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].
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.
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.
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.
We welcome new undergraduate researcher Flynn Atallah to the lab. Flynn is a second year student majoring in Genetics and Genomics.
Our two collaborative PLOS Genetics papers with Yong Zhang's lab (University of Nevada Reno) describing mechanisms of animal circadian regulation have been published.
Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher Cindy Truong on receiving the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Tuta absoluta genome and SNP genotyping paper has been published!
Our PLOS Genetics paper describing the impact of PERIOD O-GlcNAcylation on circadian clock function just came out!
Our paper on the role of Casein Kinase 1alpha in regulating circadian clock function has been published in Journal of Neuroscience.
Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher Dominik Aylard on receiving the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Our undergraduate researchers Chris Ochoa and Dominik Aylard attended ABRCMS and each received a Poster Presentation Award.
Congratulations to our graduate students Ying Li, Vu Lam, and Adam Contreras on successfully completing their PhDs!
Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher Christopher Ochoa on receiving the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Katherine Murphy (Research Specialist) and Rosanna Kwok (PhD student) will be leaving this June and pursuing a research career in biotech industry. We will miss them both, and we wish them the best.
Congrats to our graduating undergraduate researchers Pedro Gutierrez Tamayo, Daphne Hsieh, Ran Bi, and Jessica West.
Our undergraduate researcher, Jessica West, has been awarded the College of Biological Sciences Medal. In addition, she has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence and a citation for Outstanding Performance in Research. Congratulations!! Jessica is graduating this June and will be moving to Cornell for graduate school in biochemistry.
Our undergraduate researcher, Juan Marcucci, has been named a NIH BSHARP Scholar. Congrats!
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.
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!
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....)
Our undergraduate research assistant, Jessica West, has been named a NIH/NIGMS BSHARP scholar. Pedro Tamayo-Gutierrez received a Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship.
Our UG researcher Jessica West received the UC President's Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship.
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.
Rosanna Kwok received the Bill Hazeltine Research Award, and Ying Li and Vu Lam received Jastro Graduate Research Fellowships. Congrats!
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Congratulations to Katherine Murphy! She was awarded the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Rosanna presented her first talk at the ESA conference in Austin, Texas, AND received the ESA President's runner-up award.
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).
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.