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.
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!
— 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
— Colton Baumler Shortly after my final rejection arrived — what felt like the last nail in the coffin of my dream of becoming a “true scientist” — my wife went into labor. Little did I know that with the birth of our daughter, I was offered a new academicContinue reading
(this surfeit of exclamation points has been brought to you on accounta the joy caused by our scholars’ successes. We just can’t help it. We are so very very proud of them.)
— Alyssa Paparella Way back in the early fall, as I looked to applying for graduate school, I came across a few programs that advertised Preview Weekends and became intrigued. Preview Weekends bring students, often from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM, to campus to have a better understanding of that school’sContinue reading
— Elijah Blank When I first came into the Trimmer lab at the start of my PREP experience, I felt like I did not know anything. It was an overwhelming experience to be sure. Now, as I am leaving, I have learned how to execute new assays, navigate the labContinue reading
— Joseph Rosas Right when I was offered the spot to be apart of the new PREP cohort, I could hardly contain my excitement. Not only because of the opportunities I knew I would be afforded as a prospective graduate applicant, but also because I needed it to happen. MyContinue reading