Chiu Lab at UC Davis
We are in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at University of California, Davis. Our research interests include molecular genetics of animal behavior, biological timing (circadian and seasonal rhythms), posttranslational regulation of proteins, and enhancing global food security via insect genomics and biotechnology
Our paper describing the regulation of TIMELESS function in circadian rhythms by phosphorylation has been published in Current Biology. First author is graduate student Yao Cai. [html]
We welcome new postdoctoral scientist Gary Chow and undergraduate researcher Zita (Yi) Gao to the lab. Gary recently completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Davis. Zita is a transfer student majoring in Genetics and Genomics.
Congratulations to Dr. Nitrol (Xianhui) Liu on completing her Ph.D. in Entomology! Nitrol will be staying with us as a postdoctoral scientist.
We welcome postdoctoral fellow Sergio I. Hidalgo Sotelo from Chile.
We welcome our new Junior Specialist Maribel Anguiano. Maribel graduated with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from UC Davis in 2019. She is currently an NIH PREP Scholar.
We welcome new undergraduates Ana Armenta Vega and Megan Fung to our lab. Ana is a participant of the NIH ADNR program and Megan is a transfer student majoring in Biotechnology.
Our paper describing mechanisms that enable Drosophila to sense photoperiod and temperature to regulate seasonal physiology has been published in PNAS. First author is postdoctoral fellow Antoine Abrieux. [html] [press release].