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Student Announcements

Events & Seminars

  • September 28 at 4:10 pm: Dr. Neil Hunter, “Regulating Destruction to Recombine the Genome”, 1022 Life Sciences

  • October 5 at 4:10 pm: Dr. Aurele Piazza (Heyer Lab), “Regulation of DNA strand invasions during homologous recombination and maintenance of genomic stability”, 1022 Life Sciences


  • The American Math Society is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Lathisms (Latin@s and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences), by showcasing one Mathematician every day from September 15th through October 15th.  Dr. Mariel Vazquez was showcased on September 16th. (more…)

  • Congratulations to Katy Ralston and Sean Collins on being selected for the 2016-2017 UC Davis Hellman Fellowship Awards.

  • Congratulations to Katy Ralston on being named 2016 Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. (more…)


  • Nek1 Regulates Rad54 to Orchestrate Homologous Recombination and Replication Fork Stability. [Heyer]
  • Reinterpreting Long-Term Evolution Experiments: Is Delayed Adaptation an Example of Historical Contingency or a Consequence of Intermittent Selection? [Roth]
  • BRCA2 regulates DMC1-mediated recombination through the BRC repeats. [Kowalczykowski]

Awards & Fellowships

  • Amanda Fox, an Immunology Graduate Group student in Lorena Navarro’s Lab, has been awarded the 2015-16 Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the course BIS2A. Congratulations!