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UC Davis Distinguished Professor Bruce Hammock: Mentor Extraordinaire

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are alumni of the laboratory of UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock--they all...

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock is a 2024 recipient of a Graduate Studies Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentoring Award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock is a 2024 recipient of a Graduate Studies Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentoring Award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock is a 2024 recipient of a Graduate Studies Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentoring Award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock, shown in front of a blackboard in his office,
Bruce Hammock, shown in front of a blackboard in his office, "is undeniably a giant in the field of science. However, what truly sets him apart is his unwavering commitment to student mentoring, his devoted care for group members, and his exemplary role as a model for training the next generation of scientists,” says Hammock lab alumnus Guodong Zhang, now an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Nutrition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock, shown in front of a blackboard in his office, "is undeniably a giant in the field of science. However, what truly sets him apart is his unwavering commitment to student mentoring, his devoted care for group members, and his exemplary role as a model for training the next generation of scientists,” says Hammock lab alumnus Guodong Zhang, now an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Nutrition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 5:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

Celebrating Bumble Bees on World Bee Day

It's World Bee Day and there's no better time than to showcase bumble bees, Bombus. The United Nations designated May 20 as World Bee Day to...

The yellow-faced bumble bee,  Bombus vosnesenskii, emerging from a foxglove in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, emerging from a foxglove in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, emerging from a foxglove in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus californicus,
Bombus californicus, "the California bumble bee," foraging on blanket flower, Gaillardia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus californicus, "the California bumble bee," foraging on blanket flower, Gaillardia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus vandykei, the Van Dyke's bumble bee, foraging on lavender in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bombus vandykei, the Van Dyke's bumble bee, foraging on lavender in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus vandykei, the Van Dyke's bumble bee, foraging on lavender in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, on the hand of the UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor Robbin Thorp (1933-2019). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, on the hand of the UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor Robbin Thorp (1933-2019). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, on the hand of the UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor Robbin Thorp (1933-2019). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus melanopygus, the black-tailed bumble bee, foraging on a pansy in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bombus melanopygus, the black-tailed bumble bee, foraging on a pansy in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus melanopygus, the black-tailed bumble bee, foraging on a pansy in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Franklin's bumble bee, Bombus franklini, monitored by Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) and now feared extinct. (Photo by Robbin Thorp)
This is Franklin's bumble bee, Bombus franklini, monitored by Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) and now feared extinct. (Photo by Robbin Thorp)

This is Franklin's bumble bee, Bombus franklini, monitored by Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) and now feared extinct. (Photo by Robbin Thorp)

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 7:41 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

'Bee' at the Bohart Museum Open House to See Bee Observation Hive and Taste Honey

Want to see a bee observation hive, taste honey, and learn about honey bee health? Those are some of the activities planned when the...

A honey bee, dusted with gold pollen, forages on mustard (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, dusted with gold pollen, forages on mustard (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, dusted with gold pollen, forages on mustard (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on blanketflower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on blanketflower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on blanketflower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 3:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Danielle Rutkowski: Symbiotic Fungi Associated with Social Bees

If you've been following the outstanding academic accomplishments of UC Davis doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski, you know that she researches the...

UC Davis doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski doing field work.
UC Davis doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski doing field work.

UC Davis doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski doing field work.

UC Davis doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski talks to visitors at the Rachel Vannette lab display in Briggs Hall during the 2024 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski talks to visitors at the Rachel Vannette lab display in Briggs Hall during the 2024 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski talks to visitors at the Rachel Vannette lab display in Briggs Hall during the 2024 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 4:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bohart Museum Open House on May 19: Meet the Bee Reseachers

From honey bees to bumble bees to mason bees to orchid bees--you'll see those and more--and you'll get the opportunity to talk to researchers at the...

UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette (foreground), associate professor and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answers questions at the UC Davis Picnic Day. In back is doctoral candidate Gillian Bergmann, who is advised by Vannette and Johan Leveau. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette (foreground), associate professor and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answers questions at the UC Davis Picnic Day. In back is doctoral candidate Gillian Bergmann, who is advised by Vannette and Johan Leveau. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette (foreground), associate professor and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, answers questions at the UC Davis Picnic Day. In back is doctoral candidate Gillian Bergmann, who is advised by Vannette and Johan Leveau. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees in the genus Osmia are among the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bees in the genus Osmia are among the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees in the genus Osmia are among the bees that the Rachel Vannette lab studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 6:19 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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