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December 15, 2014
For the University of California, Merced, students in this year’s nanoBIO internships and research program, working with something extremely small could have huge implications. “I had no idea nanotechnology could have so many applications in biology,” said John Harvey...
December 1, 2014
The odds were stacked against Ruben Rodriguez. When the 27-year-old UC Merced student was still in high school, he was confronted with a sobering statistic that Hispanics receive only 5 percent of all doctorates awarded. “That’s always stayed with me,” said Rodriguez, who...
October 7, 2014
The School of Natural Sciences has hired nine faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year, bringing the total number of tenure-track faculty to more than 70. Four of the nine new hires are women, which is one example of how UC Merced is ahead of the curve in academia. According to a 2011 report...
January 6, 2014
You probably know that carbon monoxide can be lethal. But one UC Merced professor is working to harness its health benefits to treat people with sickle cell disease. Henry Forman, a professor of biochemistry and chemistry at UC Merced, has developed a way to provide therapeutic levels of the gas...
November 13, 2013
As the world continues to amass more digital data everyday, thousands of skilled mathematicians will be needed to slice it into meaningful pieces that can help power the information economy. With the help of an $880,000 grant, three of UC Merced's applied math faculty members will help...
November 4, 2013
Seeking to combat a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease commonly found in the San Joaquin Valley, three regional institutions are uniting to improve the area's health. The University of California, Merced, Health Sciences Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco...
November 4, 2013
Graduate student Portia Mira has always liked helping people and learning ever since she found refuge in school from her dysfunctional home life. She focuses on taking care of others, including her younger, disabled sister, and her work here at UC Merced is no different. By researching...
October 31, 2013
A dozen UC Merced undergraduates will gain an edge in their journey toward a career in biomedical and behavioral research, courtesy of five years' funding from the National Institutes of Health. The campus recently received a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) grant from the National...
October 25, 2013
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, has begun an ambitious quest to discover common principles that guide evolution of structures at the linguistic and molecular levels. Professors Rick Dale in cognitive science, David Ardell in evolutionary biology...
September 30, 2013
Marilyn Fogel, a geobiologist in the School of Natural Sciences has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Alfred Treibs Award. Fogel was nominated for her numerous contributions to the fields of organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, ecological processes, meteoritics and the...

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