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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,...
January 28, 2016
Biodiversity Professor Michael Dawson has been named UC Merced’s inaugural Faculty Climate Action Champion by the UC Office of the President (UCOP).   Dawson’s work and his plan, which formed a proposal for a project to engage the campus and community in sustainability, earned...
January 26, 2016
A team of scientists led by UC Merced Professor Aaron D. Hernday has made a major advancement in understanding how the most common fungal pathogen in humans can alter its cellular phenotype and behavior.   Although typically a benign component of the human microbiome, Candida albicans can...
January 13, 2016
Shakespeare might have been right when he wrote “what’s past is prologue,” but not when it comes to modeling climate change.   A new study shows that rising air temperatures could have a crippling effect on the likelihood of precipitation falling as snow.   That...

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