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June 13, 2013
Two UC Merced undergraduates will spend the summer immersed in research after winning prestigious fellowships from the American Physiological Society. Sophomores Debby Lee and Meagan Moreno competed on a national level for the 10-week, $4,000 fellowships that will support them during their first...
June 10, 2013
From Downtown Life Magazine June 9, 2013 By:  K. Chico   Professor Jason Hein is a tall man. This gives him the ability to look you in the eye, even if he is folded into a rolling desk chair. The DLM team managed to catch the chemist on one of the rare occasions when he was...
June 6, 2013
Using some of the tiniest fossils in the world to help clarify how climate change is modeled has earned Professor Jessica Blois a big honor – publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Blois, one of the newest professors in the School of Natural Sciences, is...
June 4, 2013
Armanti Hardesty is ready to join the next generation of teachers. “We’re all going into a more technological age,” said Hardesty, an alumnus from Long Beach. “It’s great to have new teachers learning the best ways to help students.” Hardesty left UC Merced...
May 28, 2013
School of Natural Sciences Dean Juan C. Meza is the recipient of Rice University's Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award for 2013. The award, established in 1974 in the George R. Brown School of Engineering, recognizes Rice engineering alumni for careers of outstanding professional...
May 14, 2013
Born in central Mexico, the sea has long fascinated graduate student Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina. Now, he's hoping to figure out some of its secrets. Vazquez-Medina this year earned his doctorate in Quantitative and Systems Biology from UC Merced’s School of Natural Sciences. His...
May 2, 2013
In an effort to combat a debilitating disease commonly found in the region, UC Merced researchers are collaborating with area medical leaders to better understand valley fever. Through the campus's Health Sciences Research Institute, immunology Professor David Ojcius is working with Dr....
May 1, 2013
From the microbes in the guts of living things to the idea of life elsewhere in the universe, Professor Marilyn Fogel is pondering some of life’s deepest questions. When and how did life originate on Earth? What does the future hold for our planet? Are we alone in the universe? “...
May 1, 2013
An exacting nanosecond jolt of electricity can briefly open a cell’s wall, allowing for the delivery of drugs or DNA. This procedure — called electroporation — is widely used in biology, biotechnology and medicine, including cancer treatments. Why the cell’s wall opens,...
April 22, 2013
Many universities offer the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, but they don’t have what UC Merced has to offer. “Yosemite really draws people in,” said Professor Stephen Hart, one of the REU program leaders. “Other REUs might take students into the...

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