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Congrats to Professor Chiu: 'Distinction in Student Mentoring' Award

Congratulations to molecular geneticist-physiologist Joanna Chiu, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology! She's...

Molecular geneticist-physiologist Joanna Chiu working in her lab in 2010, shortly after her arrival at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Molecular geneticist-physiologist Joanna Chiu working in her lab in 2010, shortly after her arrival at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Molecular geneticist-physiologist Joanna Chiu working in her lab in 2010, shortly after her arrival at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 5:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

Showcasing Animal and Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Nematologists answered scores of questions at the 13th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Day, a "Super Science Day" held Feb. 10. The Nematode...

Ready to greet the crowds are (from left) Emma Kraft, undergraduate intern; Nick Latina, doctoral student, Plant Pathology; Shahid Siddique, associate professor and principal investigator; Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Pallavi Shakya, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Bardo Castro, postdoctoral fellow; Veronica Casey, doctoral student, Entomology; and Ching-Jung Lin, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology. (Photo courtesy of the Siddique lab)
Ready to greet the crowds are (from left) Emma Kraft, undergraduate intern; Nick Latina, doctoral student, Plant Pathology; Shahid Siddique, associate professor and principal investigator; Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Pallavi Shakya, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Bardo Castro, postdoctoral fellow; Veronica Casey, doctoral student, Entomology; and Ching-Jung Lin, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology. (Photo courtesy of the Siddique lab)

Ready to greet the crowds are (from left) Emma Kraft, undergraduate intern; Nick Latina, doctoral student, Plant Pathology; Shahid Siddique, associate professor and principal investigator; Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Pallavi Shakya, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Bardo Castro, postdoctoral fellow; Veronica Casey, doctoral student, Entomology; and Ching-Jung Lin, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology. (Photo courtesy of the Siddique lab)

Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Department of Plant Pathology, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Department of Plant Pathology, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Department of Plant Pathology, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talking to the attendees are (back, from left) doctoral student Nick Latina, Plant Pathology; and doctoral candidates Pallavi Shakya and Alison Blundell, Plant Pathology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Talking to the attendees are (back, from left) doctoral student Nick Latina, Plant Pathology; and doctoral candidates Pallavi Shakya and Alison Blundell, Plant Pathology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talking to the attendees are (back, from left) doctoral student Nick Latina, Plant Pathology; and doctoral candidates Pallavi Shakya and Alison Blundell, Plant Pathology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Nick Latina of Plant Pathology discusses the diversity of animal parasitic nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral student Nick Latina of Plant Pathology discusses the diversity of animal parasitic nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Nick Latina of Plant Pathology discusses the diversity of animal parasitic nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Veronica Casey of Entomology displaying free-living nematode C. elegans, via a microscope and discussing their movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral student Veronica Casey of Entomology displaying free-living nematode C. elegans, via a microscope and discussing their movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Veronica Casey of Entomology displaying free-living nematode C. elegans, via a microscope and discussing their movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds lined up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 to talk to the nematologists at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crowds lined up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 to talk to the nematologists at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds lined up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 to talk to the nematologists at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 4:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

UC Davis Program on Feb. 7: Celebrating Our Newest Emeriti

Seventy-three is the magic number. When Distinguished Professor Walter Leal celebrates the newest UC Davis faculty retirees with a special...

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emerita Lynn Kimsey, former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, retired Jan. 31. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emerita Lynn Kimsey, former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, retired Jan. 31. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emerita Lynn Kimsey, former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, retired Jan. 31. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emeritus Art Shapiro monitoring the butterfly population in Gates Canyon, Vacaville, on Jan. 25, 2014. He is newly retired from the Department of Evolution and Ecology. Before joining that department, he was an adjunct professor with the Department of Entomology, now the Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emeritus Art Shapiro monitoring the butterfly population in Gates Canyon, Vacaville, on Jan. 25, 2014. He is newly retired from the Department of Evolution and Ecology. Before joining that department, he was an adjunct professor with the Department of Entomology, now the Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emeritus Art Shapiro monitoring the butterfly population in Gates Canyon, Vacaville, on Jan. 25, 2014. He is newly retired from the Department of Evolution and Ecology. Before joining that department, he was an adjunct professor with the Department of Entomology, now the Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 9:55 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

'The Girl in the Red Boots' Has Retired

"The Girl in the Red Boots" has retired. That would be UC Davis distinguished professor Lynn Kimsey,  director of the Bohart Museum of...

Professor (and now retiree) Lynn Kimsey (seated), former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, is honored at a birthday celebration on Feb. 1. With her from left are doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Bond lab; Professor Jason Bond, newly selected director of the Bohart Museum; and entomology researcher Tom Zavortink of the Bohart. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
Professor (and now retiree) Lynn Kimsey (seated), former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, is honored at a birthday celebration on Feb. 1. With her from left are doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Bond lab; Professor Jason Bond, newly selected director of the Bohart Museum; and entomology researcher Tom Zavortink of the Bohart. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Professor (and now retiree) Lynn Kimsey (seated), former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, is honored at a birthday celebration on Feb. 1. With her from left are doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Bond lab; Professor Jason Bond, newly selected director of the Bohart Museum; and entomology researcher Tom Zavortink of the Bohart. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 5:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Orie Shafer: Researching the Sleep of a Fruit Fly

Did you know that the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is a powerful model organism for the study of sleep regulation? It's long been a model...

A fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, feeding on a banana. (Photo by Sanjay Acharya, Wikipedia)
A fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, feeding on a banana. (Photo by Sanjay Acharya, Wikipedia)

A fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, feeding on a banana. (Photo by Sanjay Acharya, Wikipedia)

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