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Arts

Watercolor Bird Series

September 25th, 2020|

By Daphne Crum, Genetics & Genomics '23 In this bird series I have painted a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), a Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia), and a Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus). These three birds were painted [...]

Yosemite Valley

September 20th, 2020|

By Ryan Lazzareschi, Computer Science '21   At the end of the tunnel, I saw an opportunity I couldn’t miss. As the sun rose in the distance, the perfect composition of Yosemite Valley presented itself. [...]

Lower Yosemite Falls

September 20th, 2020|

By Ryan Lazzareschi, Computer Science '21   Taking inspiration from the timeless black and white style of Ansel Adams, Yosemite Falls exemplifies the true beauty of Mother Nature. Lower Yosemite Falls as pictured (above, below, [...]

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News

The Scientific Cost of Progression: CAR-T Cell Therapy

August 22nd, 2020|

By Picasso Vasquez, Genetics and Genomics ‘20 Author’s Note: One of the main goals for my upper division UWP class was to write about a recent scientific discovery. I decided to write about CAR-T cell [...]

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy: A Leap Forward for UC Davis

May 22nd, 2020|

Photo originally published in Structural Studies of the Giant Mimivirus. PLoS Biol 7(4): e1000092. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000092. License: CC BY 2.5. By Nathan Levinzon, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ‘23 Author's Note: The purpose of this article is to inform the [...]

Merging Amputees with their Prostheses

January 31st, 2020|

By Brooke B., Computer Science/Design '22 Author’s Note: As a computer science major, I have always been interested in the concept of an algorithm that can communicate with the brain through manufactured nerve signals. I [...]

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Campus Reports

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy: A Leap Forward for UC Davis

May 22nd, 2020|

Photo originally published in Structural Studies of the Giant Mimivirus. PLoS Biol 7(4): e1000092. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000092. License: CC BY 2.5. By Nathan Levinzon, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ‘23 Author's Note: The purpose of this article is to inform the [...]

You might have to use more than a microscope, there’s more to genetics than what meets the eye: An interview with Dr. Gerald Quon

February 22nd, 2020|

By Tannavee Kumar, Genetics & Genomics 20’ Author’s Note: As an undergraduate studying genetics and genomics and computer science, I wanted to interview a former professor to find out the steps he took in order to [...]

Aggie Transcript Interview: Dr. Janine LaSalle

November 10th, 2018|

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Biology

The Parable of the Passenger Pigeon: How Colonizers’ Words Killed the World’s Largest Bird Population

October 23rd, 2020|

By Jenna Turpin, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology ‘22 Author’s Note: I started this piece as an assignment for my undergraduate expository writing class under the guidance of my supportive professor Hillary Cheramie. Hillary urged me [...]

Potential Methods of Life Detection on Ocean Worlds

August 29th, 2020|

By Ana Menchaca, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ‘20 Author’s Note: As a biochemistry major who is interested in pursuing astrobiology research, I initially wrote this literature review for an assignment in my Writing in Biology [...]

The Scientific Cost of Progression: CAR-T Cell Therapy

August 22nd, 2020|

By Picasso Vasquez, Genetics and Genomics ‘20 Author’s Note: One of the main goals for my upper division UWP class was to write about a recent scientific discovery. I decided to write about CAR-T cell [...]

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Health and Medicine

The Scientific Cost of Progression: CAR-T Cell Therapy

August 22nd, 2020|

By Picasso Vasquez, Genetics and Genomics ‘20 Author’s Note: One of the main goals for my upper division UWP class was to write about a recent scientific discovery. I decided to write about CAR-T cell [...]

Pharmacogenomics in Personalized Medicine: How Medicine Can Be Tailored To Your Genes

June 19th, 2020|

By: Anushka Gupta, Genetics and Genomics, ‘20 Author’s Note: Modern medicine relies on technologies that have barely changed over the past 50 years, despite all of the research that has been conducted on new drugs [...]

Taking the Driver’s Seat in your Diagnosis

May 2nd, 2020|

By: Mari Hoffman, Genetics and Genomics 2021  Author’s Note: In this paper, I will be discussing reviews on patient activation level and health outcomes in chronic diseases. I wanted to analyze the effect patients can [...]

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Technology

Applications of Machine Learning in Precision Medicine

April 25th, 2020|

By Aditi Goyal, Statistics, Genetics and Genomics, ‘22 Author's Note: I wrote about this topic after being introduced to the idea through a speaker series. I think the applications of modern day computer science, genetics [...]

Robot-Assisted Surgeries

September 27th, 2019|

By Neha Madugala, Cognitive Science, ‘22 Author’s Note: I came across an article detailing the future of surgery. What initially seems like science fiction may be becoming a reality as more and more surgeries are [...]

Looking Deeper into Life: How a Nobel Prize Winner Advanced Microscopy

April 14th, 2017|

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Book Reviews

It’s in the Blood- Or Rather, the Genes: A Review of The Gene: An Intimate History

January 8th, 2019|

Understanding the Tumultuous Trajectory of a Concept in The Gene

March 14th, 2018|

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Literature Reviews

Potential Methods of Life Detection on Ocean Worlds

August 29th, 2020|

By Ana Menchaca, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ‘20 Author’s Note: As a biochemistry major who is interested in pursuing astrobiology research, I initially wrote this literature review for an assignment in my Writing in Biology [...]

Gene editing invasive species out of New Zealand

March 6th, 2020|

By Jessie Lau, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ‘20 Authors Note: Since the advent of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats-CRISPR Associated Protein 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) discovery and biotechnological breakthroughs thereafter, this revolutionary application has been primarily focused [...]

A History of Vaccines and How they Combat Disease

February 28th, 2020|

By Vishwanath Prathikanti, Political Science ‘23 Author’s note: The anti-vaccination movement has recently gained traction with many families across the nation and I wanted to tackle the idea of anti-vaccination and where it came from. [...]

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Science and Society

The History and Politics of Marijuana in the United States

July 18th, 2020|

By Vishwanath Prathikanti, Political Science, 23’ Author’s note: Marijuana today is a very controversial topic, with some arguing for a complete criminalization of it, others advocating for complete decriminalization of it, and many more in [...]

Stem Cells: Miracle Cure or Hoax? A Review of Present Application and Potential Uses of Stem Cells

April 3rd, 2020|

By Vita Quintanilla, Genetics 23’ Author’s Note: My purpose in writing this piece is to educate the current safe applications of stem cell as misuse and damage due to the same is so prevalent in the [...]

Potential Need for a New Mobile Medical Clinic to Provide ACE-Related Care to the Sacramento County for At-Risk Pediatric Populations

March 13th, 2020|

By Tara Allison, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Spanish ‘20 Author’s Note: I wrote this document as a UWP 102B assignment to evaluate the societal health care needs of Sacramento County, focusing on an upsetting [...]

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Undergraduate Research

The Parable of the Passenger Pigeon: How Colonizers’ Words Killed the World’s Largest Bird Population

October 23rd, 2020|

By Jenna Turpin, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology ‘22 Author’s Note: I started this piece as an assignment for my undergraduate expository writing class under the guidance of my supportive professor Hillary Cheramie. Hillary urged me [...]

Organization and Localization of Septins Changes After Autophagy Induction in Yeast

April 23rd, 2018|

by Bukre Coskun, Cell Biology ‘18
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