News https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/ News for BMCDB Graduate Group en CBS Graduate Group Staff, Faculty Recognized for Exceptional Service and Mentorship https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/cbs-graduate-group-staff-faculty-recognized-exceptional-service-and-mentorship <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CBS Graduate Group Staff, Faculty Recognized for Exceptional Service and Mentorship</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-subtitle field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subtitle</div> <div class="field__item">UC Davis Graduate Studies presented members of the CBS graduate community with awards for service, mentorship and engagement</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Trishna K Sharma</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-09-14T01:15:05-07:00" title="Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 1:15am" class="datetime">September 14, 2023</time> </span> <span class="byline">Trishna Sharma</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/media/images/Alyssa%20Parsons%20with%20students.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=nbPS8M3x" width="1280" height="720" alt="Alyssa Parsons" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Faculty and staff in the college’s eight graduate groups, including <strong>Alyssa Parsons</strong> for the Outstanding Graduate Program Coordinator Award, and <strong>Mark Huising</strong> for the Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award from the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology graduate group, were well-represented among this year’s recipients of mentorship and service awards by Graduate Studies, which presents awards annually to members of the graduate community who have made impactful and far-reaching differences in their programs, and in the experiences of their students.</p> <p>Read the whole story <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/cbs-graduate-group-staff-faculty-recognized-exceptional-mentorship">here</a>.</p></div> Thu, 14 Sep 2023 08:15:05 +0000 Trishna K Sharma 1861 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Dean’s Mentorship Awards Recognize Outstanding Graduate Student Mentors https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/deans-mentorship-awards-recognize-outstanding-graduate-student-mentors <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dean’s Mentorship Awards Recognize Outstanding Graduate Student Mentors</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-subtitle field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subtitle</div> <div class="field__item">Annual awards are made possible by philanthropy and help support the next generation of scientists</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Trishna K Sharma</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-06-23T09:20:22-07:00" title="Friday, June 23, 2023 - 9:20am" class="datetime">June 23, 2023</time> </span> <span class="byline">Trishna Sharma</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/media/images/IMG_9809.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=wR3RdYDv" width="1280" height="720" alt="grad mentor awards" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Mentorship in the life sciences plays a crucial role. One generation helps the next, and together new discoveries are made, techniques are developed and skills are honed, by both mentor and mentee.</p> <p>The CBS Dean’s Mentorship Awards, which are made possible through donations to the college’s Annual Fund, recognize exceptional graduate students who have mentored undergraduate students in the lab and classroom. This year’s recipients, including Samuel Petshow and Natalie Sahabandu from Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, were honored at a college award ceremony on Saturday, June 3.</p> <p>Read the full story <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/deans-mentorship-awards-recognize-outstanding-graduate-student-mentors">here</a>.</p></div> Fri, 23 Jun 2023 16:20:22 +0000 Trishna K Sharma 1851 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Creativity and Commitment: Fellows to Present on Efforts to Foster Diversity and Inclusivity https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/creativity-and-commitment-fellows-present-efforts-foster-diversity-and-inclusivity <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Creativity and Commitment: Fellows to Present on Efforts to Foster Diversity and Inclusivity</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-subtitle field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subtitle</div> <div class="field__item">CBS DEI Leader Fellows from BMCDB conclude a successful year of projects with open house highlighting achievements</div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Trishna K Sharma</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-06-01T12:14:03-07:00" title="Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 12:14pm" class="datetime">June 01, 2023</time> </span> <span class="byline">Trishna Sharma</span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/media/images/DSC08003.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=VvpMdnN9" width="1280" height="720" alt="DEIJ Leaders" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In the College of Biological Sciences, principles of diversity, equity and inclusion are guiding principles. As such, an array of special DEI-related programs led by graduate students, including Aron Judd (AJ) Mendiola, Jasmine Esparza, and Natalie Sahabandu from the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Group, each of whom was awarded a <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/about/dei/opportunities/dei-fellowship">Graduate DEIJ Leader Fellowship</a> for the 2022-23 academic year, will culminate in an <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6x8o5Og8UHSEsG9jFo-HXZSQZs8H5jLIJoUS7CoufvEkCzw/viewform">open house event</a> highlighting their achievements from 1:00-3:00pm on June 8, in Walker Hall. </p> <p>Read the full story <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/creativity-and-commitment-dei-leader-fellows-present-efforts-foster-diversity-and-inclusivity">here</a>.</p></div> Thu, 01 Jun 2023 19:14:03 +0000 Trishna K Sharma 1846 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Two BMCDB Faculty Named Chancellor's Fellows https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/two-bmcdb-faculty-named-chancellors-fellows <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Two BMCDB Faculty Named Chancellor&#039;s Fellows</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Nicole Rabaud</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2022-02-09T15:24:34-08:00" title="Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 3:24pm" class="datetime">February 09, 2022</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/media/images/1_0.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=WbtXFgpW" width="1280" height="720" alt="2021-22 UC Davis Chancellor&#039;s Fellows" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Professor John Albeck and Professor Ching-Hsien Chen are among 12 faculty named. “These 12 newest fellows represent our university at its very best,” Chancellor Gary S. May said. “They are now part of a proud 22-year history for the Chancellor’s Fellows program. These fellows are making advances that help solve complex and critical issues, while also helping our students become critical thinkers and problem-solvers.”</p></div> Wed, 09 Feb 2022 23:24:34 +0000 Nicole Rabaud 231 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Professor Karen Zito Elected 2021 AAAS Fellow https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/professor-karen-zito-elected-2021-aaas-fellow <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Professor Karen Zito Elected 2021 AAAS Fellow</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Nicole Rabaud</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2022-02-09T15:22:06-08:00" title="Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 3:22pm" class="datetime">February 09, 2022</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/media/images/1.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=h4SHKrC6" width="1280" height="720" alt="Professor Karen Zito" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>BMCDB is proud to announce the election of Professor Karen Zito as a AAAS fellow. This distinction is one of the highest honors given to a scientist. She was selected "for contributions to understanding excitatory synapse formation and the dynamics of postsynaptic density proteins." She is one of nine UC Davis faculty elected to AAAS this year.</p></div> Wed, 09 Feb 2022 23:22:06 +0000 Nicole Rabaud 226 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu BMCDB Graduate Student Yulong Liu Wins UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship for Single-Cell Atlas of Zebrafish Ovary https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/bmcdb-graduate-student-yulong-liu-wins-uc-davis-dissertation-year-fellowship-single-cell-atlas <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">BMCDB Graduate Student Yulong Liu Wins UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship for Single-Cell Atlas of Zebrafish Ovary</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2020-05-11T15:16:46-07:00" title="Monday, May 11, 2020 - 3:16pm" class="datetime">May 11, 2020</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Yulong-Liu-UC-Davis-College-of-Biological-Sciences.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=0xffb_N-" width="1280" height="720" alt="BMCDB Ph.D. student Yulong Liu was recently awarded the UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship" title="BMCDB Ph.D. student Yulong Liu was recently awarded the UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>BMCDB Ph.D. student Yulong Liu was recently awarded the UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><ul><li><strong><em>BMCDB Ph.D. student Yulong Liu recently won the UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Liu investigates the cellular mechanisms underlying female reproductive development in the lab of Associate Professor Bruce Draper</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>Liu and his colleagues performed single-cell RNA sequencing analyses to map the genetic expression of the female zebrafish ovary, with hopes of mapping the genetic cues responsible for regulating reproductive development</em></strong></li> </ul><p><a class="btn--lg btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/yulong-liu-wins-uc-davis-dissertation-fellowship"><strong><em>Read the Complete Story</em></strong></a></p></div> Mon, 11 May 2020 22:16:46 +0000 Kimberly Smith 216 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Alumni Profile: Fascinating Fungi with Dr. Fun Guy (Gordon Walker, ’16 Ph.D. Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/alumni-profile-fascinating-fungi-dr-fun-guy-gordon-walker-16-phd-biochemistry-molecular <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Alumni Profile: Fascinating Fungi with Dr. Fun Guy (Gordon Walker, ’16 Ph.D. Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2020-02-13T15:26:44-08:00" title="Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:26pm" class="datetime">February 13, 2020</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Gordon-Walker-College-of-Biological-Sciences-UC-Davis.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=k8mgmXU3" width="1280" height="720" alt="Since launching his social media account @FascinatedByFungi, Ph.D. alum Gordon Walker has amassed nearly 45,000 followers on Instagram. Gordon Walker (@FascinatedByFungi)" title="Since launching his social media account @FascinatedByFungi, Ph.D. alum Gordon Walker has amassed nearly 45,000 followers on Instagram. Gordon Walker (@FascinatedByFungi)" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>Since launching his social media account @FascinatedByFungi, Ph.D. alum Gordon Walker has amassed nearly 45,000 followers on Instagram. Gordon Walker (@FascinatedByFungi)</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>If you scroll through Gordon Walker’s Instagram account (@FascinatedByFungi), you’ll find a cornucopia of mushroom imagery. Bleeding milk caps, egg-shaped slime molds and kaleidoscopic toadstools have a home here among the hundreds of posts churned out by Walker. Since launching the account three years ago, he’s amassed nearly 45,000 followers.</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/alumni-profile-fascinating-fungi-dr-fun-guy-gordon-walker-16-phd-biochemistry-molecular">Read the Complete Story </a></p> <p> </p></div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:26:44 +0000 Kimberly Smith 211 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Taking a Bite Out of Research: BMCDB Ph.D. Student Natalie Sahabandu Reflects on Her Journey as an Aggie https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/taking-bite-out-research-bmcdb-phd-student-natalie-sahabandu-reflects-her-journey-aggie <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Taking a Bite Out of Research: BMCDB Ph.D. Student Natalie Sahabandu Reflects on Her Journey as an Aggie</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2020-02-13T15:24:48-08:00" title="Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:24pm" class="datetime">February 13, 2020</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Natalie-Sahabandu-College-of-Biological-Sciences-UC-Davis-01.png?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=6sMAIeAM" width="1280" height="720" alt="A first-year Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group, Natalie Sahabandu said, “One of the biggest highlights of my career has been the people who have been involved in this journey.”" title="A first-year Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group, Natalie Sahabandu said, “One of the biggest highlights of my career has been the people who have been involved in this journey.”" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>A first-year Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group, Natalie Sahabandu said, “One of the biggest highlights of my career has been the people who have been involved in this journey.”</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“Being a minority and being a first-generation college student, it was super important to me to have a support system,” said Sahabandu, who enrolled in the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) when she transferred to UC Davis in 2016. “I needed the best.”</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/natalie-sahabandu">Read the Complete Story</a></p></div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:24:48 +0000 Kimberly Smith 206 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Generating a Research Award: Assistant Professor Celina Juliano Wins Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/generating-research-award-assistant-professor-celina-juliano-wins-elizabeth-d-hay-new <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Generating a Research Award: Assistant Professor Celina Juliano Wins Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2020-02-13T15:21:32-08:00" title="Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:21pm" class="datetime">February 13, 2020</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Celina.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=pDqxNOHd" width="1280" height="720" alt="Juliano studies the regenerative capabilities and “biological immortality” of Hydra (Hydra vulgaris), a small freshwater invertebrate. " title="Juliano studies the regenerative capabilities and “biological immortality” of Hydra (Hydra vulgaris), a small freshwater invertebrate. " class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>Juliano studies the regenerative capabilities and “biological immortality” of Hydra (Hydra vulgaris), a small freshwater invertebrate. </figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Assistant Professor Celina Juliano, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, was recently named as the winner of the 2020 Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award. The award, given by the Society for Developmental Biology, recognizes researchers “who have performed outstanding research in developmental biology during the early stages of their independent career.”</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/hay-award">Read the Complete Story  </a></p></div> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:21:32 +0000 Kimberly Smith 201 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Gatekeeper of the Cellular Highway: Study Reveals Novel Behaviors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Protein Tau https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/gatekeeper-cellular-highway-study-reveals-novel-behaviors-alzheimers-disease-protein-tau <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Gatekeeper of the Cellular Highway: Study Reveals Novel Behaviors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Protein Tau</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-09-04T09:00:28-07:00" title="Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 9:00am" class="datetime">September 04, 2019</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and other neurodegenerative disorders, insoluble fibers composed of a protein called tau build up inside of neurons, eventually creating a tangled mess characteristic of these diseases.</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/gatekeeper-cellular-highway-study-reveals-novel-behaviors-alzheimers-disease-protein-tau">Read the Complete Story  </a></p></div> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:00:28 +0000 Kimberly Smith 191 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Mitochondrial Chitter-Chatter: Unveiling the Molecular Structures of Cellular Respiration https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/mitochondrial-chitter-chatter-unveiling-molecular-structures-cellular-respiration <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mitochondrial Chitter-Chatter: Unveiling the Molecular Structures of Cellular Respiration </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-09-03T12:02:57-07:00" title="Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:02pm" class="datetime">September 03, 2019</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/James-Letts-College-of-Biological-Sciences-UC-Davis-3.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=S6WX7xCj" width="1280" height="720" alt="In a Molecular Cell study, Assistant Professor James Letts and colleagues revealed that the function between the complexes in the respiratory supercomplex is more nuanced and variable than previously hypothesized. David Slipher/UC Davis " title="In a Molecular Cell study, Assistant Professor James Letts and colleagues revealed that the function between the complexes in the respiratory supercomplex is more nuanced and variable than previously hypothesized. David Slipher/UC Davis " class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>In a Molecular Cell study, Assistant Professor James Letts and colleagues revealed that the function between the complexes in the respiratory supercomplex is more nuanced and variable than previously hypothesized. David Slipher/UC Davis </figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In order to generate energy, our bodies transfer electrons from food—sugars, fats and proteins—to molecular oxygen, which allows our cells to respire and function. Performed by the mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC), this process creates energy-storing and -transporting adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the “molecular currency” for energy in the cell.</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--lg btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/mitochondrial-chitter-chatter-unveiling-molecular-structures-cellular-respiration">Read the Complete Story  </a></p></div> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:02:57 +0000 Kimberly Smith 186 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu The Repellence Cocktail: Mosquito Sense of Smell Reveals More Mysteries https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/repellence-cocktail-mosquito-sense-smell-reveals-more-mysteries <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Repellence Cocktail: Mosquito Sense of Smell Reveals More Mysteries</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-08-02T08:31:45-07:00" title="Friday, August 2, 2019 - 8:31am" class="datetime">August 02, 2019</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Walter-Leal-Lab-College-of-Biological-Sciences-4.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=u00sKVoW" width="1280" height="720" alt="In a study published in iScience, Distinguished Professor Walter Leal and his colleagues showed that the southern house mosquito possesses a single odorant receptor that exhibits both inhibitory and excitatory responses. David Slipher/UC Davis" title="In a study published in iScience, Distinguished Professor Walter Leal and his colleagues showed that the southern house mosquito possesses a single odorant receptor that exhibits both inhibitory and excitatory responses. David Slipher/UC Davis" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>In a study published in iScience, Distinguished Professor Walter Leal and his colleagues showed that the southern house mosquito possesses a single odorant receptor that exhibits both inhibitory and excitatory responses. David Slipher/UC Davis</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>When nibbling mosquitoes cause irritation, the sensible move is to grab mosquito repellent. Distinguished Professor Walter Leal, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, likes to remind his students of this. But if they’re stepping outside for only a short period of time during the buggy Davis summers, Leal will offer a natural repellent like methyl salicylate, otherwise known as wintergreen oil.</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/repellence-cocktail-mosquito-sense-smell-reveals-more-mysteries">Read the Complete Story</a></p></div> Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:31:45 +0000 Kimberly Smith 181 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Mapping Cells in the “Immortal” Regenerating Hydra https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/mapping-cells-immortal-regenerating-hydra <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mapping Cells in the “Immortal” Regenerating Hydra</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-07-25T14:45:07-07:00" title="Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 2:45pm" class="datetime">July 25, 2019</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Juliano-Lab-College-of-Biological-Sciences-UC-Davis-1.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=CGoIgOQd" width="1280" height="720" alt="Hydra boast stem cells that exist in a continuous state of renewal and seem to hold within their genomic code the key to biological immortality. Stefan Siebert" title="Hydra boast stem cells that exist in a continuous state of renewal and seem to hold within their genomic code the key to biological immortality. Stefan Siebert" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>Hydra boast stem cells that exist in a continuous state of renewal and seem to hold within their genomic code the key to biological immortality. Stefan Siebert</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Unlike the stem cells of an adult human, the stem cells of an adult Hydra—a small freshwater invertebrate related to jellyfish and corals—are in a constant state of renewal, bestowing it with amazing regenerative capabilities and nearly biological immortality. Around 100,000 cells make up the Hydra body, and amazingly, these cells renew every 20 days thanks to the Hydra’s bottomless well of stem cells.</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/mapping-cells-immortal-regenerating-hydra">Read the Complete Story</a></p> <p> </p></div> Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:45:07 +0000 Kimberly Smith 176 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu The Plant-Pathogen Arms Race: Nature Communications Study Reveals Key Player in Plant Immunity https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/plant-pathogen-arms-race-nature-communications-study-reveals-key-player-plant-immunity <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Plant-Pathogen Arms Race: Nature Communications Study Reveals Key Player in Plant Immunity</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-07-22T12:58:34-07:00" title="Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:58pm" class="datetime">July 22, 2019</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Tobacco-mosaic-virus-symptoms-orchid-UC-Davis-College-of-Biological-Sciences.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=deJTAjEf" width="1280" height="720" alt="Orchid leaves with symptoms of tobacco mosaic virus. Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org" title="Orchid leaves with symptoms of tobacco mosaic virus. Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>Orchid leaves with symptoms of tobacco mosaic virus. Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The co-evolutionary arms race between plants and pathogens is one of biological balance. Plants want to defend themselves from invaders, while pathogens want to infect their hosts without killing them to propagate. Plant biologists are keen to understand the molecular battles occurring in infected plant cell territory.</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/plant-pathogen-arms-race-nature-communications-study-reveals-key-player-plant-immunity">Read the Complete Story</a></p></div> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:58:34 +0000 Kimberly Smith 171 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Discovering Curiosity: Tilling the Fields of Plant Molecular Biology with Professor Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-tilling-fields-plant-molecular-biology-professor-savithramma-dinesh <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Discovering Curiosity: Tilling the Fields of Plant Molecular Biology with Professor Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-07-16T11:21:42-07:00" title="Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:21am" class="datetime">July 16, 2019</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Savithramma-Dinesh-Kumar-College-of-Biological-Sciences-UC-Davis-2.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=vGiRKuHh" width="1280" height="720" alt="For his excellence in molecular plant pathology research, Professor Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar recently received the Noel T. Keen Award from The American Phytopathological Society. David Slipher/UC Davis" title="For his excellence in molecular plant pathology research, Professor Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar recently received the Noel T. Keen Award from The American Phytopathological Society. David Slipher/UC Davis" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>For his excellence in molecular plant pathology research, Professor Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar recently received the Noel T. Keen Award from The American Phytopathological Society. David Slipher/UC Davis</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>For his excellence in research, Dinesh-Kumar has received the American Phytopathological Society's Noel T. Keen Award </em></p> <p><em>His interest in plants goes back to his youth working with his father on his family's farm in India</em></p> <p><em>His well-published research focuses on host-microbe interactions and plant defense tactics</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-tilling-fields-plant-molecular-biology-savithramma-dinesh-kumar">Read the Complete Story</a></p></div> Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:21:42 +0000 Kimberly Smith 166 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Two BMCDB Students Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/two-bmcdb-students-receive-national-science-foundation-graduate-research-fellowship <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Two BMCDB Students Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-04-09T15:17:01-07:00" title="Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 3:17pm" class="datetime">April 09, 2019</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/NSF_logo_0.png?h=157bdb64&amp;itok=ySanCAyl" width="1280" height="720" alt="National Science Foundation Logo" title="National Science Foundation" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>National Science Foundation</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Congratulations to Jamie Ho, current BMCDB second year student, and Yesica Mercado-Ayon, UCD PREP Scholar and incoming BMCDB student, on being selected for the 2019 NSF GRFP Fellowships! </span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/awards-and-recognition" hreflang="en">Awards and Recognition</a></div> </div> </div> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:17:01 +0000 Kimberly Smith 151 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Discovering Curiosity: Building Mini-Organs to Fight Pancreatic Cancer with New Faculty Chang-il Hwang https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-building-mini-organs-fight-pancreatic-cancer-new-faculty-chang-il-hwang <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Discovering Curiosity: Building Mini-Organs to Fight Pancreatic Cancer with New Faculty Chang-il Hwang</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Kimberly Smith</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-03-21T13:41:43-07:00" title="Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:41pm" class="datetime">March 21, 2019</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>When a healthy cell turns cancerous a cascade of events enables the cancer to spread throughout the body. But its origin lies within a single progenitor cell.</p> <p>“What goes wrong with that particular cell?” asked Assistant Professor Chang-il Hwang, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. “Something happens at the molecular level. One DNA molecule, or one protein molecule changes.”</p> <p> </p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-building-mini-organs-fight-pancreatic-cancer-new-faculty-chang-il-hwang">Read the Complete Story</a></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Primary Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/human-animal-health" hreflang="en">Human &amp; Animal Health</a></div> </div> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:41:43 +0000 Kimberly Smith 146 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Sex-swapping Zebrafish Hold Clues for Reproductive Development Diseases in Humans https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/sex-swapping-zebrafish-hold-clues-reproductive-development-diseases-humans <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sex-swapping Zebrafish Hold Clues for Reproductive Development Diseases in Humans</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>Gregory D Watry</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2019-01-23T14:10:25-08:00" title="Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 2:10pm" class="datetime">January 23, 2019</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Zebrafish-College-of-Biological-Sciences-UC-Davis.jpg?h=5e27a39a&amp;itok=SSJb5MMh" width="1280" height="720" alt="zebrafish swim in a tank " class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In a study appearing in Genetics, BMCDB Graduate Group faculty chair Bruce Draper and UC Davis researchers relay new discoveries about the molecular mechanisms behind sexual determination. Using zebrafish, they highlighted the gene responsible for determining whether the fish will develop into a female or a male.</p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/sex-swapping-zebrafish-hold-clues-reproductive-development-diseases-humans">Read the complete story</a></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Primary Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/human-animal-health" hreflang="en">Human &amp; Animal Health</a></div> </div> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:10:25 +0000 Gregory D Watry 141 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Diabetes Research in Huising Lab Emphasizes Importance of Reproducibility in Science https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/diabetes-research-huising-lab-emphasizes-importance-reproducibility-science <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Diabetes Research in Huising Lab Emphasizes Importance of Reproducibility in Science</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>David Slipher</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2018-06-21T08:27:28-07:00" title="Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:27am" class="datetime">June 21, 2018</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/Sharon-Lee-Mark-Huising-College-of-Biological-Sciences-UC-Davis.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=u16KCwUM" width="1280" height="720" alt="Sharon Lee and Mark Huising in lab" title="Sharon Lee, a Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate student, and Mark Huising, associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior, study the cellular mechanisms of diabetes. David Slipher/UC Davis" class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>Sharon Lee, a Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate student, and Mark Huising, associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior, study the cellular mechanisms of diabetes. David Slipher/UC Davis</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In the United States, around 30 million people live with diabetes. It’s among the top 10 leading causes of death in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With no cure, treatment and control remain the only options for diabetes patients.</p> <p>In a paper appearing in <a href="http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(17)30614-9%20"><em>Cell Metabolism</em></a><em>,</em> College of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Mark Huising, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, and Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate student Sharon Lee refute a previous study that claimed an antimalarial drug could be used to treat type 1 diabetes.</p> <p><a class="btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/diabetes-research-huising-lab-emphasizes-importance-reproducibility-science">Read the full story to learn more about Huising's and Lee's diabetes research</a></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Primary Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/human-animal-health" hreflang="en">Human &amp; Animal Health</a></div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:27:28 +0000 David Slipher 111 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu Connecting the Molecular Dots of Heart Disease https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu/news/connecting-molecular-dots-heart-disease <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Connecting the Molecular Dots of Heart Disease</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <span>David Slipher</span> </span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2018-05-14T09:30:21-07:00" title="Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:30am" class="datetime">May 14, 2018</time> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-m-primary-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><figure class="media media--type-sf-image-media-type media--view-mode-primary"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4686/files/styles/sf_landscape_16x9/public/images/article/aldrin-gomes.jpg?h=c673cd1c&amp;itok=XoixsTaU" width="1280" height="720" alt="Aldrin Gomes" title="Associate Professor Aldrin Gomes, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, studies the molecular origins of heart disease." class="image-style-sf-landscape-16x9" /> <figcaption>Associate Professor Aldrin Gomes, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, studies the molecular origins of heart disease.</figcaption> </figure> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The most common genetic heart disease is also a silent one. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) affects one in 500 adults, and with few symptoms, it usually goes unnoticed. According to the American Heart Association, the disease is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest among young adults.</p> <p>Associate Professor Aldrin Gomes, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior in the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis, studies the underpinnings of heart disease, focusing on the machinery within heart cells responsible for producing the heartbeat. Along with colleagues in the Gomes Lab, he’s searching for molecular clues that will help medical professionals better manage heart disease.</p> <p>“Heart disease is still the number one killer around the world,” said Gomes, who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Health Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology. “How can we reduce the number of people that die from heart disease? A lot of us have family members with some heart disease.” </p> <p><a class="btn--lg btn--primary" href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/connecting-molecular-dots-heart-disease">Read the full story to learn more about Gomes' heart disease research</a></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-sf-article-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Primary Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/articles/human-animal-health" hreflang="en">Human &amp; Animal Health</a></div> </div> Mon, 14 May 2018 16:30:21 +0000 David Slipher 91 at https://bmcdb.ucdavis.edu