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April 26, 2016
Researchers at the University of California, Merced, won a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how biological matter like proteins or cells come together to perform specific tasks, effectively behaving as machines. The research — funded over five years...
April 11, 2016
Professor Michael Beman, with the School of Natural Sciences, became the 13th faculty member to win a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award since the campus opened.   The grant provides nearly $700,000 over the next five years to help the UC Merced...
April 4, 2016
If you want to understand how plant populations will respond as the climate changes, just examine the plants in different locations.   That’s one of the conclusions drawn by UC Merced School of Natural Sciences Professor Jason Sexton in a new paper that’s part of a special issue...
March 30, 2016
Professor Carolin Frank’s research into the nitrogen-fixing properties of bacteria inside the needles of some high-elevation pine trees is the topic of a new paper in the journal New Phytologist.   Frank, with the School of Natural Sciences, won a $1.6 million, four-year grant from the...
March 28, 2016
Graduate student Sabah Ul-Hasan translated her love of science into four separate college degrees. She holds bachelor’s degrees in biology, chemistry, and environmental and sustainability studies, and a master’s in biochemistry (marine science) from universities in Utah and New...
March 7, 2016
Even without all the industrial and technological growth that has accelerated climate change, humans can — and do — dramatically impact ecosystems.   A new paper in Nature Communications, co-authored by UC Merced Professor Marilyn Fogel, indicates early humans were responsible...
March 7, 2016
In Fall 2007, Maricela Rangel-Garcia became one of the first UC Merced students to sign up for a new, non-clinical volunteer program in the busy Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department (ED).   Her participation in what has become a vital and growing program cemented her career path....
February 29, 2016
Less than a year after mapping the genetic landscape of melanoma, a researcher from the University of California, Merced, has identified a drug that could be effective in battling the deadly skin cancer.   UC Merced Professor Fabian V. Filipp led a team of researchers on the new project, the...
February 23, 2016
Professor Anne Myers Kelley, with the School of Natural Sciences, has been elected vice-chair of the Division of Laser Science (DLS) of the American Physical Society (APS), the world's largest organization of physicists.   Kelley, one of the first faculty members to join the campus in...
February 2, 2016
A new organization at UC Merced is working to close the gender gap by engaging, supporting and mentoring women in fields traditionally dominated by men.   WSTEM — or Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — brings together undergraduate and graduate students,...

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