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.

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.

Shonit Sharma Wins First Place at Harvard Conference

January 31, 2018
Shonit Nair Sharma, a fourth-year UC Davis Biomedical Engineering major, received first place for his poster and delivered a plenary lecture at the Harvard National Collegiate Research Conference.