News Archive

November 2015
Jessica West received the ESA Presidents's runner-up award for her presentation on Spotted Wing Drosophila seasonal biology at the ESA meeting in Minneapolis.

June 2015
Rosanna Kwok is a NIH T32 predoctoral fellow for 2015-16, and her first "first-author" paper has been accepted for publication in PLoS Genetics. Congrats!

June 2015
Our graduate student Adam Contreras has been awarded an NIH/NIDDK F31 for the next 3 years. Our UG researcher Christine Tabuloc is graduating, but
she has decided to stay with us as a technician (Lucky us....)

May 2015
Our undergraduate research assistant, Jessica West, has been named a NIH/NIGMS BSHARP scholar. Pedro Tamayo-Gutierrez received a Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship.

December 2014
Our UG researcher Jessica West received the UC President's Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship.

October 2014
We welcome a new graduate student, Xianhui Liu (Nitrol), to our lab this Fall. She received a fellowship from the China Scholarship Council to pursue graduate studies in the U.S.

July 2014
Rosanna Kwok received the Bill Hazeltine Research Award, and Ying Li and Vu Lam received Jastro Graduate Research Fellowships. Congrats!

June 2014
Jonathan Diehl graduated with a M.S. in BMCDB and returned to his home state Washington to become a high school teacher.  Jonny is going to make a fantastic teacher.  No question about it!!

June 2014
Our new graduate student from the BMCDB graduate group, Adam Contreras, has been awarded an NIH T32 (MCB) predoctoral training grant. Rosanna Kwok, a second year graduate student, has also been honored with a Biotech predoctoral training  grant from the DEB program.

June 2014
Our undergraduate research assistant, Jessica West, received a McBeth memorial scholarship, a Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship, a Regents Scholarship, and has been accepted into the BUSP Honors program. Congrats!

May 2014
Katie Murphy has been awarded a Citation for Outstanding Performance from the College of Biological Sciences for academic excellence and for her independent research. Congratulations!

May 2014
Vu Lam and Rosanna Kwok (graduate students) both received travel awards to attend the Society on Research of Biological Rhythms Conference in Montana (June 2014) based on scientific merit of their submitted conference abstracts.

April 2014
Katie Murphy just presented her research at the UCD annual undergraduate research conference.
Christine Tabuloc presented her "Insect circadian clock Oh-My! Box" to visitors of the Bohart Museum during the UCD Picnic Day.

December 2013
Congratulations to Katherine Murphy! She was awarded the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

November 2013
Rosanna presented her first talk at the ESA conference in Austin, Texas, AND received the ESA President's runner-up award.

October 2013
Our manuscript describing the Spotted Wing Drosophila genome has been published. Go check out the genome web portal.

May 2013
Rosanna, Vu, and Katie have been awarded the McBeth Memorial Scholarship (2013-2014) for their research. In addition Rosanna and Vu also received the Jastro Research Award (2013-2014).

March 2013

Congratulations to our research assistant Soyeon Baik for her admission to the graduate program at UC Irvine and to our undergraduate research assistant Diana Teng for her admission to UCSF's Masters Entry Program in Nursing. Anna Lei, who has been with us for more than 2 years as an UG research assistant, is graduating from UCD and moving on to the Deisseroth lab at Stanford University as a lab manager.