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Through War and Peace, These Doves Rock

October 8th, 2021|

By Daniel Erenstein, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘21   “The diversity of the breeds is something astonishing,” Charles Darwin wrote in “On the Origin of Species.” He was not referring to his famous Galápagos finches. [...]

Lazarus Dies, Lazarus Lives Again

October 1st, 2021|

By Jesse Kireyev, History ‘21 Each of these photos captures a landscape in slow degradation. Berryessa, for all the wintergreen beauty that it holds, has experienced horrifying fires numerous times over the past few years. [...]

COVID-19 Cover Art Gallery

September 24th, 2021|

This year, for the first time, The Aggie Transcript accepted submissions for our journal's cover from the wider undergraduate community at UC Davis. To celebrate the release of our fifth annual print edition, we present [...]

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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

First steps in the development of small-scale 3D printed hydrogel bioreactors for protein production in space travel

October 15th, 2021|

By Maya Mysore, Laura Ballou, Anna Rita Moukarzel, Alex Cherry, David Duronslet, Lisette Werba, Nathan Tran, Hannah Mosheim, Stephen Curry, Simon Coelho Advisors: Kantharakorn Macharoen, Matthew McNulty, Andrew Yao, and Dr. McDonald, Dr. Nandi, and [...]

Through War and Peace, These Doves Rock

October 8th, 2021|

By Daniel Erenstein, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘21   “The diversity of the breeds is something astonishing,” Charles Darwin wrote in “On the Origin of Species.” He was not referring to his famous Galápagos finches. [...]

Lazarus Dies, Lazarus Lives Again

October 1st, 2021|

By Jesse Kireyev, History ‘21 Each of these photos captures a landscape in slow degradation. Berryessa, for all the wintergreen beauty that it holds, has experienced horrifying fires numerous times over the past few years. [...]

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Health and Medicine

COVID-19 survivors can retrain their smell to enjoy food and wine again

September 17th, 2021|

By Daniel Erenstein, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: Last spring, I enrolled in the inaugural offering of the University Writing Program’s wine writing course. Our instructor, Dr. Alison Bright, encouraged us to report [...]

Transgender Health: Barriers to Healthcare and Physiological Differences

August 30th, 2021|

By Ana Nazmi Glosson, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: I initially wrote this literature review for UWP 104F in Winter 2020. I chose to focus on a topic that was, and is, very [...]

Reproductive and Developmental Health Effects of PFAS on Animal Models: A Review of Current Literature

August 15th, 2021|

By Anna Maddison, Environmental Toxicology ‘21, Janaé Bonnell, Environmental Toxicology ‘22, Dr. Michele La Merrill Authors’ Note: This literature review was conducted for the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in the California Environmental Protection [...]

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Technology

First steps in the development of small-scale 3D printed hydrogel bioreactors for protein production in space travel

October 15th, 2021|

By Maya Mysore, Laura Ballou, Anna Rita Moukarzel, Alex Cherry, David Duronslet, Lisette Werba, Nathan Tran, Hannah Mosheim, Stephen Curry, Simon Coelho Advisors: Kantharakorn Macharoen, Matthew McNulty, Andrew Yao, and Dr. McDonald, Dr. Nandi, and [...]

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 [...]

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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

First steps in the development of small-scale 3D printed hydrogel bioreactors for protein production in space travel

October 15th, 2021|

By Maya Mysore, Laura Ballou, Anna Rita Moukarzel, Alex Cherry, David Duronslet, Lisette Werba, Nathan Tran, Hannah Mosheim, Stephen Curry, Simon Coelho Advisors: Kantharakorn Macharoen, Matthew McNulty, Andrew Yao, and Dr. McDonald, Dr. Nandi, and [...]

COVID-19 survivors can retrain their smell to enjoy food and wine again

September 17th, 2021|

By Daniel Erenstein, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: Last spring, I enrolled in the inaugural offering of the University Writing Program’s wine writing course. Our instructor, Dr. Alison Bright, encouraged us to report [...]

Transgender Health: Barriers to Healthcare and Physiological Differences

August 30th, 2021|

By Ana Nazmi Glosson, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior ‘21 Author’s Note: I initially wrote this literature review for UWP 104F in Winter 2020. I chose to focus on a topic that was, and is, very [...]

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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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