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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 Human-Animal Interface: Exploring the Origin, Present, and Future of COVID-19

June 16th, 2021|

By Tammie Tam, Microbiology ‘22 Author’s Note: Since taking the class One Health Fundamentals (PMI 129Y), I have been acutely aware of this One Health idea that the health of humankind is deeply intertwined with [...]

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 [...]

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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

Varying Efficacy and Safety Among Food Allergy Immunotherapy Methods

July 30th, 2021|

By Karishma Sira, Biological Sciences ‘21 Author’s Note: This review was originally written for my UWP104F class in Winter Quarter 2021. While environmental allergies are well known to the public, many people are unaware of [...]

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Therapies as Therapeutics for Post-Stroke Patients

July 23rd, 2021|

By Priyanka Basu, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘22 Author’s Note: I wrote this review article during my time in UWP102B this past quarter, though my inspiration in digging deeper into this topic came from my [...]

Sox10 as a Focal Point for Understanding Schwann Cell Differentiation

July 16th, 2021|

By Carly Adamson, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: I wrote this literature review for a UWP 104E assignment for which we could pick any science topic that interested us. I chose neural crest [...]

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Health and Medicine

Varying Efficacy and Safety Among Food Allergy Immunotherapy Methods

July 30th, 2021|

By Karishma Sira, Biological Sciences ‘21 Author’s Note: This review was originally written for my UWP104F class in Winter Quarter 2021. While environmental allergies are well known to the public, many people are unaware of [...]

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Therapies as Therapeutics for Post-Stroke Patients

July 23rd, 2021|

By Priyanka Basu, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘22 Author’s Note: I wrote this review article during my time in UWP102B this past quarter, though my inspiration in digging deeper into this topic came from my [...]

A Neuroimmunological Approach to Understanding SARS-CoV-2

July 2nd, 2021|

By Parmida Pajouhesh, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘23 Author’s Note: The Coronavirus Disease has undoubtedly affected us in many sectors of our lives. There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the respiratory symptoms induced [...]

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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

Psychedelics Herald New Era of Mental Health

June 25th, 2021|

By Macarena Cortina, Psychology ‘21  Author’s Note: As a psychology major who used to be a plant biology major, I’m very interested in the arenas where these two fields interact. Such is the case with [...]

Human Cryopreservation: An Opportunity for Rejuvenation

June 15th, 2021|

By Barry Nguyen, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology ‘23 Author's Note: I became interested in ways to bypass built-in lifespans after taking HDE 117, a longevity class with Dr. James Carey. During the course of the [...]

Unnoticed Adverse Childhood Experiences in COVID-19

May 21st, 2021|

By Vishwanath Prathikanti, Political Science ‘23 Author’s Note: While doing research for a paper on the mental decline in adults during the pandemic, I discovered something alarming occurring in younger people. While young adults are [...]

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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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