About the Department

Student Announcements

Events & Seminars

  • November 27 at 10:00 am Dr. Jacqueline Barlow, “Causes and consequences of DNA replication stress”, 1022 Life Sciences

  • November 30 at 2:10 pm Dr. Lifeng Xu, “Regulation of telomerase function by telomeric binding proteins”, 1022 Life Sciences

News & Awards

  • Shining Light on the Social Lives of Viruses [Article]

  • Guardians of the Genome: UC Davis researchers unlock the genetics of cancer to advance the future of personalized medicine. [Article]

  • MMG Assistant Professor Sean Collins receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, read more here. This award recognizes the most promising young investigators in the biomedical sciences in the entire US. In his project, Dr. Collins and his team are rewiring the control of leukocyte motility for applications in immunotherapy.


  • Sociovirology: Conflict, Cooperation, and Communication among Viruses. [Diaz-Munoz]
  • Pathways of DNA unlinking: A story of stepwise simplification. [Vazquez]
  • Multi-invasions Are Recombination Byproducts that Induce Chromosomal Rearrangements. [Heyer]