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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)

Katie Thompson-Peer: Fruit Flies as a Model to Study Dendrite Regeneration

The fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is widely used for biological research. That's true for assistant professor Katie...

This is the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, that Katie Thompson-Peer uses in her biological research. (Photo by André Karwath, Wikipedia)
This is the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, that Katie Thompson-Peer uses in her biological research. (Photo by André Karwath, Wikipedia)

This is the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, that Katie Thompson-Peer uses in her biological research. (Photo by André Karwath, Wikipedia)

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 8:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Christine Tabuloc's Seminar: Inside Her Intricate Research World of Drosophila

Remember the spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii? Native to Southeast Asia, it infests soft-skinned fruits such as strawberries,...

A spotted-wing drosphila, Drosophila suzukii, targeting a raspberry. Native to Southeast Asia, it infests soft-skinned fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches and grape. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A spotted-wing drosphila, Drosophila suzukii, targeting a raspberry. Native to Southeast Asia, it infests soft-skinned fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches and grape. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A spotted-wing drosphila, Drosophila suzukii, targeting a raspberry. Native to Southeast Asia, it infests soft-skinned fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches and grape. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 4:45 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Time Flies, But How Do Flies Tell Time? Ask Yao Cai

If you attended the 2018 campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day and headed over to see the insects at Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and...

Yao Cai dressed as a fruit fly to play the drums in The Entomology Band at the 2018 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yao Cai dressed as a fruit fly to play the drums in The Entomology Band at the 2018 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yao Cai dressed as a fruit fly to play the drums in The Entomology Band at the 2018 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Molecular geneticist Yao Cai (left) presents a program at a 2020 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. With him is undergraduate student Christopher Ocoa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Molecular geneticist Yao Cai (left) presents a program at a 2020 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. With him is undergraduate student Christopher Ocoa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Molecular geneticist Yao Cai (left) presents a program at a 2020 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. With him is undergraduate student Christopher Ocoa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 5:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

ESA Journal Targets the Spotted-Wing Drosophila

It was a major project, a long time coming, and what an excellent resource for those studying the spotted-wing drosophila, a worldwide threat to the...

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Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 10:29 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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