Congrats to newly minted “Dr” – Katie Dahlhausen

Congratulations to Katie Dahlhausen (actually, I should write this as “Dr. Katie Dahlhausen”) for finishing her PhD in the Biophysics Graduate Group here at UC Davis.  Her thesis was  entitled “Koala Poop Smells Good: How I Know This and Ways to Increase the Impact of Research Through Education & Outreach”.

Here are some pics / Tweets from her exit seminar and PhD bell ringing ceremony.












Exit Seminar: Katherine Dahlhausen 8/27/19

Exit Seminar: Katherine Dahlhausen

PI: Dr. Jonathan Eisen


Koala Poop Smells Good

How I know this and ways to increase the impact of research through education & outreach


Tuesday, 27th of August

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility Auditorium (Room 1005)

Open to all ages

At @ucdavis 2/1 Dog diversity as a natural experiment in cognitive and behavioral evolution

Got this by email and am posting it.

*See the attached flier for the entire quarter’s seminar schedule.

This week’s Animal Behavior Graduate Group seminar:

Dog diversity as a natural experiment in cognitive and behavioral evolution

Dr. Kevin MacLean
University of Arizona

Friday, February 1st at 12:10 pm in 1150 Hart Hall

Coffee and cookies will be available.

“Dr. Evan MacLean is a biological anthropologist and comparative psychologist with interests in cognitive evolution and the study of animal minds. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2012, and served as Co-Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center from 2012-2016. Dr. MacLean conducts research with diverse species ranging from chimpanzees and bonobos to lemurs and domestic dogs. His work is motivated by questions about what makes the human mind unique, as well as how and why cognition evolves.”

For more information about Dr. MacLean’s research:


Today at @ucdavis: John Ioannidis – Reproducible and Useful Research: Building Trust in our Science

TODAY Dr. John Ioannidis, C. F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at the School of Medicine, Stanford University, will be giving a lecture as part of The UC Davis Forums series. He will be speaking on the topic of "Reproducible and Useful Research: Building Trust in our Science."

The lecture will take place in Ballroom B of the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) from 3 to 4:30 p.m, with a reception and light refreshments to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Please see the attached flyer below for more information, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

John Ioannidis Flyer.pdf

At @UCDavis today: Russell Ligon on “Behavioral Evolution: execution and strategy”




Dr. Russell Ligon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell University

“Behavioral Evolution: execution and strategy”

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2:10pm 1022 Life Sciences Building

Davis Science Café: Moshe Rosenberg “There is Life After Cheddar: The Discovery and Evolution of Cheese”

“There is Life After Cheddar: The Discovery and Evolution of Cheese”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy of the UCD College of Letters and Science

Capital Science Communicators is an association of science, health and technology communicators serving California’s capital region and beyond.

Tomorrow: 2018 Genome Center Halloween Symposium

UC Davis Genome Center


Wednesday, October 31st8:00 am – 3:00 pm, GBSF 1005 and LOBBY

Coffee and refreshments
Pumpkin and Poster set-up; sign-in for Costume contests, Lobby

Primer “What is Epigenomics?” Dr. Janine LaSalle; UC Davis, Associate Director, Genome Center, Professor MMIOpening Remarks, Dr. David Segal; UC Davis, Professor, Genome Center, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine,

Pharmacology, and MIND Institute

Dr. Kelly Frazer; Key Note Lecture
Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, UC San Diego
“Using iPS cells and derived cell types to functionally annotate human genetic variants”

Break; poster and pumpkin viewing

“Epigenomics assays offered in the DNA Technologies Core” – Lutz Froenicke; DNA Technologies Core Manager

“Epigenomic editing technologies” – Henny O’Geen, UC Davis Segal Lab Project Scientist

“Measuring R-loop formation in the human genome using single molecule long read sequencing coupled to bisulfate probing” – Maika Malig, UC Davis IGG Student

“UBE3A in neuronal epigenomic networks” – Jesse Lopez, UC Davis IGG Student“Chromatin Architecture in Tomato” – Alex Mason, UC Davis Postdoctoral Fellow

Lunch Break*
Final voting for Posters, Pumpkin Carving & Best Costume contestants, Lobby

Dr. Steve Jacobsen; Key Note Lecture

Investigator, HHMI, Professor,
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology,
Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UC Los Angeles

“DNA methylation in Arabidopsis”
Closing remarks; Announcement of Raffle, Poster & Contest Winners 1

2018 GC Flyer.pdf

At @ucdavis today: Dr. Alison Rabosky “The origin & evolution of sociality in lizards: Kin, fitness, & parasites”

The origin and evolution of sociality in lizards:
Kin, fitness, and parasites

Dr. Alison Rabosky

University of Michigan

Friday, October 19th at 12:10 pm in 1150 Hart Hall

Coffee and cookies will be available.

Dr. Alison Rabosky is especially interested in understanding the origin and stability of novel phenotypes in nature, utilizing interdisciplinary approaches that draw from ecological physiology, behavioral ecology, functional genomics, and macroevolutionary comparative analysis. For more information, visit: