University News

From Yellow-Legged Frogs to Chickpeas: Graduate Students Receive Funding for Wide Range of Microbiome Research Topics

August 26, 2019

By Jose Franco

The UC Davis Microbiome Special Research Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Microbiome Graduate Research Award. A total of fifteen graduate students were selected for the award out of thirty-six applications. Each awarded proposal will receive $1,000 to help with costs related to their microbiome research. 

The Microbiome Graduate Research Award was designed to support graduate students with costs associated with their microbiome research such as core services, sequencing, microbiome data analysis, publication costs or travel. 

UC Davis Partners With DEA-Approved Company to Conduct Cannabis Research

August 13, 2019

By Amy Quinton

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have partnered with a federally compliant pharmaceutical company to analyze the chemical and biological profiles of cannabis for the benefit of law enforcement, health care providers and scientific professionals.  

UC Davis Microbiome Special Research Program Awards Seed Funding to Seven Collaborative Research Projects

January 09, 2019

By Jose Franco

The UC Davis Microbiome Special Research Program and the Office of Research are pleased to announce the recipients of seven seed funding awards. Each awarded proposal will receive $40,000 over two years. The seed funding program is designed to catalyze new projects and innovations in microbiome sciences with an emphasis on new interdisciplinary collaborations within UC Davis.

UC Davis BME Lewis Lab Seeks Solution to Shellfish Allergy

November 27, 2018
$150,000 NIH/NIAID Award Strengthens Hypoallergen-Research Efforts

UC Davis Biomedical Engineering’s Dr. Jamal Lewis isn’t just researching dangerous shellfish allergies: He lives with them every day. So it’s especially meaningful that his lab has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 grant to research solutions that would help himself and the approximately 1.4 percent of Americans — about 4 million people — who share his health condition.

Record Number of UC Davis Startups for 2017-18

August 01, 2018

By Lisa Howard

The University of California, Davis, enabled the foundation of 16 commercial companies during the fiscal year ending June 30, an all-time high for the university. This brings the total number of startups made possible by UC Davis technologies during the past 10 years to 137.

BASF and UC Davis collaborating to unlock new potential in human milk oligosaccharides

July 25, 2018

By Lisa Howard

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and BASF announced a collaboration to unlock new benefits of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). The long-term objective of this strategic research partnership is to develop and validate second-generation HMO molecules as potent bioactive compounds that can influence the establishment and maintenance of the gut microbiome and provide benefits beyond the gastrointestinal tract, such as brain health, for infants, children and adults.

Earth BioGenome Project Aims to Sequence DNA From All Complex Life

July 12, 2018

By Lisa Howard

An international consortium of scientists is proposing what is arguably the most ambitious project in the history of biology: sequencing the DNA of all known eukaryotic species on Earth. 

The benefits of the monumental initiative promise to be a complete transformation of the scientific understanding of life on Earth and a vital new resource for global innovations in medicine, agriculture, conservation, technology and genomics.