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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

Cover Art Guidelines for The Aggie Transcript’s 2020-2021 Print Edition

March 26th, 2021|

Thank you for submitting to The Aggie Transcript! The Editorial Board is excited to view your submission. All received submissions, pending board review, will be featured on our website and our social media. The winning [...]

Fold@Home: Aid in COVID-19 Research from Home

November 7th, 2020|

Image via Folding@Home By Nathan Levinzon, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ‘23 Author's Note: The purpose of this article is to introduce and inform the UC Davis scientific community of Folding@Home; a distributed computing project that allows [...]

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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Campus Reports

A Dive into a Key Player of Learning and Memory: An Interview with Dr. Karen Zito

December 25th, 2020|

Image by MethoxyRoxy - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5 By: Neha Madugala, Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior, ‘21 Author’s Note: After writing a paper for the Aggie Transcript on the basics of dendritic spines, I wanted [...]

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 [...]

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Biology

Modified Mu Opioid Receptors Lead to Analgesia Without Physical Dependence

May 14th, 2021|

By Neha Madugala, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: I wrote this literature review for my UWP104F class to assess new opioid-based medications for pain-relief. While opioids are the best known pain relievers we [...]

It’s Not You, It’s Your Microbes: The Association Between Microbiota and Depressive Behavior in Mice

May 7th, 2021|

By Reshma Kolala, Medical & Molecular Microbiology ‘22 Author’s Note: A recent switch into the Microbiology major prompted me to explore recent developments in the field. I came across this study that examined the role [...]

After Eureka Comes Death

April 30th, 2021|

As insulin prices skyrocket, diabetics turn to increasingly dangerous solutions to manage their illnesses By Jesse Kireyev, History ‘21 Author’s Note: There’s an indescribable type of heartbreak that comes from hearing a close diabetic family [...]

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Health and Medicine

Modified Mu Opioid Receptors Lead to Analgesia Without Physical Dependence

May 14th, 2021|

By Neha Madugala, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: I wrote this literature review for my UWP104F class to assess new opioid-based medications for pain-relief. While opioids are the best known pain relievers we [...]

It’s Not You, It’s Your Microbes: The Association Between Microbiota and Depressive Behavior in Mice

May 7th, 2021|

By Reshma Kolala, Medical & Molecular Microbiology ‘22 Author’s Note: A recent switch into the Microbiology major prompted me to explore recent developments in the field. I came across this study that examined the role [...]

After Eureka Comes Death

April 30th, 2021|

As insulin prices skyrocket, diabetics turn to increasingly dangerous solutions to manage their illnesses By Jesse Kireyev, History ‘21 Author’s Note: There’s an indescribable type of heartbreak that comes from hearing a close diabetic family [...]

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Technology

Fold@Home: Aid in COVID-19 Research from Home

November 7th, 2020|

Image via Folding@Home By Nathan Levinzon, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior ‘23 Author's Note: The purpose of this article is to introduce and inform the UC Davis scientific community of Folding@Home; a distributed computing project that allows [...]

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 [...]

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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|

By Gita Mallya, Plant Biology, ‘19   Author’s note: I wrote this piece for my UWP 104E class with Brenda Rinard during Fall Quarter 2017. The assignment was to read a classic book based in [...]

Understanding the Tumultuous Trajectory of a Concept in The Gene

March 14th, 2018|

By Daniel Erenstein, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, ‘19 Author’s Note: In my Writing in Science (UWP 104E) course, Dr. Brenda Rinard assigned us a review of a classic book in science. My interests in social [...]

To Infinity and Beyond: A Review of “The Life of Pi, and Other Infinities” by Natalie Angier

February 10th, 2017|

By Lo Tuan, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and Managerial Economics, ’17 Author’s Note: I wrote this review as an assignment for a UWP course that investigates the role of science in society using different lenses [...]

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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

It’s Not You, It’s Your Microbes: The Association Between Microbiota and Depressive Behavior in Mice

May 7th, 2021|

By Reshma Kolala, Medical & Molecular Microbiology ‘22 Author’s Note: A recent switch into the Microbiology major prompted me to explore recent developments in the field. I came across this study that examined the role [...]

A Conversation on Bioethics with Linda Sonntag, PhD

January 22nd, 2021|

By Mari Hoffman, Genetics & Genomics ‘21 Author’s Note: I was interested in interviewing Dr. Linda Sonntag because of her time and dedication spent in the biotechnology field. She has been involved in multiple biotechnology [...]

The Pursuit of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: Lessons in Public Trust of Medical Institutions

January 9th, 2021|

By Jessica Lee, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ‘21 Author’s Note: Alarmed by the fact that so many Americans are skeptical of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, I wanted to write an article delving into the reasons [...]

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Undergraduate Research

The Neck Raising Behavior of Branta canadensis

December 12th, 2020|

By Cristina Angelica Bilbao, Biological Sciences ‘22 Author's Note: I performed this ethological research study for my Zoology class at Las Positas College. I love animals and was excited to have the opportunity to conduct [...]

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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