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Undergraduate Researchers Make Surprising Discovery in Mechanotransduction Research

October 02, 2019
Undergraduate researchers in the Yamada Lab discovered that when force is applied to a cell, a protein called cten is recruited to these fibrous structures. Since actin was long believed to be an important part of mechanotransduction, the UC Davis researchers inhibited actin to simply show that cten recruitment required actin. To their surprise, the mechano-sensitive response of cten was still present.

UC Davis Hosts JEDIS Summer School on Biophotonics in Translational Research

September 23, 2019
UC Davis hosted the second JEDIS Summer School on Biophotonics in Translational Research this August as part of the three year Jena-Davis Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics program. The JEDIS summer school is a weeklong event that brings together expertise in the field of advanced spectroscopic and imaging technologies for clinical diagnostics.

Job Opportunity: Louie Lab Seeks Postdoctoral Scholar

September 03, 2019
The Louie lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis is seeking motivated, intelligent, self-starters for postdoctoral positions that are part of an NIH project to develop targeted anticoagulants for treatment in atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Jamal Lewis Receives Top Accolades from NAE and NIH

July 31, 2019
Dr. Jamal Lewis has been selected to join 81 of the brightest young engineers from across the nation at the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 25th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.

Student Spotlight: Karenna Rehorn

July 26, 2019
Karenna Rehorn is a junior studying biomedical engineering with an emphasis in cellular and tissue engineering. In the future she hopes to focus on helping individuals with autoimmune disorders. Rehorn is a DJ at the campus radio station, KDVS. Other interests include running, playing the flute, volunteering at the UC Davis farm and cooking.

Dr. Gerard Arino-Estrada Receives NIBIB Trailblazer Grant

July 24, 2019

Dr. Gerard Arino-Estrada, an assistant project scientist in the Biomedical Engineering department, has been awarded with the Trailblazer R21 Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The award is an opportunity for New and Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs of high interest to the NIBIB that integrate engineering and the physical sciences with the life and behavioral sciences.

Dr. Alyssa Panitch Named STAIR Grant Recipient

June 28, 2019

Alyssa Panitch, Edward Teller Professor in the Biomedical Engineering department and Executive Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, is one of the latest recipients of the Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) Grant. The STAIR Grant program, managed by Venture Catalyst and funded by the UC Davis Office of Research, provides funding to UC Davis researchers to support translational science and innovative research.

Tan Lab Seeks Postdoctoral Researcher

May 13, 2019
Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Researcher position in Bottom-up and Cell-free Biology at the University of California, Davis.