaying their latest research and projects. Among the mingling academics, you’d also find Sid Ganesh and three of her watercolor paintings.

Model Organisms

For thousands of years, animals have helped humans advance biomedical research. From yeast and worms to fruit flies and mice, these creatures hold clues to the secrets of our own biology.

“Model organisms, in general, are useful because evolution doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it goes to a different species,” says Associate Professor Bruce Draper, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. “It keeps to using loosely the same genetic modules to build on things.”