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February 24, 2021
Two faculty members and three graduate students who are working on food systems, food security and food sustainability research have received small grants through the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) to bolster their projects. “COVID-19 has really dampened research, so we wanted to find ways to...
February 23, 2021
A brand-new faculty member is shaking up the way researchers understand cellular systems. Computational biology Professor Bercem Dutagaci, who started at UC Merced in January, developed simulations of bacterial cells as a new way of looking at how RNA and proteins self-organize inside the cells....
February 22, 2021
Professor Andy LiWang is now the first from UC Merced to be elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Colleagues at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Texas A&M University and University of Texas Southwestern nominated LiWang and he is one of 65 Fellows chosen from more...
February 22, 2021
The question: What happens when UC Merced holds Research Week in the middle of a pandemic? The hypothesis: An annual, weeklong presentation of ground-breaking work reaches a big, new virtual audience. With the Research Week’s usual in-person seminars, tours and showcases untenable because of COVID-...
February 19, 2021
Name: Jacqueline Bustamante Year: Fourth year Major: Chemistry Hometown: Atwater What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? My experience working on the synthesis of organic molecules known as dibenzocyclooctadienes (DBCOD) in Professor Jennifer Lu ’s lab...
February 19, 2021
Name: Gabriel Viramontes Year: Fourth year Major: Biological Sciences Hometown: Lodi What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? One of the most memorable projects I have had the opportunity to be a part of is my current research project in Professor Clarissa...
February 9, 2021
Ruben Lemus was celebrating his graduation from UC Merced’s Gallo Management Program with a family dinner at nearby Yosemite Lake when his father reminded Ruben of a visit to the lake years earlier. “My dad said at the time, ‘If you want to do something with your life, get an education. They are...
February 8, 2021
Black History Month may feel different this February, after a year of the coronavirus and historic protests for social justice. While coming together couldn’t be more important, under current conditions few are able to gather to celebrate Black History Month and the many contributions Black people...

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