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

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July 2020

We welcome our new postdoctoral fellow Sergio I. Hidalgo Sotelo from Chile.

July 2020

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.

June 2020

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.

June 2020

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].

June 2020

Congratulations to our undergraduates Dominik Aylard, Wenqi (Ailsa) Song, and Cindy Truong on receiving their B.S. from UC Davis. Dominik will be pursuing his Ph.D. in UC Berkeley and Ailsa will be pursuing her M.S. in Stanford. Cindy has kindly agreed to stay with us a little longer as a Junior Specialist.

May 2020

Graduate student Yao Cai presented his work on CK2-dependent phoshorylation of TIMELESS protein at the SRBR virtual conference and received an SRBR Excellence award.

March 2020

We welcome new undergraduate researcher Kiya Jackson to the lab. Kiya is a participant of the Research Scholars Program in Insect Biology (RSPIB) and NSF LSAMP/CAMP.

October 2019

We welcome new undergraduate researcher Flynn Atallah to the lab. Flynn is a second year student majoring in Genetics and Genomics.