Last week, we launched the 2020-2021 cohort of PREP@UCD!
Our scholars all rocked their talks! We appreciate their work and the support of their mentors and advisors, and we’re so very proud of them. Thanks to all in the UC Davis research community who attended.
— Dan Starr and Carole Hom On 1 June, we sent this letter to PREP@UCD faculty and scholars. Dear Colleagues and Scholars, Several years ago, I (Dan) experienced what I characterize as a “mid-career crisis”. I am the very definition of privileged. I am a white, straight, male who grewContinue reading
Meet the 2020-2021 cohort of PREP@UCD scholars! We are thrilled to have Kevin, Maribel, Giselle, Connor, Arthur, Kaitlynn, and Brandy in the program. They will join us on 1 July 2020. Welcome!
— Carlos Estrada A few miles west from California’s capital sits the city of Davis, touted as one of the best places to live in California due to its environmentally friendly policies, safety, superb K-12 schools, and an easy-going lifestyle enjoyed by its community. The city arguably owes such aContinue reading
— Amy Leslie After attending the poster sessions and powerpoint presentations, I found that my research interests matched many faculty mentors all throughout the College of Biological Sciences. It was a fantastic opportunity to engage professors on a further level and gain better insight into the most recent findings. Continue reading
— Celena Lozano January 2014 I began community college with Intermediate Algebra, supplemented by Intro to Computers (“Hmm, I like computers. This may be fun.”) and Cultural Anthropology (no idea how I chose that). I did not speak to a counselor, so I was clueless. I figured that taking classesContinue reading
Congratulations to 2019 cohort members Colton Baumler, Celena Lozano, and Alyssa Paparella, three of NSF’s newest Graduate Research Fellows! Carlos Estrada and Amy Leslie got honorable mentions too, as did 2017 cohort member Ivan Olaya! Woooooooo hoooooooo!!!!! p.s. …and a PREP@UCD-adjacent scholar, Elizabeth Mercado-Ayon, also received a GRF. Elizabeth is in the PREP at UPennContinue reading
Blokhina, Y. P., Olaya, I., Burgess, S. M. Preparation of Meiotic Chromosome Spreads from Zebrafish Spermatocytes. J. Vis. Exp. (157), e60671, doi:10.3791/60671 (2020). ABSTRACT Meiosis is the key cellular process required to create haploid gametes for sexual reproduction. Model organisms have been instrumental in understanding the chromosome events that take place duringContinue reading