Karley Lujan receives “Outstanding Senior Award” at UC Davis

Kudos to Karley Lujan, a UC Davis undergraduate who has been working in the lab for a few years. Last night she received one of the “Outstanding Senior Awards” at a ceremony at the UC Davis Convention Center.

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Today @ucdavis: Dr. Emilia Huerta Sanchez “Archaic introgression, D-statistics and the contributions of female programmers”

This week’s Evolution and Ecology seminar speaker is Dr. Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, an Assistant Professor at UC Merced. Dr. Huerta-Sanchez investigates the genomics of adaptation and introgression in modern and ancient human populations. Please join us for her seminar at 4:10pm May 10th in 176 Everson Hall.

Title: Archaic introgression, D-statistics and the contributions of female programmers


Microbial Interactions in Marine Systems – Invitation to MIMAS2 Symposium

Just got this by email:

We are pleased to inform you that the International Symposium

“MIMAS2 – Microbial Interactions in Marine Systems”

will be held

in Greifswald, Germany,

from August 20th to 22nd, 2018.

The conference will focus on:

  • Microbial-mediated ecosystem functions and adaptation strategies of marine bacteria
  • The physiology of uncultivable marine symbionts
  • Ecophysiological interdependencies of bacteria within marine microbial assemblages
  • Molecular mechanisms of bacterial degradation of marine polysaccharides

For further information on the conference, abstract submission and registration please visit: http://mimas2018.marine-biotechnologie.de/

Abstracts for the symposium may be submitted until June 30th, 2018. The deadline for early bird registration is June 1st, 2018.

We would be glad to welcome you in Greifswald and hope to spark your interest with the scientific focus of our meeting. Additionally,
we recommend combining your conference participation in Greifswald with a visit to the beautiful islands Rügen (https://www.ruegen.de/) and
Usedom (https://usedom.de/) with their unique and marvellous beaches. 

We are looking forward to meeting you in Greifswald in August 2018.

Rudi Amman, Uwe Bornscheuer, Jan-Hendrik Hehemann, Katharina Riedel, Thomas Schweder (on behalf of the organizing committee)

Today @ucdavis: Prof. Janelle Burke from Howard University “An evolutionary exploration of plant sexual systems”

Janelle Burke from Howard University will be giving the Ecology and Evolution seminar today, 3 May. Her talk is titled,

An evolutionary exploration of plant sexual systems

176 Everson

Thursday 3 May, 4:10pm

Janelle writes,

The Burke Lab specializes in plant systematics and plant evolutionary biology, using two groups, the Polygonaceae (knotweeds) and Melastomataceae (princess flowers), as systems. We utilize phylogenetic methodology as a tool to investigate facets of plant evolution, such as breeding systems, pollination syndromes and morphology. In turn, these data are used to revise taxonomy, the plant classification scheme. Current projects also investigate drivers of speciation, plant/ insect interactions and plant distribution changes in line with climate change projections.



At @UCDavis 5/7: Holly Bik “Biodiversity and Evolution of Microbial Metazoa: Linking Molecules with Morphology i n the –Omics Age”

Integrative Genetics & Genomics Seminar

Holly Bik, PhD, UC Riverside “Biodiversity and Evolution of Microbial Metazoa: Linking Molecules with Morphology in the –Omics Age”

Monday May 7, 12:10PM in Life Sciences 1022

HBik Flyer.pdf

At @UCDavis 5/14: Dr. Emmanuel Saez: Colleges and Intergenerational Income Mobility in America

Got this by email and thought it would be of interest:

Dear UC Davis Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members,

We are delighted to announce that the final Forum in the 2017-2018 season of The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good will take place a few weeks from now on Monday, May 14th. This lecture will feature Dr. Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Saez will focus on a topic of great interest in both higher education and society at large: the potential of a college degree to raise one’s income level. To illuminate this topic, he will present his research data, compiled for each four-year college and university in America, on graduates’ earnings in their early thirties and their parents’ incomes. He will address the following critical questions, among others: Do colleges in America alleviate or worsen income inequalities? Which colleges contribute the most to helping children climb the income ladder? And how can we increase access to such colleges for children from low-income families?

The lecture will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center from 3-4:30 PM, with a reception and light refreshments to follow. This event is free and open to the public, and if you wish to attend, please RSVP using the link below:


Please circulate this email to anyone who you think might be interested in the event.

Emmanuel Saez Final Flyer.pdf

At @UCDavis today: Harris Lewin on “The Earth BioGenome Project”

Today’s Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series will be given by Harris Lewin, Distinguished Professor in Evolution and Ecology here at UC Davis.

His talk, titled "The Earth BioGenome Project" will be today, April 26 at 4:10 in 176 Everson Hall.

​See the recent PNAS paper about the project here: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/04/18/1720115115

At @UCDavis 4/24: The skin microbiome of Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs: population biology and its role in fungal infections and restoration efforts

***** CPB Seminar Reminder for Tuesday, April 24, 4:10pm in 1022 Life Sciences *****

Speaker: Sonia Ghose

Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, Eisen Lab, UC Davis

Title: The skin microbiome of Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs: population biology and its role in fungal infections and restoration efforts

Host: Jonathan Eisen,

The entire CPB Seminar schedule for Spring Quarter 2018 is available here.